Waiting for the train in vain: Commuters fear promised new tracks a long way off

 

News article: Waiting for the train in vain: Commuters fear promised new tracks a long way off

Lyn and Shiral can wait up to 40 minutes for a train to the city in the morning.

  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
That line has had nothing spent on it for years since the feds reopened the line to the current terminus.

Waiting for the train in vain: Commuters fear promised new tracks a long way off

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  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

https://Railpage.com.au/f-t11386105.htm
Let's keep it to one thread.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
40 minutes does seem like a long time to wait for a train to the city on a weekday?
  justarider Chief Train Controller

Location: Stuck on VR and hoping for better.
That line has had nothing spent on it for years since the feds reopened the line to the current terminus.

Waiting for the train in vain: Commuters fear promised new tracks a long way off
8077
utter rubbish !

Level Crossing Authority duplicated the track to Greens Road last year.
Lynbrook Station built 2012 is double track.
Both of these greatly increased the track capacity, although not as good as a full duplication will do.

Morning peak 6-7am is 4TPH, sadly only 3TPH after that.
It's a capacity problem at Dandenong that hopefully MM1 will  fix.

It's only a 13 minute run, so with passing half way, in theory a Cranbourne train each 8 minutes is possible (however unlikely).
But Dandenong today couldn't handle it.
Maybe shuttles like late night, IF the platforms could handle it during peak - probably not.

Waiting 40 minutes for a train (AFTER a cancellation) is sad anywhere.
Belgrave,Lilydale,Upfield,Williamstown etc.etc can all cop it some times.
Cranbourne is no different - a beat up.

When 10 minute frequency (off-peak) becomes the norm everywhere, then Cranbourne should be included:
hence Cranbourne duplication, MM1 and Dandenong Quad are on the plans sometime.

cheers
John

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