Wheels turning for the return of passenger rail to the Wimmera

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 29 Mar 2021 21:29
  8502 Train Controller

Wouldn't passenger rail out that way use standard gauge through North Shore-Geelong like the Overland? One train could go to Stawell and Horsham and another could go Hamilton and Portland.
Yes. Its called "The Overland". Runs twice a week, book thru Vline. The low patronage says it all.

Already said numerous times,  an N set shuttle between Horsham and Hamilton, with interchange at Ararat, would provide the service at a justifyable cost.
Queue outrage from sims and rtt.
justarider

The Overland is not a regular service that is why the patronage would be lower.

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  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
I think I counted 8 busses from Horsham to Ararat/ Ballarat, and from what I've seen none of them are full. Dare say similar number of return trips and passengers. What benefit is 1 train?
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
It has previously been raised here passengers do not like buses and they are a poor replacement for a rail service.
  Riain Locomotive Fireman

Wouldn't passenger rail out that way use standard gauge through North Shore-Geelong like the Overland? One train could go to Stawell and Horsham and another could go Hamilton and Portland.
Yes. Its called "The Overland". Runs twice a week, book thru Vline. The low patronage says it all.

Already said numerous times,  an N set shuttle between Horsham and Hamilton, with interchange at Ararat, would provide the service at a justifyable cost.
Queue outrage from sims and rtt.
justarider

That's the self fulfilling prophecy: poor service leads to poor patronage which leads to poor patronage etc etc etc.

If 130km/h SG vlos were going to Horsham and Portland a couple of times a day presumably more people would use it.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Queue outrage from sims and rtt.
"justarider"
Please; no.  Cue outrage.

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