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NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby boronia » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:06 pm

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andy_centralcoast wrote:Strange timetabling today, some Penrith trains are only running as passenger in one direction. They run as normal to Penrith but then run empty as non-passenger trains back from Penrith to North Sydney. They then form another passenger service from North Sydney to Penrith.

eg runs 750, 755, 760, 765


Its for Defqon Festival at Regatta Centre.

So the new 15 minute regular service can't handle the crowds?

There are shuttle buses running from Penrith station to the event, so would be a good place for bus spotters.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby stupid_girl » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:38 pm

Frosty wrote:
andy_centralcoast wrote:Strange timetabling today, some Penrith trains are only running as passenger in one direction. They run as normal to Penrith but then run empty as non-passenger trains back from Penrith to North Sydney. They then form another passenger service from North Sydney to Penrith.

eg runs 750, 755, 760, 765


Its for Defqon Festival at Regatta Centre.

Similarly strange timetabling on Airport Line with trains all stops trains to Kingsgrove then inbound starts at Wolli Creek into the City to Ashfield.

This is to provide an emtpy train for T1 passengers to change at Wolli Creek.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Fleet Lists » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:27 pm

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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby boronia » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:38 pm

The first of the new food facilities on the G concourse at Central is due to open on Monday, with others following in the next few weeks.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby andy_centralcoast » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:00 am

Some further strange timetabling today - some T1 trains from the city are terminating at Strathfield and then running empty non-passenger to Rhodes.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Aurora » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:19 am

andy_centralcoast wrote:Some further strange timetabling today - some T1 trains from the city are terminating at Strathfield and then running empty non-passenger to Rhodes.

Probably part of the additional services for the Running Festival.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby idontknow556 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:32 am

Rare sight! S set at Ashfield, I didn't get the leading set but the trailing set is s141. Are there not enough trains for the Sydney Running Festival?
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Frosty » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:50 am

There were also a few K sets running between North Sydney/Chatswood & City. I think for crewing & logistical reasons it was easier to use silver sets. There would be in theory a few T sets from Mortdale spare but trackwork doesn’t make it possible. Also some H sets spare.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby quaidy » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:42 pm

There have been inner west (homebush) services running across the bridge to Hornsby, using flying crossovers to get to 16 at central.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Stonesourscotty » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:25 pm

There was atleast 2 Tangara set's on Homebush's this evening and There was a XPT stabled at Sydenham platform 1 about 20 minutes ago
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby sunnyyan » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:28 pm

Due to trackwork today, T4 pax had to change at Wolli Creek for T8 into City. The platform at Wolli Ck got very crowded, with people almost over the yellow line. One thing I did notice is that the platform at Wolli Ck is really narrow, with only a wider waiting area in the middle. And also as usual, there was almost no one at the very front and end of the platform. At least everyone was able to fit on one train, however I think people may have struggled to get on at the Airport though.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby mandonov » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:34 pm

Wolli Creek, as with all the Airport Line stations, is very poorly designed with it's severely narrow platforms and excessive curve.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Transtopic » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:44 am

mandonov wrote:Wolli Creek, as with all the Airport Line stations, is very poorly designed with it's severely narrow platforms and excessive curve.
That's privatisation for you. They don't give a stuff about long term planning, just about short term profit and they even failed on that score. A bunch of imbeciles. The Liberal government of the day is equally to blame and we're still paying the price for it and will be for at least a decade to come.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Tonymercury » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:41 am

mandonov wrote:Wolli Creek, as with all the Airport Line stations, is very poorly designed with it's severely narrow platforms and excessive curve.


The only criteria for the whole project was the budget.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby quaidy » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:16 am

Transtopic wrote:
mandonov wrote:Wolli Creek, as with all the Airport Line stations, is very poorly designed with it's severely narrow platforms and excessive curve.
That's privatisation for you. They don't give a stuff about long term planning, just about short term profit and they even failed on that score. A bunch of imbeciles. The Liberal government of the day is equally to blame and we're still paying the price for it and will be for at least a decade to come.


Fairly sure Wolli Creek was publicly built.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby jpp42 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:22 am

And the Illawarra Line part was built with only two platforms despite being a four track line ... that in itself should tell you how scornful they were of the future when designing it.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby boxythingy » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:54 am

Hi it must be an election year, let's make some facts in circles for a program that has been happening for the last 10 years.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby idontknow556 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:21 pm

Why is the air conditioner on K sets so loud compared to
M/A sets?
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Fleet Lists » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:44 pm

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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby sunnyyan » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:55 pm

Also, C/K sets have much more primitive systems for controlling the AC. I think the AC is locked to a certain temperature and the control system only really knows how to set it to full blast or off.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Engineering » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:21 pm

A couple of trains this morning “cancelled due to wet weather conditions earlier”

https://twitter.com/T1SydneyTrains/stat ... 74752?s=20
https://twitter.com/T1SydneyTrains/stat ... 99456?s=20

Given the rain was not what one would claim to be torrential or caused flooding, would be interesting to know how this morning’s rain caused those
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby swtt » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:22 pm

Engineering wrote:A couple of trains this morning “cancelled due to wet weather conditions earlier”

https://twitter.com/T1SydneyTrains/stat ... 74752?s=20
https://twitter.com/T1SydneyTrains/stat ... 99456?s=20

Given the rain was not what one would claim to be torrential or caused flooding, would be interesting to know how this morning’s rain caused those


Wheel slip causing other mechanical issues?

My northbound train towards Hornsby via Pennant Hills this morning had to travel v e r y slowly up the hill after Beecroft to avoid wheel slippage.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Aurora » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:05 pm

Partially.

Amazing seeing the overreactions on twitter.

A passenger disturbance at Concord West was mostly at fault for the first cancellation.

The second cancellation was caused by the favourite Central Coast to North Shore train becoming late on the Central Coast. This cancellation would not have happened if they stopped running those trains out of sector in the morning. They should all run via Epping.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby sunnyyan » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:56 pm

Fatality at Burwood today causing some delays.
Also fire in tunnel at Edgecliff https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-ac ... 54ed1dcf0b
No closures now, however SCO trains are terminating at Central.
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Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

Postby neilrex » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:49 pm

Trouble on the SCOMO line, was there ?
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