Storm CEO and Metro Trains CEO announce partnership

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 24 May 2022 09:00
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Great news and interesting to hear that Storm Fans also have issues getting to the ground.  Smart move by Metro Trains.

Storm CEO and Metro Trains CEO announce partnership

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  justarider Chief Commissioner

Location: Released again, maybe for the last time??
So does that mean after the game at Richmond ........
  • a train and not bus
  • platform 9/10 has trains to Belgrave AND Lilydale, not squeezed out by muliple half empty Glen Waverley
  • Wyndham Vale/Waurn Ponds train , that waits for the pax from the game to all load.
  • at least 3 trains , 10 minutes apart, on ALL lines, that wait for the pax after game.
  • ALL lines does include the Northern group.
  • STORM ensure game ends on time, and slap huge fines on the Ref/Bunker for wasting everybody's time.
  • STORM gives a swift kick up the bum of traffic :lol:control:lol: . Anybody trying to drive a car in Swan St deserves loss of licence.
PS the same goes for AFL games at the MCG

cheers
John
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Spin and BS.
How about a partnership to provide punctuality and reliability with those who use the system everyday?
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
So does that mean after the game at Richmond ........
  • a train and not bus
  • platform 9/10 has trains to Belgrave AND Lilydale, not squeezed out by muliple half empty Glen Waverley
  • Wyndham Vale/Waurn Ponds train , that waits for the pax from the game to all load.
  • at least 3 trains , 10 minutes apart, on ALL lines, that wait for the pax after game.
  • ALL lines does include the Northern group.
  • STORM ensure game ends on time, and slap huge fines on the Ref/Bunker for wasting everybody's time.
  • STORM gives a swift kick up the bum of traffic :lol:control:lol: . Anybody trying to drive a car in Swan St deserves loss of licence.
PS the same goes for AFL games at the MCG

cheers
John
justarider
Given that WV/Waurn Ponds is V/Line territory, I'm not sure that would be included.
  justarider Chief Commissioner

Location: Released again, maybe for the last time??
So does that mean after the game at Richmond ........
  • a train and not bus
  • platform 9/10 has trains to Belgrave AND Lilydale, not squeezed out by muliple half empty Glen Waverley
  • Wyndham Vale/Waurn Ponds train , that waits for the pax from the game to all load.
  • at least 3 trains , 10 minutes apart, on ALL lines, that wait for the pax after game.
  • ALL lines does include the Northern group.
  • STORM ensure game ends on time, and slap huge fines on the Ref/Bunker for wasting everybody's time.
  • STORM gives a swift kick up the bum of traffic :lol:control:lol: . Anybody trying to drive a car in Swan St deserves loss of licence.
PS the same goes for AFL games at the MCG

cheers
John
Given that WV/Waurn Ponds is V/Line territory, I'm not sure that would be included.
True, yet they have to find space and time to wait at Richmond station.
That is very much Metro territory.

cheers
John
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Quote that I found elsewhere the other day. I don't know who made it up but it seems appropriate:

'Once you hit a certain age you become permanently unimpressed by a load of sh1t'
  Madjikthise Deputy Commissioner

Spin and BS.
How about a partnership to provide punctuality and reliability with those who use the system everyday?
YM-Mundrabilla
The ones who complain the loudest are more likely to be people who use the system infrequently. Everyone else is so accustomed to the mess they just accept it as normal unfortunately.
  justarider Chief Commissioner

Location: Released again, maybe for the last time??
Spin and BS.
How about a partnership to provide punctuality and reliability with those who use the system everyday?
The ones who complain the loudest are more likely to be people who use the system infrequently. Everyone else is so accustomed to the mess they just accept it as normal unfortunately.
Madjikthise
I will let you know how bad it is tomorrow night. Crying or Very sad
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Banned
How in the name of Mazeppa does a rugby club go into partnership with a transport mob? Is this "partnership" registered anywhere? Does it have an ABN? Which group is the major shareholder?

Silly questions, eh? Just as silly as the announcement.
  justarider Chief Commissioner

Location: Released again, maybe for the last time??
Spin and BS.
How about a partnership to provide punctuality and reliability with those who use the system everyday?
The ones who complain the loudest are more likely to be people who use the system infrequently. Everyone else is so accustomed to the mess they just accept it as normal unfortunately.
I will let you know how bad it is tomorrow night. Crying or Very sad
justarider
A report as promised.

A wet , cold , miserable , typically Melbourne day.

A nice red in front of the TV was an enjoyable Metro experience.
At least STORM lived up to one part of the partnership and finished the game on time. Winning again, a bonus.

cheers
John
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
So does that mean after the game at Richmond ........
  • a train and not bus
  • platform 9/10 has trains to Belgrave AND Lilydale, not squeezed out by muliple half empty Glen Waverley
  • Wyndham Vale/Waurn Ponds train , that waits for the pax from the game to all load.
  • at least 3 trains , 10 minutes apart, on ALL lines, that wait for the pax after game.
  • ALL lines does include the Northern group.
  • STORM ensure game ends on time, and slap huge fines on the Ref/Bunker for wasting everybody's time.
  • STORM gives a swift kick up the bum of traffic :lol:control:lol: . Anybody trying to drive a car in Swan St deserves loss of licence.
PS the same goes for AFL games at the MCG

cheers
John
justarider
Problem with platforms 9+10 at Richmond is that three-and-a-half train lines have to share two platforms. Additionally, trains running through the City Loop can't use platform 10 at all, so it's really only one platform in use, unless of course the footy extras are direct from Flinders Street.

Those 10-minute trains on the Burnley group will all go to Alamein, won't they. Express from Richmond to Riversdale too. Laughing

And yes, the AFL needs to do something about time wasting too, or maybe the timer shouldn't count down after a mark or a free kick until the footy has been kicked or the person plays on, and if the player doesn't play on in five seconds it's a free kick. No more of this pulling up your socks for 29 seconds BS.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Banned
Additionally, trains running through the City Loop can't use platform 10 at all, so it's really only one platform in use, unless of course the footy extras are direct from Flinders Street.
Hiehachi_73
I reckon that they can use Richmond Platform 10 if they go anticlockwise around the Loop, finishing at SCS and then on to Flinders Street.

Those 10-minute trains on the Burnley group will all go to Alamein, won't they. Express from Richmond to Riversdale too.
"Hiehachi_73"
Why do you say they'd all go to Alamein? If they can go to Alamein from platform 10 they can go to Belgrave or Lilydale.

Could you please comment? There may well be some operational reasons that I know nothing about.
  justarider Chief Commissioner

Location: Released again, maybe for the last time??


Those 10-minute trains on the Burnley group will all go to Alamein, won't they. Express from Richmond to Riversdale too. Laughing
Heihachi_73
You would only need one. The others can be express Richmond/Heatherdale and then SAS Razz
  justarider Chief Commissioner

Location: Released again, maybe for the last time??
Problem with platforms 9+10 at Richmond is that three-and-a-half train lines have to share two platforms. Additionally, trains running through the City Loop can't use platform 10 at all, so it's really only one platform in use, unless of course the footy extras are direct from Flinders Street.
Heihachi_73
One of the many advantages of all those apartments now sitting in the Jolimont yard.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
It is important to work on ways to encourage riders back to the trains post the lockdowns in Victoria.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Banned
It is important to work on ways to encourage riders back to the trains post the lockdowns in Victoria.
"freightgate"
I agree, but it should not be necessary to have a sports organisation prodding Metro into action. Any competent management would have a handle on what events were scheduled, and provide transport service accordingly.
  Djebel Chief Train Controller

It is important to work on ways to encourage riders back to the trains post the lockdowns in Victoria.
I agree, but it should not be necessary to have a sports organisation prodding Metro into action. Any competent management would have a handle on what events were scheduled, and provide transport service accordingly.
Valvegear
You mean like ye olden dayes when they used to run at least 4 extra trains just on the Burnley group (usually Glen Waverley, Mooroolbark, Upper FT Gully, and another which varied in destination) plus regularly scheduled services any time there was an event on at the MCG?  And even more if there was a big crowd predicted?
  historian Chief Commissioner

Problem with platforms 9+10 at Richmond is that three-and-a-half train lines have to share two platforms. Additionally, trains running through the City Loop can't use platform 10 at all, so it's really only one platform in use, unless of course the footy extras are direct from Flinders Street.
One of the many advantages of all those apartments now sitting in the Jolimont yard.
justarider

The Jolimont yard was essentially a set of nests of dead end sidings designed for access from the Flinders Street end. They were absolutely not designed to release trains for east bound moves. In fact, of the nests the Caulfield sidings had no exit towards Richmond at all. The Collingwood, Camberwell, Oakleigh, & Frankston sidings had an exit from one road of the sidings (so any more than about two trains would require a shunt at the Flinders St end anyway. Only the Sandringham and Goods sidings allowed unrestricted exits towards Richmond. Also note that only the Collingwood Sidings could access the Burnley Through lines. Any trains from the remaining nests would have been restricted to the Burnley local lines.

So the problem is not the apartments - which are situated over the former Country and Collingwood sidings. At best, it is the removal of a relatively small number of sidings in the yard. Most especially the removal of the sidings in the area now occupied by the tennis centre.

These sidings don't appear to be necessary anyway. For most of the time there are way more lines between Flinders St and Richmond Junction than are necessary to run the timetable. I can see no reason why the Met couldn't take a couple of the Down lines out of running and use them to stage enough trains to cope with the end of event.

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