> Surely they must have considered this issue before embarking on such a
They did. They concluded the reservation (particularly Caulfield to
Oakleigh) wasn't wide enough to do 4 tracks without acquiring hundreds of
They also decided they wanted to try and minimise disruption during
construction (eg trains could keep running at ground level while most of
the elevated structure was built), and maximise use of open space under the
tracks when they had finished (hence the design which lets in light and
And they're addressing capacity via longer trains and upgraded signalling.
All of which means express/stopper issues are not yet addressed, but what
the line has ended up with ticks most of the other boxes.
On Tue, 14 May 2019 at 07:20, Prescott lenkaprescott@...> wrote:
> Thank you for another excellent video Richard. I never realised until just
> recently that the skyrail sections are being built as separate viaducts on
> either side in a potential quadding reservation, with the central two
> tracks then to be abandoned. From a Sydney perspective this is appalling
> and it would never get a look-in here. It's something so fundamental to
> getting long-distance trains out past the stopping trains and thus reducing
> the time of distance journeys, not to mention the opportunity to expand the
> capacity of a line. Surely they must have considered this issue before
> embarking on such a project?
> Tony P