General Cityrail Network Observations

 
  petey3801 Chief Commissioner

Location: On the rails
Haha yeah I saw that too. I think the rant came from one of those commuters who also thinks that drivers make train announcements, guards decide which part of the platform the train stops at, train horns are too loud, train announcements are too frequent, etc etc. Great for a laugh!
Dungog Diesel

Or it was a post from Brisbane, as it was also in the Brisbane mX yesterday and eating and drinking is prohibited in Queensland Rail trains. 'Vents' from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane appear in each others mX all the time.

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  Kurmudgeon Junior Train Controller

Or it was a post from Brisbane, as it was also in the Brisbane mX yesterday and eating and drinking is prohibited in Queensland Rail trains. 'Vents' from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane appear in each others mX all the time.
petey3801

That would explain some of the strange comments (such as drivers making announcements) seemingly about CityRail that appear in the Sydney edition (I've always thought mX editions were dedicated to their city).
  thefatcontroller Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, Australia
Pymble station is closed this weekend during the trackwork period... Looks like they are putting in tactiles...
thefatcontroller
Turns out they didn't put in tactiles...
  bowralcommuter Chief Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a Manly Ferry
That would explain some of the strange comments (such as drivers making announcements) seemingly about  CityRail that appear in the Sydney edition (I've always thought mX editions were dedicated to their city).
"Kurmudgeon"


Are you sure that's unusual? Wink
  Kurmudgeon Junior Train Controller

Yesterday's mX had someone venting about train drivers not updating station announcements and displays. LOL. I know that isn't a train driver's responsibility in Sydney, but surely it isn't in Brisbane or Melbourne either.
  petey3801 Chief Commissioner

Location: On the rails
It IS the Driver's responsibility to change the desto/announcement system when the train changes runs.
  Kurmudgeon Junior Train Controller

At stations?
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
It IS the Driver's responsibility to change the desto/announcement system when the train changes runs.
petey3801
That statement needs some qualification.

To which network were you referring? And what kind of rollingstock on the network in question?

For instance, on the CityRail network, yes the desto would be altered by the driver in an S, K, C or T set (announcements n/a, as all done manually by the guard). However on an A, H or M set, the desto & relevant announcements usually click over to the next run automatically, but can at need be overriden (and to some extent modified) by the guard; on these sets, the driver has naught to do with it.
  Sir S Set Station Staff

As I went past Flemo yard on the Western Line this arvo, I saw a V set with its whole front painted yellow sitting on one of the roads. Sorry I could not grab a pic as my phone was low on battery (it does not allow me to use the camera when the battery's low).
  FullSeries Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
As I went past Flemo yard on the Western Line this arvo, I saw a V set with its whole front painted yellow sitting on one of the roads. Sorry I could not grab a pic as my phone was low on battery (it does not allow me to use the camera when the battery's low).
Sir S Set
And the inside is purple...
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
And the inside is purple...
FullSeries

No, please don't tell me that... I prefer green.
  bowralcommuter Chief Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a Manly Ferry
And the inside is purple...
"FullSeries"


The Cadbury train has returned..........as V-sets! Laughing
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
The Cadbury train has returned..........as V-sets! Laughing
"bowralcommuter"
...just don't try and taste the brown stuff you find lying around...
  kg3000 Locomotive Driver

No, please don't tell me that... I prefer green.
s3_gunzel
cant say the same myself. lol
  petey3801 Chief Commissioner

Location: On the rails
That statement needs some qualification.

To which network were you referring? And what kind of rollingstock on the network in question?

For instance, on the CityRail network, yes the desto would be altered by the driver in an S, K, C or T set (announcements n/a, as all done manually by the guard). However on an A, H or M set, the desto & relevant announcements usually click over to the next run automatically, but can at need be overriden (and to some extent modified) by the guard; on these sets, the driver has naught to do with it.
wurx

Sorry, I had a brain fart and pressed submit too early. I was referring to Brisbane there Smile

"It IS the Driver's responsibility to change the desto/announcement system when the train changes runs." should have "in Brisbane" added to the end.
  FullSeries Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
No, please don't tell me that... I prefer green.
s3_gunzel
  Dungog Diesel Junior Train Controller

Dear oh dear oh dear. That is awful.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
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FullSeries
It's not that I didn't believe you, it's that I didn't want to believe it.
  jcouch Assistant Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a commuter train
Well, we've gone from an early 1970's colour scheme to a mid 70's. Modern technology I tells ya! All we need now is some brown and orange shag pile carpet in the isle and we'll be rockin' baby!
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Sorry, I had a brain fart and pressed submit too early. I was referring to Brisbane there Smile

"It IS the Driver's responsibility to change the desto/announcement system when the train changes runs." should have "in Brisbane" added to the end.
petey3801
Thanks for clarifying Pete Smile
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
FullSeries
Eeeuuuwww

Spose it could be gotten used to in time....
  sandown Chief Commissioner

Location: sydney
FullSeries

Should prove popular with all the New Agers from Katoomba.
  Silver S Set Junior Train Controller

I wonder why put purple. Gross!!!
  bjwh86 Chief Train Controller

Anyone know why the 12:40pm Mt Victoria service started at Penrith?
There was a V set in the yard, came into platform 2 then all to Mt Victoria
Thanks
  TassieRefugee Station Master

I wonder why put purple. Gross!!!
"Silver S Set"

I think the minister would like a Chrysler Valiant badge on all her trains.

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