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Edith

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Posted 23 Jan 2019 15:53 in News by Edith

The new trains will be much the same length as the current generation, but when they are extended to nine carriages, then they will need extensions to all platforms they will use. The new elevated pla ...

B727 was noisy due to old design of its engines. Nowadays the high bypass engines are a lot more fuel efficient as well as much quieter.  This is why 50 years later the fares in dollar prices are chea ...

I am interested in the options between Dandenong and Caulfield to separate suburban from freight and Vline trains.  I have been stuck behind all stopper Metro trains on my express Vline service. I kno ...

It is not so much about the shopping centre profiting from public expenditure on infrastructure (as they already do from road construction), but the community benefiting from reducing road use - less  ...

Posted 11 Jul 2017 09:18 in News by Edith

A similar approach is used where a trolley bus/trams run through the historic part of old cities and also over bridges. The overhead cuts out and the tram runs on batteries until it gets to a stop, wh ...

...and do not forget the derailment at Werribee that had a car struck at a level crossing and fatalities.

Posted 01 Aug 2016 14:09 in Victoria by Edith

My take on privatisation is that there is a desire to turn profits ASAP.  The easiest way to do that is to cut "maintenance" costs and cut investment in the future.  To cut costs you get rid of expens ...

When I was a child in Victoria, the railway lines of Melbourne had wire fences to stop people wandering onto the train tracks.  You could do it, but you had to stoop and climb through. I believe the R ...

Posted 17 Jul 2016 18:47 in Victoria by Edith

My daughter studies at Latrobe in Bundoora and says that some of her classes are streamed to Wodonga.  So you can have a variety of subjects in a regional Uni even without a lot of staff.

I was wondering about whether protests would have any significant impact on voting intentions. The people who live close to the elevated line might fear noise issues, but those a little further away m ...

Posted 02 Jul 2016 00:25 in Melbourne suburban by Edith

The widespread use of disinfectants that kill 99 % of germs only kill the 99 % that are harmless and give us a false sense of reassurance. Our skin is covered in Staph, our throats have Strep and our  ...

Posted 16 Jun 2016 14:11 in Victoria by Edith

[quote="woodford"][quote=james.au][url=/user/21930][b]@woodford[/b] - if there is sufficient demand for an early morning train ex WGA to Melbourne, could it not operate a different stopping pattern so ...

Posted 21 May 2016 08:36 in South Australia by Edith

I do not get the one hour time allowance for boarding either.  Vline does not do it.  The French TGVs and German ICEs (each with about 16 carriages) only allow 5-10 minutes to load at intermediate sto ...

I saw test drilling around Carnegie station (two crews) last week.

I have noticed some changes out in the suburbs (but not in the city loop) about how approaching trains are announced and the station displays are refreshed.  It seems to me that trains approach used t ...

I can now see what the politicians think about infrastructure. They do not want to do "too much" at once or else they will have nothing to offer the electorate next time around. They drip feed promise ...

I have heard a rumour that Koroit Creek Road will be a one track rail bridge over the road. This would require an exlensive duplication one day.

I did have a look at the Lands Department contour maps for the line and I can see that to reduce the undulations a lot, you need to elevate some parts and lower others.  So it will only have a few sec ...

Posted 15 Feb 2016 22:57 in General by Edith

I travelled with them from Normanton to Cairns.  They were not too annoying, just made the trains back up a couple of times to re-film some bridge crossings from different angles.

Posted 12 Feb 2016 20:00 in Victoria by Edith

... and there was the T class in "Spotswood", near Seddon (I think).

Posted 16 Jan 2016 13:43 in International Discussion by Edith

Really great night work from diesel and electric passenger trains - city, local and regional.  Was there a tram in there too ?

Posted 13 Jan 2016 09:42 in Melbourne suburban by Edith

I thought you might be interested in how this washed up.  I made a complaint to the PT Ombudsman and was then able to enter into some real dialogue with the PTV.  The issue seems to be about “ticket ...

I have this on my station, but would prefer to see a display of when the next train is due.

Posted 24 Dec 2015 17:05 in Victoria by Edith

I think that patronage to Garfield will pick up once that giant cat statue (eating lasagna) is built. There should be many pilgrims to see it.

...and there was the levy on the properties in the City of Melbourne to fund the Loop Mk 1.

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