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by tonyp
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 97
Views: 6161

Re: WS Airport Metro

They may also want AC electrification on any new lines. DC is used on Tallawong-Bankstown because there are long existing sections of DC already in place.
by tonyp
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 97
Views: 6161

Re: WS Airport Metro

Surely logic would decree building the St Mary’s - Tallawong link at the same time, then they wouldn’t need a new stabling facility...? There seems to be some sort of decision to split what seems to us to be one line (Liverpool-Bankstown-City-Tallawong-Macarthur) into two lines with interchange at ...
by tonyp
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 225
Views: 27801

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

The petition will not save the day, it will only allow for the topic to be debated in nsw parliament. The two debates in 2017 regarding franchising Region 6 were extremely weak, soft questions with predictable answers. Future debates about bus network changes to Region 9 and the franchising of the ...
by tonyp
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5388
Views: 830121

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

A more logical approach might have been at the Darley Rd end of the site, but even that would be nowhere near the size of the current depot. It would be larger - at the minor cost of demolishing a TAFE, A university campus and a bus depot! On the positive side, there's a surviving steam tram shed a...
by tonyp
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5388
Views: 830121

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

The Randwick bus depot site was considered as an option at one stage. The two private properties to the east on the former workshops site were never under consideration, being recent developments.
by tonyp
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 225
Views: 27801

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

400 will be changed to go elsewhere?!? Can't see that happening! 307 is heading off to where? It's got nothing to do with the CSELR. You can't expect the average politician to be fully across details! I'd take it as an expression of concern about bus cutbacks in general, rational or not. What has m...
by tonyp
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5388
Views: 830121

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Fleet Lists wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:08 pm At the old Randwick bus depot.
No - at the former Randwick Racecourse tram/bus station.
by tonyp
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 225
Views: 27801

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

From Marjorie O'Neill: Save Our Buses Campaign Update This week in Parliament, Michael Daley MP, the Member for Maroubra and I each tabled a 10,000 signature petition on behalf of our communities to save our buses. As you would know, the NSW Liberal Government is proposing to cut 16 local bus routes...
by tonyp
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 225
Views: 27801

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

Local MPs O'Neill and Daley have presented a petition totalling 20,000 signatures to Parliament today opposing the bus changes. I recall the procedure is that 10,000 is the number required for it to be debated. https://mcusercontent.com/43e115954b00ec31fbe4bbc9d/images/929aa435-90fa-4170-bbe5-5dfe5a...
by tonyp
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 97
Views: 6161

Re: WS Airport Metro

boronia wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:40 am In the Ch 9 News tonight they were talking about QANTAS packing up Sydney and moving to Melbourne. Apparently Andrews has been chatting up Joyce about it.
It was the Chief Financial Officer of Qantas who was on the news floating WSA as a possibility.
by tonyp
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 97
Views: 6161

Re: WS Airport Metro

There's a freight line from the Main West on the northern side of the precinct. Qantas today talking up consolidating all of its 7,000 office and maintenance employees to a new national office and maintenance centre at WSA. (Queensland etc will of course fight this tooth and nail.) With an airport t...
by tonyp
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 97
Views: 6161

Re: WS Airport Metro

Was looking at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/corridors/nsrl-swrl and https://corridors.ucapp.com.au/project/north-south-rail-link-south-west-rail-link-ext/ and it seems they no longer propose to extend North South Rail Link further north to Schofields. Also, exact station location maps are in th...
by tonyp
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Surfside Buslines
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

Re: Surfside Buslines

How slack! Does anyone know why they actually ordered Volgrens anyway? And what the ratio of volgrens to bustechs there will be in the order of 15? If they did order Volgrens with centre doors in the future, all doors would be stepless which is a huge benefit for passengers and more efficient for l...
by tonyp
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 97
Views: 6161

Re: WS Airport Metro

It's not so much having a separate metro and suburban system that creates the need for multiple platforms, it's the principle of line separation - the disentanglement objective. This ideal applies as much to the suburban system as to the metro.
by tonyp
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 97
Views: 6161

Re: WS Airport Metro

Renders released today for Western Sydney Metro stations: St Marys (metro station will be underneath existing station) https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/459c1efc511f303ee57352d0d2b3fd61?width=1024 Orchard Hills https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/b9884e2731a687a2d3ad5beaf6d87803?width=1024 Luddenh...
by tonyp
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: V sets turn 50
Replies: 17
Views: 1667

Re: V sets turn 50

The experimental Tulloch set with power cars predated the V by a couple of years (1967), but yes the first production run of a dd train was the Vs. The government of the day was Liberals.
by tonyp
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 360
Views: 58359

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

so there goes the fine looks of that sandstone building niether building compliments each other. why could they not use the empty underground station of the ESR at central???? I think it looks fantastic. Central was originally designed to have a train shed roof. The existing platform canopies have ...
by tonyp
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations 2020
Replies: 65
Views: 14293

Re: Ferry Observations 2020

https://www.boatsales.com.au/boats/details/1950-ferry-large-capacity-function-ferry/SSE-AD-4873323/ https://boatsales.pxcrush.net/boatsales/boat/private/bp4637457727409399649.jpg?pxc_method=fit&pxc_size=1795%2C1195 Edit: Has anybody noticed South Steyne out of Berrys Bay and in dock lately, or is th...
by tonyp
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 360
Views: 58359

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

Linto63 wrote: Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:47 amGarbage,
Common sense.
by tonyp
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 360
Views: 58359

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

Strange, this was a planned rail replacement bus service, yet they didn't draw out lines to ensure people queued up 1.5m apart? Don't bus marshalls and management know the basis of WHS? It's everyone's responsibility to ensure a healthy and safe workplace, and what do they do? Just let everyone scr...
by tonyp
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 550
Views: 83019

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Some better bus timetables being rolled out in Shoalhaven in a couple of weeks. They're up on Transport Info.

https://www.garethwardmp.com.au/extra_b ... _bomaderry
by tonyp
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 360
Views: 58359

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

The idea of the suburban stops on interurban services is to scoop up long-distance commuters who are feeding into the interurban trains from stopping trains along the route or from branch lines. This would suggest that probably the only places they need to stop are Strathfield, Epping (for M1), Horn...
by tonyp
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Northconnex
Replies: 22
Views: 3724

Re: Northconnex

Looks like artic buses will get the fast option.
by tonyp
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 25/10/2020 Bus service changes - Inner West
Replies: 37
Views: 2138

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

Why would you want buses to go into Rawson Place south-bound from Pitt St? The whole idea of that interchange is only for buses coming in from the south/west via Pitt St to rotate through the stop to feed and collect from the tram, then exit back west via George St. I can see the potential constrain...

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