Where's me Maryborough?

 
  Blinkey Junior Train Controller

Yes, I thought it seemed a pretty  good improvement.

I don't imagine that a Tuesday afternoon  is particularly exceptional for patronage, either one way or another.

Better co-ordinated feeder service,  changing the Saturday and Sunday down times from 4pm to something like 5:30 or 6:00pm would be helpful (so you can go to an event like the football, a show or the races and then you can return by train) A 4pm train from melbourne dosn;t suit many people from what I hear.

And a day return from Melbourne has to come ... maybe when they get Clunes up and running

B

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  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Traveled on the afternoon down to MARYBOROUGH on Tuesday this week. There were 63  passengers on the train out of Ballarat

Just for those who may be interested

Regards

Blinkey
"Blinkey"


DAMNED Mad  if I can find my post re this topic from January 2011. Why can't I easily search my own postings, but I digress.

I believe there were around 40 pax in January when I travelled the route, so this is good news for the service and the planned service frequency increase, and bad news for the naysayers like, the occasional poster ZH, Sprinterfresh, Michaelje and their ilk.

Even Riccardo, now languishing on his forgotten blog would IMO be impressed.

Mike.    
  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
Way it reads to me is that 40 people are using the two daily services - which is what? A Toyota Coaster-ful each way?
"Sir Thomas Bent"

A while back I saw a minivan on the Ballarat - Ararat 'bus' service.

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  BH160159 Chief Train Controller

Location: Shepparton

A while back I saw a minivan on the Ballarat - Ararat 'bus' service.
"wongm"


I think they call them "a rubber tyre pas "





Bill
  Michaelje Chief Commissioner

Traveled on the afternoon down to MARYBOROUGH on Tuesday this week. There were 63  passengers on the train out of Ballarat

Just for those who may be interested

Regards

Blinkey
"Blinkey"


DAMNED Mad  if I can find my post re this topic from January 2011. Why can't I easily search my own postings, but I digress.

I believe there were around 40 pax in January when I travelled the route, so this is good news for the service and the planned service frequency increase, and bad news for the naysayers like, the occasional poster ZH, Sprinterfresh, Michaelje and their ilk.

Even Riccardo, now languishing on his forgotten blog would IMO be impressed.

Mike.    
"The Vinelander"



WOW!! A massive increase in patronage, about 50%.

Oh wait, its still 63.

So the subsidy per trip is probably now $250 instead of $300

Yawn
  Blinkey Junior Train Controller

It would seem that Maths  wasn't your strong suit
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

Location: Banned
It would seem that Maths  wasn't your strong suit
"Blinkey"
Kids: when criticising someone else's mathematics skills, make sure you can demonstrate the correct use of full stops. Makes you look less of a twat than you already are.
  Villian Junior Train Controller

My perception and I stress my perception!. Is when you put in a good, regular, reliable transport link, its not long before the house building begins.  In fact you can even con people by saying you are going to build a transport link. Ask the people who flocked to Waverley including the AFL.

I think we need a bit more build it and they will come in State.
  DalyWaters Chief Commissioner