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by Transtopic
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4438
Views: 754402

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Any decent connection between Town Hall and Pitt St is reliant on Clover's Town Hall Square which has seemingly been pushed well down the road. That's true and it could no doubt be a reason why it hasn't been included at this stage. If and when Town Hall Square ever eventuates, I would expect that ...
by Transtopic
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 134
Views: 8563

Re: WS Airport Metro

Where is the direct rail link between the Badgerys Creek airport and Kingsford Smith Mascot There isn't one, nor is it proposed. Overseas evidence suggests that there is limited demand for travel between multiple airports in a city. Under current planning, it would be possible to travel between Bad...
by Transtopic
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 134
Views: 8563

Re: WS Airport Metro

Or you could convert the SWRL to Metro. Either by extending the airport line to Glenfield. Or converting much of the Airport Line to Metro giving you a near direct airport connection (well at least Aerotropolis) unless you went to 6 platforms at the Airport. Or even if you extended M1 from Bankstow...
by Transtopic
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 134
Views: 8563

Re: WS Airport Metro

The transport minister isn't happy with the north south metro as he wanted the western metro to go between the city the new airport via Parramatta That will no doubt happen in time, but the problem is that the airport extension couldn't be completed until Metro West is completed, which has now been...
by Transtopic
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 134
Views: 8563

Re: WS Airport Metro

Their thinking would be that the cross-regional link between Tallawong and Macarthur would be far greater priority considering that the airport and new city is, after all, intended to serve western, NW and SW Sydney. Links from the east don't do much for that, except that the link from Parramatta i...
by Transtopic
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Northconnex
Replies: 28
Views: 4578

Re: Northconnex

With Northconnex, going from the City via Lane Cove Tunnel, M2, Northconnex then M1 to the Central Coast and Newcastle will be much faster than on the train. I think Transport for NSW should consider scrapping the Central Coast and Newcastle Line and replace it with buses. Not in a million years! C...
by Transtopic
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4438
Views: 754402

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

It's not just a matter of interchanging between stations, but providing a network of user friendly underground pedestrian links between the eastern and western fringes of the CBD and connection to the future Town Hall Square, protected from inclement weather and surface traffic.
by Transtopic
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 134
Views: 8563

Re: WS Airport Metro

I understood that provision was to be made for a 4 platform box at the airport station during the initial construction phase. It seems preposterous that they would only build 2 platforms initially and then come back years later to build another 2, with all the disruption that would entail. As I've s...
by Transtopic
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4438
Views: 754402

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Sydney Metro is requesting public comment on its "Draft Pitt Street Station Design and Precinct Plan" - the SDPP. www.sydneymetro.info/station/pitt-street-station I think the draft is pathetic. It focusses on the visual impacts of the building facades, almost ignoring the prime function of the stat...
by Transtopic
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4438
Views: 754402

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

From my interpretation, the "Crows Nest Railway Station" etc, is the proposed name and they are inviting submissions to agree with the proposal or suggest alternatives. It escapes me why they even need to go through this process. If they are proposing to give the new stations some nondescript name, ...
by Transtopic
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4438
Views: 754402

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

It appears to be nothing more than adding "Railway Station" to the place name. I'd find it odd if it was proposed to change the name from the suburb it's located in. In the case of Victoria Cross, as there's already a "North Sydney Railway Station" in existence, it would be appropriate to name it af...
by Transtopic
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5419
Views: 837606

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Must be due to Parramatta City Council taking over the Eastern side of Epping from Hornsby Shire Council. Tut tut!! This probably isn't the place to continue this discussion, but to put the record straight, the State Government was responsible for the new planning controls in Epping which was desig...
by Transtopic
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5419
Views: 837606

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

I just don't get this pathological hatred of tall buildings. If they're in an appropriate location, such as shopping centres around major transport nodes, then I can see nothing wrong with them. It's not as though they're building them on every residential street corner. As a resident of Epping you...
by Transtopic
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 134
Views: 8563

Re: WS Airport Metro

Exactly Tony. Disappointing to see this described above as absurd - I'd call it highly desirable! Perhaps I didn't express myself clearly enough. The point I was trying to make is the absurdity of the SWRL extension terminating at the Aerotropolis short of the Airport, requiring interchange to go o...
by Transtopic
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5419
Views: 837606

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 pa...
by Transtopic
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 134
Views: 8563

Re: WS Airport Metro

Probably underground, like KSA That's correct. The Airport station box will have provision for 4 platforms, as will the Aerotropolis station. The Airport station will accommodate the metro line from the Aerotropolis, and its future extension from Macarthur, to St Marys and its future extension to S...
by Transtopic
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 63216

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

so there goes the fine looks of that sandstone building niether building compliments each other. why could they not use the empty underground station of the ESR at central???? I think that has been sacrificed for the new entrance on the east side of Chalmers St. There might be problems getting the ...
by Transtopic
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 63216

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

Exactly. The only real problem is in the pm peak from Central. Seats would be distributed between Suburban and Intercity passengers until the Suburban passengers alight after 20 mins or so. When you refer to available space after Epping, I assume you mean on the inbound trips in the morning peak. N...
by Transtopic
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 63216

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

For citybound trains, another issue to consider is timetabling rather than seating. Most weekday off-peak citybound CCN trains depart Epping 3 min after the suburban train and overtakes it between Epping and West Ryde. Adding Eastwood as a stop for the CCN train would delay the suburban train by an...
by Transtopic
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 63216

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

Unless people are boarding at Central Coast stations and alighting at Eastwood, then there is no justification for those trains to be stopping there. Another stop that could be debated is Blacktown for Blue Mountains services, as whilst it is a major centre and an interchange, it doesn't appear to ...
by Transtopic
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 781
Views: 204881

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

When I say to be used on the suburban system, the interurbans share key stops with the suburban operation and having matching door spacings and other dimensions with suburban trains is critical to this. It's funny the subtle ways that TfNSW and the government is now trying to paint the Vs as grungy...
by Transtopic
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 63216

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

There's a campaign underway by Eastwood Chamber of Commerce and Ryde Council for the previous CCN Intercity stop at Eastwood to be reinstated. Eastwood lost these services (4tph) when they were replaced by the peak hour semi-express T9 services from Hornsby to Sydney Terminal. It now has 8tph in the...
by Transtopic
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 781
Views: 204881

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

It's very much a compromise design, which has its obvious benefits for the operator, but not for the passenger. I suspect TfNSW is already aware of the compromise in seating capacity as they have dropped the idea of operating 8 car sets and all will be 10 car, as I understand. Much of the public co...
by Transtopic
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 781
Views: 204881

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

I feel like you could slip a ‘yet’ in there somewhere... Too true! It's typical of TfNSW in drip feeding us limited information, without explaining how things fit into the bigger picture. They could have expanded on their comments to explain how the higher speed potential will be utilised when ATO ...
by Transtopic
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed
Replies: 494
Views: 120717

Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

For Central Coast, I don't think there are purely suburban rosters for H sets. They may make an inter-peak suburban run to/from daytime stabling but it's difficult to reallocate them to take over V set rosters. In a previous timetable, they operated North Sydney to Penrith/Emu between peaks.You cou...

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