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justarider

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[quote=ngarner]Joan isn't alone in travelling well. According to the August Domain update Millie has dug 880m, which is past the half way point of her journey to South Yarra with Alice 200m behind her ...

[quote]Skyrailing SRL would take a hammer to the one of the advantages of an underground route: speed/travel times.

Elevated tracks would need to follow major road medians, negotiate tight corners ...

If you want to bankrupt Victoria (which its doing a good job of all by itself) then insisting on bored tunnels for everything is a good way of doing that.
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[quote=historian][quote]Absolutely useless things unless you're a koala or magically still have a business making wooden railway sleepers this side of 1972.[/quote]

Or a native bird, which many peopl ...

[quote=Upven][quote][quote]It would be interesting to see if there are stages where they employ both skyrail and tunnelling to reduce the need for excessively deep tunnel and steep grades. China's got ...

[quote=reubstar6]It would be interesting to see if there are stages where they employ both skyrail and tunnelling to reduce the need for excessively deep tunnel and steep grades. China's got some pret ...

[quote=mejhammers1]

SRL as tunnel specifically addresses the problems of residential bulldozer, hill climbing, no open space to re-purpose. It is not cheap, nor are the alternatives.

"[u]Cheaper[/u] ...

[quote=TrackRailroad][quote][quote]Instead of spending billions on tunnelling and taking 30 + years to implement, why not do what Vancouver has done and build SkyRail. It can be built quickly and far ...

Posted 31 Jul 2020 12:31 in Victoria by justarider

[quote=Carnot][quote][quote]Talking of location - there's a bit of discussion and confusion about where Huntly station will be located. Ie. At Wakeman Rd which is almost Bagshot, or back at Tucker's ...

Posted 31 Jul 2020 09:12 in The Lounge by justarider

[quote=Aaron][quote]And number one on the list to blame [b]IS[/b] "Karen from Warrandyte"

She may not have CV (serves her right when it's her turn), but emblematic of the rat baggery out there bein ...

Posted 31 Jul 2020 00:01 in The Lounge by justarider

[quote=BrentonGolding]Personally I am sick and tired of the non blame game.

Some people are to blame and they need to be held accountable.

Enough of this BS about no one is to blame. Those who a ...

[quote=route14]I agree. I enjoyed riding the Ringwood express trains but after reading an edition of Timetable Tuesday which mentioned that those expresses [b]only[/b] [b]saved[/b] [b]two[/b] [b]minu ...

Posted 30 Jul 2020 15:57 in Victoria by justarider

[quote=bevans][quote]Still no suburban service to Clunes Evil or Very Mad[/quote]

Interestingly Clunes is serviced by coach from Maryborough to Ballarat but not by rail.

[url=https://www.vline.com.au/getatt ...

[quote=Gauntlet]ARTC want to build a higher bridge over the 1960's XPT track to accommodate double stacked freight, but it seem that a second track next to the original platform would be better.

Here ...

[quote=TOQ-1][quote]JOAN is now passed half-way @ 704m. Might enter her in the Melbourne Cup, at this rate will arrive in Parkville at least a month early.

[url=https://metrotunnel.vic.gov.au/]http ...

[quote=NSWGR8022]is the government planning to respond to this proposal and business case the time is now to have open and transparent discussions on some of the think tank proposals having not origin ...

Posted 29 Jul 2020 09:58 in Victoria by justarider

[quote=BrentonGolding][quote]Happens 22 times a day at Frankston (Stony Point). 2 x SG sprinters could be used. The trade-off being 3 return trips a day. The original proposal was to save the DG cost ...

Posted 29 Jul 2020 09:40 in Victoria by justarider

[quote=NSWGR8022][quote]Happens 22 times a day at Frankston (Stony Point). 2 x SG sprinters could be used. The trade-off being 3 return trips a day. The original proposal was to save the DG cost and t ...

Posted 28 Jul 2020 22:26 in Victoria by justarider

[quote=bevans]

3. Ballarat to Maryborough doesn't need to be dual gauge - waste of money , just standard gauge, and instead standardize Ballarat - Ararat allowing sg VL sets to run to both Horsham an ...

Posted 28 Jul 2020 15:24 in Victoria by justarider

[quote=NSWGR8022]

If the Maryborough to Gheringhap dual-gauging is ever completed, however, it would theoretically be possible to run a service St Arnaud - Geelong on the standard gauge, connecting t ...

[quote=bevans][quote]Tarneit and Wyndham Vale in suburban Melbourne are the busiest stations on the Geelong line.[/quote]

I would argue these stations should be serviced by metro trains and not regio ...

[quote=ElliotProvis][quote]There will also be ceilings put in, so they wont be that deep when it's all done![/quote]Shame! I think they should try and keep the cavernous structure. They should take ad ...

[quote=bevans]This is going to get very messy as time rolls on.

[url=https://twitter.com/marsh_bacchus/status/1286434777956900864]https://twitter.com/marsh_bacchus/status/1286434777956900864

Is ...

JOAN is now passed half-way @ 704m. Might enter her in the Melbourne Cup, at this rate will arrive in Parkville at least a month early.

[url=https://metrotunnel.vic.gov.au/]https://metrotunnel.vic. ...

Posted 25 Jul 2020 12:06 in Victoria by justarider

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This season grain harvest is predicted to be 16 % above the average harvest of the last ten years, and the partly completed MB network actually has less capacity than before conversi ...

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