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Mr. Lane

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Posted 25 Nov 2020 15:42 in Trams and Light Rail by Mr. Lane

[quote=John.Z]My guess is that it will be 50 E2s (or E3s) and 50 F class trams

E3s is they want to make any modifications to the cab or the like, otherwise the E2 will suffice

F class trams woul ...

Posted 25 Nov 2020 13:33 in Trams and Light Rail by Mr. Lane

Airport West is an obvious choice of location, but I was thinking the Maribynong defense site would have been another. Plenty of space and route 57 and 82 both run directly past it.

Posted 25 Nov 2020 09:58 in Trams and Light Rail by Mr. Lane

It makes zero sense to start buying shorter trams. There are plenty of B class routes that could suck up those 100 Es. Keep in mind that the existing plan was already for 150 E class.

Or are these  ...

Posted 24 Nov 2020 14:03 in Trams and Light Rail by Mr. Lane

May need to rename the thread to 200.

The state budget this afternoon has announced an order for an additional 100 trams.

Obzerva

And a new depot to be built somewhere in the north we ...

Posted 12 Nov 2020 20:04 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

A very good article by an Associate Professor at Uni of Melbourne:

https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/time-for-smart-masking
Carnot
The mask policy no longer make any sense...there ...

Posted 27 Oct 2020 14:19 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

Melbourne is opening back up as of 11:59pm tonight so I understand, there may be a few restrictions in place still though.
lsrailfan
"A few"...there is still loads...

Posted 27 Oct 2020 14:18 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

I hope mask wearing change to indoors confined spaces trains trams shopping centres Nd alike
doyle
If there is no resurgence in the next couple of weeks, I think they should remove the r ...

Posted 24 Oct 2020 15:11 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

7 new cases in Melb overnight.  Hopefully that is contained.  Sounds like 2 of them are mystery cases.
Carnot
14 day average is now 5.2

If we do get under 5 tomorrow, I think the gove ...

Posted 15 Oct 2020 13:50 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=Carnot]Talking of contact tracing - they'll have their work cut out for them with the emerging Shepparton outbreak ( linked to Chadstone superspreader). That has the potential to get rather ba ...

Posted 13 Oct 2020 18:07 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=Upven][quote][quote]NSW has 13 new cases, 7 community. NSW close to normal.

Announces 500 people at music events, more people at cafes.

Vic has 12 new cases. Vic is in lockdown. Busines ...

Posted 13 Oct 2020 15:58 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=bevans]NSW has 13 new cases, 7 community. NSW close to normal.

Announces 500 people at music events, more people at cafes.

Vic has 12 new cases. Vic is in lockdown. Businesses shut. 5km ...

Posted 12 Oct 2020 12:58 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=Carnot]10 of the 15 new cases in Vic are family members of known cases, and there is only 1 mystery case.

If that's contained, then there should be a quick drop in numbers, hopefully...[/quo ...

Posted 11 Oct 2020 21:59 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=RTT_Rules]

They also fail to address the issue of ongoing economic disadvantage to the youth who will be earning less money and paying less tax for decades to come: we know that people who sta ...

Posted 11 Oct 2020 15:43 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=KRviator]My preferred response would have been to continue the well-established cost v benefit analysis that has been in place for donkeys years.

[ul][li]Get the health system ready enough ...

Posted 11 Oct 2020 15:19 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=DirtyBallast][quote][quote]Not looking good for Melbourne:[/quote]Only a miracle can get us to the targets by the 19th. Realistically, unless they decide to change the targets, I think Stage 4 ...

Posted 10 Oct 2020 11:36 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

Not looking good for Melbourne:
Carnot
Only a miracle can get us to the targets by the 19th. Realistically, unless they decide to change the targets, I think Stage 4 will be going into N ...

Posted 06 Oct 2020 16:41 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla]People are giving up.

There is ever increasing evidence in my area of Suburban Melbourne that the wearing of masks when outdoors in public is optional. The proper wearing of mas ...

Posted 06 Oct 2020 11:50 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

If in another two weeks we don't hit the targets, I think the DHHS needs to start looking at other alternatives such as locking down individual postcodes again and actually stopping even essential wor ...

Posted 06 Oct 2020 11:31 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

Covid-19 numbers are stubbornly high in Melbourne atm.  This time last week there were 5 new cases.  Today it's 15.
Carnot


It is looking increasingly unlikely that we will hit the Stag ...

Posted 02 Oct 2020 12:16 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

Went down to Merri Creek track yesterday on another recce mission. All within 5km of course and with mask.

I was amazed that at least 50% of people are now blatantly not wearing masks correc ...

Posted 27 Sep 2020 14:45 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=Aaron][quote][quote]Not conjecture at all; more like reasoned thought, a trained eye for numbers and very extensive education in statistics and probability.[/quote]

"Have you the statistics, M ...

Posted 26 Sep 2020 16:12 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=Aaron]That Covid is ‘behind’ the ‘Spanish’ flu’s death rate probably says more about the benefit of 100+ years of medical advancement than it says about the relative strength/danger/m ...

Posted 25 Sep 2020 23:18 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=lsrailfan]One thing that I have been wondering, not because I am worried or anything, just interested, is this Coronavirus Pandemic anywhere near as severe as what the Spanish Flu was, I know t ...

Posted 25 Sep 2020 13:28 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

One things for sure, the global package delivery system has seized up due to COVID. I have some orders than have been In Transit for a month.

Posted 22 Sep 2020 17:22 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

Of course we need to align with the other states that is the point
doyle
It may be the point, but I haven't actually heard the political class articulate this as the main driving ...
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