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by mandonov
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Newcastle Transport
Replies: 603
Views: 153413

Re: Newcastle Transport

It seems to be a council initiative, not TfNSW:
https://www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/Counci ... ss-vehicle
by mandonov
Mon May 25, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5313
Views: 811484

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

Well nothing will happen in the immediate future simply because they need the capacity for social distancing. I'm sure we'll hear more about when the changes will occur once they realise that no one will be able to social distance on public transport anyway, especially if you want the city to start ...
by mandonov
Mon May 25, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 734259

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

These changes will be achieved by reallocating services from late nights and early morning services where existing customer levels are very low. This also allows more time for important overnight maintenance works to maintain reliability of the network. On Friday and Saturday evenings there will be...
by mandonov
Fri May 22, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5313
Views: 811484

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

Never mind the fact that if you look closely the T light gave the tram the all clear and there was a very good chance the tram was just behind the car, just out of camera but whatever reinforces your biases I guess... If we're talking about the moment at Kensington at 3:00 in the video then what I ...
by mandonov
Thu May 21, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 364
Views: 83154

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

Because interchanging at Lidcombe is nuts? Don't forget SOP is now tranforming itself into a business + residential hub. Opal Tower saga aside, the Carter St precinct means Olympic Park Station in the way it operates, and how the West lines are at saturation, will simply be its own Carlingford Line...
by mandonov
Thu May 21, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 364
Views: 83154

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

Why on earth would you spend a fortune making a grand Olympic Park events station when there's already a grand Olympic Park events station?? The existing station in events mode can already move something like 48,000pp/h? The metro will then almost treble that capacity with its 40,000pp/h per directi...
by mandonov
Thu May 21, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 734259

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Why on earth have they splayed the terminating Metro tracks to align with the existing tracks AT THIS POINT IN TIME? By keeping the Metro tracks close together, much more platform space would be available for pedestrian circulation, where is it surely needed, at the western end of the Metro platfor...
by mandonov
Wed May 20, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 734259

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Each station's page does have a travel-time table. E.g Campsie: https://www.sydneymetro.info/station/campsie-station
by mandonov
Wed May 20, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 734259

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Campsie's design has been released: https://www.sydneymetro.info/article/concept-design-campsie-station-released https://www.sydneymetro.info/sites/default/files/styles/images_videos_full/public/campsie-455x260.jpg https://www.sydneymetro.info/sites/default/files/styles/hero_carousel/public/Artist%2...
by mandonov
Wed May 20, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 734259

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^I can assure you the lower level underground platforms at Cenral are structurally sound. (I made them so). Recent news reports suggested that the platforms could not be easily made compliant with today's more modern fire rating requirements. It's not that its structurally unsound, bu...
by mandonov
Sat May 16, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Route Service Double deckers - Sydney
Replies: 19
Views: 2008

Re: Route Service Double deckers - Sydney

Would it make sense for Forest to transfer its CDi's to Hillsbus to have a consistent fleet? (Even more so if Forest were to take over Region 8 )
by mandonov
Mon May 11, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 59366

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

The Newcastle Transport region guide still showing ‘Light Rail coming in 2019’. :roll: They're quite lax with updating this list. Newcastle Transport's website has a current map: https://newcastletransport.info/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/19248_KDH_network_guide_MAP-1.pdf Have another look, they're ...
by mandonov
Sun May 10, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 59366

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

That's just a map made for quick reference, to be on posters. Full region guides are where they usually are: https://transportnsw.info/travel-info/w ... rator-maps
by mandonov
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Tickets On Trackwork Buses
Replies: 42
Views: 7497

Re: Tickets On Trackwork Buses

Yeah that's exactly what the bus network needs, an army of RPO's tasked with stopping buses for 5 minutes at a time because someone didn't pay a few bucks. Totally worth the collective hours in delays that would create every day.
by mandonov
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5313
Views: 811484

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

A driver's view video more representative of day to day running. So much dwell... ZlQrw2_QhMw At about 21:00 approaching South Dowling, you'll see the speed go from 40>20>10>20>30>40 in less than two tram lengths. 40 on Devonshire, 20 ten metres out from SD, 10 over the northbound lanes only, 20 aft...
by mandonov
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5313
Views: 811484

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

Whinging here isn't going to bring about change. No doubt the government / TfNSW spin doctors monitor many forms of media and are aware of what issues the public have, but this board with a membership of 5,400 probably isn't one of there primary places for gathering feedback. I think everybody now ...
by mandonov
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5313
Views: 811484

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

And what is all this whinging going to achieve? They can use the feedback from the public and multiple media outlets to implement a better service. What can be achieved is an even more functional piece of infrastructure. We can be excited that it's finally open but still question the efficiency of ...
by mandonov
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5313
Views: 811484

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

And quite frankly I don't blame them. Many gunzels, especially you lot here, are being a pack of ungrateful, critical wingers with little comprehension or perspective. I think it's necessary to whinge when stupid decisions are made. This is the speed situation along a 500 metre stretch of the line:...
by mandonov
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5313
Views: 811484

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

I've noticed that many of the speed limits are now lower than they were before testing commenced. Alison Rd past Racecourse 60 > 50 Anzac Pde Lang Rd to Kenso Junct 70 > 60 Eddy Ave: 50 > 40 They were lowered a couple weeks ago: https://sydneylightrail.transport.nsw.gov.au/news/new-speed-limits-imp...
by mandonov
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 741
Views: 194277

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

With the Kangy Angy mothership still some months away from being in a position to receive trains, will initially need to be based somewhere else, Flemington depot or the UGL Unipart facility at Auburn perhaps. The M sets were moved to Auburn to make way for the upgrade of Eveleigh to accept D's for...
by mandonov
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Future of Flemington Maintenance Centre
Replies: 5
Views: 1845

Re: Future of Flemington Maintenance Centre

The M's space at Eveleigh was recently upgraded and retooled for the NIF, so I wonder if there's much appetite for mothballing it.
by mandonov
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 741
Views: 194277

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

More doesn't equate to all. Aside from a slight decrease in stock needed when the Metro opens to Bankstown, Sector 2 will still require a similar sized fleet to today. The language in this project indicates all Tangara maintenance will be done at Mortdale. https://yoursay.transport.nsw.gov.au/mtms-...
by mandonov
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 734259

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

I like that they intend to use the weird lettering that the heritage platform signs use.
by mandonov
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5313
Views: 811484

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

https://sydneylightrail.transport.nsw.gov.au/news/new-speed-limits-improve-safety-ahead-cbd-and-south-east-light-rail-opening New speed limits to improve safety ahead of CBD and South East Light Rail opening 25 November 2019 New speed limits will be introduced to improve safety for all road users ar...
by mandonov
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1013
Views: 229690

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

I think she must have ridden a bus: "forming a queue', "moving down (the aisle)"? These are characteristics of Sydney's fabulous front door entry buses. Or did she try to board a tram the same way? In any case most of her complaints seem to be about people, not the trams. Bit of a vague ramble. Bec...

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