Cityrail Service Interuptions - NOW WITH ADDED TRACKWORK!

 
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
Central Coast & Newcastle Line  - Delays
The 6:35am Wyong to Central train has been cancelled due to the train requiring mechanical repairs at Wyong. Passengers should allow extra travel time and listen to station announcements

South Coast Line  - Partial Closure
Buses are replacing trains between Kiama and Bomaderry on the South Coast Line due to urgent signal equipment repairs at Berry. Passengers should allow additional travel time and listen to station announcements.

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  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
Southern Highlands Line  - Delays
Passengers travelling on the Southern Highlands Line are advised to allow additional travel time due to vandalism of signalling equipment between Picton and Menangle. Passengers should listen to announcements and check indicator boards.
  Colonel Leon Junior Train Controller

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Hunter Line - Delays
Passengers catching trains on the Hunter Line are advised to allow additional travel time due to urgent track equipment repairs at Telarah earlier. Passengers should listen to announcements and check indicator boards.
  Colonel Leon Junior Train Controller

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Central Coast & Newcastle Line - Delays
Passengers catching the 6:07pm Hamilton to Gosford train and the 6:25pm Hamilton to Central train are advised to allow additional travel time due to an operational issue at Central earlier. Passengers should also listen to announcement and check indicator boards.
  Colonel Leon Junior Train Controller

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T1 Western Line - Trackwork - 3rd of February to 6th of Feburary
  • Trackwork on the T7 Olympic Park Line may affect how you travel.
  • Trains between Lidcombe and Olympic Park will not run. Trains run between Olympic Park and the City.
  • If you are travelling to Olympic Park, please change trains at Strathfield.


T2 Inner West & South Line - Trackwork - 3rd of February to 6th of Feburary
  • Trackwork on the T7 Olympic Park Line may affect how you travel.
  • Trains between Lidcombe and Olympic Park will not run.
  • Homebush trains run between the City and Homebush, then extend to Olympic Park.
  • If you are travelling to Olympic Park from South Line stations, please change trains at Strathfield.

T3 Bankstown Line - Trackwork - 3rd of February to 6th of Feburary
  • Trackwork on the T7 Olympic Park Line may affect how you travel.
  • Trains between Lidcombe and Olympic Park will not run. Trains run between Olympic Park and the City.
  • If you are travelling to Olympic Park, please change trains at Strathfield.
  Colonel Leon Junior Train Controller

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T7 Olympic Park Line - Trackwork - 3rd of February to 6th of February
  • Trains between Lidcombe and Olympic Park will not run.
  • Trains run between Olympic Park and the City, stopping at Homebush, then all stations to Central.
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
Central Coast & Newcastle Line  - Delays
Passengers are advised to allow extra time towards Sydney due to urgent signal equipment repairs at Berowra. Passengers should listen to announcements and check indicator boards.
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
South Coast Line  - Delays
The 3:41pm Kiama to Bomaderry train is terminating at Berry due to an operational issue at Berry. Buses will replace the train from Berry to Bomaderry. As a result, buses will also replace the 4:12pm Bomaderry to Kiama train. Passengers should allow additional travel time, listen to announcements and check indicator boards.
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
Central Coast & Newcastle Line  - Delays
The 5:15am Central to Hamilton train is cancelled due to the train requiring mechanical repairs at Central. The next service is the 6:42am Gosford to Hamilton train. Passengers are advised to allow plenty of additional travel time, listen to announcements and check station indicator boards.
  Colonel Leon Junior Train Controller

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T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line  - Delays
Passengers travelling on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line are advised to allow additional travel time due to urgent track equipment repairs at Hurstville. Passengers should listen to announcements and check indicator boards.
  Colonel Leon Junior Train Controller

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Blue Mountains Line - Delays
Passengers catching the 3:18pm Central to Lithgow train are advised to allow an additional 20 minutes travel time due to urgent signal equipment repairs at Newtown earlier. Passengers should also listen to announcements and check indicator boards.
  Colonel Leon Junior Train Controller

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Central Coast & Newcastle Line - Delays
Passengers catching the 2:15pm Central to Hamilton train are advised to allow an additional 30 minutes travel time due to a freight train with mechanical issues at Wyee. Passengers should also listen to announcements and check indicator boards.
  Colonel Leon Junior Train Controller

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Hunter Line - Delays
The 06:38 Scone to Hamilton service is running up to 25 minutes behind schedule on the Hunter Line due to a freight train with mechanical problems at Muswellbrook. Customers are advised to allow additional travel time.
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

A VERY SERIOUS ISSUE

Our Central to Hamilon train terminated at Hawkesbury River, and the one in the other direction did the same, so passengers can swap trains. That's not the issue.

I asked what the fault was, the guard, he/she said it's due to faulty brakes. BUT instead towing it with another V-Set at Gosford Yard, it went back as a PASSENGER train.

Surely they would not let ANY traiin,  no matter what type or age with faulty brakes return to Central Station as a passenger train, which our "allegardly" fauly train did. I observed that hardly any passenger in the Hamilton to Cental train knew that they had to change trains at Hawkesbury River. In our carriage, not one person knew the train was terminating at Hawkesbury River. While it;s cooler, the air-conditioning wasn't great on the second train.

Something tells me it's NOT a brake fault, especially as it went back to Central as a PASSENGER train.

Also this morning, the 04:29ish train from Hamiton to Central terminted at Cardiff. Whoever was on it was told to wait for the next train - 1 hour away.

This is about the upteenth V-Set brakedown I know about in the less than a few days  - even before the hot weather, so NSW government not maintiaining trains to an acceptaable standard?
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

A VERY SERIOUS ISSUE

Our Central to Hamilon train terminated at Hawkesbury River, and the one in the other direction did the same, so passengers can swap trains. That's not the issue.

I asked what the fault was, the guard, he/she said it's due to faulty brakes. BUT instead towing it with another V-Set at Gosford Yard, it went back as a PASSENGER train.

Surely they would not let ANY traiin,  no matter what type or age with faulty brakes return to Central Station as a passenger train, which our "allegardly" fauly train did. I observed that hardly any passenger in the Hamilton to Cental train knew that they had to change trains at Hawkesbury River. In our carriage, not one person knew the train was terminating at Hawkesbury River. While it;s cooler, the air-conditioning wasn't great on the second train.

Something tells me it's NOT a brake fault, especially as it went back to Central as a PASSENGER train.

Also this morning, the 04:29ish train from Hamiton to Central terminted at Cardiff. Whoever was on it was told to wait for the next train - 1 hour away.

This is about the upteenth V-Set brakedown I know about in the less than a few days  - even before the hot weather, so NSW government not maintiaining trains to an acceptaable standard?
Newcastle Express
possibly the set needed to be worked back to Flemington for scheduled maintenance, just seems like a normal transposition to me?
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

Theanimal, that's now confirmed by the TrainLink's official Twitter, BUT that's not the issue. The issue is why allow it to return to Central AS A PASSENGER train with faulty brakes, & not as some sort of Empty movement, OR tow it back to Flemington?
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

Theanimal, that's now confirmed by the TrainLink's official Twitter, BUT that's not the issue. The issue is why allow it to return to Central AS A PASSENGER train with faulty brakes, & not as some sort of Empty movement, OR tow it back to Flemington?
Newcastle Express
there was no claim that the brakes were faulty, it appears that it was going for service, if the brakes were faulty, then running empty cars with other trains full of passengers would seem to just as big a risk, its simple

Would you rather be on a train with defective brakes,

or hit by a train with defective brakes.

remember that the V sets have multiple braking systems, possibly (and this is really a guess on my part) the trip mechanism on the Newcastle end was damaged, and the reversal of direction allowed the train to be worked to a location where repairs could be effected?
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

The animal, I was told by the guard that it was due to faulty brakes.
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

The animal, I was told by the guard that it was due to faulty brakes.
Newcastle Express
thats fine, but as i was saying about the trip gear, there are many good reasons why the train could remain in service, there are minimum operations conditions that the train has to meet.
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

Sorry for the delayed reply, but I should have said along with the guard saying what it was, that a train with faulty brakes should not be used as a passenger train.
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

Sorry for the delayed reply, but I should have said along with the guard saying what it was, that a train with faulty brakes should not be used as a passenger train.
Newcastle Express
Thankfully the decision is not the guards, I believe mechanical control have this responsibility
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
What part of the braking system is faulty? Regen? EP? The auto? Until you know that, there is no point getting worked up over it. A fault with the EP is likely to be described as faulty brakes - particularly by a guard to a passenger - but it is perfectly safe to work the train home with passengers aboard.
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
South Coast Line  - Partial Closure
Buses are replacing services between Bomaderry and Berry due to urgent signal repairs at Berry. Passengers are advised to allow extra travel time and listen to announcements.

Blue Mountains Line  - Delays
Passengers on the 5:21am Central to Katoomba train are advised to allow an additional 30 minutes travel time due to a train requiring mechanical repairs at Central earlier. Passengers should also listen to announcements and check station indicator boards.

T2 Airport Line  - Delays
Passengers travelling towards the city on the T2 Airport Line are advised to allow additional travel time due to urgent signal equipment repairs at Holsworthy.
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
T5 Cumberland Line  - Delays
The 7:03am Campbelltown to Blacktown train has been cancelled due to an operational issue at Blacktown. The next service is the 7:36am Campbelltown to Schofields train. Alternatively, passengers can board a T2 South Line train and change at Granville for a T1 Western Line train. Passengers should allow additional travel time, listen to station announcements and check indicator boards.
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
T2 Airport Line  - Partial Closure
The T2 Airport Line is partially closed from Green Square to Kingsgrove (that direction only) due to urgent track equipment repairs at Turella. Trains towards Central continue to run and are stopping at airport stations. A shuttle bus is running from Turella to Beverly Hills in that direction only. Trains from the city are running via Sydenham and therefore missing Green Square, Mascot, Domestic, International, Wolli Creek, Turrella, Bardwell Park, Bexley North and Kingsgrove stations. Passengers needing to get to these stations from the city are advised to travel to Beverly Hills and change for a train back. Passengers already at these stations are advised to travel towards the city and change. Passengers travelling to airport station are able to travel to Wolli Creek via the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line and change. Passengers should listen to announcements and check indicator boards as stopping patterns are changing.

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