Unusual tram sightings - Melbourne

 
  OzzyAzza Chief Train Controller

Location: Brisbane via Melbourne
I am hearing that 6003 derailed at Preston Workshops and has sustained some damage to it's underside.

I think we may see 6004 in service before 6003

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  connexwest Deputy Commissioner

Location: Waiting for the World's Biggest Divvy Van
I am hearing that 6003 derailed at Preston Workshops and has sustained some damage to it's underside.

I think we may see 6004 in service before 6003
OzzyAzza
The report is correct- with the time frame I've herd; there's a signifcant chance 6004 and 6005 will be in service before 6003
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
I saw a C class on Flinders Street.
mattylovestrains
That Might be on route 121
To The MCG
  712M Chief Commissioner

5002 has joined it's classmate 5001 on Route 19.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Looks like 5001 has finally had it's desto's software updated, it now shows Route 19. A bit of an improvement over a piece of paper stickytaped to the windscreen.
  Boss Chief Commissioner

Location: Caulfield Line
I saw 6003 revelling north along Glenferrie Road at about 9.00am Saturday. Not sure if it was in service or not as I didn't see the destination.
  ogigacz Junior Train Controller

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I've noticed over the past month or so a few D1 and D2s on Route 86. To the best of my knowledge they were operating as "Not In Service".

With the recent introduction of the E class, will Route 86 be seeing D1s/D2s or any other type (except for the As/Bs) operating revenue services in the near future?
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I've noticed over the past month or so a few D1 and D2s on Route 86. To the best of my knowledge they were operating as "Not In Service".

With the recent introduction of the E class, will Route 86 be seeing D1s/D2s or any other type (except for the As/Bs) operating revenue services in the near future?
ogigacz
Nope. Any D class trams heading up that way would most likely be heading up to the Preston Workshops.

Every new E class tram that gets delivered to Southbank sends another D2 class to Brunswick Depot for use on route 19. (20 in total I think). All D2s will end up at Brunswick, infact 5001 and 5002 are already there. These trams will most likely replace Z3 class trams which can then go to either Malvern or Glenhuntly to replace older Z1/Z2 trams. Some B2 class trams may also be moved on to Essendon (for use on Route 55 which is urgently needing extra capacity trams).

However, after Southbank has a full complement of E class trams (at least 20, maybe a couple more) all remaining E class trams from the initial order of 50 are expected to make their way up to East Preston Depot, primarily for use on route 86, but also most likely the 112 will see a few as well. These will displace A class trams which will most likely head to Glenhuntly and Malvern depots to replace there oldest Z class trams. This however is still a couple of years away going by the current E class build rate.

This will of course mean there will be a space shortage at East Preston depot (as you would know, an E class tram is significantly longer than the A class trams it will replace) so space at Preston Workshops will be earmarked for a new depot to run the route 112 out of.
  ogigacz Junior Train Controller

Location: Melbourne, Australia
So when will we start to see Es on Route 86?
  glennofootscray Junior Train Controller

Location: Footscray
6003 entered revenue service at a quarter to four this afternoon.

Regards Glenn
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
So when will we start to see Es on Route 86?
ogigacz
Like I said, when Southbank has a full complement of E class trams, which would probably be between 20 and 25, then the rest will go to East Preston for the 86. Going by current build rates, that is probably about 2-3 years away.
  NR1 Locomotive Fireman

Location: Warrnambool
Not really a sighting but, i typed 6001 into tram tracker yesterday at about 1pm, and it showed it as doing a route 75 from Vermont South! Can anyone confirm that or is tram tracker telling fibbs????
  Polar Tiger Chief Commissioner

Location: FL390
Not really a sighting but, i typed 6001 into tram tracker yesterday at about 1pm, and it showed it as doing a route 75 from Vermont South! Can anyone confirm that or is tram tracker telling fibbs????
NR1
Most likely a test or training run, no way known it would be carrying passengers.
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Not really a sighting but, i typed 6001 into tram tracker yesterday at about 1pm, and it showed it as doing a route 75 from Vermont South! Can anyone confirm that or is tram tracker telling fibbs????
NR1
At about 9pm i typed in 6001 6002 and 6003 in tramtracker and it said It can't be found on the network ????
  Some rail man Junior Train Controller

Location: CIA Headquarters in Washington D.C
I got that just now as well
  mattylovestrains Train Controller

W8.946 is running a route 30 service. W8.959 was there too this morning but has returned to the depot.
  route14 Chief Commissioner

Every new E class tram that gets delivered to Southbank sends another D2 class to Brunswick Depot for use on route 19. (20 in total I think). All D2s will end up at Brunswick, infact 5001 and 5002 are already there. These trams will most likely replace Z3 class trams which can then go to either Malvern or Glenhuntly to replace older Z1/Z2 trams. Some B2 class trams may also be moved on to Essendon (for use on Route 55 which is urgently needing extra capacity trams).
"Gman_86"

I thought there were only 19 D2 class.
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Nope. Any D class trams heading up that way would most likely be heading up to the Preston Workshops.

Every new E class tram that gets delivered to Southbank sends another D2 class to Brunswick Depot for use on route 19. (20 in total I think). All D2s will end up at Brunswick, infact 5001 and 5002 are already there. These trams will most likely replace Z3 class trams which can then go to either Malvern or Glenhuntly to replace older Z1/Z2 trams. Some B2 class trams may also be moved on to Essendon (for use on Route 55 which is urgently needing extra capacity trams).

However, after Southbank has a full complement of E class trams (at least 20, maybe a couple more) all remaining E class trams from the initial order of 50 are expected to make their way up to East Preston Depot, primarily for use on route 86, but also most likely the 112 will see a few as well. These will displace A class trams which will most likely head to Glenhuntly and Malvern depots to replace there oldest Z class trams. This however is still a couple of years away going by the current E class build rate.

This will of course mean there will be a space shortage at East Preston depot (as you would know, an E class tram is significantly longer than the A class trams it will replace) so space at Preston Workshops will be earmarked for a new depot to run the route 112 out of.
Gman_86
55 Does not need longer trams just Get the B2 On The route 57
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I thought there were only 19 D2 class.
route14
According to Vicsig, there are 21 D2 class trams.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
55 Does not need longer trams just Get the B2 On The route 57
X'Trapolis-904M
Actually, Routes 55 and 48 are regularly listed as the most overcrowded tram routes, so yes more B2s will be deployed on the 55 before there are any rostered on the 57. The 57 also has clearance issues with B2s at alot of the stops around North Melbourne.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
W8.946 is running a route 30 service. W8.959 was there too this morning but has returned to the depot.
mattylovestrains
Are the W8s fitted with MYKI equipment? Last I looked, the 30 was a revenue service.
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Are the W8s fitted with MYKI equipment? Last I looked, the 30 was a revenue service.
Gman_86
no
  mattylovestrains Train Controller

no
"X'Trapolis-904M"

That is correct, W8s do not have Myki equipment, as they're being refurbished for use on the City Circle. As for the route 30 services, Southbank must be short of W class trams:
884: Glenhuntly
896: Glenhuntly
1005: routine maintenance
1022: accident damage. Possibly withdrawn
1039: Glenhuntly
Actually, Routes 55 and 48 are regularly listed as the most overcrowded tram routes, so yes more B2s will be deployed on the 55 before there are any rostered on the 57. The 57 also has clearance issues with B2s at alot of the stops around North Melbourne.
"Gman_86"

What about 109? I would have considered that to be the most overcrowded route, even Cs get overcrowded. I recently saw a C class running a route 109 service on Victoria St, and it was by far the most overcrowded tram I had ever seen.
  Some rail man Junior Train Controller

Location: CIA Headquarters in Washington D.C
Would the 109 get E class trams in the future? Or will it get the C2's
  TheMetman Locomotive Driver

Location: gippsland
Would the 109 get E class trams in the future? Or will it get the C2's
Some rail man
Unlikely, but it may get more A class trams from other depots getting E class trams.

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