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Wild winds delay Ascot Vale trams, October 2013

1 October 2013

On the night of September 30 strong winds blew the roof from an apartment block in Maribyrnong Road in Ascot Vale, blocking trams on routes 57 and 82 until the wreckage was removed.

William Street tram stop crash

27 January 2012

A southbound ute managed to crash into the 'safety zone' fence on William Street at Bourke Street, destroying it. Thankfully no passengers were there waiting for a tram!

William Street tram works

2 January 2020

During November-December 2019 the tram tracks along William Street between Market Street and Dudley Street are being relaid, and new platform stops constructed at Bourke Street and Flagstaff Station / La Trobe Street.

Wolseley, South Australia

1 October 2019

Wolseley is the first stop on the Melbourne-Adelaide railway once you cross the South Australian side of the border, and is the junction for the mothballed Mount Gambier broad gauge railway.

Workshops Rail Museum

13 April 2015

Located in the former Queensland Rail railway workshops at Ipswich, the Workshops Rail Museum houses a vast collection of railway related displays, as well as an adjoining workshop for the maintenance and restoration of the QR heritage fleet.

Wycheproof to Dunolly stations and infrastructure

12 October 2008

Infrastructure from Wycheproof through Teddywaddy, Charlton, Korong Vale and Dunolly

Wyndham Vale driver training

8 April 2020

In April 2020 V/Line ran a fleet of N classes light engine between Wyndham Vale and Sunshine in order to train drivers on altered signalling for the new Wyndham Vale stabling yard. A total of seven N classes were involved: two flights of three locomotives, and one running solo.

X'Trapolis delivery transfer, October 2018

3 October 2018

On 3 October 2018 brand new X'Trapolis train 281M-1441T-282M + 283M-1442T-284M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T386 & T385. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from South Dynon the day before, travelling via Newport and North Geelong.

X'Trapolis test run to Craigieburn, January 2011

21 January 2011

After the last train on 19 January 2011, set 33M-34M + 35M-36M headed slowly to Craigieburn in order to clear the route for X'Trapolis trains.

X'Trapolis transfer, 9 July 2019

9 July 2019

On 9 July 2019 SSR locomotives P17 and P18 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQJX 2481W led X'Trapolis train 98M-1349T-97M and 179M-1390T-180M to Alstom Ballarat for upgrade works. The plan was for the train to reach Ballarat via North Geelong, the locomotives to run around the consist at Tottenham Yard, but instead they continued through to Melbourne Yard, running around there, then heading to North Geelong via the Brooklyn goods lines.

X'Trapolis transfer, 9 June 2020

30 June 2020

On 9 June 2020 SSR locomotives P18 and P17 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 239M-1420T-240M and classmate from Alstom Ballarat to Newport Workshops after upgrade works. The train ran from Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

X'Trapolis transfer, 11 July 2019

11 July 2019

On 11 July 2019 SSR locomotives P17 and P18 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQJX 2481W led X'Trapolis train 47M-1324T-48M and 943M-1672T-944M to Alstom Ballarat for upgrade works, travelling via North Geelong, with a run via the suburban lines through Footscray to run around at Melbourne Yard.

X'Trapolis transfer, 17 March 2020

17 March 2020

On 17 March 2020 SSR locomotives P16 and T363 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 886M-1643T-885M and 961M-1681T-962M from Alstom Ballarat to Newport Workshops after upgrade works. The train ran from Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

X'Trapolis transfer, 18 March 2020

18 March 2020

On 18 March January 2020 SSR locomotives P16 and T363 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 99M-1350M-100M and 895M-1648T-896M from Newport Workshops to Alstom Ballarat for upgrade works. The train ran to Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

X'Trapolis transfer, 26 November 2019

26 November 2019

On 26 November 2019 SSR locomotives T363 and P14 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 953M-1677T-954M and 139M-1370T-140M to Alstom Ballarat for upgrade works. The train ran from Newport to Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

X'Trapolis transfer, 29 November 2019

29 November 2019

On 29 November 2019 SSR locomotives T363 and P14 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 170M-1385T-169M and 236M-1418T-235M to Alstom Ballarat for upgrade works. The train ran from Newport to Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Southern Cross Station platform 8.

X'Trapolis transfer, 30 June 2020

On 30 June 2020 SSR locomotives P17 and P18 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 26M-2006T-227M and 224M-1412T-223M from Alstom Ballarat to Newport Workshops after upgrade works. The train ran from Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

X'Trapolis transfer, April 2011

2 April 2011

Y168 and power van ZVDY 52 transferred brand new X'Trapolis set 81-82M and 83M-84M from Ballarat to Newport via North Geelong, one of the newly assembled sets at the United Group Rail workshops. Y168 is the current Ballarat Workshops shunter, having taken over from Y145 a few weeks earlier.

X'Trapolis transfer, April 2019

30 April 2019

On 30 April 2019 newly acquired SSR locomotives P18 and P17 took power van BVDY51 to Newport Workshops for a HCMT transfer, then transferred X'Trapolis train 29M-1315T-30M and 53M-1327T-54M with usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon AFGF 3Q from Newport Workshops to Alstom Ballarat via Sunshine and Bacchus Marsh for upgrade work.

X'Trapolis transfer, August 2009

29 August 2009

T357 hauled 6-car X'Trapolis 893M/894M and 955M/956M from Newport Workshops to the United Group workshops at Ballarat for upgrades to the 'Public Address, Passenger Information System & Closed Circuit Television' (PAPIS-CCTV) system that will allow it to operate in revenue service with the new 2nd series X'Trapolis trains. Generator fitted guards van ZVDY 52 also going along to power the auxiliaries of the suburban set, with T357 and Y145 had brought the van to Melbourne the night before.

X'Trapolis transfer, August 2017

18 August 2017

On 18 August 2017 brand new X'Trapolis train 239M-1420T-240M-237M-1419T-238M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T385 & T386. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from Bendigo the day before, travelling via Sunshine, Newport and North Geelong.

X'Trapolis transfer, December 2016

1 December 2016

On December 1, 2016 T369 and T377 with generator wagon CFSX125G transferred newly completed X'Trapolis set 225M-228M from Ballarat Workshops to Epping via Bacchus Marsh

X'Trapolis transfer, December 2017

20 December 2017

On 20 December 2017 Southern Shorthaul Railroad locomotives T363 and T385 and power van BVDY52 transferred a brand new X'Trapolis train from Ballarat Workshops to the Epping Workshops in Melbourne. Leading set 255M–1428T–256M was in a plain white livery, while 253M–1427T–254M had the usual Metro livery already applied.

X'Trapolis transfer, December 2018

11 December 2018

On 11 December 2018 T381 and T386 with power van BVDY52 transferred X'Trapolis train 965M-1683T-966M and 935M-1668T-936M from Newport Workshops via North Melbourne and North Geelong to the Alstom plant at Ballarat North for modification works.

X'Trapolis transfer, February 2010

28 February 2010

T413 transferred brand new X'Trapolis set 5M-1303T-6M and 7M-1304T-8M from Ballarat to Newport, along with the usual power van ZVDY 52. So new that it had no identifying marks (other than 'unit 3' and 'unit 4' taped in the windows) the set had been taken directly from the docks to Alstom Ballarat to fix up the floor, the interior fitout was also carried out.

X'Trapolis transfer, February 2018

28 February 2018

On 28 February 2018 brand new X'Trapolis train 261M–1431T–262M + 263M–1432T–264M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T363 & T385. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from South Dynon the day before, travelling via Newport and North Geelong.

X'Trapolis transfer, January 2018

31 January 2018

On 31 January 2018 locomotives T363 and T385 transferred freshly repainted power van BVDY52 from Bendigo to Ballarat for use on an X'Trapolis transfer, travelling via Sunshine, Newport and North Geelong.

X'Trapolis transfer, January 2019

9 January 2019

On 9 January 2019 T386 and T381 led X'Trapolis train 163M-1382T-164M and 933M-1667T-934M from Newport Workshops to Alstom Ballarat via Sunshine and Bacchus Marsh for upgrade work. Along with the usual power van BVDY52, freshly overhauled flat wagon AFGF 3Q was added to compensate between the lower than normal coupler on the X'Trapolis EMU and the higher than normal coupler on the BVDY power van.

X'Trapolis transfer, January 2020

20 January 2020

On 20 January 2020 SSR locomotives P14 and T363 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 925M-1663T-926M and 89M-1345T-90M from Alstom Ballarat to Newport Workshops after upgrade works. The train ran from Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

X'Trapolis transfer, July 2017

20 July 2017

On 20 July 2017 brand new X'Trapolis train 234M-1417T-233M+236M-1418T-235M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind T373 and T376 with generator wagon CFSX125G

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X'Trapolis transfer, July 2018

18 July 2018

On 18 July 2018 brand new X'Trapolis train 273M-1437T-274M and 275M-1438T-276M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T381 and T363. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from South Dynon the day before, travelling via Newport and North Geelong.

X'Trapolis transfer, March 2018

14 March 2018

On 14 March 2018 repaired X'Trapolis set 928M-1664T-927M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T385 and T363. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from South Dynon the day before, travelling via Newport and North Geelong.

X'Trapolis transfer, May 2018

2 May 2018

On 2 May 2018 brand new X'Trapolis train 265M-1433T-266M and 267M-1434T-268M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T386 and T363. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from South Dynon the day before, travelling via Newport and North Geelong.

X'Trapolis transfer, May 2019

2 May 2019

On 2 May 2019 SSR locomotives P18 and P17 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon AFGF 3Q led X'Trapolis train 157M-1379T-158M and 34M-1317T-33M from Newport Workshops to Alstom Ballarat via Sunshine and Bacchus Marsh for upgrade work.

X'Trapolis transfer, November 2017

22 November 2017

On 22 November 2017 brand new X'Trapolis train 251M-1426T-252M-249M-1425T-250M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T class T363 & SRHC unit T357. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from Bendigo the day before, travelling via Sunshine, Newport and North Geelong.

X'Trapolis transfer, October 2005

25 October 2005

The Connex X'Trapolis EMU fleet required a number of modifications that were carried out at the Ballarat Workshops. Set 925M-1663T-926M + 919M-1660T-920M was transferred from Ballarat to Bayswater (via Geelong) with T377 as the motive power, with power van ZVDY 52 attached to the rear

X'Trapolis transfer, October 2017

25 October 2017

On 25 October 2017 SSR T classes T363 and T381 and power van BVDY52 transferred brand new X'Trapolis train 245M-1423T-246M-247M-1424T-248M from Ballarat to Epping, travelling via North Geelong and Newport.

X'Trapolis transfer, September 2017

20 September 2017

On 20 September 2017 SSR T classes T363 and T381 and power van BVDY52 headed from Bendigo to Ballarat to collect a brand new X'Trapolis train, travelling via Sunshine, Newport and North Geelong.

X'Trapolis transfer, September 2019

19 September 2019

On 19 September 2019 SSR locomotives P14 and T363 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQJX 2481W led X'Trapolis train 94M-1347T-93M and 129M-1365T-130M from Newport Workshops to Alstom Ballarat via Bacchus Marsh for upgrade works.

X'Trapolis upgrade transfer, November 2018

19 November 2018

On 19 November 2018 T363 lead T385 with power van BVDY52 transferred X'Trapolis train55M-1328T-56M + 107M-1354T-108M from Newport Workshops via Sunshine and Bacchus Marsh to the Alstom plant at Ballarat North for modification works.

X'Trapolis upgrade transfer, October 2018

30 October 2018

On 30 October 2018 T385 and T386 with power van BVDY52 transferred X'Trapolis train 31M–1316T–32M and 923M–1662T–924M from Newport Workshops via Sunshine and North Geelong to the Alstom plant at Ballarat North for modification works. The initial movement from Newport Workshops to the GEB sidings at Sunshine was push pull, due to an inability to reverse the train at Newport, with T386 being shunted onto the front of the train to lead it west to Ballarat.

Y129 derailment at Southern Cross, January 2017

10 January 2017

On January 3, 2017 Y129 derailed Southern Cross Station, while shunting around with the carriage yards with an N class locomotive. It was rerailed with the assistance of a heavy lift crane.

Yarra Trams - Anzac Day diversions

25 April 2017

Every Anzac Day special tram services on routes 57, 59 and 19 from the northern suburbs run to the Shine of Remembrance on St Kilda Road via the little used section of track on Victoria Street between Elizabeth and Swanston Streets. In addition, routes 3a, 64 & 67 from the southern suburbs are diverted via Park Street, Kings Way and William Street to the Dudley Street sidings, due to the closure of St Kilda Road and Swanston Street.

Yarra Trams - diverted and out of place

11 December 2020

Usually Melbourne's trams stick to a home depot and set of usual routes, but when disruptions occur, trams can be sent along alternate routes in order to maintain a limited service.

Yarra Trams - Flemington Racecourse and Melbourne Showgrounds specials

5 November 2019

Yarra Trams operates additional tram services for major events at Flemington Racecourse and the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Yarra Trams - football specials

2 January 2021

Yarra Trams operates additional trams to the MCG and Docklands Stadium for football fans.

Yarra Trams - Grand Prix specials

6 March 2020

Each year for the Australian Grand Prix special trams are operated by Yarra Trams from the Melbourne CBD to the circuit at Albert Park.

Yarra Trams - industrial action 2019

8 December 2019

In 2019 the Rail, Tram and Bus Union launched industrial action against Yarra Trams, following the breakdown in negotiations around their new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. The result was a four hour stopwork between 10am and 2pm on Friday 30 August 2019, and again on Thursday 26 September 2019.