Current TfV page:
"....detail mooted to be announced at the end of this year."
And today's updateI interpret it as this:
https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/5704972/congestion-busting-plan-around-ballarat-station-without-set-start-date/?cs=12"....detail mooted to be announced at the end of this year."
And I still dont understand the Ararat and Maryborough loop....
I interpret it as this:
42 weekly return freight trains on the SG track through Ballarat (i.e 12 SG train movements per day), and 23 weekly return train via the Avoca line (i.e 3 - 4 SG train movement per day).
PS: The release is 4 months old and was probably discussed in the other threads.Yep very well aware and I was a significant contributor to them. But when I went to find the right place to put todays (very minor) update it was clear that a separate thread could have merits.
I interpret it as this:12 SG train movements per day through that area I would think would be far more than plenty. If they used 6 of those per day (assuming one up and one down is 2, so 3 return trains) I would be somewhat surprised. Agreed with others that Maryborough-Ararat would be for Portland traffic (and other western origin/destination traffic) only.
42 weekly return freight trains on the SG track through Ballarat (i.e 12 SG train movements per day), and 23 weekly return train via the Avoca line (i.e 6 - 7 SG train movements per day).
.....................................................This statement is poorly worded, however when freight trains are described as ‘single gauge’ what do you expect. The words in bold should be deleted. The original release explains capacity from the Murray Basin properly.
The upgrades will allow up [sic] 65 return freight services to run from the Murray Basin region through Ballarat with the use of the Ararat and Maryborough loop.