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by BroadGauge
Mon May 17, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 171
Views: 14052

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

eddy wrote: Sun May 16, 2021 6:27 pm Actually I think lonely old people would rather upgrade to a Parrahub maintenance free, strata free and land tax free unit.
What if they want to live in another suburb or area other than Harris Park?
by BroadGauge
Mon May 10, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: FACE MASKS
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: FACE MASKS

It would be quite complicated for me to explain this style of logic to some people. because the main (and the stupidest in my mind) excuse I get from people for not wearing a mask is: "ThErE iS nO cOviD hErE" We really need people to understand this logic so that's why Face masks are mandatory on P...
by BroadGauge
Mon May 10, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: FACE MASKS
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: FACE MASKS

If a Newcastle COVID-Case was to happen, I'd imagine like Sydney they'd make it mandatory to wear masks out in public with whatever the fine is for failure to wear one. It would depend on how bad their over-reaction was. Last year there were never any requirements to wear a mask at places like reta...
by BroadGauge
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 904
Views: 232787

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

Surely the maintenance costs for this section must be very high compared to the limited amount of electric-hauled passenger service. The same might apply north of Gosford or south of Wollongong? What is your definition of a "limited amount" of electric services? There are 2 trains per hour north of...
by BroadGauge
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 204
Views: 22117

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

As far as I'm aware no Tangaras run to Richmond before 9am so that's the unusual part of the spotting that person made There are no Tangaras scheduled to run to Richmond at any time in the present timetable. The only Tangaras scheduled to run on that line operate peak services terminating at Schofi...
by BroadGauge
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 204
Views: 22117

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

Yesterday evening, a Tangara was running a late T5 service from Blacktown towards Leppington. I think this was due to urgent repairs at Schofields yesterday late afternoon. The situation of using unusual train sets in the region seemed to have continued to this morning. I noticed this morning that ...
by BroadGauge
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 2021 Easter Show
Replies: 25
Views: 4853

Re: 2021 Easter Show

Perhaps for families, they should be driving rather than using public transport to the Show as it would be safer and easier to get there. The chance that you're going to be involved in a car accident is far higher than any chance that you're going to catch coronavirus on public transport in Sydney,...
by BroadGauge
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Extra Covid 19 services
Replies: 52
Views: 12255

Re: Extra Covid 19 services

No more mandatory masks on public transport in Greater Sydney from Monday March 29th:

https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/c ... t-increase
by BroadGauge
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 204
Views: 22117

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

Sydney Trains are claiming that replacement buses cannot service East Richmond at the moment due to road closures, even though that the replacement service from Schofields to Richmond that is operating drives over the level crossing adjacent to the station at East Richmond on Bourke Street. Quite st...
by BroadGauge
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 176
Views: 18466

Re: WS Airport Metro

How can you be so sure of that? Gladys and her cohorts are on the nose at present and there's certainly no guarantee that that they're a shoe-in for the next election with only a one seat majority. They don't tend to be in agreance with you over at the SMH today: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw...
by BroadGauge
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 345
Views: 32873

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

Downtime is the achilles heel of battery-electric buses and it basically means that you need a larger fleet than you should, because you have to have extra buses that you can charge during the day to maintain an overnight service rather than drawing on an existing fleet. Perhaps in the future there...
by BroadGauge
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 169
Views: 21620

Re: STA Observations 2021

I wouldn’t really bank on the mask rule being eased in just a months time if Victoria is anything to go by - once they were made mandatory over there on public transport somewhere back in July/August last year, it was never ever eased, irrespective of any long streaks without new cases. But then ag...
by BroadGauge
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Resignation of Rodd Staples, Secretary of Transport for NSW
Replies: 29
Views: 5991

Re: Resignation of Rodd Staples, Secretary of Transport for NSW

He is the Transport Minister for SYDNEY and NOT Regional New South Wales. Indeed, there is a separate Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, being Paul Toole. Of note is that Andrew Constance, who lives in Malua Bay, is the Member for Bega, which is a regional electorate well outside the Greate...
by BroadGauge
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 204
Views: 22117

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

Some weekday late night Leppington to Richmond services arrive at Richmond one minute later. All weekend Leppington to Richmond services arrive/terminate at Richmond one minute later. It appears that they have allowed an extra minute between East Richmond and Richmond on these services. The last fe...
by BroadGauge
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Extra Covid 19 services
Replies: 52
Views: 12255

Re: Extra Covid 19 services

The train guards on the Southern Highlands line make announcements stating at which point it becomes mandatory to wear a face mask, which is between Yerrinbool and Bargo stations. There is no requirement for anybody to wear a mask whilst traveling on the line of that point, and the majority of passe...
by BroadGauge
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 204
Views: 22117

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

You would have to wait for connections to change modes in Richmond on a Saturday as the waiting time between modes would be between 10 minutes to 2 hours 45 depending on train arrival time and local bus times What we're discussing is during rail service disruptions how that they run a replacement b...
by BroadGauge
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4485
Views: 810884

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Theres also been another cutback sometime in the last year where I distinctly do remember the Metro would actually run until just after 1am in the morning (and yes still at that lovely 10 minute frequency), even on weekdays, but thats now been cut back to around 12am.. It still runs until very late...
by BroadGauge
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 204
Views: 22117

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

I noticed on Saturday that during a service disruption on the Richmond line (signalling issues) for a couple of hours, Busways were providing emergency replacement buses between Mulgrave and Clarendon, with a single Waratah set operating a shuttle service between Clarendon and Richmond. Presumably t...
by BroadGauge
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: SETS C set tour to Mt Victoria
Replies: 46
Views: 5445

Re: SETS C set tour to Mt Victoria

There's quite strict regulations for travel on this trip according to http://www.sets.org.au/tours/, including requiring that you must wear a specific type of face mask whilst riding on it: Due to the on-going COVID19 pandemic risk, and to ensure everyone's safety, all passengers will need to wear N...
by BroadGauge
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Headway Services
Replies: 32
Views: 4609

Re: Headway Services

Interesting - but on Saturday and Sundays, whilst it has a 5/15 frequency depending on when the short runners are slotted in, that's not a headway service on those days. Is there any logical reason why the T80 runs that way on a weekend, rather than simply running a 10 minute headway service like i...
by BroadGauge
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2021
Replies: 135
Views: 21050

Re: Private Bus Observations 2021

Stonesourscotty wrote: Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:21 pm Has the restrictions for drivers on buses been lifted as quite a few drivers of private operators are devoid of masks today?
How do you know who has an exemption and who doesn't? Many people are legally exempt from wearing a face mask, including some people who work as bus drivers.
by BroadGauge
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Extra Covid 19 services
Replies: 52
Views: 12255

Re: Extra Covid 19 services

Passenger compliance on a few services was 100% although patronage was much lower than I would have expected. Many people are less enthusiastic about the prospect of wearing an uncomfortable face mask than the government may hope they would be, and hence this mandate serves as a deterrent to making...
by BroadGauge
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 169
Views: 21620

Re: STA Observations 2021

I noticed on Tripview last night that there looked to be a quite intensive frequency of additional B1/BN1 services running from Wynyard or North Sydney to Mona Vale during the early hours of this morning, around one trip every 4 minutes. Surprised that given the current lockdown in the Northern Beac...
by BroadGauge
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Trains Network - A Future Perspective
Replies: 9
Views: 3195

Re: Sydney Trains Network - A Future Perspective

Can't see full duplication of the Richmond line being a priority for a very long time, although the line as far as Vineyard will service new estates built within the North West Growth Area that will be developed over coming years, hence duplicating the line as far as the existing crossing station at...
by BroadGauge
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 425
Views: 82736

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

They're now showing under the alerts for every line, except for T4/SCO, that trains will be running to a weekend timetable for the first full week of January. I presume this has something to do with the Harbour Bridge trackwork: Trains run to a weekend timetable UPDATED 15 Dec 16:09 Mon 4 Jan 02:00 ...

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