FN11 had a few problems since return from Newport, with toilets Airconditioning and Power Assisted closing doors.
Set SN7 in its current formation is due to be shopped on or around 29 December 2008, for power door mods to S cars and removal of ACN21 for Rebuild.
Car BCZ257 shall be shopped for conversion to ACZ257 in early 2009.
Set FN 8 is presently under exam at Newport and should return pre christmas. N 4 & SH 30 + BIH 187 under refurbishment will re appear next year.
2 x Sprinters involved in accidents 7011/7012 are also under repairs & refurbishment.
7001 & 7020 remain out of service due to brake faults.
VLH 33 was observed in the West Melbourne Wash today - its first wash in over 12 months - looks slightly better.
With regards to the push/pull sets, is it necessary to have 2 carriages with guards compartments in the set?. If it does need them maybe they be turned around to have the compartment at each end instead of having one in the middle of the set.
That way people with bicycles know where they can stand instead of getting caught out and running along the platform trying to find a compartment or even worse placing their bikes in the doorways.
Doors on "H" sets do not operate if the cars are facing the opposite way Ie One Set with van east one set with Van west, nor do MU cables etc. Not possible, reversed sets would have to be rewired I believe.