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by jpp42
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9108
Views: 1546524

Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

Yes contact tracers can access Opal data but it only helps for those using registered Opal cards. There are lots of unregistered cards out there.
by jpp42
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 22072

Re: Ferry Observations 2020

Manly ferries are running their full summer timetable with all four Freshwater class ferries in operation for a 20-minute timetable. I watched Narrabeen berth at CQ and a grand total of three passengers got off. Wouldn't be surprised if some of these are carrying nothing but air. Your tax dollars at...
by jpp42
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW On Demand Buses
Replies: 480
Views: 151354

Re: NSW On Demand Buses

In general, suburban shops and shopping centres have seen a moderate uptick in business due to the large numbers of people working from home, and thus visiting their local shopping centres, compared to shopping in their lunch hour in the CBD(s). CBD shopping has drastically dropped although with som...
by jpp42
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 860517

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Light rail was delayed earlier today as a police car had to stop blocking the the southbound track on George St near the cinemas. At first I was thinking they should have at least stopped in the bike lane to avoid delaying the light rail, but I can see how the design of the kerb would make that diff...
by jpp42
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: T3 from 2024
Replies: 36
Views: 2408

Re: T3 from 2024

Why would the Lidcombe - OP shuttle disappear at any time? Once Metro West is built, it would be the primary way to access Olympic Park. The "Sprint" shuttle wouldn't be necessary, as you can interchange with Metro at Parramatta or the CBD. The existing station would only be used for major events u...
by jpp42
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: T3 from 2024
Replies: 36
Views: 2408

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

So according to that report, the "T3 Bankstown Line" will still be used for the City services via Lidcombe, Regents Park, Sefton, and Liverpool - even though it doesn't run through Bankstown at all? Maybe a name change would be useful?
by jpp42
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1056
Views: 244751

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

Has there been any talk about fixing the terminus? I know that Dulwich Hill railway station is getting a makeover including new overhead concourse during the Metro rebuild - have they made sure there is provision for a double-track light rail terminus as part of that?
by jpp42
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 22072

Re: Ferry Observations 2020

Service commenced in 1950 by Rosman after Sydney Ferries withdrew its services. Rosman operated until it ceased in April 1991 due to declining patronage. Matilda had restarted it by the late-1990s with River Rocket catamarans (not the current NQEA built vessels), with it being included in the sale ...
by jpp42
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 22072

Re: Ferry Observations 2020

This reminds me, my only published letter to the editor in the SMH is a complaint on the subject of how little information was publicly available about this Lane Cove River ferry service, despite it being a government regulated service (and partially subsidised due to inclusion in the School Student...
by jpp42
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 80
Views: 11705

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

Got a ride on one of the new electric buses a few days ago - didn't record the fleet number, are there different models in service under the current trials, or are they all the same? (I saw there are 5 in use.) I was on #389 from Pyrmont to the City, and was pleasantly surprised how quiet it was goi...
by jpp42
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 163
Views: 13393

Re: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore

The loss of the 245 will affect me - I enjoy visiting Balmoral and a one-seat ride from Wynyard is ideal, despite the low frequency, I would plan around it. While it was never standing room only, it was always well enough patronised. I wonder what the excuse is?
by jpp42
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 301
Views: 34739

Re: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening

I couldn't see the video, but it is captioned Amsterdam - is that showing the single line working they have in extremely narrow places? I was in Amsterdam exactly one year ago and rode one route a few times that was doing this, and was wondering how they governed who got to take the road - I guess w...
by jpp42
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 22072

Re: Ferry Observations 2020

Captain Cook has been running the Lane Cove River ferry service for at least 10 years. This was a service that was offered under the old arrangements for private ferries (similar to that used by Cronulla-Bundeena, etc.), where the companies were expected to take full revenue risk but also still conf...
by jpp42
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Northconnex
Replies: 32
Views: 6422

Re: Northconnex

The UK does have HS1 operational and HS2 now under development. Obviously they borrowed heavily on European experience to build those, but it's not like they don't have real high-speed rail.
by jpp42
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 250
Views: 28592

Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

Passenger 57 wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:23 pm I don't understand why they don't hand out masks
They cost around $.20-$.30 each in bulk, the costs would add up very quickly. That's the sole reason.
by jpp42
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 718
Views: 190200

Re: Parramatta light rail

Few articles today about government paying way over fair value for a parcel in Camellia: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-16/nsw-government-bought-land-for-three-times-its-value-light-rail/12881058 Am I correct in understanding that if Stage 2 is cancelled, as rumoured, this parcel won't be neede...
by jpp42
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 860517

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

How has bustitution been performing? I haven't been following closely but I assume this is not the first planned shutdown.
by jpp42
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 718
Views: 190200

Re: Parramatta light rail

The Singapore light rail / peoplemover systems are similar to Sydney's light rail in capacity - way higher than the Monorail. They do have a significantly different design, but for this discussion capacity is what is more important. These systems support clusters of high rises and are feeders to the...
by jpp42
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 860517

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

The hatred for tall buildings is understandable. They overshadow existing structures, and they bring a lot of additional residents to an area that strains infrastructure. Dense development needs to be accompanied by investment in not just public transport, but other community infrastructure like par...
by jpp42
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: M6
Replies: 4
Views: 1766

Re: M6

Interesting how they make a specific reminder about how the corridor (for section B/C) has been reserved since 1951. Not that this will stop the NIMBY's. I expect they will still demand it be mostly underground, but at least portions of the corridor can be used for ventilation/escape shafts, access ...
by jpp42
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1056
Views: 244751

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

The new fish markets will have access from multiple sides, so it will depend on where in the complex you're trying to go to. Based on my fooling around with the plans that have been released and Google Maps, it looks like it's about 300m walking distance from Glebe LR station to the southwest corner...
by jpp42
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1056
Views: 244751

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

A bus stop right out in front on Bridge Rd would be ideal too, especially for those of limited mobility. However I don't have any great ideas of what route could be diverted this way.
by jpp42
Mon May 11, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Andrew Constance confirms he will quit (NSW) politics
Replies: 19
Views: 5927

Re: Andrew Constance confirms he will quit (NSW) politics

NSW minister Andrew Constance 'very lucky' not to have been fired Aaron Patrick, AFR Online https://www.afr.com/politics/nsw-minister-andrew-constance-very-lucky-not-to-have-been-fired-20200508-p54r4c NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance, who mounted a 24-hour bid for a federal seat, was almost ...
by jpp42
Wed May 06, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Andrew Constance confirms he will quit (NSW) politics
Replies: 19
Views: 5927

Re: Andrew Constance confirms he will quit (NSW) politics

And now he has confirmed he won't, 24 hours later!
by jpp42
Tue May 05, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Newcastle light rail, renewal & integrated transport
Replies: 1138
Views: 288781

Re: Newcastle light rail, renewal & integrated transport

Further, they make it plain that an obvious obstacle to the John Hunter proposal - a gradient of up to 9 per cent up going up the hill at Russell Road - poses "significant constructability issues". Such a gradient would make that section one of the steepest light rail lines in the world. I was ques...

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