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gippslander

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Posted 08 Mar 2021 19:14 in Victoria by gippslander

If the Warburton line had of managed to hang on into modern times, it's not hard to imagine a Sprinter sitting at the station. The Yarra Valley has a increasing commuter population and the speed restr ...

[quote=John.Z]We can't stop at every house along the way, have to draw the line somewhere. Do they deserve a station? Maybe, but it shouldn't be a deciding factor whether the line opens or not.

Ta ...

Posted 26 Jan 2021 19:05 in Victoria by gippslander

The great tragedy of all this is that successive Governments have resisted distance-based charging for the road industry. Rail freight users just have to wear the rail access charge. At least Infrastr ...

With the industrial estate being created was rail considered in the design?

How far from the rail network is the site and is intermodal transfer available?

The industrial area in ques ...

With the industrial estate being created was rail considered in the design?

How far from the rail network is the site and is intermodal transfer available?

NSWGR8022

The industrial ar ...

It’s not in the Hazelwood Power Station works area, but located on the site formerly occupied by an extremely toxic coal to gas plant, which sat empty until it was remediated at huge cost by the Vic ...

Posted 14 Nov 2020 15:52 in The Lounge by gippslander

This very useful USA government site (Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency) expertly addresses the election issues raised by some quarters.

[url=https://www.cisa.gov/rumorcontrol]https:/ ...

Posted 26 Oct 2020 18:10 in Victoria by gippslander

It's strange that all the PR spin is about accelerating track speed to 90kph when the only issue is that if the bridge hadn't been replaced, the line beyond Sale would have to been eventually closed b ...

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The other options are not as safe for the environment and the roads.

i.e. Public roads to Bairnsdale rail siding, road to Maryvale siding, road to port at Barry Beach etc.

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The other options are not as safe for the environment and the roads.

i.e. Public roads to Bairnsdale rail siding, road to Maryvale siding, road to port at Barr ...

Posted 06 Oct 2020 17:17 in The Lounge by gippslander

It's also interesting to note that a quick look of Republican policies for the election only indicate the folksy themes like economy, law and order, security without any mention of actual commitments. ...

This second stage package of works on the Maryvale Siding is no doubt closely aligned to Australian Paper's intentions to develop a now-permitted waste to energy facility, which is intended to take a  ...

[quote=TrackRailroad]I would agree an improved bus service between Geelong and Ballarat should be considered in the first instance, after conducting community consultation with local residents over wh ...

Posted 04 Sep 2020 20:03 in Victoria by gippslander

The new bridge is being constructed to an axle loading with freight capacity. The old bridge condition has precluded freight beyond Sale for the better part of a decade. With the new bridge completed, ...

[quote=speedemon08][quote]I do wonder if the Age and the Herald Sun and others read our posts as we talk about issues and then in a month there is an article in the main stream press.

[quote]Electr ...

Posted 23 Jul 2020 16:32 in Victoria by gippslander

[quote=Galron]There has been talk about an intermodal terminal there for years. It was hoped that Dyers would setup their bairnsdale operations next to the rail line when they built their facility in ...

Posted 23 Jul 2020 12:36 in Victoria by gippslander

According to a local media report yesterday, Fenning Timber is considering construction of a full service intermodal terminal on the site of the former Bosworth Rd log loading facilty, which it ran fo ...

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The MBRP was jointly funded by the state and federal governments.

For the most part, the Regional Rail Revival and the Bendigo/Ballarat Upgrades are done through state fundin ...

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[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,]However nothing less than a new thrice a day SG V'Locity with fitted out lounge/bar car offering local wine tastings and a menu ...

Posted 18 Jul 2020 19:03 in Victoria by gippslander

[quote]There's a lot more to it than building 3 platforms because car parks approach roads drainage, electrical all has to be done and is probably the same contractor who's got the three projects.

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Posted 18 Jul 2020 19:02 in Victoria by gippslander

[quote=The Vinelander]There's a lot more to it than building 3 platforms because car parks approach roads drainage, electrical all has to be done and is probably the same contractor who's got the thre ...

Posted 22 Jun 2020 11:52 in Victoria by gippslander

[quote=Bonzel][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oPqorWV2-A]After loading at Underbool 8171-BL27-8133 have just departed Maroona at 14.43 to tip at Portland. https://www.yout ...

[quote=bevans]This was posted recently on social media.

I think it is missing the freight closures as the above only has passenger closures. He certainly closed a lot of Victoria passenger rail se ...



What is the length of the Maryvale Siding?Google Earth would indicate that

Maryvale exchange siding = 370m

Morwell Industrial siding = 370m

GIFT = 270m

These sidings are on the m ...

[quote=thekingoffoxes][quote]From Vicsig’s website, as it was:

https://vicsig.net/infrastructure/location/Maryvale-Exchange-Siding/quoteThere are a few sidings in the area when we look more close ...

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