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Posted 26 Sep 2020 20:51 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=justarider][quote]I'm not sure what Castlemaine has to do with it. Nowhere did I suggest opening the Castlemaine - Maryborough line. That line is dead.

The Inglewood - Eaglehawk line though ...

Posted 25 Sep 2020 14:50 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=justarider][quote]PN Up grainy with two XR locos stalled on Warrenheip this morning. G and BL dispatched from Geelong to rescue it.

They really need to ensure this doesn't keep happening... ...

Posted 24 Sep 2020 21:38 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=justarider][quote][quote][quote]What is the current staffing on the N sets?[/quote]1 x conductor plus 1 x tuck shop worker (conductor grade). And I don't care what Mike the Vinelander says the ...

Posted 24 Sep 2020 21:31 in Victoria by kuldalai

Would be really handy if that Inglewood to Eaglehawk line was being prepped for a re-opening right about now.
Gman_86
If it isnt there will be 90 road trucks for each train that cannot b ...

Has there been a government or private sector response to this proposal and business case ?
freightgate
No.  Minister Allan has in fact said their proposal does not stack up.

Posted 23 Sep 2020 22:07 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=BrentonGolding][quote]What is the current staffing on the N sets?[/quote]1 x conductor plus 1 x tuck shop worker (conductor grade). And I don't care what Mike the Vinelander says the coffee is ...

Posted 22 Sep 2020 20:20 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=ngarner]Vicsig have, finally, updated their V'locity page, which shows that, based on the information they have, the 101st to 106th are the SG version and the intention is to number them 11101- ...

Posted 22 Sep 2020 20:14 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=simstrain][quote]I’m a bit late to the party but from my point of view, 6 (3Car) SG VLocity sets on order is a disappointment. Sure they may be able to run the existing number of services but ...

Posted 21 Sep 2020 20:52 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=BigShunter][quote]The more recent V Locities with improved crash protection (heaven forbid that they should actually need it) have more scope for higher speeds through unprotected level crossin ...

Posted 17 Sep 2020 16:32 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=NimbleJack]I'll try writing this as clearly as possible. Folks here seem to get mighty confused.

VL 00 to 79 are currently in service. That's 80 three-car sets in total. VL 80 to 88 (nine th ...

Posted 17 Sep 2020 16:15 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=james.au][quote]I would start the SG trains at Ararat. Then they could cover both Horsham and also potentially Portland. Also the Ararat platform is an island platform. So you just step out of ...

Posted 17 Sep 2020 15:56 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=NSWGR8022][quote]Things do seem wonderfully simple and straightforward when you're dealing with Hornby HO, don't they?

Real life, alas, is somewhat more complicated.[/quote]

Does it need to ...

Posted 17 Sep 2020 15:53 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=NSWGR8022][quote]SG ordered are 6 x 3 car sg inter Citys sets with buffet. On Albury they WILL run as 6 car sets so the initial sets will support a frequency of three trains each way daily plus ...

Posted 17 Sep 2020 15:36 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=NimbleJack]VLocity design is set in stone. Nine three-car broad-gauge sets of the 2018 model will enter service over the next few months. Then will come six standard-gauge sets in 2022. Finally ...

Posted 17 Sep 2020 15:19 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=route14]How about a walk-through six-car (with one buffet) with two auxiliary driver's cabs beside the gangway in the middle for driving while uncoupled for maintenance? That's what Hong Kong' ...

Posted 17 Sep 2020 15:13 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=NimbleJack]Calm down.

There will be no broad-gauge four-car VLocity sets, because the infrastructure simply isn't set up for them. You would need to change signals, points, maintenance facil ...

Posted 16 Sep 2020 22:10 in Victoria by kuldalai

SG ordered are 6 x 3 car sg inter Citys sets with buffet. On Albury they WILL run as 6 car sets so the initial sets will support a frequency of three trains each way daily plus 1 consist rotating PPM/ ...

Posted 10 Sep 2020 19:51 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=BigShunter][quote](ii) allowing 100 export containers a week ex Bridgewater to again use rail at lower cost

(iii) to allow for medium term extension of VLP passenger services to Marong and ...

Posted 10 Sep 2020 14:20 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=Gman_86]Regarding the reopening of the Inglewood - Eaglehawk line, who exactly has dropped the ball on this one? RPV? V/Line? The freight carriers themselves?

Who needs to be lobbying the g ...

Posted 09 Sep 2020 20:58 in Victoria by kuldalai

ABARES have upped grain forecast production for Victoria yet again to well above average harvest levels for both wheat and canola. So Government is going to have to get cracking on the Inglewood - Eag ...

[quote=kitchgp]There’s no right-of-way through Mount Gambier. The land has been gifted to the council.

https://www.lgfocus.com.au/editions/2017-04/converted-rail-trail-breathes-life-into-city.php

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The total population of Greater Geelong & Greater Ballarat is larger than the combined total population of all five Inter City corridors beyond the Commuter zone, coupled with a 5 - 6 times daily Spri ...

Posted 26 Aug 2020 22:53 in Victoria by kuldalai

If you look carefully at the diagrams the platforms at Raywood and Epsom are for 6 cars, and Goornong 3.

Epsom will be terminal station for services ex Melbourne so therefore 6, Raywood 6 to allow  ...

Posted 18 Aug 2020 15:54 in Victoria by kuldalai

Vline maintains freight only lines currently but the total budget allocated to maintain all regional linez is not enough. So pax lines get first pelriority and freight only linez gets whats left. Shou ...

Posted 17 Aug 2020 22:33 in Victoria by kuldalai

Its NOT rocket science first we need to settle on the best model to maintain the freight only lines, and clearly the existing Victorian model is not working.

NSW has it outsourced to Hollands and i ...

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