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Old June 23rd, 2015, 09:14 AM   #321
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Old June 23rd, 2015, 12:19 PM   #322
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With the level crossing removals, the introduction of the new signalling system, the separation of lines with the Metro rail tunnel project and the new 'high capacity' trains, 10-12 years from now what will be the distinction between commuter rail and metro?
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Old June 30th, 2015, 04:43 PM   #323
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From Rail Journal:

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Victoria begins High Capacity Metro Train procurement
30 Jun 2015



AUSTRALIA: The government of Victoria has invited expressions of interested by August 14 in the High Capacity Metro Train PPP contract to finance, design, supply and maintain a fleet of 37 suburban electric multiple-units for Melbourne’s Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.

At 160 m, HCMT would be longer than existing trainsets, and together with signalling upgrades and the elimination of level crossings would boost capacity on the Dandenong corridor by 42%, enabling an additional 11 000 passengers to be carried in the morning peak.

The availability-based PPP contract is expected to be worth around A$1·3bn. Minister for Industry Lily D’Ambrosio said there would be an ‘unprecedented’ focus on local content and jobs to support ‘high-skill, high-value manufacturing’ in the state, with at least 50% of construction required to take place locally

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Old July 1st, 2015, 09:57 PM   #324
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With the level crossing removals, the introduction of the new signalling system, the separation of lines with the Metro rail tunnel project and the new 'high capacity' trains, 10-12 years from now what will be the distinction between commuter rail and metro?
But removing those 50 level crossings won't remove them all will it? I recall reading that there were over 400 level crossings in the system .
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Old July 1st, 2015, 10:27 PM   #325
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I recall reading that there were over 400 level crossings in the system .
There's about 180 of them I think.
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Old July 1st, 2015, 10:37 PM   #326
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There's about 180 of them I think.
Yes, there are some 180 level crossing. Federal government are replacing the worst of them:
http://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbani...re-the-issues/
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 12:28 AM   #327
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So if there's only 180, then 50 of them is over 1/4 so that's a huge improvement!
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 01:25 AM   #328
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So if there's only 180, then 50 of them is over 1/4 so that's a huge improvement!
Definitely. Still a long way to go unfortunately - should have been done decades ago.
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 09:27 AM   #329
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Yes, there are some 180 level crossing. Federal government are replacing the worst of them:
http://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbani...re-the-issues/
State government. Feds have nothing to do with urban rail other than funding it (and the current bunch are 100% against that for ideological reasons).
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Old July 13th, 2015, 11:51 AM   #330
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Cranbourne Line Train passing railway crossing

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Melbourne has not bad trams like these



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Old July 14th, 2015, 06:24 PM   #332
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Actually this is thread about commuter rail in Melbourne, for tram thread see here:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=487046
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Old August 5th, 2015, 10:20 AM   #333
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Another video on Melbourne Metro Rail project:

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Old August 20th, 2015, 10:44 PM   #334
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PROJECT TIMELINE

2015 - 2016
Site investigations
Complete project Reference Design development
Community consultation
Planning and environmental approvals
Update business case

2017
Finalise planning and environment approvals
Procurement for major construction contract
Early works before major construction

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Old August 27th, 2015, 06:58 PM   #335
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Some cab views around the system:

Frankston line - Caulfield to Richmond


Flinders Street to Richmond via City Loop


Alamein/Belgrave/Lilydale lines - East Richmond to Camberwell


Hurstbridge line - Westgarth to Flinders Street



And some scenes at Richmond and North Melbourne stations:



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Old August 31st, 2015, 04:02 PM   #336
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149M Southern Cross by Alex, on Flickr


Macauley Station by Dermis50, on Flickr


Siemens in Jacana by Peter Reading, on Flickr


Parliament Station - Melbourne Vic AU by Helefran, on Flickr
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Old August 31st, 2015, 07:46 PM   #337
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What's the fastest section on the Metro Network?
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Waiting for trains (16/52/2013) by wolf shadow photography, on Flickr


Flinders St Station Melbourne by Shin.Shin, on Flickr


15M Southern Cross by Alex, on Flickr


Waiting to depart... by Peter Reading, on Flickr
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Old October 3rd, 2015, 03:51 PM   #339
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What's the fastest section on the Metro Network?
I'm not sure exactly where but if I'm not mistaken I believe the faster sections are towards the outer parts of the network. Station distancing throughout the network is generally pretty tight for a suburban rail system so I believe trains max out anywhere between 90-120km/h.
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94 homes, businesses on acquisition list to make room for Melbourne Metro rail tunnel
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