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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby Liamena » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:40 pm

How is it "Hull Year 1950" ?
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby boronia » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:34 pm

May have been refurbished and recertified in 1950 ??

A bit like a bus having a frame rebuild LOL
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby Fleet Lists » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:21 pm

From 26 November, the Manly Fast Ferry service will run from Wharf 2 East, Circular Quay.
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby Fleet Lists » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:24 pm

https://transportnsw.info/news/2017/mil ... r#homepage

Milsons Point Wharf reopens 26 November
Monday 13 November

The existing wharf at Milsons Point has been undergoing expansion work since April 2017 to improve the wharf function, access and comfort.

The new design enables two ferries to berth at the same time which allows for more frequent and reliable services along with faster boarding and disembarking times.

Access to the wharf has been improved with a new access ramp from the wharf to Alfred Street and new stairs providing access to the foreshore from the wharf.

The upgrade is part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program, which involves the progressive upgrade of ferry wharves across Sydney Harbour to improve the capacity, comfort and safety of wharves.

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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby jpp42 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:43 pm

Umm, surely this is satire?

Ferry McFerryface to be name of new Sydney ferry after public vote

Run a competition asking Sydney to name a new ferry, expect the outright silliest name to win.

Ferry McFerryface is now officially the name of the last ferry in a new fleet of inner harbour vessels.


http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-1 ... fmredir=sm
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby moa999 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:29 pm

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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby Swift » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:02 am

Victor Chang and Fred Hollows were commendable choices. Why not be abit silly. It's nice too see Andrew Constance had a sense of fun by his full endorsement of it. Sydney has become too uptight lately.
News reader Mark Ferguson on Seven News remarked that they must have been drinking when they made that decision lol.
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:17 am

Please tell me they are NOT serious?
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby Swift » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:39 am

Deadly. Sorry.
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby Tonymercury » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:19 pm

If true, its a prime departure from the original announcement -

https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/newsro ... erry-fleet
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby matthewg » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:58 pm

Swift wrote:Deadly. Sorry.


Distraction from all the serious waste in other areas.


I wonder how long before everyone gets bored of the stupid name and the ferry gets a real name.
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby Swift » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:29 pm

The Andrew Constance?
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:38 pm

Swift, I asked you not to tell me that they're serious!
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby Fleet Lists » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:10 pm

The only link I find which could be reliable, is on facebook https://www.facebook.com/NSWPublicTrans ... 740259092/
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby Transtopic » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:45 pm

I had to check first if it's 1st April.
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby mandonov » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:57 pm

https://twitter.com/7NewsSydney/status/ ... 2995218432

The union is threatening a boycott.

How can some meaningless fun generate so much angst?
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby Swift » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:43 pm

Australians don't like anything too challenging to the norm. They are irreverent on one hand but FEAR and LOATHE anything they consider not normal or a "regular occurrence".
I have a lot of admiration for Andrew Constance here, dragging Sydney away from it's mundane existence. I hope they don't capitulate to the naysayers. The union needs to stick to it's knitting and stay out of this affair. It's really non of their business.
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby Tonymercury » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:53 am

Fleet Lists wrote:The only link I find which could be reliable, is on facebook https://www.facebook.com/NSWPublicTrans ... 740259092/


And it doesn't seem to be anywhere else.

Where is the announcement from the Minister telling us how wonderful this is?

And the name wasn't on the original list-

https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/newsro ... erry-fleet
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby tonyp » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:26 am

boronia wrote:May have been refurbished and recertified in 1950 ??

A bit like a bus having a frame rebuild LOL

No. Just a typo I'd say. Disgraceful that it obviously hasn't been allowed back into Darling Harbour after being "temporarily" relocated for wharf repairs, thus destroying its financial viability.
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby tonyp » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:36 am

Swift wrote:I have a lot of admiration for Andrew Constance here,

Have you been seeing your doctor lately?

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Well, it's good to know that he'll be reversing his decision on the Gong Shuttle because naturally he won't want to be seen as a hypocrite.

This guy was beamed down by an unseen force as part of a secret campaign to make Michael Costa and Carl Scully look good in the history books.

And yes MUA is refusing to run the ferry. Good on them.

Editorial from Tim Blair:

The Daily Telegraph reports:

Maritime Union of Australia Sydney branch assistant secretary Paul Garrett said ferry staff would boycott the new vessel, which is due to start service on November 26, saying the name was an “insult” that will last for decades.

“Members don’t want to crew the vessel,” he said. “It’s an insult to the integrity and heritage of Sydney Ferries, it undermines the professionalism and pride of the fleet.

“This is not a five-minute internet sensation — this name has to be around for 20, 30, 40 years. This vessel will be left alongside the wharf until further notice.”

Mr Garrett said maritime staff would only crew the vessel if it was renamed.

“Give it a proper name and we’ll work it. Give it a stupid name and it can stay at the shipyard.”

Transport for NSW ­received more than 15,000 suggestions in the Name Your Ferry competition.

Mr Constance defended the chosen name, arguing “the community has spoken”.

The community should be invited to come up with a new name for Andrew Constance. Let them have their say, minister.


Somebody on another forum has named him Gomer Pyle. Look it up.
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby Swift » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:28 am

tonyp wrote:
Swift wrote:I have a lot of admiration for Andrew Constance here,

Have you been seeing your doctor lately?

I thought the final word would be enough of a qualifier.
I make no apologies for being in solidarity with Andy on this one. MUA's Paul Garrett and his members are overreacting.
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby mandonov » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:44 am

Tonymercury wrote:
And it doesn't seem to be anywhere else.

Where is the announcement from the Minister telling us how wonderful this is?

And the name wasn't on the original list-

https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/newsro ... erry-fleet

He announces it in the ink i posted to 7News' twitter.

Wasn't there a section where you could suggest a name?
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby Sydney_Buses_CB60 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:47 am

It's official - The newest addition to the Sydney Ferries Fleet is called "Ferry McFerryFace" according to a public vote. Looks like Sydney Ferries may be the source of a new meme in the near future. . .
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby Tonymercury » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:58 pm

mandonov wrote:
Wasn't there a section where you could suggest a name?


Try reading the linked page above.
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Re: NSW Ferry Discussion

Postby Tonymercury » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:59 pm

Sydney_Buses_CB60 wrote:It's official - The newest addition to the Sydney Ferries Fleet is called "Ferry McFerryFace" according to a public vote. Looks like Sydney Ferries may be the source of a new meme in the near future. . .


But the public vote gave only 18 choices - read the link above.
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