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  Roderick Smith

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180603Sa Melbourne 'Herald Sun':
- Skybus.
- outer-ring railway proposal.
- letters, congestion.
- Madrid train bombing(a few years ago).
- suburban congestion.
- light bulbs. at flickr. <www.flickr.com/photos/13175590@N00> (for 7 days,
search on tag 'workaround').

180603Sa Metro Twitter - Westall (Luke Hildred).


Sun.3.6.18 Metro Twitter.
2.59 Pakenham line: Major Delays (McGregor Road level crossing, near
Pakenham, damaged by a motor vehicle).
17.06 Good evening from Westall (Luke Hildred) We've found another of your
truck-eating relatives: Talbot St bridge in London (Ontario, Canada).
18.06 Frankston line: Minor delays Caulfield - Mordialloc (police).
- 18.23 Major delays Caulfield - Carrum (police).
- 18.25 The Frankston line has been a shocker this weekend.
- 18.30 Trains are now on the move again, but with major delays.
- 18.33 Suspect arrested and removed from McKinnon station. Driver informed
us as we approached Moorabbin.
- 18.56 Stayed at the folks' in Sandy yesterday after the football rather
than brave the F-Line.
- 18.59 Was fucked. I sat at Cheltenham station for 25 min, then got Uber to
Sandringham to get to the football.

Former EnergyAustralia exec says electricity retailers are unethical 3 June

LNP plan to break up Queensland power generators [ie the companies, not the
machinery] 3 June 2018.

New SkyBus link for Melbourne's west, revamped Peninsula service.
Herald Sun June 3, 2018.
Airport travellers using SkyBus. Picture: Jason Edwards.
RESIDENTS in Melbourne's outer suburbs will be able to catch the SkyBus
directly to the airport.
From July 1, a new -Werribee-to-Melbourne airport service (via Tarneit) will
provide passengers in the western suburbs with a direct link to the airport.
Initially, the new service will run every hour, seven days a week between
7am and 7pm, but will become a half-hourly service in 2019.
The new service will give those in the western suburbs a direct link to the
airport. Picture: Jason Edwards Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan
said: "We've delivered a new contract that will modernise, expand and
upgrade Melbourne's airport bus services to deliver more services to
"Our new airport bus service contract puts passengers first when it comes to
airport bus service planning and delivery."
The route will begin at Werribee RSL and stop at Tarneit Railway Station
before travelling directly to Tullamarine Airport.
"The Western Express service with a Werribee and Tarneit connection will
give local residents a reliable, convenient and affordable ride to and from
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport," SkyBus Co-CEO and Director Michael Sewards
"We have ordered purpose built, Victorian-made buses to cater for this
service, so the residents can rely on SkyBus as a comfortable airport
transport service when travelling."
Treasurer and Werribee MP Tim Pallas commended the new service.
"This is great news for people out west, with the new service between
Melbourne Airport and Werribee directly connecting passengers between
Tullamarine and Melbourne's growing western suburbs for the first time," Mr
Pallas said.
The peninsula express service will also be revamped with simplified fares, a
new "turn-up-and-go" service, additional Rosebud and Mornington services and
new stops in Mordialloc and Mentone from where the bus will travel straight
to Melbourne airport.
In addition to this, kids will travel for free and the standard family fare
will be cheaper.
The new consolidated contract will allow the state government to introduce
an airport rail line between Melbourne CBD and Tullamarine Airport.
As part of the new contract, SkyBus will invest $7.5 million in 15 new,
locally manufactured buses to increase its fleet.
The new contracts start on July 1 and will last ten years should SkyBus meet
strict performance targets.
* So what has happened to the service that is already running, which I
believe starts in Geelong and stops on the Princes Highway, just south of
Watton Street and the Werribee Station?
* I believe the Gull bus doesn't stop in Werribee anymore
* I don't live that way but good move, means fewer cars, less traffic at
airport and may be better for air quality ? Well done.
* the passengers travel on the upper level & their baggage is stored below .
* where are they built?
* double-deck bus holds lots of people but what about all their luggage ?

State election candidate Oscar Yildiz calls for 'outer rim' rail loop to
ease congestion, grow suburbs Herald Sun June 3, 2018
video: Liberals making infrastructure plans for next decade: Albanese.
An "outer rim" rail line should be built around Melbourne to ease congestion
and boost economic growth.
The ambitious idea comes from City of Moreland councillor Oscar Yildiz who
wants to make the transition to state politics.
Cr Yildiz, an ALP member, has quit the party after failing to win
preselection for the seat of Brunswick.
He will contest the Labor seat of Pascoe Vale as an independent at the
November state election.
Cr Yildiz said that if elected, he would promote his concept of an Outer Rim
Train Loop that would generally follow the Metropolitan Ring Rd or go
underground at certain -locations.
"This train could loop around key suburbs from Melton, Sunbury, Craigieburn,
Mill Park, Eltham, Donvale, Endeavour Hills, Frankston, Mornington and
Geelong," he said. "The train would connect to key lines and include the
airport. It would help people get to their jobs, schools, services and
family quicker and easier.
Oscar Yildiz's plan for a train link for the outer suburbs.
"Our traffic is getting unbearable with congestion."
Cr Yildiz briefly considered running in the recent Melbourne lord mayoral
by--election, but decided he had more to offer communities in the suburbs.
A former Moreland mayor and founder of the Bully Zero Australia Foundation,
Cr Yildiz said the public was fed up with factional politics in all parties.
"I haven't ditched the Labor Party, the party has ditched me," he said. "A
safe seat like Pascoe Vale has been taken for granted - I don't want to be a
puppet, I want to do the right thing for citizens."
Cr Yildiz, a Pascoe Vale South resident, believed he had enough local
support to defeat sitting Labor member Lizzie Blandthorn.
He would not comment on any preference deals with other parties.
Cr Yildiz's other policies include support for the East West Link and
opposition to the Grand Final eve holiday.

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