Visiting Melbourne from Adelaide

 
  Milkomeda Chief Train Controller

Hello Im making this thread because me and my friend are visiting Melbourne overnight from the Overland on the 25th (We go back to Adelaide the very next morning) we decided in our brief stay we would do a full ride on one of the suburban train lines in Melbourne (We wont have time for anymore or we would ride them all) and we can't decide which train line we want to have a ride on which is why Im making this thread.

Ideally we want to ride on one that is fairly busy and long (No V/Lines) I was thinking the Sunbury line but I get the feeling there is another line we will get better enjoyment out of riding any suggestions?

Would be most helpful thanks

EDIT: Just noticed I posted this in the wrong section could a mod please move this to Melbourne Suburban thanks.

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  woodford Chief Commissioner

Hello Im making this thread because me and my friend are visiting Melbourne overnight from the Overland on the 25th (We go back to Adelaide the very next morning) we decided in our brief stay we would do a full ride on one of the suburban train lines in Melbourne (We wont have time for anymore or we would ride them all) and we can't decide which train line we want to have a ride on which is why Im making this thread.

Ideally we want to ride on one that is fairly busy and long (No V/Lines) I was thinking the Sunbury line but I get the feeling there is another line we will get better enjoyment out of riding any suggestions?

Would be most helpful thanks

EDIT: Just noticed I posted this in the wrong section could a mod please move this to Melbourne Suburban thanks.
Milkomeda
Two to consider, Belgrave, i nice ride up into the hills and Frankston, a good bit of the distance along the coast of Port Phillip bay. Both of these are around 50 kilometres and will take a  bit less than 3 hours return. Of these two overall Belgrave will likely be the busiest

woodford
  greendiesel Station Master

Location: Hobart
Belgrave would be my suggestion. Good location for lunch and you can see Puffing Billy as a bonus.

Very Happy
  woodford Chief Commissioner

Hello Im making this thread because me and my friend are visiting Melbourne overnight from the Overland on the 25th (We go back to Adelaide the very next morning) we decided in our brief stay we would do a full ride on one of the suburban train lines in Melbourne (We wont have time for anymore or we would ride them all) and we can't decide which train line we want to have a ride on which is why Im making this thread.

Ideally we want to ride on one that is fairly busy and long (No V/Lines) I was thinking the Sunbury line but I get the feeling there is another line we will get better enjoyment out of riding any suggestions?

Would be most helpful thanks

EDIT: Just noticed I posted this in the wrong section could a mod please move this to Melbourne Suburban thanks.
Two to consider, Belgrave, i nice ride up into the hills and Frankston, a good bit of the distance along the coast of Port Phillip bay. Both of these are around 50 kilometres and will take a  bit less than 3 hours return. Of these two overall Belgrave will likely be the busiest

woodford
woodford
PS, One could always go to Hastings, it is beyond Franskton and requires changing at Frankston. The service uses VLIne trains but it IS a Metro service.

Note: Occasionaly I like to ride on these line as both are good journeys, another one of interest is the Hurstbridge line, its not as far though.
  woodford Chief Commissioner

Belgrave would be my suggestion. Good location for lunch and you can see Puffing Billy as a bonus.

Very Happy
greendiesel
If one has the time a ride on Puffing Billy to Gembrook is VERY WELL worth the exersize. When we were building the line  we travelled up there on the works trains many times, I NEVER got sick of the ride.

Note: Some of my finest memories are from that project so I am biased.

woodford
  MetroFemme Assistant Commissioner

I have not travelled on this line for years but you could also consider a ride to hurst ridge return as this is also a trip into the hills.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat Line
I have not travelled on this line for years but you could also consider a ride to hurst ridge return as this is also a trip into the hills.
MetroFemme

Where might the 'hurst ridge' line be Question
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Belgrave would be my suggestion. Good location for lunch and you can see Puffing Billy as a bonus.

Very Happy
"greendiesel"


The only problem is the original poster says they will arrive on the Overland on the evening of the 25th (Monday)(timetabled for a 6:50pm arrival) and depart the next morning (Tuesday 26th) at 08:05 am. So they are only in Melbourne for 13 hours!
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Pity that they cannot take advantage of the wonderful (?) all night services.
  62440 Chief Commissioner

After a late arrival and working out how to buy a Myki, you will only have time to do Sandringham or maybe the newest section to South Morang

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