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[quote=Gauntlet]The smaller toilet and bike/luggage space has been replaced by more seats and a small luggage space like the ones near the drivers cabin.

The set at Wendouree was coupled to an older ...

Posted 05 Jul 2019 21:51 in Victoria by kuldalai

Another 4 day Occo coming up on Ballarat line in August suggests after that  Caroline Springs - Melton Weir  duplication will be commissioned but fine tuned to run existing timetable .   Grapevine say ...

Posted 27 Jun 2019 21:31 in Victoria by kuldalai

IIRC correctly there is something like 11 - 12  BZN cars and 4  BTN  cars each of which have a large disabled whhelcahir accessible toilet and dedicated floor space for two wheelchairs . Also BZN and  ...

Posted 19 Jun 2019 22:13 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=LancedDendrite][quote]So if Sea Lake and Manangatang remain BG, Maryborough - Ballarat is DG and either:

Ballarat - Gheringhap is DG

or

Ballarat - Gheringhap SG and BG freight goes via Ba ...

Posted 14 Jun 2019 22:52 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=712M]If demand continues to grow particularly after service increases with the Ballarat line upgade, we may see the N-sets stick around for a while longer to cover peak hour runs. Priority woul ...

[quote=potatoinmymouth]https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/regions-unite-on-fast-train-strategy-20190608-p51vsd.html

What a surprise: they looked at all sorts of fancy options and decided s ...

[quote=bevans]Heads Up, V/Line are about to start tie renewal on the Seymour Line but only as far as the down line from the looks of it.

Makes no mention that I could see of the sleeper type Croncr ...

[quote=simstrain][quote][quote]Can’t find the edit button for the forum on my phone so I’ll critique my own post:

- Platform 8 and 9 and Flinders street

- Capacity for Newport to Footscray s ...

[quote=Nightfire][quote]Zero traffic of any sort in Portland, and likely to stay that way for a while.

Rick[/quote]The chances of grain been exported through Portland (In the future) seem to be sli ...

There is only $ 50m in Federal Governments forward estimates over next 4 years towards  the promised  duplication South Geelong - Waurn Ponds and $ 2 bn towards actually quadding Sunshine to Black For ...

[quote=Mickeyb91]Can’t find the edit button for the forum on my phone so I’ll critique my own post:

- Platform 8 and 9 and Flinders street

- Capacity for Newport to Footscray signalling is l ...

[quote=kitchgp]In the latest Ararat diagram at SA Track and Signal, the proposed Arrival Home signal 265/14 on the Maryborough line (Grano Street) has been deleted (see Page 28 of this thread, 3rd pos ...

Don,get too excited. A lot of ducks need to line up yet  in that  :

- Scomo has not allocated any $ in the next 4 years towards any Geelong Line rail project other than $ 50m for yet another Study  ...

Sarah Henderson would attend the opening of an envelope . Scomo suggestion of $ 4bn and Hendersons claim she is delivering fast rail for Geelong is totally dishonest advertising . The reality is Ms He ...

[quote=kitchgp]Perhaps it is software-implemented and the higher power can be restored at the “flick of a switch”. A sort of reverse of what VW did with its diesel engines in the emissions scandal ...

Posted 28 Apr 2019 10:57 in Victoria by kuldalai

Use this link to look at the current schedules for all  VLP Passenger  services .  Top of each column tells you what is the train type and consist .  

All  loco hauled trains are N class hauled .

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[quote=The Vinelander][quote]A short comment on the probable condition of the vehicles.......................

THe car they delivered to Violet Town is a 2nd class sleeper, all strip out. The story ...

Posted 21 Apr 2019 14:58 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=Duncs]Just by the by.

I did a quick check on Vicsig just now and noticed there were [u]no passing loops[/u] between Ballarat and Aarart. This seems odd, given its status as a former mainline ...

[quote=NimbleJack]Buffet modules will not be fitted to broad-gauge VLocity sets. Nothing has changed since I made that statement.

Maybe, though, if we're very lucky, we might end up with shapely s ...

The costs of  operating and maintaining  sleeping cars are horrific and that is why Interstate trains as transport  (as distinct from a tourist experience  viz:  GSR  Ghan,  Indian Terrific and  South ...

Posted 12 Apr 2019 22:15 in Victoria by kuldalai

Some facts here :

When the State bought back the ownership of the country track network it was a basket case with a huge maintenance debt as Jeffs genius model in flogging it off had no provisions  ...

Posted 12 Apr 2019 14:46 in Victoria by kuldalai

Train parked at Wingeel Loop and seems the Geelong Grain Loop may not be available.
bevans
Geelong Grain loop is available inter alia under cumbersome manual safeworking arrangements , p ...

Myki Readers and support equipment is still partially installed at most stations beyond the Commuter Zone .

It would be relatively simple to extend the use of MYKI to  Ararat, Maryborough, Echuca a ...

Posted 06 Apr 2019 21:08 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=potatoinmymouth]While everyone was standing around talking about Class 2 (ha) about 15km of line between Bendigo and Echuca has been placed under a 60km/h TSR due to sleeper condition Rolling Eyes[/q ...

What is worrying is the potential re-branding etc yet further changes  of liveries, new coloured station name plates ; whilst the same service shortfalls etc remain un addressed .

Overall the last  ...

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