Melbourne Suburban Disruptions (Since Metro Introduction)

 
  Bullucked Assistant Commissioner

Major shutdown planned for the Easter Break on the Cranbourne/Pakenham lines between Dandenong and Oakleigh, due to the Springvale works. This will include all day Thursday which is a normal working day. Metro will need every spare bus and driver under the sun to cover the peak services, which will prove difficult seeing as most bus companies will have school runs during the morning peak. To make things worse, 11 train services in the morning peak from Oakleigh to the city are not shown in the timetable for Thursday-week. Tough love if you can't get Thursday off work..
712M

Still school holidays at this time

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Power failure between Clifton Hill and Jolimont this morning.  Trains stuck at clifton hill no movements.  no buses according to passengers.
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
they are now Replacement buses are replacing trains between Clifton Hill and Parliament. Please listen for announcements
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

Fallen tree is still blocking the line somewhere between Broadmeadows and North Melb.  Apparently some damage done to rail infrastructure too.  Seymour services also suspended.

Makes a good argument to reinstate connection across to Upfield, or get the Albion line happening as a back-up (except that RRL works mean that cannot happen this week either....Rolling Eyes
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Fallen tree is still blocking the line somewhere between Broadmeadows and North Melb. Apparently some damage done to rail infrastructure too. Seymour services also suspended.

Makes a good argument to reinstate connection across to Upfield, or get the Albion line happening as a back-up (except that RRL works mean that cannot happen this week either....Rolling Eyes
Carnot


This is a very good point.  Why has this not already been done.  Crazy!
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

The tree fell over at Strathmore BTW:


Also, the Springvale station reopening seemed to go OK this morning, although Down Vline services to Gippsland got delayed quite a bit...
  ewokracing Locomotive Fireman

Chaos at Richmond this morning. Flinders street limited express from Frankston stopped at all stations after Caulfield and the driver recommended we all get off st Richmond and go to Flinders via the loop
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Chaos at Richmond this morning. Flinders street limited express from Frankston stopped at all stations after Caulfield and the driver recommended we all get off st Richmond and go to Flinders via the loop
ewokracing


http://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/delays-to-continue-after-trains-suspended-due-to-fire
  ewokracing Locomotive Fireman

http://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/delays-to-continue-after-trains-suspended-due-to-fire
JimYarin


^ yep, lots of workers on the platform and down on the tracks. Driver said he had no signals and had to drive slowly as the emergency brakes would trip. Was nice and gentle though.

Metro notify app has already started to sent out delay notifications for this evening.
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
has the issue been fixed?
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
has the issue been fixed?
JimYarin

no
  Travelling Hooker Locomotive Fireman

Location: Follows the weather up and down the coast
Cheers Metro.

South Yarra & Richmond have been a mess all day.

At 9.40am this morning it was 37 minutes (yes, that's three seven) til the next train on the Sandringham line

I couldn't have done worse myself
  richter170 Locomotive Driver

I couldn't have done worse myself
How could you do any better? Do you have a fleet of trains sitting in your backyard with a heap of stolen signal cable to use?

Al.
  gxh Junior Train Controller

Location: SE suburbs
I was on an early up train on the Frankston line today (30 April), when no trains from the Caulfield lines were running through the Loop due to the signalling disruption. The announcement on my train was specific that NO trains were running from Richmond through the Loop. My understanding is, however, that trains on the Burnley lines were in fact running through the Loop as normal so I assume that the announcement was to avoid even more passengers than usual transferring from the Caulfield lines to the Burnley lines at Richmond.
While I can see the reasoning (if my assumption is correct), it seems a bit over the top to make an announcement that is incorrect. By all means, tell people, "There's an issue at Richmond, for Loop trains please transfer at Flinders St". But to go further and to state that there were no Loop trains when this was not correct just damages Metro's credibility, as inevitably people will find out the truth (as I did as soon as I got to work).

EDIT: In fairness, I see the information given at at least one station did say to change at Richmond (see Daniel Bowen's blog - http://www.danielbowen.com/2014/04/30/trainageddon-what-can-be-done/). However, there was no information at the station I travelled from and the first I knew of the whole issue was when the driver's announcement was made.
  712M Chief Commissioner

Whilst I understand the major delays anticipated, I fail to understand how there is suddenly a train shortage? Are there trains stuck in a yard somewhere or are Metro just unwilling to pay drivers overtime? Replacement buses were also in operation on the Cranbourne and Gippsland lines during peak times due to the Richmond delays. Can so some please explain the exact cause of this train shortage.
  trawny Train Controller

Location: Victoria
Whilst I understand the major delays anticipated, I fail to understand how there is suddenly a train shortage? Are there trains stuck in a yard somewhere or are Metro just unwilling to pay drivers overtime? Replacement buses were also in operation on the Cranbourne and Gippsland lines during peak times due to the Richmond delays. Can so some please explain the exact cause of this train shortage.
712M

What is the train shortage? Wouldn't it just be that because of the signaling issues less trains can run through that section? If trains aren't running through the loop there would be less movements available.
  Bullucked Assistant Commissioner

Calm down people, there's no train shortage, well, not with direct regards to the fire at Richmond issue. I think Richter170 is being facetious. 37 minutes for your next train to Sandy from South Yarra, boohoo. Longer waits on some of the Burnley group last night, could've been an hour between trains to Lilydale. Maybe if PT Victoria or Metro put more money into signalling equipment rather than staff monitoring equipment then the rail system MAY be more reliable.
37 mins between trains, real first world problems. Too much selfish, instant gratification here and now in our society.
  ewokracing Locomotive Fireman

Epic crush on 5.13 Flinders to Frankston due to earlier "driver training" cancelation. I see the train after got canceled too. Nice work in peak Metro. Broady train on platform 8 was interesting...
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

Lot's of problems for Metro this morning:
- Faulty train at Flagstaff had to be towed out.  Major disruptions to Craigieburn and Upfield lines.
- Power fault between Watergardens and Sunbury.  Line suspended and V/Line affected.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
  Madjikthise Assistant Commissioner

bevans

"Between the fog." Wow, that's deep.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
"Between the fog." Wow, that's deep.
Madjikthise


It is a nice picture.
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Lot's of problems for Metro this morning:
- Faulty train at Flagstaff had to be towed out. Major disruptions to Craigieburn and Upfield lines.
Carnot

  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
bevans

  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
X'Trapolis-904M


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