“Ms Allan failed to rule out lengthy stretches of elevated rail. All she did was rule out one continuous elevated line from Cheltenham to Frankston, basically proposing a rollercoaster,” Ms Peulich said.
Ms Peulich said that when she was in Government, engineers advised that Melbourne’s current trains require 400 metres to get up or down and 200 metres flat for a station.
“This means the rail must be elevated or sunk for at least 3.5km from Seaford to Chelsea to remove the three crossings at Carrum and Bonbeach, and get over Patterson River,” Ms Peulich said.
Similar situations occur in other places. Even a simple crossing and station requires one kilometre of raised or sunken line.
“Sorry Ms Allan, but multiple bits of rail raised for kilometres is SkyRail in this community’s mind.
Labor says it will release plans just after the election, Ms Peulich questioned the timing of the statement.
“What are they hiding? The community must use the election a referendum on SkyRail to tell Labor they want rail under road.
“Who can trust Jacinta Allan and Labor on Skyrail after the way they rammed it through on the Dandenong Line?