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Offline achiruel

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Shorncliffe duplication
« on: March 23, 2018, 04:07:00 PM »
What is stopping the Government from doing this? It's a very short distance, land is already there, and would improve reliability/capacity of Shorncliffe branch.

Ideally, give sufficient staff and rolling stock, Shorncliffe could do 8tph during peak and do away with Northgate terminators.

Could the line handle:

8tph Shorncliffe
4tph Airport
2tph Doomben
10tph Ferny Grove?

Total of 24tph.

That should be possible, right?

Offline BrizCommuter

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Re: Shorncliffe duplication
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2018, 04:36:00 PM »
What is stopping the Government from doing this? It's a very short distance, land is already there, and would improve reliability/capacity of Shorncliffe branch.

Ideally, give sufficient staff and rolling stock, Shorncliffe could do 8tph during peak and do away with Northgate terminators.

Could the line handle:

8tph Shorncliffe
4tph Airport
2tph Doomben
10tph Ferny Grove?

Total of 24tph.

That should be possible, right?
24tph would not be reliable until after ETCS-L2. 10tph on FG Line is not realistic, can’t see it improving beyond 8tph/7.5 min am peak service for decades (though some busier services could be full within within a decade). Extra services could only be added in the 2tph free slots. Shorncliffe duplication would be fairly low cost but is also fairly low priority. Associated infrastructure to take advantage of CRR are higher priority.

Offline James

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Re: Shorncliffe duplication
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2018, 01:18:00 PM »
Lack of drivers and lack of trains is the real reason for only 4tph on the Shorncliffe line. You could do 8tph to Sandgate with every second train to Shorncliffe just fine, which covers most of the demand.
Is it really that hard to run frequent, reliable public transport?

Offline Cazza

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Re: Shorncliffe duplication
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2018, 01:35:27 PM »
Lack of drivers and lack of trains is the real reason for only 4tph on the Shorncliffe line. You could do 8tph to Sandgate with every second train to Shorncliffe just fine, which covers most of the demand.

Or just terminate all trains at Sandgate and get them to catch the 314 across :bg:

 

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