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by Linto63
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 561
Views: 84285

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

People who are opposed to a development are prone to over-egg the problems and downplay the benefits, don't particularly see this example as anything unusual. No-one really wants industry in their backyard, but it has to go somewhere. A bit optimistic to suggest that the opening of the depot is goin...
by Linto63
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 561
Views: 84285

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Amusing article in the Telegraph this morning about Forest applying for approval to build a sub-depot at Warriewood - in an industrial area already busy with cars and trucks and with an existing bus route through it - and all the local nimbys are up in arms about it. Amazing. It's actually a Manly ...
by Linto63
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 225
Views: 27999

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

Labor can ask the hard questions, and as usually happens with these things the government will say 'noted' and get on with it. Might get a bit of ongoing coverage in the local rag, but it will be a one day wonder for the mainstream press, a bit like the region 6 privatisation was.
by Linto63
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 225
Views: 27999

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

boronia wrote: I wonder how many of those 20,000 signatures regularly use buses, if it all?
Exactly, its the same as the rent-a-crowd mob, who will turn up to any protest. There are people who will sign any petition because it is anti-government, doesn't mean they actually believe in the cause.
by Linto63
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 98
Views: 6440

Re: WS Airport Metro

The land at Badgerys Creek was identified and purchased by the Hawke government, so has been the preferred option for at least 30 years.
by Linto63
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 98
Views: 6440

Re: WS Airport Metro

Airports are magnets for development. WSA will be the equivalent of Avalon in Melbourne, i.e. a destination for budget and freight airlines. Light industry and airport associated industries will come along with maybe some hotels, but the big boys will continue to use Mascot as their hub. In the Ch ...
by Linto63
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: V sets turn 50
Replies: 17
Views: 1771

Re: V sets turn 50

boronia wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:06 amThe prototype Tulloch set was 8 cars, not 4.
There were 4 prototype powercars married with 4 existing double deck trailers. Although they often operated as an eight-car set, they also did appear as four-car sets.
by Linto63
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations 2020
Replies: 65
Views: 14424

Re: Ferry Observations 2020

Hasn't moved since the Darling Harbour restaurant closed in 2016. Was advertised for sale at the same price in late 2017.
by Linto63
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 58956

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

For citybound trains, another issue to consider is timetabling rather than seating. Most weekday off-peak citybound CCN trains depart Epping 3 min after the suburban train and overtakes it between Epping and West Ryde. Adding Eastwood as a stop for the CCN train would delay the suburban train by an...
by Linto63
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 58956

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

I'm surprised there's been no "u" stops added to Epping or Eastwood for the Central Coast bound services, or for Parramatta/Blacktown to get "u" stops, similar to the South Coast services at Hurstville. Problem with set down ony stops is that with online apps, it's easy for passengers to work out w...
by Linto63
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 58956

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

NSW TrainLink services are not supposed to be utilized by Sydney Trains customers. But they can and are. You only have to witness the number of passengers boarding or alighting at Hornsby, Penrith, Sutherland etc. If the number of Sydney passengers is preventing longer distance travelers from board...
by Linto63
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Northconnex
Replies: 22
Views: 3830

Re: Northconnex

1whoknows wrote: Presumably that means Sydney to Brisbane express services will no longer have an option for a suburban pick up at Hornsby?
Tend to travel via the Pacific Highway, so won't be a problem.
by Linto63
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed
Replies: 467
Views: 117684

Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

B25 was out and about on T2 services this afternoon, 1 down 16 to go.
by Linto63
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 25/10/2020 Bus service changes - Inner West
Replies: 51
Views: 3165

Re: 25/10/2020 Bus service changes - Inner West

Will see the end of the last Metrobus routes, with the western portions of M10 and M50 replaced by route 440 and 502-504 services respectively and existing light rail and bus services in the east.
by Linto63
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed
Replies: 467
Views: 117684

Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

IIRC, originally some H sets did were diagrammed to operate within Sydney, but as interurban services have been lengthened I think that may have stopped with the suburban services bring return workings of interurban services as suggested.
by Linto63
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 779
Views: 202603

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

No doubt similar modification to track infrastructure, stations and tunnels will be undertaken when electrification is eventually extended to Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst and Maitland to allow the operation of a single electric Intercity DD fleet. Not likely to happen any time soon, by which time ...
by Linto63
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: 2021 Melbourne bus retendering
Replies: 9
Views: 1093

Re: 2021 Melbourne bus retendering

Is it safe to say Transdev will not retain its contract, as they operate 30% of Melbourne bus services and its horror run of where they needed other companies to help them have cost them their contract? Given that it wasn't deemed serious enough to terminate the contract, Transdev will probably be ...
by Linto63
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 779
Views: 202603

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

New Intercity Fleet Springwood to Lithgow Rail Corridor Modifications states: Modifications are now complete along the rail corridor from west of Springwood Station to Lithgow Station...
by Linto63
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4399
Views: 747125

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Nothing horendos, just the usual operational problems from time to time that any line will suffer from.
by Linto63
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Other rail possibilties
Replies: 85
Views: 3214

Re: Other rail possibilties

Swift wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:17 amWhy this ambitious long term thinking now?
Because there is nothing more that today's politician likes than an opportunity to don a hard hat and hi-viz jacket and announced a project, even if is unfunded.
by Linto63
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed
Replies: 467
Views: 117684

Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

stupid_girl wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:42 amHowever, for V sets, you probably need to wait till NIF in service.
Not necessarily, B sets could allow some H sets that operate suburban diagrams to be transferred to interurban duties releasing V sets, although agree is is less likely to happen.
by Linto63
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4399
Views: 747125

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

The 2 escalators and staircase between the country and suburban platforms at Central station have closed with 3 new escalators immediately to the south opened this week.
by Linto63
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Other rail possibilties
Replies: 85
Views: 3214

Re: Other rail possibilties

So we're talking at least 10 years before it gets anywhere near the top of the to-do list. Too much water to pass under the bridge before then for this to be considered anything more than a big of blue-sky thinking.
by Linto63
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed
Replies: 467
Views: 117684

Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Constance did a presser at Central with B25 today, so presumably its entry into service is imminent. Although notionally growth rather than replacement trains, wonder if the 17 new sets will result in a start being made on withdrawal of some of some K or V sets?
by Linto63
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Other rail possibilties
Replies: 85
Views: 3214

Re: Other rail possibilties

The distance from Perth Underground to Warnbro is 47.6km, which takes 38 minutes, with stops at 8 intermediate stations. To compare that with equivalent off-peak journeys in Sydney by distance, all of which are on limited stops services. Central to St Marys (47.42km) - 54 minutes, 10 intermediate s...

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