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Yes apparently the Metro will close early for 5 days a week while they finish things.

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mandonov wrote:Yes apparently the Metro will close early for 5 days a week while they finish things.
How early? 11 pm?

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mandonov wrote:Yes apparently the Metro will close early for 5 days a week while they finish things.
'What things" will need to be finished?
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swtt wrote:How early? 11 pm?

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This is according to someone on another forum talking to a Metro rep at the Castle Hill open day:
In the first few months of operation they are planning to stop services early (10pm) on 4 nights of the week (I think he said Sun-Wed) in order to fine-tune the operations. He said there would be a replacement bus service.
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Fleet Lists wrote: 'What things" will need to be finished?
Landscaping and finishes around the stations will definitely not be fully complete in a month's time.

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They don't need the full fleet of 120 buses for the night closures do they? So I guess by that time some of the buses would have been cascaded into normal work

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And for night closures like that, Hillsbus and Transdev could supply buses from their normal fleets or could use the StationLink buses which would do other work during the day..
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There would haver been a plan for the 120 buses after the shutdown before they were ordered. Most of CDC's fleet will be going to their Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley operations whilst Transdev's will presumably be spread out amongst its Sydney operations. https://www.busnews.com.au/industry-new ... ation-link

Whatever residual services remain will probably be operated out of the existing Hillsbus and TRansdev depots, so the Camellia depot will most likely shut down fairly quickly after the shutdown ends. Maybe State Transit will take it over as their often mentioned western outstation?

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Landscaping in the middle of the night in winter. Great idea.

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neilrex wrote:Landscaping in the middle of the night in winter. Great idea.
Landscaping, finishing touches, software optimisations, whatever. It's just a guess, but judging from the current sites, while they may be ready to open as soon as the regulator allows there are still other minor works still to be done.

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I don't think the Camilla depot will be closed down that soon, there's still the Carlingford Line shutdown and the Bankstown Line shutdown in 2023.

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The Carlingford line is only a minor exercise which wont need a special depot like Camilla and for the Bankstown line they will find something a bit closer to that line than Camilla and it is still some years away. They wont keep Camilla open all that time. But we will have to wait and see what happens.
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I'm sure Prince Charles will be chuffed at this attention, but the depot is at Camellia
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idontknow556 wrote:I don't think the Camilla depot will be closed down that soon, there's still the Carlingford Line shutdown and the Bankstown Line shutdown in 2023.
The Carlingford line is one four car train every 90 minutes, so not a big exercise. And the Bankstown shutdown is 4 years away.

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2-3 buses for the Carlingford Line would be enough STA Ryde depot could provide it like they do often with emergency rail replacement. Finding a site near the Bankstown line for a bus depot won't be too difficult maybe an ex-Westconnex site could be used as a depot after they are done or expand an existing bus depot in the area.

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Pretty sure they would provide a better service than just simply shutting it down and replacing the train with a like-for-like capacity.

At least I can see that a Parramatta - Carlingford service might be introduced as the StationLink T6 replacement.

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Linto63 wrote:There would haver been a plan for the 120 buses after the shutdown before they were ordered. Most of CDC's fleet will be going to their Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley operations whilst Transdev's will presumably be spread out amongst its Sydney operations. https://www.busnews.com.au/industry-new ... ation-link

Whatever residual services remain will probably be operated out of the existing Hillsbus and TRansdev depots, so the Camellia depot will most likely shut down fairly quickly after the shutdown ends. Maybe State Transit will take it over as their often mentioned western outstation?
Isn't the LR tram depot going to be on this site?
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boronia wrote: Isn't the LR tram depot going to be on this site?
No, but it's just down the road adjacent to the racecourse.

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Frosty wrote:2-3 buses for the Carlingford Line would be enough STA Ryde depot could provide it like they do often with emergency rail replacement. Finding a site near the Bankstown line for a bus depot won't be too difficult maybe an ex-Westconnex site could be used as a depot after they are done or expand an existing bus depot in the area.
They could lease out apart of the Transit Systems Tempe depot or the Transdev Bankstown depot for the Bankstown line shutdown
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Wouldn't be much spare room at Tempe for the number of buses required.
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Campbelltown busboy wrote: They could lease out apart of the Transit Systems Tempe depot or the Transdev Bankstown depot for the Bankstown line shutdown
You would have to be joking - not much room at either of those. And it will also depend on the operator(s) who get the contract.
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The Government can compulsorily acquire a site near the rail line for a depot, then sell it off for a profit when the work is complete.
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boronia wrote:The Government can compulsorily acquire a site near the rail line for a depot, then sell it off for a profit when the work is complete.
No one can guarantee that the price will go up. They might also sell at a loss.

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stupid_girl wrote:
boronia wrote:The Government can compulsorily acquire a site near the rail line for a depot, then sell it off for a profit when the work is complete.
No one can guarantee that the price will go up. They might also sell at a loss.
The Governmnet usually buys at or below individual market values, developers usually pay premiums for consolidated lots. Time will tell what happens if the market is cooling
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