Melbourne Suburban Disruptions (Since Metro Introduction)

 
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Agree, but where to get the bucket without someone injuring themselves carrying it.
Simple - you fill in a Requisition. This is then passed through OH&S, Finance, Stores and Transport, before retracing its steps to where it came in.
The bucket will be delivered in an estimated 3 to 4 weeks, and an Induction course will be held to teach the appointed Bucketer how to handle it.
The Bucketer must then undergo training in the use of the tap, and exactly where to place the bucket for maximum effect.
The filled bucket will then be weighed, the appropriate OH&S rule found, and sufficient Assistant Bucketers will be appointed to carry it so that YM-Mundrabilla's concern about injury is fully covered.
By now, it will be found that some enterprising person emptied the kettle on to the sleeper about a month ago, and the fire is out.
The Bucket Team must then return the water to the tap to avoid wastage, and return the bucket to whence it came, complete with the applicable form stating clearly why the thing is no longer needed.
An internal enquiry will then be convened to get to the bottom of it all, and the enquiry will conclude that nobody is responsible.
Two hundred copies of the Minutes of the enquiry will then be distributed to prove that work is actually taking place.

(And yes; I have been influenced by the Goons and Monty Python.)
Valvegear
Off topic, but related.  I had a repair man here yesterday to fix a not-working water pump, and the fix involved both plumbing and electrical work.  I remarked that he had to be an electrician as well as a pump repairer, and he said that before he could obtain his pump repair qualification he was required to do a course, and then be assessed for competence, covering how to insert a three pin plug
into a power point and turn the power on.  I don't think he was joking.

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
off we go

  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
It's now long overdue for heads to roll starting with the Minister who should be closely followed by a heap of others.
We need some honesty at all levels urgently.
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
X'Trap in the dirt at Rushall. Photos don't show fleet numbers unfortunately, but it looks like the 5th car came off on an up service.

Ridiculously long URL here.

Edit: Other reports say the derailed car was 1305T (M-T-M-9M-1305T-10M). Coincidentally, this was the same set (9M) which crashed through the fence in the Ringwood sidings when it was brand new.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Website says Glen Waverley and Werribee lines suspended.
  A hat with a toucan 2:ele Junior Train Controller

All services on the Burnley group are running direct to flinders street and likely terminating there because of a power outage between Flagstaff and Melbourne Central.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Metro reporting signalling failures between flinders street and spencer street stations.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Mods...why do we have this thread Question..it hasn't been used in a fortnight.

Twice this week there have been major disruptions to the network that haven't been mentioned in this thread.

  • The jumper or was he/she pushed at Auburn earlier this week which created utter chaos on most of the network for several hours.


  • The idiot as reported in the media who posted himself in the pit between platforms 5 and 6 at Flinders Street until he was subdued and with pepper spray and removed.


If this thread isn't going to be updated as required...it should be deleted.

Mike.
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
Mods...why do we have this thread Question..it hasn't been used in a fortnight.

Twice this week there have been major disruptions to the network that haven't been mentioned in this thread.

  • The jumper or was he/she pushed at Auburn earlier this week which created utter chaos on most of the network for several hours.


  • The idiot as reported in the media who posted himself in the pit between platforms 5 and 6 at Flinders Street until he was subdued and with pepper spray and removed.


If this thread isn't going to be updated as required...it should be deleted.

Mike.
The Vinelander

Couple of points. Firstly, it's not the mods job to update this thread. Secondly, even if Railpage users don't update it all the time, it most definitely should not be deleted, as it serves as a valuable source of historical information.

Anyone (including yourself) is free to post updates to the thread as they become aware of them.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Mods...why do we have this thread Question..it hasn't been used in a fortnight.

Twice this week there have been major disruptions to the network that haven't been mentioned in this thread.

  • The jumper or was he/she pushed at Auburn earlier this week which created utter chaos on most of the network for several hours.


  • The idiot as reported in the media who posted himself in the pit between platforms 5 and 6 at Flinders Street until he was subdued and with pepper spray and removed.


If this thread isn't going to be updated as required...it should be deleted.

Mike.

Couple of points. Firstly, it's not the mods job to update this thread. Secondly, even if Railpage users don't update it all the time, it most definitely should not be deleted, as it serves as a valuable source of historical information.

Anyone (including yourself) is free to post updates to the thread as they become aware of them.
TheMeddlingMonk

Agreed it's not for the mods to update the thread...it's up to the subscribers.

However the subscribers aren't using the thread to post disruptions, preferring to create a new thread when disruptions occur.

This thread should be retired to the Archived threads section.

Mike.
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Buses will replace all trains between Mordialloc – Frankston and Frankston – Stony Point after 4:00am Saturday 30 April until the last service on Sunday 1 May due to Bayside Rail Project works. This may increase your journey time by up to 30 minutes.
  Boss Chief Commissioner

Location: Caulfield Line
Track Equipment fault at Caulfield delaying Up/Down Dandenong trains.

Down trains piled back to between Malvern and Armadale as at 10.25am.

Minor Delays • 47 minutes agoDue to a track equipment fault at Caulfield, city bound trains may be delayed by up to 10 minutes.


Major Delays • 2 hours agoDue to a track equipment fault at Caulfield, out bound services may be delayed by up to 60 minutes.

  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Chaos on the Craigieburn line Tuesday 31/5 apparently overhead/power problem.
Metro suggesting those able go 'cross country' to the Upfield line which makes a lot of sense.

Question, however,  are there any extra services (ie are some of those not running to Craigieburn) running to Upfield or are they just sitting idle?
  TOQ-1 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Power Trainger
Chaos on the Craigieburn line Tuesday 31/5 apparently overhead/power problem.
Metro suggesting those able go 'cross country' to the Upfield line which makes a lot of sense.

Question, however,  are there any extra services (ie are some of those not running to Craigieburn) running to Upfield or are they just sitting idle?
YM-Mundrabilla
Judging by the amount of complaints from Upfield line users this morning on twitter about overcrowding, I don't think there were any extra services to Coburg.

I have no idea what Metro are doing with the trains that normally run out to Craigieburn, but most are probably stuck between Essendon and Craigieburn.

Events like this make me wonder if Metro has any back-up plans involving more short hauls on the Upfield Line or running trains to Flemington or the showgrounds. It seems they don't.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Cancelled trains on the Hurstbridge line both today and yesterday have been causing serious capacity issues.  This morning the train was so full people could not get on from Fairfield inbound.  Metro have got to get this right.
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

Massive disruption on Pakenham and Cranbourne lines this morning due to an overhead fault at Dandenong.  And it happens on the day of the Census as well!

And much anger is being expressed on Twitter about replacement buses not turning up for hours...
  garethsh Junior Train Controller

Wed 10/8 pm peak: Belgrave line suspended: "Buses will replace trains between Ringwood and Upper Ferntree Gully due to a motor vehicle blocking rail lines between Ringwood and Heathmont"
Daughter stuck on down train just out of Ringwood. Any idea where car is on the track?
  garethsh Junior Train Controller

Wed 10/8 pm peak: Belgrave line suspended: "Buses will replace trains between Ringwood and Upper Ferntree Gully due to a motor vehicle blocking rail lines between Ringwood and Heathmont"
Daughter stuck on down train just out of Ringwood. Any idea where car is on the track?
garethsh
Train now moving after waiting 1/2 hour.
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
Train vs. car at Surrey Hills, looks to be 954M on a down Belgrave service (centre track) according to the video on Channel 10 News and other photos.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Union Road crossing, complete with booms which are reported to have been down when the car hit the train. Eye witness accounts on this evening's news state that the car was driven slowly around the lowered boom gates.
My concern is for the driver of the train, who had no chance of avoiding the collision, and will have this trauma on his mind for the rest of his life.

Edit: To add a little more detail; the two occupants of the car, both of whom were killed, were women in their early 70's which just adds to the mystery of why they went around the boom gate.
  Madjikthise Assistant Commissioner

New police statement says the earlier report about the car driving around the boom gates was incorrect.
The driver was apparently crossing the tracks slowly as the road ahead was blocked when the booms were activated by the approaching train.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Witnesses on two Melbourne news services were adamant that the driver went around the boom.

As some wise man once said, "When you hear two eyewitness accounts of the same road accident, you tend to worry about history."
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Part of the Melbourne loop
Is closed because of a fault. Reading online now.
  Bullucked Assistant Commissioner

Panto entanglement Platform 9 at Southern Cross is the whispers I'd heard. (Clifton Hill loop)

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