Where's me Maryborough?

 
  per1 Banned

Location: Banned
Cant wait to catch the first train to Melbourne. Especially as I will be the only one paying full fare.

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  hansonator Chief Commissioner

Location: Strathmore, Victoria
Cant wait to catch the first train to Melbourne. Especially as I will be the only one paying full fare.
"per1"


What gives you that assumption?
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Cant wait to catch the first train to Melbourne. Especially as I will be the only one paying full fare.
"per1"


What gives you that assumption?
"hansonator"


Dont feed the damn thing.
  ML2 Locomotive Driver

Are services commencing in July or has this been pushed forward?
  Apocalyptical Locomotive Fireman

Hear tell that they are starting driver training on the Ballarat - Maryborough section this week - better get out there with the cameras to get the first short of a Velocity on this line.

Will update when I hear more

Blinkey
"Blinkey"


If your after a Velocity this week.. Im sorry to dissapoint.. Its a plain old N class this week.. Doing the Driver training
"Junior"


N453 arrived at Ballarat today and is currently stabled in the siding next to platform 2.

BTW: Hi to all from a train newbie Smile
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia

If your after a Velocity this week.. Im sorry to dissapoint.. Its a plain old N class this week.. Doing the Driver training
"Apocalyptical"


N453 arrived at Ballarat today and is currently stabled in the siding behind platform 2.

BTW: Hi to all from a train newbie Smile[/quote]

Welcome to Railpage.

Are you confirming the N class will be used for driver training to Maryborough?  I am concerned about the derailment at Maryborough over the past day or so. I hope they get the yard up to scratch prior to services starting

Further, do we know if any passenger rollingstock will be stabled at Maryborough overnight requiring new stabling works?

Regards
Brian
  Apocalyptical Locomotive Fireman

Are you confirming the N class will be used for driver training to Maryborough?  I am concerned about the derailment at Maryborough over the past day or so. I hope they get the yard up to scratch prior to services starting


Yes, the N class will be used for driver training as told to me by the very polite VLine chap at the station. It's being used for this purpose until August.

(I thought it was there to haul back the X'trap (?) in the Ballarat North workshop).

Further, do we know if any passenger rollingstock will be stabled at Maryborough overnight requiring new stabling works?


No idea. I didn't know how far to push any questions.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
I drove to Creswick today to have a squiz at the platform/station works.

The platform itself is completed, save for the tactiles and shelter. The coping in front of the platform was half complete.

The roadway to the car park is still under construction with kerbing in place, however the roads, car park, footpaths and landscaping in the station precinct all need to be done.
If there's going to be a booking office, that too will need constructing.

I figure I'd plan on a late August/early September opening of the line to Maryborough. Just a few months short of the state election. Wink

Interest from the locals is good as there were a few cars came and went whilst I was taking pics.

BTW anyone who thinks Maryborough will remain at one service a day, in view of the $$ being spent at Creswick alone, has got rocks in their head Exclamation

Mike.
  ZH836301 Chief Commissioner

Location: BleakCity
Just like Echuca...
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Just like Echuca...
"ZH836301"


Typical ZH prophesy Exclamation

Haven't I ear-bashed you enough yet about timetables and works in progress Question

Stand by for more soon...
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
 I am concerned about the derailment at Maryborough over the past day or so. I hope they get the yard up to scratch prior to services starting

Further, do we know if any passenger rollingstock will be stabled at Maryborough overnight requiring new stabling works?
"bevans"


V/Line were throwing a heap of new sleepers in road 2 last week when I went past, and Abigroup appeared to be building new stabling alongside the fuel point near the old Maryborough loco sheds.


Cheers

Rick
  ZH836301 Chief Commissioner

Location: BleakCity
Echuca is still one service per weekday, is it not?

Now what's suddenly going to change that will make say five daily services each way viable in the future, but not now?

Should be at least that from the start or none at all.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Echuca is still one service per weekday, is it not?

Now what's suddenly going to change that will make say five daily services each way viable in the future.
"ZH836301"


Yes but of course... Laughing    
  per1 Banned

Location: Banned
So, when will Echuca get extra services?
  Blinkey Junior Train Controller

John Brumby today announced the upgrading of the Cjunes station so as to allow the new Maryborough passenger service to stop  at Clunes

The Premier John Brumby today announced that passenger rail services would return to the central Victorian town of Clunes as part of a major $7 million Victorian Government investment to overhaul the dilapidated station and include it on the soon to re-open Maryborough train line.

Brumby also announced that the Maryboprough service will be gin in August with the new Vline timetable being released next Month

Mr Brumby also announced that the first passenger rail services to Maryborough would begin by early August with V/Line to unveil the new timetable next month
  MEASWELL Locomotive Driver

Location: werribee/tullamarine
this was in the Ballarat Courier on the weekend

Ballarat-Maryborough rail line reopens
EMILY SOBEY
13 Jun, 2010 11:09 PM
MOTORISTS are urged to be cautious as V/Line passenger trains return to the Ballarat-Maryborough line today for the first time in 20 years.

Track works are nearly complete and driver training will start today.

It will run over several weeks.

The training means locomotives will be up and down the line at speeds of up to 80km/h.

While freight trains have used the line, passenger trains will travel faster and more regularly through the day.

V/Line spokesman James Kelly said drivers needed to be aware of the trains and rules around crossings should be obeyed.

Meanwhile, V/Line says it is disappointed with Ballarat City Council's decision last week not to close three crossings at Tourello and Bald Hills.

The transport provider wanted the crossings closed, saying they would pose an unacceptable risk to passengers and the public with commuter trains returning to the line.

But dozens of landholders and local emergency services lobbied hard to ensure the crossings stayed open, saying it was vital to carry out their farming safely and for easy access to properties during fires.

V/Line said despite the decision it will work with council proactively.

With 42 level crossings along the Ballarat-Maryborough line, V/Line has funding to upgrade 11 of them.

Mr Kelly said they now needed to find the money to upgrade the crossings and would discuss other options with council.

Upgrading may include road realignment, with the potential to realign Tourello Road, where its rail crossing sits at a 45 degree angle.

"Council have a very big role to play with level crossing safety and they had a significant opportunity to do that," Mr Kelly said.

"Ultimately because they're not being closed now, the trains will have to go slower and be speed restricted for safety reasons."
  A no 1 Chief Commissioner

Location: I see a Seagoon
N453 was in the dock road this morning at Ballarat station
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
“We understand how important transport links are to the liveability of our regions which is why we are making these major investments which will mean people living and working in Maryborough and Clunes can commute to Ballarat and Melbourne for work, study or leisure.

“It will ensure that Clunes people can access job, education and leisure opportunities in Ballarat and Melbourne and will create a faster route between Clunes, Melbourne and Ballarat.”

"Brumby"

Surely he isn't serious?
"ZH836301"



Thanks for the lead in ZH...

I know for a fact that over 15% of the population of Clunes took the time to write to the Premier advocating for the re-instated Maryborough service to stop at their town.

Argue that as you will, however I humbly suggest the Premier's announcement echoes sentiments in my recent rantings about economic development and connectivity with Ballarat and Melbourne, etc.

I further suggest that it's apparent the strong opposition you've shown to the sentiment of my posts isn't in line with the progressive thinking of regional development for Victoria in today's world.

Mike.

NOTE: Moved from the Mildura thread.
  fullofrubbish Assistant Commissioner

Location: Brunswick
From the post at the top of the page:

"Ultimately because they're not being closed now [level crossings], the trains will have to go slower and be speed restricted for safety reasons"

That's a pretty smeg outcome! 80km/h is slow enough in the first place.
  aussiebbq Assistant Commissioner

Location: Ballarat, Australia

I know for a fact that over 15% of the population of Clunes took the time to write to the Premier advocating for the re-instated Maryborough service to stop at their town.
"The Vinelander"


So, what about six people?

So will they use the old Clunes Station or built a new one right next to it like they did at Creswick.
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

Location: Banned


I know for a fact that over 15% of the population of Clunes took the time to write to the Premier advocating for the re-instated Maryborough service to stop at their town.
"The Mikelander"


That like your 20,000 signatures for a Mildura pass that turned out to be less than a quarter?
  Ballast_Plough Chief Commissioner

Location: Lilydale, Vic
“We understand how important transport links are to the liveability of our regions which is why we are making these major investments which will mean people living and working in Maryborough and Clunes can commute to Ballarat and Melbourne for work, study or leisure.

“It will ensure that Clunes people can access job, education and leisure opportunities in Ballarat and Melbourne and will create a faster route between Clunes, Melbourne and Ballarat.”

"Brumby"

Surely he isn't serious?
"ZH836301"



Thanks for the lead in ZH...

I know for a fact that over 15% of the population of Clunes took the time to write to the Premier advocating for the re-instated Maryborough service to stop at their town.

Argue that as you will, however I humbly suggest the Premier's announcement echoes sentiments in my recent rantings about economic development and connectivity with Ballarat and Melbourne, etc.

I further suggest that it's apparent the strong opposition you've shown to the sentiment of my posts isn't in line with the progressive thinking of regional development for Victoria in today's world.

Mike.

NOTE: Moved from the Mildura thread.
"The Vinelander"


But that was my point in the other thread - I'm just worried that locals will have done their lobbying, be celebrating the return of a passenger service and then suddenly discover it turns out to be 1 train per day instead of the hourly V/Locity they may have visualised!!!
  574M White Guru

Location: Shepparton
N453 was in the dock road this morning at Ballarat station
"A no 1"


N class to Maryborough?
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
N453 was in the dock road this morning at Ballarat station
"A no 1"


N class to Maryborough?
"574M"


Because it has one more seat up front for driver track familiarisation training, than a V/Locity, and the higher driving position gives a slightly better view of the track than a lower train such as a V/Locity.

Mike.
  A no 1 Chief Commissioner

Location: I see a Seagoon
There is plenty of Ns but no spare Vlocitys

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