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From HeraldSun Waverley Leader click here!

Eastern Transport Coalition of seven councils wants fast-tracked plans for Doncaster and Rowville rail lines

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Eastern Transport Coalition of seven councils wants fast-tracked plans for Doncaster and Rowville rail lines

    Tim Michell, Waverley Leader
    From: Waverley Leader
    February 14, 2013 12:00AM

SEVEN eastern councils have called on the State Government to fast-track plans for two major Melbourne rail lines in its 2013-14 budget.
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The Eastern Transport Coalition - which includes Greater Dandenong, Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges councils - wants planning started in the next financial year for a Doncaster Rail Link.

The coalition's submission to the State Budget, which has been obtained by the Leader, shows it will also demand construction work start on a Rowville Rail Link.

"To deliver a better rail service to the ETC area, it is necessary to increase the number of services provided," the submission reads.

"Underpinning this is a need to free up capacity within the system."

It also asks the Government to consider new stations at Dandenong South and Cave Hill.

The State Government has previously said a rail link to Rowville is unlikely to be built in the next ten years.

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I'd love to see their brilliant idea on where these services will fit.

Fund the middle bits first and then come back and talk about it.
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Depending on how they configured the junction, it would be possible to operate the Doncaster rail line as the Clifton Hill group is the only one that's not capacity exhausted (or near enough to). Having said that, it would likely use up all remaining capacity in the group, and hence the entire CBD would be at capacity.

In any case, 100% agree - just get on and expand the core.

 

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