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January 2012: New Statement of Purposes

September 2011: Call for Light Rail to Rowville

March 2011: Newsletter available for download

July 2010: Transport policies updated and expanded

June 2010: Further detail relating to the book "Transport Plan - An Alternative Option" published

May 2010: Book "Transport Plan - An Alternative Option" available for sale

January 2010: Submissions for 2010-2020 plan are now closed. Published copies will be available shortly.

December 2009: Draft of 2010-2020 plan available for comments, see Policies page.

December 2009: Annual General Meeting coming up on 13 December, including launch of our upcoming book. Email for details.

October 2008: Calls for new local spokespeople!

September 2008: Members' meeting coming soon - see forum for details

June 2008: Forum online

May 2008: Transport policies now available

Dec 2007: Memberships now open. Download a form and join today!

Policy: Track Amplifications (Duplication, Triplication etc)

Putting down more track is the most reliable way of providing for the running of more trains and reducing delays.

Obviously four tracks is the most desirable arrangement, but it also costs the most to provide.

In Melbourne today, where service levels are adequate for off-peak but more capacity is required for peak time, triplication is a valuable upgrade.

However, many Melbournians value overall journey time very highly, which makes the provision of all-day express services a priority in any attempt to attract serious amounts of patronage onto public transport. Allowance should be made for four parallel tracks whenever major works are being carried out - for example, when bridges over railways are being built there should be space for four tracks underneath. Also any reservations for new lines should be wide enough to take four tracks.