Southern Cross pl. 2a & b to 8a & b (and even 8south + 8a I guess) would be long enough for 9 carriages if both sections of each platform are used.
Not 8 south + 8 a, as 8 south is slightly further west than 8a.
Every morning this week on my way to work (about 5 am) I have noted that there is some serious work being done on the Ballarat line at Deer Park West Junction (not the new RRL junction, but the old junction to the Boral Quarry siding, where the dual track becomes single track). Is someone able to confirm that this is for the installation of a new set of high speed points to replace the old 65km/h points? Or is it something else entirely?
I know the long lens shortens everything a lot (especially compared to the first shot), but wow it looks like a roller coaster ride in that last photo...
They've put the track back at Caroline Springs, I can't tell if the points are new, and I'm not sure what work has been done to prepare the station site other than the dirt which has been delivered.
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