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by grog
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Resignation of Rodd Staples, Secretary of Transport for NSW
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: Resignation of Rodd Staples, Secretary of Transport for NSW

Wait - didn’t SMH say that Rodd Staples was at Sydney Metro when that land deal happened? And didn’t become secretary until 2 years later?
by grog
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 25/10/2020 Bus service changes - Inner West
Replies: 98
Views: 8211

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

I don't disagree, with appropriate headway management (i.e. low frequency services shouldn't go to the CBD at all) I'm just calling out what was in the EIS, which never seemed to contemplate services operating in that way, especially given the way the project seems to have been designed to not allow...
by grog
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 25/10/2020 Bus service changes - Inner West
Replies: 98
Views: 8211

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

Not sure what the earlier plans were for how the interchange would work, but the EIS had inbound buses dropping on Pitt Street before Rawson, and outbound services commencing from the interchange in Rawson Pl. I don't think left turn are allowed from Pitt to Rawson (it's a sharp turn) so presumably,...
by grog
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 141
Views: 9733

Re: WS Airport Metro

There could be other reasons... shorter trains more often for the same rolling stock spend? Faster trains for the greater distances between stations? I guess the EIS could have more answers when it comes out.
by grog
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 141
Views: 9733

Re: WS Airport Metro

It mentions interchange between SWRL, Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport (this line) and the ‘east west rail’ (Metro West extension) at Aerotropolis, so that should see a 6 platform station there.
by grog
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 25/10/2020 Bus service changes - Inner West
Replies: 98
Views: 8211

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

The right lane of Pitt is a bus only right turn into Rawson Place. It is painted red.
by grog
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 25/10/2020 Bus service changes - Inner West
Replies: 98
Views: 8211

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

433 is increased to the same frequency to compensate and presumably even the headway to 6 minutes. If you had to choose between Ross St and the footbridge for serving the uni, you have to choose Ross St as the footbridge is not accessible. Anyone who can't use stairs would have a long way around to ...
by grog
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 803
Views: 208874

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

I feel like you could slip a ‘yet’ in there somewhere...
by grog
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 803
Views: 208874

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

Wait for the news articles when the first test run out to Lithgow takes place!
by grog
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Other rail possibilties
Replies: 85
Views: 4281

Re: Other rail possibilties

Then there's the narrow lines showing links from Liverpool to Badgerys Creek, Campbelltown to Appin and Wollongong and the CBD to Mona Vale. What are they supposed to mean? Most likely they are potential rail links subject to further investigation, but you would think that they could have highlight...
by grog
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Other rail possibilties
Replies: 85
Views: 4281

Re: Other rail possibilties

I don’t think anyone is dismissing Sydney CBD’s importance now and in the future. It is just that a vast majority of people working there already take public transport. It just means that growth in PT patronage for the Sydney CBD will be closer to employment growth. PT patronage growth outside of th...
by grog
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 265
Views: 31160

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

How long does that drive take in the peak ;)
by grog
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 265
Views: 31160

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

Depends how it is done... The preferred scenario includes new rapid bus lines linking strategic centres, employment hubs and the Harbour CBD. This will be a network of high frequency, on-road bus services benefitting from infrastructure that delivers vehicle priority and high quality stops, with sig...
by grog
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Other rail possibilties
Replies: 85
Views: 4281

Re: Other rail possibilties

Actually looking again at the following image, I missed a whole bunch of strategic centres in my job numbers, so the number would actually be higher than what I posted above. https://future.transport.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/styles/content_desktop_1x/public/media/images/2018/Figure%2039%20city...
by grog
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Other rail possibilties
Replies: 85
Views: 4281

Re: Other rail possibilties

That may be so, but the fact remains that the Sydney CBD has and will continue to have the largest concentration of employment across the Sydney Region, which is conducive to high capacity public transport particularly by rail. The other major employment centres such as Parramatta and Macquarie Par...
by grog
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Other rail possibilties
Replies: 85
Views: 4281

Re: Other rail possibilties

All of those overseas systems, with the possible exception of Zurich, are based on one city centre. In Sydney there are two, soon to be three: https://future.transport.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/styles/content_desktop_1x/public/media/images/2018/Figure%2039%20city%20shaping%202056.jpg?itok=l-EY...
by grog
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 265
Views: 31160

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

The EIS had buses from the south continuing until at least UNSW before terminating.
by grog
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 141
Views: 9733

Re: WS Airport Metro

tonyp wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:37 pm Image
:lol: at them thinking that those stylised arrows are the actual bus routes!
by grog
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: "River Rail Link" Kogarah to Parramatta
Replies: 14
Views: 2877

Re: "River Rail Link" Kogarah to Parramatta

It might be tempting, but the idea is probably for the line to run where there can be residential development, and the Greater Sydney Region Plan that tonyp mentioned above is also big on protecting industrial uses (like Enfield intermodal) from nearby residential to prevent future residents complai...
by grog
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: "River Rail Link" Kogarah to Parramatta
Replies: 14
Views: 2877

Re: "River Rail Link" Kogarah to Parramatta

In the plan it talks about Kogarah being a ‘health and education precinct’, which is why it has a bigger dot in that map. Probably because of the big employers in Kogarah like St George Hospital and Westpac, rather than Hurstville being mostly retail and residential. Guess it is seen as a future emp...
by grog
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 399
Views: 68569

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

Almost doubling the frequency of services should help reduce the crowding on the platform - a more even spread of incoming patronage, and a more frequent sweep of the platform for outgoing patronage.
by grog
Tue May 26, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 367
Views: 88721

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

I wouldn’t expect a plaza, I’d expect a single integrated station. Where Alexandria Avenue is would most likely be part of the concourse and station building, and given they say integrated station development is possible maybe even an over station building. It would be better to pedestrianise Railwa...
by grog
Tue May 26, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 367
Views: 88721

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

Sure. Chapter 7 of the EIS has some information on Westmead on page 7-4 and 7-5, showing the diversion of Alexandria Avenue to align with Grand Avenue and an integrated interchange precinct in figure 7-3. It also included the following text under the Westmead section: Facilitate an integrated transp...
by grog
Tue May 26, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4448
Views: 761896

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

The contract is online and allows increases in frequency, but it would be at a standard pre-agreed cost.

Presumably reallocating services when demand is low and money is tight is just the way they decided to go this time.
by grog
Mon May 25, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 367
Views: 88721

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

Nothing you say is wrong, as far as what the best case would be, but I don’t think the compromise that they have ended up with is so bad. For Westmead, from reading between the lines it appears there would be a common single level concourse at Hawkesbury Road street level. Presumably this would be t...

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