V/Line Incidents/Disruptions

 
  DalyWaters Chief Commissioner


So...who's jurisdiction is this constant power & signal failure at Newport? Metro? V/Line? VicTrack? "The ghost of the Victorian Railways"?


Or Westinghouse, the installers of the brand new system there?

If it can't be pinned down, let point the finger at the DOT.  They let out the contracts.

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  zindello Train Controller

Location: Outer South West of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Great start to 2011. Epic fail at Newport, reportedly massive power failure. Geelong line shutdown. Assuming all other South-west Metro lines also shutdown.

So...who's jurisdiction is this constant power & signal failure at Newport? Metro? V/Line? VicTrack? "The ghost of the Victorian Railways"?
"RATLSNAKE"


Guess I'm one of the lucky ones this morning then. I came through on the 6.06 up Werribee. Must have just missed the disruption.
  DalyWaters Chief Commissioner

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/gee-long-wait-for-commuters-as-power-faults-cuts-trains-20110110-19k3x.html

Metro spokeswoman Geraldine Mitchell said trains were suspended after "an external power supply fault" caused the signals and points systems to fail at Newport station at 6.40am.


So, no back up power for the points and signals?

Otherwise, V/Line could have kept running with a clear run without sparks.

Third world infrastructure, sometimes.

Latest update : It was a possum what done it!

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/commuters-powerless-as-possum-zaps-power-to-trains-homes-20110110-19k3x.html
  RATLSNAKE Chief Train Controller



Third world infrastructure, sometimes.

Latest update : It was a possum what done it!

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/commuters-powerless-as-possum-zaps-power-to-trains-homes-20110110-19k3x.html
"DalyWaters"


Indeed.  Pathetic that this incident causes so much havoc, because there is no redundancy.
  SamTheMan79 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Geelong
Dare I mention those three little letters- RRL........

Separation of regional services from sparks must happen in my opinion.
  DalyWaters Chief Commissioner

Dare I mention those three little letters- RRL........

Separation of regional services from sparks must happen in my opinion.


What difference would that make?

Power goes out at Tarneit.  V/Line stuffed.  Same difference.
  zindello Train Controller

Location: Outer South West of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Dare I mention those three little letters- RRL........

Separation of regional services from sparks must happen in my opinion.


What difference would that make?

Power goes out at Tarneit.  V/Line stuffed.  Same difference.
"DalyWaters"


Current Scenario:

Power goes out Newport - Metro & Vline borked

RRL Scenario:

Power goes out Newport - ONLY Metro borked
Power goes out Tarneit - ONLY RRL borked

To me, the RRL Scenario would be better than the former.

Also to note, the article said that the possum got zapped at 3.58am yet my 6.06 up spark ex Werribee made it through no problems at all that would seem to suggest that there are backup power supply systems in place, if the power had been out since 5am as reported by The Age.
  SamTheMan79 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Geelong
Dare I mention those three little letters- RRL........

Separation of regional services from sparks must happen in my opinion.


What difference would that make?

Power goes out at Tarneit.  V/Line stuffed.  Same difference.
"DalyWaters"


You have an alternative path through Werribee/Newport.
  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
Dare I mention those three little letters- RRL........

Separation of regional services from sparks must happen in my opinion.

What difference would that make?

Power goes out at Tarneit.  V/Line stuffed.  Same difference.
"DalyWaters"

it's like a car with a dodgy alternator: you could go out and buy another car "just in case" it breaks down when you want to head to work, or you get the mechanic to fix it.

Of course in this analogy, the second car means your other half can drive down the shops when you are at work, with RRL you have more tracks to put trains onto.
  712M Chief Commissioner

Bendigo and Gippsland lines are rather fudged up tonight.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Bendigo and Gippsland lines are rather fudged up tonight.
"712M"


Hmmm, Me thinky 40mm in 1/2 an hour is probably a good reason why
  Galron Chief Commissioner

Location: Werribee, Vic
we defiantly dident get that amount of rail in the far east. i'll take it if your trading it though. dam dry up these parts
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
we defiantly dident get that amount of rail in the far east. i'll take it if your trading it though. dam dry up these parts
"Galron"


Couldn't see the rail line form Morwell Macca's, was a wall of white. I have a Video of my 2km trip home somewhere.

Couple of traffic lights were out, as was the power at the Pub. Maccas was on the verge of going.

There was loud thunder from 7:00pm-9:00pm, flashes of lightening, followed by more rain
  wanabetraindrvr Junior Train Controller

85 mill in under an hour here in south east melbourne . sheds flooded bugger . wonder how my dock will go
  712M Chief Commissioner

Cancelled
10:57 Traralgon - Pakenham. Please catch next service or call 136 196 for rail-replacement coach information.

Train disruption
13:10 Swan Hill - Southern Cross: operating as a coach for some of the journey.  Call 136 196 for more info. 8042
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
From what I heard from my PN friends the track at Tynong is fruited this morning
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat Line
Up Swan Hill left there this morning. 5th Feb. 4KM of 30KPH speed restrictions where the floods were.

Mike.  
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

Location: Banned
The evening Bairnsdale replacement 'bus as far as I am aware was cancelled account of road flooding.  I believe that there is an occupation this weekend; any access east on the replacement coaches will be dependent on the roads being open.
  712M Chief Commissioner

Does anyone know why the 5:05pm up Traralgon was shown on it's desto as terminating at Flinders Street tonight?
  beanzs27 Assistant Commissioner

Is the Gippsland line affected at all with this mine slip that has closed the Princes Fwy?
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Is the Gippsland line affected at all with this mine slip that has closed the Princes Fwy?
"beanzs27"


Nope, line is too far away from the highway/mine to be affected. (500m-1000m)
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
Is the Gippsland line affected at all with this mine slip that has closed the Princes Fwy?
"beanzs27"


Nope, line is too far away from the highway/mine to be affected. (500m-1000m)
"speedemon08"


So you know how far all the mines go under ground also?
  skitz Chief Commissioner

Is the Gippsland line affected at all with this mine slip that has closed the Princes Fwy?
"beanzs27"


Nope, line is too far away from the highway/mine to be affected. (500m-1000m)
"speedemon08"


So you know how far all the mines go under ground also?
"LowndesJ515"


waht point are you making LowndesJ515?  speedemon08's response is entirely reasonable (even if the distance is in the over estimated end of the stick).
  shrekman Junior Train Controller

Location: E.R.D.
Plus isnt Morwell open cut?  Just a dirty big hole in the ground that has got one side starting to slip.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
The mine doesnt go underground, it's an open cut. What you see is what you get....

And my dad works as Hazelwood.

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