How is it a test case C2
There is concern among the driving grade that if they're allowed to get away with it this time, they'll want to implement this type of 'training' for larger projects and potentially route knowledge in general for new drivers. Its the old 'give them an inch and they'll take a mile' scenario. In my opinion it is a very real concern and rather scary given the poor standard of training Metro currently provide.
There are stories circulating that Metro drivers had an ipad mini plonked in front of them with the video while they were having tucker up to 3 or 4 months ago, with no additional training or re-watching of the video since then. Its worth noting that i'm not aware of any driver not wanting to drive the section, its just that they requested they have a trainer/pilot with them to do so. V/Line deemed it ok to have pilots for their drivers and subsequently all their trains have run, Metro decided to place managers at each end of the section and stand their staff down. Big difference in attitude between the two organizations.