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NimbleJack

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Posted 24 Dec 2019 22:32 in Victoria by NimbleJack

[quote=Gman_86][b][i]2. How likely is it that there will be an accident or breakdown on that very specific section of new double track that would then make the old alignment useful? [/i][/b]

I wouldn ...

[quote=kuldalai]1. Inter City sets with greater provision for luggage space, wider seats, and catering facilities and Inter urban as now strictly for the Commuter runs.

2. Then a Warrnambool ...

[quote=The Vinelander]

I'm afraid you'll be getting used to 'those velocities on the Albury service' as that's whats coming along, for sure, definitely and without hesitation.

However they may hav ...

[quote=Lockspike][quote][quote]Where will all this new population be housed?

More urban sprawl swallowing up farmland. More near identical estates popping up. Just let it grow and forget the conse ...

[quote=The Vinelander][quote]At this stage, plans are for six SG long-haul VLocity sets,. Three cars with improved seats and a buffet module is the likeliest configuration. Don't expect to see them be ...

There's been a few rumours about that the first one is basically a botched job that won't see revenue service. No idea how true or not, but explains some of the delays.
TOQ-1


There are ...

At this stage, plans are for six SG long-haul VLocity sets,. Three cars with improved seats and a buffet module is the likeliest configuration. Don't expect to see them before 2021.

Personally, I'd ...

No one wants the headache of managing a clapped-out gaggle of second-hand NSW rolling stock. The SG VLocitys will be fitted out differently from the rest of fleet, true, but they won't require new mai ...

https://www.rtbuvic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/RTBU-EXPRESS-10-2018.pdf#page=2
kitchgp


Do you know what the letters 'BG' stand for?

The current long-distance VLocity project involves ...

The 'overweight' VLocitys are NOT speed limited.

This is just as silly as the perennial claptrap about long-distance BG VLocitys with buffets, parlour cars and starched cabin valets.

Where do pe ...

[quote=Somebody]VL80 onwards are supposedly are the Long Distance variant of the VLocity units. Rumour is first deployed onto Bairnsdale then the Shepparton, Warrnambool. They are currently three ca ...

[quote=The Vinelander]I agree entirely...and it's not for me personally to put up a business case regards HST...I'd suggest the naysayers put up their business case why the HST [u]cannot[/u] operate.. ...

[quote=kitchgp]These are the 3-car VL sets (short-haul) currently being delivered. All 3 cars are powered, albeit at 650hp each rather than 750hp. Presumably they will only be used on certain routes ( ...

Has anybody actually been to Southern Cross station when the XPT has arrived or is ready to depart and seen how many people actually use this service Question
The Vinelander


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[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, "Segoe UI", Segoe, "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif]"The stopping distance of N class loco under FULL braking from 115kph is aprox 520 me ...

[quote=woodford]There is a pressure gauge in its car4 which is on the Brake line (not the reservior as is usual) and with that one can see exactly what the drivers is doing. Pressure drops shows the d ...

[quote=Crossover][quote][quote]If the Xplorer has a buffet then what is the difficulty in the vlocity having a buffet?[/quote]

[ul][li]Irregular set length, which complicates infrastructure design[/l ...

[quote=simstrain]If the Xplorer has a buffet then what is the difficulty in the vlocity having a buffet?[/quote]

[ul][li]Irregular set length, which complicates infrastructure design[/li][li]Irregula ...

Buffet modules will not be fitted to broad-gauge VLocity sets. Nothing has changed since I made that statement.

Maybe, though, if we're very lucky, we might end up with shapely stewardesses wheeli ...

"You miss the point the issue now is longer VL trains"

[quote=kuldalai][quote]So with this latest announcement of Federal funds this morning, is this now fully funded (presuming a liberal election win). How come people were making fun of my high speed tra ...

Posted 24 Mar 2019 08:54 in Victoria by NimbleJack

"In one fell swoop, the numbers of lifts in Ballan rose by 200%."

So Ballan has gone from one lift to three?

"An interesting discussion in Vic Parliament lately. Looks like long distance BG V/locities with catering won't happen and V/locities probably won't be seen at all on the Warrnambool line:"

There  ...

[quote=x31]Why would Victoria want to be any different to the rest of the world?

What is wrong with getting a breakfast or a lunch from a rail service provider?

This is already available even ...

[quote=The Vinelander][quote][quote][quote][quote]Yes, we are supposed to get 5 car Vlocity sets with buffet cars for the long hauls. Warrnambool, Ararat, Maryborough (and places North), Echuca, Shepp ...

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