Geelong high speed rail and electrification

 
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
In 2016-17 there there 887,566 boardings at Tarneit compared with 541,400 at Wyndham Vale, which is the latest data available.

https://philipmallis.com/blog/2019/02/14/station-patronage-in-victoria-2013-2018/

Roughly speaking that would be about 5000 weekday boardings between them; even if all 5000 are in the peak 2 hours, if it's spread across 12 trains in that time we've still got oodles of room.

Any infill stations will probably draw most of their patronage away from the existing two when they get built.
potatoinmymouth

There are still HUGE tracts of land in this area yet to be developed, hence the government's recent emphasis on their infrastructure spend out west. Moreover, the tiny blocks of land that are allocated for new houses these days the population is only going to BOOM.

Forget about Little River only having a miniscule population...that's going to change very soon.

Mike.

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  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

https://vpa-web.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/PSP-status-map-February-2019.pdf

I think Little River is safe for now. The remaining areas for development (light blue) the government is in no hurry to build on, given the property market is already falling, and the dark blue areas have a lot yet to come.

Also, no one wanted to expand the UGB at the election, so I imagine the politics of it are not tracking well.

That's not to say there won't be a lot of growth out that way, but the locus of it will be inward of West Werribee Junction rather than further out.
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/regions-unite-on-fast-train-strategy-20190608-p51vsd.html

What a surprise: they looked at all sorts of fancy options and decided sharing the airport tunnel and running along the existing alignment was the best strategy. Wonder how much that cost the councils.

edit: and, of course, all the usual hallmarks of a John Hearsch report: no cost-benefit analysis and outrageously lowball costings.
  kuldalai Chief Commissioner

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/regions-unite-on-fast-train-strategy-20190608-p51vsd.html

What a surprise: they looked at all sorts of fancy options and decided sharing the airport tunnel and running along the existing alignment was the best strategy. Wonder how much that cost the councils.

edit: and, of course, all the usual hallmarks of a John Hearsch report: no cost-benefit analysis and outrageously lowball costings.
potatoinmymouth
The report for the regional councils was prepared by Juturna Infrastructure , nothing to do with John Hearsch as you alledge .
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

All other times reflect informed assumptions by technical expertise in this field including the work and advice of senior members of the Rail Futures Institute. Transit times above Rail Futures Institute estimates as provided in its 2016 Intercity report are explained by Intercity assuming 130- 160km/h speeds, not 200km/h.
the report

Oh, sorry, it’s the Rail Futures plan plus a wild leap into even faster trains and more expenses.

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