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by Andrew
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Unknown bus in Bus Museum
Replies: 21
Views: 7067

Re: Unknown bus in Bus Museum

Beautiful picture - thanks for sharing :)
by Andrew
Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: NSWPF HWP Random Drug Testing bus
Replies: 7
Views: 3408

Re: NSWPF HWP Random Drug Testing bus

A bit of a fail on the back there, must have bottomed out. In a sense I am outraged that the government would buy something imported instead of locally made - but then again it would have been tendered and the lower (best value?) bid accepted :(
by Andrew
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Rail buses - tickets required?
Replies: 50
Views: 4406

Re: Rail buses - tickets required?

Yes the people already on just stayed on, but a few waiting for rail buses wandered over to stand B and jumped on as they saw Miranda on the bus....
by Andrew
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Rail buses - tickets required?
Replies: 50
Views: 4406

Re: Rail buses - tickets required?

I get how people become confused with rail buses! Nothing that reading the destination signage wouldn't solve! :P :twisted: I had a few people get on the 962s I was doing from Sutherland to Miranda during that closure as well thinking it was a rail bus - I told them it's quicker with me, but it'll ...
by Andrew
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Rail buses - tickets required?
Replies: 50
Views: 4406

Re: Rail buses - tickets required?

How about portable Opal readers at the bus stops, with a wireless link back to the station? LOL! Fantastic idea, but at the bottom of the too hard basket for sure! I do feel for some Opal users who regularly travel on weekends and might be missing out on 'free' trips because they don't do as many O...
by Andrew
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Interline bus fire
Replies: 5
Views: 1804

Re: Interline bus fire

Interesting - let's hope it is an isolated incident. Although I understand why they need to be (for downloading and updating etc), I am surprised the ticket/opal system are always powered, even when the bus battery is switched off.
by Andrew
Mon May 04, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: A few diesels in Lithgow.
Replies: 24
Views: 6748

Re: A few diesels in Lithgow.

Swift wrote:It's a shame 4827 and 4819 can't be coupled together to pull a few wheat or coal wagons for old times sake.
Are the 48s as powerful as the 44s?
I have seen them both together in the past on Railcorp track work trains
by Andrew
Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Hopkinsons sold.
Replies: 54
Views: 8073

Re: Hopkinsons sold.

There was at least one Hopkinson's coach on standby at all times over the weekend for southern highlands rail replacement with the Nowra accreditation and it is a Premier replacement contract. Not sure if that means the Hopkinsons chinese buses as this one have been relocated to Nowra or not... I mi...
by Andrew
Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Operators March 2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4939

Re: Private Operators March 2015

ozzipic2013 wrote:Hi Daniel
would that operator who is expanding to the crescent Kingsgrove be Punchy
No it's not ozzipic2013
by Andrew
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Is this issue showing up when viewed by others?
Replies: 8
Views: 3265

Re: Is this issue showing up when viewed by others?

If the join is in the original photo as suggested though, it will be the camera or memory card playing up.
by Andrew
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Easter Show
Replies: 47
Views: 3751

Re: Easter Show

I forgot my umbrella and I'm going back home to get it .... :P
by Andrew
Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Easter Show
Replies: 47
Views: 3751

Re: Easter Show

No more magnetic stripe tickets. Presumably in the past all buses on special events routes had stocks of the tickets, but they could only be validated (if they actually were) on STA buses. So no statistics available on individual routes. So loadings could only be counted on/off at OP, perhaps TfNSW...
by Andrew
Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Easter Show
Replies: 47
Views: 3751

Re: Easter Show

Tonymercury wrote:
Have you read the original post?
I did actually!

I was replying to the comment that tickets are not "21st century".
by Andrew
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Easter Show
Replies: 47
Views: 3751

Re: Easter Show

Anyone who has pre-purchased Show Tickets just has to show them to the driver/gate staff. 21st century system there. Surely the stats on where someone gets off (leaving the event) the bus/train are valuable and we need to move beyond paper based systems. The print-at-home tickets have a barcode whi...
by Andrew
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Easter Show
Replies: 47
Views: 3751

Re: Easter Show

I couldn't find anything on the Opal website about use on Special Events buses. Presumably you just tap on/off as normal, same as you do if you went by train? Opal is not used on the special event buses (yet). I ofte work the easter show on the 6 and must say I'll welcome the no tickets from a self...
by Andrew
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Big Bash League
Replies: 6
Views: 4558

Re: Big Bash League

Alstom 888M wrote:Why is it on a Wednesday night? If it was on a Saturday night I'd be inclined to go up to Canberra for a weekend road trip.

It's all about TV
by Andrew
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: South West Rail Link (SWRL) Progress
Replies: 151
Views: 27841

Re: South West Rail Link (SWRL) Progress

Nothing wrong with having the Opal logo there in my opinion - interesting the new line hasn't been given a 'T' designation yet - it will get one when it's fully integrated into the network I assume - or be attached to an existing number.

Yes a bit of an oops not updating the stations list!
by Andrew
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 1st test trains hit the tracks on SWRL - opening information
Replies: 55
Views: 13023

Re: 1st test trains hit the tracks on SWRL - opening informa

I wonder when the first rail replacement bus service wil be run for it - nothing yet mentioned in the 6 month calendar on Sydney Trains.info website :twisted: :twisted:
by Andrew
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Operators - January 2015
Replies: 26
Views: 5210

Re: Private Operators - January 2015

Likely a B7RLE given their purchases in the last 10 years or so have been exclusively Volvo.

Not sure what would have happened to that rear panel to miss out on the livery.......
by Andrew
Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Track Record Fleet Lists
Replies: 22
Views: 4433

Re: Track Record Fleet Lists

If they are superstitious about light rail vehicle 2113, then I am surprised they let 2104 and 2114 go near the casino.
by Andrew
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Christmas/New Year Rail Buses
Replies: 12
Views: 3363

Re: Christmas/New Year Rail Buses

The Tiger was being piloted very well by a certain young rooster when I rode it on this shutdown. "Back in the day" at transit First it'd leave a good o405 behind in its wake, an absolute pearler of a Tigger! And is that The Man of Steele driving 8669? The Tigger is a 4-speeder C, confirmed by a ph...
by Andrew
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Remembering Pressed Metal-Sydney:Bus & Coaches.
Replies: 41
Views: 7216

Re: Pressed Metal-Sydney:Bus & Coaches.The History.

Wow I had no idea that PMC had built some "Dennings"!!!
by Andrew
Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 1st test trains hit the tracks on SWRL - opening information
Replies: 55
Views: 13023

Re: South West Rail Link

Latest intel is the opening will be 8th of February.
by Andrew
Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 1st test trains hit the tracks on SWRL - opening information
Replies: 55
Views: 13023

Re: South West Rail Link

That's still the plan as far as I know. Definitely will be operational for a few weeks before the March election!
by Andrew
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Casula Bus Service
Replies: 36
Views: 11335

Re: Casula Bus Service

Yes Fleet Lists, I only just realised I had a pic of the Euro bodied Scania now with KBS :) - Picture would have originally been taken in the late 1990s. Crazyturbo, the MANs did definitely run at Glendenning depot when they were new. There are 25 and they were split between the three Busways Sydney...

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