3 out of 4 SG locos out of action is Exhibit A of running a railway into the ground. Those responsible for such cuts (mainly the previous Govt and V/line senior management at the time) should hang their heads in shame... How can any railway run reliably and with value for money if it's treated with such contempt?
The funny thing is that short-term cost savings end up costing us a lot more in the long-run.
This is utter crap Carnot.
The Labour Party have been in since 2014, it's now midway through 2017 and blaming the previous government for ongoing issues in 2017 is wrong. It needs to be resolved NOW regardless of who is in power, everyone who has an interest in the North East line should be writing letters to their local member.
The system is set up to fail. No one cares, we don't have a dedicated SG servicing hub in Melbourne or in Albury for that matter. Hopefully when Ballarat becomes standard gauge more work can be undertaken at the workshops there.