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(1) What is Train-link trams. (2) Type #1 - Respective pair. (3) Type #2 - Route diversion. (4) Type #3 - Bi-Rail transformer (5) What are the advantages of this project.
What is Train-link trams.

This is just a normal tram, which meets at a railway station, where it meets with a normal train. Passengers would need to change vehicles to continu a journey through such a location.

The most commonly known form of this would be the 'train-link' bus services; where you would operate a bus service to connect with the train at a railway station. The only difference here of course is the fact we plan to use trams rather than buses to connect with the trains.

A proper 'train-link' tram is a dedicated tram route, whos sole purpose is to link with the trains at a certain railway station, or to link two railway stations. This term is not valid for a tram service, where it runs past a railway station dispite the fact the two services may connect/interchange at a location.

Plan #1 - A respective pair
    Proper TrainLink pair
  1. Have two tram routes which begin from an outer terminus, and share the same route heading towards the city, until it reaches Tram Junction where the two shall split.
  2. One route of which currently exists, shall continu right into the Melbourne CDB
  3. The other shall divert at Tram Junction near a railway station, operate right up to the railway station and terminate there. This will be known as the 'train-lin' tram route.
  4. All inbound trips, the train-link service shall run just ahead of the city tram. On a 10 to 12 minute frequency, you may run the train-link tram as much as 1 or two minutes ahead of the current city tram.
  5. City bound passengers should be encouraged to take the train-link tram, as for most passengers that would be the first tram along.
    The existing to-city tram
  1. The existing route into the city shall remain unchanged, except for some reduction in tram frequency in some cases.
  2. Typically operate just behind a train-link tram route.
Plan #2 - A route diversion
    Divert a through route
  1. While these are strictly speaking 'not a train-link' service, the objectives of this project is none the less the same as what we hope to gain with the TrainLink services. Therefore, diverted trams shall be included within this project.
  2. Where a tram route runs nearby to a train line, the idea is to divert the trams to run right past the railway station.
  3. Passengers may be more tempted to change between tram and train at such a location if the interchange is close enough for thee.
  4. Another alturnate could be to move the railway across to where a through tramline would run.
What are the positives for this project.