How much does sparking cost per km ? Is there an average figure for a track that already exists in open fields like Deer Park to melton?
Somehow this hasn't been promoted widely; the third LX in Deer Park has been brought forward so that work will start by the end of this year and be complete by 2024. That leaves only two LX for completion in 2025, both related to the Cranbourne line and its duplication.It is a pre announcement announcement. The concept designs are due to be related for another week.
Mt Derrimut Rd
Melton Sparking may be on the horizon, now that all three crossing have been 'fast tracked'
Back 10 years ago, 15km to Sunbury cost $270M.
Probably double that now.
For the 25km to Melton, not much change from $1B.
But, the lesson fron Sunbury is that Vline and Metro don't play nice together.
Ballarat is far busier than Bendigo.
Hence it not just electrify the existing line that is required, it's a new independant line for Vline. Plans in somebody's bottom drawer to do that in stages.