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by grog
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 771987

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

And it will run every 15 minutes at best in the off peak, with resulting bad patronage.
by grog
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 771987

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

The Metro is heavy rail. The most important thing with Metro is automation, as it allows for a frequency which would otherwise not be viable. Frequency is the key to attracting patronage - people want the freedom to travel without having to consult a timetable. There is a separate freight line plann...
by grog
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 368
Views: 90445

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

Twin tunnels, so shouldn’t be any issues passing.
by grog
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 368
Views: 90445

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

well I think the west metro should have more stops, so people can actually get on it and use it. No point building a "metro" if the stops are so far apart that people cannot get to them. And that applies to people coming into the area, as well as the people who live there, going out. You need to th...
by grog
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 771987

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

It changed to 4 minute peak when the contract with the operator was signed.

Wikipedia says 22 vehicles.
by grog
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 2019 NSW State election
Replies: 280
Views: 42186

Re: 2019 NSW State election

Here is a political press release on the Western Line, no mention of Granville or T4 so they may be elsewhere: https://nsw.liberal.org.au/candidates/gladys-berejiklian/news/articles/MORE-TRAINS-FASTER-SERVICES-FOR-SYDNEYS-WEST The press release mentioned Penrith in the same sentence that Granville i...
by grog
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New South Wales Train stations upgrade
Replies: 124
Views: 54923

Re: Sydney Trains stations upgrade

Since caretaker mode started today this is a party political announcement by the minister, as anything from now until election day has to be. Not that this means it wasn’t developed by Transport for NSW, just that it isn’t a Transport for NSW announcement. https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/news-and-e...
by grog
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 368
Views: 90445

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

There is a lot wrong there, but just one quick point to call out - a DD train with 1750 on board could not run 24tph no matter the signaling - the dwell would blow out and not allow it to keep its scheduled headway.
by grog
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 718
Views: 190315

Re: Parramatta light rail

There were 3 consortiums bidding for Parramatta Light Rail operating contract and each had a different rolling stock supplier. CAF won as part of this tender process, not through any existing options.
by grog
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW High Speed Rail... Again
Replies: 85
Views: 25079

Re: NSW High Speed Rail... Again

I'll remind people that this shouldn't be a surprise - it was all in the Future Transport master plan, both the draft and the final version. Higher Speed Rail (defined as improving the current alignment through alignment changes and rolling stock improvements to match the current driving time) was l...
by grog
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW On Demand Buses
Replies: 480
Views: 151511

Re: NSW On Demand Buses

Yeah I’d see it more like a regular bus route with a flexible timetable that can respond to demand. In reality, the timetable is currently static, but if patronage builds the trip departure times can be easily adjusted without the usual timetable change process. This is probably the assumed benefit ...
by grog
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Share bikes are back.
Replies: 29
Views: 8203

Re: Share bikes are back.

I wouldn’t be so sure that Lime won’t launch electric scooters - photos have been popping up all over Twitter of politicians posing on Lime scooters, clearly they are working with the government to see if they can find a way through. If it requires legislative changes it would need to wait until aft...
by grog
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 771987

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

You’d want it in the middle to spread the interchange load over the whole length of the Sydney Trains service to the city.
by grog
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 771987

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

I think that all but confirms earlier comments about form factor of the Metro rolling stock. Same platform height, almost the same width as current Sydney Trains rolling stock.
by grog
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018
Replies: 623
Views: 143502

Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Summer Hill, Lewisham and Petersham may be close together, but they all have relatively high patronage. Especially after all of the development that has taken place in Lewisham recently.
by grog
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 771987

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

At 88m per dual track km is is right about correct for track, signal and power installation.

Edit: actually it doesn't include signals, just track and power.
by grog
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Station Link Observations
Replies: 326
Views: 104205

Re: Station Link Observations

No news is good news I guess?
by grog
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed
Replies: 494
Views: 125177

Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Just saw B5 travel through Redfern platform 8 under test, doors briefly opened and closed before it continued on.
by grog
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Station Link Observations
Replies: 326
Views: 104205

Re: Station Link Observations

Looking at AnyTrip it looks like SL1 services are going straight and using Wicks Rd, and SL3/4 services are turning right onto Lane Cove Rd. Is this a pattern?
by grog
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: M7 bus lanes
Replies: 42
Views: 9895

Re: M7 bus lanes

What tonyp says is true for intercity motorways, but not urban motorways operating at or near capacity. The greatest throughout is achieved when all traffic travels at the same speed at 80km/h. The capacity drops off above and below that speed, and lane changes also reduce capacity by effectively ta...
by grog
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 771987

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

There is no longer any platform straightening for the Bankstown line, it was removed from the scope to simplify the project and reduce the shutdown required. Instead there will be platform height adjustments during targeted station shutdowns (one at a time with the line remaining open) and mechanica...
by grog
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 860845

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

Why would 30tph to Randwick Racecourse be a problem given that branch avoids the Alison/Anzac/Dacey intersection? (Besides the fact that 7.5tph would still need to serve the Kingsford branch so it would actually be 22.5tph to Randwick Racecourse, but I know that 2 min headway to the racecourse was m...
by grog
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 771987

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

There is also adjustments to the track height to ensure level boarding at stations, modification to emergency walkways and the like. Do you have a source for this? My understanding is that this is not correct. There is no major civil work required such as changing track height. The platforms of the...
by grog
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 771987

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

The trains aren’t actually much narrower, about 10cm total and 5cm per side, and that will be easily taken care of with PSD installation. My understanding is they run on the same guage at the same platform height and same overhead voltage - upgrades for ECRL is primarily PSDs, ripping out the old si...
by grog
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 771987

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

Wouldve thought you'd use the same screens, just connected to a new system. Assume they'll get the Chatswood PSDs up quickly - give back the platform space.. and show progress. Be more interested to see how much work needs to go into track height adjustment. My understanding is that none should be ...

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