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by Nugget
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4442
Views: 755724

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Wynyard Walk, nice as it is, is only "attractive" if you're fit. There would be lots of passengers seeking the "least walking" route. Walking is the best exercise for unfit people as anyone can do it as long as they pace themselves accordingly. This covered and relatively safe route may well save t...
by Nugget
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4442
Views: 755724

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

The transfer points appear to be Martin Place and Central in the planning for both metro lines. I think it's an unreasonable expectation to think that every station should have a direct transfer connection. The metro is so quick there's only a couple of minutes or so between these stations. It's no...
by Nugget
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4442
Views: 755724

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

How does PT within the Sydney centre fail? It's just got even better with the reinstatement of a tram circulator. There's also often no need to transfer once you reach any point in the CBD, people just walk. The improvement of the surface pedestrian environment will make that an even better experie...
by Nugget
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 213
Views: 24346

Re: Covid-19

Even though I do not bother about any normal flu vaccine I do believe in the really bad ones for everybody to eliminate them but this brings me to the problem that even if most countries have a mandatory needle for the bad ones what if one country doesn’t. That's not how flu vaccines work. They usu...
by Nugget
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 8941

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - 2020

Yes, I think airliners are being stored and maintained there by apparently 50 or so engineers and others on site, no one has made any comment about "parting out" the planes, as they do in Arizona. All the planes stored at the Alice look fairly recent models, to me. I understand that over 90 airline...
by Nugget
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4442
Views: 755724

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

The trend in such centres is towards general pedestrianisation and the old issue of battling across streets full of swarms of cars is diminishing and will progressively ultimately disappear, making any tunnels constructed redundant. The world is full enough of old, graffiti-filled underused or aban...
by Nugget
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed
Replies: 494
Views: 121038

Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Like the case in Victoria, it's unfair to judge with hindsight when the wider political and human rights context wasn't there (or wasn't known about) at the time these projects were scoped and contracts awarded. Likewise, there's nothing unusual in bureaucrats visiting China to monitor the progress...
by Nugget
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Other rail possibilties
Replies: 85
Views: 3815

Re: Other rail possibilties

To add some further weight - TfNSW’s ‘South East Sydney Transport Strategy’ which was released last week: https://future.transport.nsw.gov.au/plans/south-east-sydney-transport-strategy A rail detail map released by TfNSW today: https://scontent.fsyd4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118727806_1015716357589...
by Nugget
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 91259

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

That brings up the issue of discarding direct interface between drivers and passengers altogether and sealing the driver off now there is this danger as well as the physical one. Why are buses treated so different from a tram in this regard? I notice enough missing posts here to fill a dump truck b...
by Nugget
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Television channel discussions
Replies: 189
Views: 51161

Re: Television channel discussions

That is if CBS isn't also cutting news department staff at their smaller American tv stations There aren't many CBS owned stations in the US. Many are CBS affiliates and owned by either small local regional media conglomerates or the regional television networks. It's purchase of Network 10 was rea...
by Nugget
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Other rail possibilties
Replies: 85
Views: 3815

Re: Other rail possibilties

Swift wrote: Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:58 am since the Northern Beaches wants to keep everyone out of their principality.
Isn't the feeling mutual.
by Nugget
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Other rail possibilties
Replies: 85
Views: 3815

Re: Other rail possibilties

The main issue is that they have essentially scuppered Metro performance by using it to do a heavy rail job. That remark is so confusing that you'll have to explain it I'm afraid! Exactly how? I mean it is heavy rail and it's using metro performance to do a heavy rail job better. That's the whole p...
by Nugget
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Other rail possibilties
Replies: 85
Views: 3815

Re: Other rail possibilties

One of the main reasons for the metro system is to deliver faster travel times between centres right across Sydney while also stopping at all stops. It's the only system that can achieve this, regardless of distance. In inner ring suburbs, the travel time difference between metro and suburban is fa...
by Nugget
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations 2020
Replies: 68
Views: 15565

Re: Ferry Observations 2020

It just seems to smack of some sort of lacking in procurement, especially coupled with some of the other recent design failures such as the new intercity trains.
by Nugget
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What’s your FAVORITE bus/coach model and body
Replies: 17
Views: 1521

Re: What’s your FAVORITE bus/coach model and body

City bus - Leyland National MKII (with the A/C Pod)

Coach - Mercedes Benz O303
by Nugget
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 165
Views: 32374

Re: STA Observations 2020

11 am - 1 pm Monday lunch time briefing, commuters are advised to make other plans.
by Nugget
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: V sets turn 50
Replies: 17
Views: 2284

Re: V sets turn 50

tonyp wrote: Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:38 am They were a class act, never to be repeated. Except for mobility-impaired people though, which was the problem.
At the time the train wasn't the problem, actually getting to the platform would preclude mobility-impaired people.
by Nugget
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: News & Administration
Topic: Future of the board
Replies: 56
Views: 6861

Re: Future of the board

One thing that would make the board more readable in the Sydney section is the division between private and public observations. If we keep the division it would be more useful between say Sydney metro and Regional. There's no real difference between private and public buses.
by Nugget
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: News & Administration
Topic: Future of the board
Replies: 56
Views: 6861

Re: Future of the board

One other thing that has occurred, and I fall into this category is time of life. There were many enthusiasts or gunzels who don't work in the industry but are just in that time of life where posting to a message board is not a priority. Many have also moved to other countries and just have other in...
by Nugget
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5604

Re: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!

Yes, the Silver Line in Boston is one of those, although in many places it doesn't have the bus right of ways that some others do. It also is an interesting route as it is run as one of their light rail routes rather than as part of the bus route system.
by Nugget
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5604

Re: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!

The big current push towards all-door boarding suggests that they are now taking an interest in dwell time. As I said the interest in dwell time is only on Bus Rapid System routes, and they have all door boarding and off board ticketing mainly. Although with the advent of smart ticketing that is al...
by Nugget
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5604

Re: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!

I had that happen with an American tourist on a tram in Prague. They must have very slow transit in America. You'll find that American route buses tend to fall into three categories. Regional Express buses, think of something like the B-Line, Bus Rapid Systems and then route buses (further divided ...
by Nugget
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 8941

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - 2020

eddy wrote: Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:58 am As freight becomes more time sensitive, I see direct flights with 50/50 freight and passengers in the future.
The Boeing Combis were ahead of their times!
by Nugget
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 91259

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Yeah, so when the pandemic first hit they just removed the taxi plates and returned them to the lessors. Now they are registered on regular plates and just parked.
by Nugget
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 91259

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

I drove past Murrays Mandible Rd depot in Alexandria yesterday, and as boronia states elsewhere, it certainly struck me how many vehicles are parked with no rego plates attached (I suspect majority). Drove past AAT Kings depot nearby and the sheds are all locked up with I assume coaches inside. Car...

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