Hopefully this would mean Labor would actually fast-track plans for Clyde rail. They have been slow to address this. It's like Mernda rail announcements back in 2014.
Would also be expecting a similar announcement?
Stabling facilities are provided at Cranbourne for 6 trains, the rest would come from Dandenong.Worth popping in the election thread, too. That's arguably the first "real" PT promise from Guy.
This is a real promise and does not constitute a study as appears already costed.
What is the situation with stabling on the Cranbourne/clyde line?
Is this done at Dandenong?
Hopefully this would mean Labor would actually fast-track plans for Clyde rail. They have been slow to address this. It's like Mernda rail announcements back in 2014.Perhaps one difference is the organised and long-running grass roots lobbying campaign to get Mernda built - first campaigning for the South Morang extension and then once that was funded, moving both major parties from a position of 'no plan for Mernda' to 'Mernda by 2030' to 'Mernda by next election'... in the space of 5 years.
Rail under road, what happens to the stabling access at Cranbourne station if the rail line is sunk and a new cranborune station is build in a trench? Give up on that pretty new and expensive stabling yard and make a new one out in clyde for the HCMTs?Yep move the Cranbourne stabling yards to a proper facility at Clyde.
Also, this does not include duplication of track between Dandenong and Cranbourne so probably no service increase. Just point scoring in my eyes.
Does this promise include duplication all the way from Dandenong?No.
Only a dual track line after Cranbourne station on the new extension. Duplication works would (in this liberal plan) take place 5-7 years later and no doubt require shutdowns along the line to do those works.That is just completely beyond the pale. Here I was thinking "finally, there might be a reasonable alternative for the Transport vote this November" and then I read this.
A track all the way to Koo Wee Rup would be a step way too far for Mr Guy to swallow.
However, the Clyde station could need an extension called CLYDE EAST. Located approx the corner of Station st and C421.
Lets campaign for the new line to Clyde East.
I really detest the half-arsed way Matthew Guy seems to be going about his Public transport policies.The Libs have NO IDEA about proper transport planning . Labor has made some mistakes and perhaps not built projects to their full potential but at least they follow a coherent plan , not a hotchpotch like the libs seem to do !
He just keeps reminding us of the terrible job they did the last time they were running the state.
I'm not saying Daniel Andrews is brilliant by the way, just that every public transport policy coming from Matthew Guy seems to be massively underdone.
Rail under road, what happens to the stabling access at Cranbourne station if the rail line is sunk and a new cranborune station is build in a trench? Give up on that pretty new and expensive stabling yard and make a new one out in clyde for the HCMTs?Not necessarily, when the Epping line was extended under Cooper St, the existing maintenance & stabling was unaffected (in fact, stabling was extended over the top of the former station building). Just build a retaining wall in between the ground-level stabling, and the rail-under dive.
As for Koo Wee Rup. Its a bit harsh calling it swamp. Been to land sales in Clyde North ? (aka Berwick Waters)Fine, will 'agriculturally oriented wetlands' suffice? I can't tell what smells worse around that part of the world, the asparagus or the bulldust sprinkled through the development brochures...
KWR is picturesque waterviews with abundant lakes and nearby sandy beaches. The brouchers for Clyde East will be out in the next year or so.