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Posted 06 Nov 2019 19:45 in Victoria by SamTheMan79

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The more (or less) I see from Government (both State & Federal) the more I think the Geelong line will retain V/Locities, be quadded from Wyndham Vale to Sunshine with peak services express from Lara  ...

Since 2004 we've basically had a full line rebuild between Corio & Werribee (RFR) and Manor Junction and Southern Cross (RRL) at a cost of how many billion??

Now the Federal Coalition propose to s ...

Posted 22 Mar 2019 08:06 in Victoria by SamTheMan79

I didn't really know where to post this and thought this sightings thread was probably the most appropriate.

Last night whilst driving home I notice 2 x 3VL going through the car wash at Geelong. N ...

Posted 13 Mar 2019 10:14 in Victoria by SamTheMan79

A mate works for GrainCorp here in Geelong as a Supervisor. Any grain's that are stored out there are meeting domestic use for bread, flour, beer etc. and that's about it. No trains for a while to the ...

[quote=kuldalai][quote][quote][url=https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/update-on-the-victorian-regional-rail-revival/]Update on the Victorian Regional Rail Revival

Completion dates:

Ballarat 2019

Warrna ...

That's like digging up an article from last week and asking whether Trump will still get the wall built.

C'mon Brian, you're better than that...

This happened over a week ago, it's not even current news.

The alleged offender has been arrested and is due to face court.

[quote=trainbrain][quote]Geelong rail commuters want a reliable and efficient service, every 20 mins in suffciient, Master Frankenstein has put fwd good comments and tells it the way it is and should ...

Posted 06 Oct 2018 10:21 in Victoria by SamTheMan79

Yesterday's 15:50 Southern Cross to South Geelong terminated at Corio due to the conductor being left on the platform at Lara....

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I wouldn't be surprised if there were 4 new platforms, all underground at Southern Cross for MARL & MM2.

[quote=Carnot]Looking at the map diagrams - it basically follow the alignment of the current goods line from Nth Melb to Tottenham. So a tunnel under the Maribynong River and also the Bunbury St tunn ...

Posted 16 Sep 2018 10:52 in Victoria by SamTheMan79

Sounds like the failure to build the Waurn Ponds stabling & maintenance facility (budgeted in 2015) is really starting to hurt V/Line.

A couple of things in play with this one though.

From wha ...

[quote=justarider][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]The substantial problem with light-rail is being Standard Guage,[/quote]

Uh-oh spaghettio...[/quote]build it as 5,3. Problem Solved[/quote]Doesn't ...

A few observations and comments from a Geelong local and commuter-

Prior to the last State election I saw a consultants report for a new duplicated Geelong tunnel. The northern portal was to the we ...

Posted 11 Aug 2018 14:49 in Victoria by SamTheMan79

This is the unit that was involved in an electrical fire at Seymour in 2016.

Can someone confirm if this has returned to service since?

Posted 12 Jun 2018 07:39 in Victoria by SamTheMan79

[quote=SamTheMan79][quote]From some of the works that I have seen, it appears that they are extending the platforms at North Geelong and have installed a new set of points just North of the station.

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Posted 10 Jun 2018 17:51 in Victoria by SamTheMan79

[quote=Jack Le Lievre]From some of the works that I have seen, it appears that they are extending the platforms at North Geelong and have installed a new set of points just North of the station.

It ...

[quote=potatoinmymouth]Incidentally I notice the next order of Vlos (80 and above maybe?) will be limited by a software change to 650hp, for fuel economy reasons. So whatever their current performance ...

Something I drew up in 2011- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1k-cMYR0ArTU7B8uNV0eSbRDsPL1BvMRs

The old route to Geelong via Werribee had Geelong station at the 74km post. For a 15min service a tra ...

Posted 27 Apr 2018 21:47 in Victoria by SamTheMan79

https://twitter.com/vline_geelong/status/989752185549279234
bevans
"Training Requirements" has been the excuse all day.

[quote=bevans]Taking a step back and thinking this through I am now of the opinion this is a terrible outcome for passengers and a clear demonstration the current management at V/Line are with or unwi ...

Posted 26 Mar 2018 10:00 in Victoria by SamTheMan79

[quote=BrentonGolding][quote][quote]On another note - bustitutions due to "Staff Sickness" (code for "we don't have enough staff and they currently have overtime bans in place") are becoming epidemic ...

Posted 17 Mar 2018 17:48 in Victoria by SamTheMan79

I've been catching the 07:13 South Geelong - Southern Cross of late which is scheduled to arrive into P15 at 08:20. Quite regularly it arrives up to 5 minutes early owing to getting a clear run from t ...

How does the lack of shunting facilities at Dynon Yard affect the passenger service?
MetroFemme
I hope someone here can shed some light as all I have been told by V/Line social media & o ...
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