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kuldalai

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Only regional line likely to justify electrification pax wise is Geelong and still years away.  Electrification requires capex on new trains and new electrical infrastructure, plus maintenance costs a ...

Posted 16 Sep 2021 22:20 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=james.au][quote][quote]Shortsighted, incompetent or just plain negligent?

Surely this must be government policy for some twisted reason?

The classic case of we could have our cake and eat it ...

Posted 15 Sep 2021 21:23 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla]Shortsighted, incompetent or just plain negligent?

Surely this must be government policy for some twisted reason?

The classic case of we could have our cake and eat it too if w ...

[quote=railblogger][quote][quote][quote]Do we definitely know the new trams will be shorter than the E class at only 22 meters as some people have said in this and other threads?

It seems a real ba ...

VLP has now miraculously approved the aforesaid problem child waggons to run all track classes.  For once a quick resolution from all parties involved for the benefit of rail forwarders and QUBE.  Per ...

VLP has now miraculously approved the aforesaid problem child waggons to run all track classes.  For once a quick resolution from all parties involved for the benefit of rail forwarders and QUBE.  Per ...

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To rub salt into the wounds ongoing/recent projects like the duplication of the single line between Longwarry and Bunyip, which has long be a cause of delays and timetabling headaches ...

[quote=John.Z][quote]12 Needs to go into Latrobe & Spencer as ran very happlily for 3 months last year, plus extend 75 up Latrobe St to St Vincents Plaza gives much better service in Latrobe St and gi ...

Also the issue that  VLP is PARANOID about bogies with smaller diameter wheels and the slightly gretaer wheel interface with the rail placing slighly greater axle force on the rail.

Doesnt alter t ...

From the  VLP  media response  ...............  "  the track infrastructure remains in good working condition."

As Sir Humphrey would say "That is a brave statement Minister " given the Managatang  ...

[quote=steve195][quote]I don't think that anything will happen to Camberwell's A class yet,but there is also the question of route 30,will it still exist in the present form and what will run on it or ...

[quote=Riain]Semi-related question, I've always wondered exactly how vline sorts out snarl ups? I understand (all too well) that it's about line capacity and stabling space; past the Geelong tunnel ca ...

They could put Z class in this depot and put the New Generation trams at Essendon to minimize stock balancing movement.
route14
They wont the new depot is being built to house and manint ...

The existing older depots are not really suited to the longer artic trams. Plus the 100 new trams are to have inbuilt power storage to minimize current drawin in CBD starts.

So new depot required o ...

[quote=Riain][quote][quote][quote][quote]It's time the remainder of Victoria was considered.

There are other locations in Victoria.[/quote]

Aren't all regional rail lines getting upgraded? That's wh ...

[quote=Riain][quote]It's time the remainder of Victoria was considered.

There are other locations in Victoria.[/quote]

Aren't all regional rail lines getting upgraded? That's what the Big Build webs ...

Posted 23 Aug 2021 23:51 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=Lockspike][quote][quote]Someone please remind me, the SG Vlocities are being geared for 130km/h not 160km/h? does/will this change the acceleration and ability to hold speed on the hills, or wi ...

This is a joke! Either repair the original gates, or install boom barriers to replace them.
Duncs
Heritage Gates  go and replaced with booms short term to allow roadway to be re-opened.

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Posted 18 Aug 2021 23:13 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=Djebel][quote][quote]It doesn't need to make cents bevans, it's about saving dollars , as posted on here previously, it's a lot of money being saved on road[/quote]

If it costs x for a contain ...

Posted 16 Aug 2021 22:28 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=Riain][quote][quote]Aren't they building buffet cars to be added for regular vlocity's and extending some trains in to 4 car carriages?[/quote]My understanding is that 3 car sets will be used. ...

[quote=justarider][quote]Isn't it worth removing the last set of tram squares from the network, agreed these are not the busiest, but would mean the Alamein line would be better operation and safety w ...

Posted 15 Aug 2021 21:49 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=Rossco T][quote]Murchison East Loop existing is at Murchison East station. the long extension at the Down end to allow two passes to coss whilst a goods is in the Up end. Yes just like new Boo ...

Posted 15 Aug 2021 15:56 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=Duncs][quote]Premier's press release saying that stage 3 of the Shepparton upgrade is kicking off next month with works starting on extending the Murchison East crossing loop; the line will be ...

Posted 13 Aug 2021 22:05 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=BrentonGolding][quote]Why would the design of a long haul SG Vlocity need to be different from a long haul BG Vlocity?.

Surely there would have to be synergies in uniformity*?

* I nearly sa ...

Posted 13 Aug 2021 14:54 in Victoria by kuldalai

[quote=The Vinelander][quote]There are no plans to bring the standard-gauge VLocity model across to broad gauge.

People here need to stop smoking funny herbs.[/quote]

That's not entirely correct ...

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