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John E

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Posted 07 Aug 2020 21:57 in The Lounge by John E

[quote=bevans]Federal government forced to step in after revelations Victoria’s Brett Sutton not sharing critical dataReluctance by Victoria’s health authorities to [url=https://www.heraldsun.com. ...

Converting the Alamein line to a tram doesn't make sense. The line already crosses 2 tram lines that go via camberwell junction (70 on Riversdale Road and 75 on Toorak road) so it's unnecessary duplic ...

Posted 17 Jun 2020 19:03 in Melbourne suburban by John E

Bevans - John is referring to the eastern section of the suburban rail loop from Cheltenham to Box Hill and ultimately to the airport. Obviously the East and South eastern suburbs population is big en ...

Posted 17 Jun 2020 18:39 in Melbourne suburban by John E

It would be political suicide for the Andrews Government to drastically change the design of the airport rail link right now e.g. via Taylors Lakes and Caroline Springs - that's a long way to come fro ...

Posted 16 Jun 2020 13:15 in Melbourne suburban by John E

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We've had this discussion before methinks.

Haven't even got a shovel in the ground, you expect them to stump up for a second 16km line(tunnels and all).

Via Sunshine is guarantee ...

[quote=don_dunstan][quote][quote]To be fair though, the light rail project can open sooner than the suburban rail loop so it's still will be useful, also could bring more dense housing in the area for ...

Posted 01 Jun 2020 13:46 in Melbourne suburban by John E

[quote=bevans][quote][quote]It's pretty funny that the as yet built Western Sydney airport will have trains before Melb airport gets a railway line:[/quote] The Mawson Base in Antarctica will have a r ...

Posted 23 May 2020 09:51 in Melbourne suburban by John E

Justarider I think quadding would only be required to Laverton or Williams Landing if Geelong went through Metro 2.

I'm not sold on the idea of an underground station being built at Newport because ...

Long disruption for Upfield line passengers [url=https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/four-level-crossing-removals-among-program-of-winter-works]https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/four-level-crossing-re ...

[quote=lkernan][url=https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/media/news/cheltenham-and-mentone-crossings-to-go-in-winter-blitz]https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/media/news/cheltenham-and-mentone-crossings-to ...

[quote=mejhammers1][url=/user/107][b]@tayser[/b] A fool for questioning a project that was not approved by either Infrastructure Victoria or Transport for Victoria. Is merely a thought bubble dreamt u ...

[quote][quote][quote]Labor can't be trusted with money - the older I get the more I realise that's the case. If you seriously think this boondoggle will ever get off the ground then I want what you're ...

[quote=don_dunstan][quote][quote]Labor can't be trusted with money - the older I get the more I realise that's the case. If you seriously think this boondoggle will ever get off the ground then I want ...

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Stabling will be interesting to see what they do there since it's fully segregated using Westall is ruled out. Maybe somewhere between Cheltenham and Clayton, there is r ...

[quote=chomper]The Preston level crossing removal in my completely uninformed opinion was the perfect opportunity to create the lead in for Metro 2. Would cost more (not that we're being told what thi ...

Posted 26 Oct 2019 11:43 in Melbourne suburban by John E

The $5 Billion offered by the 'private sector' is likely a poisoned chalice. I think the private operaters are dictating the terms of the build and operation of the project and the State Government is ...

[quote=Gman_86]The route the Suburban Rail Loop should take is the route that would attract the most passengers. Glen Waverley is medium density, tending towards high density with a large population o ...

I am curious how the Werribee/Wyndham Vale connection will work. E.G. If you want to go from Hoppers Crossing to Sunshine you will you need to catch a train to Werribee (or whevever the terminus is) h ...

[quote=potatoinmymouth][url=https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/metro-tunnel-boring-machines-months-behind-schedule-20190722-p529g7.html]https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/metro-tunne ...

Posted 09 Jul 2019 22:32 in Melbourne suburban by John E

If Suburban Rail Loop ever gets up between the Hurstbridge and Mernda lines, this would reduce the need for an Interchange at Clifton Hill. SRL would meet the needs of most users interchanging between ...

Posted 11 Jun 2019 12:57 in Victoria by John E

[quote=bevans][quote][quote]$10b should be more than enough. But in Victoria it will not be. We seem to think that building or designing someone not build here is vastly more expensive than when othe ...

Ramps are better than escalators (fit wheelchairs, prams etc). Also they are normally wider therefore can fit more people and as other people have mentioned don't breakdown.

Some stations may not  ...

Haven't seen the article but i assume the Libs want it to be rail under, which would be ridiculous considering that Toorak road will be rail over.

This is the frustrating part of politics - if Gle ...

I am very confused how $7.5 Billion of Revenue in today's dollars becomes $37.3 Billion in 2045 - is inflation going to increase by 500%? i must be missing something here.

Overall this is not a goo ...

Posted 15 Mar 2019 00:08 in Melbourne suburban by John E

True Believer - you've put forward some very good proposals on RP but sorry i don't think this is a good plan.

Mixing airport trains with a future Metro 2 will be fraught with danger. Most of the t ...

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