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by quaidy
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 192285

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

A novel track work configuration this weekend with only the locals operating and T9 running all stations in the inner west. For once the inner west doesn’t get shafted.
by quaidy
Wed May 29, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 192285

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Unfortunately there is no more corridor width available for track amplification in the inner west because of intense urban development both sides of the corridor. Alternative solutions have to be found. Of the Bradfield-era reservations, the short stretch north of Sydenham still survives, the Main ...
by quaidy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 734837

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

The crux of the metro vs ST issue really comes down to automation. These things need to be cheaper to run long term. The fact is that ST is too overstaffed and expensive to operate.
by quaidy
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 192285

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

So a full train every 30 min or a 1/2 full one every 15 min. I know what I’d prefer.
by quaidy
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 192285

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Much better than bustituting the inner west as so often happens.
by quaidy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 741
Views: 194629

Re: [Australian] Mike Baird buying new trains off the rack

Most people these days have their head down and hands on a gadget and probably couldn’t care less which way they are facing
by quaidy
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout
Replies: 1798
Views: 551732

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

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by quaidy
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018
Replies: 623
Views: 135867

Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

The elephant in the room is that the operating costs of the existing heavy rail system are just too high for any government of any persuasion to be interested in investing a whole lot of extra into it. I’m of the understanding that the operating costs of the Metro are expected to be close to covered...
by quaidy
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 734837

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

I will say that I think that the Metro would have been better running along the Airport line to Revesby rather than the Bankstown line. However I understand why they did it this way. I still think that post 2030 the Airport line should be converted to Metro or at a minimum Single Deck trains. Probl...
by quaidy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout
Replies: 1798
Views: 551732

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

It’s more complete than the previous rebrand, many stations have gone from 2 brands ago to the current one.
by quaidy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018
Replies: 623
Views: 135867

Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Wolli Creek, as with all the Airport Line stations, is very poorly designed with it's severely narrow platforms and excessive curve. That's privatisation for you. They don't give a stuff about long term planning, just about short term profit and they even failed on that score. A bunch of imbeciles....
by quaidy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018
Replies: 623
Views: 135867

Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

There have been inner west (homebush) services running across the bridge to Hornsby, using flying crossovers to get to 16 at central.
by quaidy
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5320
Views: 812435

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

Swift wrote:
Ikarbus wrote:
Nice to see it out in the day time!
Among all that ugly war zone construction. This may backfire worse than the Wagga bi election.
God help us if we go back to another 10 years of do nothing Labor.
by quaidy
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed
Replies: 450
Views: 114199

$1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Indeed, it’s not straightforward comparing metro lines to a commuter railway. Having said that the displays could be sexier.
by quaidy
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Plastic bag ban and public transport
Replies: 56
Views: 11008

Re: Plastic bag ban and public transport

I imagine that a lot of the backlash is not so much about bags for shopping but the myriad other uses to which the bags are put after they get home, notably garbage but very many other uses too, as we all know. The line being pushed about them being "single-use" bags is complete bs, as is the infer...
by quaidy
Wed May 23, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Half a million commuters on the road to Sydney's four big jo
Replies: 8
Views: 3071

Re: Half a million commuters on the road to Sydney's four bi

At least they are all on major railways
by quaidy
Wed May 23, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Gladys Berejiklian wants Sydneysiders to give her 18 months
Replies: 10
Views: 3461

Re: Gladys Berejiklian wants Sydneysiders to give her 18 mon

To give them credit, rightly or wrongly at least they have actually followed through in what they had proposed to do, unlike the previous govt.
by quaidy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 741
Views: 194629

Re: [Australian] Mike Baird buying new trains off the rack

Most people have their heads down in gadgets, so WiFi, tables and chargers are going to trump direction of travel for most, if there is a choice.
by quaidy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 364
Views: 83312

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

http://www.lukefoley.com.au/labor_announces_top_transport_priority_accelerate_new_western_metro_rail_line_for_western_sydney I see that Sydney Metro West will be labor's top priority for rail development. Maybe it will be build sooner than originally thought. Just like the CBD metro and north west ...
by quaidy
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations - January to June 2018
Replies: 709
Views: 147535

Re: NSW Railway Observations - January to June 2018

Inner West trains are being transposed to skip Summer Hill, Lewisham, Petersham and Stanmore, but then they are stopping at Newtown and Macdonaldtown. Is there a crossover back to the locals between Stanmore and Newtown I don't know about? Trackwork today has all trains running on the local between...
by quaidy
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 734837

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

By far the biggest perceived benefit of the metro as it will stand for the govt is its favorable cost recovery when it opens, and lack of ongoing drain on the treasury purses.


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by quaidy
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 734837

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

I don’t think any of these ‘heavyweights’ really have any credibility.


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by quaidy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 2017 Train & Bus timetable changes
Replies: 714
Views: 164551

Re: 2017 Train & Bus timetable changes

Liamena wrote:It does seem rather pointless that they built the 4 tracks and don't use them. But I only go there on weekends.
The problem of course is the city circle, one can build as many tracks as one wants but they need somewhere to go.
by quaidy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 2017 Train & Bus timetable changes
Replies: 714
Views: 164551

Re: 2017 Train & Bus timetable changes

T8 timetable modification if most probably due to the poor connection time between limited stops services and all stops services. I would suspect that another singular station will be added to the limited stops services between the City and Macarthur to aid better connections beteeen services. It i...
by quaidy
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout
Replies: 1798
Views: 551732

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

They need something instead of a T for intercity, maybe BMT in a box?


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