Vic Line: Upgrade or Upset?

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Sat, 09/04/2011 - 16:21,

The Vic line upgrade is beset with pitfalls for drivers. The headline issue has been the fiasco of the sensitive edge doors, first reported on back in November. But there are other matters too.

Management want trains travelling at line speed rather than slow speed into sidings; a slack system for the sighting of block marker boards; dropping the use of the plunger for changing ends and exiting sidings; and allowing trains to move in both directions on depot roads.

With so little assurance available on these safety issues, why should we co-operate with management's plans? Answer: we shouldn't!

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