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by gilberations
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Trains Network - A Future Perspective
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Sydney Trains Network - A Future Perspective

There’s issues between Schofields and Riverstone, namely that the single track is build on a permanent way. You would essentially have to viaduct the whole double track to replace it.
by gilberations
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Trains Network - A Future Perspective
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Sydney Trains Network - A Future Perspective

Sorry, 1 more. ESR will never be extended, it’s already over capacity at Peak in both directions. Now I could understand the want to go further to eliminate buses however Bondi Beach is the only logical extension, but I’d be happy to see opal data to disprove that
by gilberations
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)
Replies: 165
Views: 27170

Re: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)

I would say CDC and Busways will begin to tender for more regions and probably be successful.
by gilberations
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Trains Network - A Future Perspective
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Sydney Trains Network - A Future Perspective

Just a couple of notes. Regents Park won’t be a problem when the metro is extended west of Bankstown as the logical progression will be to absorb Yagoona and Birong, before heading to Milpera and Liverpool. There’s no conflicting movement really with Harris Park so no need to spend Quadding Revesby ...
by gilberations
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 22072

Re: Ferry Observations 2020

I would expect we will see the service become a Sydney Ferries service utalizing one of the new small cats
by gilberations
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1056
Views: 244751

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

boronia wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:49 am The IWLR is the L1 Dulwich Hill line. You are discussing the Parramatta line.
The conversation had drifted
by gilberations
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 22072

Re: Ferry Observations 2020

Lane Cove Ferry to stop operating. Does anybody know if this will become a Sydney ferries service in the near future? Was the demand that low? Could demand have been increased if services increased?

https://transportnsw.info/news/2020/cap ... s#homepage
by gilberations
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1056
Views: 244751

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

Dropping the Olympic Park branch of the Parramatta light rail, for example, means that three buses (assuming double deck as announced) and three drivers will be needed to replace one tram and one driver. The additional operational costs will be a drop in the ocean compared to how much would have be...
by gilberations
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 142
Views: 11348

Re: WS Airport Metro

Surely logic would decree building the St Mary’s - Tallawong link at the same time, then they wouldn’t need a new stabling facility...?
by gilberations
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 425
Views: 74264

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

The stop was removed as data proved that people on the CCN line were not using Eastwood in a volume that warranted the stop. As such, the trains would be packed with suburban passengers. NSW TrainLink services are not supposed to be utalized by Sydney Trains customers.
by gilberations
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Other rail possibilties
Replies: 85
Views: 4623

Re: Other rail possibilties

If the Liverpool to City via Regents Park are returned, I would argue that further supports the idea of removing direct services from Canley Vale - Merrylands to City in exchange for a T1 transfer via T5, and the frequency of that could be increased also. There were plans at one stage when I was a s...
by gilberations
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Other rail possibilties
Replies: 85
Views: 4623

Re: Parramatta light rail

If you had the T4/SCO travel to the city circle, you could then allow for metro to start at Redfern... Except one of the prime reasons for making the Bankstown line part of the Metro is to free up capacity on the City Circle. The current T4 line is segregated from the rest of the network, reintegra...
by gilberations
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Other rail possibilties
Replies: 85
Views: 4623

Re: Parramatta light rail

Time to complete the ESM by finishing the tunneling beyond Bondi Junction and converting to metro. While extending the ESR to Maroubra Junction is certainly warranted, I can't ever see it being converted to metro, when it's so integrated with the T4 Illawarra Line. You could almost justify it, if y...
by gilberations
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 718
Views: 190200

Re: Parramatta light rail

If a link to Epping isn't foreseeable, a mini extension to Carlingford Court would be most worthwhile via tunneling with an underground stop under CC with interchange to buses. I actually noticed once in the original plans for the Parramatta to Epping link, that Carlingford Station would have been ...
by gilberations
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: More Trains, More Services | Signalling Upgrades
Replies: 59
Views: 16674

Re: More Trains, More Services | Signalling Upgrades

Hurstville to Mortdale would make even more sense if they just said screw it and go all the way to Sutherland. Make Cronulla have its own tracks and Waterfall/South Coast have its own. Then Waterfall/South Coast can use the city Circle / Sydney Terminal, and Cronulla can have a 3 min frequency Cronu...
by gilberations
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 425
Views: 74264

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

idontknow556 wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:40 pm Why is the guard at the front of the train on some services?

I noticed that the 12:39 service from Central to East Hills has the guard up the front today? Maybe this particular service requires the guard to be at the front?
Usually due to a fault with the guards equipment at the other end.
by gilberations
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 860517

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

boronia wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:22 pm .

Perhaps George St needs more physical barriers protecting the tram line - garden planters, etc.- to deter people off the tracks.
That would make it worse for the tram drivers as they would have less visibility to see the pedestrians coming
by gilberations
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: The last manual route buses in Sydney
Replies: 27
Views: 4063

Re: The last manual route buses in Sydney

They were used out of the Glendenning depot as late as 2006? Just before the tway opened
by gilberations
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: The last manual route buses in Sydney
Replies: 27
Views: 4063

Re: The last manual route buses in Sydney

How about the old Nepean Nippers, they were manual.

I also remember Busways operating a “pre-select” style gear box where the gears were on the steering column up until at least 2006
by gilberations
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 425
Views: 74264

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

Typically the guard only rides with the driver if, the camera screens have failed, the door controls have failed or the driver requires a second person up the front with them following a near miss, or to press the EMPB as a safety system has failed. 99% of the time it’s a failed camera screen. Which...
by gilberations
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 105563

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Buses and coaches can be sterilized, humans can’t
by gilberations
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 105563

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Busways?
by gilberations
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)
Replies: 165
Views: 27170

Re: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)

The argument might be that it discourages/disadvantages other potential bidders. Transport and Govt want competitive bidding. Using that logic, if I were the bidder, I’d argue that by gaining an extra contract region or two would increase efficiency and decrease running costs, and as such allow the...
by gilberations
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)
Replies: 165
Views: 27170

Re: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)

This is a valid point, but it would be one operator
by gilberations
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)
Replies: 165
Views: 27170

Re: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)

I’m sure with regions all bordering on each other it wouldn’t be that difficult to have it work out as one mega region, which is the ultimate goal anyway isn’t it? I seem to remember somewhere that the goal of the regions was to make them larger and fewer

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