Update: NO Transperth Drivers were involved with this incident.
As the incedent is being investigated by the ORS i will not comment on the how & what & why but only to say that the damage is extensive and the two units maybe returned to QLD for rebuilding
If 2 cab cars were damaged, is it possible to graft the safe end cars + 1 middle car to make a new set (the end cars will be different), so we are only 1 set down ?
That has happened in Melbourne quite a few times after collisions, with the good cars being placed into one set and the rest sent off.
What about the expertise. The team who constructed the B Series EMU live in Maryborough, Queensland. I would say that if they need to be repaired they will be returned to Queensland in full.
I just hope that the damage will get fix in time b4 the opening of the Mandurah line, which it should be unless the investigation hold the progress up which I doubt it and the time for the locomotive(to get damage B to QLD from Perth) Availability
One or two cars cannot return to EDI in Maryborough for repairs because they could not be tested after the work has been completed.
As Mike said, the Melbourne consist is different, thus allowing this movement to take place.
As this "accident" happened at Nowergup depot there is little that the PTA can do about it, as the mainenance and repair ot the "B" trainsets are the responsibilities of EDI- Bombardier who have control of the Nowergup facility, so any arrangement to have the trainsets involved repaired rests with EDI-Bombardier.
Any employee of that company would be endangering their employment if they were rash enough to make any photograph of the damaged railcars for their own use prior to any inquiry as to the cause of the "accident".
Photograph of the trains would be good, however employees and public must follow with rules and laws, and if photography is 'illegal' then dont do it.
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