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by Richard290
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 629
Views: 172445

Re: Parramatta light rail

From today (4th July) Church Street between Factory Street and Victoria Road was closed to vehicular traffic to enable the commencement of Light Rail construction. As a result, Hillsbus and STA routes were diverted to connect with and utilise the parallel O'Connell Street before resuming their usual...
by Richard290
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 20453

Re: STA Observations 2020

I have also seen desto files loaded for similar changes to be made in Region 7. This includes 500X Parramatta Limited Stops and 500X Circular Quay Limited Stops, which I would presume would replace the M52. I don't know when those changes are being made. It would seem as if all limited stops and ex...
by Richard290
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: The new sky-blue & White bus stops?
Replies: 6
Views: 3777

Re: The new sky-blue & White bus stops?

sunnyyan wrote:These are for places where there isn't enough space for a full height one. For example, they have some at Rockdale station because there is a low awning over it.
Ditto at Everton Road next to Strathfield Station.
by Richard290
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 20453

Re: STA Observations 2020

As a result of Tuesday night's storms, Carlingford Road between Carlingford Court and Orchard St, Epping was blocked by fallen trees for much of yesterday (Wednesday) morning. Macquarie Park-bound route 550 (and likely some 630) services were diverted via the Epping-bound routing of route 546 (Dunro...
by Richard290
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 59298

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

It's good to see routes like the 389 providing links from the city to Pyrmont, filling the service black hole. The Pyrmont to Town Hall section of route 389 was originally the remainder of Route 443 which ran up George Street to Circular Quay prior to the October 2015 overhaul of the CBD bus networ...
by Richard290
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 59298

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

I've noticed an unannounced, but notable change to the Pyrmont end of route 389 since last Sunday's service changes to region 6 - instead of Pyrmont bound services running direct via Pirrama Road and terminating at the Maritime Museum, they now make a right turn at Jones Bay Road, left Pyrmont Stree...
by Richard290
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 59298

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Looks like the 410 will continue operating between Marsfield (Waterloo Park) and Hurstville after 9 February, with the Hurstville-Burwood and Burwood - Marsfield short workings remaining, along with some oddball short workings, e.g. Mon-Fri: 16:35 ex Hurstville to Top Ryde 16:59 ex Hurstville to Con...
by Richard290
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 305
Views: 47199

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

https://transportnsw.info/events/2020/01/league-western-sydney-wanderers-v-perth-glory#homepage For some strange reason, whoever writes the event transport information for events at Parramatta's Bankwest Stadium seems to be under the illusion that you can change from the Metro at Epping in order to...
by Richard290
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 59298

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

I'm guessing that the two routes would overlap each other. Hurstville to Rhodes and Burwood to Marsfield. The numerous bus stop removals relates to Sydney's Bus Future 2013 and the TfNSW / RMS Bus Priority Program. Or maybe Hurstville to Concord Hospital and Marsfield to Burwood (Railway Pde) - sin...
by Richard290
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 59298

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

I'm guessing that the two routes would overlap each other. Hurstville to Rhodes and Burwood to Marsfield. The numerous bus stop removals relates to Sydney's Bus Future 2013 and the TfNSW / RMS Bus Priority Program. Or maybe Hurstville to Concord Hospital and Marsfield to Burwood (Railway Pde) - sin...
by Richard290
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 59298

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Hillsbus has updated its network map for region 4, which includes the new route 535 (Carlingford Line replacement service) effective from 5 January.
http://www.cdcbus.com.au/images/files/m ... rk-map.pdf

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by Richard290
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 192212

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

neilrex wrote:I checked dozens of maps on Sunday and found only one, at North Ryde station, from which the Carlingford line has been expunged.
I had already spotted one network map at Macquarie University Station on Saturday which omitted the Carlingford Line.
by Richard290
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 629
Views: 172445

Re: Parramatta light rail

The route 535 timetable is now available https://transportnsw.info/routes/details/sydney-buses-network/535/23535 and it will be operated by Hillsbus, Wow, only every 20 min during the off peak. I guess it won't have much chance of growing patronage in anticipation of the new LR line! At Carlingford...
by Richard290
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 193
Views: 63011

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Caught Y's 3484 on route 550 from Carlingford Station to Macquarie University this morning around 07:45 - apparently this service is one of a rare number of non-accessible services timetabled to run the route. This vehicle bore the brunt of heavily-loaded patronage along the southernmost portion of ...
by Richard290
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Remnant routes that can be rationalised
Replies: 139
Views: 43028

Remnant routes that can be rationalised

The Parramatta-Bankstown via South Granville section of current route M91 was originally 910 prior to February 2011, with the route being merged with the Bankstown-Hurstville 948 to form the current M91. I wouldn’t be surprised if the whole route would revert back to 910 come the eventual opening of...
by Richard290
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from SMNW opening
Replies: 290
Views: 63088

Re: New bus network arising from SMNW opening

Upon closer inspection of the current and upcoming Route 625 timetables, it seems that three weekday services, the Mon-Fri 07:21 ex Pennant Hills Station service to Parramatta diverting via North Rocks and Tara Anglican School, the Mon-Fri 14:48 ex Parramatta to Pennant Hills service diverting via ...
by Richard290
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from SMNW opening
Replies: 290
Views: 63088

Re: New bus network arising from SMNW opening

Upon closer inspection of the current and upcoming Route 625 timetables, it seems that three weekday services, the Mon-Fri 07:21 ex Pennant Hills Station service to Parramatta diverting via North Rocks and Tara Anglican School, the Mon-Fri 14:48 ex Parramatta to Pennant Hills service diverting via B...
by Richard290
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from SMNW opening
Replies: 290
Views: 63088

Re: Bus Changes from 17 November 2019

However, the route which will see the most noticeable cut in services will be route 619 - which is now whittled down to a peak-direction route between Macquarie Park Station and Castle Hill Stations via Baulko Junction. Timetable adjustment Route 619 will be changed to operate during weekday morning...
by Richard290
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 192212

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

No doubt those passengers now use the Cumberland line to get directly to Parramatta? Yeah, in some cases, it would be quicker to travel from Granville to Merrylands (T2) and then interchange Merrylands to Parramatta (T5). Or, if you'd prefer an alternate one-seat journey to Parramatta, there is als...
by Richard290
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 629
Views: 172445

Re: Parramatta light rail

https://www.mysydney.nsw.gov.au/node/5893 Carlingford Line set to close from 5 January 2020 for conversion to Parramatta Light Rail. This follows the issue of a media release issued today, whose screenshot can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/parraepping https://scontent.fsyd3-1.fna.fbcdn.n...
by Richard290
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Remnant routes that can be rationalised
Replies: 139
Views: 43028

Re: Remnant routes that can be rationalised

830 seems a reasonable candidate if T80 is ever renumbered in the similar way that T70-75 were renumbered 730-735 in May. 800, 810, 820, 840, 850, 870, 880 and 890 are all in use for other routes.
by Richard290
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from SMNW opening
Replies: 290
Views: 63088

Re: New bus network arising from SMNW opening

I’ve been observing a number of departures of the route 651 which often departs Epping for Rouse Hill carrying fresh air, even in peak periods. It seems that the redirection of its route to terminate in congestion-ravaged Epping from its previous terminus at Macquarie Park, and the route’s shadowing...
by Richard290
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 145519

Re: STA Observations 2019

Depends where the artics have been redistributed. I understand 5 have gone to Ryde and there are also red artics appearing on Epping Road. I saw quite an unusual sight at Carlingford Court of a red Metrobus bendy running the 16:30 Epping to Parramatta 546 service on Sunday - unusual as the route be...
by Richard290
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 145519

Re: STA Observations 2019

RE: 340 Route That’s kind of the issue, look at today, every single trip on the 340 is a rigid bus. Yet, starting from Chatswood, it’s already all full with people wanting to head to the City. It’s really not pleasant, I’d much rather have a B12BLEA Volgren with the spaciousness I’m used to rather ...
by Richard290
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 19513

Re: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019

Found this notice attached to Epping Station, Beecroft Road, Stand G this week. Since route 651 has been diverted from Macquarie Park to terminate at Epping, it now departs to Rouse Hill from Stand G. Route 630, which formerly departed to Blacktown from Stand G, has been reallocated to depart from S...

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