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Westernport

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Posted 08 Sep 2015 21:19 in Melbourne suburban by Westernport

The set was stabled in the Garden platform as it's is out of the way of normal stabling areas, and importantly, has overhead power.

All the other stored Hitachi sets sitting around Newport Workshop ...

The temporary timetable kicked in on the Stony Point line about a day or two after the collision between a VLocity and a Metro train at Galvin.

V/Line is short two 2VL sets, and the two-car Sprinte ...

Posted 20 Nov 2014 23:48 in Melbourne suburban by Westernport

[color=#000000][size=3][font=Open Sans, Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Manufacturing costs would have been reduced, as four types of card wouldn't need to be produced. Add in all the other bits ...

Posted 20 Nov 2014 23:11 in Melbourne suburban by Westernport

I saw the new barrier readers today at Richmond - Didn't realise they were replacing card stock as well.
toastywarmhamster


The new Fare Payment Devices on the barriers at Richmond were ...

It's a dash-cam trial fitted to the leading motors of that six-car XTrapolis. The intermediate cabs do not have the cameras fitted, and the two three-car sets are not to be separated. Initially they w ...

[quote=X'Trapolis-904M]I think i'm off topic now but

if you hate the travel times DON'T Buy a house there

in the north, west, and south it is cheap for an 1 bed apartment

so what is the fuss Smile[/q ...

[quote=wxtre]While trains to Footscray have 6 tracks with the new Regional Rail Link and many suburban lines in Sydney have 6 tracks and station platforms. They could quadruplicate the lines such as B ...

[quote=712M]They're making a huge mistake not allowing for future amplification. Going ahead with these plans will prevent any additional tracks being added. Does the government realise that the line ...

The Department of Transport has released concept images for the redevelopment Carnegie, Murrumbeena and Clayton Stations as part of the Cranbourne-Pakenham Rail Corridor Project.

Below is the draft ...

[quote=merlin]Hasn't this been on the cards for years? I recall Ringwood upgrade discussions back as far as 2011. http://ptv.vic.gov.au/projects/railway-stations/ringwood-station-and-interchange-upgra ...

Posted 25 Mar 2014 22:47 in Melbourne suburban by Westernport

Definition of a pile of crap: when someone insults the Hitachis
mattylovestrains


Grow up mate. People are entitled to their own opinions and attacking them because they differ from you ...

Until there's something official released from Metro, PTV or whatever the relevant authority is, then realistically the demise of the Hitachi fleet is still open to interpretation.

I find it rather ...

Posted 29 Jun 2013 11:01 in Melbourne suburban by Westernport

While the PDF only shows an artists impression of the new Mitcham, there doesn't appear to be any mention of a provision for track amplification in the text or from the impression.

At least with Nu ...

What a complete and utter load of clap trap. There is absolutely no reason to withdraw the Combino trams 'prematurely' because of the problems you have listed.

The frame issue has been rectified by ...

[quote="Gwiwer"]The 96 really needs the 5-module trams of classes C2 and D2 so a new 3-module class may not offer adequate capacity. It was my understanding at one time that these new trams would rel ...

Posted 06 May 2013 21:23 in Melbourne suburban by Westernport

[quote=ChoooChoo][url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-06/frankston-line-funding-flagged-in-budget/4671142?section=vic]http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-06/frankston-line-funding-flagged-in-budget/ ...

Past by their use-by date yes, they are 40 years old. However, the W-class trams are 73 years old, making them even older than the Harris trains.
"mattylovestrains"
Hitachi trains are no ...

Can't be too junky if they're still running, nor clapped out... Wink
And why not, if they still run and can earn money, may as well use them.

Wolfpac

wolfpac

Three from seven of th ...

Retire the damn things. There's a place for heritage trains, and revenue service is not one of them.

There's enough trains in the fleet to allow them to be withdrawn from service without causing ma ...

[quote="liron"]<span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1;">Several years ago, a car crashed into a payphone one evening, completely toppling it and smashing it to bits. This was th ...



Hopefully Mooroolbark and Glenferrie are on the future list.
"Heihachi_73"
Bayswater as well.
"Sir Thomas Bent"
Passed throu ...

The damage to the train would be rather minor. It will need to have it's couplers and undercarriage examined and maybe a trip to the wheel lathe, but other than that nothing else should be wrong with  ...

How about actually adding new exits and access (e.g. subway) instead of opening exits five metres away from the original exit. Yes, I'm looking at you, Croydon.Croydon needs that additional exit as so ...

Platform works taking place on 2/12/2012 account no trains on the Hurstbridge line today. Do we know if the entire line is out?Buses are replacing trains between Clifton Hill and Heidelberg.

Posted 19 Nov 2012 19:23 in Sydney Suburban by Westernport

But I know most of you are thinking this is crazy right? Just hear me out. The Victorian Government along with Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd are phasing out their older air-conditioned Comeng trains  ...

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