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Posted 18 Jan 2020 22:18 in News by simstrain

[quote=seb2351]After driving my ATP enabled train today, thanks to the union backed ATP training, I remain confused.

The RTBU has supported ATP. Perhaps less time spreading misinformation and more ...

Posted 18 Jan 2020 17:46 in Victoria by simstrain

How about we save the Government some money and scrap IA (and IV for that matter)?


Rossco T

Either that or get someone competent involved.

Posted 15 Jan 2020 14:31 in Sydney Suburban by simstrain

Does anyone know how the testing went?
Still ongoing.

[quote=Nightfire][quote]The point at which freight volumes overtake port of MELBOURNE by port of botany could be real considering the rail developments and the renewed push for cleaner transport.


Posted 13 Jan 2020 21:01 in News by simstrain

my head is spinning with these vast amount of $'s being mentioned, we just do not have the population, reliable choochoos is what we and the plain commuter want.

We do need  ...

Posted 13 Jan 2020 14:41 in News by simstrain

200 K/h will be cheaper and improve reliability for freight. It won't attract meb-syd direct traffic like high speed will and isn't that the market you want.

Direct Sydney to Melbou ...

Posted 13 Jan 2020 14:37 in News by simstrain


nice but no help... just with the local Sydney projects we gain some thing an wait for another ... we get some roads with a toll for the freight and traffic issues ... a few rai ...

It's great to see Sydneysiders who, for years, sneered at Melbourne's trams, red-faced and dodging their own in George Street and Circular Quay.

To be honest if the ESR was e ...

Posted 12 Jan 2020 10:07 in Sydney Suburban by simstrain

Looks like it is doing the speed limit which is probably 115km/h at least.

[quote=michaelgm]Perhaps Sydney Trains/rail Corp? Have had their hand forced in that if damage to tunnels was severe, why not perform remediation work to accommodate new wider bodied rolling stock, no ...

Posted 11 Jan 2020 21:38 in News by simstrain

Sydney-Canberra would be absurdly short; Melbourne-Adelaide has no demonstrable demand.

Sydney canberra is about right on distance but the cost is what is most absurd.

As  ...

[quote=8077]According to the news reporting the line will be down for 8 weeks (2 months) which does seem a long time to repair some signalling or maybe the damage is extensive can anyone provide more ...

[quote=viaprojects][quote]If this was Newcastle, half the tracks would be gone by now.[/quote]

Sandown line should be ripped up and fenced off going via past notices ... would assume a few problems ...

Posted 08 Jan 2020 12:36 in News by simstrain

[quote=C2]Europe 96 caught TGV from Leiden to Paris , slow through holland to Brussels then quick to Paris. Since then the Dutch , small country built HSR over the years . London 2002 euro star to Par ...

Posted 08 Jan 2020 11:56 in News by simstrain

[quote=Transtopic]Grades are not such a big issue now other than for freight, particularly with electrification. Track curvature is the defining parameter as far as speed goes.

With the new Region ...

I went home about 1.30pm. I got on the second run up to carlingford on F1 and the perfume was in full effect. I posted some pictures in the link below. ...

Posted 07 Jan 2020 15:00 in News by simstrain

[quote=BDA]And if you ran it roughly parallel to the Hume access to it everywhere would be great .

Does it have to run through Junee ?

The Hume alignment is better than the southern rail line but s ...

Posted 06 Jan 2020 21:45 in News by simstrain

[quote=C2]Google is your friend? Not always.When is was working in London 2000 I heard on the news that the billions of pounds spent on the western line compared to bullding a brand new line capable o ...

Posted 06 Jan 2020 15:28 in News by simstrain

"let's face it we arn't capable of governing ourselves or believing we are a part of Earth. What will we do we just arn't capable of being a country let's go home to Mum.

No what we ...

[quote=Lockspike]I don't see what the fuss is about. To put it in context, we get four Overland annual subsidies for the cost of one Melbourne median priced house.

To governments this is not even ...

[quote=a6et]Its been some time since I have caught a train to Sydney, or return but my wife goes down fairly regular and will ask her about the Eastwood stop, although she does not worry about those a ...

I will be out and about the Carlingford line tomorrow getting photo's and videos.

Posted 03 Jan 2020 12:36 in News by simstrain


Spain and California are what will become of high speed rail in Australia. Spain is probably worse but the line cost a fortune and continues to drain the public purse.

inve ...

Yes, true, what would the Vic's know about running modern trams!!!

Nothing. They do however have a lot of experience with trams on an old legacy system from the late 1800's.

[color=#111111][size=5][font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif]So this is my friends light rail video which I may or may not have a cameo in!!! No talking by the presenter. Just video along the entire route.[ ...

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