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by Frosty
Fri May 15, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5334
Views: 813663

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

^ From memory the eastbound High St shared lane isn't used by any route buses as all eastbound route buses towards Randwick use Barker St.
by Frosty
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5334
Views: 813663

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

The intersection at Anzac Pde and Alison St's is starting to show it's importance. I've been involved with logistisc this week to get gear to a festival in Centenial Park, and its been unpredictable to say the least. But here me out... The massive intersection upgrade that started a year or two ago...
by Frosty
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Route 420 Eastgardens limited stops - Direct via Qantas Driv
Replies: 14
Views: 2922

Re: Route 420 Eastgardens limited stops - Direct via Qantas

I would likely lean towards it being a backup desto for the 420N as from memory the alcatel destination units have a memory constraint meaning they are unable to have 4 digit route number displays.
by Frosty
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney's demographics are changing
Replies: 35
Views: 6737

Re: Sydney's demographics are changing

I would prefer to see particularly on shorter routes high-capacity rigid buses this already exists in Europe and closer to home in RHD market Singapore. A typical 12m bus in Singapore has capacity for 90 passengers typically around 35 seated and around 55 standing surely this can be brought to Sydne...
by Frosty
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 145610

Re: STA Observations 2019

I note that 343s are now using the City Martin Place destination board in both directions. It appears all services are now supposed to show “City Martin Place” followed by “then Kingsford” or “then Chatswood”. Surely this is highly confusing given there are services that actually terminate at City ...
by Frosty
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 145610

Re: STA Observations 2019

Due to high amount of patronage, Free Bus 22T4 operated this weekend with Articulated Buses. As the result, some free 333 services were operated using rigid bus only. I would've thought other depots that have substantial bendy fleets could've operated 22T4. This weekend with STA doing rail replacem...
by Frosty
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: September 2019 timetable changes
Replies: 31
Views: 8395

Re: September 2019 timetable changes

How was the 342 not mentioned Sydney's shortest route as one of the lowest patronage seriously doubt there are more than 10 that use in a whole year. Including the 362 is silly it only runs during the summer and from memory on weekends only as well.
by Frosty
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 145610

Re: STA Observations 2019

Though it is interesting since during the 2000s & early 2010s STA would exclusively order from Custom Coaches until the order for Volgren 18m bendies then later for the Bustechs. Some notes STA does lack any buses of Euro 6 standards and hasn't ordered any Mercedes Benz chassis buses since early 201...
by Frosty
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 192349

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

^The real-time train data wasn't working accurately due to all the delays hence why no display time until the next train. Large number of people waiting wouldn't be surprising since it would have been more than 30 mins since an Airport train had stopped. Another small note with the delays yesterday ...
by Frosty
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 145610

Re: STA Observations 2019

Saw an odd desto today on 2569 it had the usual 372 Railway Sq desto but then on the next scroll it said Connects with City Bus. This makes no sense at all did someone perform a little mix up in the programming.
by Frosty
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 19535

Re: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019

Eastgardens doesn’t have much layover on the lower level can get very congested though can be managed by through routing or have buses set-down return to depot I.e P or going directly to the next termini. Maybe long term solution is build a bus interchange in between Pagewood Green development & Wes...
by Frosty
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 19535

Re: 30/6 and 1/7/2019 Transport alterations

More evidence TSA Burwood is soon to operate the 420 saw B depot bus on a route training run along Botany Rd heading towards the Airport with a bunch of drivers onboard.
by Frosty
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 19535

Re: 30/6 and 1/7/2019 Transport alterations

Are there any 400 runs that use the 14.5s in the new STA shifts from 30/6? The two weekday AM shifts that used to run with a 14.5 appeared to all be VSTs last week and today. Due to the progressive withdrawal of the 14.5m long buses, there are no longer any weekday 400 trips operated by them, as ST...
by Frosty
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 145610

Re: STA Observations 2019

Glad they have delivered 2 new Scania K310UB Custom CB80 Series 2 buses to Randwick; as Randwick hasn't had any new buses for quite some time. If your looking for them the fleet numbers are: 2979 ST and 2980 ST. :) Those would be the first two since the Ivecos came in five or so years ago. R doesn'...
by Frosty
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 193
Views: 63437

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

A possible option could be to remove some of Port Botany's bendy buses probably the 1.5 door buses and re-allocate them to Willoughby. P has some extra bendies if they no longer use them on the Botany Rd services as prior to November 2018 and removal of bendies from R off the 304. 14.5m buses howeve...
by Frosty
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 193
Views: 63437

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Partial solution could be increasing the capacity of existing 12.5m buses to at least 80 passengers by removing seats and increasing standing area which would perfectly fine on Anzac Parade services to prepare for Light Rail and its minimal seating or along the 304/309/309X &310X services where jour...
by Frosty
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 193
Views: 63437

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Can't forget on on 400/410/420 services where they had exclusive fleet for those routes very useful on Rockdale to International Airport during morning peak or between Eastgardens & BJ. The only high capacity buses allowed through the lower level of Westfield Eastgardens be a loss for the 391/392 wh...
by Frosty
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 145610

Re: STA Observations 2019

^ I did see something even more rare a Merc O405NH gassie on the 355 yesterday normally exclusively the Scania Bustech VSTM must have been a case of no more VSTMs left since 12.5m bus are restricted on the 355.
by Frosty
Fri May 17, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1013
Views: 230073

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

I wonder if Alstom has put in Australian strength air conditioning in the Sydney 305s or will they be sweat boxes too? This is what worries me the most about the Citadis. They seem have gotten everything else right such as multiple doors, flowing interior layouts and well damped wheels, but with ou...
by Frosty
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 145610

Re: STA Observations 2019

Daniel wrote:All three of the major Australian route bus body models are due for STA this year.
Any chance of overseas import buses for STA i.e. Gemilang ?
by Frosty
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from SMNW opening
Replies: 290
Views: 63132

Re: New bus network arising from SMNW opening

boronia wrote:There are some signs at bus stops already advising of the m40-340 change, with mention that route and times will not change.
Saw a bus running from M depot to Chatswood displaying the 340 desto.
by Frosty
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from SMNW opening
Replies: 290
Views: 63132

Re: New bus network arising from SMNW opening

^Valid point about red artics on metrobus routes having long dead running I see often a bus have to run empty from Botany all the way to L or even back to Gore Hill. It must also be factored in later in November 2018 in R9 changes to artic fleet rostering occurred with the 309/309X/310X receiving ar...
by Frosty
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from SMNW opening
Replies: 290
Views: 63132

Re: New bus network arising from SMNW opening

Minor change to the 370 now running via Mitchell Road & Fountain St this route keeps having more detours added to it first it was in Randwick now in Alexandria adding an extra 1-2 mins each way maybe instead it should run via Huntley St & Bourke Rd then right into Botany Rd. It should seriously be c...
by Frosty
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from SMNW opening
Replies: 290
Views: 63132

Re: New bus network arising from SMNW opening

The m20 will also be an orphan of sorts though I think there is an interchange with metro at Crows Nest. It could be re-numbered to 320 or 220.
Admin: Question irrelevant to this subject deleted.
by Frosty
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 735283

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

The easiest conversion and the one makes the most sense is the Airport-line to Revesby extending to Glenfield wouldn't be too difficult with the wide corridor. It would serve the Airport stations better in terms of passenger luggage and speed-up the current all-stop Revesby services. Often by Mascot...

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