I noticed that Pacific National
are or were in the process of closing down the
Junee depot/crews for the Intermodal (container) train services.
(no more half way km point to change crews)
The P/N reason being only one train crew all the way;
ie Melbourne to Sydney with no relief crew point change enroute.
(ie. two qualified drivers=6 hours each driving upto max. 12 hours total)
has that happened?
If so how is the process going?
(sounds like the relief crew would have to chase them by car
before they "bust" on the 12th hour)
Tell us if you know anything. (or fatigue factor index etc)