TTMS - access to main line

 
  derwentparkjunc Chief Train Controller

Has there been any progress with TTMS gaining access to the G’orchy-Chigwell section since the grand announcements made in the pre state election period?

Cheers,
DPJ

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  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
Has there been any progress with TTMS gaining access to the G’orchy-Chigwell section since the grand announcements made in the pre state election period?

Cheers,
DPJ
derwentparkjunc
The demand for $200 million Public Liability has cooled the excitement a bit. However the combined T&HR groups are negotiating with the State Govt to fine a solution for that (Looking at Victoria as a possible model).
  derwentparkjunc Chief Train Controller

Ok, thanks.
Can I correctly assume the L&NER people will face the same obstacle?

Cheers,
DPJ
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Has there been any progress with TTMS gaining access to the G’orchy-Chigwell section since the grand announcements made in the pre state election period?

Cheers,
DPJ
The demand for $200 million Public Liability has cooled the excitement a bit. However the combined T&HR groups are negotiating with the State Govt to fine a solution for that (Looking at Victoria as a possible model).
12CSVT
Then I guess this didn't come to fruition. Hopefully after so many years in the wilderness Tassie govt can get this finally sorted ASAP.

What is the Vic model that you are looking at?


Will Hodgman
Premier of Tasmania


30 October 2017

Rene Hidding, Minister for Infrastructure
Heritage rail to hit the track in northern suburbs
A new heritage passenger rail experience could be operating by this summer following the decision to grant the Tasmanian Transport Museum Society (TTMS) access to the main rail line between Glenorchy and Berriedale.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is strongly supportive of tourist and heritage rail operations on Tasmania’s non-operational rail lines, and this proposal is an exciting initiative that would be a boon for tourism and local businesses in Hobart’s northern suburbs.

A corridor notice will be tabled tomorrow in Parliament that will allow the TTMS access to about five kilometres of the South Line, which has been non-operational since TasRail’s freight rail terminal shifted from Macquarie Point to Brighton several years ago.

The TTMS will still be required to seek all necessary approvals from the National Rail Safety Regulator, and they are working on a range of operational matters including the implementation of level crossing controls for its planned operations.

Importantly, the heritage passenger rail experience will not preclude any future light rail operation on the corridor. The TTMS operations would be conducted under a lease agreement through the Hodgman Government’s Strategic Infrastructure Corridors Act, which contains a number of provisions to enable the corridor to be reserved for future strategic uses.

I congratulate the TTMS, in particular Rod Prince and David Batchelor, for their hard work and enthusiasm and I wish them well in achieving the federal regulatory approvals necessary to start operations.
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
Ok, thanks.
Can I correctly assume the L&NER people will face the same obstacle?

Cheers,
DPJ
derwentparkjunc
Where T&HR's have their own line, the total was usually $20M. However, that was somewhat grandfathered, so as a new establishment L&NER may be stuck with $200M as well - not sure yet, as they are still battling against the cycling interests to gain occupancy.

So, there is still a push to get a system of one state-wide policy underwritten by the Govt, with the T&HR's contributing enough to fund the traditional $20M and the Govt underwriting the balance to achieve $200M.
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!


Then I guess this didn't come to fruition. Hopefully after so many years in the wilderness Tassie govt can get this finally sorted ASAP.

What is the Vic model that you are looking at?
RTT_Rules
Well not yet. Resources are another issue.

I think the model I am referring to is the T&HR's stump up the premiums for the traditional $20M with the Govt funding the balance to achieve $200M through their disaster cover.

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