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by grog
Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: [SMH] 12-year-old boy on skateboard hit by bus in Sydney CBD
Replies: 26
Views: 1206

Re: [SMH] 12-year-old boy on skateboard hit by bus in Sydney CBD

Oh come on, I think there is a massive difference between an agro fully grown adult on a bike who should have known better and a 12 year old kid who didn't know better. Not much difference at all - the comparison is between illegal cyclists who should know better, and kids illegally on skateboards ...
by grog
Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: [SMH] 12-year-old boy on skateboard hit by bus in Sydney CBD
Replies: 26
Views: 1206

Re: [SMH] 12-year-old boy on skateboard hit by bus in Sydney CBD

If it isn't feral cyclists trespassing on the T-way, then it's feral kids on skateboards thinking they are invincable. :roll: Oh come on, I think there is a massive difference between an agro fully grown adult on a bike who should have known better and a 12 year old kid who didn't know better. Cert...
by grog
Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: [SMH] Bring back trams (Anzac Pde)
Replies: 30
Views: 1002

Re: [SMH] Bring back trams (Anzac Pde)

The problem isn't serving the corridor but what happens when they get to the city. Buses are simply at capacity. That is why an surface mode, be it buses or modern light rail would not work. The solution is a metro system or to save costs a hybrid pre-metro like used in Brussels would work. A pre-m...
by grog
Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: [SMH] Bring back trams (Anzac Pde)
Replies: 30
Views: 1002

Re: [SMH] Bring back trams (Anzac Pde)

I also think a quality bus way could achieve the same thing with features like real time information and a dedicated corridor in the median - I am fairly mode agnostic, as long as the quality features are there. (Obviously a mode has to suit, however – I am not a fan of the Brisbane Busways mainly b...
by grog
Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: [SMH] Bring back trams (Anzac Pde)
Replies: 30
Views: 1002

Re: [SMH] Bring back trams (Anzac Pde)

I agree - mostly. I think that Metro should follow Christie's proposal and swing from Kingsford back to Sydenham via Eastlakes and Mascot - and perhaps Light Rail for the further reaches like Maroubra and onwards towards the end of Anzac Parade (however far it can be justified). Once the Light rail ...
by grog
Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: [SMH] - The rail plan they've been sitting on
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Re: [SMH] - The rail plan they've been sitting on

This will be the $10 Billion project which will permanently resolve congestion between Illawarra, Sutherland, South Eastern Suburbs, Eastern Suburbs, Northern Beaches and provide an alternative access than F3 from Central Coast to Sydney. This project will be likely be funded by Federal Government....
by grog
Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW State Election 2011 - Transport Issues
Replies: 46
Views: 1808

Re: NSW State Election 2011 - Transport Issues

The fact that it all doesn't have to be underground and doesn't need specific rolling stock lowers the price significantly. The NWRL is 16km of 7.2m diameter tunnel, 2.5km cut/cover tunnel, 1km viaduct and 3km above ground track. SWRL is 7km of hilly terrain with 3 major road crossings including an...
by grog
Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW State Election 2011 - Transport Issues
Replies: 46
Views: 1808

Re: NSW State Election 2011 - Transport Issues

The Opposition's promise to scrap the Metro and augment heavy rail in the CBD is enough for me to switch my vote to O'Farrell. Iemma's plan to build a brand new line while the existing CityRail system chokes to death is palpably unworkable. Sorry but just wanted to point out that O'Farrell has not ...
by grog
Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Yet another light rail study
Replies: 14
Views: 838

Re: Yet another light rail study

I'm personally in favour of running a light rail line from Dulwich Hill to White Bay for interchange with a White Bay Metro station (which would be built rather than be 'reserved future station') running at at least 5 minute headway. The interchange with the light rail would be about 5 minutes quick...
by grog
Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: [SMH] Tram lifted off trapped pedestrian
Replies: 46
Views: 2346

Re: [SMH] Tram lifted off trapped pedestrian

The trams go too slow through this section - if they went at regular 'traffic' speed while ringing their bell, people might take them seriously. I guess the argument is that when something like this does happen, it is an injury like today, rather than a death, but I'm convinced that the tram being s...
by grog
Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Roads & Transport To Be Spearheaded By New Super-Agency
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: NSW Roads & Transport To Be Spearheaded By New Super-Agency

But he is the current head of the Sydney Metro Authority...
by grog
Fri May 22, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: The entire City will soon be prepay only (from 22/6)
Replies: 113
Views: 3679

Re: The entire City will soon be prepay only (from 22/6)

*sigh* the PrePay disease is surely spreading. The only ones to rejoice from this are bus drivers (who would now do less work) and Treasury bean-counters (who is hoping the added step - no I'm not going to use the word difficult - would make occasional bus users go away and not cause them to run mo...
by grog
Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: [SMH] New CBD metro plans announced
Replies: 50
Views: 4335

Re: [SMH] New CBD metro plans announced

Because this is being slated as the fondation of future expansions in both directions. Kind of like a down payment on the whole line. The light rail can never fulfill that roll.
by grog
Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: [ SMH ] Strike called for Pope's big day in Sydney
Replies: 51
Views: 7167

Re: [ SMH ] Strike called for Pope's big day in Sydney

In the paper today it mentioned that the current offer is 4% but involves some tighter conditions on sick leave in return. It said that the Bus drivers agreed to the same sick leave conditions, so I see no justification for the union knocking back the deal. The only people who will loose out are peo...
by grog
Thu May 01, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: The so called "Pedestrian Council"
Replies: 46
Views: 2312

Re: The so called "Pedestrian Council"

You plainly have misplaced sympathy there. The immense arrogance of these wreckless crossers is they count on the driver to do the right thing by not striking them while they are in the act of disobeying the regulations and then thumb their smug noses at you. If they end up making an impression of ...
by grog
Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: The so called "Pedestrian Council"
Replies: 46
Views: 2312

Re: The so called "Pedestrian Council"

Outside the CBD people should be more careful... Places like Parramatta road and City road and the like are busy major thoroughfares and people are too often stupid around them... but nothing pisses me off more than in the city somewhere like the king st end of pit st mall where a bunch of people ar...
by grog
Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Single-deck metro trains a bad move for city, expert warns
Replies: 58
Views: 2207

Re: Single-deck metro trains a bad move for city, expert warns

My support of the Metro proposal is based on them doing it the right way, which is far from certain.
by grog
Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Single-deck metro trains a bad move for city, expert warns
Replies: 58
Views: 2207

Re: Single-deck metro trains a bad move for city, expert warns

It would probably be a PPP based on the private sector financing and building the thing, therefore wearing the construction and maintainence risks and gaining privet sector efficiency, and the government paying a fixed revenue amount per service and an amount that would guarantee the private owner a...
by grog
Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Single-deck metro trains a bad move for city, expert warns
Replies: 58
Views: 2207

Re: Single-deck metro trains a bad move for city, expert warns

A critical issue is what level of seating-to-standing Sydneysiders expect for the distance the line will travel. Depending on what you believe is the maximum workable capacity of an 8DD (1500 - 2000) that is a ratio of 50%-66% passengers seated. The figures quoted in the SMH article for a metro ind...
by grog
Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Single-deck metro trains a bad move for city, expert warns
Replies: 58
Views: 2207

Re: Single-deck metro trains a bad move for city, expert warns

I am in the same boat. I am usually a Labor voter but had decided that enough is enough and was planning on voting Liberal next time. If this thing is started AND another line announced I'll reconsider that position.... As usual the devil will be in the detail. This alone will not do it, but if they...
by grog
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: North West Metro - Announced Today
Replies: 92
Views: 5080

Re: North West Metro - Announced Today

Refer to my post here as to why I think the "no seats" argument is a bit overblown.
by grog
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Single-deck metro trains a bad move for city, expert warns
Replies: 58
Views: 2207

Re: Single-deck metro trains a bad move for city, expert warns

2000 in the double deck trains is significantly overloaded and i might even say impossible, either way it would impede proper operation of the train and increase dwell times considerably.... Cityrail is quoted as moving 30,000 pax/hour, which is 1500 per 8 car train at 20 trains per hour, 3 minute h...
by grog
Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: [SMH] New Sydney rail link to cost $1.4b
Replies: 30
Views: 920

Re: [SMH] New Sydney rail link to cost $1.4b

I would say that it is all related - All of the planning documentation for Leppington and Edmondson Park mention leaving room through the stations for an extra set of tracks around the outside - which could facilitate an express train link between the airports in pretty good time if it was linked wi...
by grog
Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: [SMH] New Sydney rail link to cost $1.4b
Replies: 30
Views: 920

Re: [SMH] New Sydney rail link to cost $1.4b

And that is not even considering the new 4th platform to be built at Macarthur.

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