Fishermans Bend rail re-routing runs into tower projects

 

News article: Fishermans Bend rail re-routing runs into tower projects

Fishermans Bend rail re-routing runs into tower projects

  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Fishermans Bend rail re-routing runs into tower projects
Fishermans Bend rail re-routing runs into tower projects



the alp option is looking better and better.  could this be an example or proof point on how the napthine option was rushed through?

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  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
What it could represent is a lack of detail when putting this coalition proposal together. A significant amount of work was undertaken for the alp solution which infrastructure Australia and rod eddington endorsed. It was short ready.

Then came Napthine and his property mates all involved in the liberal party with rumours teddy owns land down at the bend.

The alp will probably get up at the election so I believe the coalition proposal is dead.
  ZH836301 Chief Commissioner

Location: BleakCity
Of course the Eddington plan is superior, it places stations at high traffic locations, instead of trying to land spruik in the badlands.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Of course the Eddington plan is superior, it places stations at high traffic locations, instead of trying to land spruik in the badlands.
ZH836301


I also agree the Eddington plan was the right plan.  This was the plan as you state which received the approval of Infrastructure Australia.
  Rossco T Chief Train Controller

Location: Camberwell, Victoria
the alp option is looking better and better. could this be an example or proof point on how the napthine option was rushed through?
JimYarin

And why exactly does this article make the ALP option look better?  All that the article reveals is that future developments will need to have consideration to the proposed tunnel alignment.  That is what proper planning is all about.  It is entirely appropriate that the Government is having discussions with land owners in the area to see what impacts the tunnel alignment will have on future development proposals.

What do you think would happen with the proposed ALP tunnel alignment with future development proposals in the Parkville/Arden area?

Where is the evidence that the development of the ALP favoured alignment option is that much more advanced than the Coalition tunnel proposal.  I am yet to see any detailed alignment plans of the ALP option showing a proposed tunnel grade line beneath the Yarra River, City Link tunnels and the City Loop at Melbourne Central.

Ross
  ZH836301 Chief Commissioner

Location: BleakCity
There is no Doncaster rail tunnel - nobody gives a toss about Doncaster.

And who from the west is going to interchange at SoCro?
  ZH836301 Chief Commissioner

Location: BleakCity
That is not a Doncaster rail tunnel.

Doncaster is not a serious proposal, anything regarding it is PR spin.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
the alp option is looking better and better. could this be an example or proof point on how the napthine option was rushed through?
JimYarin

It wasn't rushed through, it was carefully thought out.  They didn't want a repeat of Docklands where it took too long for development to follow on so we have this ridiculous situation where a line that will cost billions diverts into the middle of nowhere before rejoining the rail network. Yet another hijack of much-needed infrastructure into a political fix for property developers (as if they need any more help than they already get!).

The ALP version was at least designed to connect existing major activity centres.
  ZH836301 Chief Commissioner

Location: BleakCity
The Libs are just glossy brochures and BS - they're trying to hide the fact they have, and will continue to, do nothing.

To me the Lib metro is a big FU to the west.

Instead of catering to the hoards heading to Parkville/Carlton, they've created (I mean scribbled) something woefully inefficient to line the pockets of their developer mates.
  Some rail man Junior Train Controller

Location: CIA Headquarters in Washington D.C
This map is from the PTV website. But apparently with the Eddignton Plan the Doncaster tunnel interchanges at CBD north

wxtre


That plan is rubbish. What's wrong with re-routing the South Morang/Mernda line via the old inner circle line to Royal Park? It can be in a cutting and be a lot cheaper than that proposal.
  Some rail man Junior Train Controller

Location: CIA Headquarters in Washington D.C
Forgot to mention that the South Morang/Mernda line in my plan would join up with the Upfield line just outside Royal Park Station
  Some rail man Junior Train Controller

Location: CIA Headquarters in Washington D.C
I'd do the following in this scenario:
1. Close Rushall station
2. Build a new station at Fitzroy North at the corner of Nicholson St and Park St with an interchange to the Route 96 tram
3. Build a new station at Princes Park to serve the stadium should it become a third AFL venue in the city.
4. Re-build Royal Park, Flemington Bridge and Macaulay stations (Grade separations, quadruplication of track etc.)
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Back on topic, guys. Plans for South Morang/Doncaster/Woop Woop Nowhere go elsewhere.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Correct me if I am wrong but both sides of politics hae announced they will build the extension of the south morang railway line.

That project should get off the ground.
  ZH836301 Chief Commissioner

Location: BleakCity
Personally I believe they should add a train station at the Victorian Market also.
wxtre

Been smoking up again?

There's already two stations there - Flagstaff and Melb Cent.

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