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Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« on: January 02, 2017, 06:51:17 AM »

A thread to keep up with Queensland Rail and Paul Pluta

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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2017, 07:05:51 AM »
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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2017, 07:48:02 AM »
ARCHIE EXPLODES - QR SUCKS - No more Mr Nice Guy
Published on Dec 30, 2016

In this video, Paul Pluta alleges:

1. Queensland Rail is allegedly pumping documents en masse through a legal firm so that legal privilege attaches to all documents and reports, bypassing RTI transparency.

You have to ask why Queensland Rail has engaged in this alleged behaviour?

2. Alleges Queensland Rail has hired a private investigator (!) to go around and photograph Paul Pluta

3. Alleges that the replacement for Kevin Wright (rostering) is a "squeezer".

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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 09:31:53 AM »
This is a worrying trend, because it reveals that QR sees Paul Pluta (and others like him) as the problem, not QR's performance delivery and management.  It is consistent with the actions in denying the Commissioner of Inquiry access to personnel and documents in order to do his work.  And supplying 2 pages to the Minister about the problems on Xmas day, again consistent, shows how QR wants to keep the elected officials at arm's length, while they continue to control the show.  I find myself agreeing with Jacki Trad, who talks of a 'bad culture' at QR.

Well, the bad culture having been confirmed, it is time to go beyond just being 'angry and furious' to acting to correct the situation.  And that does not involve more QCs and private investigators following Paul Pluta around.  :fp:

The ball's in the government's court.
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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2017, 06:39:15 AM »
ARCHIE'S OLD MAN - QUEENSLAND RAIL TURKEYS - Rail Bosses face sack

"Queensland Rail paid for a private investigator to photograph my house and me"

"They can't sack the minister because he is so important... numbers game"

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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 10:02:32 AM »
Dad is a good adviser to Mr Pluta.  Mr Hinchliffe's advisers were asleep on the job, just being fed any old crap from QR.  They needed to have good bullsh%t meters, and both formal and informal contacts in QR to know exactly what was going on, or at least have the sense that QR was hiding things from government and minister.  It is all coming out now.  The Minister may need a shake-up of advisers, or there may be a need for a Junior Minister / Parliamentary Secretary (for Public Transport) to deliver the level of scrutiny to solve this problem.

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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2017, 05:32:16 PM »
Latest - 15/2017




This is even more weird:

Explosive sexual misconduct allegations made in the video:






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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2017, 07:33:32 AM »
QUEENSLAND RAIL'S NEXT DISASTER REVEALED - Train drivers not available on Fridays!

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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2017, 07:27:06 PM »

The politically correct (swearing sanitised) version...

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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2017, 08:16:07 PM »

The politically correct (swearing sanitised) version...



If you want to get a message out there, filling it with multiple, repetitive profanity is not the way to do so.
It has nothing whatsoever to do with political correctness IMHO.

Good to see a more professional approach by Mr Pluta
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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2017, 10:02:39 PM »
I hate to say it, but Paul Pluta's done a lot of damage to his reputation with the tone he took to his previous videos, that a lot of people (particularly in George St) wouldn't take him seriously. Particularly the 'Hello Stirling, this is Jesus' bits at the start of the videos which went up a week or two ago. That's something you'd do if you're losing your mind.

However, as I've mentioned earlier, his comments are still very valid, and ignoring the conjecture & swearing, it is to Hinchliffe's detriment to continue to ignore him. Hopefully the calmer tone of Paul's future videos may get him taken seriously. Obviously somebody very good is feeding him information, and he has more than one source within QR.
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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2017, 11:05:43 PM »

It's clear that nobody at the department is listening, conciliatory or not.

Why does QR still have its board and ELT intact?

You don't need a report to tell you that they need to go ASAP.
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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2017, 07:20:45 AM »
I count myself all the richer for not having ever watched one of these.
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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2017, 11:25:31 PM »
QR DISASTER - Auditor General warned parliament over three years ago about QR



QUEENSLAND RAIL QR LIES - Sterlos Claytons Sackings or The California Sacking

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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2017, 08:10:50 AM »
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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2017, 12:11:29 PM »
He might be a nut case, but he is bang on the mark when saying that NGR will be the next scandal. Of course, we've been saying that for ages.

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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2017, 12:22:07 PM »
Funny that hey?  I was doing an interview at Goodna Rail earlier today and I mentioned to the reporter that I filmed the first NGR train being towed through Goodna on the 18 Feb 2016, nearly a year ago.  The trains still have not had any revenue passengers ...

!2 months?  Most railways seem to be able to turn out new trains a lot quicker than that, 3 - 6 months at most.  OK  NGR was botched because they were ordered as DOO, but it is starting to become a festering mess now .. no wonder questions are being asked?
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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2017, 12:30:56 PM »
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He might be a nut case, but he is bang on the mark when saying that NGR will be the next scandal. Of course, we've been saying that for ages.

If anyone need to be in the ' Rail Monitor ' it should be him. Give the man a job.

Any support for that? I think Annastacia will be horrified - but he does get the job done in the end.
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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2017, 12:35:18 PM »
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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2017, 12:59:27 PM »
Some reports of NGR trains out on the network this week.
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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2017, 05:04:20 PM »

Reports of new QR CEO is from Toronto. Couldn't cross check with publicly available information though.

If this is the case, it is very good news. I hope that they are from the TTC, if so they will be a powerful force for whole-of-network bus-rail integration.

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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2017, 05:59:48 PM »
there is an andy byford who is current CEO of TTC.....

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/andy-byford-68859a4

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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2017, 07:38:15 PM »
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there is an andy byford who is current CEO of TTC.....

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/andy-byford-68859a4

I have a suspicion that it might be him, as he is originally from the UK. But the video is talking about a Frank.

I think Paul Pluta got the first name wrong. Good chance it is Andy Byford, as he has been there 5 years ("it's time factor")

and Mr Byford has also previously worked for NSW RailCorp.
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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2017, 09:39:10 PM »

KPMG review: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-97134.pdf

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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2017, 11:07:40 AM »
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there is an andy byford who is current CEO of TTC.....

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/andy-byford-68859a4

I have a suspicion that it might be him, as he is originally from the UK. But the video is talking about a Frank.

I think Paul Pluta got the first name wrong. Good chance it is Andy Byford, as he has been there 5 years ("it's time factor")

and Mr Byford has also previously worked for NSW RailCorp.

just popped up on CM site.....

QUEENSLAND Rail is expected to announce Toronto rail executive Andy Byford as its new leader this week. He is the front runner to replace Helen Gluer.

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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2017, 06:24:14 PM »
Paul Pluta made 7 News this evening ..

> https://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=12671.msg188365#msg188365
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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2017, 10:36:19 PM »

On the channel now:

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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2017, 11:20:35 PM »
New Gen Fiasco - Latest

Paul Pluta alleges that Dave Stewart pressed OVERRIDE (sound familiar?) and that resulted in a diversion of the contract away from CAF
and to Bombardier.

Also says that Bligh was responsible for the design approval where the guards compartment was deleted. The train design file will tell!!


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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2017, 03:33:43 AM »

Jackie Trad - why are the executive and board still there??

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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2017, 10:49:39 PM »
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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2017, 08:11:22 PM »
Monopoly only provision isn't working.

Almost eight months now.

Any ' responses ' from the CityTrain Response Unit doing anything useful?

Board and Executives still there?

On track for a bonus perhaps?

Time to call for an Expression Of Interest and Competitive Tendering I think!!

Fix the price constant and get the operators to compete on who can return to normal (or improved) timetable the fastest.
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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2017, 01:18:50 PM »
It would be political suicide to do that.
Its just not going to happen in the near term.

How quickly do you believe a new operator could be found and get their systems in place?

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« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2017, 05:38:42 PM »
All the more reason to get started early!
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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2017, 07:45:57 PM »
It will never happen under the current government. Too many vested ALP & union interests. Remember Anna Bligh & how the unions abandoned her following the asset sales? I don't think her successor will be too keen to have a repeat performance, even if it means she only gets targeted by a few unions. The LNP may be willing to give it a go. Certainly it is in line with the party's values, the question is whether they'd be willing to risk such a move on an election they're likely to win anyway. All it takes is the word "asset sales" and any politician in this state runs a mile. Competitive tendering isn't selling assets, but the attack ads will sure frame it that way.

This is why I'm pessimistic about putting QR out to competitive tender. Given the shenanigans of the past 6 months, it is the right thing to do. But too often in this state, politicians don't do the best for the state.
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Re: Paul Pluta and Queensland Rail Thread
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2017, 05:07:13 AM »
^

As far as I am aware there are 15 NGR sets out at Wulkuraka.

Line of sight is exactly that, it is drivers line of vision out of the cab.  PP is getting confused with stopping points.

Around 15 drivers are involved at any one time as I understand it in testing/training NGR.

Disability issues are a concern.  It is essential that the Queensland Auditor General establish the true circumstances now in my opinion. PP is right though about politics stuffing this up majorly.  Both the LNP & ALP are involved.
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