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shrekman

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Looking down between Moorabbin and Highett.  Open floor if correct as my photos are all on a backup drive that I am trying to recover at the moment.

[quote=bevans]Amongst the issues currently being experienced across the network Railpage has been advised the current government has agreed to a contract extension with Metro Trains for the operation ...

Posted 09 Feb 2015 15:37 in Melbourne suburban by shrekman

The temporary build up of earth is to allow the drilling rigs to do their bit to build what will be the wall of a new multi-level carpark. Once the drilling is finished, they'll take that away and sta ...

Glen Waverley. Open floor if correct.

It's used to let staff and drivers know which way the train is expected to leave Flinders St. During the peaks there are quite a few empty car movements timetabled to leave at the same time, most time ...

By not replacing the entire station it doesn't have to built to all of the new standards. Like the 60% shelter requirements on Up platforms.  In reality its just an election stunt trying to fool the l ...

Posted 23 Apr 2014 23:05 in Melbourne suburban by shrekman

Google the price of the Williams Landing station if you reckon this price is inflated!!

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/rail-station-cost-over-the-top-20110815-1iut7.html

It's one thing to get qualified drivers for the crappers, but routing them correctly is another issue. If the X-traps only get certified for Werribee-Frankston (signal sighting, clearances, SPOT infra ...

Willy Beach. I would recognise the dip in that platform anyday. Besides I ran a Comeng to Williamstown on Friday and saw it first hand. Open floor because any photos I have are too obvious.!

Its a power supply issue YM. Generally an MA will drop out for a split second because its supply voltage has dropped as the line breakers start putting 1500V through to the traction motors. There are  ...

Initially governments are stuck in the conundram between under and over quoting projects.  Imagine if they told you a litre of milk was going to be $1 and it become $2 because someone's adviser didn't ...

Posted 13 Nov 2013 14:38 in Melbourne suburban by shrekman

Next time any of you are at Flinders St during peak hour, time how long it takes for the train to clear platform 2/3, or 6/7 and get to the viaduct and clear the section.  If you stick to the rules an ...

Mont Albert looking down.

Wasn't one of the hurdles of getting anything done to Flinders St the heritage listing? Even repairing the broken tiles in the subways was put down as too hard.  Now along come these pie in the sky de ...

There are a lot of holes in that Age article. It seems to be written in the same style that blames drivers for being responsible for everything from late running to the hole in the ozone layer.  I esp ...

Posted 07 Mar 2013 01:26 in Melbourne suburban by shrekman

There is a loss of overhead module built into the Comeng fleet that triggers when overhead fails.  It allows the train to be bought to a stop safely using the air brake, thus giving the driver the abi ...

Privitisation of the network was a political excercise that absolved anyone of being responsible.  There is no way any political party will take it back into their control.  The trains don't run on ti ...

$350 million!!!! Are we getting Valet parking and a concierge with that.  The pricing on all these projects is just spiralling out of control.  $84 million for Williams Landing, now $350 million for t ...

Posted 22 Nov 2012 20:16 in Melbourne suburban by shrekman

Well put  STB. The amount of people that have to mobilze on a moments notice when something like this happens is incredible. It all takes time!!!! As I changed ends one morning at Coburg after an "in ...

Signalling and speed restrictions contribute more to the delays leaving Flinders St than driver changeovers. Time how long it takes for a train to leave Platform 2/3, head out onto the viaduct towards ...

Do you think that the original designers of our rail system ever envisaged Melbourne having over 4 million people in it.  They may have been looking 20 or 30 years into the future but that would have ...

A simpler way to reduce our electrical drain would be that when a substation is upgraded it had the ability to use regenerative braking to feed back into the system.  All of our fleet could be config ...

Part of the problem with the curved sidings was the initial project that everyone looked at and put the tick of approval to was "descoped". Less money was made available so something had to be changed ...

Posted 01 Feb 2012 11:09 in Melbourne suburban by shrekman

I wonder if the clock's problems have anything to do with the scaffolding that was placed through the tower to hang the Christmas decorations.  Between having workers in there erecting the scaffold a ...

One of the reasons trains have to be empty before dividing or attaching is that doors have to prove shut before any movement can take place. If there is a problem (and on the Comeng's it is quite ofte ...

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