1: Doesn't serve a growth corridor
2: Doesn't suffer overcrowding or much constraints in the system
3: Very expensive to achieve very little (not good cost benefit ratio)
Doesn't serve the Northern surburbs to the Hospital and Universities?
-Upfield line has connections to route 59 and 19 tram lines.
-Metro 2 tunnel can achieve for the South Morang line instead
The route 19 tram is terrible and always stuck behind traffic and low capacity
-It will eventually have to get an upgrade this includes tram traffic lights priority, accessible stops and longer trams
-Removing parking off Sydney Road
Why the South Morang line not the Upfield line?
-South Morang will serve Mernda a growth area
-South Morang under overcrowding and under constraints at Clifton Hill
-Upfield line won't serve Wallan and Vline services any time soon
What can be done for Upfield line?
-Remove level crossings
-Duplicate the single track
-Extend to allow Vlines use the line and eventually plan for Wallan electrification
Most students from Upfield head into the University, so how can you provide for this?
-Many connection available
-Upgrades to the tram, bus and cycling routes would be enough
-Metro 1 tunnel would mean many students will move to Arden precinct to access the Uni