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Quote from: #Metro on April 23, 2018, 13:49:17 PM^ Switzerland 🇨🇭
Quote from: Stillwater on April 23, 2018, 18:45:55 PMHas road funding once again got ahead of rail infrastructure funding for Queensland?https://www.gympietimes.com.au/news/breaking-massive-highway-announcement-makes-gympie/3394661
Quote from: BrizCommuter on April 23, 2018, 21:01:56 PMBrizCommuter: North West Transport Corridor - The Missing Linkhttps://brizcommuter.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/north-west-transport-corridor-missing.htmlAn essential read for QLD and Federal politicians. I've even added a suggested track map!
Quote from: kram0 on April 23, 2018, 22:06:14 PMQuote from: BrizCommuter on April 23, 2018, 21:01:56 PMBrizCommuter: North West Transport Corridor - The Missing Linkhttps://brizcommuter.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/north-west-transport-corridor-missing.htmlAn essential read for QLD and Federal politicians. I've even added a suggested track map!A good article with many valid points. What are the chances they will construct stubs on CRR for future connections to trouts? Is anyone sending this to the government and or transport ministers? It would be beneficial to have other services from Redcliffe etc use CRR to service the growing population around the EKKA precinct to make this more appealing to government.Now all we need is leaders with vision and we might be in with half a chance.
Quote from: #Metro on April 24, 2018, 07:43:03 AMBlue team want to cancel CRR. It's a vote loser.Their focus is shifted to Sunshine Coast - BUT that can't deliver the full benefits without network decongestion in the core area.Supporting Trouts Rd would solve that, AND you could also offer a road either beside or above the rail project.Cross River Rail is already fully funded, we are constantly told, so less need to worry about $$$. Modification to CRR tunnel portal is required for this to go ahead.TRR vs CRR??
Quote from: SurfRail on April 24, 2018, 10:01:51 AMI still think we will end up with something closer to what was originally contemplated, which is similar to the way the Mandurah and Joondalup lines run in Perth - emerge from CRR dives to the Ekka loop, then dive again. This is better than present, but still suboptimal as it avoids Kelvin Grove and is less direct. It would have the advantage of being something that can be delivered without having to pre-load additional costs to getting CRR finished.
Quote from: SurfRail on April 24, 2018, 13:09:23 PMIt's not a question of priority though - Trouts Rd having a stop at Kelvin Grove or not is not going to materially affect whether or not there is another inner city busway or heavy rail corridor after CRR. KG is the only additional stop that could happen without a brand new route somewhere else.
Quote from: Stillwater on April 24, 2018, 14:05:55 PMTrouts Road corridor passes through, or runs close by, mostly ALP state seats.Pine Rivers - fairly safe Labor (6.2 per cent)McConnel - fairly safe Labor (7.9 per cent)Ferny Grove - marginal Labor (4.6 per cent)Stafford - safe Labor (12.1 per cent)Morayfield - fairly safe Labor (8.7 per cent)Interesting that LNP might target investment there.IF business case favours Trouts Road Corridor AND Labor continues line that CRR must come first and is the only game in town ....Leaves Labor extremely vulnerable from LNP attack that ALP has repudiated its constituency in North-West Brisbane and is actively working again investment in fast rail to the city through a swag of state Labor-held seats.
Quote from: James on April 25, 2018, 13:20:48 PMI may be alone here, but I see nothing wrong with having a four-lane highway and four railway tracks. This could either be a double-decker structure, or more properties could be resumed to make room for the corridor. Such a road would then finish off the ring road around Brisbane. As is, traffic going from Ipswich to Caboolture gets funnelled through the CBD, with going via CBD surface roads taking a similar amount of time to using the existing toll roads (either the tunnels or the Logan/Gateway Mwy) due to the length of the trip.A Trouts Rd motorway would not serve traffic heading towards the CBD, rather, in combination with an Everton Park - Toowong tunnel, serve as a ring road and relieve Metroad 5 through Bardon & Ashgrove, which is terribly congested and not realistically suitable for use as a trucking route.
Quote from: #Metro on April 25, 2018, 21:21:09 PMSwitzerland manages a train network across Europe's most mountainous terrain. Surely we can manage it.
Quote from: aldonius on April 25, 2018, 22:07:53 PMThe big questions, Fares_Fair, is really just what routing do they propose to get from Caboolture to Brisbane CBD, and how do they see that being funded? It's possible that they were initially jumping off with the HSR routing, which I believe goes Ann St tunnel, Airport, North Lakes
Quote from: Stillwater on May 17, 2018, 08:40:13 AMCan someone confirm the average speed of the Tilt Train on the current track, Brisbane-Maryborough? Is it below 70 kph?
QuoteBundaberg TiltDistance: 351 kmTime: 4 hr 30 min
Quote from: aldonius on May 17, 2018, 09:01:47 AMIt's not just the Sunshine Coast that's the problem for RFR though - the Tilt takes 45 minutes just to get to Caboolture, which is a mere 50km out. That's only 67 km/h !
Quote from: SurfRail on May 18, 2018, 05:06:40 AM^ Gautrain is the same speed and on average faster - so is the Prospector and the faster sections of the V/Line routes. Nothing special about the Tilt anymore (and never was).
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