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If the aim. Is to get people to Monash Uni quickly then a tram from huntingdale. Is the going to the most efficient for students.   How the tram gets there either by north road or Dandenong road would ...

If the aim. Is to get people to Monash Uni quickly then a tram from huntingdale. Is the going to the most efficient for students.   How the tram gets there either by north road or Dandenong road would ...

I  would  like  port  melbourne  tram  terminus  changed  to  a  european  turning  circle  going  over  the  road  along  green  grass  strip  and  then  coming back  on the  other  green  strip.  My ...

Posted 21 Jun 2014 19:29 in Tasmania by Phillip

Is this the end of trains into Hobart ?

yes it is

there is a story in the Tasmanian Times that confirms trains will finish at the Brighton hub except for the paper train ...


The final stop at the corner of Collins & Bourke Sts is coming together, it's an island stop with 2 terminating tracks behind a scissors crossover, about ~100m beyond the existing ...

Posted 25 Apr 2012 17:24 in Victoria by Phillip

I traveled on the evening service to Albury last Friday - the train crawled all the way to Broadmeadows - took 50 minutes - had to wait for XPT ( at Airport West) - couldn't understand this because th ...

Posted 29 Nov 2011 20:58 in Trams and Light Rail by Phillip

Are Sydney's trams low floor and how do they compare in ride with Melbourne's low floor trams?

The quality of the the tram makeovers to Z, A and B classes is cheap and not lasting.

The paintwork inside looks like its been done by an amateur without any consideration as to whether it will la ...

The extension along Footscray Road will eventually go as far as costco and be serviced by route 30

Apologies - tram 46 (body only) has been restored. I was relying on a photo taken by my father in Hobart

The double decker tram in the Tas transport museum is number 46

There is a restored double decker tram in the Tasmanian Transport Museum. The museum in next to the railway line in Glenorchy (about 8 km north of Hobart city centre).

Posted 04 May 2009 08:03 in Tasmania by Phillip

I visited Tasmania last weekend and noticed the derwent valley line had been cleared of vegetation beyond New Norfolk. The track looked in reasonable condition, probably not good enough for commercial ...

I have heard that tram tracks are currently been laid on the Collins Street extension. Can anyone confirm how far the tram tracks have progressed?

Has anyone got some ideas on a better route for Vline trains travelling from SC to Richmond Station?    

The original route after SC was redeveloped: - Vline trains left from Platform 8 South and ...

Posted 07 Mar 2008 22:44 in Victoria by Phillip

Posted 06 Mar 2008 18:58 in Victoria by Phillip

I tried to booked a train from Melbourne to Warrnabool and was told the train there was only one seat available.  I then tried to booked the train from Geelong to Warrnabool - was told only one seat w ...

Posted 03 Sep 2007 10:48 in Victoria by Phillip

I have emailed the state govt DOI on two occasions for the state of play on their scoping study - no reply.  So I would say reintroduction to commercial passenger trains is a dead issue!

Posted 13 Aug 2007 20:16 in Tasmania by Phillip

There was an article on tonight's7.30 report of a new ore mine at Zeehan.  Has anyone heard whether the rail line will extended from Melba to Zeehan?

Just seem logical!

The other problem with the velocity trains is the lack of leg room.  The seats facing each other have less room than a B class tram!.

The is one of the reasons I like travelling 1st class if the op ...

Posted 23 Oct 2006 10:57 in Victoria by Phillip

Travelled on the Echuca train service last Friday night  - the service took just under an hour(best guess about 56 minutes) .  This was made possible because the train was running late all the way to  ...

For what it is worth I received this DOI reply to my email today - I will asked then to advise when they expect the study to be complete is it May 2007 ( I fully realise that it shouldn't take 2 years ...

Posted 22 Mar 2006 11:07 in Tasmania by Phillip

what a shame I went on this trip about 2 year2 ago. was so impressed came back for another trip to Ross.

Left a message with the Minister of Tourism urging them to look after this wonderful DW line ...

Posted 21 Mar 2006 22:29 in Tasmania by Phillip

With the new Tassie railway financial deal in the bag, has anyone heard whether the Derwent Valley Tourist Valley Railway will recommence operation?

Posted 17 Mar 2006 19:52 in Victoria by Phillip

Does nay one know the latest with the return of passenger trains to Mildura and Leongatha

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