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    • Ok, so they are planning to double track it! Thanks for the information. That's definitely good news, since it will allow for more flexible planning in the future in the case that they do decide to double-track the whole line. So just to clarify, it will be double-tracked from Bayview to Gladstone, single-tracked from Gladstone to Leitrim and Double-tracked from Leitrim to Limebank?
    • The part that might cause issues post 2031 expansion are those one-platform and one-track stations on the main line (Mooney, Walkley and Greenboro) 😕 That's the thing I'm mostly sad they cheaped-out on...
    • Any important part of it will be double tracked as they lay new track in the south. Any over/underpass will be built to accommodate double track south of South Keys station. The only single track section is between the crossover switch by South Keys station and Leitrim, but since the overpass over Hunt Club will be doubled (or rather, a second one will be built) the only thing to do to complete the full doubling is add a new switch before the Airport spur curves off and continue the track south to join the second track that starts at Leitrim. Bayview through Gladstone will also be doubled, and the Airport spur will have a surprisingly long passing section, though it won't need doubling for a very, very long time if at all.    
    • So I know that they're not planning to double-track what already exists of the line, since that would be too expensive and not necessary for now. But wouldn't it be good to double-track all of the new part that is being built? Since it is being built right now, it would be the best moment to do it as opposed to, for example, after 2031 when that part of the track would already be in operation and therefore adding a second track would disrupt the service.  Even though the current capacity needs are met with the single track line, there is a very real possibility that after the city has grown post-2031, the capacity will become too big for that and will need a double-track line. So why not just do it now and get it over with, and be assured for many years to come instead of having to worry about it again in a few years?
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