General Cityrail Network Observations

 
  littleal9 Train Controller

Location: bellambi
Has been running on the following services between Monday 20/5 and Friday 24/5 due to trackwork between Otford and Helensburgh (most off peak South Coast intercity services terminating and commencing from Waterfall at the city end):

7:27pm Central (i) to Waterfall
8:21pm Waterfall to Central (i) - additional service

So tonight could be the last night of S sets on the Illawarra.............again!
vlinecars
Saw it again last night.

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  bjwh86 Chief Train Controller

Noticed Mt Druitt now has the electronic screens on the concourse replacing the old flip boards ( or whatever they're called).
Would that mean platform screens would be installed aswell?
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
Bondi Junction now has the 'tall' indicators in the unpaid area of the concourse.

Here:



I'm sure this will greatly entertain some of us. At the very least, they're a damn sight better than the old ones.
  joshrj45 Beginner

Last Monday my 07:00 Macarthur to City via Sydenham train was running late, so it used the new tracks and skipped Beverly Hills.
  bowralcommuter Chief Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a Manly Ferry
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Usual or unusual?
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Perhaps slightly less than usual, but not impossible. It would be an empty cars movement to either ACDEP/XESC (Eveleigh) or XPT Centre (Meeks Rd).

And in spite of the different operators, from a nuts & bolts POV, virtually the same train, so perfectly compatible for such a movement.
  thefatcontroller Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, Australia
Pymble station is closed this weekend during the trackwork period... Looks like they are putting in tactiles...
  bjwh86 Chief Train Controller

Platform indicators are being installed at Mt Druitt today.
  bjwh86 Chief Train Controller

^^ add St Marys to that
  cameron_cam1 Locomotive Fireman

Location: In the middle of somewhere
Yesterday I noticed a T-set displaying "Dapto" on the destination board (on the North Shore Line). I thought the destination boards on the T-sets weren't working.
  bowralcommuter Chief Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a Manly Ferry
Yesterday I noticed a T-set displaying "Dapto" on the destination board (on the North Shore Line). I thought the destination boards on the T-sets weren't working.
"cameron_cam1"


T69 has always had "Dapto" on it since the 1990s, the driver accidentally put it in and it has never changed since.
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
Yesterday I noticed a T-set displaying "Dapto" on the destination board (on the North Shore Line). I thought the destination boards on the T-sets weren't working.
"cameron_cam1"
Oh, someone's "discovered" T69. It's been stuck since the nineties, and it's a bit of an inside joke now.
  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Oh, someone's "discovered" T69. It's been stuck since the nineties, and it's a bit of an inside joke now.
Watson374
No need for the attitude. Not everyone was born with an encyclopaedic knowledge of railways.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
Spotted T69's Dapto Desto at the central end of a consist the other day - Thought it was decided to have that car marshalled to the center of a set permanantly, to avoid confusion.
  Black1050 Chief Train Controller

Location: Out of the Metrop
At a guess, I would suggest there is likely an issue in the cab at the other end of that set which means it cannot run at a terminal end, and a decision was made that it was more important to run the set with a confusing desto board, than take 4 air conditioned cars out of service, when they are usable if the cab with issues is marshalled in the middle.  Could be anything from faulty driver's seat, problems with master controller to foot pedal to trip gear.  Or it could have even been the shed had insufficient time to remarshall it with the cab in question in the middle after a division and amalgamation before the weekend shut down.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
At a guess, I would suggest there is likely an issue in the cab at the other end of that set which means it cannot run at a terminal end, and a decision was made that it was more important to run the set with a confusing desto board, than take 4 air conditioned cars out of service, when they are usable if the cab with issues is marshalled in the middle.  Could be anything from faulty driver's seat, problems with master controller to foot pedal to trip gear.  Or it could have even been the shed had insufficient time to remarshall it with the cab in question in the middle after a division and amalgamation before the weekend shut down.
Black1050

Thanks for the further info, had not thought about it.
  Silver S Set Junior Train Controller

I've always wanted to see T96 and take a few pics of it.
  bowralcommuter Chief Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a Manly Ferry
Apparently blocking train doors carry an on-the-spot fine of $400 and maximum penalty of $5,500. If Barry needs more revenue then why not plant some police/transit/transport officers in AM and PM peak and let the potential hundreds of issuing of fines commence!

http://www.131500.com.au/tickets/buy/fines
  Silver S Set Junior Train Controller

Apparently blocking train doors carry an on-the-spot fine of $400 and maximum penalty of $5,500. If Barry needs more revenue then why not plant some police/transit/transport officers in AM and PM peak and let the potential hundreds of issuing of fines commence!

http://www.131500.com.au/tickets/buy/fines
bowralcommuter
It should be some more reasonable fine like $4000 on the spot fine and $9000 max penalty. We need to be more strict, maybe not so strict as I think but our government needs to shape up.
  Dungog Diesel Junior Train Controller

It should be some more reasonable fine like $4000 on the spot fine and $9000 max penalty.
"Silver S Set"


I'm not sure anyone would call those amounts 'more reasonable'... They're ridiculously high. I do agree, however, that people blocking doors and delaying trains is very frustrating, whether it's done intentionally or not.

I personally don't think there's anything wrong with the size of the current penalties, but as bowralcommuter alluded to, there needs to be more policing of them (along with other offences such as fare evasion or smoking on platforms).

Raising fines to $4000 or $9000 (or even $50,000) will have no impact at all if there's no one there to police/issue them.
  Silver S Set Junior Train Controller

It may be ridiculously high, but it'll definitely stop people delaying trains.
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
It may be ridiculously high, but it'll definitely stop people delaying trains.
"Silver S Set"
If, and only if, they are consistently enforced to stamp out this behaviour.
  Kurmudgeon Junior Train Controller

...there needs to be more policing of them (along with other offences such as fare evasion or smoking on platforms).
Dungog Diesel

And the tradies in the arvo with their long necks/RTD bourbon. (Apparently tradies earn a pretty good living so the fine could be increased somewhat.)



Where do some Sydney train commuters get the idea that eating and drinking (non-alcoholic beverages) is banned on CityRail trains? There's a mention of this now and then in mX... latest in today's mX where someone wrote that ALL carriages have no eating/drinking signs.
  Dungog Diesel Junior Train Controller

Where do some Sydney train commuters get the idea that eating and drinking (non-alcoholic beverages) is banned on CityRail trains? There's a mention of this now and then in mX... latest in today's mX where someone wrote that ALL carriages have no eating/drinking signs
"Kurmudgeon"


Haha yeah I saw that too. I think the rant came from one of those commuters who also thinks that drivers make train announcements, guards decide which part of the platform the train stops at, train horns are too loud, train announcements are too frequent, etc etc. Great for a laugh!
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
Where do some Sydney train commuters get the idea that eating and drinking (non-alcoholic beverages) is banned on CityRail trains? There's a mention of this now and then in mX... latest in today's mX where someone wrote that ALL carriages have no eating/drinking signs.
Kurmudgeon
I was told off by a crew member for eating on the train one day... I simply told him to stop being lazy and adhere to the unwritten rules that state I could eat.

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