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by swtt
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Headway Services
Replies: 32
Views: 3693

Re: Headway Services

OK 160X is a headway service if I'm reading it correctly. This is at its Chatswood terminus.

Strangely Route 120 doesn't seem to carry that special badge of honour.

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by swtt
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: The New Tram/Light Rail Line
Replies: 20
Views: 848

Re: The New Tram/Light Rail Line

In fact I was using the L2 line yesterday. The CBD section was gangbusters, whilst the section to Randwick wasn't full, but did have healthy patronage. So definitely not a failure from any point of view.
by swtt
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 16543

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

But that does not guarantee a third platform at Cheltenham. I think you mean Beecroft as Cheltenham already has a third platform which was built as part of the third track project, as was Pennant Hills, although not used for normal suburban services at present. The problem with Beecroft is that the...
by swtt
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 878
Views: 227493

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

Japan still run its train with driver and guard operations, both on underground metro and long distance services. I don't think Japan is union orientated. They need more people working on platforms too to push people right into the carriage. Totally different operations, and it probably warrants su...
by swtt
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 16543

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

Just as well they provided a new platform facing at Pennant Hills as part of the 3rd track project. Similarly at Cheltenham, but not Beecroft. Most likely Thornleigh and Normanhurst will receive similar treatment with the extension of the 3rd track to Hornsby.
If it ever goes ahead...
by swtt
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9205
Views: 1603147

Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

In fact, I was on an off peak service where doors closed immediately as soon as all passengers alighted, resulting in just 5-10 seconds dwell time. The train was not late. So the doors closed before passengers got on? Here's the dilemma: if the train is scheduled for departure at 16:18 (published t...
by swtt
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Future Transport 2056 (2036 refresh)
Replies: 27
Views: 1614

Re: Future Transport 2056 (2036 refresh)

Yes I always look back at the 2013 bus plan https://web.archive.org/web/20140301055050/http:/www.transport.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/b2b/publications/sydney-bus-future-final-web.pdf where they were going to solve Victoria Road and nearly halve the travelling time but nothing has changed since ...
by swtt
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 167
Views: 19464

Re: STA Observations 2021

They are R6 operated services, so they don't get onto the R9 maps. TfNSW seems incapable of budging on this issue. The new Region 7/8 maps seem to have routes like 270X etc appear. Just a matter of time. Also note that the Region 9 map is a STA map, not a TfNSW map. Similar to the R6 map, it's a Tr...
by swtt
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Future Transport 2056 (2036 refresh)
Replies: 27
Views: 1614

Future Transport 2056 (2036 refresh)

https://future.transport.nsw.gov.au/future-transport-strategy/greater-sydney-network/greater-sydney-network-refinement Kinda interesting to see this refresh, but it also seems it was developed potentially in isolation and just represents fantasy lines on a map. Transport for NSW does admit that thes...
by swtt
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 878
Views: 227493

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

Press conference for Gladys B at Central now. https://fb.watch/4APj92xjXM/ There are reports that the side of D5/D105 has been decorated with "Mariyung" - an Aboriginal term. Pronounced "Mari-yong", meaning emu https://darugcorporation.com.au/product/mariyung/ Looks like that's the name of the new t...
by swtt
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 315
Views: 41689

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Marjorie is whipping up the rage: https://www.facebook.com/MarjorieONeillCoogeeMP/videos/1144233719382475 It'll be the biggest joke if the government largely retains the bus routes as they are but cuts the frequencies dramatically :lol: These people don't know what they're asking for.... (tbh we do...
by swtt
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 16543

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

Don't be surprised if there are several sets stuck north of Fassifern due to the flooding.
by swtt
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Decade in power: How risks are rising for Sydney’s mega rail projects
Replies: 22
Views: 1708

Re: Decade in power: How risks are rising for Sydney’s mega rail projects

Decade in power: How risks are rising for Sydney’s mega rail projects https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/decade-in-power-how-risks-are-rising-for-sydney-s-mega-rail-projects-20210316-p57b82.html I can't read that because it's paywalled but it sounds like the SMH has filled up its usual bucket of w...
by swtt
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 167
Views: 19464

Re: STA Observations 2021

Hmm. Looks like the route description wasn't altered as part of those changes 😂
by swtt
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 167
Views: 19464

Re: STA Observations 2021

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by swtt
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 315
Views: 41689

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

Reading further: https://www.busnews.com.au/industry-news/2006/sydney-bus-regions-7-8-9-franchising-delayed It seems that there is 11 months between the current changes to the network till handover to the newly appointed franchised operator. Region 8 - new network Dec 2020, handover completed by Oct...
by swtt
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2021
Replies: 101
Views: 15476

Re: Private Bus Observations 2021

stajourneyman wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:06 pm What is the go with various TSA buses from L having had a large red H sticker applied to the front lower windscreen area.
Headway bus.

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by swtt
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 167
Views: 19464

Re: STA Observations 2021

stajourneyman wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:03 pm What is the go with both STA and TSA buses having some sort of white covering applied to the front lower panels in recent times.

I get the impression that something else is following...
Not the "face mask" decal you're referring to?
by swtt
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: More Trains, More Services - Stage 2
Replies: 22
Views: 2977

Re: More Trains, More Services - Stage 2

Geo101 wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:12 pm
Parramatta and Leppington services will become semi-express, and there will be 4tph from Ashfield or Homebush perhaps?
Semi express = skips Croydon and Macdonaldtown :lol: There's no more room for this unless headways are reduced from 3 to 2 min (20 trains/hr --> 30 trains/hr)....
by swtt
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: More Trains, More Services - Stage 2
Replies: 22
Views: 2977

More Trains, More Services - Stage 2

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/the-1-billion-plan-to-increase-sydney-s-peak-hour-train-capacity-20210223-p5756d.html Hundreds of extra train services will run through Sydney’s Inner West and T8 Airport lines every week under a $1 billion plan to increase peak-hour capacity by as much as 80 per ...
by swtt
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5687
Views: 906077

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

I can comment that the platforms at High St and Moore Park had an absolute sea of pax spread out along the length the of the entire platform. The uni students appear to have really given up on buses after the 891 et al have been binned, but I really don’t look forward to seeing what it looks like w...
by swtt
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 167
Views: 19464

Re: STA Observations 2021

I guess route 517 is convenient for other Macquarie Park routes, such as 292, 545, 550 etc to follow on as the next run back to depot [emoji23]Image

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by swtt
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2021
Replies: 101
Views: 15476

Re: Private Bus Observations 2021

Stu wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:21 pm New timetables for region 6 are being displayed on the Transport Info website with a date of March 1st 2021.
Looks like very minor changes, if any. Most major routes aren't getting any changes.
by swtt
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Metro trackwork
Replies: 17
Views: 2444

Re: Metro trackwork

Just the standard TfNSW mangling of attempts to communicate with customers and stakeholders, whether it’s travel information, promoting their services or explaining why and what they are doing. It’s clear no one cares or provides leadership in this area, as it’s an ongoing problem and a demonstrabl...
by swtt
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Metro trackwork
Replies: 17
Views: 2444

Re: Metro trackwork

It doesn't seem to be worded very well. Probably needs to be worded: There will be a shuttle service between Tallawong and Bella Vista, and the usual service from Bella Vista to and from Chatswood. Passengers travelling to and from these two sections will need to interchange at Bella Vista by walkin...

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