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by mandonov
Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Cab video 607X
Replies: 19
Views: 1709

Re: Cab video 607X

Good video of the 611 here from the same channel: https://youtu.be/hacXgr-qfQM I doubt there’s a chance for any busway or bus lane extensions on eastern portions of the M2, but I’d like to see a proper western extension of the median busway in the future. There’s room to extend it under Windsor Rd a...
by mandonov
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Cab video 607X
Replies: 19
Views: 1709

Re: Cab video 607X

This YouTube channel also has quite a few cab videos, although the view is from behind the drivers shoulder: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOe0Wc ... iCrYiWuqdA

He seems to be a Forest driver.
by mandonov
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations for 2021
Replies: 96
Views: 11544

Re: Ferry Observations for 2021

A project is classified as an SSI, whether government or private sector, if it reaches a certain cost threshold. Not everything is a conspiracy.
by mandonov
Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney’s public transport growing back differently post-pandemic
Replies: 101
Views: 7404

Re: Sydney’s public transport growing back differently post-pandemic

I wonder. If we had done a short and sharp lockdown for a few days a week ago like a typical Labor state response, would we be needing to endure a fortnight in lockdown like we need to now? Unclear, but interesting to ponder. Whatever the individual states decide to do is besides the point when the ...
by mandonov
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 186
Views: 27927

Re: STA Observations 2021

The existing layover at Cammeray golf course is accommodated in the design of the Warringah Freeway Upgrade.

You can see a drivers view video render of the bus lane towards the bottom of the page here: https://caportal.com.au/rms/wht/gallery
by mandonov
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4552
Views: 842312

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

The area surrounding Barclay Rd and Oakes Rd M2 stops have always seen large numbers of parked cars around them. Why there isn’t better bus connectivity to/from/past these stations and linking key surrounding centres/interchanges is definitely something I feel should be addressed, even with the met...
by mandonov
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW rail network to go green by 2025, smaller ferries to go electric
Replies: 20
Views: 1396

Re: NSW rail network to go green by 2025, smaller ferries to go electric

The only way electric vehicles will cease to be seen as luxury vehicles is once we get a critical mass of demand in this country for EV’s to entice manufacturers to sell their lower end models here. These incentives are a good thing for increasing the uptake of EV’s, and this has been proven worldwi...
by mandonov
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9289
Views: 1671112

Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

The off-peak window was shortened to reflect that the peak periods had evolved to extend beyond the traditional 7-9am and 4-6pm windows. If this were truly the reason for the change then they would have extended service frequency to peak levels over that extended peak period, yet they haven’t. This...
by mandonov
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 33162

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

swtt wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:12 am But in terms of reliability, the M sets aren't rated very highly.
I can see the M’s replacement being tacked onto the end of a T set replacement, or in conjunction with and just prior to an Oscar replacement.
by mandonov
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 523
Views: 59592

Re: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening

I do wish they'd make the interchanges easier on the bus network. Changing from buses at Taylor Square towards Randwick is going to be a right pain in the arse. Same goes for Bunnerong Road services heading citybound with at least two crossings required. The Bunnerong Road example, I brought up in ...
by mandonov
Fri May 28, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations for 2021
Replies: 96
Views: 11544

Re: Ferry Observations for 2021

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/cheap-knock-offs-more-delays-for-new-problem-plagued-sydney-ferries-20210526-p57vf2.html Sydney’s problem-plagued River Class ferries will be more than a year late after even more issues were discovered with the overseas-built vessels. Sydney Ferries operator Tran...
by mandonov
Thu May 27, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 33162

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

They’ve tried to implement exit numbers into the wayfinding system but IMO the same exit number applies to way too many actual exit points.

https://transportnsw.info/document/3521 ... on-map.pdf
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by mandonov
Wed May 26, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 33162

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

https://www.9news.com.au/national/google-street-view-inside-train-stations/c811a5ea-f320-4c29-a388-6b27abc214e1 What a great initiative, give an exxie contract to Google to photograph a half-construction sites that Central and Bexley North Stations are. I also thought it was the Government's wish f...
by mandonov
Tue May 25, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Route 144 Royal North Shore Hospital
Replies: 31
Views: 2335

Re: Route 144 Royal North Shore Hospital

That would mean it would be on a bridge, which is a bit of a wind tunnel with no natural protection, unlike the existing stops that are under shop awnings. Would also be between two intersections with lights that are only 100 metres metres apart. Although it is currently closed while an apartment b...
by mandonov
Sun May 16, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 33162

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

ATP installation on the M’s is scheduled to finish up this month according to the last Waterfall annual report from last year. Unclear how COVID may have affected this timeline: https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/tp/files/78534/Report%20No%2040%20of%20the%20Special%20Commission%20of%20Inquiry%20into%...
by mandonov
Wed May 12, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 758
Views: 212480

Re: Parramatta light rail

The West Metro at Olympic Park is what makes this light rail line necessary, especially with the service gap between SOP and Parramatta. Wentworth Point will be the densest suburb in the country, and it needs more than buses and a slow ferry to serve it and transport people to the metro. Melrose Par...
by mandonov
Sat May 08, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 33162

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

If you see the two trains from a distance during the night you can see that the A has a warm, yellower light whereas the B’s have a searing blue-white that illuminates the whole corridor.
by mandonov
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations for 2021
Replies: 96
Views: 11544

Re: Ferry Observations for 2021

Well that sort of puts a damper on the “locally-built = quality” argument doesn’t it? What will the headlines be if the Emerald Series 2 don’t rust in 5 years but the Series 1 are stuck looking shoddy? Not the we shouldn’t be building locally, but it’s still silly to see it used to win political poi...
by mandonov
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 933
Views: 242196

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

I mean it says last updated “14th April”, today. Would they not have changed it to next few weeks on this update page by now or.? An off the cuff comment by a minister is not an official timeline, so I don’t know why you’re so hung up on the wording. Even ‘a couple of months’ is just a guess becaus...
by mandonov
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Newcastle Bus Interchange opens
Replies: 13
Views: 3598

Re: Newcastle Bus Interchange opens

^^ Tonyp , have you got a map that shows that? But what about the platform that is needed for the other side as it will be in the way of part of the bus interchange and maybe part of the bus interchange entry/exit? Here is the unused track marked in red. It goes under those fences. http://i.imgur.c...
by mandonov
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Newcastle Transport
Replies: 619
Views: 185976

Re: Newcastle Transport

It seems to be a council initiative, not TfNSW:
https://www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/Counci ... ss-vehicle
by mandonov
Mon May 25, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5826
Views: 962861

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

Well nothing will happen in the immediate future simply because they need the capacity for social distancing. I'm sure we'll hear more about when the changes will occur once they realise that no one will be able to social distance on public transport anyway, especially if you want the city to start ...
by mandonov
Mon May 25, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4552
Views: 842312

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

These changes will be achieved by reallocating services from late nights and early morning services where existing customer levels are very low. This also allows more time for important overnight maintenance works to maintain reliability of the network. On Friday and Saturday evenings there will be...
by mandonov
Fri May 22, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5826
Views: 962861

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

Never mind the fact that if you look closely the T light gave the tram the all clear and there was a very good chance the tram was just behind the car, just out of camera but whatever reinforces your biases I guess... If we're talking about the moment at Kensington at 3:00 in the video then what I ...
by mandonov
Thu May 21, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 377
Views: 101824

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

Because interchanging at Lidcombe is nuts? Don't forget SOP is now tranforming itself into a business + residential hub. Opal Tower saga aside, the Carter St precinct means Olympic Park Station in the way it operates, and how the West lines are at saturation, will simply be its own Carlingford Line...

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