Toolamba - Echuca line reopening

 
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
The link via Toolamba is also flatter with a lower crossing of the dividing range.

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  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
All of what Galron says is correct, plus the distance is shorter via Toolamba which reduces track access fees and operating costs.
Trainplanner
Lets see what happens on the 14th of October then.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
One question on this topic, are there any crossing loops inbetween Toolamba and Seymour? I would have thought the line between Seymour and Shepparton would have been a lot busier than the line between Bendigo and Echuca.
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
There is a crossing loop at Murchison East. I do not think there is one at Nagambie these days. Congestion south of Bendigo is one problem on that route. The other advantages of the Tolamba route are well shown here. Perhaps grain may one day go to Geelong via Bendigo and Castlemaine-Maryborough.
  Some rail man Junior Train Controller

Location: CIA Headquarters in Washington D.C
The one at Murchison East is out of service because of track condition
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

The one at Murchison East is out of service because of track condition
Some rail man
Just needs a bit of fixing
  emmastreet Train Controller

Location: Goulburn Valley
Has been fixed. In fact was used a few weeks ago when a Down Seymour RHC charter crossed the Up Shepparton pass.
  Ballast_Plough Chief Commissioner

Location: Lilydale, Vic
I would have thought the line between Seymour and Shepparton would have been a lot busier than the line between Bendigo and Echuca.
Gman_86

It's the section between Melbourne and Bendigo that's the problem - not Bendigo and Echuca.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I am aware of the situation on the Bendigo Line, I was asking about the Shepparton Line in more of a general sense as my knowledge of this line is sparse compared to the Bendigo and Echuca lines.
  emmastreet Train Controller

Location: Goulburn Valley
A V/Line ad in this weeks "Tatura Guardian" says "Trains will resume running from Wed 2 October".
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Aforementioned article is here:
http://www.mmg.com.au/local-news/kyabram/freight-trains-return-to-kyabram-1.58847

Line speed will be 50 km/h which is a bit on the slow side.  That works out at over 80min for 67km of track.
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

Aforementioned article is here:
http://www.mmg.com.au/local-news/kyabram/freight-trains-return-to-kyabram-1.58847

Line speed will be 50 km/h which is a bit on the slow side.  That works out at over 80min for 67km of track.
Carnot
What would they need to do to improve the line speed to 70kph?