Port Rail Shuttles For Melbourne At Last

 
  Carnot Minister for Railways

“Our 30 year Development Strategy...”.

Nuf said - your grandchildren might witness a shuttle.
I've seen an ad pop up on facebook in regarding a small road road closure around Lyndhurst/Lynbrook, due to something getting built there nearish the warehouses there. Take it as you will.

Found it!

https://www.greaterdandenong.vic.gov.au/works-and-projects/bayliss-road-closure-and-dandenong-south-inland-port



This is good news.  Do we have a clear view on what the track configuration might look like and how many roads will be provided?
bevans
Yes.  Photos on their website:
https://www.salta.com.au/company/news/saltas-50-million-dandenong-south-intermodal-terminal-underway/

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Yes.  Photos on their website:
https://www.salta.com.au/company/news/saltas-50-million-dandenong-south-intermodal-terminal-underway/
Carnot

Really proud of Salta sticking to their guns and forcing an outcome with the government.



What will now happen on their altona location?
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Worth noting that Qube's Dandenong cement train has been hauling a few containers lately.  Is this a nascent port-rail shuttle operation?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Worth noting that Qube's Dandenong cement train has been hauling a few containers lately.  Is this a nascent port-rail shuttle operation?
Carnot

Passing Dynon last weekend and looing into the north yard there were cement tanktainers stacked 3 high must have been 40 at least in and that was not including what was on the train.

The observation on Dandenong is interesting.
  Lachlan's Train Channel Chief Train Controller

Location: probably taking a photo of 7901V
Worth noting that Qube's Dandenong cement train has been hauling a few containers lately.  Is this a nascent port-rail shuttle operation?
Carnot
Pretty much, they're from industries in the area who want to use a port shuttle sort of train.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
  ARodH Chief Train Controller

Location: East Oakleigh, Vic
I don't know if it's been mentioned, but where does the Dandenong cement train unload? As I've been noticing activity around the Kimberley Clark Siding when driving past on the bypass, then after I had that thought found out that yes that is where that unloads on Wongm's page...
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Can we ask how many wagons or containers are sent on this train and does the cement come off in the same siding ?
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Can we ask how many wagons or containers are sent on this train and does the cement come off in the same siding ?
freightgate
I mean, that was the whole reason that siding got work done to it...... to let Hanson unload cement containers in there.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

An interesting report by PoM was released yesterday.  Some real indictments such as the mode share of containers on rail has dropped from 14% to 8% from 2009 to 2019 (although the actual number of containers on rail hasn't changed much).

https://www.portofmelbourne.com/wp-content/uploads/CLCS-presentation-for-webinar-final-pdf.pdf

- PoM are keen for a dedicated WIFT (Trugannina) to Port rail connection.
- Support the Port-Rail shuttles
- A rail link to Webb Dock.

However, they also want more access for HPFVs.
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

An interesting report by PoM was released yesterday.  Some real indictments such as the mode share of containers on rail has dropped from 14% to 8% from 2009 to 2019 (although the actual number of containers on rail hasn't changed much).

https://www.portofmelbourne.com/wp-content/uploads/CLCS-presentation-for-webinar-final-pdf.pdf

- PoM are keen for a dedicated WIFT (Trugannina) to Port rail connection.
- Support the Port-Rail shuttles
- A rail link to Webb Dock.

However, they also want more access for HPFVs.
Carnot
HPFVs?             let me guess  High Performance Rail Vehicles....Yes/No............................duh.................
  8502 Assistant Commissioner

There is nothing high performance about them.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

There is nothing high performance about them.
8502
They are trucks that perform well at destroying bridges and the environment...
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
An interesting report by PoM was released yesterday.  Some real indictments such as the mode share of containers on rail has dropped from 14% to 8% from 2009 to 2019 (although the actual number of containers on rail hasn't changed much).

https://www.portofmelbourne.com/wp-content/uploads/CLCS-presentation-for-webinar-final-pdf.pdf

- PoM are keen for a dedicated WIFT (Trugannina) to Port rail connection.
- Support the Port-Rail shuttles
- A rail link to Webb Dock.

However, they also want more access for HPFVs.
HPFVs?             let me guess  High Performance Rail Vehicles....Yes/No............................duh.................
trainbrain
HPFV = High Productivity Freight Vehicle Idea

Come on you mob, sharpen the pencil a bit, looks like people aren't doing their home work.

https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/business-and-industry/heavy-vehicle-industry/heavy-vehicle-map-networks-in-victoria/cl2-pbs-hpfv

BigShunter.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
And here's little old me thinking it was High Profit Freight Vehicles. I must do better.

Also, apart from Metro 2, can somebody also please advise on the best way to get rail access to Webb Dock?
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Webb dock line would have a similar path to the original. Main difference would be a bridge from Victoria Dock (Moonee Ponds Creek line) to Lorimer Street just West of the Bolte Bridge.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
My knowledge of different lines and docks in the Port precinct is a bit foggy, I'm assuming that this is the track that is on the immediate Western side of the Bolte Bridge.

Would a rail bridge need to be anywhere near as high as the Bolte? If so, that would seem quite the obstacle to overcome.
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Anything other than an opening or high level bridge would isolate Victoria Dock/Victoria Harbour/Docklands (whatever it is called today) from the Yarra and access to the sea.

Not to worry none of it will ever happen.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

As of Thursday, this thread is now old enough to go to school.
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
As of Thursday, this thread is now old enough to go to school.
justapassenger
And nothing worthwhile has happened in that time?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Some further info movement at the station so to speak https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/new-rail-transformation-project-for-port-of-melbourne
  Tii Chief Train Controller

As of Thursday, this thread is now old enough to go to school.
And nothing worthwhile has happened in that time?
YM-Mundrabilla
It's all become nothing but a mystery now......crickets
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
The policy of this labor government around freight and rail is such a mess.

  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
That story is a fair old beat up.

Half the story is about a single idiot who drove his side lifter with container down a residential street and collected a tree in the process, then when the news crews got out there, the worst they could find was a garbage truck and a builders truck, both of which drive down residential streets all day any day without so much as the raise of the eyebrow out of anyone.

The back half of the story is the usual rent-a-quote from the save Willy road mob. They have a fair complaint, Willy road does get a pounding from trucks going to and from the port, but then again, it is a key truck route, so no real surprise there.

By all means, get as many containers off road and on to rail as possible, but the above is just a beat up.
  gunzel42 Junior Train Controller

The policy of this labor government around freight and rail is such a mess.

freightgate
Are these the same constituents/channel 9 viewers who complain to their local member and or Tracy Grimwoman about train noise and want the roads improved and widened so that they don't feel threatened by the cowboy truck aimers?

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