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Longstroke

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Why is it acceptable that brand new items of rollingstock (read Vlocity), described as "reliable" by some scribes in here, that end up with constant issues of defective door operation, blocked disabl ...

Posted 15 Oct 2009 21:01 in Melbourne suburban by Longstroke

So now every 13 year old crank will know how to 'drive' a train.  Like me! Very Happy Regarding to Comeng air con, weren't the government supposed to upgrade the air con on one comeng set by the summer to see ...

So - did anyone get the money shot???

The cross happened near Queen Street in Ballarat, Stephen Molloy was nearby to get a shot:

http://gunzelgallery.fotopic.net/p60915216.html

I was in the perfe ...

It would make sense to run X'Trapolii to Sandringham, and potentially Frankston. It would make it very easy to keep the timetable there.

You would think that because these new X'Trapolis trains have ...

Posted 21 Mar 2009 12:44 in Victoria by Longstroke

As late as 1935 there were three dock platforms at Ballarat, seen in this snippet of a diagram off Mark Bau's site. You can see that roads 5, 6 and 7 were all signalled for mainline movements. Whether ...

One of the reasons for the 30kph speed limit coming into a platform was that a cause was found for all but one of the overshoots. From memory one was driver error, one was due to track contamination a ...

Assuming Tarneit and Footscray - Caulfield goes ahead

I think we need to be very suspicious of this Werribee - Tarneit - Sunshine link.  Its beeing promoted as a fast link for Geelong express servi ...

He is talking about the Comeng which is having its seating layout altered at Newport. I saw some photos last week which showed that it was making good progress. I believe that it has since been finish ...

Posted 30 Nov 2008 22:16 in Melbourne suburban by Longstroke

I would've said that, but I'm uncomfortable about the hairpin bend between East Malvern and Chadstone stations. If you can convince me that trains will be allowed 160kph through here on the inner of ...

Posted 29 Nov 2008 16:19 in Melbourne suburban by Longstroke

An interesting discussion. A couple of points which you might find useful...

Actual line capacity is 80% of the theoretical capacity. So 30 tph becomes 24tph etc... This is the way that is used by  ...

Jeez thats a pretty Crapper...I was surprised how clean the front is... Laughing
But it's the back......... Razz
Hmmmm true that!  Laughing
But from a Drivers' perspective its still the front :! ...

Jeez thats a pretty Crapper...I was surprised how clean the front is... Laughing
But it's the back......... Razz

From the article fogcv posted:

Mr Piper said that in the past 18 months, the Victorian and NSW governments had placed $3.6 billion worth of passenger rail rolling stock orders with suppliers in China ...

Victoria:

Gauge: 1600mm / 1435mm

Height: 4270mm

Axle Load: ???

Width: 2970mm

Length: 22850mm

Curve Overhang: ???

Maximum Speed: 160kph

Source, Wikipedia. Note all are in metric.

Platform  ...

Through Ascot Vale early at 10:16 with N453 "City of Albury" making all the noise.

Posted 07 Nov 2008 15:59 in Melbourne suburban by Longstroke

I think we should separate the issues here: the faults in/maintenance of the infrastructure, the lack of information given to passengers by Connex, the poorly co-ordinated response and the failure to  ...

Posted 06 Nov 2008 20:50 in Melbourne suburban by Longstroke

I left work in the city at 5.20. Got to Parliament and it was packed but managed to go with the flow and get on the 5:18 Craigieburn. At this stage is was about 5:35. Hardly anyone could get on at Mel ...

All 7 Hitachi sets were found to have around the door sill area. To many people mistaking the stainless steel doors as urinals!

They are being repared an a number of locations to speed up the delevery times

Bombardier, UGL and EDI I think are the ones. Basically they want (need)them fixed ASAP!

The reason why the 18 new trains are to be X'Trapolis's and the next 20 will also be X'Trapolis's is that we already have 4 different types of trains on the network each with different maintenance reg ...

The reason why the 18 new trains are to be X'Trapolis's and the next 20 will also be X'Trapolis's is that we already have 4 different types of trains on the network each with different maintenance reg ...

There is preliminary work being undertaken within DOT and vline to see what can be done in increase the capacity of the Ballarat line as a whole. While double track the whole way to the Marsh would be ...

Posted 08 Oct 2008 18:18 in Melbourne suburban by Longstroke

Royal Park should be removed - but only from the Upfield line.

Assuming that a version of the StKildaRd MelbUni tunnel goes ahead that connects to Upfield, the connection should be at Jewell as it is ...

I know my Connex station that I used regularly is way much better than any V/Line station.

I am dreadfully sorry to have to contribute to this debate at all but.... that is a complete and utter li ...

Posted 29 Sep 2008 16:50 in Melbourne suburban by Longstroke

What would make more sense would be if Sybus tickets could be prepurchased in the same way as Metcards and be valid over zones 1 and 2.

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