Connex to Metro: 10 years ago today

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 01 Dec 2019 12:41
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Excellent article on 10 years of metro trains with service declining over the past 6 years or the majority of the contract.  Despite this and a move to Vline for much of the west with RRL Metro continues to struggle in delivery.

What else can we take away from the last 10 years?

Connex to Metro: 10 years ago today

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  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
Good riddance to the old Sunday timetable. Pity they still haven't fixed Sunday mornings though (hourly "Night Network" trains still running as late as 9AM = WTF).
  route14 Chief Commissioner

I agree.  The old 40 minute frequency on Sunday nights was really inconvenient.  I remember finishing a meeting near Merri when the automatic announcement informed that the next train was cancelled.  I was so upset that I pressed the emergency button to demand an explanation.  I knew the button wasn't supposed to be used that way but an 80 minute gap was rediculous and the customer service line wasn't 24 hours back then.  The station master replied that there was nothing wrong and the train was coming in a few minutes, which was fortunate.  It turned out to be a 6-car Xtrapolis which was a rare occurance at night.  Probably it was a replacement of a broken down Comeng and the train description system (or whatever it's called) of the former wasn't operating properly.
  route14 Chief Commissioner

ridiculous, excuse me.
  justarider Assistant Commissioner

Location: Stuck on VR and hoping for better.
"What else can we take away  from the last 10 year?" @bevans

Maybe putting the absolute explosion in passenger numbers and number of trains on that same silly graph will put in some context.

Really you can't have a souffle without tapping the eggs first.

Cheers
John
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
What, what, what's that you say ??????????????? I can't hear you.

Just got off a Comeng where the bearings in the motor alternator (?) were stuffed and emitting a high pitched ear piercing and head splitting scream.

Talk about industrial deafness. No wonder many drivers wear ear/hearing protection.

Thought about ringing up Metro but then imagined trying to explain problem to them only to have the issue ignored, no doubt.
  Braddo Deputy Commissioner

Location: Narre Warren
Just got off a Comeng where the bearings in the motor alternator (?) were stuffed and emitting a high pitched ear piercing and head splitting scream.
YM-Mundrabilla
Far too common, as is the issue with the compressors running almost non stop on many of the M cars.
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
Good riddance to the old Sunday timetable. Pity they still haven't fixed Sunday mornings though (hourly "Night Network" trains still running as late as 9AM = WTF).
Heihachi_73
In this day and age there should be simply be "peak" and "off-peak" timetables

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