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mike49

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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 ...

Posted 06 Jun 2019 11:14 in Trams and Light Rail by mike49

In the recent state budget the government announced that an additional 10 E class trams will be purchased bringing the total to 100 of which 77 have been delivered so far.

As this will be more than ...

[quote=davesvline]User pays. Problem solved.

PTV is NOT a registered charity, and this service shouldn't be the exclusive domain of free loaders who are predominantly residential types fresh to the ...

Posted 21 May 2019 10:21 in Other Transport by mike49

You need only read this https://www.smh.com.au/opinion/analysis-why-the-east-west-link-proved-such-a-hard-sell-20141215-127dfm.html
bevans
The project didn't stack up then but this artic ...

Posted 21 May 2019 09:44 in Other Transport by mike49

[quote=potatoinmymouth][quote]Maybe the cost benefit analysis wasn't great but I suspect completion of these two road projects in a few years time will change that. [/quote]

It may well be the opposi ...

Posted 20 May 2019 22:57 in Other Transport by mike49

[quote=The Vinelander]

Now understand this people...

Under the Andrews government and with the support of two election wins specifically opposing the East-West Link, this project to enable motoris ...

Posted 20 May 2019 17:39 in Other Transport by mike49

[quote=ptvcommuter]Traffic in Melbourne is getting worse and worse. The east of Melbourne is jammed full of cars and the Eastern Fwy around Hoddle St/Alexandria Pde is full of traffic

So what is t ...

Posted 18 Apr 2019 16:30 in Melbourne suburban by mike49

[quote=Revenue]You’re assuming the current turn backs are in the right locations - and match with the road network, potential to run buses, stations with capacity to deal with disruptions and staffi ...

It appears that contactless payment with debit or credit cards is in the too hard basket for the foreseeable future. According to the Public Transport minister our time based ticketing system makes it ...

[quote=res1psaloqu1tur]I take it from the recently announced April shutdown for Metro/LXRP works that we won't be getting the new timetable in April:

[url=https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-26/ ...

A detailed list of dates & closures for the affected lines has now been posted on the 'new' PTV website.

https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/news-and-events/news/2019/02/20/autumn-construction-blitz/

It ...

As someone who regularly uses the Sandringham line & drives in the Brighton & Sandringham area I would find it hard to justify the inclusion of any of the crossings in the area as being worthy of incl ...

Posted 13 Feb 2019 22:25 in News by mike49

[quote=The Vinelander]Between now and Glady's demise, there will be LOTS of media releases, some presumably about public transport.

Surely one thread would suffice...like this one...

https://www ...

[quote=potatoinmymouth][quote]There are many locations all over Melbourne that could use an expansion of parking spaces, of which Bentleigh & Hampton are just two, but It would be nice if people could ...

[quote=potatoinmymouth][quote]Starting the process of trying to buy back their voters?[/quote]

More like the desperate death throes of a federal government completely out of touch with Melbourne.


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When the current orders for 90 E class trams are completed there will be more than enough for routes 11, 86 & 96 so it will be interesting to see which other route might receive a part allocation.

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Posted 07 Feb 2019 09:34 in Victoria by mike49

[quote=kuldalai]Claering up two myths :

- The single track section section Geelong - South Geelong is NOT the issue it is only 3 mins run time .

The service reliability issue is the lack of doubl ...

Posted 06 Feb 2019 11:31 in Victoria by mike49

I am not convinced that a reliable & even 10 minute peak frequency will be possible while the single track bottleneck between Geelong & South Geelong remains.

How is the capacity issue between Gee ...

Posted 06 Feb 2019 09:27 in Victoria by mike49

$700 million to duplicate the line from South Geelong to Waurn Ponds doesn't seem like great value for money to me & I am not surprised that Infrastructure Australia didn't rate it as a priority proje ...

Posted 05 Feb 2019 10:38 in Trams and Light Rail by mike49

While there is very little wriggle room with peak hours services a lot could be done to improve both tram & train service frequencies during the off peak, evenings & weekends but of course it would re ...

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