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Posted 14 May 2021 11:20 in Victoria by bevans

If they only spent has much money and time on improving the network as they currently on SPIN we would have a first class freight network.

So regular maintenance that should be happening anyway is  ...

Posted 14 May 2021 08:50 in Victoria by bevans

[quote=The Vinelander]John Hearsch, charged with closing several branch lines back in the VR days is known to have said he regretted the most, closing the Daylesford line. He could see its potential a ...

Posted 13 May 2021 15:43 in Victoria by bevans

I am going to run a candidate in the Miludra seat and need a way to win some votes

This looks interesting.

I wonder if it will be extended to the V/Line network?

[url=/news/s/new-digital-map-technology-to-support-better-rail-maintenance]New digital map technology to support bett ...

Posted 13 May 2021 10:20 in Operators by bevans

G532 is currently running light engine to Kilmore East on a test run.


More on the budget and rail

[quote=ARA]Intermodal facilities and freight rail

$2 billion for initial investment in a new Melbourne Intermodal Terminal, VIC

$61.8 million for Melbourne Inte ...

Another example of trucks and major roads at a cost to the environment and the community even when the projects makes no sense at all.  Surely a few rail freight projects could have been funded inste ...

Posted 12 May 2021 16:41 in News by bevans

Anyone prepared to advise the line this bridge is on please?

[url=/news/s/union-pacific-bridge-damaged-by-fire]Union Pacific bridge damaged by fire

Posted 11 May 2021 16:44 in The Lounge by bevans

Look at South Australia billions and not a cent for rail projects.

Posted 11 May 2021 11:18 in Victoria by bevans

Geelong Trains are delayed and Sunbury Trains are cancelled and being replaced by bus.

How will the née terminal located somewhere in Melbourne take 5500 trucks off the roads ?
It won't.

And this is raised today in the mainstream press.  It is j ...

Really for rail to be successful in Melbourne there has to be another yard in the east around Dandenong for the many customers out in the far east.  I know we are still waiting for the Salta Yard to b ...

Posted 10 May 2021 10:33 in Operators by bevans

Drove Dynon road recently and noticed the yard has been quite full.

Looks like more carparks for suburban stations which may just be a re-announcement

[quote=Somebody]Multi-deck car parks will now be built at Frankston, Heathmont and Ringwood stations, while two gr ...

I will kick it off:

[quote=Railpage]The Morrison government will allocate more than $4bn to infrastructure projects in Tuesday night’s budget as part of efforts to lock in economic recovery after ...

Posted 10 May 2021 07:52 in The Lounge by bevans

A great reminder about the true scope of Mothers Day.

Channel 7 sunrise a few minutes ago had a story on a $2b investment in a new intermodal terminal for Melbourne. No further details are yet available I could find online however it will be a part of th ...

[quote=don_dunstan][quote][quote]Someone is going to jail over that one.[/quote]It's Mexico. I wouldn't bet on it.[/quote]Nobody went to jail or was even found negligent over the decision to use cheap ...

The question again in my mind at least is have B-Double routes gone to far?

I believe the truck was carrying fuel?

Would there be any real reason why the branch could not be reopened for passenger traffic?

It wasn't built.


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