Program underway to improve XPT reliability (TfNSW)

 
  kypros1992 Locomotive Fireman

Location: Sydney
And still no long term fix like actually buying new stock
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http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/program-underway-improve-xpt-reliability

A range of new maintenance initiatives and strict standards are being rolled out in an effort to boost the reliability of NSW TrainLink’s XPT fleet.

NSW TrainLink began operation on 1 July, dedicated to providing comfortable and reliable intercity and regional travel on trains and coaches.
Rob Mason, NSW Trains Chief Executive said customer satisfaction was at the forefront of everything NSW TrainLink does and the organisation was keen to act to reduce the number of breakdowns seen in the past.
“As a new operator our focus is on making sure our customers have a comfortable and enjoyable journey so we have introduced a range of new initiatives aimed at improving the reliability of our services,” Mr Mason said.
“In addition to daily maintenance and our already high standards, there have been a number of measures implemented aimed at reducing the likelihood of faults on our XPT fleet.”

These measures include:
  • frequent replacement of components such as wheel bearings
  • an anti-corrosion program, including examinations for corrosion and minor repairs
  • communication systems upgrades
  • establishment of a Reliability Improvement Program Team tasked with investigating incidents and creating solutions for future issues
“I understand how frustrating a break down can be for our customers,” Mr Mason said.
“I can assure customers I am committed to looking closely at the reliability of our services so we can understand each fault and reduce the number of incidents on the network.”

NSW TrainLink’s XPT fleet travels around 3.5 million kilometers a year, taking customers to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Dubbo, Grafton and Casino.
The fleet is serviced at a dedicated holding yard and maintenance centre at Sydenham. In addition to regular upkeep the trains receive regular extensive cleans, which includes the
recycling of onboard water supplies and window cleaning.


From July 2010 until 19 June 2013, there were 48 XPT breakdowns out of the 13,000 trips made by XPTs.

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  fixitguy Chief Train Controller

Location: In Carriage 4 on a Tangara
And still no long term fix like actually buying new stock
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http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/program-underway-improve-xpt-reliability

A range of new maintenance initiatives and strict standards are being rolled out in an effort to boost the reliability of NSW TrainLink’s XPT fleet.

NSW TrainLink began operation on 1 July, dedicated to providing comfortable and reliable intercity and regional travel on trains and coaches.
Rob Mason, NSW Trains Chief Executive said customer satisfaction was at the forefront of everything NSW TrainLink does and the organisation was keen to act to reduce the number of breakdowns seen in the past.
“As a new operator our focus is on making sure our customers have a comfortable and enjoyable journey so we have introduced a range of new initiatives aimed at improving the reliability of our services,” Mr Mason said.
“In addition to daily maintenance and our already high standards, there have been a number of measures implemented aimed at reducing the likelihood of faults on our XPT fleet.”

These measures include:
  • frequent replacement of components such as wheel bearings
  • an anti-corrosion program, including examinations for corrosion and minor repairs
  • communication systems upgrades
  • establishment of a Reliability Improvement Program Team tasked with investigating incidents and creating solutions for future issues
“I understand how frustrating a break down can be for our customers,” Mr Mason said.
“I can assure customers I am committed to looking closely at the reliability of our services so we can understand each fault and reduce the number of incidents on the network.”

NSW TrainLink’s XPT fleet travels around 3.5 million kilometers a year, taking customers to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Dubbo, Grafton and Casino.
The fleet is serviced at a dedicated holding yard and maintenance centre at Sydenham. In addition to regular upkeep the trains receive regular extensive cleans, which includes the
recycling of onboard water supplies and window cleaning.


From July 2010 until 19 June 2013, there were 48 XPT breakdowns out of the 13,000 trips made by XPTs.
kypros1992
its a start. but then if they are serious about regional transport they should get some new trains and upgrade the track (so we can actually do 160kph) but knowing NSW we will probably get coaches.
  QSB6.7 Chief Train Controller

Location: Going off the rails on a crazy train.
48 breakdowns out of 13,000 trips are great numbers, if they are in fact true.
I would love to see Metro and V/Line stats.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
48 breakdowns out of 13,000 trips are great numbers, if they are in fact true.
I would love to see Metro and V/Line stats.
QSB6.7

Excellent performance and some people wonder why the NSW govt isn't buying new stock yet
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
Excellent performance and some people wonder why the NSW govt isn't buying new stock yet
"RTT_Rules"
Sounds good until you check out last year's on-time running statistics.
  MD Chief Commissioner

Location: Canbera
On time running statistics are only of value if the reasons for late running are within
the trains operators control,and arnt as a result of 3rd parties or track work .
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
A couple are getting a bit smokey.
Where do the Koreans get the money for bullet train infrastructure?
We need to bore some tunnels and build some bridges to get at least some 160km/h section