Is there any contractual agreement between DPW and SCT? I seem to recall them doing a tie up at Botany.DPW & SCT do currently have a long-term contractual agreement (West Swanson Dock), as does Patrick & PN (Patrick, Appleton Dock), one of the reasons why QUBE purchased Westgate Logistics so that they had better access into Victoria Dock. At the moment DPW & PN have a short-term contractual agreement so that PN can deliver for a customer on the days that SCT isn't running the Dooen into West Swanson Dock.
I wonder if this is anticompetitive?
I am confused I must confess as I always believed it was the job of the rail company to deliver wagons to locations on the network.Inadequate volumes
Why would having some wagons go to one dock and others to another in the same area be a blocker for rail?
Must be an Australian problem.
https://www.araratadvertiser.com.au/story/5512484/minister-admits-ararat-maryborough-freight-line-faults/?cs=1894As in line speed is 25 km/h now and will be raised by just 15 km/h to 40 in August (probably August 32nd!).
Confirmation that contractors have been removed from project.
Line speed 40kph though in August when the LX are done. Seems to implicitly confirm other issues to be resolved...
Eh, don’t give up just yet BG. It did occur to me after seeing that photo in the AA article that perhaps Mr Weimar has been brought on board to build up V/Line’s infrastructure street smarts as well as their operational abilities - after a couple of years at the helm of the good ship PTV he’d probably have learned a thing or too about project delivery.If Weimar is so clever and competent how has he allowed the situation to deteriorate to the outcome that has now emerged?
I also enjoy his semi-regular appearances on Jon Faine’s show and he doesn’t strike me as the sort of guy who’d be too impressed with that kind of investment to produce class 5 track.
The other thing to keep in mind is that project management has been taken over by V/Line directly, so it might be easier for a state lackey to convince the Minister of the need for 100km of new rail than a private contractor trying to win the next tender.
If Weimar is so clever and competent how has he allowed the situation to deteriorate to the outcome that has now emerged?I don’t know anything about the man and your skepticism is probably warranted.
Surely SOME bastard (b it ch?) was in charge.If Weimar is so clever and competent how has he allowed the situation to deteriorate to the outcome that has now emerged?I don’t know anything about the man and your skepticism is probably warranted.
But I don’t think PTV had much, if anything, to do with the project after the change of government. The original brochures were produced by them but planning has since been removed from their remit. This is not to defend any individual and really points to the fact that no minister or government body has direct and obvious responsibility for rail freight.
Surely SOME bastard (b it ch?) was in charge.I think we are going around in circles here, I thought that we had established that the problems with this project stem from the fact that it was being delivered by V/Fail https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/projects/rail-projects/murray-basin-rail-project
The sheila in the new flak jacket and the shiny crash hat, perhaps?
How much distance between welds? - i wonder if it is full rerailing or maybe they can get away with the sections around the welds?80 km/h on the current track? Unlikely.So re railing really needs to be done !
Are there any 94 LB rails surplus from the RFR upgrade ? or have they already all been redeployed.
What's happening here, the sky is falling again, james has posted exactly the same info I did a couple of days ago and the end of the world is in sight, more re-railing, people need to be flogged, it's a disgrace, what's with delayed reaction, all Jacinta has said, is at the end of august the speed limit will be raised to 40k, there may well still be other work being carried out on the line, steady up in the panic dept, folksSorry Shunter but I can't agree. This project seems to have been mismanaged from the get go. I bet London to a brick that the project is facing a pretty big budget over run and it seems that the remaining stages are to be postponed / scrapped / rolled into some other project so a couple of pollies can try to save their own skins by never releasing the true costs of each stage of the project.
How about we wait until a complete de-rail and 50 wagons are up side down before a linching squad is called.
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