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Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:40 pm
by boronia
boronia wrote:The old exit and platform stairs will probably be removed this weekend during trackwork closures.
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The exit stairs are gone now:
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The platform stairs have also gone, but after some of the hoardings came down it seems new west facing stairs will be provided from the paid area of the concourse.

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:26 am
by Scott4570
parraeel wrote:
Jurassic_Joke wrote:A T set has, in the roster, replaced an A Set coming from Richmond late at night on weekdays..Arrives at Town Hall, 11:49pm, towards Hornsby via Macquarie Uni. Nice to see.


All day on 182 run

The weekdays Service due to arrive Richmond at 0751 hours (Run 172B), and depart Richmond at 0756 (Run 172C), should also be running as a 8T set in place of a 8A set.

These changes are due to the re-modelling of Hornsby Up Yard. This includes the Up Loop, No.1 Up Siding, along with the normal entry/exit roads to/from Hornsby Maintenance Centre. This has rendered limited power supply to Hornsby Maintenance Centre, resulting in reduced Stabling capacity and restricted use to only Tangara type sets.

This re-modelling work commenced August 25, and is due to finish January 15, so we could expect further changes to consist after November.

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:22 pm
by Fleet Lists
https://transportnsw.info/news/2017/ham ... ry-closure
From 10pm Monday 18 to 2am Monday 25 September, Central Coast and Newcastle Line and Hunter Line train services will start and end at Broadmeadow station while Hamilton Station is temporarily closed.

Shuttle buses will run to and from Broadmeadow to Hamilton, Wickham, Queens Wharf, Civic and Newcastle. The train replacement buses will run according to a changed timetable and you should allow for additional travel time.

If you are connecting to or from the Hunter and Central Coast and Newcastle Line then you should change at Broadmeadow.

Use the Trip Planner to check the latest travel times or download a real-time transport app to help plan your travel.

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:29 pm
by mandonov
Supposedly this is for final connections to Newcastle Interchange?

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:38 pm
by Swift
Does anyone remember those demountable beige coloured booths CityRail used to use at some stations? I have been thinking about them lately and wonder if any were ever auctioned off to the public to be used as a yard shed or office?

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:28 pm
by Scott4570
mandonov wrote:Supposedly this is for final connections to Newcastle Interchange?

From Monday, September 25, Trains will start to use the Newcastle Interchange, but will be Empty Cars to and from Hamilton.

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:14 pm
by boronia
Noticed this cabinet in the concourse at Hornsby today?

A hot line to who?
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:19 am
by Tonymercury
For the staff shuttle to the car sidings?

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:28 am
by crimsontide
Tonymercury wrote:For the staff shuttle to the car sidings?


Correct.

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:52 pm
by Stonesourscotty
Noted atleast two Waratahs leaving Blacktown with City Circle via Blacktown on the display over the weekend.

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:17 pm
by boronia
Diverted T2 services due to trackwork.

Caught one from Parramatta to city on Sunday afternoon. It was only a couple of minutes behind a T1 service - guess which one was packed and which one left near empty? It pays to check the departure boards on the platform. :idea:

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:28 pm
by Swift
boronia wrote:
Caught one from Parramatta to city on Sunday afternoon. It was only a couple of minutes behind a T1 service - guess which one was packed and which one left near empty? It pays to check the departure boards on the platform. :idea:

I know they would have been evenly distributed if the IQ of your average modern Sydneysider couldn't be measured on the Richter scale!!

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:20 pm
by Stonesourscotty
Two waratahs joined up outside Blacktown station on the penrith line is this normal?

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:47 pm
by ScaniaGrenda
I was on the 8:17 am Train from Hamilton that goes to Muswellbrook, it's a limited stops train (Doesn't stop at East Maitland or High Street when it's on limited stops) but it stopped at East Maitland & High St Station this morning. Looking at the Timetables for the hunter line, nothing has changed with the timetable?

My only guess is it was covering for another train that doesn't do limited stops but I don't know if that was the case. My train was definitely on time & not running late. Not too sure what the go was this morning & there was no announcement over the train speaker made about it which is odd, the internal desto went blank for the two stops (both East Maitland & High street) & came back on when it got to Maitland but the automated announcer did say "This train will stop at.. East Maitland".

Odd

Maybe you folks know why this happened. It's sure puzzling me.

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:00 pm
by sunnyyan
I was on C4 this morning at about 9:15 and after leaving Erskineville the train suddenly stopped, together with a Waratah passing on the opposite track and a Tangara coming out of the tunnel. All the signals were still set to full clear and all the trips were down. Everything started moving again a few minutes later. Anyone know what happened?

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:06 pm
by gilberations
Stonesourscotty wrote:Two waratahs joined up outside Blacktown station on the penrith line is this normal?



Were they joined up and traveling? If yes, then no, only happens if one has failed.

If stationary and In the loop on the Doonside side of Blacktown platform 3, probably just parked very close to each other

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:05 pm
by Jurassic_Joke
A few M sets running up to Gordon early this morning

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:36 pm
by Frosty
It was good to some variety on the North Shore as mentioned also a few Tangara's though bit unusual saw a K set going around the City Circle on a Sunday substituting for an M set.

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:58 pm
by quaidy
Jurassic_Joke wrote:A few M sets running up to Gordon early this morning


There were Ashfield to Gordon specials running for the marathon. In a master stroke of customer service they were only indicated as to Central on indicator boards causing confusion to the uninitiated.

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:11 pm
by jpp42
quaidy wrote:
Jurassic_Joke wrote:A few M sets running up to Gordon early this morning


There were Ashfield to Gordon specials running for the marathon. In a master stroke of customer service they were only indicated as to Central on indicator boards causing confusion to the uninitiated.


Um, wasn't the whole point of the specials to bring people to Milson's Point and North Sydney, which is where the Running Festical start line was?

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:32 pm
by quaidy
jpp42 wrote:
quaidy wrote:[quote="Jurassic_Joke"]A few M sets running up to Gordon early this morning


There were Ashfield to Gordon specials running for the marathon. In a master stroke of customer service they were only indicated as to Central on indicator boards causing confusion to the uninitiated.


Um, wasn't the whole point of the specials to bring people to Milson's Point and North Sydney, which is where the Running Festical start line was?[/quote]

Yes they ran to Gordon but due to a change of run number at central the indicator boards didn't indicate this.

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:39 pm
by swtt
quaidy wrote:Yes they ran to Gordon but due to a change of run number at central the indicator boards didn't indicate this.



Not sure whether the LICS is equipped for a "change of line" from T2 to T1 :P

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:27 pm
by Hendikins
swtt wrote:Not sure whether the LICS is equipped for a "change of line" from T2 to T1 :P


It's able to show services from the Illawarra as running to North Sydney when the ESR is closed. *shrug*

NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:34 pm
by quaidy
swtt wrote:
quaidy wrote:Yes they ran to Gordon but due to a change of run number at central the indicator boards didn't indicate this.



Not sure whether the LICS is equipped for a "change of line" from T2 to T1 :P

They were marked as yellow T1 all stations between Ashfield and Central.

Re: NSW Railway Observations - Sept 2017

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:52 pm
by Aurora
Correct, the system picks up Ashfield to Central as T1. Interesting the indicator only showed as far as Central. Did you see this with only one train or multiple trains?