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Old November 16th, 2015, 12:47 PM   #361
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Melbourne Metro : Cranbourne Line train departing Dandenong Station

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Melbourne Metro : Pakenham Line train departing Dandenong Station

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Old November 16th, 2015, 12:48 PM   #362
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Melbourne Metro : Pakenham Line

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Old November 20th, 2015, 04:59 PM   #363
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PPP structure for Melbourne Metro Rail
Friday, November 20, 2015



VICTORIA state minister for public transport Mrs Jacinta Allan announced on November 19 that a major component of the Melbourne Metro Rail project will be funded and constructed by a partnership between the state government and the private sector

The PPP will deliver the largest package of works for the project, including two 9km long rail tunnels and five underground stations

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Old November 21st, 2015, 12:56 PM   #364
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Old December 25th, 2015, 08:18 AM   #365
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Old December 30th, 2015, 03:53 PM   #366
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We're in a (long) process of reconfiguring the existing rail network to move more lines to through-routing.

Here's the way existing lines operate:



[all black lines on this map and one below are the regional services which run beyond Melbourne]

The City Loop (Flinders St / Southern Cross / Flagstaff / Melbourne Central / Parliament) has 4 individual single track tunnels which allow trains to turnback through a loop (not in and out reverse from flinders street).

All lines used to be associated with one track loop back in the 0s when the three underground stations opened (Flag/Melb Cent/Parly) but over come as frequencies have needed to be increased there hasnt been enough capacity so some lines have been progressively been taken out of the loop and run direct to Flinders Street - good examle is Sandringham on that ma above and Frankston only runs via loop in peaks but also has "shrot stopper" services which run direct and out to stations like Cheltenham (as there's triplicate track in this part).

This map is from 2013 proposals, much of them still on the cards but there are dramatic changes, this is a projection for in 20 years time:



Of the 4 city loop tunnels, only 2 will remain as a loop-turnback. the other two tracks are going to be reconfigured so that they become a track pair for a North-South Line (yellow) which is the existing Craigieburn and Frankston lines.

The blue line is a completely new track pair right through the middle of the city - that's the Melbourne Metro project (all the planning / approvals is getting done now and with a new PM who loves PT in Canberra now, likely to get funding - woo!) - and it's going to combine 3 existing lines (Pakenham/Cranbourne and Sunbury) and provide space for 3 more branches - but in effect it's going to be a massively long line - near on 100km from Pakenham to Sunbury.

The two tracks over the viaducts infront of the CBD which wont be part of the loop-turnback structure that currently exists (thanks to the yellow line now just running through the track pair in tunnels around the edge of the cbd) will be re-used to through-route the Alamein and Glen Waverley lines to the South West lines/branches.

And the Grey line - Mernda (currently runs as far as South Morang) will have a new tunnel from Clifton Hill to Fishermans Bend built - which conceivably (And should) reach Newport at least for connectivity to the west - essentially taken one branch from an exsiting loop-turnback and through-routing it across the city.

The deep purple line will be another north-south line - using for the most part existing track - just with some new flyovers / reconfiguring in the inner north of the city.

There are 4 stages (last map is the 4th stage), you can see the sequencing across all the phases here: https://urban.melbourne/forum/ptvs-n...ropolitan-rail
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=219129
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Old January 23rd, 2016, 04:33 PM   #367
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Flinders Street to South Yarra via City Loop, Frankston Line

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Old January 24th, 2016, 06:54 AM   #369
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Those tracks & catenary are in horrific shape , when will they be replaced?
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Old January 24th, 2016, 10:22 AM   #370
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Curious..........if someone is going from A to B and they can get there by bus, tram, or Metro is Metro more expensive? Is there an add-on fare with the Metro trains or are they completely the same system?
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Old January 24th, 2016, 01:00 PM   #371
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Same as far as I know. There is just one Myki fare (or ticket fare) no matter the mode. It's all under the same umbrella and is zonal in nature. Happy to be corrected though.
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On a related note, I've started uploading and processing my videos from Melbourne. Two public transport videos so far.

First up, Flinders Street, surroundings, tram stop, walkthrough and platform view.






Next is Swanston Street, the busiest tram street in Melbourne. Please ignore the typo in the title, I missed the T on the title slide.

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Old January 24th, 2016, 03:11 PM   #373
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Curious..........if someone is going from A to B and they can get there by bus, tram, or Metro is Metro more expensive? Is there an add-on fare with the Metro trains or are they completely the same system?
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Same as far as I know. There is just one Myki fare (or ticket fare) no matter the mode. It's all under the same umbrella and is zonal in nature. Happy to be corrected though.
Yep, if I'm not mistaken the fare structure's divided into two zones, one around the inner city and another that's everywhere in the metropolitan area outside of it, and the fares are the same regardless of transport modes (see default fares):

http://ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/metrop...ki-fares-2016/

Though note there's a free tram zone within the CBD.
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Old February 6th, 2016, 04:57 AM   #374
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Old February 7th, 2016, 12:39 PM   #375
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Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removal

- Start construction 2016 and completed by 2018.
- Nine level crossing removed on Melbourne's busiest train line.
- Three sections of elevated rail and five rebuilt modern stations built along the rail corridor.
- 225,000 square meters of public open space will be created.
- The elevated rail will be built whilst the current rail line is still in operation.

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Sky train project for Melbourne's busy Cranbourne-Pakenham line gets go ahead
A nine-metre-high elevated track will be built along Melbourne's Cranbourne-Pakenham line to carry a sky train, part of the Victorian Government's effort to combat traffic congestion.

As part of the $1.6 billion project being announced today, nine level crossings will be removed along the Cranbourne-Pakenham line, with three sections of the track to be elevated.

The plan, floated earlier this year, will also free up 11 MCGs worth of open space.

The Government said the new track would include barricades to stop train commuters being able to look down into houses and backyards along the route.

"This is going to significantly reduce road congestion. Some of these boom gates are down for up to 87 minutes in every two-hour morning peak period," Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan said.

"We know it's a significant safety risk and causes great frustration to local motorists."

Construction on the sky train is expected to start this year...
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Old February 9th, 2016, 03:32 PM   #376
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Melbourne grade separation completed
09 Feb 2016







AUSTRALIA: The replacement Gardiner station in Melbourne has been opened, and the first grade separation completed under a programme to eliminate 50 level crossings which had been announced as part of the 2014 election campaign.

The railway has been rebuilt on a new sunken alignment, with the platforms at the replacement station opened on January 19 accessed via lifts as well as stairs. The car park is being rebuilt on the old station site, and a new foot and cycle path provided. Three former tram stops have been consolidated into one, located adjacent to the new station which has rail and tram passenger information displays

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Video from opening, taken by Level Crossing Removal Authority:



Timelapse of level crossing removal:



And another video, from Comeng998:

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Curious..........if you are going from A to B and you have the option of taking a tram or bus but can also take the Metro train, does the Metro train cost more?
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Sorry I forgot I asked the question.

That's the way it should be.
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Old February 11th, 2016, 10:07 AM   #380
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I heard that they sold the Port of Melbourne to help pay for this project. Is that true?
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