The distance between the Patterson River and McLeod Road is not long enough

The distance between the Patterson River and McLeod Road is not long enough to provide train clearance under the road and return to ground level before the Patterson River rail bridge at an incline that would allow trains to run safely.

Understanding the above three arguments from LXRA are false the following are some options available:

Option 1

Rail bridge modified; 2.0% grade

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Platform starts 106m past McLeod. This will be taken up with the station building(s) positioned at McLeod and ramp. The ramps for trenches at Springvale, McKinnon etc are over 100m long.

 

Rail elevation at the platform = -2385mm

 

 

Using just 2.0% grade; McLeod joining Nepean from its’ current position and with the rail bridge modified.

The distance between the Patterson River (southern pier) and McLeod Road IS LONG ENOUGH to provide train clearance under the road and return to ground level before the Patterson River rail bridge (where boats access) at an incline that would allow trains to run safely.

 

Continue to Option 2.

 

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