[quote="NottaGunzel"]you can't be serious - if you read it closely it's ONE DAY per Week - and a SUNDAY at that [/quote]
Why should a Sunday be any different from another day of the week? [b]Shouldn't a high level of service aim to be provided 7 days a week?[/b] In fact you'll find Notta Gunzel, that for inter-city train and coach services, it is the weekend services that matter more than M-F. This is reflected in the old ticketing prices (peak friday/sat/sun/monday: off peak tues/wed/thurs).[/quote]
Not quite - we're talking about JUSTIFICATION for that high level of service SEVEN days a week based on ONE DAY per week.
And does it warrant upgrading track to Passenger Standard , Maintainence and All Associated Costs when another bus will do the job at far less cost despite what Mikelander may think. 8)[/quote]
[color=darkblue] Perhaps you could suggest, just how many buses and taxis, covering one scheduled service should be running up and down the Goulburn Valley highway before the whole scenario becomes so ludicrous, that the penny drops and someone says 'lets extend the Shep train to Tocumwal'
Again, you're like some other posters, who shall remain nameless, who think of today, and not that patronage on the Griffith /Shepparton service has apparently increased by[b] how many percent [/b]
in the past, say 5 years
PS, if you are anti-investment in regional rail infrastructure for pax trains, just say so [/color]
Exactly Mike "Big On Rhetoric" Lander -- HOW MANY PER CENT ??
All we've seen is some hearsay statement that on SUNDAYS there's often 2 Buses - NO FIGURES to back up anything you've said
All we cam assume is that you don't know
In fact that's probably the case isn't it
Someone on Railpage makes a statement that on Sundays the Griffith Service (often) requires TWO Buses and next thing Mikelander reckons that's good enough to extend the train to Tocumwal
You made the statement MikeLander - now tell us - HOW MANY PERCENT
Now is the time to back up your other ridiculous statement that it's cheaper to run a train than a couple of buses - bearing in mind all the costs associated with re-instating Passenger Services to Tocumwal.
Is this just another "Off The Top Of Mikelander's Head" comment
Where is the JUSTIFICATION for this assertion Mike ?
Or is it just more rhetoric