V/Line Incidents/Disruptions

 
  alstom_888m Chief Commissioner

Location:
Why don't we just stick to the one thread and call it "VLP incidents and disruptions"? We don't really need one for every month.

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  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Why don't we just stick to the one thread and call it "VLP incidents and disruptions"? We don't really need one for every month.
"alstom_888m"


Well said indeed and why dont one of you ask the mods VIA PM or Report post if they can make the thread a sticky like we have up here.
  tardis142000 Chief Train Controller

Location: Sandhurst, Victoria
Why don't we just stick to the one thread and call it "VLP incidents and disruptions"? We don't really need one for every month.
"alstom_888m"


Well said indeed and why dont one of you ask the mods VIA PM or Report post if they can make the thread a sticky like we have up here.
"42101"


Matt (vlinecars) came up with the idea, the general concensus was that it would be useful and Im only continuing it on
  vlinecars V/Man - "Yeah!"

Location: Here, there, everywhere!
My initial idea of having monthly threads for V/Line incidents and disruptions was that it would reduce the amount of new topics on each seperate incident (breakdown here, fatality there etc.); and have one central place where all incidents/disruptions affecting V/Line services could be reported / viewed / found (if looking back in time).

The first months thread (January) ended up being 10 pages; however, since then, reporting and the amount of discussion posts has fallen; so yes, perhaps it is time for a stickied one thread only for V/Line incidents/disruptions to be put into place. However, if this was to be done, I'd reccomend segregating it into years for easier future reference (i.e. with the CityRail incidents/disruptions thread, it covers three seperate years of postings - tricky to narrow down to specific months/days)

Sure, a yearly thread may not be the easiest to sort through either; but it would be better in my opinion than combining years; and one could provide an index to months in the first posting.
  vlinecars V/Man - "Yeah!"

Location: Here, there, everywhere!
Monday 4th May 2009
N455 derailed this afternoon at Seymour after running the 1213 down service; was rerailed by 1550. Derailment cause is beieved to be due to the track splitting in the road N455 was running around its carset in, down at the loco depot area.
  jezzbott Chief Train Controller

Location: Victoria
No trains this weekend running from Spencer street to Seymour or Shepparton.

Cheers
Mark
  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
Unless it has already been mentioned: (Spotted it in the local paper)



    Trackworks in progress.

    Wolfpac
      aussiebbq Assistant Commissioner

    Location: Ballarat, Australia
    Unless it has already been mentioned: (Spotted it in the local paper)



      Trackworks in progress.

      Wolfpac
      "wolfpac"


      Only on the Weekend (May 9 & 10) are all service between Bacchus and Ballarat are by bus, during the week only services after 8pm.
        wolfpac Minister for Railways

      Location: Over here...
      Unless it has already been mentioned: (Spotted it in the local paper)



        Trackworks in progress.

        Wolfpac
        "wolfpac"


        Only on the Weekend (May 9 & 10) are all service between Bacchus and Ballarat are by bus, during the week only services after 8pm.
        "aussiebbq"


        Thanks for that, I went back and had a re-read of it after glossing over it obviously too quickly...  Rolling EyesLaughing

        Wolfpac
          dthead Site Admin

        Location: Melbourne, Australia
        [edit]
        Despite a friendly warning I see people ignore some posts.
        So the thread has been slit. The  posts ar elocked and only the open thread about the fatality is open.  This thread is reopened for normal incidents.
        [/edit]
          RATLSNAKE Chief Train Controller

        Anyone know what is going on today?

        I've received SMS and email alerts since this morning first saying there were delays on the Geelong line before 0730. Followed by a cancellation of the 1640 flagship (converted to road coach) and now a general alert about an incident (can't be good news) at Newport which of course stops the Geelong line.

        Sounds like a bad day overall for the Geelong line. Sad
          steamchaise Junior Train Controller

        Anyone know what is going on today?

        I've received SMS and email alerts since this morning first saying there were delays on the Geelong line before 0730. Followed by a cancellation of the 1640 flagship (converted to road coach) and now a general alert about an incident (can't be good news) at Newport which of course stops the Geelong line.

        Sounds like a bad day overall for the Geelong line. Sad
        "RATLSNAKE"
        http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1241168.htm#1241168
          mm42 Chief Train Controller

        Where is the risk management ?  The network needs to be much more robust, with alternative pathways where practicable.  If the Sunshine-Newport freight line were immediately available for passenger running in peak direction the case of incidents, it would allow some service to Geelong to proceed, even if there are delays.

        Some of the trains disrupted have 7 cars, and would hold nearly 600 passengers.  That's up to 12 buses for one train, then up to another 12 buses for the next train a few minutes later.  Connex would also be snapping up buses to replace their services.

        Other alternative routes that should be passenger-service ready include Ballarat to North Shore, and Broadmeadows to Sunshine via the Albion line.

        Bustitution is feasible for many off-peak services, but as rail travel becomes more popular the logisitics of providing buses at short notice during peak periods becomes progressively difficult.
          vlocity160 V/Gunzel

        N464 has suffered a fuel spill at Spotswood station. THe tank has been ruptered and crews are working to rectify the problem.

        I have just heard on channel 9 news that the fuel tank has apparently "fallen off".
          Junior Rodgie Dodgie

        Location: Allansford
        464 is the loco
        and its the up lunchtime from Warrnambool..
          adon Locomotive Fireman
          Boss Chief Commissioner

        Location: Caulfield Line
        N464 has suffered a fuel spill at Spotswood station. THe tank has been ruptered and crews are working to rectify the problem.

        I have just heard on channel 9 news that the fuel tank has apparently "fallen off".
        "vlocity160"


        Can anyone tell me how the heck a fuel tank could fall off?
          wolfpac Minister for Railways

        Location: Over here...
        N464 has suffered a fuel spill at Spotswood station. THe tank has been ruptered and crews are working to rectify the problem.

        I have just heard on channel 9 news that the fuel tank has apparently "fallen off".
        "vlocity160"


        Can anyone tell me how the heck a fuel tank could fall off?
        "Boss"


        No idea, but with the reported 20-30lt spilled, I doubt it had fallen off. Punctured possibly, but with a tiny spill like that (considering how many thousand litres an N can hold...) the tank falling off would be unlikely.

        Wolfpac
          Boss Chief Commissioner

        Location: Caulfield Line
        Wolfpac - sounds right to me.
          r707 Chief Commissioner

        Location: Here
        V/Line in the past has used the Brooklyn freight lines when the Footscray-Newport section is unavailable, it seems strange they ran for the buses, especially given the volume of pax to be moved.
          RATLSNAKE Chief Train Controller

        N464 has suffered a fuel spill at Spotswood station. THe tank has been ruptered and crews are working to rectify the problem.

        I have just heard on channel 9 news that the fuel tank has apparently "fallen off".
        "vlocity160"


        Yeah I saw the 9 news report too.  Ironic isn't it?  The loco in question is on the Geelong line, and is the "City of Geelong " loco...media must have loved the "perfect shot" opportunity.
          vlocity160 V/Gunzel

        Yes, I doubt that the fuel tank fell off also, hence why I said"apparently".
          wolfpac Minister for Railways

        Location: Over here...
        Yes, I doubt that the fuel tank fell off also, hence why I said"apparently".
        "vlocity160"


        Oh, I got that, I was just stepping out the lack of logic on the report, as such...  WinkVery Happy

        Media beat up, anyone? Laughing

        Wolfpac
          kuldalai Chief Commissioner

        Well the tank did fall off and was seen sitting squarely between the bogies sitting flat on the two running rails .

        The fuel tank is obviously suspended on cushioned brackets suspended between the bogies of the loco .  Perhaps lucky the tank decided to descend to the rails at that point where the train was doing max 65 kmh at Spotswood. Might have been a very different outcome if that had happened at 115 kmh .
          wolfpac Minister for Railways

        Location: Over here...
        Well the tank did fall off and was seen sitting squarely between the bogies sitting flat on the two running rails .

        The fuel tank is obviously suspended on cushioned brackets suspended between the bogies of the loco .  Perhaps lucky the tank decided to descend to the rails at that point where the train was doing max 65 kmh at Spotswood. Might have been a very different outcome if that had happened at 115 kmh .
        "kuldalai"


        There you go, it's weird that there'd be such a tiny spill, then.

        And lucky it decided to fall off at a lower speed, who knows what would've happened, otherwise...

        Wolfpac

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