Should they reopen Paisley station?

 
  John.Z Assistant Commissioner

Altona line is prime for seperation from werribee line post Metro2 with an extention to point cook/ werribee south
The Altona and the Williamstown line would become the Newport local lines (running via North Melbourne and Footscray)

I don't know how a line to Point Cook / Werribee South would work ? What path would It take ? What would the NIMBY factor be like ?

Point Cook Is a classic example of very poor urban planing, where developer profits ran supreme, what do they say I takes an hour just to get out of the suburb and onto the freeway !
South Morang / Doreen locality In a similar boat.
Nightfire
Point Cook and Williamstown Lines become Newport Local lines, all three (with Werribee South) transit at Newport. From Westona, a junction would be added (allowing trains back onto werribee line if need be, ie depot, maintenance etc.) and the new tracks would fly south west behind point cook and sancturary lakes towards the new developments at werribee south which are coming.

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  Altona Loopy Station Master

Paisley in its heyday was mainly used by workers at the Mobiltown oil refinery, and rarely used by passengers. The bus service outside the former station is for passengers who live close by and can't afford to walk a fair distance from Newport. If Paisley somehow miraculously was given funding and restored to its former glory, only workers and trainspotters would use this station.
slowcoach

My recollection of Paisley and its 'heyday" was that it was also used by many secondary school students from the 2 nearby secondary schools, both campuses of Bayside SC.

Given, the old station's subways to its island platform is now filled in and there has been no residential growth nearby since its closure, I doubt spending the money on its re-opening would be money well spent. This station would not be serviced on weekends anyway as Werribee Line trains all travel by the Altona Loop, so it would be a weekday service only.

The area has direct bus services to the City via the 232 route (on Millers Rd.) and to Footscray and Altona so don't think it needs rail.
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
is it safe for me to ask why it closed?
  stooge spark Chief Train Controller

Location: My House
is it safe for me to ask why it closed?
8077
Im assuming low partornage and not wanting to manage two seperate sets of station at the time.
  True Believers Chief Commissioner

This video shows the Abandoned Paisley station and it's run down Bus park and ride. Basically when the Westona line was extended to Laverton, the stations on the express route Paisley and Galvin lost patronage and were closed. To compensate the loss of Paisley station a bus park and ride was built, as time went by it less people used it and in quite disrepair.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOC4aTIzti4&t=0s
  Altona Loopy Station Master

This video shows the Abandoned Paisley station and it's run down Bus park and ride. Basically when the Westona line was extended to Laverton, the stations on the express route Paisley and Galvin lost patronage and were closed. To compensate the loss of Paisley station a bus park and ride was built, as time went by it less people used it and in quite disrepair.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOC4aTIzti4&t=0s
James974

In addition, all (if not all, then close to it) Werribee metro trains were then directed through the Altona Loop upon the Westona - Laverton extension (1985) meaning Paisley and Galvin were not serviced by Metro and became redundant. Only in recent times have Metro ran express trains Laverton - Newport all day until around 7pm meaning they could be serviced now but they would still not generate sufficient patronage.

Post Werribee electrification (1983) but prior to the Westona - Laverton extension, I used to travel by car and catch a Metro at Galvin (was then the last station in Zone 1 (Laverton was Zone 2) but even then was nearly always the only person using it. Not enough has changed around there or at Paisley to justify re-opening.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
It seems I missed this thread the 1st time around.

1. Paisley closed due to a lack of patronage. Their is no real reason to think this will have changed.

2. The pedestrian underpass is filled in. One opening of the underpass has had the Western Standard gauge line built on top of it. A new underpass would need to be built.

3. Paisley is in the wrong spot. If it were on the Altona loop line, or East of the junction then there would be a case for it, but being on the express tracks means it can not be re-opened in its former position. For why an entirely new station in either of these preferred locations see point 1.

Just because it was there in the past and nobody bothered to bulldoze the platforms after it closed, doesn't mean there is a valid case for it re-opening.
  ilovecats Station Staff

Basically when the Westona line was extended to Laverton, the stations on the express route Paisley and Galvin lost patronage and were closed. To compensate the loss of Paisley station a bus park and ride was built, as time went by it less people used it and in quite disrepair.
James974



The Park & Ride was not built to compenstate for clousure of Paisley station. In fact the Park & Ride opened 6 years after Paisley closed. It was built as 232 was rerouted to better service the area. But you are correct over time less have used it. Years ago the carpark use get full.
  Mr Gus Meister Junior Train Controller

They could just have an Altona North station at Ross Road/Fink Street. This would have the express trains express through it.

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