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Re: [Australian] Mike Baird buying new trains off the rack

Postby mandonov » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:25 pm

Intersting note on the Ten Tunnels upgrade:

The Project generally comprises:
• minor modifications to sections of the lining of eight tunnels in the Ten Tunnels Deviation
• minor modifications to ancillary infrastructure extending from the eastern portal of Tunnel 1 (Sydney end) to the western portal of Tunnel 10 (Lithgow end).

The Project would accommodate the operation of the New Intercity Fleet trains which are wider and longer than the existing V-Set trains. The modifications would allow the Blue Mountains line to be consistent with the existing electrified rail network.

Subject to approval, construction is expected to commence in 2018 and take around two years to complete.
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Re: [Australian] Mike Baird buying new trains off the rack

Postby boronia » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:32 pm

AFIK, the carriages won't be longer, and the number of carriages would be irrelevant. They run 20+ car IP consists through the tunnels.
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Re: [Australian] Mike Baird buying new trains off the rack

Postby mandonov » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:45 pm

Correct, but it says the trains will be longer, which is true. It's just a factual statement, not a justification.
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Re: [Australian] Mike Baird buying new trains off the rack

Postby gld59 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:32 pm

Maybe some cut & paste going on with the report, as there would be other works which are because of longer trains.

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Re: [Australian] Mike Baird buying new trains off the rack

Postby boronia » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:08 pm

The Heritage Council was today advertising for submissions regarding alterations to the Zigzag Tunnels to accommodate the NGIF.
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Re: [Australian] Mike Baird buying new trains off the rack

Postby Tonymercury » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:38 pm

boronia wrote:The Heritage Council was today advertising for submissions regarding alterations to the Zigzag Tunnels to accommodate the NGIF.


Considering how much they've already been altered!
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Re: [Australian] Mike Baird buying new trains off the rack

Postby lunchbox » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:45 pm

For the record, works to accomodate the New Intercity Fleet (NIF) include - technical investigations, localised notching in 8 of the 10 tunnels, rock bolting, possible reconstruction of the concrete wall lining, replacement of lighting shields, replacement of a cable tray in tunnel no. 3, signage, temporary construction compounds, and temporary hi-rail access pads.
The Application is on display at the Heritage Council, level 6, 10 Valentine Ave. Parramatta, 9am till 5pm.
Submissions close 7 March 2018.
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