Passenger train disruptions caused by freight train breakdowns up by more than 60 per cent

 

News article: Passenger train disruptions caused by freight train breakdowns up by more than 60 per cent

Passenger train disruptions caused by freight train breakdowns up by more than 60 per cent

  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Passenger train disruptions caused by freight train breakdowns up by more than 60 per cent
Passenger train disruptions caused by freight train breakdowns up by more than 60 per cent


The inland rail link could fix some of the problem. Trains would then be able to bypass the sydney area and heading north south or west. It is the cause of the breakdown which intrigues me. Could this be poor maintenance of locomotives?

Finally, when the 86 class worked trains between Newcastle and Sydney were there an equivilent number of breakdowns on Cowan Bank?

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  donttellmywife Chief Commissioner

Location: Antofagasta
The inland rail link could fix some of the problem. Trains would then be able to bypass the sydney area and heading north south or west. It is the cause of the breakdown which intrigues me. Could this be poor maintenance of locomotives?
bevans

The article states there are 150 freight movements a day in the area.  Maybe... four? ... of those could bypass Sydney on the inland rail line (say two operators, one service Brisbane-Melbourne, each way, per day).  That doesn't strike me as a big improvement.  

The article also states that "the number of breakdowns has not increased since 2011".  Speculating about "poor maintenance" given that statement seems misguided.

What has changed is the number of disruptions.  That just implies to me that we have more aggressive scheduling than previous.  Good.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

The article states there are 150 freight movements a day in the area. Maybe... four? ... of those could bypass Sydney on the inland rail line (say two operators, one service Brisbane-Melbourne, each way, per day). That doesn't strike me as a big improvement.

The article also states that "the number of breakdowns has not increased since 2011". Speculating about "poor maintenance" given that statement seems misguided.

What has changed is the number of disruptions. That just implies to me that we have more aggressive scheduling than previous. Good.
donttellmywife

Totally agree with your comments and at least the freights are making some money. You can blame the agrarian socialists for this state of affairs as they insisted any Sydney passenger line built had to connect to the country. Thus the reason for all lines radiating out of Sydney rather than some more useful circular lines and radiating lines built exclusively for commuters.
  mikado5910 Chief Train Controller

Location: Kurri Kurri NSW
The article states there are 150 freight movements a day in the area. Maybe... four? ... of those could bypass Sydney on the inland rail line (say two operators, one service Brisbane-Melbourne, each way, per day). That doesn't strike me as a big improvement.

The article also states that "the number of breakdowns has not increased since 2011". Speculating about "poor maintenance" given that statement seems misguided.

What has changed is the number of disruptions. That just implies to me that we have more aggressive scheduling than previous. Good.
donttellmywife

There might be 150 trains per day, but certainly not 150 freight movements.

Edit: Misread that to refer only to Cowan Bank, which is the source of most disruption. I am still wondering about the 150 movements though, since ARTC now has control of the Metro Goods and SSFL.

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