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Inner West Light Rail observations

Postby boxythingy » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:14 pm

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Re: Light Rail Implementation 2013

Postby Fleet Lists » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:25 pm

This post has been used to start the 2013 Light Rail implementation thread after initially being posted in the Green Light for Light Rail thread and then the Light Rail 2012 thread which will be locked.


The item linked to confirms the lease/purchase of CAF trams from the Spanish City of Velez-Malaga in an article dated 13 January 2013.
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Re: Light Rail Implementation 2013

Postby boronia » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:04 pm

There is some activity on the LR track under the rail lines at Lewisham.
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Re: Light Rail Implementation 2013

Postby Fleet Lists » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:55 pm

Some posts concerning the future Eastern Suburbs light rail have been move to thread viewtopic.php?f=3&t=70887&start=125 where the same thing was already posted in another form.
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Re: Light Rail Implementation 2013

Postby simonl » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:02 pm

Fleet Lists wrote:Some posts concerning the future Eastern Suburbs light rail have been move to thread http://www.busaustralia.com/forum/viewt ... &start=125 where the same thing was already posted in another form.

This thread is supposed to be about the MLR extension?
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Re: Light Rail Implementation 2013

Postby Fleet Lists » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:11 pm

This is to be about 2013 implementations while the Eastern Suburbs is not due to start until 2014. So this is basically about the Dulwich Hill extension such as the post by Boronia above.

MLR extension could refer to Dulwich Hill but I think also to the Eastern Suburbs so that is not applicable.
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Re: Light Rail Implementation 2013

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Re: Light Rail Implementation 2013

Postby boronia » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:17 pm

This is an old thread which predates the Randwick announcement.

Perhaps it could be renamed MLR Extension Implementation or similar, to distinguish it from the other thread. :idea:
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Light Rail Implementation 2013 _MLR Extension to CBD

Postby boronia » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:24 pm

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Re: Light Rail Implementation 2013 _MLR Extension

Postby boxythingy » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:27 pm

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Re: Light Rail Implementation 2013 _MLR Extension

Postby abesty » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:31 pm

When Inner West extension opens, the current pricing will apply until Opal takes over
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Re: Light Rail Implementation 2013 _MLR Extension

Postby boxythingy » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:39 pm

Interesting, "Pay no more". Does that Mean Zone 2 will be significantly longer than Zone 1, or will there be some redefining of what's Zone 1 and what's Zone 2?
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Re: Light Rail Implementation 2013 _MLR Extension

Postby jpp42 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:35 am

Zone 2 is already much longer than Zone 1 - it appears to be a money grab to get higher fares from the large patronage at the Star Casino. Even pre-extension, it would make much more sense for Zone 2 to begin at approximately Wentworth Park/Glebe, with all of Pyrmont in Zone 1.
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Re: Light Rail Implementation 2013 _MLR Extension

Postby boxythingy » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:19 pm

Someone went and had a look at the construction progress"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MHXmwd- ... tube_gdata
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Re: Light Rail Implementation 2013 _MLR Extension

Postby Tonymercury » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:59 am

boxythingy wrote:Someone went and had a look at the construction progress"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MHXmwd- ... tube_gdata



Don't bother with what appears to be the world's most amateur video production. It appears to break every rule that you've ever heard about making decent video.
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Re: Light Rail Implementation 2013 _MLR Extension

Postby boxythingy » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:52 am

I wouldn't say any of my own videos are of professional level... Their video may not be good, but at least you can see some sort of progress.
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Re: Light Rail Implementation 2013 _MLR Extension

Postby boronia » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:50 pm

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Sydney Light Rail Infrastructure

Postby BeauGiles » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:56 pm

Noticed on Twitter today that some new poles are being installed at existing light rail stops, with this example being taken at Glebe Light Rail Station.
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Looks to me like a 'next service' button; i.e press the button to hear details of the next service arriving/departing the station.
No LEDs etc makes me think against an emergency help point, and no display makes me think against it being something to do with Opal (balance check, etc).

Has anyone else seen these around?
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Re: Sydney Light Rail Infrastructure

Postby Mckinlayr » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:05 pm

I think you are right.. Looking through the Light Rail Extension current works for September I found this..

"Preparatory works for the Inner West Extension will also take place which will include customer information display installation across the network, communication works at Convention, John Street Square and Wentworth Park stops, and platform and rail works at Lilyfield"

http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/b2b/projects/IWLRE_weekend_shutdowns_and_trackwork_September_2013.pdf

At cityrail stations without a visual display or staff, they just use an automated public address system which is triggered by train signals or a timer. Maybe they are using a button here so that they minimise noise disturbance for the neighbours.
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Re: Sydney Light Rail Infrastructure

Postby boxythingy » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:43 pm

Photos/audio/video please as soon as they are ready
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Re: Light Rail Implementation 2013 _MLR Extension

Postby boronia » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:51 am

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Re: Light Rail Implementation 2013 _MLR Extension

Postby sydguy37 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:11 am

I love the negative spin in herald article about how train would be quicker from dulwich hill to central ... Well duh ... It is not really designed to take people the full distance from dulwich hill to central but more so to pick people en route or to change from train or bus along the way.
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Re: Light Rail Implementation 2013 _MLR Extension

Postby kitkat271 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:19 am

Agree the article doesn't really point out the real issue - that the "Zone 3" prices are likely to be pretty high. I don't understand why they can't bite the bullet and just offer the same Zone 2 fares to Dulwich Hill - especially when the fare system will likely be different for Opal anyway ... :roll:
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Re: Light Rail Implementation 2013 _MLR Extension

Postby CityRail » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:11 pm

The new Zone 3 will be a breach of Gladys Berejiklian's promise to remain zone 2 fare for the extension.
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Re: Light Rail Implementation 2013 _MLR Extension

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