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Posted 17 Oct 2019 20:00 in Melbourne suburban by Carnot

Another day, another dose of not answering questions in Vic Parliament:

V/LINE SERVICES

Ms RYAN (Euroa) (11:02): My question is to the Minister for Public Transport. Customer sa ...

Posted 17 Oct 2019 13:05 in Queensland by Carnot

PN might get the gig:

[url=https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-17/inside-adanis-plans-to-haul-coal-from-carmichael-to-the-coast/11608930]https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-17/inside-adanis-plans-to- ...

Posted 17 Oct 2019 12:46 in The Lounge by Carnot

Posted 17 Oct 2019 12:32 in Victoria by Carnot

I found this nugget in V/line's just released Annual Report (pg 121):

"V/Line is currently managing issues associated with planning permit requirements for vegetation impacts of the Murray Basin Pr ...

I had to laugh at this stuff-up by Tesla:

[url=https://jalopnik.com/worst-case-scenario-for-older-teslas-coming-to-fruition-1839105865]https://jalopnik.com/worst-case-scenario-for-older-teslas-coming ...

It doesn't help that:

1) The HCMT project is running 12 months late.

2) Barely any new Metro services introduced on Werribee line after the RRL was opened, and

3) Nothing happening to increase capa ...

Geelong Regional Alliance is lobbying the Feds to include Avalon Airport in any High speed rail project too:

[url=https://www.g21.com.au/avalon-airport]https://www.g21.com.au/avalon-airport

It mig ...

Posted 17 Oct 2019 09:22 in Melbourne suburban by Carnot

[quote=True Believers]Did Minister Allan really bring those airline tickets props from the Napthine government?[/quote]Yes.

[color=#14171a][size=2][font=Segoe UI", Arial, sans-serif]https://twitter.c ...

Posted 17 Oct 2019 04:58 in Melbourne suburban by Carnot

Reading Hansard from yesterday, it's pretty obvious Jacinta is avoiding the question:

AIRPORT RAIL LINK

Mr M O’BRIEN (Malvern—Leader of the Opposition) (11:18): My question is to the Minister  ...

Talking of range phobia - I have a relative who has a horror story about being stranded many km away from home and had to rely on a close friend to pick her up in his EV at short notice.

Halfway th ...

Posted 16 Oct 2019 14:43 in Victoria by Carnot

[quote=james.au][quote][quote]The ultima freight was supposed to be an SG train. So it would like that track section to be converted.[/quote]Boxes from Ultima are export and Appleton,Swanson and Victo ...

Posted 16 Oct 2019 14:24 in Melbourne suburban by Carnot

Perhaps MM1 should've been a tunnel all the way to West Footscray to kill two birds with one stone, given that Footscray Stn will be a big choke point without a separate MARL line?

Posted 16 Oct 2019 11:54 in Victoria by Carnot

[quote=BigShunter][quote]Ultima freight is running twice a week and might even ramp up to three.

BG grain will pick up a lot this harvest too.

As I said earlier - just SG Maryborough to Gheringh ...

Posted 16 Oct 2019 11:34 in Melbourne suburban by Carnot

Hansard from Vic State Parliament today should be an interesting read:

[color=#14171a][size=2][font=Segoe UI", Arial, sans-serif]https://twitter.com/andrew_lund/status/1184263656143327233[/font][/s ...

Posted 16 Oct 2019 09:50 in Melbourne suburban by Carnot

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote][quote]Think Gauntlet track.[/quote]Hmmm, interesting.... . From an engineering perspective gauntlet would certainly work.

There would be 25% extra rail needed (compared to D ...

Posted 16 Oct 2019 09:42 in Victoria by Carnot

The ultima freight was supposed to be an SG train. So it would like that track section to be converted.
james.au
That was certainly the original intent.  Dual gauge sleepers have even be ...

Posted 16 Oct 2019 07:15 in Victoria by Carnot

Ultima freight is running twice a week and might even ramp up to three.

BG grain will pick up a lot this harvest too.

As I said earlier - just SG Maryborough to Gheringhap and reopen Inglewood t ...

Posted 15 Oct 2019 16:24 in The Lounge by Carnot

[quote=bevans][url=https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2019/10/15/scott-morrison-drought/]https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2019/10/15/scott-morrison-drought/ under the pump on the Alan Jo ...

The detailed business plan from the State Govt isn't expected until next year.  Probably not much point discussing the finer details and costings until then.

There's a big difference between back o ...

Posted 15 Oct 2019 14:09 in General by Carnot

[quote=The Vinelander][quote]I saw this on Overclockers

[img]https://www.overclockers.com.au/pic.php?pic=images/newspics/11oct19/35.jpg[/img]

Disclaimer: I haven't traveled enough to con ...

Posted 15 Oct 2019 11:43 in Melbourne suburban by Carnot

[quote=Dangersdan707][quote][quote][quote][quote]Federales pressing for tunnel to Sunshine for MARL:

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/going-underground-federal-government-lobbies-andrews ...

Posted 15 Oct 2019 10:19 in Melbourne suburban by Carnot

[quote=chomper][quote][quote]Federales pressing for tunnel to Sunshine for MARL:

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/going-underground-federal-government-lobbies-andrews-to-sign-up-for-airp ...

Posted 15 Oct 2019 10:03 in Melbourne suburban by Carnot

The Transurban traffic sewer (aka Westgate tunnel) contract probably has clauses to the effect that any congestion charge in the city would result in Transurban being compensated many $$$ millions out ...

Posted 14 Oct 2019 10:08 in The Lounge by Carnot

[quote=nswtrains][quote]I agree with their cause. But their hypocrisy and idiocy is telling, and they're in bed with the Communists and other assorted nutters. That will backfire.

Meanwhile, the ...

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