Scenic Rail Victoria

Submitted by john on Sat, 13/06/2020 - 16:01
Scenic Rail Victoria

This is an extension of 733km of Scenic Rail Melbourne with 797km of Scenic Rail Victoria. Routes to Geelong, Sunbury and Melton may be profitable. Routes to Ballarat, Ocean Grove, Drysdale, Leopold, Torquay, Bendigo, Bacchus Marsh, Traralgon, and Whittlesea will require cross-subsidy. Routes to Shepparton and Albury require significant cross-subsidy. Route length is the main cost as operating costs can be recovered at current fare rates.

Population centres marked on the map and similar centres for the rest of Victoria were examined as candidates but the required subsidies would range up to ten times greater. Separate consideration of tourist investments would be warranted with better understanding of the options.

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