The future of rail network in one map

 
  True Believers Chief Commissioner

I just wanted to share everyones ideas together to produce what our rail network upgrades that could happen or not happen or maybe happen in the future.

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  John.Z Chief Train Controller

Here's what I'd like to see:

  True Believers Chief Commissioner

Oh Dear we both miss putting the Avalon rail link onto the maps
  John.Z Chief Train Controller

Bus from Little River or Lara. No more needed.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Armchair Operators, anyone?
  John.Z Chief Train Controller

Armchair Operators, anyone?
Valvegear
Pretty much, but if one hopes, maybe one day one can accomplish. If the idea is never presented, it can't be assessed.
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
Money aside, why can't the Glen Waverley line be extended to Rowville instead? It would open up an opportunity for better access to Jells Park, plus giving Wheelers Hill and Scoresby a decent alternative to the 754 and 757 buses which go all over the place taking forever to get to their destination.

Somewhere around Melway map 71 H3/H4/J5 would be a good place for an intermediate station, it couldn't be any worse in patronage than Laburnum or Tecoma or half of the other pointless stations on the Burnley group. The other stations would most likely be close to Scoresby Village (72 H7/H8?) and of course Stud Park. Provision for a future station in the 72 D5 region would also be a good start, before anyone decides to draw up even more spaghetti streets leading to nowhere. Having such a large gap between stations also means people would get from Rowville to Glen Waverley in next to no time, as unlike the outskirts of the Lilydale line, there are no lower speed areas such as the numerous 65 km/h curves (and one 40 km/h curve at Mooroolbark) between Lilydale and Croydon, and ideally the line would be double track.
  True Believers Chief Commissioner

@Heihachi_73

Simply because it bypasses a missed opportunity for Monash precinct to get a station which is where most of the demand is, linking via Glen Waverley would bypass that area.
  John.Z Chief Train Controller

I would have the Alamein Line extended via its old path to Oakleigh, before heading East to Monash and Rowville. Glen Waverly Line should be extended to Knox and UFTG, a more direct route to Belgrave.
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
I'd extend the Lilydale line to Mount Evelyn, but I don't know how I'd grade sep the former level crossings.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
@James974 Extend the Alamein line to Oakleigh and then on to Monash and to meet the Rowville line at Wheelers Hill. Problem solved.
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
If I lived in Rowville and had to go via Monash/Chadstone, Alamein and Camberwell, I wouldn't even bother getting the train. The Belgrave line is bad enough with its half an hour northbound trip to Ringwood.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
If I lived in Rowville and had to go via Monash/Chadstone, Alamein and Camberwell, I wouldn't even bother getting the train. The Belgrave line is bad enough with its half an hour northbound trip to Ringwood.
Heihachi_73
How is the Belgrave line relevant?
  John.Z Chief Train Controller

If I lived in Rowville and had to go via Monash/Chadstone, Alamein and Camberwell, I wouldn't even bother getting the train. The Belgrave line is bad enough with its half an hour northbound trip to Ringwood.
Heihachi_73
But you wouldn't, you would change at Oakleigh for a Dandenong train towards Sunshine?
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
How is the Belgrave line relevant?
"railblogger"

Good question. The Belgrave and Lilydale lines are probably lucky to have overhead power, I'm sure there are V/Line services out there which take less time to get to the city.
  True Believers Chief Commissioner

How is the Belgrave line relevant?

Good question. The Belgrave and Lilydale lines are probably lucky to have overhead power, I'm sure there are V/Line services out there which take less time to get to the city.
Heihachi_73
Hence why the Melton corridor and Regional rail link corridors need overhead power in the near future, these V-line services in the west are full to the brim due to the growing west trying to catch up with rail infrastructure.
  Mr Gus Meister Junior Train Controller

Guys, go to this thread for a map I made: https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2075746.htm#2075746

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