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by pakenhamtrain
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 30511

Re: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019

PaxInfo wrote:The Chadstone - Oakleigh express weekend and public holiday shopper service will use recycled number 700.

Timetables here https://classic.ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/13721/
Not one of the buses I saw today had the route number. They just had OAKLEIGH STATION/CHADSTONE SHUTTLE
by pakenhamtrain
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: New PTV website
Replies: 10
Views: 8610

Re: New PTV website

And why does it have different timetables for Australia Day and Australia Day Holiday? I much preferred the previous page from which you could select the timetable you wanted. The map takes up too much room on the page. Australia day being Saturday will have the late night/night network times on it...
by pakenhamtrain
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 30393

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2018

Noticed today A1.236 has had its traditional gong replaced with a electronic one.
by pakenhamtrain
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 39567

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2018

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This double decker is parked out the back of one of the factories near the rail line near the progress street crossing. No idea where its going.
by pakenhamtrain
Mon May 07, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 30393

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2018

PTV have released a detailed summary of upcoming works on the train and tram networks over May and June. It doesn't seem to cover works into July at this stage. The works between Caulfield & Westall will see the final stage of the Skyrail open and four more crossings disappear, although the new Hug...
by pakenhamtrain
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 30393

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2018

Apparently there is an N class + SSH set stabled at Bairnsdale presently. Due to the current shutdown, it will be stuck down there until the middle of the next month. Does anybody know if it went down there as an empty movement on Thursday evening, or did it actually operate a passenger service goi...
by pakenhamtrain
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2017
Replies: 92
Views: 44129

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2017

347M-1024T-348M is the latest set to come out with additional handrails, new seat pattern and the new front livery
by pakenhamtrain
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2017
Replies: 305
Views: 121189

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

https://twitter.com/mbann_au/status/930948770824519681
642 has had an issue this morning. The front fell off.
by pakenhamtrain
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV: Proposed bus network upgrade for Casey
Replies: 67
Views: 19552

Re: PTV: Proposed bus network upgrade for Casey

Removing the express trips on the 894/5 makes sense given I've never seen a single person use them. They would be far better having counter peak trips. Will be a little easier for the 895 given theres going to be a roundabout at Pound Rd/Shrives Rd.
by pakenhamtrain
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2017
Replies: 92
Views: 44129

Re: Melbourne Parliament & Flagstaff lifts

From what I can tell the hydraulic lifts at Flagstaff(Concourse/Street Level) and Parliament(Concourse/Street Level) are now machine room less models. I'm guessing the same was done to the concourse/platforms lift. All 3 I suspect have been completely replaced. New motors, new controllers, new posit...
by pakenhamtrain
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: High Capacity Metro Train tender awarded
Replies: 29
Views: 19417

Re: Longer trains & platforms

I'm still wondering what they will be doing with Narre Warren Railway Station. Will a platform be extended or will they build a new station and grade separate Webb Street. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk The length of the new trains (7 cars) will be 160m. The platforms at Narre are 163m long. ...
by pakenhamtrain
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2017
Replies: 92
Views: 44129

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2017

With problems on the Sandringham line today 3 car trains were used between the city and Elsternwick.
by pakenhamtrain
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group News 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 31141

Re: Ventura Group News 2017

Sighted #7(Volvo B10M MkIII/Volgren) doing a Cranbourne bound 841 around 5PM today. First time I've seen a high floor on that route in quite some time.
by pakenhamtrain
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group News 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 31141

Re: Ventura Group News 2017

Ventura have introduced live tracking for thier V/Line services. Showing the exact location of the bus.
http://www.venturabus.com.au/track-my-vline/
by pakenhamtrain
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2016
Replies: 88
Views: 20231

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2016

tonyw wrote:I've spotted E Class trams running out as far as Bundoora RMIT on Route 86 every morning this week, with passengers on board.
YT have started running them on the 86:
http://www.yarratrams.com.au/media-cent ... -route-86/
by pakenhamtrain
Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV: Proposed bus network upgrade for Casey
Replies: 67
Views: 19552

Re: PTV: Proposed bus network upgrade for Casey

I beg to differ. The traffic in peak predominately in Webb Street is a major issue. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk Indeed. Half the problem is the traffic lights at the Highway and at Shrives Rd/Fullard Rd. Traffic can be stopped on both sides of the crossing and a train can come through and ...
by pakenhamtrain
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV: Proposed bus network upgrade for Casey
Replies: 67
Views: 19552

Re: PTV: Proposed bus network upgrade for Casey

Craig wrote:
890 (Dandenong - Dandenong South - Lynbrook): New route for industrial parts of Dandenong South unchanged



Craig :-)
I hope they give it plenty of time down Abbotts Rd particularly in the afternoon peak eastbound. Can take a good 10 minutes just to travel the 2.4km stretch.
by pakenhamtrain
Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: High Capacity Metro Train tender awarded
Replies: 29
Views: 19417

Re: Train tender awarded

Classic spin from the government and from its agencies. 'Creates x jobs', when it could have created 2x jobs. More importantly, the trains are not high capacity. Nowhere has anyone stated the capacity, but certainly it is nowhere near the 2000 capacity which could have been purchased. Ever since Do...
by pakenhamtrain
Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2016
Replies: 88
Views: 20231

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2016

Reports coming through of a Train vs Truck involving the 1321 SX to Warnmbool train just outside Colac. The train has derailed:
http://www.3aw.com.au/news/reports-of-a ... q4xuw.html
by pakenhamtrain
Sat May 21, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January - June 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 10277

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January - June 2016

Noticed today Z3.191 was doing football shuttles on Flinders Street for the Collingwood vs Geelong game.
by pakenhamtrain
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV: Proposed bus network upgrade for Casey
Replies: 67
Views: 19552

Re: PTV: Proposed bus network upgrade for Casey

It appears to be more changes relating to new the ever growing housing estates around Cranbourne. Most of the bus routes that run in the established areas of Casey(Narre Warren, Fountain Gate, ect) haven't been touched. It's a shame because many of those routes have useless 60 min frequencies on wee...
by pakenhamtrain
Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Bus crash at Montague St, Melbourne, four still trapped
Replies: 34
Views: 9056

Re: Bus crash at Montague St, Melbourne, four still trapped

Without knowing anything about what actually happened, I blame reliance on GPS / Sat nav. Still no excuse. Ray Charles could seen that bus was never going to fit. I heard on the radio the company said the covering the logo is standard procedure for the company. I seriously wonder why they bother wh...
by pakenhamtrain
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV: 2016 Night Network
Replies: 119
Views: 44877

Re: PTV: 2016 Night Network

josh01 wrote:Quick question here is the early bird tickit vaild on night service? If not
Why and why not?its free on Weekedays before 7am but not weekend.
Because the early bird was designed more or less to get commuters onto early trains.
by pakenhamtrain
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Privatisation of Sydney Trains/NSW Trains
Replies: 23
Views: 5470

Re: Privatisation of Sydney Trains/NSW Trains

I would imagine it would be political subside to do so. In Melbourne privatization is seen as a flop. Just look at Metro now. They use just about every loophole they can find so they can avoid paying fines to make a profit.

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