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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby Fleet Lists » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:26 pm

The Transport for NSW Alert also includes those routes https://transportnsw.info/alerts/details#/6038334
20T4: Central, Martin Place then all stations to Bondi Junction and return
22T4: Central express to Bondi Junction and return
25T4: Town Hall express to Kings Cross then Edgecliff and return
324: City, Walsh Bay to Watsons Bay via Old South Head Rd
- Town Hall (Park St), Kings Cross, Edgecliff and return
325: City, Walsh Bay to Watsons Bay via Vaucluse Rd
- Town Hall (Park St), Kings Cross, Edgecliff and return
333: City, Circular Quay to North Bondi via Bondi Junction
- Town Hall (Elizabeth St), to Bondi Junction and return

And it is not the first time I have seen that.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby Bus 400 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:27 pm

Transport Buff wrote:Interesting that quite a few Tangaras are running T2 & T8 services this weekend, due to trackwork.
Seems rather rare, as I haven't seen Tangaras on these lines for quite some time now, at all.
Here is Anytrip link: https://anytrip.com.au/region/nsw?followVehicle
Some of the locals certainly weren't use to the Tangaras, spotted 2 people trying to flip the seats.

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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby moa999 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:47 pm

Jurassic_Joke wrote:Sydney Trains is trying a new thing at Town Hall and telling people to use 325/324/333 as a replacement for the Eastern Suburbs line being shut down (instead of only rail replacement buses). On a 333 and absolute chockers set down only
333 for Bondi only I guess.

I've always done this given the ridiculous routes that the buses took to loop around Martin Place.
You'd be at Edgecliff on a 325, before the rail replacement got to Hyde Park
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby Jurassic_Joke » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:55 pm

moa999 wrote:
Jurassic_Joke wrote:Sydney Trains is trying a new thing at Town Hall and telling people to use 325/324/333 as a replacement for the Eastern Suburbs line being shut down (instead of only rail replacement buses). On a 333 and absolute chockers set down only
333 for Bondi only I guess.

I've always done this given the ridiculous routes that the buses took to loop around Martin Place.
You'd be at Edgecliff on a 325, before the rail replacement got to Hyde Park


Can understand. The loops those routes take around the outer edges of the CBD is a bit long.

Also another new (and welcomed) observation is that the rail replacement buses have live tracking now?? I can see on NextThere there are some artics running on these routes, eg right now on route 22T4 (express from central to Bondi)

EDIT - but have not been on one to see if the Opal readers are switched on
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby swtt » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:57 pm

Jurassic_Joke wrote:Sydney Trains is trying a new thing at Town Hall and telling people to use 325/324/333 as a replacement for the Eastern Suburbs line being shut down (instead of only rail replacement buses). On a 333 and absolute chockers set down only


So should they. It's now a TfNSW world, not just an isolated train world or bus world.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby Swift » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:24 pm

^ SHOCK NSW actually doing something that people with common sense (all five of them) would expect to be par for the course.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:08 am

Could someone please advice of this please: A person claims that they are slight train timetable changes starting on Saturday 7 Sep 2019. (I think they mean Sunday 8 Sep 2019).
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby marcnut1996 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:15 am

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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:03 am

Is it common to see a lonesome locomotive reserving long distance with no hoppers or other locos attached? Because I was getting off at a station in the Maitland area yesterday only to see a loco go reversing past on the freight-line.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby tonyp » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:09 am

ScaniaGrenda wrote:Is it common to see a lonesome locomotive reserving long distance with no hoppers or other locos attached? Because I was getting off at a station in the Maitland area yesterday only to see a loco go reversing past on the freight-line.

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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:28 am

It was a Pacific National train to say the least, not too sure where it could've been going too by reversing such long distance as the frieght lines pretty much continue straight from where I got off at until near Hexham where the Aurizon support facility is. I wasn't anywhere close to Hexham so I can't comment where it may of possible been heading.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby boronia » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:22 pm

ScaniaGrenda wrote:Is it common to see a lonesome locomotive reserving long distance with no hoppers or other locos attached? Because I was getting off at a station in the Maitland area yesterday only to see a loco go reversing past on the freight-line.

Which direction?

Positioning movements are usually attached to other trains to avoid crew costs, but this could be a substitute to replace a failed loco, or recover defective wagons.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby boronia » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:26 pm

boronia wrote:I notice that a couple of the early up weekday BMT services are now 8V rosters in lieu of 4V. (0415 ex Lithgow and 0544 ex Mt Vic)

Is this part of the "more peak hour express services for the Western line"?

I regularly catch the Lithgow service's next run from Central, and it never seems overcrowded when it arrives.

Someone kindly explained this for me, but I can't find the post now.

The 04.15 Lithgow-Central and 07.23 Central to Mt Vic have reverted to a 4 car roster since Tuesday.

Did a shunter come back from holidays? :lol: :lol:
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby Stonesourscotty » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:52 pm

That train was 8 carriages on Wednesday, but 4 on Tuesday and Yesterday,
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby boronia » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:45 pm

I caught it on Tuesday, and I'm sure it was 8. Yesterday and today was 4. Didn't catch it on Weds, so can't comment.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby Stonesourscotty » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:31 pm

712T is today being run with K sets instead of the usual waratah unusual for a Saturday to see K sets these days.

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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby moa999 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:24 pm

Looks like the track bed of platform 11 at Redfern got a heavy pressure wash last weekend.
Back to looking like concrete rather than the usual black
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby Scott4570 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:19 am

boronia wrote:
boronia wrote:I notice that a couple of the early up weekday BMT services are now 8V rosters in lieu of 4V. (0415 ex Lithgow and 0544 ex Mt Vic)

Is this part of the "more peak hour express services for the Western line"?

I regularly catch the Lithgow service's next run from Central, and it never seems overcrowded when it arrives.

Someone kindly explained this for me, but I can't find the post now.

The 04.15 Lithgow-Central and 07.23 Central to Mt Vic have reverted to a 4 car roster since Tuesday.

Did a shunter come back from holidays? :lol: :lol:

The 0415 hours Lithgow to Sydney service is normally formed off Empty Cars "Starting" from Mt Vic, consist 4V. This then forms the 0723 hours West.
The 0723 hours Sydney to Mt Vic, on arrival at Mt Vic attaches to 4cars Standing, and returns to Sydney as the 1055 hours ex Mt Vic with 8V consist.
It would appear, from your earlier sightings, that the Empty Cars from Mt Vic to Lithgow, forming the 0415 hours service to Sydney, "Started" with an 8V consist.
Hence, the 0723 hours Sydney to Mt Vic also running with 8V consist.

Recently, there has been some Trackwork in Mt Victoria Yard, so the 8car working may have been to allow this work to be carried out at an earlier time in the morning.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby BroadGauge » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:03 am

Stonesourscotty wrote:712T is today being run with K sets instead of the usual waratah unusual for a Saturday to see K sets these days.

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Not the only one running as yesterday's shuttle set on the Carlingford line was K94, instead of the usual M set on a weekend. I noticed it was still running at 9:30pm too, which even if it occurred on a weekday would be unusual as the evening services are always normally an M set too.

There was some kind of TV advertisement or segment being filmed on platforms 1/2 at Clyde yesterday morning, perhaps it might have been related to a request from the producer. A notice stated that "train doors will be opening and closing continually due to filming however trains will depart at the scheduled time".

On Friday both of the shuttle sets during daylight hours were 4-car C sets, and Thursday had one K set & one C set running. Lots of rollingstock variation for a minor line ;)
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby idontknow556 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:25 am

Tangaras no longer run on T7 - they've been replaced by K sets
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby Stonesourscotty » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:48 pm

A freight train caused delays this morning at St Marys i checked tripview regarding the bmt trains and the intercitys where showing as running 29 minutes late Blue Mountains bound and a few penrith trains where curtailed at st marys with a City bound train starting at 6:29 on P4 at st marys
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby Bjwh86 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:46 pm

Stonesourscotty wrote:A freight train caused delays this morning at St Marys i checked tripview regarding the bmt trains and the intercitys where showing as running 29 minutes late Blue Mountains bound and a few penrith trains where curtailed at st marys with a City bound train starting at 6:29 on P4 at st marys
It was the train that goes to the Holcim sand sidings.
I guess one of the loco's may have failed as it was connected up to 3 81 class locos at Penrith siding on the kingswood end.

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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby idontknow556 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:29 am

Has V29 8145 been repainted recently?
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby boronia » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:10 pm

More Opal gates are being provided at the eastern end of the Grand Concourse at Central, under the large TV screen.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Postby TSE_SecretAni » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:24 pm

T3 Bankstown Line stations between Campsie and Sydenham will temporarily close from 24 December 2019 to 5 January 2020 for upgraded metro standards. Trains will run between Campsie and Central via Regents Park and Lidcombe.

More information can be find here: https://www.mysydney.nsw.gov.au/SydenhamtoBankstown
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