4th up Vline service from Shepparton

 
  beanzs27 Assistant Commissioner

is there an empty train run to Shepparton from Seymour for the extra Up service  in the morning? Or do two trains travel together on a down service?
Also are all service still Loco hauled?

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  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
is there an empty train run to Shepparton from Seymour for the extra Up service  in the morning? Or do two trains travel together on a down service?
Also are all service still Loco hauled?
beanzs27

I have read on here initially the empty will run from Seymour in the morning and then return as a revenue service from Shepparton to Melbourne.  This is only until Shepparton yard gets some upgraded lighting and security stabling I believe.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
This I the situation as reported in the other thread.

The yard at shepparton is being upgraded with lighting and paths for crew to walk.

Once this is complete I think it is two sets which will be parked overnight.
  Chidda Bang Locomotive Driver

Location: Banned
My shepperton plan

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MONDAY TO FRIDAY
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Southern Cross   0610    0701    0825    0932    1032    1132    1252    1332    1432    1531    1631    1711    1737
North Melbourne  *       *       *       *       *       *       1256    1336    1436    1535    1635    1715    1741
Essendon         *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       1543    1643    *       *
Broadmeadows     0632    0730    0856    0950    1050    1150    1310    1350    1450    1600    1659    1740    1806
Craigieburn      0646    0738    0908    0959    *       1159    *       1359    1459    *       *       *       *
Donnybrook       0651    0743    0913    1004    *       1204    *       1404    1504    1612    1711    1752    1823
Wallan           0701    0753    0922    1013    1110    1213    1332    1413    1513    1621    1722    1803    1832
Heathcote Junc   0706    0758    0927    1018    *       1218    *       1418    1518    1626    1729    1810    1837
Wandong          0708    0800    0929    1020    1116    1220    1339    1420    1520    1629    1732    1813    1840
Kilmore East     0714    0806    0935    1026    1122    1226    1346    1426    1526    1635    1738    1819    1846
Broadford        0722    0814    0942    1033    1129    1233    1354    1433    1533    1642    1747    1828    1854
Tallarook        0731    0823    0951    1042    *       1242    *       1442    1542    1651    1756    1837    1903
Seymour          0738    0833    0959    1054    1144    1250    1410    1454    1550    1703    1805    1849    1912
Nagambie         0754    -       1015    -       1200    -       1427    -       1606    -       1822    -       -
Murchison East   0809    -       1030    -       1216    -       1443    -       1621    -       1838    -       -
Mooroopna        0829    -       1050    -       1236    -       1503    -       1641    -       1858    -       -
Shepparton       0836    -       1056    -       1242    -       1510    -       1648    -       1905    -       -

Southern Cross   1812    1842    1951    2145    2315    0045F
North Melbourne  1816    1846    1955    2149    2319    0049F
Essendon         *       *       *       *       *       *
Broadmeadows     1836    1906    2010    2202    2332    0102F
Craigieburn      *       *       2019    2209    2339    0109F
Donnybrook       *       1924    2024    2214    2344    0114F
Wallan           1902    1933    2033    2223    2353    0123F
Heathcote Junc   *       1938    2038    2228    2358    0128F
Wandong          *       1940    2040    2230    0000    0130F
Kilmore East     *       1946    2046    2236    0006    0136F
Broadford        *       1953    2053    2243    0013    0143F
Tallarook        *       2003    2102    2252    0022    0152F
Seymour          1936    2014    2110    2300    0032    0200F
Nagambie         1953    -       2126    2316    -       0216F
Murchison East   2009    -       2141    2331    -       0231F
Mooroopna        2029    -       2201    2351    -       0251F
Shepparton       2036    -       2207    2357    -       0257F

F = Train operates only on Fridays

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SATURDAY & PUBLIC HOLIDAY
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Southern Cross   0712    0932    1052    1232    1352    1512    1632    1732    1832    1955    2125    2255    0025S
North Melbourne  *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *
Essendon         *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *
Broadmeadows     0732    0952    1109    1249    1409    1529    1649    1749    1849    2012    2142    2312    0042S
Craigieburn      0738    0958    1118    1258    1418    1538    1658    1758    *       2019    2149    2319    0049S
Donnybrook       0743    1003    1123    1303    1423    1542    1703    1803    *       2024    2154    2324    0054S
Wallan           0752    1012    1132    1312    1432    1552    1712    1812    1912    2033    2203    2333    0103S
Heathcote Junc   0757    1017    1137    1317    1437    1557    1717    1817    *       2038    2208    2338    0108S
Wandong          0759    1019    1139    1319    1439    1559    1719    1819    1919    2040    2210    2340    0110S
Kilmore East     0805    1025    1145    1325    1445    1605    1725    1825    1926    2046    2216    2346    0116S
Broadford        0812    1032    1152    1332    1452    1612    1732    1832    1935    2053    2223    2353    0123S
Tallarook        0821    1041    1201    1341    1501    1621    1741    1841    *       2102    2232    0002    0132S
Seymour          0830    1050    1212    1349    1512    1629    1752    1849    1951    2113    2240    0012    0140S
Nagambie         0846    1106    -       1405    -       1635    -       1905    2010    -       2256    -       0156S
Murchison East   0901    1121    -       1420    -       1650    -       1920    2026    -       2311    -       0211S
Mooroopna        0921    1141    -       1440    -       1710    -       1940    2046    -       2331    -       0231S
Shepparton       0927    1147    -       1447    -       1717    -       1947    2053    -       2337    -       0237S

S = Train does not operate on Public Holidays

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SUNDAY, CHRISTMAS DAY & GOOD FRIDAY
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Southern Cross   0705    0932    1052    1232    1352    1512    1632    1732    1832    1955    2155
North Melbourne  *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *
Essendon         *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *
Broadmeadows     0736    0952    1109    1249    1409    1529    1649    1749    1849    2012    2212
Craigieburn      *       0958    1118    1258    1418    1538    1658    1758    *       2019    2219
Donnybrook       *       1003    1123    1303    1423    1542    1703    1803    *       2024    2124
Wallan           *       1012    1132    1312    1432    1552    1712    1812    1912    2033    2233
Heathcote Junc   *       1017    1137    1317    1437    1557    1717    1817    *       2038    2238
Wandong          *       1019    1139    1319    1439    1559    1719    1819    1919    2040    2240
Kilmore East     *       1025    1145    1325    1445    1605    1725    1825    1926    2046    2246
Broadford        *       1032    1152    1332    1452    1612    1732    1832    1935    2053    2253
Tallarook        *       1041    1201    1341    1501    1621    1741    1841    *       2102    2302
Seymour arr      0824A   -       1212    -       1512    -       1752    -       -       2113       -
Seymour dep      0829    1050    -       1349    -       1629    -       1849    1951    -       2310
Nagambie         0845    1106    -       1405    -       1635    -       1905    2010    -       2316
Murchison East   0900    1121    -       1420    -       1650    -       1920    2026    -       2331
Mooroopna        0920    1141    -       1440    -       1710    -       1940    2046    -       2351
Shepparton       0926    1147    -       1447    -       1717    -       1947    2053    -       2357

A = Service to Albury. Change for Shepparton
  beanzs27 Assistant Commissioner

When stabling yards are upgrade in Shepparton, will there be 4 services each way on weekdays?
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

Chidda Bang you have too much free time on your hands
  Chidda Bang Locomotive Driver

Location: Banned
Chidda Bang you have too much free time on your hands
trainbrain
Wagged skool and had choofys then i did it Smile
  kuldalai Chief Commissioner

When stabling yards are upgrade in Shepparton, will there be 4 services each way on weekdays?
beanzs27
1. The first Up is currently far too early it needs to be at 0550 forming 0650 ish Up Seymour, with the second am Up being put back to 0730 ish . Patronage of first am Up is very poor as it is far too early .

2. Yes, when the stabling is finished for two trains overnight at Shepparton then there will be an additional PM Down like the 1630 Dn Seymour extended through to Seymour . (At the moment cars for first Up go out early am as Ety Cars ex Seymour.)

3. Sadly VLP are doing the current tie renewal with wooden sleepers instead of low profile concrete sleepers. On other mainlines the recent tie renewals have mixed low profile concrete with wooden sleepers, so crazy still using 100 % wood when the line is badly in need of upgrade to Class - 2 to allow 130kmh DMU operation .  Ideally also needs relay with reclaimed 94lb rail ex RFR upgrades between Mangalore and  Murchison East as rail is very old in that section restricting speeds.

4. Existing infrastructure between Seymour and  Shepparton can support up to 5 return trips per Weekday. Above 5 return trips then one needs to recommission existing crossing loop at Murchison East, plus remote control of that loop plus remote control of the junction at Toolamba .
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
When stabling yards are upgrade in Shepparton, will there be 4 services each way on weekdays?
beanzs27
In the short term I would expect so, probably a mid to late afternoon departure from Melbourne (maybe about 1630, possibly as an extension of the current Seymour service at that time). This could go with the current evening service (1822 out of Melbourne) being pushed back an hour or so to spread the coverage a bit more evenly.

In the long term, the plan is to upgrade the line so DMU's could travel at a decent speed, this would then lay the seeds for services to bump out to about 5 or 6 each way each day.
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

3. Sadly VLP are doing the current tie renewal with wooden sleepers instead of low profile concrete sleepers. On other mainlines the recent tie renewals have mixed low profile concrete with wooden sleepers, so crazy still using 100 % wood when the line is badly in need of upgrade to Class - 2 to allow 130kmh DMU operation .  Ideally also needs relay with reclaimed 94lb rail ex RFR upgrades between Mangalore and  Murchison East as rail is very old in that section restricting speeds.
kuldalai
I understand, but even timber sleepers with at least 47 kg rail would be a step forward. So line speeds go to 115kph loco hauled instead of 100kph. But yes, they should just re sleeper the entire line with concrete and put new 50kg rail onto it. Then upgrade the level crossings. So DMU's can do 130kph non stop.
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
Chidda Bang you have too much free time on your hands
trainbrain
Oi, a couple of us NSW foamers have spent years iterating the perfect regional timetable!
  damooops Junior Train Controller

Location: The Revenue Raising State
G'day all.
Apart from Murchison East not being available, the other limiting factor is the safeworking system being train orders. The government would need to spend major dollars on upgrading the section to remote controlled ATC (Automatic Train Control)
Cheers all.
  Burkey Station Master

Of course any low profile concrete sleepers would be gauge convertible wouldn't they!!
Lets keep in mind the big picture people. This is the Tocumwal line. It just so happens that passenger trains unfortunately don't go past Shepparton.
Graincorp have just announced they will spend considerable dollars at Tocumwal to construct a loop that will accommodate 50 wagon trains that will be able to load without shunting. They will do so using timber sleepers that can obviously be gauge converted in the future.
There is also still a huge push by Riverina councils to re open the Tocumwal Narrandera line. Most produce south of the Murrumbidgee river goes south to Victoria either by road or by the long way around to the North East line by rail. The Narrandera line is the missing link and many Riverina roads are beyond councils budgets to maintain.
Of course this will take a brilliant business case to re open this line and its a long shot. But lets not be so short sighted as to use non convertible concrete sleepers on the relatively short Shepparton section of the line and rule out future standardisation.
Would we be talking about the Murray Basin rail project if during the last upgrade Mr Brumby used non convertable concrete sleepers as many people on this forums wanted him too??
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Reopening Tocumwal to narrandera would be doable with a business case.

If the roads cannot be maintained now which is typical of most councils who have been left paying for massive truck damage.

Another council with major issues is on the line to balranald.

We are talking about the southern food bowl.

If you recall el Zorro had a daily Tocumwal Melbourne service also. PN on the down and El Zorro on the up in the same day.

The traffic is certainly there. PN are so lethargic that overflow has now gone to road.
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
el Zorro went bust in 2012???.

So since they went down has PN been doing the up?
  Chidda Bang Locomotive Driver

Location: Banned
Who likes my timetable
  Chidda Bang Locomotive Driver

Location: Banned
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SATURDAY AND PUBLIC HOLIDAY
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Shepparton      0531    0716    0931    -       1211    -       1451    -       1711    1931    -
Mooroopna       0537    0722    0937    -       1217    -       1457    -       1717    1933    -
Murchison East  0557    0742    0957    -       1237    -       1517    -       1737    1953    -
Nagambie        0612    0757    1012    -       1252    -       1532    -       1752    2008    -
Seymour         0629    0814    1029    1149    1309    1429    1549    1709    1809    2025    2225P
Tallarook       0635    *       1035    1155    1315    1435    1555    1715    *       2031    2231P
Broadford       0645    0829    1045    1205    1325    1445    1605    1725    1824    2041    2241P
Kilmore East    0652    0836    1052    1212    1332    1452    1612    1732    1831    2048    2248P
Wandong         0659    0843    1059    1219    1339    1459    1619    1739    1838    2055    2255P
Heathcote Junc  0701    *       1101    1221    1341    1501    1621    1741    *       2057    2257P
Wallan          0706    0849    1106    1226    1346    1506    1626    1746    1844    2102    2302P
Donnybrook      0714    *       1114    1234    1354    1514    1634    1754    *       2110    2310P
Craigieburn     0722    *       1122    1242    1402    1522    1642    1802    *       2119    2319P
Broadmeadows    0728    0909    1128    1248    1408    1528    1648    1808    1904    2125    2325P
Essendon         *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *
North Melbourne  *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *
Southern Cross  0748    0928    1147    1307    1427    1549    1707    1829    1923    2144    2344P

P = Does not operate on Public Holidays

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SUNDAY, CHRISTMAS DAY, GOOD FRIDAY
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Shepparton      0602    0728    0931    -       1211    -       1451    -       1711    1931
Mooroopna       0608    0734    0937    -       1217    -       1457    -       1717    1933
Murchison East  0628    0754    0957    -       1237    -       1517    -       1737    1953
Nagambie        0643    0809    1012    -       1252    -       1532    -       1752    2008
Seymour         0700    0825    1029    1149    1309    1429    1549    1709    1809    2025
Tallarook       0706    *       1035    1155    1315    1435    1555    1715    *       2031
Broadford       0716    0840    1045    1205    1325    1445    1605    1725    1824    2041
Kilmore East    0723    0847    1052    1212    1332    1452    1612    1732    1831    2048
Wandong         0730    0854    1059    1219    1339    1459    1619    1739    1838    2055
Heathcote Junc  0732    *       1101    1221    1341    1501    1621    1741    *       2057
Wallan          0737    0900    1106    1226    1346    1506    1626    1746    1844    2102
Donnybrook      0745    *       1114    1234    1354    1514    1634    1754    *       2110
Craigieburn     0753    *       1122    1242    1402    1522    1642    1802    *       2119
Broadmeadows    0758    0920    1128    1248    1408    1528    1648    1808    1904    2125
Essendon         *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *      
North Melbourne  *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *      
Southern Cross  0817    0939    1147    1307    1427    1549    1707    1829    1923    2144
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Who likes my timetable
Chidda Bang
Has merit if well publicised, but services gaps need to more consistent.

But in reality it is unlikely the government will be able to find the funds for it.
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

Oi, a couple of us NSW foamers have spent years iterating the perfect regional timetable!
Watson374
Oi , Watson374 u r foaming from the wrong end, I have some spare tissues...................
  kuldalai Chief Commissioner

G'day all.
Apart from Murchison East not being available, the other limiting factor is the safeworking system being train orders. The government would need to spend major dollars on upgrading the section to remote controlled ATC (Automatic Train Control)
Cheers all.
damooops
No one can run definitely 5 possibly 6 return trips on Weekdays on the existing infrastructure with  Train Orders . One does NOT need ATC for such a low volume of traffic, especially with no crosses between Seymour and Shepparton .  The junction at Toolamba can become driver operated as recently done at Dunolly .
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Who likes my timetable
Chidda Bang
Unless you are running PTV, I couldn't care less about your timetable.



Whilst there is no need for crossing loops between Seymour and Shepparton at present, if there is a steady increase in service to the suggested 5 or 6 a day, a crossing facility at Murchison East would be required.

While 5 passenger services a day between Seymour and Shepparton might have no need to cross, there needs to be sufficient pathways for goods traffic. Currently PN Tocumwal freight, 3 days a week in each direction, add to that, QUBE's Deniliquin Rice train, 5 days a week in the Down direction, possibly also in the up direction in the future. Then there are grain trains when required. That along with an increase in Pass services to the suggested 5 a day (in the medium to long term) will probably make this the busiest of the non interurban BG lines.
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

While 5 passenger services a day between Seymour and Shepparton might have no need to cross, there needs to be sufficient pathways for goods traffic. Currently PN Tocumwal freight, 3 days a week in each direction, add to that, QUBE's Deniliquin Rice train, 5 days a week in the Down direction, possibly also in the up direction in the future. Then there are grain trains when required. That along with an increase in Pass services to the suggested 5 a day (in the medium to long term) will probably make this the busiest of the non interurban BG lines.
Gman_86

If this is the case the need to upgrade the level crossings to a minimum of: bells, lights and rumble strips, becomes more urgent. Same with the overall track quality, such as re sleepering with concrete and better rail etc..

The freight trains will need it anyway.Once it is done you can then run V Locities as well. So two hours from SCS to Shepparton.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Who likes my timetable
Chidda Bang

Please return to 'skool' and the dope you are smoking will cause you to become (more of) a mental case.

Mike.
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Back on topic.

When will the additional service commence?  Is there further news?

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