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Gwiwer

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I welcome the arrival of all-night trains and the return of all-night trams to Melbourne.  For a city of 4 million people and likely to top 5 million in the blink of an eye such services are essentia ...

I don't think every single service needs to stop at K Flat, Express trains exist for reason.
Mikey127
You might not but the local population clearly demand it and we'll see if the servic ...

Posted 21 Dec 2015 19:03 in Victoria by Gwiwer

The good folk of Inverleigh are still hoping to be able to board trains there one day.  Some still speak of "when the trains stop here again .... "

Has anyone told them the age of the RMSP is dead  ...

The news article which links to this topic features an image of Albury station.  That is my image and I claim copyright.  I have not given consent for its re-use in this or any other manner.

Posted 18 Nov 2015 21:10 in South Australia by Gwiwer

http://www.greatsouthernrail.com.au/fares_and_timetables/timetables/the_overland_timetables/

Bookings open until 30th June 2016 with the existing timetable and 7-coach rake.  Seems like they're pre ...

[quote]The distance from Melbourne City to Sorrento is 99klm via the Nepean Hwy and the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, but it would take around 2 hours to drive the distance. Now Seymour is almost the ...

It's a rail-related story and of at least passing interest.  I've seen less relevant discussions here some of which continue for many pages Wink

Posted 27 Oct 2015 12:25 in Melbourne suburban by Gwiwer

Sorry - railway jargon.  "Advertised" means it is in the current public timetable.  All other trains are unadvertised whether or not they appear on PIDs / posters / apps / websites in regard to specia ...

Anyone for taking public transport out of private hands and putting it back in the public arena?
TheBlacksmith
That would be the same public arena which insisted that there was no connec ...

Posted 27 Oct 2015 07:10 in Melbourne suburban by Gwiwer

The express is not "supposed to gain time".  It is provided as additional capacity for a special event and has to take what ever path is available.

Posted 26 Oct 2015 17:53 in Melbourne suburban by Gwiwer

The express was not advertised and does not appear in the timetable.  Almost all trains on the Craigieburn line which are advertised stop at all stations.  

It is normal to run additional trains to ...

We might hope that PT> - Public Transport Victoria (my italics for emphasis) - would apply joined-up thinking and see across artificial boundaries drawn as lines on maps.

It seems not.  

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Posted 17 Oct 2015 13:22 in Operators by Gwiwer

[quote=justapassenger]

the only thing worse than subsidising (at the price of a plane ticket per passenger!) this ridiculous non-service would handing over the money and literally getting nothing in ...

Other rail operators in Australia permit their staff to wear uniform shorts.  And not just the drivers.

In a hot country it's a health and safety issue.  f you're too hot and uncomfortable are yo ...

Very interesting , going to the UK.  What sort of reception will the Aracoola O gauge layout get ?

Regards,

David Head

dthead

Very hard to tell.

But it's a curiosity that I can cl ...

Goodness me it's been a long time since anyone was here!  

I've built an all-new N-gauge mini-layout since the last post, taken it from Melbourne to the UK for an exhibition and brought it back.  M ...

Posted 15 Oct 2015 22:13 in Operators by Gwiwer

[quote=don_dunstan]Time is starting to run away if the Victorian government was going to re-fund the service for another two or three years: The option of Motorail ceases at the end of next month and ...

[quote=historian]The September community update newsletter for the Frankston line grade separations gives an indicative project plan.

Current activities starting are construction of the retaining w ...

[quote=freightgate]The reasons for the waiting are not acceptable as 18 months down south in Victoria means 36 months. Why can't vline order new passenger vehicles now it does not make sense. It is al ...

Posted 03 Sep 2015 12:19 in Operators by Gwiwer

It wouldn't be hard to book out such a short-formation train given it has to accommodate two classes plus the catering and luggage vehicles.  I'm not too sure if it would always book out or whe ...

Posted 31 Aug 2015 00:13 in Operators by Gwiwer

Maryborough re-started as a once-daily service.  Echuca was down to one return trip and one one-way per week.  Both now support more frequent daily trains (in addition to V/line coach services) thanks ...

Posted 28 Aug 2015 17:42 in Operators by Gwiwer

[quote][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, 'Segoe UI', Segoe, 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif]The 'growth' that recently forced GSR to cut it down to twice a week?[/quote][ ...

Posted 27 Aug 2015 20:29 in Operators by Gwiwer

The Victorian Gummint already pays a modest share and I suspect will continue to do so.  They do, after all, wish to retain the votes of those in the Grampians Region who are quite vocal in their dema ...

Posted 27 Aug 2015 17:30 in Operators by Gwiwer

Cancel the fat lady - she doesn't need to sing just yet!!!

A modicum of common sense and cash funding.  Two things which seldom seem to be found on the modern railways let alone hand in hand.

Posted 18 Aug 2015 13:37 in Operators by Gwiwer

The point was obviously not to literally suggest that free plane tickets be handed out


And likewise my comment was as much figurative as to highlight the lack of regional air links.


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