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bencdw2

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Quick update about HCMT unit 1, on vicsig its listed as 'stored'

Got me thinking will they ever fix this unit (I know there are some issues specifically electrical from memory) or will it become a pa ...

Posted 08 Sep 2020 15:20 in Trams and Light Rail by bencdw2

Why would anyone disconnect tracks to a tram depot with trams in the depot?  Must be a Victorian thing.
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Great question! The depot is disused and the track along Nicholson stree ...

Posted 08 Sep 2020 14:36 in Trams and Light Rail by bencdw2

[quote=route14]The site is owned by Victrack so its land value is not Yarra Trams' worry. According to Vicsig there are trams inside AND the access tracks are disconnected so I assume it will remain ...

Posted 07 Sep 2020 16:40 in Trams and Light Rail by bencdw2

Its off Nicholson street (next door to bus depot)

Posted 07 Sep 2020 16:28 in Trams and Light Rail by bencdw2

[quote=Heihachi_73]Even on wongm's Tram Detective site it states that 5017 hasn't been seen since 5/6/18 (probably the same day it collected the truck). This is actually the same page where I first no ...

Posted 07 Sep 2020 16:13 in Trams and Light Rail by bencdw2

Last I heard about the North Fitzroy tram depot was when it was used between 2008-2012 while Southbank didn't have the room for City circle cars, but since 2013 its closure year there hasn't been any  ...

Posted 02 Sep 2020 19:39 in Melbourne suburban by bencdw2

[quote=route14]You do have a valid point of availing it as an emergency terminating location, but the possibility of needing it would just be the same as any other parts of the network, and it doesn't ...

Posted 02 Sep 2020 18:04 in Melbourne suburban by bencdw2

Regarding the trains in the stabling yard I'm not talking about starting them at brighton beach it would be far too much mucking about for a relatively low patronage station, they should simply contin ...

Posted 22 Aug 2020 14:44 in Trams and Light Rail by bencdw2

According to VICSIG, it is "under repairs", however it has kept that status for over 2 years!! The last reference online regarding that unit was a truck crash back in June 2018, but hasn't appeared si ...

Posted 20 Aug 2020 14:33 in Melbourne suburban by bencdw2

[quote=route14]Here is Vicsig's description of the Sandringham line: "The line operates as a suburban electric service in both directions, with all services stopping all stations. A limited number of ...

Posted 20 Aug 2020 12:44 in Melbourne suburban by bencdw2

Yes I totally agree with TrackRailroad, it should be reinstated (even if only occasionally used eg emergencies). Perhaps in 2025 when the Glenhuntly level crossings are going to be removed (which they ...

Posted 20 Aug 2020 11:06 in Melbourne suburban by bencdw2

Does anyone know why the unused back platform (number one) at BBH is fenced off to both trains and customers? I am aware its unused and doesn't have much purpose these days but wouldn't it be better t ...

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