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Posted 17 Jun 2020 09:34 in Melbourne suburban by chomper

Is it really true the airport line is being scrapped by the government in favour of another approach 2 decades away ?
freightgate
Nothing official yet, the conversation I heard was that  ...

Posted 16 Jun 2020 09:53 in Melbourne suburban by chomper

[quote=John.Z][quote]I'm hearing on a few grapevines that the MARL is being scrapped, with the SRL to be the airport "link".[/quote]Been obvious since the SRL was released, and a bloody shame too.

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Posted 15 Jun 2020 16:38 in Melbourne suburban by chomper

I'm hearing on a few grapevines that the MARL is being scrapped, with the SRL to be the airport "link".

Here's a fun fact.

The street sweepers we rarely see now used to stop at the end of the street, old mate would jump out and open up the drain covers and suck all the crap out that could cause block ...

[quote=bevans]Exciting News a breakthrough at South Yarra.

[img]http://dams.omni.com.au:8080/razuna/assets/2/D2EE144B63D64C71B545EF70683219D8/img/1D74A989078441D9A8438BD35EEBA663/ESUVF2RU ...

Posted 10 Feb 2020 13:04 in Melbourne suburban by chomper

I'm beginning to think the cost numbers being thrown about are being thrown about so that the MARL doesn't get built.

[quote=simstrain][quote]I was listening to a radio program whilst working onsite yesterday and it was a conversation about the cost blowouts here and in Sydney regarding the respective Metro projects. ...

I was listening to a radio program whilst working onsite yesterday and it was a conversation about the cost blowouts here and in Sydney regarding the respective Metro projects. One of the people talki ...

Posted 27 Jan 2020 16:40 in Melbourne suburban by chomper

[quote=mejhammers1][quote]This is the bit I don't understand, why are we trying to shoehorn the MARL or any other new rail infrastructure into the existing quagmire. PTV and the associated agencies an ...

Posted 27 Jan 2020 16:37 in Melbourne suburban by chomper

[quote=Upven][quote]15 Billion for Airport Rail.

15 BILLION DOLLARS

That’s outrageous, it’s a catastrophic waste of money. That money could be spent on something very, very necessary like Met ...

Posted 26 Jan 2020 20:06 in Melbourne suburban by chomper

This is the bit I don't understand, why are we trying to shoehorn the MARL or any other new rail infrastructure into the existing quagmire. PTV and the associated agencies and authorities would be neg ...

[quote=Adogs][quote]Is there provision to extend the current project all the way to Caufield ?[/quote]

Waaaay back before the project was public knowledge, an early plan was for the eastern portal to ...

Posted 21 Dec 2019 19:36 in Melbourne suburban by chomper

The MARL in my opinion needs to be an end to end Metro line, the first of several new such lines. With proper interchanges with the existing spoke and hub rail network, it would be far more efficient  ...

Posted 20 Dec 2019 10:49 in Melbourne suburban by chomper

I should add that one consequence is reduced capacity for SG freight.  It would need passing loops and OMR track from Manor to Beveridge at a minimum IMO.
Carnot
Speaking of the OMR, has ...

Posted 20 Dec 2019 08:56 in Melbourne suburban by chomper

Other thoughts - would Geelong high speed involve 25kv AC on SG line (duplicated), all the way to Newport, then 1500V DC on dual gauge inside tunnel to City?
Carnot
You're talking too mu ...

Posted 20 Dec 2019 08:47 in Melbourne suburban by chomper

I can barely make head nor tail of that article.  So high speed Geetroit trains stuck behind Metro services?  Seriously?
Carnot


Unless this includes electrification to Gtroit...

Posted 19 Dec 2019 10:23 in Melbourne suburban by chomper

[quote=Carnot][quote]Even an airport that has sat idle for nine years has a train station:

https://www.traveller.com.au/berlins-infamous-brandenburg-airport-finally-gets-an-opening-date-h1kgsp/quo ...

Posted 19 Dec 2019 09:57 in Melbourne suburban by chomper

Even an airport that has sat idle for nine years has a train station:

https://www.traveller.com.au/berlins-infamous-brandenburg-airport-finally-gets-an-opening-date-h1kgsp

Posted 17 Dec 2019 21:11 in Melbourne suburban by chomper

I don't know how much credibility I'd give this study, but it seems to reflect common sense:

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/skip-all-stations-industry-survey-backs-direct-link-to-airpo ...

Stuff this commercial in confidence crap, we need to see this contract now.

Are these considered a high capacity train by virtue of the number of carriages? Because from what I can tell, they look like standard 27 metre carriages with reduced seating.

This is nothing but a ransom demand from the consortium building the project. They've realised there won't be enough cream on top because they underestimated their costs and are now crying blue murder ...

Posted 05 Dec 2019 23:09 in Melbourne suburban by chomper

Glad to hear IBAC is digging around.  People have had a gutful of PPP rorters and rentseekers...
Carnot


If IBAC is sniffing, it's worse than rent seeking and the usual rorts.

Posted 05 Dec 2019 20:04 in Melbourne suburban by chomper

Speaking to a Tony Woodford-esque bureaucrat today, I got the impression that the government is almost at the point where it needs to wash its hands of the PPP as a funding model for any infrastructur ...

But are they hovering???

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