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Melbourne January 2020
« on: September 05, 2019, 12:40:19 PM »
Heading down to Melbourne for early January for a week or so.

Won't make too many plans until I see what closures will be happening for works etc.  They are doing a lot down south.

I hope trains are running to Gippsland.  Be nice to visit Bairnsdale.
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 05:01:34 PM »
Bairnsdale  6th Jan 2020

07:20 Southern Cross  - Arrival 11:11 Bairnsdale Station

Lunch at the Grand Terminus Hotel http://www.grandterminus.com.au/ ( 98 Macleod Street )

12:45 Bairnsdale Station - Arrival 16:35 Southern Cross

( 15:10  Bairnsdale  - Arrival  Traralgon 17:00 Coach
Traralgon 17:10 - Arrival 19:35 Southern Cross )

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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2019, 10:43:32 AM »
Warrnambool 8th Jan 2020, might just go to Colac.  Have a look around the station.

Luncheon at Colac RSL http://www.colacrsl.com.au   :-t  ( 21 Murray Street )

Southern Cross  07:30  (Colac 09.34) Warrnambool Station Arrival time 11:09

Warrnambool Station  12:07 (Colac 13.23) Arrival time 15:28 Southern Cross



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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 08:39:14 AM »
Still to do Bairnsdale by train, I went out early this year but it ended up being coaches.
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2019, 10:14:15 AM »
Still to do Bairnsdale by train, I went out early this year but it ended up being coaches.

I am hoping that they will have a break over the Christmas / New year period from the Metro works etc.   Just might be able to squeeze a trip to Bairnsdale in this time.

I think VLine should look at options when inner closures. Start at either Dandenong or Pakenham.  The last time I was in Melbourne there were inner line closures and yet VLocities were doing runs on the Gippsland line either testing or training, although trains were replaced by coaches.

The number of closures on the Gippsland line is really annoying for the locals out east.  Even if the VLine replacement coaches are free travel.

From memory there is some spare stabling at Cranbourne.  And they can refuel and provision at Traralgon.
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2019, 10:53:03 AM »
Shepparton is another good trip.

4th Jan 2020

Southern Cross 09:12  Shepparton 11:49

Shepparton 15:59   Southern Cross 18.35

Luncheon RSL 88 Wyndham St  https://sheppartonrsl.com/bistro/ other pub options as well.

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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2019, 01:23:12 PM »
My home town. The Cafes on Fryers St (Lemon Tree or Friars are better)  The Rissole Club is big, maybe just for a beer though because the food is the exact same standard pub menu.

Shepparton has an observation platform on the Phone Tower in the middle of town in the Maude St Mall.
http://visitshepparton.com.au/see-and-do/family-fun/!/view/shepparton-tower-1115

I guess the other main thing to see is Victoria Park Lake, which has been done up in recent years. It's about 700m from Shepparton Station.

On the other side of the tracks to the station is the SPC factory sales, if you feel like lugging back a 12 pack of dented peach cans.


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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2019, 01:27:40 PM »
^ thanks Gazza.  I didn't know you hail from Shep !  Nice part of Victoria.  I used to have some friends at Kyabram.
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2019, 08:03:29 AM »
Another possible trip ... Wangaratta

8 Jan 2020

Southern Cross 07:05  Wangaratta 09:53

Wangaratta 13:39  Southern Cross 16:40

Luncheon Wang RSL https://www.wangarattarsl.org.au/our-club 2-4 Templeton St

Or the Railway Hotel  58-60 Mackay St

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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2019, 02:11:35 PM »
Gippsland line looks as though it will be out from 2nd Jan to 20 Jan.  Bye bye Bairnsdale trip ..

https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/plan/disruptions/article/gippsland-line-six-month-works-outlook
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2019, 07:07:12 AM »
https://twitter.com/Transdev_Melb/status/1185661927344742402
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2019, 09:50:03 AM »
Summer disruptions Melbourne

https://t.co/BeUotPOmvY



So Shepparton, Colac and Wangaratta are still on.

I stay at Murrumbeena which is not far from East Malvern on the Glen Waverley line.  Saves putting up with the buses between Caulfield/Westall and FSS.
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2019, 07:24:44 AM »
Booked:

Journey Details

Outward journey

From: Melbourne, Southern Cross
To: Colac Station
Departing: 06 Jan 2020 07:30
Arriving: 06 Jan 2020 09:34

Luncheon at Colac RSL http://www.colacrsl.com.au   :-t  ( 21 Murray Street )

Return journey

From: Colac Station
To: Melbourne, Southern Cross
Departing: 06 Jan 2020 13:23
Arriving: 06 Jan 2020 15:28
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2019, 08:38:20 AM »
Booked

Journey Details

Outward journey

From: Melbourne, Southern Cross
To: Shepparton Station
Departing: 08 Jan 2020 09:33
Arriving: 08 Jan 2020 12:12

Luncheon RSL 88 Wyndham St  https://sheppartonrsl.com/bistro/ other pub options as well.

Return journey

From: Shepparton Station
To: Melbourne, Southern Cross
Departing: 08 Jan 2020 16:01
Arriving: 08 Jan 2020 18:35
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2019, 02:09:12 PM »
https://www.portphillipferries.com.au/

Booked!

Docklands to Geelong

Friday, 3 January 2020 @ 9:15am - 10:45am

(Will return to Melbourne on a Vliner ..)



Port Phillip Ferries will berth at the Geelong Waterfront, beside The Carousel. Centrally located it is a short 3 minute walk to Geelong CBD, Eastern Beach and a leisurely stroll to The Botanic Gardens.

Everything in Geelong is within easy access to our new Geelong Ferry berth.

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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2019, 06:37:03 AM »
https://twitter.com/VLine/status/1207397125908287489

Will be going to Drouin either on the 4th or 9th Jan.

Coach timetable >> here!  PDF
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2019, 04:17:52 PM »
CRANBOURNE AND PAKENHAM LINES
Saturday 4 January to Sunday 12 January
Buses replace trains

https://www.metrotrains.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Cran_Pakenham_4-12_Jan-RM.pdf
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2019, 01:48:50 PM »
Booked on The Overland Saturday 4th January 2020 - Southern Cross to Ararat.

Departure 8.05am  arrive at Ararat 11.38am.

Back to Melbourne on 4.10pm Vliner out of Ararat.

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The Overland train from Melbourne to Adelaide

Very good guide.

http://www.railmaps.com.au/overland_mel_adl.htm
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2019, 09:57:44 AM »
Melb visit Jan 2020:  Major journeys

2 Jan to MEL

3 Jan Geelong - Port Phillip Ferry down, VLine up

4 Jan Ararat - The Overland down, VLine Up

6 Jan Colac - Vline

8 Jan Shepparton - Vline

10 Jan to BNE
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2020, 04:19:17 PM »
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2020, 03:03:25 AM »
https://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/

Very serious bush fire situations north east (Alpine) Victoria, and eastern Gippsland.  Southern NSW also grave situation.

Weather and fire situation for planned trip to Ararat today (The Overland and Vline) looks OK.  Might be an issue with planned trip to Shepparton on the 8th.  Colac on the 6th should be OK.

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Re: Melbourne January 2020
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2020, 04:16:50 PM »
The Overland departing from Ararat 4th January 2020

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Re: Melbourne January 2020
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https://twitter.com/ozbob13/status/1213325332570202112

[Car on the tracks between Ararat and Ballarat]
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2020, 04:31:08 PM »
Monday 6th Jan > Colac

Melbourne Min 13 Max 20  Shower or two.

Colac  Min 11 Max 25 Mostly Sunny

https://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/ 
 
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2020, 01:27:50 PM »
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Decided not to proceed with planned trip to Shepparton on Wednesday.

Hot weather is forecast. Will probably have a look at some of the recent LX removals around Melbourne instead.
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2020, 06:01:56 AM »
No myki required on rail replacement bus.
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Re: Melbourne January 2020
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