It’s not just a V-Line problem!
The latest report is that Metro has decided to check for thin flanges on their wheels also. Whether it was their own initiative or forced upon them by the State Government is unknown.
According to sources, train ‘fitters’ have been doing quick ‘roll by’ inspections of Belgrave trains as they pass by the Bayswater train maintenance facility.
They have reportedly found ‘some’ (number unspecified) with dangerously worn flanges.
If the fitters can spot them from a distance it could be assumed that they are pretty bad.
QUBE “SQEF 80” wagons on the Maryvale are showing Arris conditions on ALL WHEELS facing Flinders Street (Left Side) when travelling away from Flinders Street.
ALL WHEELS. (That’s 100 wheels on the 25 wagon consist. Up to 1.8mm.)
Mild panic is reportedly brewing
The operators appear to be ignoring maintenance in favour of money.
Public Transport Victoria is meant to be ensuring that they maintain to a safe standard, but don’t appear to be doing their job either.
Everyone is looking to the Minister for Transport Jacinta Allen wondering when she is going to do ‘something’.