MORETON BAY RAIL

 

               WITHOUT PREJUDICE 

FACT.1...THE RAIL LINE HAS DROPPED IN OVER 200 SPOTS. ONE SPOT IS BELIEVED TO HAVE DROPPED 6 INCHES. THE REASON IS A SMALLER BALLAST WAS USED.

 

FACT..2..THE SIGNALLING CABLES HAVE BEEN LAID UNDER THE TRACK WITHOUT ANY PROTECTION..MAKING IT HARDER TO REPLACE OR REPAIR. RECENTLY WHILEST PULLING THE CABLE UNDER UNDER THE TRACK ..46 OF THE 48 OPTICAL FIBERS WERE BROKEN.

 

FACT..3..THE CONSTRUCTION WAS OVERSEEN BY THE MAIN ROADS DEPT. ..NOT QLD. RAIL.

 

FACT..4..THE MOTOR CARRIAGE WAS PUT ON DISPLAY AT IPSWICH RAIL WORKSHOPS FOR THE POLLIES...& HAD TO BE PUSHED OUT OF THE DEPORT WHERE IT WAS HOUSED & PUSHED BACK IN....BECAUSE WHEN CONTACT WAS MADE WITH THE OVERHEAD ELECTRICITY,A FIRE BROKE OUT  THE COUPLINGS DO MATCH THE CURRENT COUPLINGS THAT QLD. RAIL USE.

 

FACT..5..THE OLD OVERSEAS ORDER FROM INDIA HAS BEEN CANCELLED & NEW CARRIAGES ARE BEEN ORDERED FROM WALKERS OF MARYBOROUGH.

FACT ..6.. 3 CAR TRAINS RUNNING AT 1/3 SPEED SPEED HVE BEEN USED TO TEST THE TRACK.

FACT..7...THERE WILL NO NEW ROLLING STOCK WHEN THE RAIL OPENS .. THE CARRIAGES WILL BE OLD ROLLING STOCK CLEANED UP.

FACT..8...THE NEW STOCK THAT WILL ARRIVE AFTER OPENING, HAS REQUIRED THE PLATFORMS IN SOME CASES TO BE ALTERED BECAUSE THE NEW 6 CAR TRAIN IS APPROX. A HALF CARRIAGE LONGER THAN THE OLD 6 CARRIAGE TRAINS..

FACT .9...OVER 200 DEFECTS HAVE BEEN FOUND IN THE NEW CARRIAGES. ONE EXAMPLE IS.. THEY CANNOT BE BROKEN UP INTO TWO (THAT IS 2 X 3 WORKING CARRIAGE TRAINS).

FACT..10.  QLD. RAIL IS SUING ONE OF THEISS GROUP OF COMPANIES FOR $200 MILLION. ANOTHER OF THE THIESS GROUP HAS BEEN AWARDED A CONTRACT FOR FOR THE GOLD COAST RAIL.

FACT 11..THERE ARE ONLY 6 OF THE NEW CARRIAGES IN AUSTRALIA AT PRESENT.

FACT 12.. NEAR ROTHWELL RECENTLY THE TEST TRAIN WHEN DOING 40KMS.PER HOUR DISENGAGED FROM THE OVER HEAD ELECTRICIAL CABLE.

FACT 13.. IT IS BELIEVED THE FORMER LNP PREMIER STOPPED THE ERECTION OF A TRESTLE BRIDGE ACROSS SALT WATER CREEK NEAR ROTHWELL IN FAVOUR OF AN EMBANKMENT.  THERE IS A CLASS ACTION BY HOME OWNERS BECAUSE THEIR HOMES GOT FLOODED RECENTLY. 

FACT..14.. THE NEW TRAINS ( FROM INDIA) WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PASS ANOTHER NEW INDIAN TRAIN OR A FREIGHT TRAIN IN THE CITY  TUNNELS  BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO WIDE .

FACT..15...THE NEW INDIAN TRAINS WILL HAVE LESS SEATS THEN THE OLD TRAINS.

FACT..16...SHORNCLIFFE - SANDGATE TRAINS WILL BE REPLACED WITH BUSES TO EAGLE JUNCTION ON THE WEEKEND OF 29/30TH. ON fRIDAY THE 21ST. BUSES WERE USED ON THE PETRIE / REDCLIFFE LINE.

 

GUESS..1..THE QLD. GOVT. HAS NOW STATED THAT OCT.4TH.WILL BE THE DATE WHEN THE RAIL IS UP & RUNNING. Is it ready to open on that date? The short answer is no. There will be many problems ahead.One month later the mess is getting bigger.

GUESS..2..HOW MUCH OF THE 100 MILLION DOLLARS THAT WAS REPORTED TO BE SAVED...will be saved now? Minus 100 million! The short answer will be none.

Guess ..3.. The chairman & CEO of QLD. RAIL HAVE RESIGNED. who from the Transport Dept.who will go ? ( they designed the rail line ).

  

 

Is this govt.capable of getting anything right? ?