'Visionary': The new plan for a Canberra to Eden railway line

 

News article: 'Visionary': The new plan for a Canberra to Eden railway line

A concept plan for a Canberra to Eden railway line has been labelled "visionary", and something that would allow the capital to unlock the potential of "relatively isolated" areas in south-east Australia and become the region's freight hub.

  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
This cruise ship furphy cracks me up...

So what if cruise ships come into Twofold Bay? They can go bush via bus... the bus can take them places the trains cannot. Are you going build a light rail line to Boydtown or Green Cape? Or for those who want to go up Imlay why not build a funicular?

Someone is sitting back & having a good laugh that this proposal is even getting discussed. It proves how many of us are bored and how a few are so gullible.

If those cruise ship passengers did want to fly out why would they go to Canberra? Any ship will also go to Sydney & Melbourne- they would disembark there.

And I'm sure Rex has capacity on its Merimbula flights...
is there anywhere in this country where rail benefits because of Cruise ships?

I know DVR used to have the odd charter, but that stopped years before the line was closed to the city.

Cairns-KSR maybe the only one that sees significant impact because of Cruise ships.
Circular Quay does a roaring trade...
ivahri
Ok yes, was referring to steam variety more though

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  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
I know DVR used to have the odd charter, but that stopped years before the line was closed to the city.
RTT_Rules
Incorrect. DVR tried for years to crack into the tightly controlled cruise ship market, without success until 2005. As soon as DVR finally got the rights to access cruise ships, P.N. did its dummy spit with the state Govt over track maintenance (P.N. didn't want to do any) and with excuses about 'liability' pulled DVR's access to the D.V. Line just before the first cruise ship charter ran. So no, DVR never got to run any cruise ship charters. Got the long wished for access to cruise ships only to lose track access in one big foul swoop.

Cruise ships even more now, than before, figure highly in DVR's long range business plan forecasts.

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