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[quote=don_dunstan][quote]Can you cut the crap about the Chinese credit card Don? According to this report, a few months old but it should still be accurate, the state governments owe most of their mo ...

No fan of the Belt and Road Initiative, but credit where credit is due;

China had by far the largest amount of solar PV and wind capacity installed of any country – by a long shot. China has also ...

[quote=Bear1321][quote][quote]If what your saying was remotely true we'd still be running Taits and Swing Door trains. Imagine Those ancient things rattling around with Led's, automatic doors and cove ...

[quote=don_dunstan][quote]When has to remember whilst Biden's handling has been terrible, this has been initiated by the previous Trump Govt. They did a hasty withdrawal of US troops at the behest of ...

[quote=Donald]Wow, fascinating viewing. Left leaning media organisation having a go at right wing media. Should be compulsary viewing. Think I might poke my eyes out and fill my ears with glue.[/ ...

[quote=The Vinelander]As was widely reported in the reliable media, this fiasco, right or wrong, good or bad has been going on for 20 years and the training and support for the Afghan army has been do ...

[quote=Lockie91][quote][quote]I recall that last time there were passenger rolling stock scrapping the network was left short.[/quote]That is because, then in Victoria order small batches of trains ra ...

I recall that last time there were passenger rolling stock scrapping the network was left short.
bevans
That is because, then in Victoria order small batches of trains rather than large  ...

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla][quote][quote]I did read a while back that an idea for extending their lives was entirely new bogies with efficient regenerative braking, mustn't have been economical for some re ...

[quote=Aaron][quote][quote][quote]Heartbreaking

[url=https://twitter.com/ahmermkhan/status/1427122053212098560](3) Ahmer Khan on Twitter: "The sheer helplessness at Kabul airport. It’s heartbreak ...

[quote=True Believers][quote][quote][quote]- Electrification to Mt Atkinson (near Rockbank).[/quote]Why in the blue hell wouldn't they just electrify to Melton?[/quote]Why wouldn't you just do the rig ...

[quote=don_dunstan]I did read a while back that an idea for extending their lives was entirely new bogies with efficient regenerative braking, mustn't have been economical for some reason - it would b ...

[quote=speedemon08][quote][quote]It's the beginning of the end for the Comeng's. Part of the withdrawal plans and being moved elsewhere for dismantling.[/quote]

Aren't the trains still packed on most ...

[quote=Jordy33]Ok I collected some key points quickly:

[color=#000000][size=3]$58.7B Economic benefits [/size][/color]

[color=#000000][size=3]24,000 jobs [/size][/color]

[color=#000000][size=3]Auto ...

[quote=Transtopic][quote]However reusing the Epping to Chatswood line for Metro has seen services raised from 4 trains an hour to 15 trains an hour.

Michael[/quote]My understanding is that the ECRL ...

[quote=Valvegear][quote]Ugh. Morrison is not even lightweight in this discussion. He'd be better of saying nothing at all.[/quote] Puts one in mind of Vince Gair's description of Billy Snedden as "a ...

[quote=Tii][quote][quote][quote]It's awful service really- the whole thing needs to be taken over and run at a state level everywhere to integrate properly and have faster routes. It's almost 2022 and ...

[quote=Myrtone][quote]South of the river most rail was above ground on embankments and bridges because the soil south of the river did not allow for the building of deep level tubes. Most of Inner Sou ...

[quote=Myrtone][quote]Oh, so again we are back to ideology on what a "Metro" is to be classified under your defintion and despite literally dozens like the Sydney Metro been built in the last 30 years ...

[quote=Myrtone]The Paris lines are not new city examples but extensions of an existing network. None of the other examples mentioned above co-exist with heavy suburban rail. Note that Singapore is an ...

[quote=John.Z][quote]It's awful service really- the whole thing needs to be taken over and run at a state level everywhere to integrate properly and have faster routes. It's almost 2022 and still a lo ...

[quote=True Believers][quote]You never know how this will work out. If I recall correctly, over a long life I have heard this scheme put up at least three times. It seems to have failed (or never star ...

[quote=Myrtone]The other thing is that reducing loading gauge is a step down when looking to increase capacity. More frequency is possible even with double decker trains with improved signaling.

On ...

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Yeah and that makes it right does it? I really feel sorry for small businesses up and down the country, but a lot of it is to do with us the public. Especially  ...

[quote=Gman_86]NSW was never the gold standard, they just got lucky in 2020, in 2021 that luck has run out.

Similarly, Victoria has never been as bad as some of its detractors would suggest. The bi ...

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