Underground Domain station to improve rail travel, reduce tram load

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
THE Public Transport Users Association said Labor's transport alternative falls short of solving Melbourne's transport woes, but delivers some benefits for Stonnington residents.

Last Tuesday Labor announced Project 10,000 - the transport policy it will take to the next election, committing itself to the construction of the Melbourne Metro Rail project.

The project involves a doubling in size of the City Loop, connecting the Sunbury rail line at South Kensington to the Dandenong rail corridor at South Yarra.

It also includes the construction of five new underground stations, two in the CBD, at Arden, Parkville and Domain.
Underground Domain station to improve rail travel, reduce tram load


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Would this not have been included in the Melbourne Metro Tunnel which Labour have not agreed to complete just partially fund.

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Brian

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  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
"On the downside, it does not actually provide service to any parts of Melbourne that lack good public transport currently"

One of the biggest pitfalls of the project other then extreme cost.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I tend to agree, but as someone who works on st kilda road this tunnel is very much needed as now, not in 20 years.  Most afternoons in peak one cannot get onto a tram heading to the city and must be forced to wait for 4 or 5 trams to pass before one stops and you are able to cram yourself on.  The journey itself is far too slow and the tracks a slewed in parts making the journey rough if you are standing.

A rail solution down "the guts" of st kilda road is the only way forward. The tram network was never designed for long distance travel nor large a large amount of people or even a substitute for heavy rail. The europeans already know this and this is why they are now building underground metro services.

Regards
Brian
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
A lot of European Cities Metro's / U Bahns / Undergrounds replaced slow on street trams, Paris Is one of the best examples.

There Is a law In the City / State of Wien that trams are not permitted on a route served by a U Bahn, so the U Bahn network has Increased, but at the expense of the tram network.
  Simbera Train Controller

Yes, it overwhelmingly improves things in areas already well-served by public transport, but those areas are at or above capacity and are only going to grow.

I'm all for other improvements in more outlying areas, but let's not try to pretend Melbourne Metro isn't needed as well.

To my mind the plan as a whole is a good first step. Yes, they need to do a lot of work as far as improving outer areas (both in terms of upgrading existing lines and building new ones) but both Melbourne Metro and the removal of level crossings are necessary steps towards that goal. It's getting to the point where we just can't cram more services into the system without both those constraints being eliminated.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Yes, it overwhelmingly improves things in areas already well-served by public transport, but those areas are at or above capacity and are only going to grow.

I'm all for other improvements in more outlying areas, but let's not try to pretend Melbourne Metro isn't needed as well.

To my mind the plan as a whole is a good first step. Yes, they need to do a lot of work as far as improving outer areas (both in terms of upgrading existing lines and building new ones) but both Melbourne Metro and the removal of level crossings are necessary steps towards that goal. It's getting to the point where we just can't cram more services into the system without both those constraints being eliminated.
Simbera
Not to mention the single track sections on some lines.

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