I cannot download the route either.
Can we please ask someone to upload it to the Railpage system and I will approve. Michael are you able to fix the code issue for the CR/LF for downloaded files?
Updated version is now submitted to Railpage.
same here. who decided to place the file on this site. stupid.
A couple of things about hosting and beta versions that might explain the decision logic.
I think a few people here are missing the point of a public beta. A public beta is not a finished product, it is a version with known, and unknown faults that the public can test and give feedback on. These faults are then progressively corrected with updates until the final polished and (hopefully) working product is finished. This is good method for a big project like this one being worked on by only one or two people with limited time. It means the public gets to try it out a lot sooner than they would otherwise, and we get to spend more of our valuble time modelling new content rather than testing.
Because of the need to make frequent updates as faults are identified, it is helpful to host somewhere I have direct control over. As it stands for Railpage I have to PM an admin to get previous versions taken down, something that can get understandably annoying for both parties if I have to change something suddenly. Hence the original plan to host the evolving beta versions on RailVictoria or file sharing services until the worst of the testing process is over. Then a final, nicely packaged version in a self extracting instaler can be uploaded to Railpage.
So that's why we did it this way, even though it is evidently unpopular with some people. I probably should have written a bigger disclaimer earlier about what "beta" means.
Like I said earlier, if this process seems like too much trouble (or you don't like the idea of using a product with known faults) you are most welcome to wait until the nicely packaged final product is released whenever that may be.
Also I've been told by the RailVictoria admin that the problem that was preventing some people downloading earlier has now been corrected.