Rail Revival Study: Geelong - Ballarat - Bendigo

 
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

The bus timetable has to improve to at least hourly to do that...then...years down the track the train could become an option to discuss.
The Vinelander

Spot on Mike - let’s prove a regular service can work before we start to ponder how many millions we can blow on making it a choo choo.

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  ptvcommuter Train Controller

The bus timetable has to improve to at least hourly to do that...then...years down the track the train could become an option to discuss.
The Vinelander


People don’t like taking coaches. Build the line and they will come
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

The bus timetable has to improve to at least hourly to do that...then...years down the track the train could become an option to discuss.


People don’t like taking coaches. Build the line and they will come
ptvcommuter
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  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland


People don’t like taking coaches. Build the line and they will come
ptvcommuter
Hasn't happened with the Ballarat - Maryborough rail service !

Still not much more than an empty car movement.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line

People don’t like taking coaches. Build the line and they will comeHasn't happened with the Ballarat - Maryborough rail service !

Still not much more than an empty car movement.
Nightfire

Maryborough - Ballarat is growing, however slowly.

A good comparitor, Echuca - Bendigo is very popular so it's difficult to work out the reasons why, except perhaps that Echuca's population is around 5,000 more than Maryborough.

Mike.
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner


People don’t like taking coaches. Build the line and they will comeHasn't happened with the Ballarat - Maryborough rail service !

Still not much more than an empty car movement.
Maryborough - Ballarat is growing, however slowly.

A good comparitor, Echuca - Bendigo is very popular so it's difficult to work out the reasons why, except perhaps that Echuca's population is around 5,000 more than Maryborough.

Mike.
The Vinelander
Oh dear, you've pressed the Vinelander button!

As you're always reminding us Mike, state borders don't affect how people travel, so if we consider Echuca/Moama as a single settlement - which it is - that's 20,000, a population base nearly three times greater than Maryborough.

Nevertheless, I'm sure the Clunes suburban service will have a drastic impact on patronage there. Laughing
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line

People don’t like taking coaches. Build the line and they will comeHasn't happened with the Ballarat - Maryborough rail service !

Still not much more than an empty car movement.
Maryborough - Ballarat is growing, however slowly.

A good comparitor, Echuca - Bendigo is very popular so it's difficult to work out the reasons why, except perhaps that Echuca's population is around 5,000 more than Maryborough.

Mike.Oh dear, you've pressed the Vinelander button!

As you're always reminding us Mike, state borders don't affect how people travel, so if we consider Echuca/Moama as a single settlement - which it is - that's 20,000, a population base nearly three times greater than Maryborough.

Nevertheless, I'm sure the Clunes suburban service will have a drastic impact on patronage there. Laughing
potatoinmymouth

Settle down PIMM...lest I throw another Mildura report at you... Smile

Actually Clunes is very busy sometimes.

Last year when I went to Talbot for the day...as one does on the Booktown weekend, I counted at least 50 pax that joined my special train at Clunes.

Mike.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Actually Clunes is very busy sometimes.

Last year when I went to Talbot for the day...as one does on the Booktown weekend, I counted at least 50 pax that joined my special train at Clunes.
"The Vinelander"

For "sometimes" read "once a year."
After, ". . . 50 pax that joined my special train at Clunes" add " I wonder how many would join a train at Clunes if there wasn't a special event taking place."
  justarider Chief Commissioner

Location: Free at last, free at last
Actually Clunes is very busy sometimes.

Last year when I went to Talbot for the day...as one does on the Booktown weekend, I counted at least 50 pax that joined my special train at Clunes.

For "sometimes" read "once a year."
After, ". . . 50 pax that joined my special train at Clunes" add " I wonder how many would join a train at Clunes if there wasn't a special event taking place."
Valvegear
and.. special trains are great for special events. The availability of a track to service them is a bonus to be treasured.
That's no way the same as a regular service.

cheers
John
  TOQ-1