Clayton Station Fire 31st Dec 2011

 
  tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
Just been announced on 3AW....


....Clayton Railway Station has been on fire.

...Clayton road is closed to all road traffic due to this.
...Nothing was said about train services.
...The fire is now out.

Still nothing can be found on 'yahoo search'

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  topher1976 Train Controller

Location: Mill Park, Vic
Just been announced on 3AW....


....Clayton Railway Station has been on fire.

...Clayton road is closed to all road traffic due to this.
...Nothing was said about train services.
...The fire is now out.

Still nothing can be found on 'yahoo search'
"tranzitjim"


Ouch that does not sound too good!!  Can see that Metro have delays due to it (which is not surprising to be honest..)
  Boss Chief Commissioner

Location: Caulfield Line
15 minute delays according to Metro website.
  heisdeadjim Chief Commissioner

Clayton....

Clifton Hill....

Someone doesn't like railway stations beginning with the letter "C".
  topher1976 Train Controller

Location: Mill Park, Vic
Sounds like it lol.
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

Location: Banned
Leaving aside the derp above...

The old waiting room has been damaged by fire.  Trains are running.  Foamers can stop panicking.
  heisdeadjim Chief Commissioner

Har har Smile

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  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Leaving aside the derp above...

The old waiting room has been damaged by fire.  Trains are running.  Foamers can stop panicking.
"Sir Thomas Bent"


Who cares about the station etc - main concern  for me is: that no one, particularly staff, were hurt.

Regards,
David Head
  L1150 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Pakenham Vic.
Pity the station is heritage listed. The repairs will probably cost more as it will have to be restored to original. Sad  Much better to bulldose it and start again, sinking the station and tracks under the Clayton road crossing!)
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

Location: Banned
dthead - no reports of injuries.

L1150 - if I wanted to hear ill-informed derpery about level crossings, I'd go to the PTUA.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
A FIRE at Clayton Railway Station delayed trains on the Cranbourne line this morning.
Three crews were called to the scene to find the old waiting room alight at 11.30am.
Trains were stopped until noon as fire crews brought the blaze under control.
A Metro spokeswoman said no further delays were expected.

"Obviously we had to stop the trains but they resumed at 11.59,'' she said

"There are plenty of people out there.''

The cause of the fire remains unknown.

Herald Sun
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998

Just as well its not heritage listed.

Otherwise one might suspect non accidental causes, as a means of accelerating the stations complete demolition in order to to expedite a grade separation??

 

Regards

  Bobman Locomotive Fireman


It does need separating.

 

Here's a video I found on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeIWdYJrkSI


 

3 fire appliances were in attendance at the event.

  L1150 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Pakenham Vic.
Davesvline, apparently the little timber humpy that is Clayton station IS heritage listed. Why, I don't know.
I passed through Clayton station today and the damage, though confined to the waiting room on the up side, has pretty much destroyed the structure completely. It has been cordoned off with tempory fencing. Very Happy
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

Location: Banned
Given Gardenvale was rebuilt after a fire, it might be extrapolated Clayton's waiting room may be also rebuilt.
  del_horno15 Junior Train Controller


Can someone tell me why that train stood there (in a dangerous position) for 1 and a half minutes?

 

I mean, if the driver has to tell metrol or whatever, wouldnt it be best to move away from the fire before doing so?

  frezno Junior Train Controller




Can someone tell me why that train stood there (in a dangerous position) for 1 and a half minutes?

 

I mean, if the driver has to tell metrol or whatever, wouldnt it be best to move away from the fire before doing so?

"del_horno15"


Was it really dangerous?
I have my doubts that the fire would jump all the way from the building to the train, or that the asphalt would catch alight...

  merlin Chief Commissioner

Location: North East Adelaide
Westall was also rebuilt after fire damage, only to be demolished a couple of years later. I'm sure it'll get a rebuild.....
  Michaelje Chief Commissioner


dthead - no reports of injuries. L1150 - if I wanted to hear ill-informed derpery about level crossings, I'd go to the PTUA.
"Sir Thomas Bent"


Oh dear, you are crabby today!!

Happy New Year.

  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland



Westall was also rebuilt after fire damage, only to be demolished a couple of years later. I'm sure it'll get a rebuild.....

"merlin"


It gives someone a job, and of course others will give them selves a pat on the back (and a nice big chunky pocket) for overseeing the rebuilding.

  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

Location: Banned



Westall was also rebuilt after fire damage, only to be demolished a couple of years later. I'm sure it'll get a rebuild.....

"merlin"
Wasn't the 'rebuilding' purely to secure any chance of exposed asbestos?

  merlin Chief Commissioner

Location: North East Adelaide





Westall was also rebuilt after fire damage, only to be demolished a couple of years later. I'm sure it'll get a rebuild.....

"merlin"
Wasn't the 'rebuilding' purely to secure any chance of exposed asbestos?

"Sir Thomas Bent"


Could have been. I recall the majority of the damage was to the 'waiting room' area at the right hand end of the building in the following photo, which was nothing more than a wooden frame with weatherboards and a tin(?) roof. There was some damage to the main part of the building also, so i suppose there could have been asbestos in it somewhere. Seems unlikely, though?


  alstom_888m Chief Commissioner

Location:
Westall was built in the 1950s, so I'd bet there was somewhere.

Clayton was built in the 1880s, less likely to contain asbestos.

Pretty much everything built between the 1930s and the 1970s contained asbestos in various quantities.
  09express Junior Train Controller




Can someone tell me why that train stood there (in a dangerous position) for 1 and a half minutes?

 

I mean, if the driver has to tell metrol or whatever, wouldnt it be best to move away from the fire before doing so?

"del_horno15"


 

 

It appears in the clip as though that might be the driver with the fire extinguisher, looks standard issue for cab? Maybe once he realised he couldnt put it out he decided it was time to move the train? Either way at that stage there was really no threat.

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