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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby Swift » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:25 pm

I think it was the mechanical parts he was mainly referring to, not the body parts.
Maybe a scrap dealer in the U.K has useful parts already out which would could possibly be crated here in a bulk lot much more economically than complete locos. Definitely worth exploring if NSW wishes to life extend the XPT as bits aren't exactly available at Priceline.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby Linto63 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:37 pm

Swift wrote:Maybe import the locomotive ends to use complete and paint them up in NSW Trains scheme, assuming they could be adapted to couple up with our carriages.
Built to a different loading gauge, different coupler height etc. Would only be of value for parts, but most of the biggies like bogies, cooling systems differ. All of the withdrawn examples are MTU powered, the Paxman VP185 examples (that the XPT has) will all remain in service into next year.

Problem is that it has now been 10 years since they were last rebuilt and a lot of the components are approaching the end of their lives, hence the reliability problem is increasing. They are going to be needed probably for another 5 years, TfNSW may need to bight the bullet and sanction overhauls.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby sd1800 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:51 pm

Just saw 42103 heading north through Hornsby at about 4-45pm

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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby TSE_SecretAni » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:35 pm

https://transportnsw.info/news/2019/cen ... s#homepage

Tuesday 08 October 2019
From 13 October 2019 the stairs and entrance from the Grand Concourse to the Suburban Tunnel will be permanently closed due to Sydney Metro works.

You can access Suburban Platforms 16 - 25 via the new entrance located next to the lift near Platform 12.

Please follow the signs to access the new entrance or ask staff for assistance..

For more information about the Sydney Metro works, visit sydneymetro.info
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby Fleet Lists » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:09 pm

Parramatta Light rail posts moved to viewtopic.php?f=3&t=81766&start=500
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby TSE_SecretAni » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:04 pm

Once T6 Carlingford Line is permanently closed, all other lines will stay the T number that they are now. However, the T6 will be skipped - T5 will be followed by T7.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby mandonov » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:15 pm

Well they aren't averse to changing line designations, so I'd expect a reshuffle that could include moving every subsequent number over by one or just make T9 T6 as it's the newest and highest number anyway. 9 and 6 aren't so different, so it won't take long to get used to it.

If anything it's an excuse to change the map more significantly. T7 and the Parramatta River can both become straight and neat with a properly sized T7 label, and the Metro could use the empty space to get rid of the weird dog leg at Epping.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby kypros1992 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:08 am

mandonov wrote:Well they aren't averse to changing line designations, so I'd expect a reshuffle that could include moving every subsequent number over by one or just make T9 T6 as it's the newest and highest number anyway. 9 and 6 aren't so different, so it won't take long to get used to it.

If anything it's an excuse to change the map more significantly. T7 and the Parramatta River can both become straight and neat with a properly sized T7 label, and the Metro could use the empty space to get rid of the weird dog leg at Epping.


Rumor was that the T2 Inner West would get the T6 designation
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby tonyp » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:15 am

Some major collapse on T1 this morning according to metro users. A signal issue at Wynyard.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby boronia » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:55 am

My BMT service from Central ran all stops Blacktown to Penrith. The normal Penrith service at this time was shown as 40 minutes late, and skipping even Strathfield and Parramatta.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby swtt » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:27 am

kypros1992 wrote:
mandonov wrote:Well they aren't averse to changing line designations, so I'd expect a reshuffle that could include moving every subsequent number over by one or just make T9 T6 as it's the newest and highest number anyway. 9 and 6 aren't so different, so it won't take long to get used to it.

If anything it's an excuse to change the map more significantly. T7 and the Parramatta River can both become straight and neat with a properly sized T7 label, and the Metro could use the empty space to get rid of the weird dog leg at Epping.


Rumor was that the T2 Inner West would get the T6 designation


That makes sense. Should make it more frequent into Parramatta too!

Not to mention - it only dawned on me the other day (despite the TT now being well bedded down) Granville now gets one train to Parramatta during the off peak every 30 minutes via the T2 given no T1 trains stop there on weekdays..... when I passed through Granville (even infrequently) in days bygone, I thought quite a few passengers boarded at Granville and subsequently alighted at Parramatta.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby boronia » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:36 pm

No doubt those passengers now use the Cumberland line to get directly to Parramatta?
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby swtt » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:38 pm

boronia wrote:No doubt those passengers now use the Cumberland line to get directly to Parramatta?


Yeah, in some cases, it would be quicker to travel from Granville to Merrylands (T2) and then interchange Merrylands to Parramatta (T5).
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby Richard290 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:17 pm

swtt wrote:
boronia wrote:No doubt those passengers now use the Cumberland line to get directly to Parramatta?


Yeah, in some cases, it would be quicker to travel from Granville to Merrylands (T2) and then interchange Merrylands to Parramatta (T5).


Or, if you'd prefer an alternate one-seat journey to Parramatta, there is also the M91, in addition to the infrequent 906.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby Stonesourscotty » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:39 am

A 4 car c set has just left Flemington depot heading towards the city

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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby boronia » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:21 pm

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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby marcnut1996 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:16 am

https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/news-and-events/media-releases/extra-morning-peak-service-for-popular-t5-cumberland-line
Extra Morning Peak Service for Popular T5 Cumberland Line
Published16 Oct 2019
From next January, south-west train customers will benefit from a new direct morning peak service from Leppington to Schofields via Parramatta, boosting capacity and making journeys more comfortable on the popular T5 Cumberland Line.

Minister for Transport Andrew Constance said demand for T5 Cumberland Line services has surged, with 30 per cent more south-west customers catching trains towards Parramatta this year.

“By boosting capacity on an increasingly busy part of the network, customers across the south-west region including Glenfield, Liverpool and Cabramatta will enjoy a more comfortable and convenient morning commute,” Mr Constance said.

“Customers from the T8 South Line between Macarthur and Macquarie Fields will also benefit from the new service as it provides an extra connection at Glenfield to T5 services headed towards Parramatta and further west.”

The T5 Cumberland Line has become more popular since it was extended to start at Leppington in November 2017.

“With modern air-conditioned trains, direct links from Leppington to Parramatta and Blacktown, as well as late night and weekend services, demand on this part of the network continues to grow. That’s why we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to do everything we can to improve your daily commute.”

The new direct all-stops morning peak service departs Leppington at 7.07am, arriving at key stations such as Parramatta at 7.49am, Blacktown at 8.07am and Schofields at 8.17am.

The existing 7.21am all stops Leppington to Schofields service will instead depart at 7.37am, arriving at key stations such as Parramatta at 8.19am, Blacktown at 8.37am and Schofields at 8.47am.

“By giving customers an extra direct morning peak train and adjusting other services, the gap between trains will reduce to every 30 minutes during the peak period, and in some cases, the wait will be just 16 minutes,” Mr Constance said.

These improvements will take effect from Monday 6 January.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby Fleet Lists » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:57 am

Coinciding wit the demise of the Carlingford line.
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