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[quote=doyle]I'm not quite sure about the future loop arrangements if someone could help me out would be much appreciated

This is how I'm seeing it, Is this right?

Clifton Hill clockwise (cur ...

Posted 20 Sep 2020 13:05 in Victoria by mike49

Before the powers that be decided in their infinite wisdom to add a trailer to the 2 car sets we had the flexibility to run 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 car trains but now only 3 or 6 car trains. Such is progre ...

Posted 21 Aug 2020 11:39 in Melbourne suburban by mike49

Platform 1 was fenced off while work was being done on trains for the VICERS project. As far I am aware the platform is too short for 6 car trains so there was probably no point in removing the fence  ...

Look on the bright side. With the Victoria/SA border likely to remain closed for several more months the government should save plenty of money on its new 3 year support package for the Overland.

Posted 08 Jul 2020 17:04 in Victoria by mike49

[quote=justapassenger]With Greater Melbourne and the Shire of Mitchell back in stage 3 lockdown, it would be reduced to a Euroa-Wodonga service.

Would that even be possible to run without on board ...

[quote=jakar][quote]it was clear just what an inconvenience the short platform is[/quote]I'd be extending Heathcote Junction long before the little used platform at North Shore. The North Shore SG pla ...

[quote=reubstar6]Would it be possible to elevate Brighton Beach station while retaining the stabling? I'd say it would be pretty essential to do so since there is only room for what, 6 trains to be st ...

[quote=Valvegear]The whole thing that strikes me about the proposals put up by tom876543, is the closing of some crossings to vehicular traffic and forcing it into other streets.

This defeats the e ...

Posted 18 Mar 2020 14:49 in Trams and Light Rail by mike49

So are the E class running on the 58 yet? I haven't seen one...
Mr. Lane
No, and nothing has been reported about how the testing of their suitability for the route went.

Posted 15 Mar 2020 12:26 in The Lounge by mike49

It would be reassuring to read that our major public transport operators, Metro Trains, V/Line & Yarra Trams are stepping up their cleaning & hygiene procedures as a result of COVID-19 but I haven't s ...

[quote=PerthFord][quote]Rather than the hours of operation with the Forrestfield line I am more interested in the rolling stock situation. The line is due to open in late 2021 but the first of the new ...

Rather than the hours of operation with the Forrestfield line I am more interested in the rolling stock situation. The line is due to open in late 2021 but the first of the new C class trains will not ...

I had the opportunity to check out the new Carrum station this morning. It was a cold, wet & windy morning & on a day like this you have to regard the station amenities as a fail. There is very little ...

Of the 3 options provided option 2 seems to be a no brainer. At least there are more winners than losers under it. Timetabling of good connections between the Bankstown shuttle & the Liverpool trains  ...

There are unlikely to be many surplus 3000/3100 railcars after the Gawler electrification is completed. The government has ordered the bare minimum number of new trains required to operate the service ...

I can't remember when the coil traffic switched from sea to rail but I doubt whether they would have foreseen the years of endless disruption when they did. Ormond/McKinnon/Bentleigh was done by the L ...

Coil is being delivered to Bluescope by ship during the Frankston line shutdown.
Fatty
Bluescope must sometimes wish that they had never switched from ship to rail for the transport of c ...

Posted 15 Jan 2020 15:01 in South Australia by mike49

Quite a few poles were erected in the Elizabeth & Elizabeth South area which presumably will still be used. Also a turnback siding was installed between the running lines north of Elizabeth station bu ...

[quote=ptvcommuter]With Frankston And both Dandenong lines out of action, where are the extra services on the Sandringham Line. Had to migrate over there and it's the usual 15 minute off peak with no ...

Posted 12 Sep 2019 16:56 in Victoria by mike49

I have noticed in the last fortnight that there have been more cancellations in the afternoon peak & Vlocity services running with 3 instead of 6 cars.

The question has to be asked was it a wise de ...

[quote=don_dunstan]Where does the money come from for this incredibly ambitious plan? They've already spent the proceeds of the sale of the electricity network on the North East Metro - that's only a ...

I searched, but what is a DIGL?
lkernan
My educated guess would be down independent goods line but I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.

It would be interesting to know what ...

Posted 05 Jul 2019 17:49 in Trams and Light Rail by mike49

[quote=John.Z]Yarra trams need to have a good look at how many trams they run up Swanston and down Collins sts.

Need to re-route at least one if not two additional swanston st trams up william st a ...

[quote=kipioneer]The Boy Wonder is on 891 now, and very unsure of even the simplest point, not being able to reasonably justify the move, in other words it is an ideological move rather than a practic ...

Posted 07 Jun 2019 09:55 in Trams and Light Rail by mike49

[quote=tram1041]Hey all,

The original order for the 80 E Class was enough to cover all services on the routes 11,86 & 96.6077 is the latest car on the road and 6078 has almost completed pr ...

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