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In January 2016 a large proportion of the V/Line VLocity fleet was withdrawn from service due to wheel wear issues, and a few days later they were banned from operations on the suburban network due to level crossing activation issues.

Work to replace the 'outside' broad gauge rail on the North Melbourne flyover curves

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

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.

13 February 2016 11:07 AM
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Free travel for V/Line passengers, yet there is still a line at the Southern Cross ticket office

4 February 2016 12:53 PM
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Free travel for V/Line passengers so the emergency entrances at Southern Cross have been thrown open

4 February 2016 12:53 PM
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Free travel for V/Line passengers so the emergency entrances at Southern Cross have been thrown open

4 February 2016 12:52 PM
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Passengers spilling out of the doors of their overcrowded VLocity train

1 February 2016 17:59 PM
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Free travel for V/Line passengers notice on the myki readers at Southern Cross

1 February 2016 09:04 AM
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Free travel for V/Line passengers notice on the myki readers at Southern Cross

Free travel from Saturday 23 January until Sunday 7 February 2016 as compensation for cancellations following the VLocity wheel wear crisis.

1 February 2016 09:04 AM
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Clamps to prevent lateral movement of concrete sleepers on the North Melbourne flyover

1 February 2016 08:48 AM
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Fine metal shavings cover the ballast on the North Melbourne flyover

From worn down wheel flanges, a worn down rail head, or just from rail welding operations?

1 February 2016 08:45 AM
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Two lengths of new rail sitting on the North Melbourne flyover

1 February 2016 08:45 AM
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List of today's train services replaced by road coaches

29 January 2016 17:49 PM
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Ticket gates open at Southern Cross due to free travel for V/Line passengers

Free V/Line travel from Saturday 23 January until Sunday 7 February 2016 as compensation for cancellations following the VLocity wheel wear crisis.

29 January 2016 17:48 PM
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Computer printed 'Free travel - no need to touch on' message on a myki reader at Ballarat station

25 January 2016 13:42 PM
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V/Line notice informing passengers of free travel from January 23 to 31

Compensation for cancellations following the VLocity wheel wear crisis.

23 January 2016 15:54 PM
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Plenty of Waurn Ponds and Traralgon services replaced by road coaches

21 January 2016 13:45 PM
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Safeworking staff manually activating the level crossing at Main Road, St Albans for each train

21 January 2016 08:55 AM
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Safeworking staff manually activating the level crossing at Main Road, St Albans for each train

21 January 2016 08:49 AM
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Safeworking staff monitor the pedestrian crossing at Ginifer in case a VLocity train fails to activate it

An interim step to allow VLocity trains back onto on the suburban network following level crossing activation issues.

21 January 2016 08:19 AM
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Safeworking staff manually activating the level crossing at Furlong Road, St Albans for each train

21 January 2016 08:19 AM
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N454 trails a push-pull VLocity transfer out of Southern Cross, bound for Dandenong

19 January 2016 10:49 AM
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N461 leads a push-pull VLocity transfer out of Southern Cross, bound for Dandenong

19 January 2016 10:49 AM
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Push-pull VLocity transfer departing Southern Cross bound for South Kensington to change ends

N461 trails 3VL36, VL15 and N454 on a push-pull VLocity transfer to Dandenong

19 January 2016 10:31 AM
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