New works at Essendon Station

 
  DirtyHarry Station Master

I have recently noticed new works happening at ESSENDON station on platform 1. There is a new saftey rail in the middle of platform 1 and 2, as well as a new path running along side the saftey rail. Does anyone know why this was put in?
Thanks harry,

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  vlocity160 V/Gunzel

I have recently noticed new works happening at ESSENDON station on platform 1. There is a new saftey rail in the middle of platform 1 and 2, as well as a new path running along side the saftey rail. Does anyone know why this was put in?
Thanks harry,
DirtyHarry

Most likely due to the need for V/Line trains to perform their run arounds there. V/Line is now scheduled to run out to Essendon to perform some run arounds.

See: http://www.vicsig.net/photo/16475 & http://www.vicsig.net/photo/16474
  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
Another photo of the new fencing and driver path in place for terminating trains at Essendon platform 1

[img]http://railgallery.wongm.com/cache/melbourne-stations/E122_0089_595.jpg[/img]
  ab123 Chief Train Controller

South Ken is out of action for run arounds due to RRL works, so Essendon has replaced it.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
There is another rough concrete path on the down side of the Mount Road bridge just outside the dwarf. There is also a similar concrete path on the up side of Essendon again just outside the dwarf.

The need for these additional paths is not clear to me as I assumed that any reversing railcar would arrive in platform 1 and the driver would simply walk down the platform. This is all they seem to do at Spencer Street and as they used to do when changing ends at Kensington.

No doubt there is a reason.

Oh for the days when the Spirit and the 1615 Albury would career through 2 road.
  Highrise Assistant Commissioner

There is another rough concrete path on the down side of the Mount Road bridge just outside the dwarf. There is also a similar concrete path on the up side of Essendon again just outside the dwarf.

The need for these additional paths is not clear to me as I assumed that any reversing railcar would arrive in platform 1 and the driver would simply walk down the platform. This is all they seem to do at Spencer Street and as they used to do when changing ends at Kensington.

No doubt there is a reason.

Oh for the days when the Spirit and the 1615 Albury would career through 2 road.
YM-Mundrabilla
Path needed due to this:

Photo: Vicsig
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I think it's only for loco hauled trains, as Sprinters and Vlocities are able to turn back at Kensington.
  vlinecars V/Man - "Yeah!"

Location: Here, there, everywhere!
Mon-Fri, there's two VLocity turnarounds at Essendon, the rest are at Kensington, with one at Sunshine.

The two at Essendon are in afternoon peak hour, presumably due to not enough spare time at Kensington between sparks to turnaround and head back to Southern Cross.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Path needed due to this:

Photo: Vicsig
Highrise
Many thanks all is revealed. It's good to see some action there in what used to be a very busy place.
  DirtyHarry Station Master

Thanks for that. But I have also seen other trains such as the x traps sitting there time to time, not really doing anything. Any clues about that, it's generally between peak hour
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Many thanks all is revealed. It's good to see some action there in what used to be a very busy place.
YM-Mundrabilla

One further question - Do they have to provide an extra man to do a loco runaround at Essendon?
  ab123 Chief Train Controller

One further question - Do they have to provide an extra man to do a loco runaround at Essendon?
YM-Mundrabilla

Yes
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Yes
ab123
Thanks - I assumed that would be the case.
  bramt Deputy Commissioner

Thanks for that. But I have also seen other trains such as the x traps sitting there time to time, not really doing anything. Any clues about that, it's generally between peak hour
DirtyHarry
Possibly when the Racecourse stabling was unavailable during upgrade works a few weeks ago.
  DirtyHarry Station Master

I thought that might be that case, thanks.Generally you do not see those type of trains down this side of melbounre but i have seen a few lately along the line, could they also be stabled at Craigieburn for works or repairs?
  DirtyHarry Station Master

I thought that might be that case, thanks.Generally you do not see those type of trains down this side of melbounre but i have seen a few lately along the line, could they also be stabled at Craigieburn for works or repairs?

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