Sydney has a second, unique type of curved track called a learning curve.
On Tuesday, 20 September 2022 at 08:59:29 UTC+10 Mal Rowe wrote:
> On 19/09/2022 19:41, Matthew Geier wrote:
> > You can't pick a modern tram up with a forklift
> > I believe they eventually got it back using hydraulic jacks and skid
> > plates to push the wheel sets back onto the rails.
> Does anyone know if the Sydney tram operators have an incident response
> team and if so, what training they undertake?
> Melbourne has a very well trained team who do amazing work - including
> re-railing a tram that has lost a tire and then pushing and towing it on
> false trucks.
> When the first E class was delivered, the team trained on it before it
> went into service so that they knew how to deal with re-railing etc.
> The attached pics shows lifting and traversing jacks at one of those
> training sessions and in use at Royal Park when a Z lost a tire.
> "Back in the old days'" Sunday training consisted of repeatedly
> de-railing an old W at South Melbourne and putting it back on the rails.
> Mal Rowe in a city that keeps the service running