New West Footscray station - signage

 
  richter170 Locomotive Driver

Hi. I noticed the new signage has been installed at West Footscray station. It seems to be the wrong way around. I.E. the number one platform is away from the city and the number two platform into the city. Most other stations are the other way around.

Cheers Al.

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  Calgully Deputy Commissioner

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Hi. I noticed the new signage has been installed at West Footscray station. It seems to be the wrong way around. I.E. the number one platform is away from the city and the number two platform into the city. Most other stations are the other way around.

Cheers Al.
richter170

Yeah probably Liberal party policy to distinguish itself from the platform numbering policy of the former Labour State government.

Good to see too  Smile
  Black Hoppers Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
Yeah probably Liberal party policy to distinguish itself from the platform numbering policy of the former Labour State government.

Good to see too  -)
"Calgully"


Must be an interesting place your mind to just post flippant comments for the sake of being a smartalec and making a post.
  712M Chief Commissioner

Seeing as it will become an island station, the tracks will need to be slewed. At the moment the down Sunbury track runs through the new up platform.
  jdekorte Deputy Commissioner

Location: Near Caulfield Station
Seeing as it will become an island station, the tracks will need to be slewed. At the moment the down Sunbury track runs through the new up platform.
712M
I passed through there on my way to Castlemaine on Thursday. I noticed that track for platform 2 is being installed. I'm wondering in the ten day shutdown whether they will start the demolition of the old West Footscray station so that the tracks can be connected up? Is there a plan to open the station at the end of the 10 day shutdown?
  Simbera Train Controller

I very much doubt it. There has been a lot of progress on West Footscray lately but I'd say it is still months away from being able to accept passengers.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
I passed through there on my way to Castlemaine on Thursday. I noticed that track for platform 2 is being installed. I'm wondering in the ten day shutdown whether they will start the demolition of the old West Footscray station so that the tracks can be connected up? Is there a plan to open the station at the end of the 10 day shutdown?
jdekorte
According to this they do intend to demolish the old station and open the new one.
  Simbera Train Controller

According to this they do intend to demolish the old station and open the new one.
railblogger
Sounds to me like the footbridge will be opening, but the station proper will still be a while away. Demolition of the old station will start but presumably won't finish until the new station is operational. I suppose we'll see, though!
  spottyrahr Chief Commissioner

Sounds to me like the footbridge will be opening, but the station proper will still be a while away. Demolition of the old station will start but presumably won't finish until the new station is operational. I suppose we'll see, though!
Simbera
Flyers were sent out to homes in the affected areas say that the new station will be operational after this shut down.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Noticed this morning the platform 1 signage is now on the correct side of the station.
  jdekorte Deputy Commissioner

Location: Near Caulfield Station
This is the notice that has gone up under the 'Disruptions' page on the PT> website re West Footscray station: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/disruptions/changes-to-west-footscray-station-from-thursday-3-october/
And from the looks of this photo which went up on VicSig today, I'd say the demolition of (the old) West Footscray station and associated footbridge & signalbox is well underway: http://www.vicsig.net/photo/17126
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I went past today and observed that platform 2 of the old West Footscray station was completely gone. Platform 1 was well on the way out, with only the actual platform itself remaining.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
I went past today and observed that platform 2 of the old West Footscray station was completely gone. Platform 1 was well on the way out, with only the actual platform itself remaining.
Gman_86
The new West Footscray station will come into operation as soon as trains start running again from/to City - Sunshine - Sunbury.
  bramt Deputy Commissioner

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/training-on-wrong-track-says-rail-union-20131008-2v6fe.htmlDriver's union objecting to simulator training instead of physical training over the new track around the new West Footscray station.
I see Metro's point, in cases where it's only minor modifications, simulator training should be enough.
But...
This is a brand new station in a different place. If a driver has never stopped there before, there's a higher chance of overshooting, right?
The union may have won this one, the day this story was published, the modified timetable was extended to the 18th due to 'RRL driver training requirements'.

What about VLine drivers? Are they excepted because they don't need to stop there?
  ab123 Chief Train Controller

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/training-on-wrong-track-says-rail-union-20131008-2v6fe.htmlDriver's union objecting to simulator training instead of physical training over the new track around the new West Footscray station.
I see Metro's point, in cases where it's only minor modifications, simulator training should be enough.
But...
This is a brand new station in a different place. If a driver has never stopped there before, there's a higher chance of overshooting, right?
The union may have won this one, the day this story was published, the modified timetable was extended to the 18th due to 'RRL driver training requirements'.

What about VLine drivers? Are they excepted because they don't need to stop there?
bramt

V/Line drivers will be trained in the new section of track starting Sunday
  Simbera Train Controller

V/Line drivers will be trained in the new section of track starting Sunday
ab123
That doesn't sound right, V/Line services start again on Saturday morning.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
That doesn't sound right, V/Line services start again on Saturday morning.
Simbera
Amen to that...Exclamation

Great to hear V/Locity's passing by my street in Ballan.

Mike.
  ab123 Chief Train Controller

Apologies mixed the dates up. Started this morning obviously Smile

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