Current Usage of Sprinter Trains

 
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

I am curious as to where the current fleet of 21 sprinter trains are currently operating?

For example. How many are in use on the Stony Point Line? Where are the rest of them being employed? Is it mainly on the Seymour Line? Or somewhere else?

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  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
I am curious as to where the current fleet of 21 sprinter trains are currently operating?

For example. How many are in use on the Stony Point Line? Where are the rest of them being employed? Is it mainly on the Seymour Line? Or somewhere else?
Duncs
2 on the Stony Point line. The rest operate on the Seymour line and a small handful of peak hour services.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
I assume one 2 (?) car set still runs one of the evening Down Kyneton services stabling overnight (along with a 3 car Velosette) and running an Up AM service to Southern Cross the next day
  acbeer91 Station Master

Monday - Friday 3 x Sprinters are timetabled to run the 14.20 Southern Cross - Traralgon, #8417, and return as #8430 ex Traralgon at 17.10.
  Lockie91 Chief Train Controller

I assume one 2 (?) car set still runs one of the evening Down Kyneton services stabling overnight (along with a 3 car Velosette) and running an Up AM service to Southern Cross the next day
BrentonGolding

Generally yes, on occasion the morning service has been run by Vlocity. Quite a treat as the sprinter is generally crammed thanks to early morning Sunbury folk.
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

Monday - Friday 3 x Sprinters are timetabled to run the 14.20 Southern Cross - Traralgon, #8417, and return as #8430 ex Traralgon at 17.10.
acbeer91
Thanks
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

I assume one 2 (?) car set still runs one of the evening Down Kyneton services stabling overnight (along with a 3 car Velosette) and running an Up AM service to Southern Cross the next day

Generally yes, on occasion the morning service has been run by Vlocity. Quite a treat as the sprinter is generally crammed thanks to early morning Sunbury folk.
Lockie91
I would hope that this gets covered by V Locity in future
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

Thanks people. Much appreciated.

Once a few more V Locities become available then I would hope that the Sprinters can be all used on the Seymour line. BTW. Are there any V Locities being used on the Seymour line at present?

The option for an extra 2 car set on the Stony Point line would also be possible. But this would require a passing loop between Baxter and Someville, to facilitate an increased service frequency.
  route14 Chief Commissioner

Stony Point line has been fitted with axle counters, so with an additional crossing loop, doubling the general frequency with the existing fleet operating as single units all day is also possible.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Most usage of the Sprinters is on the Seymour line, as well as 2 leased to Metro for use on the Stony Point line. Aside from these lines, other rostered Sprinter runs as follows:

The 1844 Southern Cross - Kyneton is run by 2x Sprinters, they then stable for the night (or Weekend) and return as the 0512 Kyneton - Southern Cross the next day (or following Monday).

The 0733 Wyndham Vale - Southern Cross is formed by 5x Sprinters. These arrive at the Wyndham Vale South siding after running from Southern Cross as Empty Cars earlier in the same morning.

The 1420 Southern Cross - Traralgon is formed by 2x Sprinters, which then return to Southern Cross as the 1710 Traralgon - Southern Cross.

On top of all of that, it has not been unheard of lately for one of the interpeak Bacchus Marsh locals to use 2x Sprinters in the place of a 3VL when there has been a shortage of Vlocity sets. This is sporadic at best though.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Thanks people. Much appreciated.

Once a few more V Locities become available then I would hope that the Sprinters can be all used on the Seymour line. BTW. Are there any V Locities being used on the Seymour line at present?

The option for an extra 2 car set on the Stony Point line would also be possible. But this would require a passing loop between Baxter and Someville, to facilitate an increased service frequency.
Duncs
Approximately half of the daily Seymour Services are run by Sprinters, with the exception of a couple of loco hauled peak hour services, the rest are run by 3 car vlocities.

If Metro want to run more services on the Stony Point line, then signalling and safeworking practises would need to be improved. If they did that, then they could lease more Sprinters to run that service, until then, they only require the 2.