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NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Fleet Lists » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:07 pm

I found this yesterday in http://www.merimbulanewsweekly.com.au/n ... estigated/ but forgot to post it here.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby J_Busworth » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:59 pm

Surely talk of a Canberra-Cooma-Bombala-Eden railway has to be an election promise to try and keep voters onside in the electorates of the Deputy Premier and Transport Minister, who's seats the line would run through.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby swtt » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:51 pm

Perhaps much like the Maldon-Dombarton line is to be (re)investigated...and yet nothing has happened!
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Stonesourscotty » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:18 pm

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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby andy_centralcoast » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:40 pm

Big delays again today, trains are suspended between Leppington and Glenfield. They are making announcements for customers headed to the airport or for a medical appointment to speak to staff for assistance.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby boronia » Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:40 pm

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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Jurassic_Joke » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:18 pm

Passengers vented their frustrations about the emerging pattern of weekend delays on social media, with some saying they were late for work, "stuck" between stations and tired of the same excuses and apologies.


To be fair, I too, am tired of the same excuses and apologies. It was never this bad under Labor.

No compensation, nothing (Netherlands if your train is delayed by more than half an hour, you get a 50% refund, hour or more, full refund). They don’t care. How dare they call us “customers” yet treat us like dirt. And this isn’t the fault of frontline staff, it’s so unfortunate it is them that cop the abuse, yet they only learn moments before why is everything collapsing. Sydney Trains is being run by a bunch of chimps sitting at the computers in the higher up office
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby matthewg » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:27 am

Jurassic_Joke wrote: And this isn’t the fault of frontline staff, it’s so unfortunate it is them that cop the abuse, yet they only learn moments before why is everything collapsing. Sydney Trains is being run by a bunch of chimps sitting at the computers in the higher up office


And it some ways it's not Sydney Trains management either - they are under the direct control of 'transport'.

TfNSW has this master plan of consolidating all the IT systems of the buses/trains/ferries/roads into one system that does everything, for 'efficiency'.
Fist it was back-end systems and the complainers were staff inside each 'cluster' about how things like rostering and scheduling were not working. They were all dismissed as gripes by staff resistant to change.
Now the 'upgrade' as moved into 'operations' and when it goes wrong the public notice. Hard to just dismiss the issues as staff resistant to change now.

What they seem to have done is create a single point of failure for EVERYTHING.

When SCATS goes down, the traffic lights still work, they just don't 'optimise' flow anymore. Road traffic still flows. When ATRICS goes down trains rapidly get backed up at signals when the many complex junctions in the Sydney central area stop getting routing updates from the ATRICS system so 'fail-safes' at stop.

And the old fall back plan of having local staff operate local panels to keep the trains moving is increasingly not an option, due to both the field staff no longer being qualified to operate local panels, and the local panels themselves being removed.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby hornetfig » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:51 pm

matthewg wrote: When SCATS goes down, the traffic lights still work, they just don't 'optimise' flow anymore. Road traffic still flows.


Well, sort of, for some definition of "flows"
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Stonesourscotty » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:36 pm

T1 trains are showing as T2 between city and lidcombe this weekend.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby andy_centralcoast » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:17 pm

Stonesourscotty wrote:T1 trains are showing as T2 between city and lidcombe this weekend.

Some T1 Northern Line have also been showing as CCN this weekend.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Aurora » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:01 pm

Stonesourscotty wrote:T1 trains are showing as T2 between city and lidcombe this weekend.

Yes, system reads at T2 because start/finish City Circle.

andy_centralcoast wrote:
Stonesourscotty wrote:T1 trains are showing as T2 between city and lidcombe this weekend.

Some T1 Northern Line have also been showing as CCN this weekend.

As previously posted, Berowra via Epping automatically reads as CCN in the system.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby boronia » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:56 am

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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby sunnyyan » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:34 pm

^ My T3 train was announced to be diverted to Sydney Terminal. However it didn't end up diverting and went via City instead.
T4 trains were getting held at Erskineville, possibly because some trains were travelling empty to their next destination via Down Illawara.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby swtt » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:36 pm

Rumour has it that tomorrow (Tues 28/8) will be the launch of the new 30/9/2018 TT.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby TSE_SecretAni » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:06 pm

swtt wrote:Rumour has it that tomorrow (Tues 28/8) will be the launch of the new 30/9/2018 TT.


For T1 timetables online? Or it’s actually all Sydney Trains Network online?
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby swtt » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:19 pm

TSE_SecretAni wrote:
swtt wrote:Rumour has it that tomorrow (Tues 28/8) will be the launch of the new 30/9/2018 TT.


For T1 timetables online? Or it’s actually all Sydney Trains Network online?
Announcement and marketing blitz tomorrow.

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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby boxythingy » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:05 am


Can anyone explain why the integrity of the rail that eventually resulted in a crack was not picked up across multiple weekend shutdowns of the City Circle due to Trackwork?
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby gilberations » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:34 am

boxythingy wrote:

Can anyone explain why the integrity of the rail that eventually resulted in a crack was not picked up across multiple weekend shutdowns of the City Circle due to Trackwork?



Cracks can happen in an instant. Just consider yiurself lucky they found it when they did or we’d be looking into larger delays delays due to the structural integrity of the tunnel wall having to be looked at after a train would derail there.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Linto63 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:59 am

The crack was picked up by the ultrasonic testing train that can pick up fractures not visible to the naked eye. It may have been a hairline crack that would have taken a while to manifest into anything serious, but always best to act on the side of caution.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby swtt » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:08 pm

Admin: Already posted in viewtopic.php?f=3&t=68072&p=1031875#p1031875 and above
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - January to June 2018

Postby boronia » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:58 pm

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Re: NSW Railway Observations - January to June 2018

Postby boronia » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:09 am

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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby idontknow556 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:51 am

What's that whistling sound when V sets release their brakes? I've noticed that only the newer V sets do it such as DJM and DKMs to it.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Michael Bamborough » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:35 am

Hey guys just curious but do all Blue Mountains Intercity peak hour services run 8 carriage services? Or is it just a couple selected weekend services?
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