Search found 1434 matches

by gld59
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Fare evasion; Public Transport in New South Wales.
Replies: 55
Views: 10413

Re: Fare evasion; Public Transport in New South Wales.

Linto63 you should look up broken window theory. Here I did it for you. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_windows_theory Rudy Guliani put it into practise and it is credited with turning NY around in the 1990s. Unfortunately Democrats are undoing this great work nowadays and Australia just won...
by gld59
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Electric bus - how to get artics viably electrified
Replies: 93
Views: 45792

Re: Electric bus - how to get artics viably electrified

tonyp wrote:Postal: Daimler AG 70546 Stuttgart Germany
Phone: +49 711 17 0 Fax: +49 711 17 22244
e-mail: dialog@daimler.com
Phone no. *very* short (and 4 digits shorter than fax). Did you lose some digits?
by gld59
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW On Demand Buses
Replies: 477
Views: 144521

Re: NSW On Demand Buses

neilrex wrote:not for the customer, presumably.
No, not if "the customer" is the only one. :roll:
by gld59
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW public transport in the decade of the 2010s
Replies: 17
Views: 2901

Re: NSW public transport in the decade of the 2010s

tonyp wrote:Wait till you come across those people who call the 20th century the 1900s!
If we were talking on-time running, 99% would be considered pretty good! :D
by gld59
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW public transport in the decade of the 2010s
Replies: 17
Views: 2901

Re: NSW public transport in the decade of the 2010s

I'm obviously being too mathematical thinking of decades as a 1/10 units of a century. "The" xth decade (or century), eg the 2nd decade of the 21st century, starts with a year xxx1 and ends xxx0. So this 2nd decade indeed runs 2011-2020. The 2010s, a much easier concept for most people to grasp, ru...
by gld59
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ipart Opal Fare review 2020 to 2024
Replies: 99
Views: 19776

Re: Ipart Opal Fare review 2020 to 2024

Maybe I sound like a typical outsider, but the way Opal Fares are discussed around these parts seems anything but simple! Caps, transfer costs, different prices for different modes - aaaargh! Fares are complicated, but tickets are simple. One bucket of money, with no need to work out the week's tra...
by gld59
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5313
Views: 811625

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

There is also the annoyance of drivers who believe they can't use the red bus lanes (whether active or not) to make a left hand turn into a side street or driveway and hold up the traffic; I'll bet there have been lots of accidents where drivers have turned across the path of a bus at a stop as it ...
by gld59
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1013
Views: 229728

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

tonyp wrote:It would be disruptive but the original design can still be built.
At a terminus with no realistic possibility of line extension, it probably doesn't matter too much having side platforms, *as long as "next tram" indication is sufficient and reliable*.
by gld59
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Wollongong Rt. 55 Commenced Service & Split into 55A/C
Replies: 447
Views: 125541

Re: Wollongong Rt. 55 Commenced Service & Split into 55A/C

tonyp wrote:
In contrast, a trackless tram costs around $6-$8 million per kilometre and can be installed "over a weekend", Professor Newman says.
On a road currently used for motor vehicle traffic, perhaps. A bit more than a weekend in a pedestrian mall with as much stuff down the middle as Crown St.
by gld59
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 19520

Re: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019

There would be provision in TSA's contract for it to both gain and lose routes and the contract value amended accordingly. The network it operates at the end of its 8 year contract may be very different to the one it started with. Given that the abolition of the M10 and M50 was in the list of route...
by gld59
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from SMNW opening
Replies: 290
Views: 63095

Re: New bus network arising from SMNW opening

The numbers don't really balance, though, with almost 2000 out of 2850 not affected by CSELR, and more than 1000 of that almost 2000 not affected by either CSELR or Metro. Probably get "realler" numbers eventually. :P
by gld59
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 19520

Re: 30/6 and 1/7/2019 Transport alterations

Is there really no willpower to replace the 14.5s with say, artics? (The other question is, are artics needed on route 420/400?) Yes, they're needed. No, they *can't* operate that corridor, unless the route is altered at Eastgardens. The current artics will be around for another 15 years (Roughly. ...
by gld59
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from SMNW opening
Replies: 290
Views: 63095

Re: New bus network arising from SMNW opening

swtt wrote:
The costing was based on the need for 123 additional buses – including the purchase of 39 – to support the extra services.
?? So where are the other 84 meant to come from?
by gld59
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 145531

Re: STA Observations 2019

R doesn't have any high floors so other depots have usually been higher up in the pecking order for new buses, plus they did get a substantial portion of both the original B7 and K280UB CB80 order. R though has the low entry Scania L113CRLs without wheelchair access which can be an issue on routes ...
by gld59
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 734309

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

I wouldn't see any point. The Airport (which at the moment can *only* either go round the circle or terminate on 22/23) links into T8, so you'd only create T4 / T8 contention. (And possibly tangle those lines up if some T8 went to BJ to compensate.)
by gld59
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 734309

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

and compromising existing Sydney Trains' operations in the process, as it has already done with the conversion of the ECRL, and will do with the conversion of the Bankstown Line. In the longer term, taking out the ECRL will *hopefully* turn out to not get much worse - in terms of network layout it'...
by gld59
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 734309

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

I would like to point out that you’re all forgetting that Waratah have fast acceleration and probably just as if not faster than the metro, but after customers complained, they put on an acceleration limiter. So stop with this single deck accelerates faster crap and accept that the only reason they...
by gld59
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 193
Views: 63045

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

^ The Scania 14.5 units at TSA are meant to be retired in July. That'll improve things for airport passengers (barring capacity issues, of course). The two oldest would have to go about then in any case, with the rest by the end of the year. (Aug-Dec 93.) STA should continue by throwing away anothe...
by gld59
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 734309

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

It should simply be "the next stop is xyz". That pretty much is the first announcement of the sequence of three on Waratahs. I think the wording is "The next station is xyz", and it happens a couple of lengths after departing the previous stop. "This train will stop at xyz" happens on approach, abo...
by gld59
Thu May 16, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 734309

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

moa999 wrote:and slew the up shore line to the west
down :wink:
by gld59
Mon May 13, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Nowra Coaches Yutong electric bus Feb 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 9952

Re: Nowra Coaches Yutong electric bus Feb 2019

3805 wrote:this thing would be immensely top heavy
I wonder how it compares that way with low entry gassies? State Transit (and now also Transit Systems) O405NH vehicles certainly roll from side to side rather more than most buses do. (Not so noticeable with O500, though.)
by gld59
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 145531

Re: STA Observations 2019

Do we know if all the L113TRBs will be replaced by CB80s? Probably. There are under 30 TRBs to go (but they are all *required* to be withdrawn over the next 8 months or so), and both depots with them already had CB80-bodied K310s (so little or no staff training required to put them into service). I...
by gld59
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed
Replies: 450
Views: 114155

Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

I saw B14 under test a few weeks ago at Central. (Too dim / too far to see the number on the ends, but the carriages were all xx14.)
by gld59
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Ferry Observations 2019
Replies: 98
Views: 37531

Re: NSW Ferry Observations 2019

Right-click > Open Link in New Private Window

(no cookies are saved this way)
by gld59
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 734309

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

Fleet Lists wrote:Northwest station??
Well the city and sw aren't ready for public inpection yet :wink:

Go to advanced search