Albury-Wodonga rail services derailed again

 

News article: Albury-Wodonga rail services derailed again

FOUR train services on the Albury-Wodonga line had to be replaced by coaches yesterday because of a freight train derailment two days earlier.

  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
FOUR train services on the Albury-Wodonga line had to be replaced by coaches yesterday because of a freight train derailment two days earlier.
Albury-Wodonga rail services derailed again


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will vline be compensated for the cancelled services and the associated delays in circumstances like this?

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  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
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will vline be compensated for the cancelled services and the associated delays in circumstances like this?
JimYarin
No, because It looks like It was a V/Line track that failed and caused the derailment ?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
No, because It looks like It was a V/Line track that failed and caused the derailment ?
Nightfire

This is my view also.  as I mentioned in the 9102 derailment thread, http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11376373.htm, it looks to me like the track may have spread prior to the dual gauge points on the confluence of the BG and SG at the junction.

This is the UP end of Tottenham Yard.

But then again I am not an expert just an onlooker but a "reasonable person" might suggest the above.

Regards
Brian
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Thinking more about this, it used to be the case when train service could be terminated before the last stop.  In the case of the vline services between Melbourne to Albury over last weekend, why could cline not terminate services at Broadmeadows allowing passengers to change to metro service into Melbourne?

What could have prevented this happening besides the obvious ? (being vline willpower?)

Regards
Brian
  Ballast_Plough Chief Commissioner

Location: Lilydale, Vic
I'm guessing that running a bus is a lot cheaper than running the train so trying to claim compensation is maybe a bit rich - they're already coming out of it in front??

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