Leongatha to Nyora Rail Line to be dismantled by Daniel Andrews

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 29 Feb 2020 15:02
  justarider Chief Commissioner

Location: Free at last, free at last
I am starting to smell corruption here in this matter. How would an un-elected council who is only in an administrative capacity until the new council is elected make decisions and fund the removal of the rail line?

https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/stop-the-destruction-of-the-south-gippsland-railway-line-under-the-unelected-council
Woo @bevans fightin words there.

"corruption" "un-elected"

all based upon a vitriolic rant from an anonymous ginger page on farcebook. Just because somebody says it, don't make it true.

The tourist train group had a red hot go at it, with a lot of public funds, and FAILED. Move on with a project that has good precedent of success.

cheers
John

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  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
You can dig up a thread from 2015 about the situation In the Tourist and Presentation column.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
I am starting to smell corruption here in this matter. How would an un-elected council who is only in an administrative capacity until the new council is elected make decisions and fund the removal of the rail line?

https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/stop-the-destruction-of-the-south-gippsland-railway-line-under-the-unelected-council
bevans
Again, what would propose instead?
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

It's no different to the old Healesville line, where we now have (with considerable Council assistance) an excellent cycling/walking track to Yering (with the promise of more to come).  This line was equally as degraded/unusable/unrestorable as was Nyora-Leongatha, but not a word of protest about the tracks being ripped up, although in terms of potential use, Healesville has a larger population than Leongatha.  (About 6,600 and 5,200 respectively, according to the 2016 census.)

Where a railway line ceases to be viable and is closed, conversion to a rail trail is one of the best alternatives for future use, and it should be done promptly, before the corridor is compromised in some way (e.g. Mt Lilydale College on the Warburton trail).

There is an old saying "use it or lose it".  One wonders if passenger numbers had been much greater, whether the Leongatha line (or Healesville for that matter) would have overcome their physical difficulties and survived.
Lad_Porter
honerstly..............misinformation.................the rail trail around the back of Mt Lilydale College was never compromised, the land was returned to its original owners that had the land prior to the Warburton Line being built....................
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

It's no different to the old Healesville line, where we now have (with considerable Council assistance) an excellent cycling/walking track to Yering (with the promise of more to come).  This line was equally as degraded/unusable/unrestorable as was Nyora-Leongatha, but not a word of protest about the tracks being ripped up, although in terms of potential use, Healesville has a larger population than Leongatha.  (About 6,600 and 5,200 respectively, according to the 2016 census.)

Where a railway line ceases to be viable and is closed, conversion to a rail trail is one of the best alternatives for future use, and it should be done promptly, before the corridor is compromised in some way (e.g. Mt Lilydale College on the Warburton trail).

There is an old saying "use it or lose it".  One wonders if passenger numbers had been much greater, whether the Leongatha line (or Healesville for that matter) would have overcome their physical difficulties and survived.
honerstly..............misinformation.................the rail trail around the back of Mt Lilydale College was never compromised, the land was returned to its original owners that had the land prior to the Warburton Line being built....................
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
I am starting to smell corruption here in this matter. How would an un-elected council who is only in an administrative capacity until the new council is elected make decisions and fund the removal of the rail line?

https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/stop-the-destruction-of-the-south-gippsland-railway-line-under-the-unelected-council
bevans
I now lump this South Gippy group in with the Rail Revival Aliance, a bunch of gunzels who live nowhere in the area wanting trains back they'll use maybe once a decade.

Oh, that and they're all talk and no substance, with nothing to show they'd actually have the money and or knowhow to do it.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
I am starting to smell corruption here in this matter. How would an un-elected council who is only in an administrative capacity until the new council is elected make decisions and fund the removal of the rail line?

https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/stop-the-destruction-of-the-south-gippsland-railway-line-under-the-unelected-council
bevans
How does this rubbish actually qualify as news.

"Ripping up these publicly-owned tracks would permanently destroy the train line, making the return of much-needed public rail transport far more difficult and expensive."

Rolling Eyes wouldn't having all the old track ripped up simplify building their new passenger bursting train line. All this bullcrap being written and people are going off the plant about it.....hate to see some of these charac