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Posted 26 Sep 2020 20:26 in Victoria by Upven

[quote=TOQ-1][quote][quote]I am pretty sure that the "Modern Catering Facility" is just media spin from the department to make it sound like these new trains offer something that is significantly bett ...

Posted 17 Sep 2020 02:57 in The Lounge by Upven

[quote=lsrailfan][quote]Excellent article from Chris Ulhmann in this morning's [url=https://www.smh.com.au/national/covid-19-has-hammered-home-some-uncomfortable-truths-about-us-as-a-people-20200915-p ...

Posted 09 Sep 2020 06:31 in The Lounge by Upven

I can say my view of Daniel Andrews has dramatically changed from a few months ago, when I was supporting him in this thread. Gone are those days, and gone are the days of the economy being able to he ...

“Minor break in journey” = getting off your packed Vline train in the morning and getting on a packed metro train.

Won’t happen. It provides no benefit to anyone except who, the Chinese comp ...

[quote=NimbleJack]Elections in Gippsland aren't won or lost (or even made slightly competitive) on the back of public transport policy.

Mark my words: six years hence, most up V/Line Gippsland serv ...

[quote=Gman_86]Wouldn't changing only 1 corridor (Sunbury to Pakenham/Cranbourne) to a different voltage effectively isolate that corridor from the rest of the network?

How would you go operating e ...

Posted 31 Aug 2020 23:39 in The Lounge by Upven

If you're worried about catching it, why don't you just wash your hands, wear a mask, and limit your access to the world.

There should be no need for a lockdown. What they're saying by introducing  ...

Do we really need more carparks? Surely a significantly upgraded bus service would be a better use of the money?
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Buses are treated like a cursed thing in Melbourne. Very st ...

[quote=justarider][quote]It would be interesting to see if there are stages where they employ both skyrail and tunnelling to reduce the need for excessively deep tunnel and steep grades. China's got s ...

[quote=Aaron]Here’s a fact for you Vinelander, so Ballarat manages to contribute 1.5% of its population per day to rail. To get to 1500 people per day at 1.5% of the population South Australia would ...

[quote][quote][quote]Hey John.Z, are you suggesting running a loop line from Newport-SXS-Sunshine (on RRL)-Airport-Geelong? Doesn't seem a bad idea, but how will Mernda and the tunnel from Russhall-SX ...

[quote=billjohnston]Caulfield needs a large bull dozer. It should be rebuilt as two island platforms. It will have to be done at some time and if there is a long term plan it can be done in stages but ...

When? Realistically maybe 2040 or 2050. We have to get into the 21st century first.

How is gin girly? What a weird thing to say.

[quote=NSWGR8022]There is a real risk Melbourne Trains could face real financial pressures due to extended reduction in passenger numbers as the covid-19 issues roll on for months to come.

[quote]T ...

[quote=Lockie91][url=/user/78737][b]@Upven[/b]

The amount of effort put in by the LXRP depends on the area. The designs for the upfield stations are quite striking. Same with Reservoir. I was never ...

[quote=Lockie91]It’s level crossing season ????

[url=https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/thompsons-upgrade-finished-as-station-designs-revealed/]https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/thompsons-upgrade-finish ...

Posted 12 Jul 2020 21:21 in The Lounge by Upven

Sometimes evil and malicious thoughts enter my mind, of just letting the virus run free.

This can't go on forever. You can already observe people aren't taking this second attempt at lockdown as s ...

This thread seems to have been derailed by interstaters sledging the current corona situation. Also as the future of the Overland isn’t in doubt, time to close this, no?

Posted 05 Jul 2020 14:35 in Melbourne suburban by Upven

Ok I’m going to say it since I am surprised no one has. There is definitely a reason for electrification, maybe not now, but in the future.

Decarbonisation. Controversial in our country as we te ...

Posted 01 Jul 2020 14:42 in Melbourne suburban by Upven

If only electrify the whole Stony Point line, so that we could avoid the renaming the Frankston line the Baxter line.

Don knows the Victorian plan? Where is this report or plan outlined exactly? Sources? Or is it just more of the same assumptions and “boo chairman Dan how dare the strong Victorian economy support t ...

Posted 27 Jun 2020 03:25 in The Lounge by Upven

Here:

https://twitter.com/rachelbaxendale/status/1276308291212070913?s=19

Tweeted by some chick working for The Australian. Laughing
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Pity for them it's not an  ...

Sorry if I've missed the explanation (I probably have), but why is it a set of 3 sets of three carriages? Is there a design problem or operational procedure hindering it being a consistent 4,5,6,7,8 o ...

I find it rather unusual that the PTUA normally supports virtually anything to get people out of their cars and onto public transport, but doesn’t support this. Free inner-city public transport isn ...

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