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by Linto63
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2021
Replies: 46
Views: 4822

Re: Private Bus Observations 2021

Probanly because it’s is intertwined with the other region 6 services in the region and is more efficient to leave it there.
by Linto63
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 41
Views: 4676

Re: STA Observations 2021

December was pretty rubbish weather wise, so there wouldn’t have been the big crowds. While the default setting for some on this board is just to assume State Transit are incompetent, given that they have the patronage data and we don’t, perhaps they have made an informed decision.
by Linto63
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 41
Views: 4676

Re: STA Observations 2021

tonyp wrote: A few artics running on 144 today.
Artics on route 144 have been common on Sundays for a number of years.
by Linto63
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations for 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 1348

Re: Ferry Observations for 2021

Good news, NSW taxpayers will be forking out an extra $4,000 per student per annum so precious private school children can get home 20 minutes earlier to start playing Xbox. Seriously?

NSW government backflips on axing Lane Cove ferries
by Linto63
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 248
Views: 14966

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7 & 9

Being the first day of a new route structure, it's not surprising that the allocation compared to last week will be quite different. The artics appear to be operating most 500X services, but nothing else. May need to wait until Wednesday to get a clearer picture. While a hot day may bring about some...
by Linto63
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 248
Views: 14966

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA regions 7 & 9

Victoria Rd is awash with artics today. I assume it's beach traffic. More likely that much like routes B1, 100 and 333, it is planned to use higher capacity buses on trunk route 500X that is likely to have higher demand. No Victoria Road services have gone near the coast since the M50 was abolished...
by Linto63
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 176
Views: 14872

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

the 100 is run out of North Sydney as far as I know, and that depot received some second-hand bendy’s from Transit Systems specifically for this purpose Route 100 is also operated by Brookvale with Custom bodied Volvo B12BLEAs. While a dozen or so Volgren bodied B12BLEAs were transferred from Trans...
by Linto63
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 248
Views: 14966

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7 & 9

Your premise is that these service changes are to suit private operators. On what basis do you say that? Probably not to suit private operators per se, but a lot of the recent changes appear to have been made more for operational convenience rather than that of passengers, e.g. chopping many of the...
by Linto63
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2021
Replies: 46
Views: 4822

Re: Private Bus Observations 2021

...all the way from the disastrous capacity downgrades resulting from the tram replacements to the conga lines in George St that led to the reinstatement of trams. All that was needed to fix George Street was to get away from having all buses go through to Circular Quay with a handful of passengers...
by Linto63
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2021
Replies: 46
Views: 4822

Re: Private Bus Observations 2021

Yutong 8083 is out on the 1337 470 ex Martin Place.
by Linto63
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2021
Replies: 46
Views: 4822

Re: Private Bus Observations 2021

tonyp wrote: That is, downgrade capacity.
No, capacity can be maintained, you just operate more buses. We managed to survive for 25 years from 1980 with double deckers and then artics only operating on the long distance northern breaches services.
by Linto63
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2021
Replies: 46
Views: 4822

Re: Private Bus Observations 2021

The Yutong never makes an appearance. Is it even at Leichhardt any longer? With Transit Systems going down the BYD path for its next electric bus order, its time may be coming to an end. My mind boggles at what they intend to do after the artics reach the end of their lives. Use rigids, not as if a...
by Linto63
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta Road Bus Fire
Replies: 27
Views: 2152

Re: Parramatta Road Bus Fire

It will all come down to how the contracts between the lessor and TfNSW, and between TfNSW and Transit Systems, are structured, and then how the insurance policies are taken out. Fleets are often covered by one umbrella policy, rather than individual comprehensive insurance for each vehicle, as we t...
by Linto63
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2021
Replies: 46
Views: 4822

Re: Private Bus Operations 2021

I think you'll also sometimes see TSA artics on Routes 305, 426, 503 & 504. True, forgot about the Victoria Road services. But Transit Systems does appear to have a hap hazard rostering of buses, you can pretty much see anything on any route when it comes to the rigids. Saw a couple of the high flo...
by Linto63
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 41
Views: 4676

Re: STA Observations 2021

Stonesourscotty wrote: Large fleet of rigid buses on the 333 this weekend including 4915 1924 1352 4845 among many more never seen so many rigids on full length 333 before
Likewise on Friday, and not just the short workings to Bondi Junction.
by Linto63
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2021
Replies: 46
Views: 4822

Re: Private Bus Operations 2021

A dozen or so moved to State Transit for route 100, the remainder are confined to routes 320, and peak hour 438Xs, 440 Leichhardt - Central short workings and 470s.
by Linto63
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Wollongong Rt. 55 Commenced Service & Split into 55A/C
Replies: 451
Views: 134722

Re: Wollongong Rt. 55 Commenced Service & Split into 55A/C

tonyp wrote: Next let's see all-door loading
Dream on.
Merc1107 wrote: Is that service run exclusively with rigids?
Yes, Premier Illawarra don't have any artics.
by Linto63
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2021
Replies: 46
Views: 4822

Re: Private Bus Operations 2021

Unless Leichhardt depot has 5 charging points, there will be a need to roster enough time for each to charge. The Yutong has been out and about in recent weeks. The various one-off Metrobus liveried Scanias are rarely to be seen though.
by Linto63
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 71
Views: 3673

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

This report states that the Chinese were trying to get costs down to USD 25 million (AUD 32 million) per kilometre. So over 880 km from Sydney to Melbourne, that would be over AUD 28 billion, and with us having a mush higher labour cost, would be well in excess of that. But then you are proposing t...
by Linto63
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta Road Bus Fire
Replies: 27
Views: 2152

Re: Parramatta Road Bus Fire

We should just be grateful no-one was hurt, who cares about a nearly fully depreciated tin box. May have been a less happy story if it had occurred when the bus had a heavier load outbound. Whether by good luck or good management, it came to rest in the centre lane, had it been in the kerbside lane,...
by Linto63
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 3100

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

boronia wrote: I went past in the bus during the week. There was definitely activity in the middle section.
May have been, but the new track finishes about 20 or so metres south of the southern pylon and commences immediately north of the northern one, all track beneath the span remains untouched.
by Linto63
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 71
Views: 3673

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

Australia could easily print the money and order 20 Chinese TBM and install proven 600km/h Japanese maglev within five years Parrahub/Canberra airport while dropping the A$ a few cents to make it more competitive. You clearly have no understanding of basic economics if you think money can just be p...
by Linto63
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 3100

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

lunchbox wrote: There's still a lot of timber sleepers. Did they only 'concrete" the down track?
Up track only either side of the pylons, i.e. not under the coathanger. So ifthe whole thing is to be done, only a quarter of the way there.
by Linto63
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta Road Bus Fire
Replies: 27
Views: 2152

Parramatta Road Bus Fire

Transit Systems Volgren bodied Volvo B12 arctic 2001 destroyed by fire on Broadway.
by Linto63
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney commuters gain 1200 more bus, light rail and ferry services for summer
Replies: 23
Views: 2830

Re: Sydney commuters gain 1200 more bus, light rail and ferry services for summer

As most passengers don't look past the "314" part, I imagine a lot are peeved off when the bus terminates at Randwick and they have change. Probably, but at least with Opal it won't cost them any more and their journey time won't be any longer than if they had remained at Coogee for the through ser...

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