Yeah like that could not be foreseen. Due to the complete lack of planning and foresight given by the Steve Bracks Government. When the Feds offered the money for the Regional Rail link, they took it provided minimal funding so that all RRL was is a bypass service to Geelong that provided a rudimentary metro service to Tarneit and Wyndhamvale.
As for Geelong, that is a long way off until they sort out Wyndham Vale and Werribee.
WDV has sucked the life out of any benefit RRL gave to Geelong frequency and speed. To be seen if 9car VLo are any help.
Back to the drawing board. HSR ? MM2 ? More $billions to save 10minutes.?
John what is WDV?
The crowding issues on the Geelong line at Tarneit were raised on Q and A (ABC) last night.
And what do you mean by "unforeseen".
The Victoria Transport Plan 2008
goes into length that the 2036 projection for growth at Wyndham and Truganina would be huge. The plan was written to address that from many aspects, choo choos being just one
Many of the items discussed are with us now.
Deer Park bypass,
Outer Ring Road - still far out for current need,
Western Highway -woops, still arguing about sacred trees,
Carolyn Springs, Williams Landing.
Double the train fleet.
Melton double & electricify - half so far,
LX removals - that is now massive
The reality that this growth is with us now, 15 years early, shows how fast the world moves ahead.
Should you stick the head in sand , de-scope for 4 years and do nothing, we end up where we are.
A challenge, predict what Vic will look like in 2050. We can come back in 15 years and see how woefully far off the mark we are - wiil experts or the dart board be better at it.