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by grog
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 64
Views: 2574

Re: WS Airport Metro

tonyp wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:37 am
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:lol: at them thinking that those stylised arrows are the actual bus routes!
by grog
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: "River Rail Link" Kogarah to Parramatta
Replies: 14
Views: 955

Re: "River Rail Link" Kogarah to Parramatta

It might be tempting, but the idea is probably for the line to run where there can be residential development, and the Greater Sydney Region Plan that tonyp mentioned above is also big on protecting industrial uses (like Enfield intermodal) from nearby residential to prevent future residents complai...
by grog
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: "River Rail Link" Kogarah to Parramatta
Replies: 14
Views: 955

Re: "River Rail Link" Kogarah to Parramatta

In the plan it talks about Kogarah being a ‘health and education precinct’, which is why it has a bigger dot in that map. Probably because of the big employers in Kogarah like St George Hospital and Westpac, rather than Hurstville being mostly retail and residential. Guess it is seen as a future emp...
by grog
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 305
Views: 47355

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

Almost doubling the frequency of services should help reduce the crowding on the platform - a more even spread of incoming patronage, and a more frequent sweep of the platform for outgoing patronage.
by grog
Tue May 26, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 364
Views: 83211

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

I wouldn’t expect a plaza, I’d expect a single integrated station. Where Alexandria Avenue is would most likely be part of the concourse and station building, and given they say integrated station development is possible maybe even an over station building. It would be better to pedestrianise Railwa...
by grog
Tue May 26, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 364
Views: 83211

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

Sure. Chapter 7 of the EIS has some information on Westmead on page 7-4 and 7-5, showing the diversion of Alexandria Avenue to align with Grand Avenue and an integrated interchange precinct in figure 7-3. It also included the following text under the Westmead section: Facilitate an integrated transp...
by grog
Mon May 25, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 734358

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

The contract is online and allows increases in frequency, but it would be at a standard pre-agreed cost.

Presumably reallocating services when demand is low and money is tight is just the way they decided to go this time.
by grog
Sun May 24, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 364
Views: 83211

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

Nothing you say is wrong, as far as what the best case would be, but I don’t think the compromise that they have ended up with is so bad. For Westmead, from reading between the lines it appears there would be a common single level concourse at Hawkesbury Road street level. Presumably this would be t...
by grog
Thu May 21, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 364
Views: 83211

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

Almost everything lunchbox raises is addressed since the EIS. At Westmead there is no road to cross a road as Alexandra Ave is being relocated and the Metro and Sydney Trains stations will be integrated. Same at North Strathfield. The EIS also mentions Olympic Park being designed for event crowds.
by grog
Sat May 09, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5314
Views: 811741

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

Removing the parallel car traffic on George should simplify the phasing to the point that they could run a double cycle of 45 seconds (only 2 phases - tram/peds on George, and cross traffic/peds). You would think that phasing that simple should be able to provide priority easily, with the cross traf...
by grog
Sat May 09, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Bicycles 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Re: Bicycles 2020

Cycle infrastructure should 100% be an on topic discussion here.
by grog
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 305
Views: 47355

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

EIS said a double ended island platform, 2 platforms for Sydney Trains, 2 for Metro. It may have moved on from that but it certainly won’t be less than 2 platforms each.
by grog
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5314
Views: 811741

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

Considering over 90% of trips I’m the CBD are by pedestrians, they can’t be described as the biggest problem. If anything everything else is causing problems for pedestrians. If light cycles were shorter it would benefit both light rail and pedestrians, and have a side effect of increasing complianc...
by grog
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New South Wales Train stations upgrade
Replies: 124
Views: 52872

Re: New South Wales Train stations upgrade

Nine News report on the lack of lifts at Doonside, apparently a complaint with the Human Rights Commission has been made. https://twitter.com/9NewsSyd/status/1216268041018912769 Another whingefest. The Government has spent a lot to increase the accessibility on stations across the network with some...
by grog
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5314
Views: 811741

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

Yesterday would have been impacted by this at Town Hall:

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/syd ... 53iyc.html
by grog
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ipart Opal Fare review 2020 to 2024
Replies: 101
Views: 19846

Re: Ipart Opal Fare review 2020 to 2024

Expanding off peak fares is a good idea, you only need a couple of percent of people to be able to change their timing to make a difference to crowding. There are actually a surprising high number of non-work related trips during peak travel times. The only difference between Opal and Opal Connect i...
by grog
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4382
Views: 734358

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Started at 5:55am today according to the real-time info.
by grog
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: On Demand Ferry
Replies: 20
Views: 4977

Re: On Demand Ferry

Anyone know how many crew are required to run these vessels?
by grog
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 741
Views: 194341

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

Linto63 wrote:Clearly think you are superior to most of us, or certainly behave that way. Yet time and again, your theories are proved untrue. You really just need to pull your head in, if you are attempting to be funny you are failing big time.
Not sure when his theories have ever been proved untrue?
by grog
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 364
Views: 83211

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

There is next to no chance of opal gates and at grade road crossing at Westmead or North Strathfield. The scoping report talks about an overhead transfer concourse and adjustment of existing platforms and track to accommodate.
by grog
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 364
Views: 83211

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

It's unrealistic to suggest that T2 could be run at 20tph with a single stopping pattern as it currently exists. It would deny South Line commuters their semi-express and faster services through the inner suburbs, which they are entitled to as much as those on the Northern and Western Lines. As I m...
by grog
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 364
Views: 83211

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

T5 needs to move to a 15 minute headway sooner rather than later. The fact that an extra T5 service starts the day after the T6 line closes shows how tight rolling stock is. Hopefully we see improvements when the 17 new B sets start arriving. I suspect that a 15 minute T5 service would boost patrona...
by grog
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 364
Views: 83211

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

I've been waiting for you to regurgitate this furphy grog. Your proposition is predicated on the basis of more interchange being forced upon commuters from the Outer West and Richmond Lines to reach the CBD. I agree that there is the potential to increase services west of Parramatta, but there is l...
by grog
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 364
Views: 83211

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

It’s definitely not true that you couldn’t add services west of Westmead and Parramatta. In fact you could double the current service level easily. You could run a full 40tph through a combination of extending and adding current Parramatta T2 services and adding and T5 services. T1 could be 20tph fa...
by grog
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5314
Views: 811741

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

There are 2 separate ped crossings, one for the road and one for the trams. The tram ped lights are covered over still, with traffic controllers stopping pedestrians when trams come.

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