Electrification of Frankston Line to Baxter

 
  newbbb Beginner

Just very recently, Federal Labor has promised to kick in $1.5 million for a business case on the full duplication and electrification of the rail line to Baxter: click here for the full article

What are your thoughts on this? Do you guys think that it'd better to duplicate & electrify all the way to Stony Point, rather than just stopping at Baxter?

Cheers and have a nice weekend everyone Smile

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  Boss Chief Commissioner

Location: Caulfield Line
Just very recently, Federal Labor has promised to kick in $1.5 million for a business case on the full duplication and electrification of the rail line to Baxter: click here for the full article

What are your thoughts on this? Do you guys think that it'd better to duplicate & electrify all the way to Stony Point, rather than just stopping at Baxter?

Cheers and have a nice weekend everyone Smile
newbbb
I think it makes sense to plan ahead whether it is only to Baxter or to Stony Point. .  At least there would then be a plan ready to go if funds became available.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Just very recently, Federal Labor has promised to kick in $1.5 million for a business case on the full duplication and electrification of the rail line to Baxter: click here for the full article

What are your thoughts on this? Do you guys think that it'd better to duplicate & electrify all the way to Stony Point, rather than just stopping at Baxter?

Cheers and have a nice weekend everyone Smile
I think it makes sense to plan ahead whether it is only to Baxter or to Stony Point. .  At least there would then be a plan ready to go if funds became available.
Boss
Probably not worth duplicating to Stony Point right now however electrification would at least allow the Sprinters to return to the regional network.

Somerville would be a better terminus for duplication given its population and to make use of the yard that exists.
  jdekorte Deputy Commissioner

Location: Near Caulfield Station
Just very recently, Federal Labor has promised to kick in $1.5 million for a business case on the full duplication and electrification of the rail line to Baxter: click here for the full article

What are your thoughts on this? Do you guys think that it'd better to duplicate & electrify all the way to Stony Point, rather than just stopping at Baxter?

Cheers and have a nice weekend everyone Smile
I think it makes sense to plan ahead whether it is only to Baxter or to Stony Point. .  At least there would then be a plan ready to go if funds became available.
Probably not worth duplicating to Stony Point right now however electrification would at least allow the Sprinters to return to the regional network.

Somerville would be a better terminus for duplication given its population and to make use of the yard that exists.
railblogger
I'd hardly call the tracks at Somerville a yard anymore, all of the old signalling was ripped up when the signals were upgraded between Frankston - Stony Point in 2007. From what I remember, there is still a basic loop there, but one of the sidings was turned into a pedestrian path with asphalt in between the tracks.
http://vicsig.net/infrastructure/location/Somerville
  LancedDendrite Chief Commissioner

Location: Gheringhap Loop Autonomous Zone
Did you bother to check the forum before creating this thread?
There's already a thread about this and it's on the front page of the Melbourne Suburban forum as well!
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
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