simonl wrote: captainch wrote:
what doesn't stop at strathfield a MAIN TRANSFER POINT!!!!!!!!
Not unprecedented. Both peaks have trains non stop between Parramatta and Redfern.
Strathfield is an overhyped transfer point. It's really just the Northern Line which branches there.
I'm always told by my grandparents that for a long time, "The Fish" used to stop All to Valley Heights, Parramatta, Central. This is of course in the Pre V Set days.
The North Sydney - Springwood Trains go Redfern, Parramatta, Blacktown then ALL STATIONS to Springwood. Only 3 of these run per day to my knowledge.
CityRail wrote:Interesting Question, why this service does not stop at Penrith or Blacktown? I think people would also love to go to Nepean or Blacktown Hospital for medical appointment than Westmead right?
They may like to, but if Westmeads' where the specialists are located, then loving won't make it so. That said, it does seem strange it does not make a stop at Penrith.
CityRail wrote:Hopefully when this service becomes available I will one day go to Westmead and try this service out.
I happened to look at the Springwood Desto Board Run Sheet while waiting there today, (Had I known what absolute insanity was going on here I would've taken a photo...) but I recall it saying "Countrylink Booked Passengers only"... I''ll leave the armchair speculation to you guys with that bombshell
I also noticed the departure time listed as 8.09am... the plot thickens!
CityRail wrote:With the introduction of the Shuttle service, I would suggest it could be a good idea for this shuttle train to start from Central(i) early in the morning and late at night, enabling tourists to catch this service as an express to/from the Mountains for a day.
The idea of the shuttle is for Bathurst people to get to Sydney & back, not to add Endeavours to Blue Mountains Commuter Trains... Adding Another Oscar or 2 to Newcastle Line, thereby freeing up two V Sets would be a better idea.
However some of these expresses you suggest already exist.
From the Cityrail Website:
6.39 & 8.24 from Central are pretty good expresses.
4.13 from Katoomba is a pretty good express home too.
CityRail wrote:If passengers will need to change trains at Springwood for Penrith, I just hope the train they are changing to is NOT the next train departing Lithgow or Katoomba but a Springwood - North Sydney train or there's no point for passengers to catch the Bathurst direct to Springwood than change.
I fail to understand your logic, can you clarify?
As stated in above replies, only 3 Springwood to North Sydney trains exist, with Stopping Pattern above. The Normal Lithgow- Central V Set trains are much better as expresses.
Wandering, Always wandering...
The opinions expressed by the user should not be taken seriously. Except that NSW Public Transport is a mess!