The length of the spans for the curved sections being in the area of 2.5 to 3 metres long.
On the southern end of the sections at the northend end of the flyover there appear to be clear pads for these to be extended further south.
Government will want to get some Brownie Points for RRL asap and ahead of the State election next year . As such a staged usage of RRL as work is completed is likely to be pursued along the lines of :Do we know when Geelong and Gippsland services will use platform 15/16 and in Geelong cases connect at the UP end of South Kensington
1. On completion of RRL track pair from Southern Cross platforms 15/16 to South Kensington : All through Gippslands (LH & DMU) and all Geelong DMU could then use RRL from Southern Cross (15/16) to the Up end of South Kensington .
2. On completion RRL track pair from Southern Cross over Nth Melb flyover to Spion Kop Junction then all Geelongs, Warrnambools ex plats 1 - 8 could also use RRL to Sth Ken .
3. On completion of RRL track pair between South Ken and Sunshine then all Ballarats & Bendigos ex all plats at Sthn Cross could also use RRL all the way to Sunshine.
4. Finally when Deer Park West to West Werribee is completed then all South Western trains can use RRL all the way to West Werribee .
Progressive introduction of RRL as above also benefits Metro in progressively removing conflicts at Franklin St & Nth Melbourne Junction , finishing in release of all the existing VLP paths in the Werribee corridor for Metro use .
Maybe I am Dumb question............1. With the way things are going between 15/16 at Southern Cross, Spion Kop Junction that RRL track pair to South Ken could well be usable later this year or early 2014 . So potentially Gippslands and DMU South Westerns should be able to use that part of RRL from whenever that trackage becomes available.
Will all Geelong services run via the new rail line , or will some peak services still travel via Werribee, especially for those people from Werribee that work in Geelong?
I notice on this most recent flyover video that there appears to be 2 sets of decking across all the creeks and roads from just north of the junction with the Geelong line to the new Wyndham Vale station, but not north of Wyndham Vale. Does this mean the Werribee line will be extended sooner than expected, or is it simply a case of (exceedingly rare) forward planning for once?Forward planning, I'd guess.
Don't count your luck for the trains to return on Monday morning, just got a call from work to have coaches in place at Bachuss Marsh station on Monday morning. Will not find out until 6.00pm Sunday...........I saw a P Class push-pull (very slowly) going Up through Deer Park just as my bus got in around 1230 today, presumably to make sure everything's ready to go for tomorrow morning. Hopefully that's a good sign.
I saw a P Class push-pull (very slowly) going Up through Deer Park just as my bus got in around 1230 today, presumably to make sure everything's ready to go for tomorrow morning. Hopefully that's a good sign.
For anyone interested, V/Line have published an extensive list of proposed shut downs for the remainder of this year and very early into 2014. Most of the proposed dates relate to weekend RRL works but there are some big ones:Interesting the first one (Oct 2013) is the week after the school holidays finish for Term 3/4...
* 3 October 2013 to 11 October 2013 - Bendigo / Ballarat (coach replacement)
* 27 December 2013 to 19 January 2014 - Bendigo / Ballarat / Albury (coach replacement)
Although proposed-only at this stage, I can at least properly plan for it.
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