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by gilberations
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 313
Views: 48495

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

Typically the guard only rides with the driver if, the camera screens have failed, the door controls have failed or the driver requires a second person up the front with them following a near miss, or to press the EMPB as a safety system has failed. 99% of the time it’s a failed camera screen. Which...
by gilberations
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 388
Views: 60773

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Buses and coaches can be sterilized, humans can’t
by gilberations
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 388
Views: 60773

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Busways?
by gilberations
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)
Replies: 148
Views: 20517

Re: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)

The argument might be that it discourages/disadvantages other potential bidders. Transport and Govt want competitive bidding. Using that logic, if I were the bidder, I’d argue that by gaining an extra contract region or two would increase efficiency and decrease running costs, and as such allow the...
by gilberations
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)
Replies: 148
Views: 20517

Re: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)

This is a valid point, but it would be one operator
by gilberations
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)
Replies: 148
Views: 20517

Re: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)

I’m sure with regions all bordering on each other it wouldn’t be that difficult to have it work out as one mega region, which is the ultimate goal anyway isn’t it? I seem to remember somewhere that the goal of the regions was to make them larger and fewer
by gilberations
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Have your say on West of Bankstown
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Have your say on West of Bankstown

The most logical solution is to make it a 3 way shuttle service. Bankstown to Lidcombe, Bankstown to Liverpool, and Lidcombe to Liverpool, so as to not effect any potential city paths through Granville in either west or south directions. Doing this can allow for a 20 min frequency of each option, or...
by gilberations
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)
Replies: 148
Views: 20517

Re: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)

I fully expect CDC will bid for Region 8 and be able to boost their region 4 operating model, they’re both similar sized regions with a similar number of complex routes, not to mention they could argue that they could integrate their Forest depots into the mix and run a current forest route followed...
by gilberations
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: M61 and M60
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: M61 and M60

Hillsbus typically don’t relieve in service, they return to the depot.
by gilberations
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 388
Views: 60773

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Will the coach to Oberon run as a guaranteed connection?
by gilberations
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5334
Views: 813776

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

Not when an Auditor General's report just came out in relation to the continued shortcomings of this service to meet claimed outcomes during it's proposal and construction. No. Highly relevant. Well the line is open, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon and 99.99% of posts on the thread are observa...
by gilberations
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5334
Views: 813776

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

Just a thought, should this thread be closed down now and a new Lightrail Observations 2020 Sticky thread begin?


I think we’re well passed the planning approval stage that this thread began as
by gilberations
Thu May 14, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)
Replies: 148
Views: 20517

Re: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 20

If CDC won Region 9 that'll be a really disjointed one! For continuity, Region 9 going to TSA, Region 8 to Forest (CDC anyway, pretending to be Forest), Region 7 to CDC - makes too much sense? I wouldn’t be surprised if CDC and TSA get into a bidding war to get all three regions. Sent from my iPhon...
by gilberations
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5334
Views: 813776

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

mubd wrote:
Was that someone giving a Right-A-Way?


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by gilberations
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5334
Views: 813776

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

Is that someone giving right-a-way??


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by gilberations
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 741
Views: 194813

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

MotorOmnibus8562 wrote:By the looks of the latest post on the Facebook group ‘NIF appreciation group’ apparently, the possible prototype has met all standards and was testing in the city/town of Onsong in South Korea
According to union reports, none of the train meets standards


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by gilberations
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: September 2019 timetable changes
Replies: 31
Views: 8398

Re: September 2019 timetable changes

The two bullets will pass somewhere between Maragaroo and Walerawang at night. Seems interesting. Logic would have attempted to have them be at Lithgow around the same time to allow for 1 crew to do both runs to Bathurst.


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by gilberations
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 192366

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Will additional power need to be retained to power the ARTC track inspection train of former Southern Aurora stock around the Sydney Trains network, or is this now handled by the 2 diesel railcars imported from Italy a few years ago? The MTPVs can do the job, yes. But the train you’re referring to ...
by gilberations
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 735340

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

I would like to point out that you’re all forgetting that Waratah have fast acceleration and probably just as if not faster than the metro, but after customers complained, they put on an acceleration limiter. So stop with this single deck accelerates faster crap and accept that the only reason they ...
by gilberations
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from SMNW opening
Replies: 290
Views: 63143

Re: New bus network arising from SMNW opening

It's at most 200m to Stand D.. and arguably during off-peak a quicker journey from the CBD compared to train+metro. I took the 617X last Sunday and it was 37min from QVB to Bella Vista. Agree Stand C could be moved to the North, before the underpass. But is anyone in that section really interchangi...
by gilberations
Wed May 29, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 735340

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

All existing stations which now operate Metro services, including Chatswood and Epping now have the new format station guides. Thus they no longer have the map which for other existing stations still include the bus routes and the stands from which they depart. For that you need to rely on the list...
by gilberations
Mon May 27, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 735340

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

Can anybody answer for me why the metro doesn’t have the standard PID for TfNSW. Trains and ferries both have the same PID with their respected color schemes showing you the next service and it’s stops but metro has just the destination in a list of upcoming services. Also, Why metro doesn’t have th...
by gilberations
Fri May 24, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 192366

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

I'm talking about the destos on the trains. Hmm. It wasn't immediately clear before. I did notice one train in the AM peak read Central Terminal via Strathfield (A set). It seems that there may be some drivers that override the default destination. So Central via Strathfield is as you described, th...
by gilberations
Thu May 23, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 192366

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

South of Epping has always been to show the final destination before the train turns around. This has been the practice since , e.g. Weekdays: Gordon via Central (AM peak) Hornsby via Central (non AM peak) Berowra via Central (non AM peak) This photo was taken in August 2016: https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ai...
by gilberations
Wed May 22, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 735340

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

I hope it is overcrowded. I hope the public using it for free test it to it’s fullest potential!


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