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BORDER V/Line passengers waited an hour-and-a-half yesterday for a train that never came, instead forced to take buses two days after train services were supposed to be up and running.

  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
BORDER V/Line passengers waited an hour-and-a-half yesterday for a train that never came, instead forced to take buses two days after train services were supposed to be up and running.
Student tweets for rail solution


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Vline have some major work to do with this service.  What a fall from grace.  ON BG this service was one of the busiest routes in the state, now look at the shambles it has become.  

ARTC have either suffered a communications problem or they have failed to advise vline of the maintenance window? or both?

Regards
Brian

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  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
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Vline have some major work to do with this service.  What a fall from grace.  ON BG this service was one of the busiest routes in the state, now look at the shambles it has become.  

ARTC have either suffered a communications problem or they have failed to advise vline of the maintenance window? or both?

Regards
Brian
bevans
Personally I think V/Line is doing all it can. It's the ARTC that's causing all the problems.
  Peter Spyker Train Controller

She said trains cannot run if there was a breakdown in communications as there is no way to warn drivers if there’s an obstruction on the track.
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Isn't there any signalling?
  ab123 Chief Train Controller

Isn't there any signalling?
Peter Spyker

Yes, but the driver still needs an operating radio to contact Train Control.
  Ballast_Plough Chief Commissioner

Location: Lilydale, Vic
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Vline have some major work to do with this service.  What a fall from grace.  ON BG this service was one of the busiest routes in the state, now look at the shambles it has become.  

ARTC have either suffered a communications problem or they have failed to advise vline of the maintenance window? or both?

Regards
Brian
bevans

Don't forget that when BG, it wasn't competing for paths against interstate freight. Also, one of their locos has been damaged and when BG, that could have been swapped with any number of locos.

I don't think V/Line went to ARTC and asked for the line to be gauge converted. From what I can see, they're handling their dealt hand the best they can.

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