That's the answer that Gladys would/will give is similar and that is fine. In our overly litigious and HSES driven society that answer is mandatory. So we can expect to see a set run up and down the line non stop for 2 months so all 600 drivers will get a chance to travel on it. I would have thought you could train a smaller number of drivers first and then have the rest accompany regular runs or something similar. I know in my business I couldn't afford to have millions of dollars of infrastructure sitting around not earning money while the entire workforce had a practice run and the interest bill ticked over, but then I have to report to investors. Got to be a better way. Sorry to have strayed of the topic of the thread.
I would get no sympathy from the judge or cop. The road would be constructed and signposted so it could be driven safely at the posted speeds and the skills I demonstrated to the license testing officer should allow me or anyone with a valid licence to do that.
Are you a driver? Nope? Ever driven a passenger train? Nope
Get your hand off it, and perhaps stick with what you know because clearly driving trains is not one of your strong points!
For those who do actually live in the real world, and understand:
*The need for people to be trained and skilled in what they do
Driving a train is not the same as driver a car. Shock horror, but clearly some people *AKA Groover* don't understand that. The distance is irrelevant, the complexity of the route weighted against the need to run to a timetable, in accordance with the rules of safe-working applicable to this section of track and with due regard to train handling and passenger comfort all need to be taken into consideration.
Tell me Groover, when was the last time you ripped a your car apart because of poor acceleration because you didn't understand the lay of the track? When was the last time you overshot from stopping on marker (on approach at 115km/h) the size of a dinner plate, because of a grease pot on a blind curve? When was the last time you drove a car and could only use the brake once, because that's how they are designed? When was the last time you went through a red light, because your sighting distance was not sufficient for the braking capability of your car? When was the last time you blew up your engine and caused damage to your car because you powered under an insulator gap?
Oh, do you mean to tell me you NEVER did any of that? Well golly goodness me I wonder why. Let me spell it out to you: A CAR IS NOT A TRAIN (Caps lock for emphasis, because clearly there must be some sort of blockage affecting your capacity to understand simply concepts).
So, let us move onto the next "issue". There are more then 600 drivers in the network, lets try 1500 that could potentially be rostered to work this line. So, how would you juggle the:
ETC ETC requirements because only selected people are trained up, just to get it up and running. Far more logical, cost effective and sensible for the drivers to be done in 1 block. Also, this piece of infrastructure is running 1 year ahead of opening schedule. There is nothing lost from using it for crew training purposes beforehand. Perhaps if it were late, then yeah you could have a point. But as it was not expected to be open yet, another 2 months cause no disruption to any commuter.
Please, go back to your alternative universe, I fear that the real world is counter-productive for your efforts to think and live.