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Re: Rail Network Goings On....

Postby Yasukiwi » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:32 pm

Anyone heard what exactly the next two weekend rail closures are being used to get done?
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Re: Rail Network Goings On....

Postby Matt L » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:56 pm

From the AT press release
Please be aware that there may be minor delays to services next week to allow for the weekend works to settle in.
During the closure earthing and bonding work, signaling work and installation of overhead wires for electrification will be carried out from Newmarket to Westfield. Platform improvement works are continuing at Penrose and Greenlane stations while along the Onehunga line work continues in preparation for electrification.
Along the Southern line, KiwiRail is constructing a new third main line near Cavendish Drive, Manukau. Guard conductors, which keep electric wires from touching the underside of bridges, will be installed under the Middlemore and Puhinui footbridges. Also at Middlemore, cantilevers and anchors for electric wires will be installed.
The major improvement programme at Papakura Station is on track. Construction of foundations for overhead wire masts, signaling work and platform drainage works on the island platform will be done this weekend.
For more details on the upgrade of the rail network visit http://www.kiwirail.co.nz
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Re: Rail Network Goings On....

Postby vworp » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:12 pm

PIDs are now installed on Papakura platforms 1 & 2,
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Re: Rail Network Goings On....

Postby kaiwhara » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:22 pm

vworp wrote:PIDs are now installed on Papakura platforms 1 & 2,


Platform 2 installed in Error by any chance?
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Re: Rail Network Goings On....

Postby vworp » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:17 pm

kaiwhara wrote:
vworp wrote:PIDs are now installed on Papakura platforms 1 & 2,


Platform 2 installed in Error by any chance?


Why in error? Platform 2 changing for an unknown reason? I wouldn't think so, beyond the lengthening toward the south?
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Re: Rail Network Goings On....

Postby kaiwhara » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:29 pm

vworp wrote:
kaiwhara wrote:
vworp wrote:PIDs are now installed on Papakura platforms 1 & 2,


Platform 2 installed in Error by any chance?


Why in error? Platform 2 changing for an unknown reason? I wouldn't think so, beyond the lengthening toward the south?


Its closing in a fortnight..
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Re: Rail Network Goings On....

Postby vworp » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:35 pm

kaiwhara wrote:
vworp wrote:
Its closing in a fortnight..


Well, yeah, but nothing is happening to that end of the platform?
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Re: Rail Network Goings On....

Postby geoff_184 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:45 pm

DL vs SD, Westfield, November 1st:

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Re: Rail Network Goings On....

Postby scooter » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:02 pm

Ouch!

So which one wasnt where it was meant to be? The DL or the SD?
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Re: Rail Network Goings On....

Postby Matt L » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:04 pm

I just had these sent to me as well, not a good look
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Re: Rail Network Goings On....

Postby Chris Randal. » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:05 pm

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Re: Rail Network Goings On....

Postby john-ston » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:14 pm

What are the chances of 5652 being repaired and back in service? Or are we going to see more five car sets?
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Re: Rail Network Goings On....

Postby geoff_184 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:17 pm

Not 100% sure, but I think the current operating plan has 22 of the 23 SA sets in use at peak (please correct me if that's wrong). If so, then there's currently no spare set, which may mean some cancellations, or perhaps an ADL4 set being split into two ADL2 sets while repairs are carried out on SD 5652.
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Re: Rail Network Goings On....

Postby john-ston » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:20 pm

geoff_184 wrote:Not 100% sure, but I think the current operating plan has 22 of the 23 SA sets in use at peak (please correct me if that's wrong). If so, then there's currently no spare set, which may mean some cancellations, or perhaps an ADL4 set being split into two ADL2 sets while repairs are carried out on SD 5652.


Well, with the school kiddies about to go on exams, and with University students currently on exams, that should not cause too many problems. Hopefully the repairs are done by March next year.
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Re: Rail Network Goings On....

Postby pcuser42 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:41 pm

Is that the first accident for a DL?
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Re: Rail Network Goings On....

Postby confusis » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:50 pm

Ouch! Last thing we need is no spare set. I suppose it is good timing though with the schools being out for exams as john-ston noted
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Re: Rail Network Goings On....

Postby Rail-it » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:17 pm

pcuser42 wrote:Is that the first accident for a DL?
No.
john-ston wrote:What are the chances of 5652 being repaired and back in service? Or are we going to see more five car sets?
What is that supposed to accomplish! It's an SD, so we're down a genset as well. Whether it was a 3, 4, 5 or 6 car, we are down a whole set now. Going by other issues lately, they will want this set back in service ASAP. As it is there simply isn't enough train sets for the new timetable.
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Re: Rail Network Goings On....

Postby john-ston » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:27 pm

Rail-it wrote:What is that supposed to accomplish! It's an SD, so we're down a genset as well. Whether it was a 3, 4, 5 or 6 car, we are down a whole set now. Going by other issues lately, they will want this set back in service ASAP. As it is there simply isn't enough train sets for the new timetable.


Hence my comment about are we going to see more five-car sets now - if 5652 is not repaired, then we have three spare SA carriages - and better to include them in a train set than have them sitting in Westfield Yards gathering dust.
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Re: Rail Network Goings On....

Postby Hamish O » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:32 pm

john-ston wrote:Hence my comment about are we going to see more five-car sets now - if 5652 is not repaired, then we have three spare SA carriages - and better to include them in a train set than have them sitting in Westfield Yards gathering dust.

Would it also be possible to put a loco at both ends if one could be sourced?
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Re: Rail Network Goings On....

Postby john-ston » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:35 pm

Hamish O wrote:Would it also be possible to put a loco at both ends if one could be sourced?


You would need to get a genset from somewhere. They did run the SA carriages with AG vans with a locomotive at each end when the SA sets were first introduced. The only other issue is that the SD carriage is the disabled carriage, and I am not sure if running a train without a disabled carriage would even be allowed now.
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