Re: Shared Roads [Was: Re: Re: New Video: Driver's View Route 78 Melbourne Balaclava to North Richmond 23 Minutes]
  Greg Sutherland

Re crew shortages, where "Spares" provided across the roster to cover 'no shows?


On 10/02/2019 9:41 pm, Tram Gunzle wrote:
> Kew Depot took care in re-rostering when crew (or sometimes tram) shortages occurred - the shared roads were the last to lose services (pity that certain other depots were not as considerate !). That meant that it was the Mont Albert line that suffered cuts, and it was Kew crews that consequently suffered. However, even the 42 shared part of their road, and one service that was "temporarily suspended" (management term for "permanently" - because they refused to employ sufficient staff) in this way was the first LaTrobe St shuttle, late in the morning peak; the next LaTrobe service was another Kew run - NOT Preston. It would have been so easy to cancel the latter tram rather than the former, thus saving Kew crews from the ire of waiting passengers which would then be vent upon those #@?!$ (LoL) from Preston.


> X=X=X


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