Just reporting a couple of bits of interesting news from the weekend.
Firstly, The front page of Saturday’s Age brought some potentially good news regarding the Eddington inquiry – it looks like it may recommend a big rail project. It appears that the road tunnel is still on the cards (disappointing but unsurprising), but a potential recommendation of an inner city rail tunnel is quite a pleasant surprise! Given that the full details won’t be available until the report is released to the public, I’ll wait until then to have a more detailed look at this particular rail tunnel proposal.
Secondly, Riccardo has started on a series of posts about using country towns as a solution for Melbourne’s urban sprawl problems. It’s well worth a read.
Also, I’m looking for patronage and capacity data for the Burnley, Caulfield and Northern group lines to continue my series of posts on setting a service standard. If anyone has any information I’d really appreciate hearing from you.