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Posted 25 Sep 2018 12:14 in Trams and Light Rail by mrmoopt

If you want ideas on how to make a W class tram reallly cool check out what HK Tramways did to one of theirs



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brUArwojNqk

[quote=Heihachi_73]How many trams needed to service each route? Too many for Yarra Trams and the next twenty years worth of operators. The Citadis and A class trams are not fit for the 109, the route ...

[quote=Heihachi_73]Routes 57, 59 and 82 basically are light rail in some sections, they just have closely spaced stops and poor traffic light priority like the rest of Melbourne's tram network, making ...

If were going to foam let's do it right.

Elevate the upfield line, divert the 19 from Brunswick rd to end of train line. Free up space for cars on Sydney rd.

Double deck the new sky rail for tra ...

These new trains, did they think of specifying coupler compatibility with at least one other existing trains, I'd suggest the Xtraps.  

Regards,

David Head

dthead



Coupler height ge ...

[quote=Madjikthise][quote] No loudspeaker information for passengers looking around for the missing train either...[/quote]

This. Never ending multiple announcements and people talking over each othe ...

Posted 20 Jan 2017 00:35 in Victoria by mrmoopt

[quote=skitz][quote]snip' With such short sections 160kph running is not as good as it sounds.

woodford[/quote]Just ask anyone on the Gippsland line. The station distribution on that line needs a ...

Posted 20 Jan 2017 00:32 in Victoria by mrmoopt

[quote=OzFrog]Thank you Woodford for helping to articulate the trend that I have been noticing on these forums as of late, particularly when it comes to a certain administrator posting hysterical news ...

Okay with trying not to demolish current structures in mind in mind, and totally if budget and construction methods are not taken into account, then this is what I would do with the Box Hill interchan ...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 22:39 in Melbourne suburban by mrmoopt

What this really needs is SUA   (stop using acronyms).
Lad_Porter


I'm sorry but the rail industry or transport industry in general is full of acronyms. It's sink or swim.

I can make ...

There are 3 quirks which really annoy me in this map.

Alternate routing such as the mainline and Altona loop is shown, but the RRL is not.

What needs to happen with the RRL line, from Footscray, t ...

Posted 24 Dec 2016 01:31 in Melbourne suburban by mrmoopt

In regards to High Capacity Signalling- I have worked out a way in which V/Line trains will not need to be retrofitted.

High capacity signalling within Metro areas needs to be communication/distanc ...

I don't mind it- but they should keep displayed lines to myki ticketed areas only, otherwise the detail in the map is too tiny/unclear.

[quote=kitchgp]The discussion about restrictions on operations at Badgerys Creek is just that; a discussion. The current Environment Impact Statement (EIS) and Airport Plan are a "proof of concept", i ...

[quote=james.au]The BAe 146s are I believe one of the few jets not subject to curfew, and are used by QF freight in those hours. Ill see if airliners can shed some light.

I think all the airports ...

[quote=don_dunstan]As per your link (and another link someone mentioned earlier) my understanding is that Alstom and Bombardier are [i]already out of the running [/i]for the construction of these 'nex ...

Posted 05 Mar 2015 22:38 in Melbourne suburban by mrmoopt

From what has always been the norm, existing rail staff will always say no to full time work to labour hire companies- and I'd prob say no too if I was in that situation.

But for bang for buck for  ...

Posted 05 Mar 2015 22:33 in Melbourne suburban by mrmoopt

And average salary doesn't mean anything. You have millionaires that skew the data.

What you should be using is wages for entry level positions that require similar experience to what selection dat ...

Posted 05 Mar 2015 21:05 in Melbourne suburban by mrmoopt

[quote=Madjikthise]If you don't care where profits go then you don't get a say what happens. I'd rather see the system go back into government control and all the money Metro got be diverted toward im ...

Posted 05 Mar 2015 00:58 in Melbourne suburban by mrmoopt

[quote=MtBeenak]'Frankston' drivers, along with most other Metro drivers, run on every line and drive every type of train (Comeng, Siemens and Xtrapolis).

However, Metro is trying to introduce a ...

Posted 29 Jan 2015 20:28 in Trams and Light Rail by mrmoopt

[quote=don_dunstan]I caught a Z1 though the city mid-afternoon today and it was really too crowded - only having two doorways is an issue but it was made worse by people getting on for one or two stop ...

Posted 17 Jan 2015 17:37 in Melbourne suburban by mrmoopt

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/signalling/wireless-level-crossing-control-debuts-in-japan.html?channel=532

This article shows that in Japan, they have combined wireless moving block with an E ...

Unfortunately people like to stand near doors

So more space around doors is one way to get people on and off quicker

Unsure if this has been reported before...

[url=https://flic.kr/p/qjoFYF][img]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7495/15960686307_6bdec7cb63_s.jpg[/img]

Pic at: Unsure if this has been reported befo ...

Compliance if an issue should definitely be enforced.

A good read is:

http://www.uic.org/cdrom/2008/11_wcrr2008/pdf/O.3.3.5.1.pdf

Shows a similar problem in the future... if Metro moves to CBTC ( ...

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