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Posted 27 Nov 2020 15:12 in Victoria by jakar

[quote=Valvegear][quote]So why can Seymour trains get around metropolitan works while Shepparton trains can't?[/quote] Because the V Line person who was on duty at the time doesn't know which way they ...

Posted 27 Nov 2020 14:50 in Victoria by jakar

[quote=bevans][quote]Due to a safety incident at Southern Cross trains will be arriving and departing from a limited number of platforms (7, 8, 15 & 16). Multiple service changes and significant delay ...

[quote=Bevans]The fact we still have so many coach replacements is a issue in itself and more needs to be done to have spare rolling stock available to deal with the unexpected as many other operators ...

Posted 02 Nov 2020 23:53 in Victoria by jakar

[quote=TOQ-1][quote][quote][quote]Yep, I'll be caught up in this one. Why the hell they can't run trains from Sunbury to Bendigo and beyond to Swan Hill is beyond me. I know there is some work needing ...

Posted 23 Oct 2020 16:40 in Victoria by jakar

According to the fuel range guide in the cab a Vlocity should get around 2000 kilometres out of a full tank, which off the top of my head is 2100 litres.

Posted 20 Oct 2020 19:58 in Victoria by jakar

The time between the midday Swan Hill arrival and departure is 31 minutes, and even that is quite tight to run around and do brakes etc.

Posted 18 Oct 2020 21:32 in Victoria by jakar

[quote=Valvegear]I don't know this week's name of the responsible body. [/quote]Surprisingly this one hasn't changed for a while.

[url=]https://en.wikipedia.or ...

Posted 18 Oct 2020 16:08 in Victoria by jakar

[quote=Valvegear][quote]Also noticed that there is a For Lease sign at Malmsbury station and the building has been let. The sign indicates that it is only the Goods Shed but then describes it as 2 sto ...

Posted 18 Oct 2020 14:46 in Victoria by jakar

Vline & Metro both have Disaster Recovery Plans & Centres. With it being a weekend in lockdown, V/line thought it was not worth getting the DRC up and running.
Is this fact or r ...

Posted 17 Oct 2020 11:53 in Victoria by jakar

Its been reported the issue is due to a data problem on VicTracks PABX at Transport House. It was back up for a while bus has since gone down again.

I wouldn't say it's particularly rare, they've advertised for Trainee (and qualified) Driver's several times over the last 18 months or so IIRC.  
All the recent intakes have be ...

V/Line are advertising for trainee driver positions again. These 'off the street' intakes don't happen very often so if you were ever wanting to give it a go now is your chance!

[quote=route14]When I questioned about the position of sanders on linkedin, someone told me to have a second look, but they are illustrated behind the leading bogie whichever end it's driven from. Is ...

[quote=DirtyBallast]Back to topic.

I can't remember exactly when, but certainly within a few years ago a significant amount of work was done along the Maryvale spur. Many mudholes were dealt with a ...

Posted 29 Sep 2020 20:58 in Victoria by jakar

Block grain trains are singled out in the Network Service Plan not to exceed 900m in length including locos. Unfortunately it doesn't mention the reason why.

edit: that is the V/Line NSP, ARTC may  ...

Posted 28 Sep 2020 20:30 in Victoria by jakar

[quote=BrentonGolding]On the AM Down Swanners this morning or should I say Down Bendigo because it is a 3 car V/Locity this morning presumably due to a fail

Speaking of fails I assume one of the A ...

Posted 26 Sep 2020 20:27 in Victoria by jakar

-SNIP- Currently Albury is the only regional depot that has rest jobs. -SNIP-
Both Geelong and Bendigo have "Rest Jobs" on their Roster.
You are absolutely correct.  ...

Posted 24 Sep 2020 23:24 in Victoria by jakar

[quote=Gman_86][quote]Albury services are run with a combination of Melbourne, Seymour and Albury crews with a mixture of rest jobs (Albury crew stay overnight in Melb and Melbourne crew stay overnigh ...

Posted 24 Sep 2020 20:12 in Victoria by jakar

Let's hope the conductor is not needed at the other end of the train. The prognosticator in me sees V/Line facing civil action.  
It will be no different to how the vast majori ...

Posted 20 Sep 2020 01:10 in Victoria by jakar

Expanding the supporting facilities from a three car set up to a four car set is not a major exercise.  
Alrighty, lets start with the very basics. Most stabling sidings are able t ...

Posted 19 Sep 2020 21:30 in Victoria by jakar

Perhaps it's because I've travelled in them for so many years...but I don't find V'Locity's to be intrusively noisy.
The Vinelander
I agree with you Mike that they're not intrusively no ...

Posted 19 Sep 2020 21:22 in Victoria by jakar

[quote=kuldalai][quote]Calm down.

There will be no broad-gauge four-car VLocity sets, because the infrastructure simply isn't set up for them. You would need to change signals, points, maintenance ...

Posted 18 Sep 2020 23:49 in Victoria by jakar

[quote=skitz]They are noisy. Especially once they get a bit of age on the alternator rubbers, transmissions and loss of suspension quality. One needs to 'know where to sit' Nothing better that a Vloci ...

Posted 16 Sep 2020 21:04 in Victoria by jakar

[quote=Lockspike]How about a 6 car train made up of 2 terminal units and 4 intermediate units? The 6 car train would be the correct length to suit platforms and servicing facilities, which is the stic ...

Posted 15 Sep 2020 10:47 in Victoria by jakar

Thank you TOQ-1.

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