V/Line Incidents/Disruptions

 
  stu1818 Junior Train Controller

Location: Longwarry, Victoria
Where was the above photo taken?

Any idea what caused this issue?

bevans
[b]V/Line Geelong Line[/b] [color=#697882][size=2]@vline_geelong
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Tarneit customers can travel via bus 150 to Williams Landing to connect with Metro trains. Some extra coaches are also running shuttles 2/2


What does 2/2 mean in this context, please.
"YM-Mundrabilla"



the 2/2 is usually part 2 of a 2 part message

the first message/tweet was

V/Line Geelong Line‏ @vline_geelong Apr 10

The 15:32, 15:52, 16:12 and 16:32 Wyndham Vale - SCS trains will not run, Wyndham Vale customers please travel via bus 190 to Werribee 1/2

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  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Where was the above photo taken?

Any idea what caused this issue?

[b]V/Line Geelong Line[/b] [color=#697882][size=2]@vline_geelong[/size][/color]
Tarneit customers can travel via bus 150 to Williams Landing to connect with Metro trains. Some extra coaches are also running shuttles 2/2


What does 2/2 mean in this context, please.



the 2/2 is usually part 2 of a 2 part message

the first message/tweet was

V/Line Geelong Line‏ @vline_geelong Apr 10

The 15:32, 15:52, 16:12 and 16:32 Wyndham Vale - SCS trains will not run, Wyndham Vale customers please travel via bus 190 to Werribee 1/2
stu1818
Thanks Stu1818.
Heaven forbid that Vline (or Metro for that matter) should inform their customers in meaningful English.
Communication skills are obviously not a requirement in public transport in Melbourne. Sad
  Galron Deputy Commissioner

Location: Werribee, Vic
Where was the above photo taken?

Any idea what caused this issue?

[b]V/Line Geelong Line[/b] [color=#697882][size=2]@vline_geelong[/size][/color]
Tarneit customers can travel via bus 150 to Williams Landing to connect with Metro trains. Some extra coaches are also running shuttles 2/2


What does 2/2 mean in this context, please.
YM-Mundrabilla
the 2/2 in twitter-vers means the 2nd part of a 2 part message. there will be a 1/2 at about the same time, probably saying why tarneit customers should take bus 150
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Thanks Stu1818.
Heaven forbid that Vline (or Metro for that matter) should inform their customers in meaningful English.
Communication skills are obviously not a requirement in public transport or Railpage in Melbourne. Sad
YM-Mundrabilla

Speaking of meaningful English...over the past few pages I've read some dooseys of misspelling and one word that arguably doesn't even exist Exclamation

Loosing for losing...I'm not sure why some guys just don't know how to spell correctly. In my opinion, if it's worth posting it's worth getting it correct...

Idea Tip: if it's got a squiggly red line under it, chances are you are spelling it incorrectly.

Wyndom Vale for Wyndham Vale.

Signaling for signalling.

Mike.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Thanks Stu1818.
Heaven forbid that Vline (or Metro for that matter) should inform their customers in meaningful English.
Communication skills are obviously not a requirement in public transport or Railpage in Melbourne. Sad

Speaking of meaningful English...over the past few pages I've read some dooseys of misspelling and one word that arguably doesn't even exist Exclamation

Loosing for losing...I'm not sure why some guys just don't know how to spell correctly. In my opinion, if it's worth posting it's worth getting it correct...

Idea Tip: if it's got a squiggly red line under it, chances are you are spelling it incorrectly.

Wyndom Vale for Wyndham Vale.

Signaling for signalling.

Mike.
The Vinelander
I agree Mike. I don't know if the posters are careless or just don't know any better.

A few examples that readily come to mind are:

  • There/their/they're
  • Two/to/too
  • Lead/led
  • Relayed/relaid
  • Spelled/spelt
There are many others, of course.


I came across an absolute gem posted the other day (by a regular poster) that was so incoherent that it crossed my mind as to whether the poster was unwell or simply drunk.

We all make errors from time to time but posts that don't make sense for whatever reason are utterly useless so, as you suggest, we should all read and reflect on what we post before pressing the go button.

YM
  SamTheMan79 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Geelong
Thanks for the pick up guys.

Most of my posts are done on my Samsung Galaxy S6.

Predictive text, coupled by 12 hour days sometimes doesn't make for good posting. Call me lazy, but all I'm trying to do is post about my experiences and the information that others are willing to provide me.

If at the end of the day you are worried about the spelling and grammatical errors in my posts maybe you should head on over to some English and literature forums!
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

Some comedy on the Bendigo line this morning.  Flagship Express V/lo failed at Woodend - engine trouble.  It wouldn't restart when they reset it either.  So onward to Melbourne in the following stop-all-station train.

Subsequent twitter conversation made me laugh:

  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Some comedy on the Bendigo line this morning.  Flagship Express V/lo failed at Woodend - engine trouble.  It wouldn't restart when they reset it either.  So onward to Melbourne in the following stop-all-station train.

Subsequent twitter conversation made me laugh:

Carnot
In addition to that they only used one track between Kyneton and Sunbury, prioritising Melbourne-bound trains. My train to Bendigo was delayed by 30 minutes.
  TOQ-1 Chief Train Controller

Location: Power Trainger
Some comedy on the Bendigo line this morning.  Flagship Express V/lo failed at Woodend - engine trouble.  It wouldn't restart when they reset it either.  So onward to Melbourne in the following stop-all-station train.

Subsequent twitter conversation made me laugh:

In addition to that they only used one track between Kyneton and Sunbury, prioritising Melbourne-bound trains. My train to Bendigo was delayed by 30 minutes.
railblogger
Kyneton and Sunbury when they have the ability to crossover at Gisborne?

I was wondering if they would send a VL from Kyneton to rescue the train, or if it was so bad they would have to bring an N (or other Loco) up from Melbourne to rescue it. Any one know?
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Some comedy on the Bendigo line this morning.  Flagship Express V/lo failed at Woodend - engine trouble.  It wouldn't restart when they reset it either.  So onward to Melbourne in the following stop-all-station train.

Subsequent twitter conversation made me laugh:

In addition to that they only used one track between Kyneton and Sunbury, prioritising Melbourne-bound trains. My train to Bendigo was delayed by 30 minutes.
Kyneton and Sunbury when they have the ability to crossover at Gisborne?
TOQ-1
That's the impression I got.
  BrentonGolding Assistant Commissioner

Location: Kollingwued when I'm workin', Maldon when I'm Trainin'
Local rag has picked up story. Includes official word from V/line PR:
http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/4554371/faulty-level-crossing-disrupts-echuca-service/?cs=3372
Thanks Carnot, I went looking on the Vline website after your previous post but nothing there under service interuptions or anywhere else that I can see.

I am penning a letter to the Minister tomorrow and copying in the Bendigo Addy, it takes a fair bit to get me off my smeg these days after years of letdowns but this situation with VLine is just too much for me. I'm sure it won't make one fog of difference but hey, it will make me feel better.

BG
BrentonGolding
Well, I got my response from the Minister today. Sad to say it is just more spin, a combined rehash of a few of the press releases that have been sent out in the last few weeks. Not surprising but still disappointing.

Link to Miniserial Reply

https://www.facebook.com/groups/276560266117188/?ref=bookmarks

BG
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia

https://www.facebook.com/groups/276560266117188/?ref=bookmarks

BG
BrentonGolding

Interesting reply. if you remove the usual spin from this minister can we conclude V/Line now knows what the problem is and that the upgrades will address the problems or are V/Line guessing on what the issue might be?

The letter is silent as to the root cause of the issue and seeks to establish this happened only once?
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

The cone of silence largely remains...

Anyway, the Goulburn Valley line is out of action now due to a bridge fire between Mooroopna and Shepparton earlier today.

  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The UP Qube was through Albion at 10:30am with G512 on the point perhaps a delayed service caused by the fire?
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

The UP Qube was through Albion at 10:30am with G512 on the point perhaps a delayed service caused by the fire?
bevans
That would've got through well before the fire.  Line is still shut and services are terminating at Murchison East.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Local rag has picked up story. Includes official word from V/line PR:
http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/4554371/faulty-level-crossing-disrupts-echuca-service/?cs=3372
Thanks Carnot, I went looking on the Vline website after your previous post but nothing there under service interuptions or anywhere else that I can see.

I am penning a letter to the Minister tomorrow and copying in the Bendigo Addy, it takes a fair bit to get me off my smeg these days after years of letdowns but this situation with VLine is just too much for me. I'm sure it won't make one fog of difference but hey, it will make me feel better.

BG
Well, I got my response from the Minister today. Sad to say it is just more spin, a combined rehash of a few of the press releases that have been sent out in the last few weeks. Not surprising but still disappointing.

Link to Miniserial Reply

https://www.facebook.com/groups/276560266117188/?ref=bookmarks

BG
BrentonGolding
I'm not surprised. They have to stick with the party policy.
  emmastreet Junior Train Controller

Location: Goulburn Valley
Today's lunch time down Albury service is a bus as is the return up service. "train fault".
  Galron Deputy Commissioner

Location: Werribee, Vic
Today's lunch time down Albury service is a bus as is the return up service. "train fault".
emmastreet
Cant find the article quicky, but little kiddies that didnt like the colour got to the new/referbed train and had a go at making it look better. needless to say they failed as well.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Well, I got my response from the Minister today. Sad to say it is just more spin, a combined rehash of a few of the press releases that have been sent out in the last few weeks. Not surprising but still disappointing.

Link to Miniserial Reply

https://www.facebook.com/groups/276560266117188/?ref=bookmarks

BG
BrentonGolding

I'm not sure what else you required from Minister Allan.

You didn't ask about the uprated speed limit from Echuca to Bendigo so there was no requirement by the Minister's minders to add that info into the reply.

The wheel wear issue was resolved a year ago so no reply required there.

People are moving back to Melbourne (Pakenham)...well that person will find out about standing for long journeys and the Gippsland line doesn't exactly operate like a Swiss watch either...the analogy...frying pan into the fire comes to mind.

I'm well over the 'trespassers on the line' etc...delaying hundreds of pax due to some dim-witted idiot rambling aimlessly over the perway is no excuse for stopping all trains and putting on busses as was the case yesterday morning on the Ballarat line according to a V/Line text message...If I'd not been in Mildura, I'd have been 45" late.

This is a discussion commuters advocacy groups needs to have with V/Line/PTV ASAP Exclamation

I'm pleased as I thought earlier that Minister Allan uses V/Line at least occasionally, but where are the V/Line department heads etc who used to come out every few months to get on-board feedback from the pax Question

As I work in a political environment, I'd be considered by some in these pages to be a part of the problem...not part of the solution. I think generally it was an ok letter from the Minister and if there was anything specific you felt wasn't addressed, then write again about that issue.
However a reply from that office will unlikely be drafted to anything that's been addressed in any previous letters, or because you may be angry or some such about some aspect of the PT service...not that I'm saying you were.

Mike.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Today's lunch time down Albury service is a bus as is the return up service. "train fault".
Cant find the article quicky, but little kiddies that didnt like the colour got to the new/referbed train and had a go at making it look better. needless to say they failed as well.
Galron

This happens WAY too regularly at Albury...the time for razor/barbed wire fences and CCTV or a sleeping on the job security guy came along about three years ago Exclamation

Mike.
  BrentonGolding Assistant Commissioner

Location: Kollingwued when I'm workin', Maldon when I'm Trainin'
I'd be considered by some in these pages to be a part of the problem...not part of the solution
The Vinelander
Well Mike whilst I don't always agree with the opinions that you express on RP I am glad to say that with this one we are in total lock step!

BG
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

A car ended up on the tracks at Castlemaine last night near Loddon Prison:

http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/4618588/car-stuck-on-train-line-in-castlemaine/?cs=80
  emmastreet Junior Train Controller

Location: Goulburn Valley
"minor disruption" on the Albury line. The morning and lunchtime up services are buses. The morning down is bg train to Seymour then bus.
  x31 Deputy Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
"minor disruption" on the Albury line. The morning and lunchtime up services are buses. The morning down is bg train to Seymour then bus.
emmastreet

Midday service yesterday (down) was also a bus so what was the cause?
  BrentonGolding Assistant Commissioner

Location: Kollingwued when I'm workin', Maldon when I'm Trainin'
Yesterday's Vline Inform had another delay due to a trespasser at 16.52

"Due to a trespasser Police request all trains stopped through Footscray. Delays to commence with the 16:33 Southern Cross - Wendouree. Delays on multiple lines are to be expected."

It was short lived however. at 16.58

"Police have advised that lines in the Footscray area have been cleared for traffic at 16:50. Residual delays and possible service changes are to be expected"

Earlier in the day I had received this bizarre message;

07:41 Southern Cross to Swan Hill and 12:43 Swan Hill to Southern Cross will operate as a train for the entire journey.

Did they mean Coach or was this part of an earlier message trail that I didn't receive?!?!

BG

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