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V/Line - VLocity train issues, 2016

In January 2016 a large proportion of the V/Line VLocity fleet was withdrawn from service due to wheel wear issues, and a few days later they were banned from operations on the suburban network due to level crossing activation issues.

N469 leads VLocity 3VL47 past North Melbourne station via the goods lines

Thursday 18 February 2016 13:37 PM
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N469 leads VLocity 3VL47 past North Melbourne station via the goods lines

Thursday 18 February 2016 13:36 PM
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V/Line's current issues summed up on one photo

VLocity 3VL06 heads over the North Melbourne flyover where the wheel flanges are getting ground away, while level crossing activation issues mean N469 has to tow VLocity 3VL47 on the goods lines

Thursday 18 February 2016 13:36 PM
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Down train clears the North Melbourne flyover, as the rail lubrication crew work on the other track

Thursday 18 February 2016 13:24 PM
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Rail lubrication crew slowly make their way along the North Melbourne flyover

Thursday 18 February 2016 13:23 PM
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VLocity train clears the North Melbourne flyover, so the rail lubrication crew gets back to work

Thursday 18 February 2016 13:21 PM
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VLocity train traverses the North Melbourne flyover, so the rail lubrication crew down tools

Thursday 18 February 2016 13:21 PM
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Workers lubricate the rails on the North Melbourne flyover, as a third person keeps watch for trains

Thursday 18 February 2016 13:20 PM
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N465 leads VLocity 3VL38 out of Southern Cross, bound for the North Melbourne flyover

Thursday 18 February 2016 09:42 AM
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N465 leads VLocity 3VL38 out of the railcar depot at Southern Cross

Thursday 18 February 2016 09:36 AM
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VLocity 3VL24 arrives into Flinders Street, behind N454 on transfer back to Southern Cross

Tuesday 16 February 2016 13:50 PM
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N454 leads VLocity 3VL24 towards Flinders Street, on transfer back to Southern Cross

Tuesday 16 February 2016 13:50 PM
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N454 leads VLocity 3VL24 towards Flinders Street, on transfer back to Southern Cross

Tuesday 16 February 2016 13:50 PM
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N454 leads VLocity 3VL24 through Richmond Junction, on transfer back to Southern Cross

Tuesday 16 February 2016 13:39 PM
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N454 leads VLocity 3VL24 through Richmond Junction, on transfer back to Southern Cross from Bombardier Dandenong

Tuesday 16 February 2016 13:38 PM
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'STOP' signs at the edge of occupation at the North Melbourne flyover

Sunday 14 February 2016 14:48 PM
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Fine metal shavings beside the freshly laid 'outside' broad gauge rail on the North Melbourne flyover

Saturday 13 February 2016 11:10 AM
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New 'outside' broad gauge rail on the North Melbourne flyover curves, with the removed rail sitting on the ballast

Saturday 13 February 2016 11:09 AM
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Work to replace the 'outside' broad gauge rail on the North Melbourne flyover curves

Saturday 13 February 2016 11:09 AM
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Work to replace the 'outside' broad gauge rail on the North Melbourne flyover curves

Saturday 13 February 2016 11:08 AM
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Work to replace the 'outside' broad gauge rail on the North Melbourne flyover curves

When the curve changes sides so does the rail replacement - from the common rail on the right, to the broad gauge only rail on the left. Note the rusty rail heads of the new rail, and the slewed over SG rail to make room for work on the BG rail.

Saturday 13 February 2016 11:07 AM
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