Non-stopping train on Sydney Light Rail

 
  TrainLover222 Junior Train Controller

Location: ...And then all stations to Central
Hello,

I was at Hawthorne station yesterday, which is on the L1 Dulwich Hill Line, when an Urbos 3 passed without stopping. The destination board on the front of the train said "Not in service." It was heading towards Central. I have never seen this before.

Since all services stop at each station, would this be some sort of test vehicle, or would it simply be heading back to the stabling yard at Lilyfield? Or is there another possible explanation?

It went through just as a Dulwich Hill-bound service left. The the "Not in service" LRV sported the number 2119, or 19 for short.

Thanks

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  theanimal Chief Commissioner

possibly defective and returning for maintenance
  TrainLover222 Junior Train Controller

Location: ...And then all stations to Central
possibly defective and returning for maintenance
theanimal
I see. When they are done their shift, is this what they would do? As far as I know, light rail services only usually terminate at Dulwich Hill and Central. I wonder why it would be defective? The Urbos 3's are pretty new, after all, and I think they are quite well looked after.
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

possibly defective and returning for maintenance
I see. When they are done their shift, is this what they would do? As far as I know, light rail services only usually terminate at Dulwich Hill and Central. I wonder why it would be defective? The Urbos 3's are pretty new, after all, and I think they are quite well looked after.
TrainLover222
Possibly vandalism damage, someone sick on train, whilst they terminate at Dulwich Hill, I do not believe they stable there?
  TrainLover222 Junior Train Controller

Location: ...And then all stations to Central
possibly defective and returning for maintenance
I see. When they are done their shift, is this what they would do? As far as I know, light rail services only usually terminate at Dulwich Hill and Central. I wonder why it would be defective? The Urbos 3's are pretty new, after all, and I think they are quite well looked after.
Possibly vandalism damage, someone sick on train, whilst they terminate at Dulwich Hill, I do not believe they stable there?
theanimal
There is a stable just off the line just before Lilyfield station. It is between Lilyfield and North Leichhardt. I caught the Urbos 3 on video, and as far as I can tell it wasn't vandalised, although I could only see one side of it.
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

possibly defective and returning for maintenance
I see. When they are done their shift, is this what they would do? As far as I know, light rail services only usually terminate at Dulwich Hill and Central. I wonder why it would be defective? The Urbos 3's are pretty new, after all, and I think they are quite well looked after.
Possibly vandalism damage, someone sick on train, whilst they terminate at Dulwich Hill, I do not believe they stable there?
There is a stable just off the line just before Lilyfield station. It is between Lilyfield and North Leichhardt. I caught the Urbos 3 on video, and as far as I can tell it wasn't vandalised, although I could only see one side of it.
TrainLover222
I was thinking of either a large grogan or a large curry sourced spew -  not readily in view?
  gordon_s1942 Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
Crew on overtime, dirty carriages, defective equipment, the list is endless.
  TrainLover222 Junior Train Controller

Location: ...And then all stations to Central
Crew on overtime, dirty carriages, defective equipment, the list is endless.
gordon_s1942
Out of curiosity, why would a crew running overtime require it to go out of service? Can't they bring in a new crew, or is every set of crew assigned to a specific service?
  scott4570 Chief Train Controller

During the Morning Peak service time they run 10 Urbos Units.

After 0930 hours, they run 7 units for the Off-peak times.
2 units are taken out of service at Central and 1 unit is taken out of service at Dulwich Hill.

Depending on the time the unit passed Hawthorn, could it be that particular unit that finished its morning trips at Dulwich Hill ?
  TrainLover222 Junior Train Controller

Location: ...And then all stations to Central
During the Morning Peak service time they run 10 Urbos Units.

After 0930 hours, they run 7 units for the Off-peak times.
2 units are taken out of service at Central and 1 unit is taken out of service at Dulwich Hill.

Depending on the time the unit passed Hawthorn, could it be that particular unit that finished its morning trips at Dulwich Hill ?
scott4570
It was in the afternoon, approaching 1700 hours
  TrainLover222 Junior Train Controller

Location: ...And then all stations to Central
possibly defective and returning for maintenance
I see. When they are done their shift, is this what they would do? As far as I know, light rail services only usually terminate at Dulwich Hill and Central. I wonder why it would be defective? The Urbos 3's are pretty new, after all, and I think they are quite well looked after.
Possibly vandalism damage, someone sick on train, whilst they terminate at Dulwich Hill, I do not believe they stable there?
There is a stable just off the line just before Lilyfield station. It is between Lilyfield and North Leichhardt. I caught the Urbos 3 on video, and as far as I can tell it wasn't vandalised, although I could only see one side of it.
I was thinking of either a large grogan or a large curry sourced spew -  not readily in view?
theanimal
Could be, I guess
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
In other breaking news - the sky is falling in Razz
  Boss Chief Commissioner

Location: Caulfield Line
In other breaking news - the sky is falling in Razz
Let's hope it doesn't hit any transport minister on the head:lol:
  TrainLover222 Junior Train Controller

Location: ...And then all stations to Central
In other breaking news - the sky is falling in Razz
Let's hope it doesn't hit any transport minister on the head:lol:
Boss
That could cause problems, you know
  Boss Chief Commissioner

Location: Caulfield Line
Depending how thick the ministers heads are it could break the sky
  TrainLover222 Junior Train Controller

Location: ...And then all stations to Central
Depending how thick the ministers heads are it could break the sky
Boss
Gladys isn't going to like this...

Or Constance...
  Fred Scuttle Junior Train Controller

Location: Point Clare, NSW
Minor whinge, Mods - shouldn't this thread be in Trams & Light Rail?

Then again, as it seems to have run its course, maybe it should be just locked.
  TrainLover222 Junior Train Controller

Location: ...And then all stations to Central
Minor whinge, Mods - shouldn't this thread be in Trams & Light Rail?

Then again, as it seems to have run its course, maybe it should be just locked.
Fred Scuttle
Good point
  gordon_s1942 Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
Crew on overtime, dirty carriages, defective equipment, the list is endless.
Out of curiosity, why would a crew running overtime require it to go out of service? Can't they bring in a new crew, or is every set of crew assigned to a specific service?
TrainLover222
It may be company policy that if the crew are on over time, they are not allowed to carry passengers 'IN CASE'.
Getting a replacement crew isnt always just a simple matter of snapping ones fingers and wishing it so hence running the Unit back to the depot as an 'Out of Service' run may be the simplest solution.
Better to annoy the odd customer than end up in court being sued for Zillions if 'something' happened.
  TrainLover222 Junior Train Controller

Location: ...And then all stations to Central
Crew on overtime, dirty carriages, defective equipment, the list is endless.
Out of curiosity, why would a crew running overtime require it to go out of service? Can't they bring in a new crew, or is every set of crew assigned to a specific service?
It may be company policy that if the crew are on over time, they are not allowed to carry passengers 'IN CASE'.
Getting a replacement crew isnt always just a simple matter of snapping ones fingers and wishing it so hence running the Unit back to the depot as an 'Out of Service' run may be the simplest solution.
Better to annoy the odd customer than end up in court being sued for Zillions if 'something' happened.
gordon_s1942
That seems to make sense, especially considering how many services could be held up while waiting to get a new crew..

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