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Could be useful as a donation to Emergency Services for practicing drills on, depending on what the issues with it actually are.

[quote=Lockie91]Consultation has started for Glen Huntley removals.

Of insert is the acquisition of nine properties near Queens Ave & Neerim Road to facilitate a trench that contains 4 tracks, one ...

[quote=justarider][quote]They seem to have a hatred of inner city level crossing removals, kensington, macaulay, burnley and kooyong all still have their gates down 4 years after the first was removed ...

Posted 26 Oct 2020 21:00 in Melbourne suburban by TOQ-1

[quote=LeroyW]A new Sunshine "superstation" hmm...

There's not a whole lot of room to work with in the corridoor, but I wonder if they do something like move the SG track further East (eat some carpa ...

Posted 23 Oct 2020 13:51 in Victoria by TOQ-1

[quote=Galron][quote]Would the velocity long distance deeding on SG be suitable for a Portland service even with track speed and eight restrictions on the line ?[/quote]Would liketly be as suitable as ...

Interesting (or maybe more telling) that there has not been a media release from Regional Rail Revival about the Ballarat Line Upgrade since 1 December 2019 when they announced Cobblebank station open ...

Looking at a project like Crossrail in London, the physical tunnels are the "easy" part of the construction process - the real dangers to delays come from station and services fit outs and things like ...

Jacinta just mentioned that the Upfield LX crossing upgrades will open early on Nov 2.
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I believe it's line reopening on Nov 2, with trains running express through Moreland and Cob ...

Given they are now well aware of managing public backlash from the CD9 and the Ormond "Skytower" upset, I assume both LXRP and the council are quite prepared to get ahead of the game and listen to eac ...

[quote=DirtyBallast]

Interesting from the detailed list in the link that $447m is proposed for 'Gippsland Line Rail Upgrade' but the location is not Gippsland at all, but S.E. Melbourne. WTF does tha ...

That Alstom employees in Ballarat have been seconded to Bombardier to work on Vlocity maintenance, which shows that there is some commitment from Government to keep Alstom ticking along long enough un ...

I think primarily peak demand will be greatly reduced, but demand over the day and into the evening will increase overall.

People will still have to travel into the office at various points during ...

Posted 30 Sep 2020 12:05 in Victoria by TOQ-1

[quote=railblogger][quote][quote]I assume one 2 (?) car set still runs one of the evening Down Kyneton services stabling overnight (along with a 3 car Velosette) and running an Up AM service to Southe ...

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Of course the remedy to this is the city loop untangling post MM1 to turn platforms 2 and 3 in the loop to a running pair Nth Melb ...

Posted 26 Sep 2020 12:57 in Victoria by TOQ-1

[quote=The Vinelander][quote]I am pretty sure that the "Modern Catering Facility" is just media spin from the department to make it sound like these new trains offer something that is significantly be ...

Posted 24 Sep 2020 18:27 in Victoria by TOQ-1

[quote=Lockspike][quote]So the ticket checking conductor will have to swap sets at station stops. How many stops between Southern Cross and Seymour?[/quote]Let's hope the conductor is not needed at t ...

[quote=doyle][justify]Interesting blog post from Daniel Bowen today [/justify]

[justify]https://www.danielbowen.com/[/justify]

[justify]Cross city changes Frankston Sandringham Werribee Williamsto ...

Posted 18 Sep 2020 17:21 in Victoria by TOQ-1

The SG sets are also seeing a fairly significant interior design change from the existing sets - no guarantee the seats will be the same as the existing ones, or that the soundproofing is the same.

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Posted 12 Sep 2020 21:11 in Victoria by TOQ-1

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As you noted everyone has their own style of driving, some are appalling (traveled per to Geelong recently with a Geelong driver on a Vlo and he was powering and braking in places that ...

Posted 22 Aug 2020 15:16 in Melbourne suburban by TOQ-1

[quote=kitchgp]One major drawback of MM2 is that it dumps people in the northwest of the CBD, at either Flagstaff or Southern Cross, which for most is about a kilometre short of where they want to go. ...

I was thinking about it earlier, and one of the best ways to reduce demand on station parking would be to start charging for it.

Posted 14 Aug 2020 18:50 in Melbourne suburban by TOQ-1

I think demand for it has probably gone backwards from within 10-15 years to 15-20 maybe.

Our trains are already basically the size of the Metro trains used in Sydney. They're not going to decreas ...

Comments on the thread linked suggest that as the HCMT has its own Cameras for checking doors, the cab can sit forward of the on platform monitors than the other trains at Flinders St as the driver ca ...

[quote=Lockie91][quote][quote][url=/user/11355][b]@BG[/b]

RPV has upload a fair bit of information on the Sunbury Line Upgrade Page and it is with disappointment they have confirmed that a bypass t ...

Posted 09 Aug 2020 11:21 in Victoria by TOQ-1

[quote=TrackRailroad][quote][quote][quote][quote]Does this mean we can expect a new Ballarat line timetable in early 2021 with 40 minute off peak frequency to Ballarat and every 20 minutes to Melton/ ...

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