Melbourne transport plan

 
  cwer Junior Train Controller

Location: home
My ideas:

[bigimg]http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/3468/airportcitylinklines.png[/bigimg]

includes :
6 tracks South Yarra - Malven
5 tracks Malven- Caufield,Richmod-Burnley
4 tracks Caufield-Springvale,Burnley - Camberwell,Footsgray -Sunshine
3 tracks Camberwell -Bayswater,N.Melb- Essendon,South Yarra - Elsternwick

No single track sections



Please post your ideas/coment on mine

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  Comeng552M Assistant Commissioner

Location: In Sydney "Fixing the trains"
Well good luck trying to get the Altona loop double tracked.
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

Location: Banned
School holidays/medication's been changed.  Can't decide which one.
  BoxhillBarry Beginner

Location: Kangaroo Ground
Looks great but, I think you have gone overboard with the premium and host stations, I mean Rushall, Glenbervie, Macaulay, Montmorency and so on; aren't stations that I would put as needing host or premium stations. Also, Watsonia is a premium station. And correct me if I'm wrong but Mill Park is south of South Morang, which means they would have to throw away their current plans if they were to build a station in Mill Park.
  Comeng552M Assistant Commissioner

Location: In Sydney "Fixing the trains"
Montorency is just a single platform station with a basic building.

Coutersy of vicrailstations.com

Anyway, most stations on the Alemain line won't need to be staffed as the line is the least used on the network (correct me if i'm wrong).
Also for some reason, I don't see the Lilydale line getting extended to Yarra Glen happening.
  BoxhillBarry Beginner

Location: Kangaroo Ground
I also don't see the reason why some of those Stony Point line stations need premium status, I think an upgrade to provide the basic amenities is fine.
  Comeng552M Assistant Commissioner

Location: In Sydney "Fixing the trains"
I also don't see the reason why some of those Stony Point line stations need premium status, I think an upgrade to provide the basic amenities is fine.
"BoxhillBarry"
Some of the facilities on the line look as if they are 3rd world.

Even the sign is broken. Courtesy of Vicrailstations.com
  thekingoffoxes Chief Train Controller

i see these "new layout" threads alot, people should look at the sat images to see if there are houses in the road for new lines. some older lines that were pulled up have greenways in their place and thus can be relaid with track. easyer than clearing houses.
  tjd Locomotive Fireman

i would like to know how a train is going to get from Newmarket to highpoint then to Melbourne airport
  BoxhillBarry Beginner

Location: Kangaroo Ground
Some of the facilities on the line look as if they are 3rd world.

Even the sign is broken. Courtesy of Vicrailstations.com


That's what I'm saying, just an upgrade of the shelter maybe (not Cranbourne style) and adequate signage and metcard/myki machines and chairs; I don't think most Stony Point stations need staff and a fancy set of automatic doors.
  fast01 BUTTSCRATCHER!

Location: Somewhere your not.
School holidays/medication's been changed.  Can't decide which one.
"Sir Thomas Bent"
School Holidays, it's the same map as last year..
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

Location: Banned
School holidays/medication's been changed.  Can't decide which one.
"Sir Thomas Bent"
School Holidays, it's the same map as last year..
"fast01"
Surprised you can even tell.  This sort of mindless bollockry looks all the same to me.
  LamontCranston Chief Commissioner

Its supposed to be Huntingdale to Ferntree Gully, not Glen Waverly to Ferntree Gully
  712M Chief Commissioner

Fail cwer.
  Bobman Locomotive Fireman

All that and no Southland station.

School holidays indeed!
  alstom_888m Chief Commissioner

Location:
I particularly like all the nameless stations with no indication of location. I also like that the Doreen line seems to have no end. I suppose it goes on to Cairns eventually. Gonna be a long trip on a Hitachi. I think I could do better after a bottle and a half of scotch whiskey.
  BoxhillBarry Beginner

Location: Kangaroo Ground
How did you manage to put Derrimut next to Werribee? I'm pretty sure it's next to Sunshine and Deer Park. Also, what happened to the city saver zone?
  gobillino Junior Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
Why 3 tracks Sth Yarra to Elsternwick? Not too sure what that might acheive, from an operational perspective. Are you looking at Elsternwick-Flinders short stops?
  cwer Junior Train Controller

Location: home
Why 3 tracks Sth Yarra to Elsternwick?


It's to help ease capacity.

How did you manage to put Derrimut next to Werribee?

IT IS AT DERRIMUT RD!
DOREEN line was meant  to go to whitlesea but got cut of f.

The unnamed stations on the airport line  are flem racecourse and flem showgrounds

Sir Thomas Bent wrote:
School holidays/medication's been changed. Can't decide which one.

School Holidays, it's the same map as last year..

No it isn't

The airport line after highpoint wil lthen extend   via jacana freight line then branch to the airport
  tomohawk Chief Commissioner

Location: Getting The Met to get around
The Sandringham line doesn't need 3 tracks. Sandringham does not need express services, and a third track is only good for peak hour expresses. The best upgrade to that line would be a second platform at Sandringham.
  alstom_888m Chief Commissioner

Location:
The kids probably looking at maps just to see where to put lines or using other peoples ideas. I don't think Aurora actually exists yet, there is nothing of significance at Clyde either. And just to be really picky, At Airport West, you can't have the station marked as a tram connection. The terminus to the 59 tram is nowhere near the railway line, nor is there any remotely convenient path to the line as there is car wash and a steakhouse (at least I think it's a steakhouse, either way, the steak is delicious) in the way.

Have you ever actually been to these locations?
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
A station at Cave Hill, Yearing Station Station, and no parking or buses at Lilydale?

Cave Hill would make Galvin and Paisley commuters very jealous, as they never received a rebuilt station, yet Cave Hill, with a larger population of cattle than people, gets a brand new station which is one minute from Lilydale by train anyway!

No high speed rail link from Kananook to Noble Park, with a terminus at Doveton either? Expect to be bombarded with VB stubbies for missing out in that one, the locals will be very annoyed...

You also forgot to rename Merlynston to Robin too.
  BoxhillBarry Beginner

Location: Kangaroo Ground
IT IS AT DERRIMUT RD!  


Derrimut Road intersects the railway less than 1km away from Werribee station, next to some warehouses, which doesn't seem like an important area. And I don't think they are going to extend the Bundoora RMIT tram up past Epping station.
  tjd Locomotive Fireman

The airport line after highpoint will then extend via jacana freight line then branch to the airport



but how will the line travel from Flemington racecourse to highpoint and then on to Avondale heights??
  Zephyr Locomotive Driver

Location: Toorak Station
The airport line after highpoint will then extend via jacana freight line then branch to the airport



but how will the line travel from Flemington racecourse to highpoint and then on to Avondale heights??
"tjd"


Magic.

I've always thought that the best idea for an Airport line would have the Craigieburn Line branch underground at Essendon with stations at DFO, Essendon Airport, Airport West, Gladstone Park and Melbourne Airport. Then extend the Upfield line to Craigieburn and run shuttle trains between Essendon and Craigieburn.

Make City-Airport the main line with the shuttles as a branch line.

But like all possible transport plans they have faults and will never happen because it's not a road.

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