Cityrail Service Interuptions - NOW WITH ADDED TRACKWORK!

 
  Brianr Assistant Commissioner

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
I was on the 1.18pm from Central to Mt Vic today. We had to trip every signal between Mt Druitt and St Marys then sat in the platform at St Marys for a while, 25 mins late into Penrith. Guard (and website) said power failure. Could see a large storm approaching from South-west and Bureau shows heavy rainfall at Penrith after 3pm. Now website says further delays due to bad weather at Emu Plains.

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  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Northern line is having a bad arvo.


Posted 16/01/08 06:38pm
Northern, Newcastle & Central Coast Line - Delays of up to 40 minutes
CityRail advises that some trains are being delayed on the Northern, Newcastle & Central Coast Line in both directions due to a freight train with mechanical problems at Hawkesbury River. Some City bound services delayed up to 40 minutes and some services from the City are being delayed between 10-20 minutes.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

Posted 16/01/08 06:38pm
Western Line - Delays of 10-20 minutes
CityRail advises that some trains are being delayed on the Western Line following a passenger disturbance at Doonside earlier today.

CityRail staff are working hard to bring services back to normal timetable as quickly as possible. Delays of 10-20 minutes can still be expected.
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
It's not announced on the Cityrail website but Blue Mountains trains are delayed by about 10 mins due to vandalism of the signalling system between Emu Plains and Lapstone
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Was at Town Hall earlier today, and the message on the screens said something along the lines of "All lines through Town Hall delayed due to an earlier incident at Town Hall". Seems a fire alarm was going off, there were plenty of firefighters walking around, but no actual fire.
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Bad evening for the south coast line even worse as the main south does not come back untill 0400.


Service Interruptions

Posted 20/01/08 05:12pm
South Coast Line - Major delays
CityRail advises that trains are being delayed on the South Coast Line in both directions due to heavy rainfall activating safety monitors and slip detectors at Thirroul. Major delays can be expected. Buses are being organised to operate between Waterfall & Wollongong in both directions.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Service Interruptions

Posted 20/01/08 05:45pm
South Coast Line - Major delays
CityRail advises that trains are being delayed on the South Coast Line in both directions due to heavy rainfall activating safety monitors and slip detectors at Thirroul. Major delays can be expected. Buses conveying customers between Waterfall & Wollongong in both directions. No forecast for restoration of train services is currently available.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
I imagine when the Main South reopens tomorrow morning, there'll be no shortage of traffic for it! Also, have the Endeavours gone back down to the Southern Highlands yet, or are they stuck here until one of the lines reopens?
  4426 Chief Commissioner

Location: BUSY GOING AROUND IN CIRCLES
I just happened to be stuck at Otford during that saga...Lightning Hit a point no more than 50m from the station and after an hour and as I boarded the RubberRail Service to Waterfall I spotted a Hi-Rail heading towards Waterfall.

On arrival at Waterfall I seen a OSCAR and a G Set head down the coast after the line was declared safe.

And people wanting to head to the Gong and station staff had no clue what was happening Confused
  Blackadder Chief Commissioner

Location: Not the ECRL
Probably because they hadn't been told what was happening.
  TE2815 Minister for Railways

Location: Mission control Minto or Thirlmere
Also, have the Endeavours gone back down to the Southern Highlands yet, or are they stuck here until one of the lines reopens?
"Raichase"
Waited for line to reopen. I posted and started this thread on Monday 7th January.
http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11337631.htm
CityRail Empty Car Transfer
SN37 on Mon 21/01/2008 will run as tabled by RailCorp to pass Macarthur 0200, Menangle Park 0202, Menangle 0203, Douglas Park 0208, Picton 0215, Yerrinbool 0236, Mittagong 0245, Bowral 0247, Burradoo 0248, arrive Moss Vale 0254, forms SN40 and SN41.
SN39 on Mon 21/01/2008 will run as tabled by RailCorp to pass Macarthur 0252, Menangle Park 0254, Menangle 0255, Douglas Park 0300, Picton 0307, Yerrinbool 0350, Mittagong 0410, Bowral 0416, Burradoo 0418, arrive Moss Vale 0428, forms SN44 and SN45.


And still the South Coast is in trouble
Posted 21/01/08 07:32pm
South Coast Line - Delays of 10-20 minutes
CityRail advises that trains are being delayed on the South Coast Line following an operational problem at Stanwell Park earlier today.

CityRail staff are working hard to bring services back to normal timetable as quickly as possible. Delays of 10-20 minutes can still be expected.
"CityRail"
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Thanks for that, I (wrongly) assumed the thread was only for the movement TO Sydney Smile.
  aamslfc Deputy Commissioner

These massive storms are creating chaos on the South Coast. Looking at the radar, the cell travelled north over much of the line.

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Posted 31/01/08 06:02pm
South Coast Line - Major delays
CityRail advises that trains have been suspended on the South Coast Line between Waterfall and Wollongong in both directions due to lightning strikes damaging signalling equipment. Major delays can be expected.

Bus companies are being contacted to operate a replacement service between Waterfall and Wollongong until train services can resume.

CityRail recommends train travellers between Waterfall and Wollongong delay their journey or make alternative arrangements. Customers are advised to call the Transport Infoline on 131500 for the latest recorded updates before going to their station.

Repair crews are on site and working to restore train services as soon as possible. At this stage there is no forecast of when the line can be reopened. Further information will be provided as information becomes available.
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  Trev Trainnut Junior Train Controller

Location: Dapto
yes major delays. Still on the 5.42 stuck at Scarborough now with a red. We crossed to the up at Otford and crawled through to Coalcliff. Now dead stop. 8 car vset marooned.

Frustratingly I think I saw the 8 car H set 5.19 MP to PK returning through Otford!
  Trev Trainnut Junior Train Controller

Location: Dapto
yes major delays. Still on the 5.42 stuck at Scarborough now with a red. We crossed to the up at Otford and crawled through to Coalcliff. Now dead stop. 8 car vset marooned.

Frustratingly I think I saw the 8 car H set 5.19 MP to PK returning through Otford!
  Trev Trainnut Junior Train Controller

Location: Dapto
yes major delays. Still on the 5.42 stuck at Scarborough now with a red. We crossed to the up at Otford and crawled through to Coalcliff. Now dead stop. 8 car vset marooned.

Frustratingly I think I saw the 8 car H set 5.19 MP to PK returning through Otford!
  Trev Trainnut Junior Train Controller

Location: Dapto
yes major delays. Still on the 5.42 stuck at Scarborough now with a red. We crossed to the up at Otford and crawled through to Coalcliff. Now dead stop. 8 car vset marooned.

Frustratingly I think I saw the 8 car H set 5.19 MP to PK returning through Otford!
  Trev Trainnut Junior Train Controller

Location: Dapto
don't ya just love telsta and their signals going in and out and me hitting the submit button to make sure!   Very Happy
  Crazy-D Chief Train Controller

Delays around the Liverpool area according to CityRail and it seems to be flowing on towards the Campbelltown area. A train is sitting very close behind another at Ingleburn station at what was about 10 minutes ago, not sure about now.

Never seen 2 trains so close on the one track around this area (seen at the city alot), one sitting at the station and the other sitting just beyond the points to the south of the station, no more than 100m apart.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Never seen 2 trains so close on the one track around this area (seen at the city alot), one sitting at the station and the other sitting just beyond the points to the south of the station.
"Crazy-D"


Apologies for the off topic, but a similar thing happened today at Hornsby. Terminating suburban was running a wee bit late and was blocking platform four and the interurban to Newcastle was sitting right behind it. No sooner had the former cleared the platform, it was barging in. We made it to Gosford on time, so all's well that ends well Very Happy.
  EMD-SD45X Chief Train Controller

Certainly a lot of delays/damage on the system from these storms.
I went to work on the Olympic line last night and was told "Its all yours" as Houston had lost contact with the "Limp Dik Loop" since 1900hrs and nothing was going to come in and disturb us.
The delays continue today with not only the aftermath but a person making contact with a train @ Bankstown.
  Kamz Assistant Commissioner

 
Service Interruptions

Posted 05/02/08 08:49am
Bankstown, Inner West, South and Airport & East Hills Line - Delays of 10-20 minutes
CityRail advises that trains are being delayed on the Bankstown, Inner West, South and Airport & East Hills Lines due to essential signal equipment repairs at Glenfield and Liverpool today.
Flow on delays of up to 20 minutes may be experienced.



Posted 05/02/08 08:15am
North Shore Line - Delays of 5-10 minutes
CityRail advises that trains are being delayed on the North Shore Line from the City due to an ill passenger at Parramatta earlier.
Delays of 5-10 minutes can be expected.



Posted 05/02/08 07:51am
South Coast Line - Delays of 30 minutes
CityRail advises that trains are being delayed on the South Coast Line in both directions due to essential track equipment repairs at Scarborough caused by extreme weather conditions. Delays of up to 30 minutes can be expected.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

  Nathan1987 Chief Commissioner

Location: Mt Warrigal N.S.W
Albion Park recorded 171-172mm of rain since 9am yesterday morning my local area its been extremely heavy all night here.
  Trev Trainnut Junior Train Controller

Location: Dapto
30 min delays this morning on the Port Kembla - Bondi Junction commuter.
Stuck outside Scarborough for most of the time due to signal failures?
Whats the story? Bad circuits or what as they always seem to die when it rains.

Weird thing was being crossed over to the up line to go through the station, only a couple of hundred yards before the single line into the tunnel?
  belfordrocks South Coast G Set

Ah that's why the 7.38 from Hurstville to Syd T didn't turn up I had to catch the (then full) 7.41 which was an S not a T   Evil or Very MadEvil or Very MadEvil or Very Mad
  Nathan1987 Chief Commissioner

Location: Mt Warrigal N.S.W
I have no idea about the 7:38 Syd Term it could have been running late, i caught the 6:22 Port to Bondi cause i was running late due to the rain and had to go to Port to get train to work.

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