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    Thread: Campbell Newman's rail transport policy?
Post: RE: Campbell Newman's rail transport policy?

(22-Mar-2012, 09:21 PM)guss Wrote: He has basically said he would sell the remaining parts of QR because it is fooked the way it is. He wants to get 15 min all day frequency on the Ferny Grove line ...
standard_gauge Queensland 9 5,294 24-Mar-2012, 02:01 PM
    Thread: Campbell Newman's rail transport policy?
Post: Campbell Newman's rail transport policy?

Before anyone jump the gun, just want to say: I don't live in QLD and I don't want this thread to become an argument/fight/flame thread, I only want to ask a simple question because looks like Campbe...
standard_gauge Queensland 9 5,294 22-Mar-2012, 06:42 PM
    Thread: Mackay Sugar Vacancies
Post: RE: Mackay Sugar Vacancies

What does it take to be a driver? I got a Pommy gunzel friend whos keen on move out of Sydney and become a sugar train driver, (note, not OZ citizen but has working visa) any where he can get trainin...
standard_gauge General 12 9,926 22-Mar-2012, 06:27 PM
    Thread: Cattle train
Post: RE: Cattle train

Thanks for the info, cattle train runs all year round right? I am looking a visit on a weekend in April or May, by the looks of the schedule they all heading into Brisbane, in that case I'll be lookin...
standard_gauge Queensland 15 7,690 22-Mar-2012, 06:22 PM
    Thread: Cattle train
Post: Cattle train

Hi all, Long time no post, no issue with the forum, just been lazy! Anyway, I was wondering *Anyone got the schedule for cattle train? *Where in Central/Northern QLD they depart from? *And do th...
standard_gauge Queensland 15 7,690 18-Mar-2012, 05:07 PM
    Thread: Good gunzel spots
Post: RE: Good gunzel spots

Please please please Priority Make sure you apply for this: http://www.metrotrains.com.au/About-us/F...raphy.html It's free! Latrobe street bridge not far from Southern Cross station is pretty g...
standard_gauge Victoria 19 10,079 09-Jan-2011, 04:25 PM
    Thread: Savannahlander Visits Tully.
Post: RE: Savannahlander Visits Tully.

Let's hope Savannahlander do go south, capturen abit of North Coast business, so many backpackers, travellers travelling between Whitsundays and Cairns, but so little on rail
standard_gauge Queensland 22 11,574 26-Dec-2010, 03:12 PM
    Thread: New Zealand electrification
Post: RE: New Zealand electrification

Wellington uses 1500V DC. You won't see much $ goes into NZ rail, current government is very anti-rail, the opposition party isn't any better. The only pro-rail party is Greens, but their Green p...
standard_gauge International Railways 5 3,903 15-Nov-2010, 10:04 PM
    Thread: Victorian Election 2010
Post: RE: Victorian Election 2010

ALP=no but if Federal government wants to build high speed rail, they want to incorporate it into airport rail Lib=commit for a study
standard_gauge Victoria 75 44,614 10-Nov-2010, 10:14 PM
    Thread: Victorian Election 2010
Post: RE: Victorian Election 2010

Still....QLD resident will get good infrastructure, lower tax and nice new tilt trains even if Anna Bligh gets vote out, NSW will get nothing , nothing impressive on rail, NSWish will only see higher ...
standard_gauge Victoria 75 44,614 09-Nov-2010, 06:16 PM
    Thread: Victorian Election 2010
Post: RE: Victorian Election 2010

I think NSW people are in deep shit, more deep shit than Queenslanders. None of the parties, including Greens wanting to do anything with the state. Queensland at least will get nice flashy new tilt...
standard_gauge Victoria 75 44,614 08-Nov-2010, 09:21 PM
    Thread: Victorian Election 2010
Post: RE: Victorian Election 2010

I'd like to say, things ain't perfect in Victoria but certainly soooooo much better than NSW. Victorian ALP=Do fair bit, not enough to make alot of difference but at least they did fair bit Victorian...
standard_gauge Victoria 75 44,614 02-Nov-2010, 08:17 PM
    Thread: Victorian Election 2010
Post: RE: Victorian Election 2010

All sides gotta be careful... ALP has a Victoria transport plan, they really can't keep doing "me too" thing with Lib. But, Baillieu is facing a very very tough ALP team, or should I say the only ALP...
standard_gauge Victoria 75 44,614 31-Oct-2010, 12:58 AM
    Thread: Victorian Election 2010
Post: RE: Victorian Election 2010

Actually Mernda is 2 stations away from South Morang, the new South Morang is close to what used to be Mill Park station rather than where South Morang used to be. So if you go to Mernda, you will pas...
standard_gauge Victoria 75 44,614 31-Oct-2010, 12:55 AM
    Thread: The end of the Sunlander
Post: RE: The end of the Sunlander

*Is motorail really that popular these days? most people nowadays hire car at the other end ....really no point of taking your own car when you could "road test" brand new cars off the shelve from Avi...
standard_gauge Queensland 36 20,697 28-Oct-2010, 07:30 PM
    Thread: ABC: Sydney-Melbourne rail line in 'atrocious' state
Post: RE: ABC: Sydney-Melbourne rail line in 'atrocious'...

QR/Citytrain mainline infrastructure beats Cityrail by miles
standard_gauge General 5 4,378 28-Sep-2010, 10:19 PM
    Thread: Greens call for Sydney-Melbourne rail link
Post: RE: Greens call for Sydney-Melbourne rail link

But yeah it's about time, we, Canada and New Zealand are probably the only 3 first world countries without high speed rail. Even Ireland has 200kph operation trains. [Image: http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.n...
standard_gauge General 21 13,962 26-Sep-2010, 04:18 PM
    Thread: Greens call for Sydney-Melbourne rail link
Post: RE: Greens call for Sydney-Melbourne rail link

This is probably the best policy from Green, and the one Federal government can support easily, the rest of their policy are kinda scary!
standard_gauge General 21 13,962 26-Sep-2010, 04:06 PM
    Thread: New Zealand Quakes
Post: RE: New Zealand Quakes

Probably still better than some of the NZ mainline track alignment :P
standard_gauge International Railways 2 2,181 22-Sep-2010, 05:24 PM
    Thread: New SCT locos from..........
Post: RE: New SCT locos from..........

I thought Tasrail already order some similar to Kiwirail's Chinese loco?
standard_gauge Locomotives and Rolling Stock 20 16,063 19-Sep-2010, 09:33 PM