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by pgt
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9205
Views: 1603154

Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

At Eastgardens this afternoon there were 3 cops standing on the footpath checking cards AFTER the pax got off. Can't say I've seen it there before, but this used to happen at Wynyard (York St) quite often at one stage, as the inspectors would meet buses coming from the northside. Pre Opal, this wou...
by pgt
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9205
Views: 1603154

Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

Are train doors closing 30 or whatever seconds earlier from 3pm for example because that is considered "Peak (fare) hour"? You're probably getting into conspiracy theory territory there, but at the same time I think they actually had a public trial a while ago in the CBD to see if it would improve ...
by pgt
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Future Transport 2056 (2036 refresh)
Replies: 27
Views: 1614

Re: Future Transport 2056 (2036 refresh)

[*] Chatswood - Airport via Sydney CBD and Botany Road - nowhere in sight. Not done. [*] Lane Cove - Eastgardens via Sydney CBD, Surry Hills & Botany Road - Route 320 still Gore Hill to Mascot. No hint of any extension to Lane Cove (north) or Eastgardens (via 307 after Mascot). Unlikely to ever eve...
by pgt
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 878
Views: 227495

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CUc9XrDCP0 Watch from 27:00, the last 20 seconds. So it’s Melbourne style passenger opening the door by pressing the door button? Get ready for the Karen’s to come out complaining again lol, unless of course manual mode was solely used just for this presser. But nic...
by pgt
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 200
Views: 21162

Re: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore

Yes but it is timetabled as a loop service back to Chatswood which is causing the problem. It's a similar problem with the next service display at Neutral Bay Junction for the 100, which for a city-bound service (ie. same stop as the B1), shows "Taronga Zoo" as the destination, not "City-QVB" or si...
by pgt
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 167
Views: 19464

Re: STA Observations 2021

I have seen some of the school bus routes from region 7 going along Military Road - particularly the ones that go to Riverview of a morning. (Besides that period when the 430 was operated by Transit Systems to Taronga Zoo, it was/is an unusual sight to see a gas bus on Military Road, which is what s...
by pgt
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 167
Views: 19464

Re: STA Observations 2021

From my usual Sydney observation point overlooking Woolloomooloo, I see this massive stream of buses using the ED southbound in the morning peak. I assume these are buses returning from the city empty and buses from Chatswood to Bondi junction? Are there any UNSW services among these? AFIK there ar...
by pgt
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9205
Views: 1603154

Re: STA Observations 2021

For some time I've noticed at least in the morning there are either security guards or TransportNSW staff (in orange hi-vis) at some key bus stops doing headcounts of people on buses - whether they're counting those wearing, or not wearing, a mask I'm not sure but it seems that's what they're lookin...
by pgt
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Metro trackwork
Replies: 17
Views: 2445

Re: Metro trackwork

Thanks for reporting in however I'm not sure if it just me, but I cannot see any pictures you may have posted. Not just you - I don't see any pictures either. BTW I don't think anyone said there was an "assumption and assertion to believe Sydney Metro is fully automated" during a time of disruption...
by pgt
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 200
Views: 21162

Re: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore

I can only presume it was one of those rostering quirks that led to one of the Brookvale articulated Euro3 Volvos operating, of all routes, a route 243 starting from Neutral Bay Junction towards North Cremorne [then Spit Junction]. Would hardly think a route 243 service needed an articulated bus, le...
by pgt
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 315
Views: 41689

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

Rebumping this after finding the leaked document uploaded by Marjorie O'Neill (member for Coogee) which SMH and DT didn't provide a link Current status is DRAFT FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES https://www.scribd.com/document/490671733/South-East-Sydney-Integrated-Service-Plan-Service-Concepts-January-2020 ...
by pgt
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 16544

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

There's a post on one of the popular railway groups on Facebook that is saying a V-set derailed at Rhodes yesterday, does anyone know anything more about it as there's no news articles? (you'd figure in this society it would've made the news) Came across a YouTube video where somebody was showing t...
by pgt
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 338
Views: 25255

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

I guess while they managed to put up route arrows for the 115 up to a week before it went live, they somehow didn't manage to remove the old "pre-Better Buses North" arrows (eg. the ones that show route 294 via Pacific Highway at Crows Nest) or even the 140 ones, nor did they update the stop signage...
by pgt
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 338
Views: 25255

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

Why did they end the service at 8? It's the North Shore classed as a quiet country town? That would be a question for the former Labor Government, 340 was M40 and Metrobus = it was their initiative. Up till now, after 8pm if you lived in that area of Willoughby, you'd have to take the slow all stop...
by pgt
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9205
Views: 1603154

Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

and the worst time for one to stop working is when you have an inspector checking tickets, which is exactly what happened when my first card failed. And how did this get resolved/not resolved? Probably a fortuitous thing that this was when Opal was 8 journeys then free, and the trip before (a bus t...
by pgt
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9205
Views: 1603154

Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

With replacement cards, it's possible to do what Singapore did - and if the cards are not showing signs of failure, extend their validity when they are used. The 'replacement' time is largely governed by the manufactures recommendations on card life - the flash memory has limited lifespan. SE Queen...
by pgt
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 200
Views: 21162

Re: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore

After 200 gets truncated to Campbell St, there won't be any more services that will turn into Brown Street (officially). I think the key word here was "officially", since the 144 bus around 2pm I was on today going to Chatswood still turned onto Brown Street, and while I didn't pay attention to the...
by pgt
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 338
Views: 25255

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

Looks like there won't be a spearate notice regarding these changes. The @BusesInfo Twitter handle is simply reusing the 3/12/2020 one (unlike the Northern Beaches changes). https://mobile.twitter.com/BusesInfo/status/1348379275351760896 I think the Northern Beaches notice had some changes from the...
by pgt
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 16544

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

I don't know how long it has been there, but in the escalator atrium between Wynyard Walk and Clarence St, there is a massive video wall with CGI simulations of Wynyard station featuring trams, single deck trains and Waratahs. Very cleverly done, well worth a visit. Takes about 3 minutes to cycle t...
by pgt
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 167
Views: 19464

Re: STA Observations 2021

Noticing a route 200 bus at St Leonards heading towards the city this afternoon with "CITY - Macquarie St" as the destination (must be recently introduced!) which I am guessing could be related to the Harbour Bridge works. It looked like a Willoughby bus doing the run I saw (was one of the low floor...
by pgt
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 47333

Re: STA Observations 2020

Just noticed when browsing the Australian Bus Fleet Lists website: x3 Iveco Metro Volgren Optimus buses (2696 ST, 2698 ST, 2700 ST) have been transferred from Randwick to Mona Vale. I'm guessing this is to do with the recent new Northern Beaches Region 8 network? It's quite interesting because I do...
by pgt
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 338
Views: 25255

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

I just hope the changes to route 200 will reduce the extreme amount of padding some services have during peak hour. Having sat on a bus that waited 14(!) minutes at North Sydney, crawled up the Pacific Highway at a snail's pace and then another few minutes at Crows Nest was infuriating to say the l...
by pgt
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 47333

Re: STA Observations 2020

Roughly same time the next day the same indicators didn't show the school services, so could have been a glitch somebody realised eventually. Are these the liquid paper? screens they were trialling a while back? No - these are the ones installed when the B-Line concept (ie. the B1 route) was launch...
by pgt
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 47333

Re: STA Observations 2020

The bus stop indicators at Neutral Bay Junction I noticed the other day now show the school buses on them where they didn't previously (eg. "592n Chatswood") This was in the afternoon, and I did take a photo but haven't had a chance to take it off the phone/upload it here yet. Roughly same time the...
by pgt
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 200
Views: 21162

Re: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore

Another subtle change to the 144 routing, which drivers sometimes do in PM peak I have noticed (and 533 drivers already do now), is Chatswood bound services according to the region map go up the Pacific Highway all the way to Railway St then make a right and continue to the terminus, instead of maki...

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