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by Linto63
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 311
Views: 48054

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

Yes, I really do not know why the comment regarding new technology for electric locomotives - Europe (Alstrom etc.) has been producing (for domestic and export markets) and continually updating the technology for years and the locomotives are apparently very successful. Perhaps the 'new technology'...
by Linto63
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5330
Views: 813014

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

tonyp wrote: By John Holland for Canberra you actually mean Deutsch Bahn, the operator.
Deutsche Bahn being the government owned operator of Germany. And who said government departments can't properly run public transport. :shock:
by Linto63
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ipart Opal Fare review 2020 to 2024
Replies: 118
Views: 20599

Re: Ipart Opal Fare review 2020 to 2024

Fleet Lists wrote: It would be interesting to see what happens if the first is $1.60 and the second one exceeds $2.
Adds the fares and deducts the $2 as expected.
by Linto63
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ipart Opal Fare review 2020 to 2024
Replies: 118
Views: 20599

Re: Ipart Opal Fare review 2020 to 2024

If the second journey is below $2.00, the user is charged the first fare. E.g. a $1.80 train followed by a $1.60 bus, user pays $1.80, while if a $1.60 bus followed by $1.80 train, user is charged $1.60.
by Linto63
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ipart Opal Fare review 2020 to 2024
Replies: 118
Views: 20599

Re: Ipart Opal Fare review 2020 to 2024

boxythingy wrote: Are my calculations correct?

Train1 OP $2.52 + Bus1 OP $1.60 - $2.00 transfer discount within 1 hour = $2.12? 40c saving?
Not quite, with OP discount temporarily 50%, is now $1.80 + $1.60 - $2.00 = $1.40, although journey planner shows as costing $1.80.
by Linto63
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 64
Views: 2742

Re: WS Airport Metro

One service they could revisit is the Rivers that used to run between, iirc, Wyong and St Marys. That was an excellent service but probably premature for the demand at the time. Was a once a day Wyong to St Marys service with a 2-car V set from 1996 until 2004. While there would be some demand, sma...
by Linto63
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 311
Views: 48054

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

And the game of musical chairs continues, now it is proposed to re-merge NSW TrainLink and Sydney Trains. If government put half as much effort into getting things done as they do with these endless restructures, what a great transport network we would have. All we ever end up is with the same peopl...
by Linto63
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)
Replies: 148
Views: 20435

Re: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)

Just curious. Does Transdev has a clear separation of region 10 and 13 bus operations? They would be separate contracts with Transdev required to report to TfNSW on each individually. The TfNSW owned assets, buses, depots etc would be assigned to a particular region, although there may be provision...
by Linto63
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)
Replies: 148
Views: 20435

Re: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)

Let's see what happens in the future between Transport For NSW and Mainbar Bundeena Bus Service when it comes to it's 989 subcontract deal within the current region 10 contract. IIRC, the region 10 contract is held directly by Transdev, who sub-contract Mainbar-Bundeena BS rather than running thems...
by Linto63
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)
Replies: 148
Views: 20435

Re: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)

The original plan was to consolidate the 15 regions into 8, but was later binned. While there may be some synergy savings generated by operating two adjoining regions, they will be on different contractual terms and as demonstrated with region 6, TfNSW appear to be against the idea of having routes ...
by Linto63
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Have your say on West of Bankstown
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: Have your say on West of Bankstown

Just going through the motions, will be either option 2 or 3.
by Linto63
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5330
Views: 813014

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

In any case I'm still unclear as to what the bus savings in the CBD actually are. Certainly there's a great benefit to the western axis (George St) but aren't all the buses still running and clogging up the eastern axis? One of the few tangible benefits of this awful project was that it's construct...
by Linto63
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Extra Covid 19 services
Replies: 34
Views: 2450

Re: Extra Covid 19 services

XPTs have been operating in 2+6 formation throughout Covid, normally they operate as 2+5 outside school holidays, except for the Dubbo service which is 2+4. They used to operate as 2+7, but haven't for a few years now.
by Linto63
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Bus Fleet Changes
Topic: Kinetic Group fleet changes.
Replies: 57
Views: 14268

Re: Kinetic Group fleet changes.

2402 sold to North Sydney Bus Charters.
by Linto63
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Extra Covid 19 services
Replies: 34
Views: 2450

Re: Extra Covid 19 services

Murrays had overflow coaches at Central this afternoon.
by Linto63
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Extra Covid 19 services
Replies: 34
Views: 2450

Re: Extra Covid 19 services

BroadGauge wrote:Running overflow coaches only seems to be something that has been put on for the Queens Birthday weekend.
Federation Coaches was operating an overflow service for the midday service from Canberra last Wednesday or Thursday.
by Linto63
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 64
Views: 2742

Re: WS Airport Metro

marcnut1996 wrote: I am wondering how they can start construction this year if they haven't even prepared an EIS.
Depends on how you define 'start'. Many projects have multiple earth-breaking ceremonies...more opportunities for pollies to don a hard hat and high viz jacket.
by Linto63
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 386
Views: 60261

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Hopkinsons' Smithfield depot has had a leased sticker applied to the previously reported for lease sign, although it hasn't been vacated and appears that few if any vehicles have moved to Wollongong or Nowra as previously suggested. Might not necessarily mean Hopkinsons are moving, the appearance of...
by Linto63
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 311
Views: 48054

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

Campbelltown busboy wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 9:14 pm
The government is starting to deactivate interior gangway doors on the Waratah fleet that’s what I observed on A35 this morning
All 4 I caught today had inter-carriage doors operating normally. Most likely a fault with the individual set rather than a policy decision.
by Linto63
Wed May 27, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 386
Views: 60261

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Presumably none of the 697 viewers had the answer. Hopkinson's phone number is 02 9632 3344, maybe give them a call or contact them online. The 697 is the number of views, not viewers, so the number of individuals who have read will likely be less than this.
by Linto63
Mon May 25, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 311
Views: 48054

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

IMy evolving answer for the Wollongong rail commute is a metro (rapid transit) line. Think about it. Wollongong is about the same distance from Sydney as Mandurah is from Perth. The train takes 50 minutes to Mandurah with ten stops. An underground line would, not only be able to obtain a more direc...
by Linto63
Mon May 25, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5330
Views: 813014

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

Fleet Lists wrote: Has the extra parking been given any publicity? I have not seen any.
Not hard to find, there are articles on the ABC, Fairfax and News websites going back as far as last Monday. Was also reported extensively on radio and television news services.
by Linto63
Sun May 24, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 21096

Re: STA Observations 2020

Encouraging people to drive is completely daft. And what is the alternative? One of the biggest environments for the transmission of Covid-19 in those countries where it has killed thousands has been on public transport. So quite rightly, the government is asking public transport only be used if pe...
by Linto63
Fri May 22, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5330
Views: 813014

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

Fleet Lists wrote:so I am still none the wiser as to WHY this is operating.
To provide a cbd connection to those using the temporary Moore Park carpark.
by Linto63
Sun May 17, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 386
Views: 60261

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

The NSW fuzz have acquired a pair of Custom Coaches bodied Mercs, possibly ex Busways O405s, registered XN44QL and XN86QL.

'In my blood': NSW officer ends distinguished career after almost 60 years

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