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by RailwayBus
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: CDC Victoria News 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 14556

Re: CDC Victoria News 2017

The rear of the bus only has the fleet number, because the plate is visible. The sides have both, because the sides don't have plates.
by RailwayBus
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Sandringham enhanced timetable
Replies: 34
Views: 11913

Re: Sandringham enhanced timetable

Nailed it!
by RailwayBus
Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2016
Replies: 88
Views: 20209

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2016

Alstom 888M wrote:I caught an X'Trapolis on the Werribee line a few days ago and tracked its speed on my phones GPS. Got up to 115km/h with ease. I thought they were restricted to 90km/h or has this been resolved / lifted?
The 90km/h restriction was recently lifted in preparation for running on the Werribee line.
by RailwayBus
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2016
Replies: 88
Views: 20209

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2016

Xtrapolis trains started regular operation on the Frankston line today, and will commence service on the Williamstown and Werribee lines tomorrow. 3 sets seen in all day service on Tuesday. It would be interesting to know if Metro have enough spare Xtrapolis sets to cover these services or if there...
by RailwayBus
Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2016
Replies: 88
Views: 20209

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2016

Xtrapolis trains started regular operation on the Frankston line today, and will commence service on the Williamstown and Werribee lines tomorrow.
by RailwayBus
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Changes down the line for Melbourne's tram routes
Replies: 50
Views: 16144

Re: Changes down the line for Melbourne's tram routes

I'm referring to the current direct train journeys from the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Sunbury lines to the eastern end of the CBD at Parliament station, which will require a change to a second train or to a tram at Flinders Street once the metro tunnel opens. I would have thought people from Cranbou...
by RailwayBus
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Changes down the line for Melbourne's tram routes
Replies: 50
Views: 16144

Re: Changes down the line for Melbourne's tram routes

Do you mean Jolimont or Parliament? I'm not sure how flinders to parliament is underserved by direct train connection. I'm referring to the current direct train journeys from the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Sunbury lines to the eastern end of the CBD at Parliament station, which will require a change ...
by RailwayBus
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Changes down the line for Melbourne's tram routes
Replies: 50
Views: 16144

Re: Changes down the line for Melbourne's tram routes

It provides extra trams from Flinders Street station to the eastern end of the CBD to go some way towards making up for the loss of a direct train journey to that end of the CBD.
by RailwayBus
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Changes down the line for Melbourne's tram routes
Replies: 50
Views: 16144

Re: Changes down the line for Melbourne's tram routes

But aren't they excavating the stations out from under the street, from acquired pieces of land beside the street (such as City Square, or the north west corners of Swanston and Flinders, and Swanston and La Trobe), without closing the street?
by RailwayBus
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Changes down the line for Melbourne's tram routes
Replies: 50
Views: 16144

Re: Changes down the line for Melbourne's tram routes

The problem is having no tracks in Swanston St. The useless PTV and useless tunnel people can't build a station without removing them, despite the fact that the tunnel has to be below river level already. Today's engineers simply can't cope, and want to maximise their own convenience. Roderick But ...
by RailwayBus
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Changes down the line for Melbourne's tram routes
Replies: 50
Views: 16144

Re: Changes down the line for Melbourne's tram routes

In addition to the merger of routes 55 and 8, the following points are included in the tram plan for the Metro Tunnel project: 1. Extension of 19, 57 and 59 trams via Flinders Street to Jolimont and Melbourne Park. 2. Diversion of 5 and 64 trams via Park St, Clarendon St and Spencer St to a new term...
by RailwayBus
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Changes down the line for Melbourne's tram routes
Replies: 50
Views: 16144

Re: Changes down the line for Melbourne's tram routes

With 24 distinct tram routes, why have the numbers spread through 1 to 109? Why go for a new 58 . The use of the suffix a and d has reduced the former multiplicity of numbers. Simplify the numbers. ST KILDA ROAD 1. East Coburg - South Melbourne Beach and Arts Centre via University 2. [ex 67] Carneg...
by RailwayBus
Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV: 2016 Night Network
Replies: 119
Views: 44827

Re: PTV: 2016 Night Network

The night coaches are becoming more popular each weekend. Sunday morning is the more popular night of the two with Geelong (North to Waurn Ponds) and Melton/Bacchus Marsh the most used services Sunday morning/Saturday night is also by far the more popular night on Metro services too. Friday nights/...
by RailwayBus
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Level Crossing Removals Progress
Replies: 62
Views: 23365

Re: Level Crossing Removals Progress

tranzitjim wrote:In respect to the Sunbury line, why is the Sydenham crossing not done at the same time too?

Do all three of those in one go?
Because Melton Highway doesn't require a major rail shutdown.
by RailwayBus
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2016
Replies: 88
Views: 20209

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2016

I've also noticed a lot of this lately, having seen D2s on the 8 every day for the last 2-3 weeks. B2s are also appearing on the 19, with the odd Z3 also making an appearance.
by RailwayBus
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Melbourne Docklands - Wyndham Harbour ferry
Replies: 24
Views: 9879

Re: Melbourne Docklands - Wyndham Harbour ferry

tranzitjim wrote:
The Whyndam vale route needs an increase in frequency.
I didn't realise Wyndham (not Whyndam) Vale was on the coast, or that it had a ferry.
by RailwayBus
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Plenty Valley Bus Network
Replies: 54
Views: 19070

Re: New northern bus routes (Melbourne, Vic.)

The online timetables for the 564 & 569 routes also show a date starting from July 24, but something is wrong. Every service is shown twice and there is no difference to the current timetables. The start of the Plenty Valley network would be a perfect time to get rid of the ridiculous 20/40 frequen...
by RailwayBus
Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Ventura 'smart buses' in 2012 & 13
Replies: 6
Views: 6375

Re: Ventura 'smart buses' in 2012 & 13

What about the 703?
by RailwayBus
Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Melbourne Docklands - Wyndham Harbour ferry
Replies: 24
Views: 9879

Re: Melbourne Docklands - Wyndham Harbour ferry

August 31 is the end of winter and would be the end of the golf deal. The ferry tickets are just a small bonus and I don't think this suggests anything about the ferry.
by RailwayBus
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: State budget 2016/17
Replies: 12
Views: 3242

Re: State budget 2016/17

Metropolitan Public Transport 28 more high capacity metro trains The High Capacity Metro Trains project is being procured as an availability-based public private partnership, and is currently in the tender phase. The original scope announced in the 2015-16 Budget included the design, financing, man...
by RailwayBus
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: State budget 2016/17
Replies: 12
Views: 3242

Re: State budget 2016/17

Melbourne PT: https://www.budget.vic.gov.au/program_project/melbournes-public-transport-network Investment over $1.9 billion What will the money be used for? This investment includes: High capacity and X'Trapolis trains $875 million to order an extra 28 high capacity trains to prepare for the Metro ...
by RailwayBus
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Timetable changes for bus routes 541, 567 and 577
Replies: 11
Views: 3474

Re: Timetable changes for bus routes 541, 567 and 577

Construction on the station/extension isn't expected to be completed for another 3 years? So you're suggesting leaving the new routes as they are, then changing them again in 3 years time when the extension opens, in preference to just doing it once now? Why potentially inconvenience people for thr...
by RailwayBus
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Timetable changes for bus routes 541, 567 and 577
Replies: 11
Views: 3474

Re: Timetable changes for bus routes 541, 567 and 577

krustyklo wrote:Hopefully something was done about most of the routes connecting far away from the new Mernda station... (not holding breath)
Construction on the station/extension isn't expected to be completed for another 3 years?
by RailwayBus
Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Secret Proposal Leaked To Construct Elevated Rail Line!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 62548

Re: Secret Proposal Leaked To Construct Elevated Rail Line!!

Sandown Park is not getting a new station. The new stations will be at Carnegie, Murrumbeena, Hughesdale, Clayton and Noble Park. Well, I look forward to the opening day, and seeing how people conquer the gap between the existing platform and the train doors some 9 metres upwards. :roll: Only stati...
by RailwayBus
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2016
Replies: 164
Views: 39387

Re: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2016

maxy54 wrote:
Also, Im not a fan of renumbering the fleet 38***, just leave the numbers as they were
You can't leave fleet numbers as they were if these buses didn't previously exist to have numbers in the first place :P :lol:

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