Ride idea: Craigieburn electrification and bypass

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007 at 02:51pm

This morning the first electric train ran out along the newly electrified line to Craigieburn. Hopefully this means that they are on schedule to start running in October.

Why is this significant? Because it is a thin excuse to catch a train to Craigieburn and then ride back down along the Craigieburn Bypass of the Hume Freeway to the ring road:

Craigieburn to Ring Road via Hume Freeway @ Bikely.com

Where to after I get back to the ring road is still to be answered (maybe further north beyond Epping). But this is a starting point that includes a section of path I have yet to cover.

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3 Responses to “Ride idea: Craigieburn electrification and bypass”

  1. When it’s a bit warmer I plan on doing this loop:

    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Craigieburn-to-Broadmeadows http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Craigieburn-Trail

    When it’s running regularly, the train will be handy if I need to bail out :-)

    • ozz

    ozzmosis - July 22nd, 2007 at 5:56 pm

  2. Three and a half years ago I visited the Shankland Valley and Aitken Creek Tracks which is part of the first half of your loop. I keep intending on repeating some of my past rides, but never find the time. At least the weather is giving me a fair excuse at the moment…

    Stephen - July 22nd, 2007 at 9:19 pm

  3. I’d be interested in this one because there is a whole lot of interesting lighting and technology along the bypass. (which may be pointless due to a daytime ride and ability or lack there of to see it)

    Damien - July 22nd, 2007 at 11:50 pm