Lots of unhappy pax milling around some of whom have had to weather this for 2 or 3 days.
Coming home tonight on the 16:25 from Southern Cross the up Swan Hill (N+N set) was waiting on the down side of Sunbury on the east track whilst we passed it on the west . Also a couple of techs working in a equipment hut at Clarkefield. To me this seems to indicate signalling issues of some sort and not an issue with the 'track'.For whatever reason, V/Line have decided it is better to stick to stock phrases at all times and avoid the use of anything outside of those guidelines, and whoever gets whatever internal comms get sent has to interpret it and choose the stock phrase. It leads to a very interesting situation where Metro and V/Line might choose different stock phrases for the same issue.
Which leads to the question as to why in some messages from V/Line the problem was referred to as an 'obstruction' or a 'track fault' when the accumulated evidence here points to a signalling (including level crossings) issue and why has it taken so long to fix?
is there a TSR on the East (old Up) track on the Bendigo line around Clarkefield after last week's LX activation fiasco? On an Up Velocity service and we have been at medium speed since just after Riddells and almost at Wildwood nowYes, there is an 80km/h TSR from KP59 (near the curve between Riddells Creek) and KP41 in the Sunbury cutting. I can't remember exactly what it is for but I 'think' its for consolidation of track work.
Thanks as always Jakar, makes sense as there were piles of sleepers and ballast everywhere through that section.is there a TSR on the East (old Up) track on the Bendigo line around Clarkefield after last week's LX activation fiasco? On an Up Velocity service and we have been at medium speed since just after Riddells and almost at Wildwood nowYes, there is an 80km/h TSR from KP59 (near the curve between Riddells Creek) and KP41 in the Sunbury cutting. I can't remember exactly what it is for but I 'think' its for consolidation of track work.
The East track is now limited to 115kmh for VLos. That's because VLos are heavier than they originally were.On a V'locity into the big smoke tonight it felt like we were doing at least 130 down the bank. I was wondering if the recent trackwork through there had resulted in the lifting of those TSRs.
There is some sleeper replacement as well. A 110kmh TSR exists at Riddells Creek on West track too atm.
Things must be desperate or lazy at VLine these days. They sent VL77 to Echuca yesterday. That's one of those single toilet + thinly padded seat short distance commuter DMUs.... 3.5 hrs of hell.Swap you for an X'Trapolis? I'd love to ride VL77 on the Burnley group every day.
Yes, yes, I remember. It is just that it is getting harder to willingly suspend my disbelief....... Lost more time after Malmsbury, I reckon we'll be 40 minutes or more late into Footscrazy.Now arriving into Malmsbury at 17.52 just over 30 minutes late. What a fine service indeed!BG; how many times must I remind you that the line was singled, " . . .to provide better service."?
Since a lightning strike last month, the signalling at Kangaroo Flat has fallen to pieces.The whole line is a debacle ATM. After my 40 minute late Up trip lase evening my colleague's 10.20 Down was over 30 minutes late into CME and that is with the temporary TT that allows for the TSRs