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jdekorte

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[quote=bevans]Not sure this is a control centre but rather a signal hut?

Metro Tunnel control would be surely added to metrol unless metro trains are not going to be running the tunnel network?

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Regarding another immanent construction, a works base is being set up adjacent to the Toorak Rd crossing in order to commence early works. According to the latest community update, major works will be ...

Posted 05 May 2019 21:59 in Trams and Light Rail by jdekorte

Anyone have info on how Canberra's new tram service is going?
Lockspike
I've read that it carried 100,000 people on its first week of operation. Now that the bus network around Gungahlin ...

A few upgrade notes.

A huge new substation is currently being installed in the old Malvern sidings area.  It's a bit hard to miss.  Over the past few weeks, and especially during the last shutdown  ...

Just my 2c on the Toorak Rd crossing. I was expecting that Toorak Rd would be a hybrid - road raised, rail lowered. But that expectation was based  on a lack of knowledge about what lies under the gro ...

[quote=The Vinelander][quote]I was travelling on the Glen Waverly line a bit in the last few weeks and can confirm ...[/quote]

Next time you are travelling on the Glen Waverly line...check the spelli ...

[quote=ptvcommuter]Does this Cheltenham and Mentone LX have provision for third track, ie future extension to Mordialloc ?

Also are they providing an exit at Park Rd which would be useful for commute ...

[quote=potatoinmymouth][quote]Regarding Cheltenham, it will be built with three platforms with all tracks available for through running - not like the current arrangement. [/quote]

While this is grea ...

HI all. I've been reading this thread with interest. Over time I have seen documents mentioning a new train stabling facility at Coldstream. For those that are interested, I found a reasonably informa ...

I was travelling on the Glen Waverley line a bit in the last few weeks and can confirm that site investigations have definitely started at the the Toorak Rd crossing.  I'm going to assume this will en ...

Posted 02 Jan 2019 17:28 in Melbourne suburban by jdekorte

[quote=Myrtone][quote]Yes, all stations were put into dips and then rise back to ground level between stations. This is due to the Murray St Drain and drains near Bentleigh all of which form part of ...

Posted 02 Jan 2019 11:05 in Melbourne suburban by jdekorte

Just quick clarification re the Ormond - Bentleigh grade separation projects.

Yes, all stations were put into dips and then rise back to ground level between stations.  This is due to the Murray St ...

Posted 18 Dec 2018 09:03 in Melbourne suburban by jdekorte

Yes the January shutdown is for HCMT works between Caulfield - Richmond - upgrading overheads and signalling.  Over the past few weekends they have shutdown two of the tracks from Caulfield at various ...

Posted 16 Dec 2018 08:36 in Melbourne suburban by jdekorte

I've always felt that Moorabbin needs an urgent rebuild as it is a grotty mess and pedestrian access is restricted, especially noticeable during bus replacements when people are trying to get up and d ...

Posted 16 Dec 2018 08:26 in Armchair Operators by jdekorte

I think that if you wanted to improve PT access to Elwood then trams would be the way to go and only one route need to be extended.

1, Extend the route 78 south from its current terminus at the end ...

Here is a tweet from Marcus Wong with photos from Newport & Footscray last night showing the first stages of the HCMT move: [color=#14171a][size=2][font=Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][ ...

[quote=Heihachi_73][quote]After the last full weekend shutdown, massive new gantries were installed just up from the Glenferrie Rd bridge covering all four tracks. From the location it looks like a n ...

I strongly suspect a new substation will be installed in the old Malvern sidings area for the HCMT project.  After the last full weekend shutdown, massive new gantries were installed just up from the  ...

Great news!

I wonder what they refer to when it says 'improvements around Caulfield'?

steve195

I suspect the improvements around Caulfield refer to what we basically already know; th ...

Major work appears to have kicked off at South Yarra for the construction of the decline structure. The South Yarra Sidings park has been taken over for occupation and has been partly removed for the  ...

[quote=ptvcommuter]Have seen people digging a few holes and some workers around Brighton Beach Station/South Rd LX in the last week. With no track work taking place there and a new substation being bu ...

Lots of work has been taking place between Caulfield - Richmond this weekend.  While I didn't get to see some of it, I saw enough indirectly. Massive overhead stanchions were being built near the Glen ...

[quote=chomper][quote][quote]Would have preferred a commitment for Metro 2, but this is probably the most long term minded project I've seen in a while! The purpose is clearly not what is advertised. ...

This is a game changer, linking up the arms of the octopus seems to be the main aim.

My personal opinion is that if this ever comes to fruition, then it will be of massive benefit to Melbourne. A m ...

If such a thing were to occur, and it is mentioned on the Network development plan, then it would require two tunnels - the building of two new Y junctions; a tunnel heading south-east from the Northe ...

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