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by Transtopic
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: More Trains, More Services - Stage 2
Replies: 22
Views: 1855

Re: More Trains, More Services - Stage 2

I've noticed that there's a mix of A and T sets on T9 as well as the ocassional B set. I don't have a problem with that. I think that there was a plan to transfer all T sets to T4 after refurbishment, but I don't know if that's still the case. From previous comments, there seems to be some doubt abo...
by Transtopic
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Resignation of Rodd Staples, Secretary of Transport for NSW
Replies: 29
Views: 4199

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

Sorry, the excuse for Staples' sacking doesn't seem credible. When Constance said they were seeking a new direction, I'm sure it wasn't about trees. In the light of the just disclosed resignation of Jon Lamonte, CEO of Sydney Metro, there's more to this than meets the eye. I smell a whiff of cover-u...
by Transtopic
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: More Trains, More Services - Stage 2
Replies: 22
Views: 1855

Re: More Trains, More Services - Stage 2

Scott4570, Route548 and Transtopic my apologies for the substandard research prior to posting... Currently at Ashfield city bound between 8am - 9am there is the following: 08:00 Ashfield all-stops (plat 4) 08:04 Leppington all-stops 08:07 Parramatta all-stops 08:12 Leppington all-stops 08:18 Leppin...
by Transtopic
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: More Trains, More Services - Stage 2
Replies: 22
Views: 1855

Re: More Trains, More Services - Stage 2

How many extra "paths" will they be able to feed into the T2 local? The article mentions "More services on the T2 Inner West Line, with an extra four services in the peak". Currently 8tph (Homebush/Parramatta all stoppers & Leppington semi-express), plus the two extra Ashfield short starters @ 08:0...
by Transtopic
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 338
Views: 22175

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

A total shame about the terminus at West Ryde. It's a total shambles in terms of passenger amenity there, with the proper interchange just across the rail line (but that would add at least 10 min to any round trip, which for the distance travelled from one end to the other, is not feasible.) If the...
by Transtopic
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4484
Views: 786172

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

A question from a non-Sydneysider here, after looking at these projects... what is expected to happen to the remainder of the T3? That is, the section from Bankstown to Liverpool and Lidcombe. Will they remain as-is (i.e. Lidcombe and Liverpool to Bankstown) or will they be axed in favour of branch...
by Transtopic
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Resignation of Rodd Staples, Secretary of Transport for NSW
Replies: 29
Views: 4199

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

Something very strange going on here. What does Constance's earlier comment that TfNSW was "looking for a new direction" mean? I thought the agency was supposedly heading in the right direction under Staples' leadership, particularly with regard to the government's metro strategy. Then again, it may...
by Transtopic
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 338
Views: 22175

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

I wouldn't put it past them to ignore the Opal data because it doesn't align with their privatisation agenda. I wouldn’t put it past some people to attack service changes - for which privatisation is actually irrelevant - purely on the basis of their anti-privatisation agenda, and not on the merits...
by Transtopic
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 338
Views: 22175

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

From the petition page, ????????? Since when did 525 go to Macquarie Uni? Getting it confused with the 545. I genuinely wonder what the Opal data says for Routes 515 and 518 regarding patronage into town and how many people on the outer ends of the route past Top Ryde City, use it most of the way i...
by Transtopic
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 338
Views: 22175

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

Missed opportunity to merge 515 and 521 to bring back some N&W similar routes :lol: It would be great if 515 could extend from Eastwood to Carlingford court via Mobbs Lane and Marsden Rd. It would provide a direct service for passengers travelling between Carlingford, Eastwood and Top Ryde. Also, t...
by Transtopic
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4484
Views: 786172

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

I would prefer to leave a legacy of adequacy to future generations rather than short-change them as previous generations of politicians and planners have. It isn't for either of us to predict how big Sydney will be in the future. The existing denser inner city core will be repeated around Parramatt...
by Transtopic
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4484
Views: 786172

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Branching slashes the capacity of each of the branches. It's not a good way to go. With the ultimate potential of 2 minute headways and eight-car trains, the metro has all the capacity it will ever need. But the question is - will it ever be needed? To put things into perspective, the most recent t...
by Transtopic
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4484
Views: 786172

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

The other twenty services are probably extra suburban services on other lines that will be enabled by removing the Bankstown line from the system. Constance is correct in stating that there are currently 120tph coming through the CBD in the morning peak hour, but not into the CBD if you discount th...
by Transtopic
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4484
Views: 786172

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

20 TPH to Tallawong, 20 TPH to Bankstown? You've got to be creative with numbers to be a Transport Minister, That would be a reasonable expectation in the longer term, but it's still only half of the alleged extra 80tph coming into the CBD. Not forgetting that there is still the option of increasin...
by Transtopic
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4484
Views: 786172

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/covid-19-lockdowns-help-speed-up-sydney-metro-delivery-20210111-p56tac.html "With 120 trains moving into the CBD during peak hour, Mr Constance said the Metro would increase it to 200." So now the metro has crept up to 40tph in each direction has it? Last I heard...
by Transtopic
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Trains Network - A Future Perspective
Replies: 9
Views: 2298

Re: Sydney Trains Network - A Future Perspective

Just a couple of notes. Regents Park won’t be a problem when the metro is extended west of Bankstown as the logical progression will be to absorb Yagoona and Birong, before heading to Milpera and Liverpool. As Fleet Lists pointed out, any extension of the metro from Bankstown to Liverpool is likely...
by Transtopic
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Trains Network - A Future Perspective
Replies: 9
Views: 2298

Re: Sydney Trains Network - A Future Perspective

Illawarra/Cronulla Line (T4) - - Grade separation of crossovers between Illawarra Main and Local track pairs south of Wolli Creek I've seen people mention this before but as a regular user of the locals (Hurstville all station stoppers), I can't see this as providing any real benefit for the extrem...
by Transtopic
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Trains Network - A Future Perspective
Replies: 9
Views: 2298

Sydney Trains Network - A Future Perspective

Following on from my comments in the 'T3 from 2024' thread, I set out my thoughts below on how the existing Sydney Rail Network, aside from new metro lines which are a separate matter, should evolve over the next few decades. The projects listed are primarily focussed on track infrastructure upgrade...
by Transtopic
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 719
Views: 195229

Re: Parramatta light rail

Well, so far the new lines as they are progressively announced turn out to follow the exact 2056 pattern laid out in the Future Transport Strategy. Not to say there won't be any future tweaking but they did spend at least five years working on the plan (and another more than five years preparatory ...
by Transtopic
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 719
Views: 195229

Re: Parramatta light rail

As I recall, the long-term metro plan includes a line Kogarah-Bankstown-Parramatta-Carlingford-Epping I don't think there's any definite plan yet of how the proposed metro lines focussed on Parramatta from Norwest, Epping or Kogarah will link up. The Norwest to Kogarah link would seem to be the mos...
by Transtopic
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 719
Views: 195229

Re: Parramatta light rail

From the very beginning, the Parramatta Light Rail project should have adopted the preferred route in the independent feasibility study undertaken on behalf of Parramatta City Council, which was from Westmead to Macquarie Park via Parramatta and Eastwood. A light rail branch from Dundas along the Ca...
by Transtopic
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 719
Views: 195229

Re: Parramatta light rail

Olympic Park to CBD travel time would be 14 minutes, and Olympic Park to Parramatta travel time would be 6 minutes. I’m sure this would outweigh any additional travel time vs West Ryde. You would say that wouldn't you. Of course you overlook the cost/benefit of spending a billion dollars or more on...
by Transtopic
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 719
Views: 195229

Re: Parramatta light rail

If this means Stage 2 is delayed rather than cancelled, it shouldn't be too bad since Metro West if a while away as well. The light rail won't really be useful until then, especially as a feeder. It would be quicker to go by bus from Melrose Park to West Ryde Station along Victoria Rd, which is onl...
by Transtopic
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Second Sydney road tunnel harbour crossing
Replies: 9
Views: 2245

Re: Second Sydney harbour crossing

It will divert a lot of traffic from the Northern Beaches and North Shore (and vice versa) away from the existing Harbour Tunnel, the Eastern Distributor, the Harbour Bridge, the CBD and Western Distributor. As already mentioned, it is meant to be a bypass of the CBD, not to funnel more traffic into...
by Transtopic
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: T3 from 2024
Replies: 36
Views: 3896

Re: T3 from 2024

Wouldn’t be surprised if the Richmond branch eventually becomes part of the Cumberland Line full time with interchange at Parramatta required. They would hope most would choose Metro West. This has been suggested previously, but in the light of the feedback on the future options for T3 from 2024, I...

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