I was surprised that there's only one track at the Gillies Street level crossing and shocked by the location of poles for new signals closer to Ballarat station.I can't determine if it's ignorance or denial...
Ignorance I would say.
On other sections of recently duplicated track (as part of the same upgrade) signals for "right hand running" are on the right hand side of the track (signals for left hand running on the left side)
I see no reason why the new signals (Ballarat North to Gillies Street Wendoure) couldn't be mounted on the right hand side or mounted on the left hand side but a track width back.
This would mean when the time came to duplicate the Ballarat North to Wendoure section, the existing signals would be In the correct place.
As what others have said, whats left of the former down main line (South Track) Is In very poor condition and pretty much un-reusable.
I would like to see double dual gauge go through from Ballarat East to Ballarat West Employment Zone (as part of Gheringhap to Warrenheip, Ballarat North to Maryborough and BWEZ to Ararat gauge conversion)