Stick to facts on rail passenger/freight lines

 

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ONE wonders whether the real aim of

  trainbrain Deputy Commissioner

ONE wonders whether the real aim of Rail Revival Alliance spokesman Scott Ramsay is to improve regional rail or to be a mouthpiece for Labor Party attacks on the Victorian Coalition government, as he continues his letter-writing campaign across regional Victoria. Mr Ramsay has again repeated (The Courier, July 7) something he knows is not true.
Stick to facts on rail passenger/freight lines


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I gave this group the flick on FB, they are full of misinformation and do their cause no good, especially with the speeds of trucks and coaches. Yes it was nice to see the DERM last saturday but that is where it ends with there feel good dreams. They are not worth the effort.

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  trainbrain Deputy Commissioner

whoops Sunday
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
I gave this group the flick on FB, they are full of misinformation and do their cause no good, especially with the speeds of trucks and coaches. Yes it was nice to see the DERM last saturday but that is where it ends with there feel good dreams. They are not worth the effort.
trainbrain

Yeah, after being added (I really dont care about this, there are bigger more important issues to tackle first) it seems they give little proper thought into finding out all the facts. I like the part where they say they can use spare rolling stock... what spare rolling stock? We're barely at capacity now.

Although, according to posts elsewhere Geelong to Ballarat is not the stupid idea though.

The worst part is there is all sorts of stupid groups popping up because of this. The latest ones is for return of passenger services to Wonthaggi and Yarrawonga.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia

The worst part is there is all sorts of stupid groups popping up because of this. The latest ones is for return of passenger services to Wonthaggi and Yarrawonga.
speedemon08


Would there be any merit to returning services to Yarrawonga?
  trainbrain Deputy Commissioner

Yeah, after being added (I really dont care about this, there are bigger more important issues to tackle first) it seems they give little proper thought into finding out all the facts. I like the part where they say they can use spare rolling stock... what spare rolling stock? We're barely at capacity now.

Although, according to posts elsewhere Geelong to Ballarat is not the stupid idea though.

The worst part is there is all sorts of stupid groups popping up because of this. The latest ones is for return of passenger services to Wonthaggi and Yarrawonga.
speedemon08

Geelong/ Ballarat i do agree but Yarrawonga?    BEVANS even you should know better than that.......................
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Would there be any merit to returning services to Yarrawonga?
bevans

No, because they think a rail line will serve the town will save the population decrease, it just wont.
  wyche123 Locomotive Fireman

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I gave this group the flick on FB, they are full of misinformation and do their cause no good, especially with the speeds of trucks and coaches. Yes it was nice to see the DERM last saturday but that is where it ends with there feel good dreams. They are not worth the effort.
trainbrain

Hey Peter Ryan. Your project in northern Vic. Which lines are to be transformed? The local members up there have no details. Which lines?
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
When is Peter Ryan actually going to get serious and start telling the truth ?

I agree that Ryan only committed to a study which he ensured made the idea of loving the study to a project.

Gold plating as they cal it was I am certain delineate and erg the full
Knowledge of Ryan.

Too much talk and not enough delivery Ryan.
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
No, because they think a rail line will serve the town will save the population decrease, it just wont.
speedemon08

Small towns die for a reason. Unless they are within a commutable distance of Melbourne, they should be let die.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
No, because they think a rail line will serve the town will save the population decrease, it just wont.
"speedemon08

Small towns die for a reason. Unless they are within a commutable distance of Melbourne, they should be let die.
"RTT_Rules"

Plainly neither of you two have ventured along the Murray Valley Highway just east of Yarrawonga recently and seen the massive growth in the residential properties.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Small towns die for a reason. Unless they are within a commutable distance of Melbourne, they should be let die.
RTT_Rules

This is an outrageous comment for so many reasons Exclamation

Shane you should know better.....
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Small towns die for a reason. Unless they are within a commutable distance of Melbourne, they should be let die.
RTT_Rules

Like Melbourne is the magical essence that breathes life into a small remote rural community? Never has, never will, they exist for the locals, not the dopey city dwellers.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Would have to agree. Towns as regional centre do not revolve aroun melbourne or other state capitals.

Bendigo and ballarat are good examples. Albury/Wodonga another good example.

You could also include Wagga and Dubbo.

Smaller outlying towns will rely more on the bigger regional centres.

Rutherglen on Albury. Inglewood on Bendigo. And so on and so forth.
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Anyway, back on topic. I suspect that the DERM tour did nothing to prove anything other than the fact that you can always get a bunch of rail enthusiasts on board a DERM that is going pretty much anywhere.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Anyway, back on topic. I suspect that the DERM tour did nothing to prove anything other than the fact that you can always get a bunch of rail enthusiasts on board a DERM that is going pretty much anywhere.
TheBlacksmith

I wasn't aware that needed proving? Laughing

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