This is how a Melbourne's public transport could look in 2050 - The Age

 

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  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/what-melbourne-s-public-transport-could-look-like-by-2050-according-to-the-experts-20180906-p5026z.html
The Vinelander
interesting, Light rail orbital line, why not do both in an ideal world and of course the gauge issue
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Light rail over that distance is simply stupid.  The world is getting faster and faster and people want to get between A and B in the smallest amount of time.This is just stupid. Nothing on rails can replace the capacity and speed of heavy rail.

This state is still in trouble.
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

I don’t even know where to begin with this.

It’s like John Hearsch spilt his spaghetti on a map of Melbourne and got sick of heavy rail.

The construction disruption would be enormous. The operational complexity would be nothing short of inane.

I don’t understand how this has come out of the same mob that has presented logical, staged upgrades and extensions to existing networks.
  Radioman Chief Train Controller

I don’t even know where to begin with this.

It’s like John Hearsch spilt his spaghetti on a map of Melbourne and got sick of heavy rail.

The construction disruption would be enormous. The operational complexity would be nothing short of inane.

I don’t understand how this has come out of the same mob that has presented logical, staged upgrades and extensions to existing networks.
Hello All,

the RFI proposed Light Rail / Tram extensions are actually the cheapest upgrade of all the rail proposals, a significant increase in connectivity is achieved by a series of relatively short connections and extensions, most under 1km in length , which allow for a significant increase in capacity.

Any construction project causes delays , so would you prefer not to do it instead ?

Also bear in mind that there will be no future new roads ( except some extensions ) as there is no room to do so , short of mass compulsory acquisition and demolition, which I do not expect to see due to cost and community opposition.

Speaking of mass reconstruction; all those road bridges built in the 1950s and 1960s are approaching replacement time , most bridges have a lifespan of 50-90 years ( with some exceptions ), and road traffic weights and density are double those of that period, so how much disruption do you reckon that will cause ?

What is not realised is that trams can actually move a significant number of people over a short to middle distance almost as quick as a train. An example of this is Glenhuntly to Flinders St either by railway or tramway will get you to Flinders St within 10 minutes of each other, as I found out when a dead train caused me to travel to work via the tram from Glenhuntly, and even though I rang thru to advise of my late arrival I actually managed to walk in the door right on start time !

Regards, Radioman

( PS ) the tram plan has taken almost two years of hard graft , and mass consultation with Yarra Trams and Local Government to get to this point , and the Full Report (  approx 300 pp ) will be published in the next few months, and will be fully costed. )
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
LR average speed is around 20-25km/h, HR is closer to 60km/h, hence more than about 10km and you want to catch the train, not tram.

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