Rail meltdown ignites calls to move network control centre to secure location

 

News article: Rail meltdown ignites calls to move network control centre to secure location

Pressure is mounting on the state government and the trains operator to move the metropolitan rail system's control centre to prevent network paralysis brought on by minor faults.

  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Believe the control centre is located at transport house probably as secure as you can get.

Maybe the issue is more about procedures?

Rail meltdown ignites calls to move network control centre to secure location

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  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Believe the control centre is located at transport house probably as secure as you can get.

Maybe the issue is more about procedures?

Rail meltdown ignites calls to move network control centre to secure location
JimYarin
How about building maintenance?
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
'Although the centre's backup power was maintained, the building's generators failed causing the evacuation.'
What does this mean (other than waffle/drivel/spin that is) ???
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
hard to work out exactly what caused the issue itself.  Did the building actually loose power?
  DalyWaters Chief Commissioner

Grid power was lost to the western end of the city.  The dedicated generator for Metrol supposedly sprung in to action correctly, as it was meant to do.  However, the generator for the rest of the building failed.  This resulted in Evacuation Alarms being sounded and, thus, the whole building was evacuated.

Of some concern is that there are believed to be plans for Centrol (that controls the V/Line network) to soon move in to the same building with Metrol!
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
'Although the centre's backup power was maintained, the building's generators failed causing the evacuation.'
What does this mean (other than waffle/drivel/spin that is) ???
YM-Mundrabilla
It means the government will hold the stick over the building owner to replace the building backup generator (which is as old as the building from 1984).

It also probably means the control centre had to comply with the building evacuation alarm because someone hasn't written a procedure to ensure staff safety to ignore a building evacuation upon confirmation of this particular incident being a false alarm, thus safe to remain there.

Something similar occurred where a procedure got written up last year or so when the effluent hit the fan with a smoke detector false alarm. The entire buildings worth of detectors and alarm system panel was in the process of being replaced when they shut the network down.

I remember the poor building manager having his freckle reamed by everyone from the building owners to govt at the time. He also conceded that the union in the control centre looked for any excuse to shut it down, siting an incident where some lights didn't work, and it was a breaker of their own UPS tripped. He was being blamed and upon discovering it and pointing out that it was in fact their problem, the apologies came.

Sometimes you just can't win.

Regards
  hot-axle-box Junior Train Controller

Melbourne had a purpose built control room but Kennett knocked it down to build that triangled piece of crap over the rail yard, funnily enough it's called a square ! Shocked
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Kennett caused a lot of damage to a Victorian infrastructure and now stays retired living off his Swiss bank account topped up by transurban.

Where is centrol based right now ?

Is there a backup centre should this problem happen ?

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