Train Lines - Disruptions - 2012

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Re: Train Lines - Disruptions - 2012

Post by LighteningCrashes » Wed May 09, 2012 8:56 pm

doggie015 wrote:A power outage has to suck... especially in that area! One time I was taking one of the old A set trains into Perth Underground on the Clarkson line and the driver had forgotten to turn the lights on! It was PITCH BLACK for at least 30 seconds as the train came into the station!
Used to happen all the time at Subiaco tunnel.

Where did they report it was a power outage?

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Re: Train Lines - Disruptions - 2012

Post by doggie015 » Fri May 11, 2012 12:03 pm

LighteningCrashes wrote:
doggie015 wrote:A power outage has to suck... especially in that area! One time I was taking one of the old A set trains into Perth Underground on the Clarkson line and the driver had forgotten to turn the lights on! It was PITCH BLACK for at least 30 seconds as the train came into the station!
Used to happen all the time at Subiaco tunnel.

Where did they report it was a power outage?
Umm.... look at the post above that one...

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Re: Train Lines - Disruptions - 2012

Post by LighteningCrashes » Fri May 11, 2012 6:31 pm

doggie015 wrote:
LighteningCrashes wrote:
doggie015 wrote:A power outage has to suck... especially in that area! One time I was taking one of the old A set trains into Perth Underground on the Clarkson line and the driver had forgotten to turn the lights on! It was PITCH BLACK for at least 30 seconds as the train came into the station!
Used to happen all the time at Subiaco tunnel.

Where did they report it was a power outage?
Umm.... look at the post above that one...
Cant see anything there. There is a pic of a train with no lights on. Which doesn't mean there was a power outage. The driver could have isolated the electricity on the train for some other reason.

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Re: Train Lines - Disruptions - 2012

Post by doggie015 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:11 pm

Effective immediately Saturday 7 July 2012 at 10.35am

Trains on all lines are currently not operating due to a system error...
They have since fixed it but that must have been one heck of a system error to bring the whole network to a standstill!

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Re: Train Lines - Disruptions - 2012

Post by doggie015 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:01 am

Oh wow... Someone screwed up while they were upgrading perth station, all lines lost power! Power has since been restored to all lines except the midland line which will be up at about 10 am. #-o

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Re: Train Lines - Disruptions - 2012

Post by LighteningCrashes » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:24 pm

doggie015 wrote:Oh wow... Someone screwed up while they were upgrading perth station, all lines lost power! Power has since been restored to all lines except the midland line which will be up at about 10 am. #-o
Where did you hear that someone screwed up? What did they do wrong?

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Re: Train Lines - Disruptions - 2012

Post by doggie015 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:41 pm

LighteningCrashes wrote:
doggie015 wrote:Oh wow... Someone screwed up while they were upgrading perth station, all lines lost power! Power has since been restored to all lines except the midland line which will be up at about 10 am. #-o
Where did you hear that someone screwed up? What did they do wrong?
Well they wouldn't cut power to all lines for kicks would they?

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Re: Train Lines - Disruptions - 2012

Post by robbage » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:18 pm

Things fail, things get vandalised, nature does things (eg lightning)
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Re: Train Lines - Disruptions - 2012

Post by LighteningCrashes » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:15 pm

doggie015 wrote:
LighteningCrashes wrote:
doggie015 wrote:Oh wow... Someone screwed up while they were upgrading perth station, all lines lost power! Power has since been restored to all lines except the midland line which will be up at about 10 am. #-o
Where did you hear that someone screwed up? What did they do wrong?
Well they wouldn't cut power to all lines for kicks would they?
No one said they would. Equipment fails, people don't always screw up and I don't think its very fair saying someone screwed up unless its factual.

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Re: Train Lines - Disruptions - 2012

Post by doggie015 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:45 am

Train services on the Armadale/Thornlie and Fremantle lines were disrupted at 7:45 am today due to an "Incident".

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Re: Train Lines - Disruptions - 2012

Post by yorky » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:33 am

As heard a short time ago, trains running into the city (and possibly out of) on the northern line have stopped after Leederville due to a downed line.

Buses being scrambled, full train of passengers also needing to be offloaded half way down the track.
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Re: Train Lines - Disruptions - 2012

Post by vk6hgr » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:39 am

yorky wrote:As heard a short time ago, trains running into the city (and possibly out of) on the northern line have stopped after Leederville due to a downed line.

Buses being scrambled, full train of passengers also needing to be offloaded half way down the track.
Listening in and they're having trouble locating their "emergency stairs" to get people off of the stranded train.
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Re: Train Lines - Disruptions - 2012

Post by doggie015 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:03 am

Well, that explains the "Technical issue" disrupting the Joondalup line! I've never heard of a train actually being stranded between stations though! Glad I'm not on that one!

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Re: Train Lines - Disruptions - 2012

Post by yorky » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:17 am

Reports suggest the train has brought down/dragged with it several hundred meters of line and or booms. Sounds like the clean up might take a while.

It's a shame that it takes so long to get people off in an almost emergency situation and then when buses are needed there are no spares because they all all used for normal services. The only buses available usually are from supervisors spares and staff finishing shifts, never enough to carry 1000's of passengers in any reasonable time frame.

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Re: Train Lines - Disruptions - 2012

Post by doggie015 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:49 am

This also means that until the damage to the train is repaired there will be at least 2 (and possibly 4) less railcars in service. The network is alread struggling in peak hour as it is!

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