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by boronia
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 218
Views: 13749

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

The m10 was equally unreliable. Not uncommon to see two chasing each other along Anzac Pde, even 3 on a couple of occasions.
by boronia
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 218
Views: 13749

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

Most of the Metrobus stops had specific signage with route maps and "timetables" saying (like) first bus at 6:45 then every 10 minutes until 9:45, then every 15 minutes until....... . If you were really dependent on a M bus service it wasn't hard to work out when the next one was due.
by boronia
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9117
Views: 1550502

Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

You are thinking of the STA Transit Shops. The current booths are operated by TfNSW and cover all transport modes. Think transportnsw.info with live people.

The booth at Central is located on the Grand Concourse.
by boronia
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 218
Views: 13749

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

All the original State Transit Metrobuses routes (m10, m20, m30, m40, m50)) finished at around 8pm. I don't know why, but it was a big point against it, along with withholding the timetables from the public because "you don't need it, its turn up and go". As far as I remember, the real-time transpo...
by boronia
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9117
Views: 1550502

Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

I'd say it is for people to work in the Transport Info booths at central to CQ. I think they do "sell" Opal cards there.

They are well versed in telling people to "look it up on your phone".
by boronia
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Transport Models
Topic: Sourcing More Information B001-2002 TRANSITSHOP
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: Sourcing More Information B001-2002 TRANSITSHOP

They are Chinese made, branded "Carven", just a generic model based loosely on a UK Dennis Dart, maybe a Optare body.
by boronia
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta Road Bus Fire
Replies: 27
Views: 2078

Re: Parramatta Road Bus Fire

That is the way I imagined it would work. similar to leasing a car - the finance company owns it, but you are responsible for all the operating costs. Guess the detail would be written into the operating contracts. As I understand, in the U.S, you don't have to repair or service a car that is lease...
by boronia
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta Road Bus Fire
Replies: 27
Views: 2078

Re: Parramatta Road Bus Fire

That is the way I imagined it would work. similar to leasing a car - the finance company owns it, but you are responsible for all the operating costs. Guess the detail would be written into the operating contracts.
by boronia
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta Road Bus Fire
Replies: 27
Views: 2078

Re: Parramatta Road Bus Fire

Insurance of Government assets is normally handled through its self-insurance arm, the Treasury Managed Fund.

As the buses are being used by third parties, the operators may be required to have independent cover over and above this.
by boronia
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta Road Bus Fire
Replies: 27
Views: 2078

Re: Parramatta Road Bus Fire

The bus would have at least two extinguishers (one in the cab and one at the rear) . But they are small, and not much use if the fire is within the frame somewhere- it can be well advanced before it becomes noticeable inside.
by boronia
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta Road Bus Fire
Replies: 27
Views: 2078

Re: GLEBE POINT RD BUS FIRE.

Driver interviewed on one of the TV news, said smoke started coming out of dashboard.
Just 3 people on the bus, so big "save". At least driver did the right thing and evacuated the bus early.
by boronia
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 773943

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

The is a lot of underdeveloped space in the CBD and immediate surrounds.
Expansion is not going to end anytime soon.

Barangaroo, Eveleigh, are filling up fast, and soon Pyrmont,

If the government was serious about decentralisation, it should not have allowed these.
by boronia
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 3011

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

I went past in the bus during the week. There was definitely activity in the middle section.
by boronia
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 3011

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

lunchbox wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:53 pm HARBOUR BRIDGE CLOSURE
There's still a lot of timber sleepers. Did they only 'concrete" the down track?
I think it was the decking under the tracks that was replaced. Concrete sleepers might be too noisy.
by boronia
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 218
Views: 13749

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

swtt wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:29 pm What will replace Bondi Jn to North Bondi leg during the peaks?

Sent from my CPH2025 using Tapatalk
More 380/381?

Is this an attempt to release some artics for elsewhere, or just have artics on this leg and rigids on the 333.
by boronia
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 773943

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

20 TPH to Tallawong, 20 TPH to Bankstown?

You've got to be creative with numbers to be a Transport Minister,
by boronia
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta Road Bus Fire
Replies: 27
Views: 2078

Re: Private Bus Operations 2021

"Destroyed" as in totally. Ch 9News tonight showed it alight from end to end except the engine area
by boronia
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney commuters gain 1200 more bus, light rail and ferry services for summer
Replies: 23
Views: 2780

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...
by boronia
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney commuters gain 1200 more bus, light rail and ferry services for summer
Replies: 23
Views: 2780

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

On weekends there are a large number of shortworking 314s between Coogee Beach and Randwick Junction. There is a service every 15 minutes between these two points now, which is a large upgrade compared to the old hourly Sunday frequency. There are plenty of 372/373 services between these two points...
by boronia
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 3011

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

I've been up there a few times last year, but this was the first time I've seen it actually working. Maybe they turn it off at weekends, which is when I've been there?
by boronia
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 3011

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 th...
by boronia
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Volvo B58 with a SCG Transmission
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: Volvo B58 with a SCG Transmission

Ric
It would be the Wilson/SCG Epicyclic with CAV Mono-Control.

Same arrangement fitted to AEC Swifts and some Hinos.
by boronia
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Volvo B58 with a SCG Transmission
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: Volvo B58 with a SCG Transmission

Could be a leaking seal in the flywheel. I would suggest talking to an automatic transmission specialist
by boronia
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Bus Fleet Changes
Topic: CDC NSW Fleet Updates
Replies: 529
Views: 156479

Re: CDC NSW Fleet Updates

Directive from TfNSW.
Looks like they are now balancing fleet age across all regions, not just within a region.

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