I have heard that the floor problem is not yet fixed so after about 5 or 6 sets are delivered there will be yet another hiatus while the problem is addressed. those units already delivered will be repaired in Adelaide (Seaford or Dry Creek ?)This work is being completed at Dry Creek Depot. 4002 is currently being reworked, then I believe 4003 will take its place. 4001 will continue to operate for testing/commissioning for a while longer.
There was a 6-car empty stock run (I assume from DC) yesterday, arriving at Adelaide around 1645-50, formed of 2 3000s and 2 pairs of 3100s. I assumed it was routine, strengthening cars for the evening peak, but maybe it was something more interesting.
Electric railcar 4004B was delivered to Seaford Railcar Depot this morning (8/12/2013).Next thing you know they'll be halfway through the order... the pace does seem to have picked up a bit.
In a nutshell, DPTI say the floors are not of sufficient standard to last their required '30 years'.Sounds a bit picky but I suppose the amount of money they spent entitles them to complain if they think something is not up to standard. I'd be interested to know if they have any data to support their claim or if they just don't like the look of them?
They moved? That does seem like a substantial quality issue.So you'd be happy if you paid to have some carpet installed and everytime you walked across it the carpet moved with you? Or you'd be happy if your floating floor boards floated too much? We're paying for this job, and we're entitled to expect reasonably close to perfection.
So you'd be happy if you paid to have some carpet installed and everytime you walked across it the carpet moved with you? Or you'd be happy if your floating floor boards floated too much? We're paying for this job, and we're entitled to expect reasonably close to perfection.I wasn't being sarcastic, I was agreeing with Ian that it isn't good enough for a brand new train.
Aaron, you really shouldn't be subjecting yourself to that sort of sleep deprivation, not for work, not for anyone. It has all sorts of really bad health impacts.Well it has impacts on reading ability. Even when I read your response I looked back at my quote and read "doesn't", it was on the second rereading that I finally noticed the lack of "n't".
Aaron, that's really bad for your health - there's all sorts of research on the negative affects of sleep deprivation, particularly when you miss out on REM sleep. You should have a discussion with your GP about those sleep patterns, I bet he/she wouldn't be impressed.Wow, it's like the GF has an account here! That's what she'd say. I have not been 'sick' with anything more and a slight snivel in 15 years. I think my last 'sick day' was 17 years ago when I broke my finger...
Maybe you should listen to her.
Michael Jackson was being so heavily sedated by Dr Conrad Murray that the lack of REM sleep was identified as a contributor to his death; 8 or so hours of proper resting sleep every night is the healthiest thing for all of us.
Anyway back on topic, has 4004 been completed yet?
Whereas earlier this week 2 cars of 4004 were sitting outside the depot shed, today they were not visible, but 4001 was stabled outside the shed. This could be an indication the 3rd car has been delivered.
There hasn't been any evidence of test running this week. I'm surprised 4003 hasn't been out. Stop boards have been established c. 100m S of Goldsmith Drive.
Should have said, 4004 is in the shed. Also 4003 has been out for a few runs this week, the stop boards established as part of the demarcation for the Alterted Safe Working Rules that apply from the Noarlunga Yard Limit (ie that location) to Seaford. Requires an order to enter the section, however the you can leave the section on signal indication at the Yard Limit.Thanks for the update and explanation.
4002 is getting close to returning to Seaford, 4001 will head to Dry Creek in its place for rectification work.
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