V/Line Incidents/Disruptions #2

 
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Never let passengers get in the way of running a railway eh V/Line!!!
What about when passengers cause the delays?

Locked external doors were forced open by a passenger mid section which caused the conductor to red light the train and request police to attend.
jakar
Thanks @jakar. In my defence I did predict that you would have a logical explanation!

I still don't understand the putting the empty train ahead of a revenue service though.

We only ended up 5 minutes late into Footscray (against the well padded timetable of course) so no idea whether it was "on time" into Southern Cross.

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  jakar Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
I still don't understand the putting the empty train ahead of a revenue service though.
BrentonGolding
The UP Swan Hill formed the DOWN Bairnsdale off P15/16 at SCS. It looks like it must have been a borderline decision but by running it empty cars express in front of the revenue service it was able to get to SCS (and presumably have its doors inspected/repaired by fitters) in order to run to Bairnsdale and back and prevent two cancellations and bustitutions.

Train controllers always look at the big picture, if that means they delay one or two services for a few minutes so that two other services can actually run at all then that's what they'll do. And yep, your service did arrive 'on time' at SCS.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Train controllers always look at the big picture, if that means they delay one or two services for a few minutes so that two other services can actually run at all then that's what they'll do. And yep, your service did arrive 'on time' at SCS.
jakar
Like I said "smarter minds than mine"

The real shame is that V/Line can't communicate this stuff to pax in a clear and concise manner as you are able to do here

When the Swanners motored through CME some pax actually got up and walked towards the platform edge. Not me, I thought it was a Light Engine movement it was going that quick!

No announcement over the PA, nothing. I knew it wasn't stopping but it scared the tripe out of a few people who assumed it was their train arriving late/early. Or is that early/late!

Thanks @jakar

BG
  Tony M. Junior Train Controller

Bit exciting on the Geelong line today - first a mysterious “equipment fault” at North Shore required bustitution from Lara into Geelong and beyond, and now it seems there’s been a train fire (!) at Little River, which is why I’m currently waiting on the platform at Wyndham Vale along with a train’s worth of passengers while the train after us (also full of passengers) is being held here
  Tony M. Junior Train Controller

Bit exciting on the Geelong line today - first a mysterious “equipment fault” at North Shore required bustitution from Lara into Geelong and beyond, and now it seems there’s been a train fire (!) at Little River, which is why I’m currently waiting on the platform at Wyndham Vale along with a train’s worth of passengers while the train after us (also full of passengers) is being held here
  Tony M. Junior Train Controller

So exciting I posted twice, sorry
  Galron Chief Commissioner

Location: Werribee, Vic
Not re-positing others photos. From FB reports, this mornings up Warnabool was cancelled at Camperdown, after the down PN freight failed around Stonyford, with G543 disgracing it's self. N454 I imagine left its passenger cars at Camperdown, and went and recovered the freight train, bringing it all the way to Warnambool. https://www.facebook.com/groups/VictorianRailwayEnthusiasts

First time in a long time an N class has been on freight, and the most work an N class has done in probably about as long. about 15 container wagons and a dead G class.
  Lachlan's Train Channel Train Controller

Location: probably taking a photo of 7901V
Not re-positing others photos. From FB reports, this mornings up Warnabool was cancelled at Camperdown, after the down PN freight failed around Stonyford, with G543 disgracing it's self. N454 I imagine left its passenger cars at Camperdown, and went and recovered the freight train, bringing it all the way to Warnambool. https://www.facebook.com/groups/VictorianRailwayEnthusiasts

First time in a long time an N class has been on freight, and the most work an N class has done in probably about as long. about 15 container wagons and a dead G class.
Around 2006 was the last time an N class hauled a freight train IIRC?
  Lachlan's Train Channel Train Controller

Location: probably taking a photo of 7901V
Not re-positing others photos. From FB reports, this mornings up Warnabool was cancelled at Camperdown, after the down PN freight failed around Stonyford, with G543 disgracing it's self. N454 I imagine left its passenger cars at Camperdown, and went and recovered the freight train, bringing it all the way to Warnambool. https://www.facebook.com/groups/VictorianRailwayEnthusiasts

First time in a long time an N class has been on freight, and the most work an N class has done in probably about as long. about 15 container wagons and a dead G class.
Around 2006 was the last time an N class hauled a freight train IIRC?
  Lachlan's Train Channel Train Controller

Location: probably taking a photo of 7901V
Not re-positing others photos. From FB reports, this mornings up Warnabool was cancelled at Camperdown, after the down PN freight failed around Stonyford, with G543 disgracing it's self. N454 I imagine left its passenger cars at Camperdown, and went and recovered the freight train, bringing it all the way to Warnambool. https://www.facebook.com/groups/VictorianRailwayEnthusiasts

First time in a long time an N class has been on freight, and the most work an N class has done in probably about as long. about 15 container wagons and a dead G class.
Around 2006 was the last time an N class hauled a freight train IIRC?
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
On the PM Up Swan Hill Sauna Express. 3 cars total compared to the "usual" 5 and the third car has a faulty air con unit

Must be pretty warm up in the Mallee, it's not that hot here in Central Vic but this carriage uncomfortably humid. Should be charging extra for the weight loss benefits I reckon Laughing
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
I wish I saw this earlier...
  Carnot Minister for Railways

I hope they sort out this mess at St Albans before peak hour:
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
I've been informed by the V/Line staff that it is single-line running right through the affected section and has been since the disruption began. I'm on the Up Swan Hill which is one of the few trains getting through.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Update: The situation has been resolved. Trains resuming with major delays.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
I've been informed by the V/Line staff that it is single-line running right through the affected section and has been since the disruption began. I'm on the Up Swan Hill which is one of the few trains getting through.
railblogger
Wow, only just saw this from yesterday in my email feed this morning "The 13:06 Southern Cross - Epsom  service will terminate early at Sunshine and no longer run to Bendigo."

No explanation on how anyone is supposed to get from Sunshine to Central Vic just terminating at Sunshine and.......

Hope you made it through OK, glad I wasn't on the move yesterday
  route14 Chief Commissioner

You can't get off a down V/Line train at Sunshine anyway.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
@BrentonGolding Thanks I got through with minimal delay
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat Line
What's the obscure occurance on the Ballarat line Question
I received a text from V/Line yesterday arvo and was glad I drove from Ballan to Castlemaine for my trip to Swan Hill, but no first UP this morning at 04:40 and the 'obstruction' is still in place.

https://www.vline.com.au/Service-Changes/Unplanned-Disruption-Webpages/2021/Dec/Ballarat-Line-Suspension

Mike.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Worth mentioning the "Toilet-gate" drama on yesterday's Down Bairnsdale with VL76 (the Vlo designed for short trips and has 1 loo)

  hbedriver Deputy Commissioner

V’locity toilets are an issue, which nobody seems to be worried about.

The one loo sets (76-79) are a disgrace, yet constantly seem to pop up on longer runs. Really, anything that exceeds 90 minutes should never see them (which excludes Traralgon and Bendigo lines, never mind the destinations beyond). Ballarat, Waurn Ponds, Seymour maybe, but not Ararat, Maryborough, Shepparton. If they pop up on the Warrnambool, the population would be revolting.

And don’t overlook the poor driver; on a loco it’s easy to use the powder room at any stop, but what to do on a four hour run? Our bladders are not getting any younger. And that’s assuming the train has two operating loos, none being used for the feral’s “entertainment “.

Perhaps Vline will supply drivers with a bottle?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Worth mentioning the "Toilet-gate" drama on yesterday's Down Bairnsdale with VL76 (the Vlo designed for short trips and has 1 loo)

Carnot

Where is @freightgate when you need him, something he has been talking about for 2 years on here.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat Line
What's the obscure occurance on the Ballarat line Question
I received a text from V/Line yesterday arvo and was glad I drove from Ballan to Castlemaine for my trip to Swan Hill, but no first UP this morning at 04:40 and the 'obstruction' is still in place.

https://www.vline.com.au/Service-Changes/Unplanned-Disruption-Webpages/2021/Dec/Ballarat-Line-Suspension

Mike.
The Vinelander

Fairy grass...I should have realised Exclamation

M.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

The latest WON has an absolute pearler of a TSR on the Swan Hill line this week.  Rascally Rabbits have been busy around a culvert on the Up side of Swan Hill and V/line have issued a 60 km/h TSR as a result.

A job for Elmer Fudd to sort out...
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

The latest WON has an absolute pearler of a TSR on the Swan Hill line this week.  Rascally Rabbits have been busy around a culvert on the Up side of Swan Hill and V/line have issued a 60 km/h TSR as a result.

A job for Elmer Fudd to sort out...
Carnot
Wascally wabbits!

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