No more POTA service to Adelaide

 
  LLVR Chief Train Controller

Location: 303.3
POTA is no longer running the service to Adelaide they will now be running
5 days a week Melburne-Horsham mon-fri
This run should be commencing this coming monday they are getting another 80 class and moving one of the G's up to new south.
This is the plan at the moment but may change in the coming weeks.

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Why is his the case? I have been watching the service on the cameras for weeks and their loading has been quite large.  

So now they will only be running between Melbourne and Horsham?

Will someone work horsham to adelaide for them?

Regards
Brian
  LLVR Chief Train Controller

Location: 303.3
This is coming from upper management majority of the loading is to horsham.Unsure as to what will happen with current loading to Adelaide.
Qube has purchased makenzie Intermodal? in adelaide too so it is a little confusing as to what there big plan is....service will be schedualed to depart Nth dynon at 5am and deni is meant to be 5:20am so tight squeeze even with no delays.
  Polar Tiger Chief Commissioner

Location: FL390
I noticed in mid June that AM2/MA2 stopped using Swanson Dock which is where the ADL loading was handled. A quick look at Gheringhap sightings for the period also reveals the loads were reduced by about a third. El Zorro used to run a container service to Horsham once or twice a week, will the more frequent POTA service see the end of this?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Interesting.  I did hear POTA had stopped using West Swanston, perhaps now they will allow other operators onto that siding?

What will they being doing with Horsham and are you stating El orro have lost the Horsham traffic?

Regards
Brian
  xr554 Chief Commissioner

Location: Ashton S.A.
Of late there has only been about 13 or so wagons that come down the hill over here. Not a real surprise that it's happening.
  Clyde_AT26HC-2M Chief Train Controller

Qube has purchased makenzie Intermodal?
"LLVR"


That's correct. Interesting times ahead if they still attach their loading onto AM3/MA3 (which runs from/to Pt Adelaide - Outer Harbour) as may a lot of you know Chris Corrigan is one of the people behind QUBE.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/sa-business-journal/po-trans-australia-buys-south-australian-logistics-company-mackenzie-intermodal/story-e6fredel-1226065855252
  LLVR Chief Train Controller

Location: 303.3
I know nothing of Elzorro contract maybe someone cares to comment on this?
POTA still use WSD line just to the crossing behind the gate is owned by DP world.POTA is just running push pull into there while they wait for a window over at Nth dynon.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Thanks for the heads up anyhow guys. Interesting times.

Regards
Brian
  Rocket Deputy Commissioner

I suspect that ElZ were simply operating the Horsham for POTA the same as they have been crewing the Deniliquin for them.
  LLVR Chief Train Controller

Location: 303.3
Deni train is crewed by POTA crew Elzorro driver  is running to Toc with a POTA driver as well.
  Toddy Train Controller

So is the POTA train going to Tocumwal now serving the terminal there instead of PN? Or is it new traffic coming out of Tocumwal?
  Polar Tiger Chief Commissioner

Location: FL390
The POTA service to Tocumwal is really the Deniliquin service diverted due to the Bendigo line shutdown, the containers are presumably trucked across.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The POTA service to Tocumwal is really the Deniliquin service diverted due to the Bendigo line shutdown, the containers are presumably trucked across.
"Polar Tiger"


They cant run across to Echuca?

Regards
Brian
  Rocket Deputy Commissioner

Deni train is crewed by POTA crew Elzorro driver  is running to Toc with a POTA driver as well.
"LLVR"


Have ElZ not been providing some crew on some days ?
  NR77 Chief Commissioner

The POTA service to Tocumwal is really the Deniliquin service diverted due to the Bendigo line shutdown, the containers are presumably trucked across.
"Polar Tiger"


They cant run across to Echuca?

Regards
Brian
"bevans"

Last I heard the line was still booked out while it was being upgraded.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
POTA is no longer running the service to Adelaide they will now be running
5 days a week Melburne-Horsham mon-fri
"LLVR"

Still a twice a week Adelaide-Horsham-Adelaide connector so I've been told.
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
Deni train is crewed by POTA crew Elzorro driver  is running to Toc with a POTA driver as well.
"LLVR"


Its a full POTA crew to Toc at the moment.

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