It’s getting worrying at the Penang Hill Railway.
Another problem with the electronics this morning. The control panel in one of the coaches has gone blank. I believe the trains are still running though.
The Swiss engineers are still around but I don’t think they are having much luck. Obviously they won’t want to admit there’s any major design fault.
Only four more months of the one-year warranty left. And then what?
Let’s look at the four problems so far:
First occasion: Collision with dogs damaged electrical pick-up device
Second occasion: Same device fell off
Third occasion (a couple of days ago): Electronic part in carriage burned out. Spare part not in stock
Latest problem: Control screen goes blank
This is the sort of federal project that gets thrust on us, with some people here openly welcoming it. And then Penang gets to look bad.
The Botanic Garden ‘upgrading’ project (with those infamous arches and concrete everywhere) should have taught us that not every “development” is good development and not every development should be welcomed with open arms.