Rail Observations March/April 2012

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Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby CityRail » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:02 pm

I have received a reliable information that Museum Station will be closed tomorrow afternoon, but I can't find there's trackwork on the City Circle Line.
Can anyone tell me what's happened there?
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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby Geoff » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:18 pm

not trackwork, but...........................Madi Gras!!!!!!!
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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby boxythingy » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:52 pm

Bathurst Emergency CityRail Flood train: https://www.facebook.com/nswpoliceforce ... 2975576185

Geoff wrote: Mardi Gras!!!!!!

http://www.131500.com.au/events/sydney- ... arade-2012
131500 wrote:During Mardi Gras, milk crates are not permitted on public transport.
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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby Skindog the Hawk » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:25 am

boxythingy wrote:
131500 wrote:During Mardi Gras, milk crates are not permitted on public transport.

People bringing their own to stand on during the parade so they can see all the pretty floats! ;)

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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby Muttley » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:38 pm

A9 seen heading north through Epping at about 20:50 today
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Re: Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby swtt » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:43 pm

Muttley wrote:A9 seen heading north through Epping at about 20:50 today

Crew training at Hornsby.



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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby Volvo Super Olympian » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:18 pm

Trial run. It went back to city via North Shore.

Also today spotted Y1 ATP test train at Blacktown platform 1 heading back to city direction.
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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby blind bus spotter » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:09 am

the 1824 all to the city via the airport from revesby was oppaerted by a M set. this is normal what wasnt is the 2nd lot of male dva beeing used. can any one please comferm this for me. I wasnt dreaming. well at least I thihnk i wasnt any how.
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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby CityRail » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:29 am

Olympic Park services has now been suspended due to heavy rainfall (causing flooding?) as well as the Banksia Station is now closed.
Also all suburban services are now showing "Delays" as the result of heavy rainfall...
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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby crimsontide » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:52 pm

Yes rail underpass at OP got flooded, along with other areas around the network.
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Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby Rclasstramcar » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:14 pm

crimsontide wrote:Yes rail underpass at OP got flooded, along with other areas around the network.
Including Summer Hill station.

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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby boronia » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:24 pm

Waratah A9 at Central lunch time yesterday, getting ready to head out on staff training. "Train in test" signs on the doors.

4V set at FMC this afternoon with ATP TEST TRAIN and DTRS TEST TRAIN stickers on the doors and some windows.
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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby Volvo Super Olympian » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:32 pm

That's Y1 at Flemington, and it's a 3V not 4V. It went to Blacktown around 19:30 and performed testing between Doonside and St Marys.
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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby swtt » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:40 pm

A10 is heading to Sydney this coming week on 13/3 (GM059-12).

Hence A9 is going into service, finally being able to place rosters 1678 (weekday 678) and 2678 (weekend 678) on to an A set. See STN0530.

This will be the last S to A set run in sector 2 for some time (~12 months). There'll still be new A sets coming out in sector 2 on the isolated rosters (namely 1680 and 2680), but the upcoming nine S to A set deployments will be in Sector 3A.
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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby boxythingy » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:47 pm

Has anyone else noticed this minor bug, as seen on this A4 IDI?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu8BuDvzD-k
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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby Volvo Super Olympian » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:37 pm

swtt wrote:This will be the last S to A set run in sector 2 for some time (~12 months). There'll still be new A sets coming out in sector 2 on the isolated rosters (namely 1680 and 2680), but the upcoming nine S to A set deployments will be in Sector 3A.


Can't wait! You can expect to see more and more of them along your way.
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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby CityRail » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:48 am

There's a surprise trackwork happened last night when buses have to be replacing trains between Homebush and Flemington stations on the South Line.
The Western, Blue Mountains Line was 25 minutes late and the South Line train had to operate via the freight line :!:
They claimed that was due to overhead repairs at Homebush. Can anyone tell me what's exactly happened to that South Line train via the freight line? Must be exciting to use some unused electric wiring section after x years of idling!
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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby Xplorer » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:35 pm

CityRail wrote:There's a surprise trackwork happened last night when buses have to be replacing trains between Homebush and Flemington stations on the South Line.
The Western, Blue Mountains Line was 25 minutes late and the South Line train had to operate via the freight line :!:
They claimed that was due to overhead repairs at Homebush. Can anyone tell me what's exactly happened to that South Line train via the freight line? Must be exciting to use some unused electric wiring section after x years of idling!



which freight line? the third bit of Strathfield triangle freight line? thought it's only a single line between strathfield and flemington
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Postby Rclasstramcar » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:44 pm

Coalie with G51?, C??? and G51? seen at Loftus this afternoon. Later seen stopped beyond the station at a red signal.

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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby Daniel » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:09 pm

I noted it also, put away for the afternoon peak.
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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby CityRail » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:45 am

Saw a 2 Car ML050 stopping alongside Sutherland Station Platform 3 at 12.00pm. Anyone knows what's happened?

Also is L1 - L3 in maintainance or something else happened that the entire line was run by Tangaras and Oscars?
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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby Daniel » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:56 am

There have been no more L sets on the South Coast for some time now, replaced by T sets.
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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby swtt » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:05 am

Those L sets now form a single R set in sector 2.
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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby RickyT » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:00 pm

Caught newly delivered OSCar H45 (coupled with H8) on a Epping to Wyong (via Central and Gordon) service yesterday afternoon. Gotta love that 'new train' smell :D
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Re: Rail Observations March/April 2012

Postby boronia » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:08 pm

Some signal problem around Ashfield this afternoon, affecting all lines west and East Hills. "Major delays" showing on the status boards

Saw an 8xS on the up from Penrtih at 1635, terminating at Seven Hills.

Two down V sets through Penrith around 16:35 and a couple of minutes later - presumably the services due at 15.59 and 16.20 ??
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