A steeper incline would not meet metro and freight rail standards

LXRA are stating that 2.0% is the maximum incline for the Frankston line.

A relatively new rail section allowing for a trench solution at Ormond and McKinnon which appears to accommodate a storm drain is 2.36%. Obviously, this is a safe operation or it would not have been built by LXRA. Advice from LXRA representatives is that this was a special case and needed special safety considerations and, yes, special safety considerations could again be applied.

A steeper incline CAN meet metro and freight rail standards for safe operation.

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