Justarider I think quadding would only be required to Laverton or Williams Landing if Geelong went through Metro 2.yeah nar, @John E
I'm not sold on the idea of an underground station being built at Newport because of:
- lack of space
- liklely very high cost
- limited benefit as an interchange (very few pax from Williamston and Altona would likely change).
I see Laverton serving as almost as good an interchange.
Geelong train could follow metro train as long as they can speed up the Metro train to 120k's an hour there would minimal time lost for Geelong pax compared to Quadding to Newport.
lets not get ahead of ouselves with minor detail.
My point is MM2 is twice as complex in scope and distance as MM1, and will be very expensive.
By the time any govt looks to detail design, the landscape will be very different - MM1 running, western SRL scoped and partially done, sparks a lot further out. Who knows, maybe 1/2 of Melbourne will be working from home on the Gold Coast.