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by tranzitjim
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Trump vs Clinton
Replies: 27
Views: 14691

Re: Trump vs Clinton

Trump wins = $30 billion has been wiped off the Australian Market. This has a huge effect on the Australian Economy. I feel that this could well hit UK since the Brexit as well as France. The future of the Australian and UK economy will be very bleak. Not to my economy, if only I had the money to b...
by tranzitjim
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Changes down the line for Melbourne's tram routes
Replies: 50
Views: 17235

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

The map below (from a Yarra Trams presentation in 2012) explains a bit in terms of their plans, but the proposal to continue Elizabeth St routes on Flinders St is new, and seems a bit unnecessary. In terms of removing turning movements at Collins/Spencer, 12 is meant to run via Spencer, turning int...
by tranzitjim
Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Country Trains
Replies: 113
Views: 42912

Re: New Country Trains

V/Line is looking at something similar.

Perhaps NSW and Vic could put in a joint order, or, operate a new joint venture???
by tranzitjim
Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Driver burned to death in his bus
Replies: 54
Views: 14166

Re: Driver burned to death in his bus

First off, may I express my complete horror and shock at this event. As a follow on to other posts above, I wish to ask, does this bus in fact have a middle door? It is surprising how many bus operators have full sized buses, but no middle door. One good thing I hope to come out of this is, it shoul...
by tranzitjim
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Changes down the line for Melbourne's tram routes
Replies: 50
Views: 17235

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

The big rumor as expressed in Facebook this week is, #86 may be diverted to Port Melbourne, just once Preston gets all of their E class trams.
by tranzitjim
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV: Proposed bus network upgrade for Casey
Replies: 67
Views: 20697

Re: PTV: Proposed bus network upgrade for Casey

As a local who uses Webb street myself, I have the following to say, ++ The railway crossing does not cause the delays. ++ Yes, there is too much traffic using Webb street. ++ There are needs to divert the road traffic. Getting traffic to use the current dip under, needs simple roadworks around the ...
by tranzitjim
Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV: Proposed bus network upgrade for Casey
Replies: 67
Views: 20697

Re: PTV: Proposed bus network upgrade for Casey

The only gridlock in Webb street, is when UP trains stop at the station, with the wigwags set for express trains. We have got three bus routes, and mostly they turn up all at once, leaving nothing in a 30 minute gap operating between the station and Fountain Gate. There needs to be an enhanced link ...
by tranzitjim
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Changes down the line for Melbourne's tram routes
Replies: 50
Views: 17235

Re: Domain Rd tram

Also another matter that has come to my mind is, fighting for traffic at the very end of Toorak road. The logical way for all road traffic along Toorak road is to follow it all the way to St Kilda road. The tram has the advantage of not getting caught up in that traffic, by getting around it via its...
by tranzitjim
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Question:Touch on for Seniors week
Replies: 6
Views: 2804

Re: Question:Touch on for Seniors week

There is nothing in the specifications to say, that you need to have a MyKi or not.
by tranzitjim
Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Question:Touch on for Seniors week
Replies: 6
Views: 2804

Question:Touch on for Seniors week

I need some advice in respect to the following; Do seniors need to touch on/off with their MyKi, when it is seniors week, and when they are otherwise entitled to the free travel over seniors week. I have checked a number of websites and their advice, and there is nothing whatsoever about this issue....
by tranzitjim
Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV: Proposed bus network upgrade for Casey
Replies: 67
Views: 20697

Re: PTV: Proposed bus network upgrade for Casey

Quote unnecessary Just some very important routes which are missing. ++ A link between Endevour Hills and Dandenong TAFE. Divert one of the existing Endevour Hills to Dandenong routes would do the trick ++ Two proposed SmartBus routes, Noble Park - Endevour Hills - Narre Warren, and Mordialloc - Ham...
by tranzitjim
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Solve The Keysborough Bus Issue
Replies: 45
Views: 23049

Re: Solve The Keysborough Bus Issue

I would have supported both the red and blue routes in the above map.

I see the blue one has been chosen.

I would have suggested, replacing the #815, by operating as the red route proposed for #709, and run that to the previous terminus for #709
by tranzitjim
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Free tram zone for football
Replies: 16
Views: 4585

Re: Free tram zone for football

Another well-intended but badly thought out plan. Whenever the football is on, the 48 becomes impossible to board from the CBD because of congestion. Through trams to North Balwyn/Vermont South should skip the football stops and 48a/75a trams only should service the Jolimont stops to relieve conges...
by tranzitjim
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Level Crossing Removals Progress
Replies: 62
Views: 24213

Re: Level Crossing Removals Progress

What about the two at St Albans. They sure must be close to their removal?
by tranzitjim
Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Level Crossing Removals Progress
Replies: 62
Views: 24213

Re: Level Crossing Removals Progress

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?
by tranzitjim
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: High Capacity Metro Train tender awarded
Replies: 29
Views: 21445

Re: High Capacity Metro Train tender awarded

In the TV report, there was a hint of another major announcement some day or week soon. The hint seemed to be in respect to E class trams and V/Line. Add to the rumors of an E1, E2 and E3 class trams, I wonder if there may be an announcement of these very soon? Also, with the V/Line, we are either g...
by tranzitjim
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Myki
Replies: 74
Views: 39230

Re: Myki

I always put my Myki in a particular pocket, I leave home with it there, and it stays there until I return home, except for when I need to use it.

I know where it is, and it is very easy to just whip right out at a moments notice.
by tranzitjim
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Double Deckers for Skybus
Replies: 110
Views: 63121

Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Is there any chance we may see some of these double decks on the St Kilda and/or Frankston routes?
by tranzitjim
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Cheap rollingstock dedicated to RRL
Replies: 19
Views: 4933

Re: Cheap rollingstock dedicated to RRL

Melbourne - Geelong via Werribee, would be more for the locals, such as Werribee to Meblourne and Werribee to Geelong. The route via Tarneit would be more for passengers who seek to travel Melbourne to Geelong, as I trust it would remain with few stops enroute. Its more of an express route than the ...
by tranzitjim
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Cheap rollingstock dedicated to RRL
Replies: 19
Views: 4933

Re: Cheap rollingstock dedicated to RRL

One more point about the D-trains, is the track gauge. They are standard gauge, we are broad gauge. One option could be, replace the Sprinter fleet with more V/Locities on all but the Stony Pt line, and reuse the Sprinters for outer suburban services as described here. In any case, EMUs will replace...
by tranzitjim
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: single module low floor trams - could work for Melbourne
Replies: 12
Views: 4455

Re: single module low floor trams - could work for Melbourne

I like the idea of a rigid bodied version of the E class. All you need to do is, get one of the end modules, add the bogie and drivers parts from the second module onto the other end of the first, and you have a small version of what you already have. It should have many of the same parts of the cur...
by tranzitjim
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Secret Proposal Leaked To Construct Elevated Rail Line!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 66988

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

The works are about to begin, with the big crane going in.

I wonder how long it would take to do that one section?

While the machines are in that area, why not do Rowville and Alamein - Hugesdale too?
by tranzitjim
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Level crossings and frequency of service
Replies: 9
Views: 3108

Re: Level crossings and frequency of service

One method to cut delays at many crossings is, to put the station platform always on the away side of the level crossing. That way, there will never be any delays while trains wait at the platform for its passengers to do their thing. I understand this happens in Perth? I do not object to the idea o...
by tranzitjim
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV: Ballarat Network Changes
Replies: 10
Views: 5703

Re: Ballarat proposals

I dont know so much about the problems with the alpha-numerical system as claimed above. It can mean, you have only a two or three character route ID, rather than a four or five digit number. I would have no problem following an Alpha-Numerical route ID system, as I just need to remember it starts w...
by tranzitjim
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Melbourne Docklands - Wyndham Harbour ferry
Replies: 24
Views: 10553

Re: Melbourne Docklands - Wyndham Harbour ferry

Perhaps, one idea could be to have the ferry stop at Station Pier, on its way to/from Docklands, and not as a terminus? You increase the catchment, you would attract Werribee to Port Melbourne travellers, and who knows, you may also attract one or two for Port Melbourne to Docklands also?? The Whynd...

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