The weird thing about temporary rail operations on Pakenham & Cranbourne lines - why do up trains from Springvale to Westall cross into the down track, cross over it into the third track & then cross BACK INTO the centre track in order to get to P2 Westall? Why wouldn't it stay in the centre track? Trains in the opposite direction go P2 Westall to P2 Springvale as per usual
Here is a video of the progress at the end of April for those playing along at home.
Line allegedly open for traffic tomorrow. Tuition trains for Metro drivers running and Long Island steel trains recommencing.
On the Melbourne Central end of Parliament P2 there's a floor sticker indicating no lift access at the new Carnegie and Murrumbeena stations. There will be a shuttle bus operating stopping all stations Caulfield to Oakleigh for those that require access. I kind of had an idea that it would happen due to the fact the lifts and escalators [hope they're open Monday] are to be built on the site of the former railway, unlike the other 2 Sky Rail stations already openedI'm sure most commuters who use these two stations would be happy to be able to use the stations as soon as possible (using the steps) Otherwise the stations would remain closed until all the lifts and escalators are commissioned for normal service.
Technically, I suppose, they haven't lost... any infrastructure project is reversible given enough time and dollars!should call yourself FOOTINMOUTH
In fact, I am eagerly awaiting Matthew Guy's election promise to set up a Major Infrastructure Deconstruction Authority, which will oversee the already promised work of removing all wire rope barriers from highways, and the presumed reinstatement of broad gauge all the way to Mildura, as well as demolishing the CD9 and Frankston line skyrails and reinstating the level crossings, removing overhead wires from the City Loop and replacing the VLocity engines and gensets with boilers and fire boxes.
An update on Moreland and Coburg. Will it be skyrail or trench? Either way, it needs to be OK for future V/line traffic.Not if all North East VLine traffic runs via Albion/Airport (why do we insist on mixing traffic, when it is not necessary).
Agree that NE traffic should ultimately go via airport. But that could be decades away knowing how things work in this State as far as PT planning is concerned....No point half-assing all the time. Do it once, do it properly. CD9 is failure because of this, don't make the same mistake hoping for a different outcome.
No, because the line is uphill from Macauley station all the way to the Park street level crossing in Royal Park.Irrelevant.
It also goes downhill from Batman station to the next level crossing after it.That level crossing (Bakers Rd) is on a rising grade after that downhill section. That favours elevated rail, not trenching.
And an eventual underground diversion would eliminate every level crossing south of Batman.Nurse!
No, because the line is uphill from Macauley station all the way to the Park street level crossing in Royal Park. It also goes downhill from Batman station to the next level crossing after it. And an eventual underground diversion would eliminate every level crossing south of Batman.Elevated Rail all the way allows for the elimination of all of those pesky Pedestrian Crossing at the same time.
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