Public Transport Victoria forum hears call for more Maryborough train services
State Government Commits to Developing Rail Infrastructure for Victoria
Horsham residents to be quizzed about future use of dormant rail corridor land
No choppers here: Malcolm Turnbull takes the train to Geelong
Opposition Leader Matthew Guy backs Melbourne Airport rail link
Jail time for train threats to Vline Staff
Premier Daniel Andrews hears efforts to address Central Goldfields disadvantage, push for more Maryborough trains
The Inland Rail Link Melbourne to Brisbane a Similar Case as the RAA's Bendigo - Geelong Rail Link
North-West Rail Alliance urges more council support amid push for return of Mildura passenger rail
Grampians Rail Trail: Shire calls for community to step up and manage facility
|V/Line will convert another locomotive to standard gauge to improve service reliability on the Albury line.
V/Line Chief Executive Theo Taifalos said a new maintenance regime means the locomotive can be transferred across from the broad gauge fleet.
“With only three standard gauge locomotives available to haul trains on the Albury line, one is nearly always in routine maintenance, leaving only two locos to operate the six daily services.
“If a second loco has to be withdrawn from service due to a fault or damage from an animal strike, this leaves only one available so some services have to be replaced by coaches,” Mr Taifalos said.
“The conversion of a fourth locomotive to standard gauge means we will have a spare available,” he said.
The additional locomotive is expected to be ready for service on the Albury line by the end of July/early August this year.
Mr Taifalos said this was part of a major initiative by V/Line to boost rolling stock availability with a new overnight maintenance regime.
“Our customers across the regional train network will reap the benefits of having maintenance on VLocity and classic fleet trains now programmed for both day and night shifts,” he said.
This article first appeared on www.vline.com.au
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2021 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.