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by grog
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 718
Views: 190689

Re: Parramatta light rail

You would say that wouldn't you. What exactly is that supposed to mean? I’d appreciate if you kept the tone respectful. My comments were talking about the difference between a bus connection from Melrose Park to West Ryde vs. a bus connection via a new bridge to Olympic Park. Melrose Park will be a...
by grog
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 718
Views: 190689

Re: Parramatta light rail

Olympic Park to CBD travel time would be 14 minutes, and Olympic Park to Parramatta travel time would be 6 minutes. I’m sure this would outweigh any additional travel time vs West Ryde.
by grog
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: T3 from 2024
Replies: 36
Views: 2531

Re: T3 from 2024

I suspect you are seeing what you want to see.
by grog
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 862447

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Cyclists are not allowed in that space. It is for pedestrians.
by grog
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: T3 from 2024
Replies: 36
Views: 2531

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Looking at the current timetable, I doubt they will be semi-express, and even if they are, they won’t skip stations like Strathfield, Burwood, Ashfield or Newtown for that matter - all T2 trains stop at those stations during the week and I’d expect that to continue for these new services.
by grog
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 301
Views: 34954

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

Why? UNSW and high school traffic are both in the counter-peak direction, so it actually works well.
by grog
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Resignation of Rodd Staples, Secretary of Transport for NSW
Replies: 12
Views: 1815

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: 104
Views: 10377

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: 104
Views: 10377

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: 142
Views: 11562

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: 142
Views: 11562

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: 104
Views: 10377

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: 104
Views: 10377

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: 806
Views: 213428

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: 806
Views: 213428

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: 4671

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: 4671

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: 301
Views: 34954

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: 301
Views: 34954

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: 4671

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: 4671

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: 4671

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: 301
Views: 34954

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: 142
Views: 11562

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: 2963

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...

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