Leongatha to Nyora Rail Line to be dismantled by Daniel Andrews

Topic moved from News by bevans on 29 Feb 2020 15:02
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Have a read of this thread from about 4 years ago

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  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

For goodness sake. Councils under administration are not “caretaker” in the same sense as the state government is the month before the election, or say when a Prime Minister is appointed as an interim measure before a fresh election.

From the legislation dismissing the Council: “the panel of administrators... must perform all the functions, powers and duties of the Casey City Council” (emphasis mine). This is a completely legal and, to all appearances, legitimate decision. It does not cease to be so because gunzels don’t like it.

And I am still yet to see anyone whinging here explain how this decision either a) precludes future provision of a rail passenger service or b) significantly increases the costs of doing so.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Now here's a thought, what about one of these down in Gippyland.

Wouldn't a nice new trail like this be a far better alternative to rusty rails, rotten sleepers and seized up levers !


Might get onto the council members down there, see what they reckon Razz

  mejhammers1 Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
Mr. Golding I am relying on posts here and on facebook and information from a local mate that is all i can do just like the rest of you guys.

Someone in the council is getting something out of doing this.
How? And more to the point, who cares? Why spend heaps on replacing rooted rail infrastructure when a nice rail trail which will probably serve more people can be built? The administrators have done the right thing.

Why is it that some think that the be all end all is to provide a rail service at all costs. The only part of the South Gippsland line worth saving is the Dandenong to Clyde section. Cranbourne and Clyde population is growing fast, and you want a V/Line train to reduce the number of paths available to Cranbourne so that a few thousand people on the Bass Coast can have a Train service?

How ridiculous
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Why spend heaps on replacing rooted rail infrastructure when a nice rail trail which will probably serve more people can be built? The administrators have done the right thing.
Note for those of genteel upbringing; "rooted" is a technical term meaning "stuffed".
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
In the past, sections of closed railway have been re-opened where increased population and demand have warranted it.  Examples are South Morang, then further to Mernda, and Cranbourne itself.  So there is the possibility that this line could one day be extended beyond Cranbourne or Clyde, IF the population and demand are there.  Otherwise, forget it.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Interesting that you and Bevans both smell the same corruption....... and keep posting stuff like the fully funded tourist railway op despite all evidence to the contrary. Got a source for that claim?

Not sure about bevans but the article I read is on the site and states there is a fully funded tourist railway proposal.


Despite long-standing community calls for better public transport and a return of the rail service, AND despite a funded proposal on the table for a tourist railway between Korrumburra and Leongatha on the existing South Gippsland Railway, the un-elected administrators of the South Gippsland Shire Council have begun ripping up the railway tracks..

There it is.

Corruption comes to mind as the council was sacked due to corruption and the question still remains how has this decision been made with a temp administrator?
There are those words again! "Fully Funded Tourist Railway Proposal"
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
This making the rounds today

Image: Last movement between Nyora and Cranbourne was the Sth Australian railcar movement to Bendigo. 1999

Whatever happened to the South Australia Rail Cars?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The next stage of the destruction begins

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