Gippsland rail corridor undergoes maintenance works

 

News article: Gippsland rail corridor undergoes maintenance works

The Gippsland rail corridor will undergo essential maintenance over eleven nights in August 2019 as part of the Victorian Government’s plan to boost rail reliability.

  Rossco T Chief Train Controller

Location: Camberwell, Victoria
Works will be completed without disrupting V/Line services, with trains rerouted on to the adjacent line or works completed in between trains.
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Is this something that regularly happens or is it normal practice to close the line whilst works are undertaken?

Ross

Gippsland rail corridor undergoes maintenance works

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  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

Works will be completed without disrupting V/Line services, with trains rerouted on to the adjacent line or works completed in between trains.

Is this something that regularly happens or is it normal practice to close the line whilst works are undertaken?

Ross

Gippsland rail corridor undergoes maintenance works
Rossco T
Work happens all the time across the state under safeworking protection at a lower level than absolute occupation. If the corridor had to be closed every time minor maintenance was required we wouldn't have a functioning rail system.

Even by the standards of this Premier's press office this is a pretty cynical attempt to a) sell bog standard maintenance as an "upgrade" and b) bury the news of an actual occo and closure.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Works will be completed without disrupting V/Line services, with trains rerouted on to the adjacent line or works completed in between trains.

Is this something that regularly happens or is it normal practice to close the line whilst works are undertaken?

Ross

Gippsland rail corridor undergoes maintenance works
Work happens all the time across the state under safeworking protection at a lower level than absolute occupation. If the corridor had to be closed every time minor maintenance was required we wouldn't have a functioning rail system.

Even by the standards of this Premier's press office this is a pretty cynical attempt to a) sell bog standard maintenance as an "upgrade" and b) bury the news of an actual occo and closure.
potatoinmymouth

The Andrews government like several governments before it seen by rural folk as being city-centric, therefore any money spent on the regional rail system has to be subject to a media release...even if it's bog standard maintenance...

Lets face it bog standard maintenance has to be an 'upgrade' compared to what was in-situ before the maintenance.

Mike.
  GoldenGirl Locomotive Fireman

Works will be completed without disrupting V/Line services, with trains rerouted on to the adjacent line or works completed in between trains.

Is this something that regularly happens or is it normal practice to close the line whilst works are undertaken?

Ross

Gippsland rail corridor undergoes maintenance works
Work happens all the time across the state under safeworking protection at a lower level than absolute occupation. If the corridor had to be closed every time minor maintenance was required we wouldn't have a functioning rail system.

Even by the standards of this Premier's press office this is a pretty cynical attempt to a) sell bog standard maintenance as an "upgrade" and b) bury the news of an actual occo and closure.
potatoinmymouth

"If the corridor had to be closed every time minor maintenance was required we wouldn't have a functioning rail system. "

They could teach the NBN a lesson or two about that technique, our Wireless Broadband was shut down all day for 4 of the 5 weekdays last week, and so far 2 of the days this week. It seems they are of the opinion that the system is there for them to maintain, not for customers to use.

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