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by grog
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 806
Views: 212959

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

Fleet Lists wrote:
A lot of academics opinions are worthless, and transport is not an exception.
The academics have probably never used public transport.
You’re kidding, right?
by grog
Fri May 17, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772017

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

Leading to people in the local area having to travel further to access those services and jobs.
by grog
Fri May 17, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 860892

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

It definitely is.
by grog
Sat May 11, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1056
Views: 244924

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

Correct
by grog
Sat May 11, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1056
Views: 244924

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

Yep, it’s part of the Metro conversion. Initial plan was full width concourse with new entrances on both sides of the rail corridor, the revised plans only have a new entrance on the Light Rail side.
by grog
Fri May 10, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1056
Views: 244924

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

I still think short working is the faster answer. The capacity appears to peak between Central and The Star so bringing in some shuttles to John St Sq or Wentworth Park might be in order. Does Metro Light Rail have any spare vehicle capacity remaining at peak? There are 2 different usage patterns: ...
by grog
Thu May 09, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772017

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

The 120 -> 200 figure is from the original Sydney’s Rail Future, 120 being the current (at the time) utilisation of the 7 track pairs into the CBD, and 200 being the maxing of those 7 pairs to 140 + 60tph on Sydney’s metro (30 each way). It checks out, but is technically a little out of date since m...
by grog
Tue May 07, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772017

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

You can see it in the timetable. The services that ends 5 minute frequency is explicitly included in the timetable - takes 37 minutes to Chatswood and then departs back to Tallawong 3 minutes later, which confirms 80 minute round trip if including another 3 minutes at Tallawong for turnaround with a...
by grog
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772017

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

The easiest conversion and the one makes the most sense is the Airport-line to Revesby extending to Glenfield wouldn't be too difficult with the wide corridor. It would serve the Airport stations better in terms of passenger luggage and speed-up the current all-stop Revesby services. Often by Masco...
by grog
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 2019 NSW State election
Replies: 280
Views: 42187

Re: 2019 NSW State election

This would be great if it means metro roads gets given to the transport minister.

https://www.news.com.au/national/politi ... e03a7eb1e1
The Roads portfolio could be split into regional and metropolitan arms, some suggested.
by grog
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772017

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

Exactly. It would be to discourage interchange at Town Hall. Not customer friendly, but could be for the greater good of maximising train throughput by minimising headway.
by grog
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772017

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

Realistically the easiest solution would be a combo of: - Single destination and stopping pattern per platform - Single rolling stock type per line - Platform screen doors The platforms would have improved ability to handle the load in this case. A further improvement could be made by changing Platf...
by grog
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 2019 NSW State election
Replies: 280
Views: 42187

Re: 2019 NSW State election

boronia wrote:
grog wrote:What project/announcement are you referring to?
CCN presumably as this has been in the news recently
Just asking since Central Coast and Goulburn announcements were 2 and 3 posts above that one. Was wondering which the comment was regarding, or both.
by grog
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 2019 NSW State election
Replies: 280
Views: 42187

Re: 2019 NSW State election

What project/announcement are you referring to?
by grog
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772017

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

The cost factor of operations is more significant than difference in construction cost.
by grog
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 860892

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

That completely ignores the role politicians play in timeline pressures, cutting initial planning shorter than it should be and having an impact later.
by grog
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772017

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

No reason the train can’t operate under ATO where it is enabled and have the driver take over where the line reverts to trackside signaling. Something like that is happening for Crossrail in London. Regarding why we can’t run the same frequency as 60-80 years ago that is easy - Dwell times! We weren...
by grog
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 201872

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Fun fact: the seat reduction from converting DD at 20tph to Metro at 30tph is the same as retrofitting the DD rolling stock to 2x2 seating on the upper and lower deck. Both result in a 15% reduction in seated capacity. Back on topic, definitely supportive of upgrading the signaling across the Sydney...
by grog
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772017

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

It does mention a train every 2.5 minutes, which is about the max for DD. The 40% increase checks out if you include adjusting the tracks into Sydney Terminal to separate the Western Mains and Illawarra Dive, increasing the current 140 paths into the CBD (20 x 7 tracks) to 192 paths (24 x 8 tracks)....
by grog
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772017

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

All 3 lines meet at the Aerotropolis. Both metro lines pass through the airport and out the other side.

https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/system ... r-2018.pdf

Page 57 mentioned from Aerotropolis to Parramatta via airport.
by grog
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772017

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

FYI the Western Sydney Rail Needs Study has Metro West extension going to Aerotropolis via the airport, not interchanging at the airport as stated above. This allows direct interchange with SWRL extension.

The reasoning given is that the airport design can cater to 4 through tracks but not 6.
by grog
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772017

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

That doesn’t really make sense given you don’t know the size or configuration of the trains yet. Each line can be optimised for its purpose, just as Metro West will probably have higher speed than the first Sydney a metro line, this one may have more seats etc. The one unifiying feature will be freq...
by grog
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772017

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

I fully expect either minority government or Labor victory, and neither of those outcomes would upset me. That is completely separate from my objective thoughts on what works best from a transport perspective.
by grog
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772017

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

I’m a strong supporter of both Sydney Trains and Sydney Metro, buses, light rail and ferries. The more service to more people the better. The cheaper a service is to operate, the more services we get.

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