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Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby Ben_Daui » Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:53 pm

Well as today is the 1st day of operation I thought why not use the lunch hour to try the service out, I went to Chatswood and back.
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Re: Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby Volvo Super Olympian » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:25 pm

Did you have to queue up at the ticket window to request for such ticket, or is there somewhere at either stations to hand them out for grabs?
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Re: Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby hubert » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:14 pm

According to CityRail's website, you need to go to the ticket window to receive a complimentary ticket. This will be in force until 8/6.
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Re: Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby Mark V » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:16 pm

Is it only going to be Oscar's running on this new line or will we see other types of suburbans on the line eventually.

Great pic's Ben :wink:

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Re: Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby superbossgc » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:24 pm

very good pictures, cause to get rid off numbers of car who going to mac. university.

the buses will getting less passenger around :D.
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Re: Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby eddie2190 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:32 pm

Is there still the problem of the tin cans not being able to climb the incline(s)??
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Re: Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby BroadGauge » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:33 pm

Mark V wrote:Is it only going to be Oscar's running on this new line or will we see other types of suburbans on the line eventually.

Eventually - once the through services from Hornsby start later this year. Plenty of speculation to what will run it but they have been testing K sets on the line quite recently ;)

Oh and for Ben Daui, nice photos :P
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Re: Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby hubert » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:38 pm

OSCs are being used for good impression and hopefully, provide a good level of service.

There will be a number of OSCs operating the new Northern line when the ECRL is added to it.
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Re: Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby Ben_Daui » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:14 pm

BroadGauge wrote:Oh and for Ben Daui, nice photos :P

Took a Powershot G7 with me today thanks for the compliment BroadGauge :P
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Re: Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby mackinenator » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:32 pm

Great Pics Ben_Daui :D

Have they included the light rail line on the new network map :?:

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Re: Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby ALBION1881 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:53 pm

Is the new rail line worth going for a ride on knowing mainly the line is in some places underground and what is the fare to go on this line when I am in sydney sometime I`d like to go for a run on it.
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Re: Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby Ken » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:01 pm

mackinenator wrote:Have they included the light rail line on the new network map :?:

I noticed that on the map as well. The light rail was on Cityrail's network map a few years ago, then it disappeared, and now it is back again. Nothing like consistency.
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Re: Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby Swift » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:28 pm

Ken wrote: Nothing like consistency.


Perfect description for NSW transport policies past and present.
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Re: Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby Mr Bean » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:02 pm

Check out the cupcake we got at Macquarie University station!

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All the dignitaries must have been given one at the official ceremony, and there were about 20 left over. The cleaner took it upon himself to hand the remaining ones out to passengers just as we happened to be breezing past. Almost too special to eat.
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Re: Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby TP 3000 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:15 pm

I love the best before date on the cupcake. That must be why they opened the line without all work being done. But what a pity they didn't wait, we could of had all those Government twats with food poisoning.
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Re: Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby RickyT » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:47 pm

TP3000 wrote:I love the best before date on the cupcake. That must be why they opened the line without all work being done. But what a pity they didn't wait, we could of had all those Government twats with food poisoning.


Do remember 'Best Before' is different to 'Use By'. 'Best before' means the product would still be edible after that date but it is not optimal, however, 'Use By' means the product must be consumed before this date. :wink:

ALBION1881 wrote:Is the new rail line worth going for a ride on knowing mainly the line is in some places underground and what is the fare to go on this line when I am in sydney sometime I`d like to go for a run on it.


In my opinion, I don't think it is worth it unless you want to try the OSCARs as most (99.5%) of the line is underground and there is absolutely nothing to see (except the cabling and escape route which runs along the tunnels :lol: )
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Re: Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby TP 3000 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:54 pm

I knew that, just like I'll east most things past the best before date. But you never know what was in those cupcakes & I was just wishing.
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Re: Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby Ben_Daui » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:25 pm

The rules of ticketing has changed on the line, ticket gates are in operation & it still has a fare free period but people utilising the line will be given a magnetic ticket.
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Re: Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby On Air » Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:57 am

I wonder how ticket collectors manage these days with the current generation of thermal paper tickets? I've kept a few here and there only to find that with the passage of time the print fades to almost zero. Bus tickets are the worst. I had the occasion to use a Harris Park service only days before they ceased trading and have since found that both tickets I acquired have almost faded to blank pieces of paper.

I've thought of sealing the tickets in laminate, but then it detracts from the authenticity and seems hardly worth the expense.
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Re: Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby Swift » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:54 pm

I've got a North and Western ticket from one of those quaint staples of Sydney private buses of yesteryear,the Almex mechanical ticket dispenser dated 7th December 1994 for a $1.85 fare.It has Metro West Bus Lines Pty Ltd printed on it which made it a collectors item from the day the driver pushed down that white lever and made the click clack sound and gave me the ticket!
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Re: Went for a ride on the ECRL Part 1

Postby Tim » Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:18 pm

Mr Bean wrote:Check out the cupcake we got at Macquarie University station!

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All the dignitaries must have been given one at the official ceremony, and there were about 20 left over. The cleaner took it upon himself to hand the remaining ones out to passengers just as we happened to be breezing past. Almost too special to eat.
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