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by jarf
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 32872

Re: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019

^ The 476 is definitely being split into two routes. The route number for the Plumpton section is currently undecided but there’s been speculation that it’ll be 466.
by jarf
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: CDC Victoria News 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 15012

Re: CDC Victoria News 2017

Sunshine now has a new Optimus, #113 :)

EDIT: Rego is BS02ST.
by jarf
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations - July 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 12581

Re: Private Observations - July 2017

Ex-Busways #250 (Mercedes LO812/Custom) was sighted this afternoon parked at a house in Taylors Hill, Victoria. :wink:
by jarf
Mon May 22, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2017
Replies: 305
Views: 123828

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

^ The 903 goes right past :lol:
by jarf
Tue May 09, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ownership of Melbourne Bus fleets
Replies: 8
Views: 3317

Re: Ownership of Melbourne Bus fleets

^ It's actually a little more complicated. Legally the buses are owned by a special purpose entity (generically referred to as AssetCo) of which the sole shareholder is ANZ Bank. Through a series of contracts between ANZ, Transdev and the state they're perpetually leased to Transdev or any successor...
by jarf
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Liberal Party promise more frequent trains if elected in 18
Replies: 22
Views: 4779

Re: Liberal Party promise more frequent trains if elected in

^ Eltham and Montmorency are already every 20 minutes off-peak. They're not all that busy most of the time, but reducing services to every 30 minutes probably wouldn't go down well. Obviously the ideal option would be to just duplicate and upgrade Eltham to every 10 minutes, then close the rest of t...
by jarf
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Liberal Party promise more frequent trains if elected in 18
Replies: 22
Views: 4779

Re: Liberal Party promise more frequent trains if elected in

Roderick Smith wrote:PTV was meant to take the politics out of transport: of course it hasn't.
...
The useless PTV just spent money to remove cross-platform interchange at Laverton.
And as usual Roderick's agenda comes to light.

Laverton predates PTV by several years. :roll:
by jarf
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2017
Replies: 92
Views: 45115

Re: Box Hill - Ringwood bustitution

More than slightly indirect route.. perhaps it's quicker than getting through Kew to get on the Eastern Freeway at the Chandler Highway? Google suggested Chandler Highway then the Eastern would've been a minute quicker but 15km shorter. Canterbury Road would've taken the same amount of time and 18k...
by jarf
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Skybus Avalon Express
Replies: 7
Views: 3341

Re: Skybus Avalon Express

^ $22 from Southern Cross. $19 from Werribee.
by jarf
Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: CDC Victoria Group news July - December 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 4088

Re: CDC Victoria Group news July - December 2016

Just spotted at Williams Landing is Altona's 4905AO (#96) now numbered 196. :wink:
by jarf
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: mornington rail
Replies: 20
Views: 5221

Re: mornington rail

While I confess to having minimal knowledge of Nepean Hwy south of Frankston in peak times myself, but I wouldn't have termed it a crawl. Google Maps does not suggest that the trip is overly slower northbound in the AM peak than at other times - at worse it shows some mild congestion just north of ...
by jarf
Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: WHAT? VLcocities don't have reclining or reversible seats?
Replies: 22
Views: 6086

Re: WHAT? VLcocities don't have reclining or reversible seat

As the title says, VLocities (or is that Vlocities?) don't have reclining or reversible seats? But except for some lines, aren't they meant to be country (RFR) trains? No, they're absolutely commuter trains. They just happen to occasionally venture a little bit further because it's operationally co...
by jarf
Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Level Crossing Removals Progress
Replies: 62
Views: 23728

Re: Level Crossing Removals Progress

Yawn. :roll:
by jarf
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Level Crossing Removals Progress
Replies: 62
Views: 23728

Re: Level Crossing Removals Progress

^ Yes, the rail shutdown starts next week. :wink:
by jarf
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: High Capacity Metro Train tender awarded
Replies: 29
Views: 20345

Re: High Capacity Metro Train tender awarded

Yawn. :roll:

If you'd bothered doing some actual reading, you'd know the stated capacity is 1380 per 7-car unit.

(For comparison, the crush capacity of an 8-car DD in Sydney is 1750, with a severe impact on reliability.)
by jarf
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Myki
Replies: 74
Views: 38462

Re: Myki

There you have it: the constant need to touch on and to touch off with arrogant PTV expecting you to take out your wallet/purse from your pocket/handbag, and then your myki from your wallet/purse: every stage or every journey. If the card worked like my skiing ones, the arrogant demand might work. ...
by jarf
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Level Crossing Removals Progress
Replies: 62
Views: 23728

Re: Level Crossing Removals Progress

Of course tunnelling under Patterson River isn't impossible: that is happening under the Yarra rather than elevating over Swanston St. Oh come on, they're barely comparable. Have you even read any of the reports? They specifically excluded the ordinary trench option because it would reduce clearanc...
by jarf
Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What makes you happy today?
Replies: 3105
Views: 379019

Re: What makes you happy today?

My estimated tax refund is a massive $5,824. Go me. :wink:
by jarf
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Desolate bus terminals: Melbourne
Replies: 21
Views: 5295

Re: Desolate bus terminals: Melbourne

Watergardens station isn't great, and is also usually deserted after 6pm. The shelter doesn't extend to two of the bays. :roll:
by jarf
Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January - June 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 10418

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January - June 2016

^ Clearance issues on the Avon River bridge at Stratford. There's a curve in the middle of it, and Vlocity cars are slightly longer than N cars so even though they physically fit there's a small risk of striking the side. Vlocity sets don't run to Warrnambool because the many unprotected level cross...
by jarf
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: CDC Victoria Group news January - June 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 4217

Re: CDC Victoria Group news January - June 2016

I know CDC and I've not been able to find anything on SITA's fleetlists doesn't have the unit painted in all white anymore, but what was the reason units that ran on route 400 were painted in all white? As far as I'm aware it had something to do with them running past the remand centre. The route w...
by jarf
Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: 30 minute cities
Replies: 10
Views: 2713

Re: 30 minute cities

Given there was some discussion of passive design allowing for later upgrade to 200 km/h, it would be interesting to know if that happened, ie, if the Vlocities are capable of 200 km/h and the design of the infrastructure passively allowed for the higher speed. The Vlocities are certainly capable o...
by jarf
Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Metro contract
Replies: 24
Views: 7989

Re: Metro contract

Station skipping happens rather frequently on the Craigieburn line, mostly heading outbound in the morning. One morning in 2013 five services in a row were altered to run express North Melbourne-Essendon-Broadmeadows following major delays in the loop. I've only experienced it once on the Sunbury li...
by jarf
Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV: Proposed bus network upgrade for Casey
Replies: 67
Views: 20020

Re: PTV: Proposed bus network upgrade for Casey

712M wrote:The 898 change is interesting. The route will no longer service Cranbourne Station but will terminate at Lyall St instead.
Are you sure? The map definitely shows it running to the station. :wink:
by jarf
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV: Proposed bus network upgrade for Casey
Replies: 67
Views: 20020

Re: PTV: Proposed bus network upgrade for Casey

^ Originally the 897 was going to be extended to Dandenong. The portion north of Lynbrook is now the 890.

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