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by Roderick Smith
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Timetable & Route Changes 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 27300

505 & 506

Roderick.
Route 505 & 546 change this week to make way for tunnel works.
www.ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/10863, www.ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/865.
by Roderick Smith
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018
Replies: 87
Views: 58325

Weekend inner-city shutdown (rail0

Roderick. All Brisbane train lines closed for weekend track work, hour-long delays expected 16 February 2018. South-east Queensland train users can expect hour-long delays this weekend, with track work closing inner-city stations and forcing buses to ferry passengers around the maintenance areas. Fr...
by Roderick Smith
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: High-speed rail to Mt Barker?
Replies: 5
Views: 4169

High-speed rail to Mt Barker?

Roderick. SA transport expert Luigi Rossi proposes $1bn superfast train from Adelaide to Mt Barker Adelaide 'Advertiser' February 13, 2018. A SUPERFAST rail link from Adelaide to Mt Barker would relieve travel woes for motorists, capitalise on tourism and prepare for population growth, according to ...
by Roderick Smith
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Overseas Transport Discussion
Topic: China: subway under construction, collapse
Replies: 0
Views: 8338

China: subway under construction, collapse

Roderick. Fatal subway collapse in Foshan in China’s southern Guangdong Province. News Corp Australia Network Thurs.8.2.18. AUTHORITIES in southern China say eight people have died and three are missing in a cave-in at a subway line construction site. The municipal government in Foshan said the coll...
by Roderick Smith
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Road congestion - modal switch?
Replies: 0
Views: 5809

Road congestion - modal switch?

Roderick. February 8 2018 'Stop adding lanes': The solution to Perth's $1.7b congestion problem . Perth's daily traffic congestion battle has pushed nearly two thirds of residents to rethink their commute, a new survey has found. Traffic congestion heading into Perth's metropolitan area during morni...
by Roderick Smith
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Myki Fare Increase 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 6705

Re: Myki Fare Increase 2018

Roderick. The death of Victoria’s trouble-plagued Myki system has begun. News Corp Australia Network January 27, 2018. THE death of the trouble-plagued $1.5 billion Myki ticketing system has begun with commuters to use bank cards and even their smartphones to ride from the middle of this year. The S...
by Roderick Smith
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 39558

Scanners to prevent stranded passengers

Roderick. January 25 2018 Scanners to 'reduce risk' of children being left on school buses. More than 440 Victorian school buses will be fitted with scanning devices in a bid to stop children being forgotten inside them. The move comes in response to a number of children being accidentally left on b...
by Roderick Smith
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Bikeshare
Replies: 7
Views: 7357

Re: Bikeshare

Roderick. oBike Australia wants Moonee Valley Council public land to set up docking stations. Moonee Valley Leader January 25, 2018. AN agreement between oBike and Moonee Valley Council is yet to be signed after the bike-share company requested the council surrender carparking spaces for free to mak...
by Roderick Smith
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Secret Proposal Leaked To Construct Elevated Rail Line!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 62669

Noble Park nearly finished

Of course it was fast: only two tracks, not four. Roderick. January 24 2018 Three boom gates to go to make way for Noble Park elevated. Three sets of boom gates will be removed by the end of the month, as the Andrews government gears up to unveil the first section of elevated rail and station at Nob...
by Roderick Smith
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Overseas Transport Discussion
Topic: Bangkok airport railway
Replies: 1
Views: 8925

Bangkok airport railway

Roderick

No new trains for Airport Rail Link 21 Jan 2018.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/transpo ... -rail-link
by Roderick Smith
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Overseas Transport Discussion
Topic: Thailand - Cambodia railway reopening
Replies: 1
Views: 8530

Re: Thailand - Cambodia railway reopening

Train track to Cambodian border completed 23 Jan 2018. It is now planned to resume services, this time also connecting the two capital cities. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Cambodian Premier Hun Sen confirmed the plan during a meeting on the sidelines... http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/transp...
by Roderick Smith
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: High Capacity Metro Train tender awarded
Replies: 29
Views: 19413

Train tender awarded

Of course, 1100 is not high capacity. Just adding one more carriage to existing trains accounts for 16% of the 20%. The rest has come by removing seats (two standees for each one seat removed). Base case is true high capacity, 2000. Even allowing for mezzanines going for bikes and wheelchairs, perha...
by Roderick Smith
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Secret Proposal Leaked To Construct Elevated Rail Line!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 62669

Time saving for cars: just 1 min.

January 24 2018 Just a minute: Level crossing project resulting in small time savings, data shows The Andrews government's $8.3 billion level crossing removal scheme has shaved, on average, just one minute off driving times, The Age can reveal. Fresh data showing new travel times for 10 former level...
by Roderick Smith
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 37039

5 yo left on bus.

Five-year-old ‘left’ on Logan Coaches school bus: mum. Brisbane 'Courier-Mail' January 23, 2018. A WOMAN says her young daughter was left trapped for hours on a school bus after apparently falling asleep on her ride home. Five-year-old Alyssa Jayde Langdon was found about 7.30pm on Monday after her ...
by Roderick Smith
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations - January to June 2018
Replies: 709
Views: 147584

Strike

Rail chaos: Union and state on collision course over Sydney Trains strike action. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/rail-chaos-union-and-state-on-collision-course-over-sydney-trains-strike-action/news-story/215410125ec648948616ad855f1c5415 Admin: Text deleted as it can all be read in the link.
by Roderick Smith
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Safe age to walk to school
Replies: 14
Views: 11012

Re: Safe age to walk to school

Roderick
by Roderick Smith
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018
Replies: 87
Views: 58325

Translink App 'update' failure

TransLink app derails as hundreds of frustrated users create flood of one-star reviews. 21 January 2018 Brisbane Times. The TransLink app has well and truly gone off the rails in the past month, after an update caused hundreds of users to abandon the app and the software's rating on Google Play to p...
by Roderick Smith
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Female train drivers
Replies: 3
Views: 3925

Female train drivers

Perhaps more accepted on trams than trains, and that took years to achieve. Google on Butland 'I don't need a penis to drive a bloody tram'. There are also inroads into aviation piloting, but I don't know the percentage. In this case, it isn't just noble Metro meeting equal-opportunity agendas. It i...
by Roderick Smith
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Station fire safety
Replies: 0
Views: 1780

Station fire safety

Roderick January 20 2018 Rail nightmare: Secret reports reveal fire dangers on Sydney's train network . On a summer's day, a rush of warm air hits commuters as they enter Town Hall station. Trains run through the tunnels below, pushing air back and forward. Buried beneath George Street, one of the m...
by Roderick Smith
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Flinders St station
Replies: 3
Views: 4578

Re: Flinders St station

Elizabeth St subway can't be widened along the western side: it is alongside the Elizabeth St barrel drain, feeding the underground creek to Yarra River. The subway to pfm 10 stairwell, which is sealed off, climbed over the descending drain. The ramp doesn't really feed pfm 10, it points at pfm 12. ...
by Roderick Smith
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Sunshine coast in 45 min?
Replies: 0
Views: 7738

Sunshine coast in 45 min?

Roderick. Brisbane to Sunshine Coast in 45 minutes under new rail proposal 18 January 2018 . 45 minute train trips between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast are being touted in a proposal pushing for billions of dollars in federal government rail funding. The North Coast Connect project would see the ...
by Roderick Smith
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Overseas Transport Discussion
Topic: Thailand - Cambodia railway reopening
Replies: 1
Views: 8530

Thailand - Cambodia railway reopening

Phnom Penh-Poipet rail line to open next year . [It can't be ready for 2018; just Poipet - Sisaphon this soon]. 27 Dec 2017 KHMER TIMES A train cruises through the Cambodian countryside, part of the railway line that connects Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville on the Gulf coast. (Khmer Times photo by Chor ...
by Roderick Smith
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Qantas quits Dubai
Replies: 28
Views: 12851

Re: More long-haul international from AU

This will be useful for Australians, as it is the cheapest route to central America and northern South America. I flew Melbourne - Los Angeles - Houston - Panama City in 2017, but returning was Quito - Los Angeles - Melbourne. Roderick. Jan 18 2018 United Airlines' direct flights from Sydney to Hous...
by Roderick Smith
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations - January to June 2018
Replies: 709
Views: 147584

Strike

January 16 2018 'No other choice': NSW train workers to strike for 24 hours over pay dispute . NSW train workers will strike for 24 hours on January 29 after negotiations over pay and conditions fell apart. The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) announced the strike on Tuesday, saying it was the result...
by Roderick Smith
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Bikeshare
Replies: 7
Views: 7357

Re: Bikeshare

oBike has had a very mixed reception. Cycling devotes see the scheme as vital for a carless Melbourne. They love the term 'active transport' to latch bikes onto pedestrian and public transport. The wider community hates the usurping of public space for bike parking, and has taken to dumping bikes in...

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