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by jpp42
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1013
Views: 230063

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

A bus stop right out in front on Bridge Rd would be ideal too, especially for those of limited mobility. However I don't have any great ideas of what route could be diverted this way.
by jpp42
Mon May 11, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Andrew Constance confirms he will quit (NSW) politics
Replies: 19
Views: 4518

Re: Andrew Constance confirms he will quit (NSW) politics

NSW minister Andrew Constance 'very lucky' not to have been fired Aaron Patrick, AFR Online https://www.afr.com/politics/nsw-minister-andrew-constance-very-lucky-not-to-have-been-fired-20200508-p54r4c NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance, who mounted a 24-hour bid for a federal seat, was almost ...
by jpp42
Wed May 06, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Andrew Constance confirms he will quit (NSW) politics
Replies: 19
Views: 4518

Re: Andrew Constance confirms he will quit (NSW) politics

And now he has confirmed he won't, 24 hours later!
by jpp42
Tue May 05, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Newcastle light rail, renewal & integrated transport
Replies: 1138
Views: 278598

Re: Newcastle light rail, renewal & integrated transport

Further, they make it plain that an obvious obstacle to the John Hunter proposal - a gradient of up to 9 per cent up going up the hill at Russell Road - poses "significant constructability issues". Such a gradient would make that section one of the steepest light rail lines in the world. I was ques...
by jpp42
Mon May 04, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 364
Views: 83450

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

Why the big "S" bend between Olympic Park and North Strathfield? If you look at the summary EIS, there are smaller maps of the corridor (p. 80 onwards, according to the page numbers in the document itself, not the PDF reader). Looking at this, I think the "S bend" is not quite as big as it looks - ...
by jpp42
Fri May 01, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Steam engines & Cinema pipe organs
Replies: 6
Views: 1557

Re: Steam engines & Cinema pipe organs

Was the calliope (steam powered organ) ever popular in Australia? They were quite a thing in the Mississippi River steamboat culture, as they announced the arrival and departure of the boats in a loud and musical way. But I haven't ever seen any in places like Echucha which have restored steamboats ...
by jpp42
Fri May 01, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 364
Views: 83450

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

Few announcements yesterday Ryldamere is officially killed: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-30/sydney-metro-west-plans-revealed-rydalmere-scrapped/12199890 Pyrmont is proceeding "to the next stage of assessment" https://www.sydneymetro.info/west/project-overview Following extensive community and...
by jpp42
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 10124

Re: Ferry Observations 2020

The cross harbour route shouldn't have been merged in the first place because of different demand in the east and west. I'm glad to see the split. Rose Bay demand is fairly high and I guess that's what they thought matched? And Watsons Bay on weekends. Since Watsons Bay is a tourist destination it ...
by jpp42
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 311
Views: 48267

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

As long as we're talking about inefficiency, why does everyone have this assumption that tracks must be amplified in *pairs* all the time? Don't most other systems around the world know about bidirectional running? I know we have that in a few places on the Sydney network on double track, couldn't y...
by jpp42
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Tickets On Trackwork Buses
Replies: 42
Views: 7540

Re: Tickets On Trackwork Buses

Hasn't transport called for the design and programming of a portable Opal terminal? Presumably, they will get a stack of these smart-phone or tablet-based devices and stick them on temporary mounts on the charter buses. One coach I boarded on the last shutdown did have something next to the driver ...
by jpp42
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: On Demand Ferry
Replies: 20
Views: 4981

Re: On Demand Ferry

Anyone know how many crew are required to run these vessels? They are operated by two crew, a skipper and a deckhand. The skipper holds dual tickets: Master < 24m NC ("Master 5") and Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 (MED3) ticket. I'm not sure if the deckhand holds GPH tickets or not - they are not req...
by jpp42
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5334
Views: 813633

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

^^ 1. Exactly what I said ten years ago during the initial design planning, but of course TfNSW are the experts.... There should actually be a dedicated platform for each route. Trams shouldn't randomly go into any platform. Are they? I suppose the Randwick trams were on the track closest to CQ sta...
by jpp42
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5334
Views: 813633

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

Observed operations at Circular Quay for a bit this evening. A few comments/questions which I presume aren't new, but just in case: 1) there are no PIDs near the ends of the platforms to identify which tram will leave next. When trams are parked in the roads, you can't see across to the platform PID...
by jpp42
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 735267

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Capacitors are an electronic component that wears out, and failed capacitors are a common reason for electronics failures of all types. All critical electronic equipment should have a finite lifespan that it is understood and planned for, based on capacitor lifetime.
by jpp42
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5334
Views: 813633

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

When the Sydney Light Rail opens in December 2019, students travelling on a School Opal card under the School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) will be able to tap on and tap off to travel on any mode of transport to get to or from school, or college. Lol, as if any school student would actually both...
by jpp42
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Accelerated rollout of new electric buses
Replies: 37
Views: 4636

Re: Accelerated rollout of new electric buses

[We already have infrastructure on the brink of collapse during summer heat-waves, with the energy authorities pleading with householders to minimise their peak electrical usage. Why would the buses be charged during peak? Can't modern buses run all day on a single charge? Surely they'd be charging...
by jpp42
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: On Demand Ferry
Replies: 20
Views: 4981

Re: NSW Ferry Observations 2019

I went to use the new "on-demand" ferry from Barangaroo last week. I arrived to Barangaroo around 6:20 pm and downloaded the app to try to book a place on the next ferry. The only available "trip" showing was departing at 10:00 pm! However there was a ferry tied up at the wharf clearly accepting pas...
by jpp42
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 192346

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Trackwork this weekend is interesting - with T8 trains operating only in the down direction on the airport line and around the city circle anti-clockwise, returning to the East Hills line via Sydenham. This means that airport line passengers have to travel to Wolli Creek and backtrack - with full ga...
by jpp42
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Various electric buses at TSA.
Replies: 164
Views: 29526

Re: TSA Electric buses built by Gemilang Australia.

Any press releases? These are battery buses?
by jpp42
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5334
Views: 813633

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

New CSELR trams have been sighted at Lilyfield depot as seen on another forum. Wait, WHAT?! Where?! What forum? Is there any photographic/videographic evidence of the move? Only photo is at Lilyfield: https://www.reddit.com/r/sydney/comments/c4w4ng/eastern_suburbs_test_lrv_at_new_lilyfield_sheds/ Y...
by jpp42
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Newcastle Transport
Replies: 603
Views: 153917

Re: Newcastle Transport

How does that compare to the previous train-replacement buses?
by jpp42
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5334
Views: 813633

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

New CSELR trams have been sighted at Lilyfield depot as seen on another forum. Were these delivered at Lilyfield, or is the track now active up to the IWRL junction allowing them to drive the trams all the way from Randwick? That would be a major milestone - surprised it's not been mentioned here if...
by jpp42
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Ferry Observations 2019
Replies: 98
Views: 37593

Re: NSW Ferry Observations 2019

https://transportnsw.info/alerts/details#/6036000 UPDATED 20 Jun 14:02 Ongoing Details Buses are replacing F1 Manly Ferries due to maintenance work at Manly Wharf. Allow some extra time and check indicator screens. Same day as the Fast Ferry is on strike Hmm. Is that some kind of coordinated union ...
by jpp42
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 145607

Re: STA Observations 2019

Iv'e noticed a pattern recently where drivers in peak on high frequency runs such as the 400 simply run with no regard to the timetable. Was there a directive to maintain frequency but not times? STA drivers have been doing this since time immerorial.One of many reasons why the services are so unre...
by jpp42
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 145607

Re: STA Observations 2019

Had an interesting experience today. Driver on the 400, telling me it was illegal for me to take a photo of his driver ID card, from well behind the no standing area whilst sitting at a red light (He was 13 minutes early - which isn't ok), before yelling I had to sit down as standing was too danger...

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