Melbourne Airport Rail Link

 
  John.Z Assistant Commissioner

Note subtle cahnge in SRL maps recently,  changed from a direct line Sunshine to Werribee to  .......

Sunshine via Deer Park,  Wyndham Vale, Black Forest Road, then looping back to Browns Road on the original Geelong line to reach Werribee.
kuldalai


This map has been floating around for a year, it's nothing new. Until Stage 2 is built to the Airport, I take anything west of that with a grain of salt. The planning clearly hasn't been done, and with MARL now going via Sunshine, SRL has little need to duplicate.

edit: Note how this map clearly shows MARL and "Metro Lines" where SRL is shown on the first map. At this stage, there is no SRL west of the Airport planned.

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  kuldalai Chief Commissioner

Do you have a before and after you could post/link for our gratification?
Djebel


Note this now means effectively SRL as new construction now means Cheltenham to  Box Hill,  Box Hill to Broadmeadows and Broadmeadows to the Airport.  The rest of it  Airport to Sunshine and Sunshine to Wyndham Vale already exists, and the loop linking Wyndham Vale round to Werribee was proposed well before SRL became a pre-election though bubble in 2018.  Now in reality if and when the Box Hill - Broady - Airport bit ever gets built doubt there will be through trains other than  Cheltenham to Airport at best.  The rest you will change at the Airport and / or Sunshine.  No big deal how many people would tarvel right around the whole outer circle ?  very few in reality.  Secondly we in Melbourne are going to have to get used to changing to get to our destination by public transport.  No big deal with well co-ordinated services, attractive interchanges and turn up and go frequencies.  All something sadly missing to the larger degree currently in Melbourne albeit, that is what PTV and DOT are BOTH there to do -  offer a well co-ordinated NETWORK of public transport services operating to turn up and go  frequencies with superior passenger information and attractive passenger friendly interchanges.  A little more focus on getting tne short term basics right, ahead of  nice to have big budget projects like SRL. What use is it having SRL if the basic core network it connects with is sub standard to start with ?
  mejhammers1 Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
Do you have a before and after you could post/link for our gratification?


Note this now means effectively SRL as new construction now means Cheltenham to  Box Hill,  Box Hill to Broadmeadows and Broadmeadows to the Airport.  The rest of it  Airport to Sunshine and Sunshine to Wyndham Vale already exists, and the loop linking Wyndham Vale round to Werribee was proposed well before SRL became a pre-election though bubble in 2018.  Now in reality if and when the Box Hill - Broady - Airport bit ever gets built doubt there will be through trains other than  Cheltenham to Airport at best.  The rest you will change at the Airport and / or Sunshine.  No big deal how many people would tarvel right around the whole outer circle ?  very few in reality.  Secondly we in Melbourne are going to have to get used to changing to get to our destination by public transport.  No big deal with well co-ordinated services, attractive interchanges and turn up and go frequencies.  All something sadly missing to the larger degree currently in Melbourne albeit, that is what PTV and DOT are BOTH there to do -  offer a well co-ordinated NETWORK of public transport services operating to turn up and go  frequencies with superior passenger information and attractive passenger friendly interchanges.  A little more focus on getting tne short term basics right, ahead of  nice to have big budget projects like SRL. What use is it having SRL if the basic core network it connects with is sub standard to start with ?
kuldalai
Totally agree. I was in Hobart and their Bus Network is far superior to ours.


Michael
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Albion to Airport West will have a line speed of 130 km/h, and Airport West (where an immediate station might eventually be built) to the Airport terminal will be 115 km/h apparently.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Albion to Airport West will have a line speed of 130 km/h, and Airport West (where an immediate station might eventually be built) to the Airport terminal will be 115 km/h apparently.
"Carnot"
If it's ever built.
  John.Z Assistant Commissioner

If it's ever built.
Valvegear
The station or the airport rail line?
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
If it's ever built.
The station or the airport rail line?
John.Z
Both
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
If it's ever built.
The station or the airport rail line?
Both
Dangersdan707
Given Andrews' current track record with infrastructure projects I'd say the odds of both being built are higher than average.

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