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by moa999
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4433
Views: 753869

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

The presumption is your only going to the CBD but if the transfer points for some lines are in the CBD then maybe they are transferring to the Airport Line or the Waterfall/BJ line. The transfer points appear to be Martin Place and Central in the planning for both metro lines. I think it's an unrea...
by moa999
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9081
Views: 1522687

Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

Does anyone know what this really means? In particular, is it an emulation of the physical Opal card, i.e. stored value or a digital version of a prepaid contactless offering or something else yet again? Given Mastercards involvement, it seems that its basically a debit Mastercard. Which means it w...
by moa999
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 241
Views: 29367

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

The landscape in the 1950s was that with the advent of the car, public transport had gone from being a break-even or even profitable business to one that was requiring ever increasing subsidies so righty government was looking at how it could cut costs. And had been underinvested for many years nee...
by moa999
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 134
Views: 8533

Re: WS Airport Metro


Campbelltown busboy wrote: Where is the direct rail link between the Badgerys Creek airport and Kingsford Smith Mascot
Why do you need one?
London and New York work without direct rail links between its airports.
by moa999
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 134
Views: 8533

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 Bankstown...
by moa999
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 134
Views: 8533

Re: WS Airport Metro

, the lack of reference to the future additional lines in the station designs is rather baffling. . Maybe not the Airport on a 2nd look, but possiy Aerotropolis has a shell built in. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201021/fcce31b87db6a571701644c8eda071a0.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2020...
by moa999
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 134
Views: 8533

Re: WS Airport Metro

So looks like a ESR style design for the Airport and Aerotropolis stations with spare platforms above.
by moa999
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5419
Views: 837366

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Cazza wrote:https://youtu.be/e3IHmLKOgwQ

Man, some of these traffic light waits are shameful, especially compared to the G Link up on the Gold Coast.
Not a new video - things have improved.

From the Xmas trees in Martin Place and the number of people (and lack of suits) I'd guess late Dec 2019/ early 2020.
by moa999
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 134
Views: 8533

Re: WS Airport Metro

Sydney one is closest to the commonly accepted definition. In all cases it's just marketing of a 'shiny new thing' to differentiate it. Same as the stickers to make the Waratah B sets look different. While Sydney's metro has some metro features, on station spacing and frequency (particularly off pe...
by moa999
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: News & Administration
Topic: ATDB Now available using Tapatalk Iphone/Android/Nokia app
Replies: 38
Views: 41109

Re: ATDB Now available using Tapatalk Iphone/Android/Nokia app

Something has changed.
Forum launched perfectly into Tapatalk today.
by moa999
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 134
Views: 8533

Re: WS Airport Metro

Presumably the Tallewong yard has been designed with sufficient future capacity for the Schofields - Bankstown section. (more, and longer, trains) See the Sydney Metro site. Tallawong Trains Facility was designed to be constructed in two phases. The second expansion is now underway and should be co...
by moa999
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 381
Views: 63031

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

Not sure how new this is as haven't been through in a while but used Martin Place station for the first time in a long while on the weekend. The cheap looking white box in the concourse that contained the PIDs and formerly ticket machines is gone. Now replaced by some large ceiling mounted PID scre...
by moa999
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 381
Views: 63031

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???? Might be a slightly worse look from the suburban platforms. But it's going to be light, bright, and you'll be able to see m...
by moa999
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 134
Views: 8533

Re: WS Airport Metro

Much preferred the gum leaf roof design of the NW Metro stations.

How does the Airport station integrate with the terminals?
by moa999
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9081
Views: 1522687

Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

Well in off-peak (which is the only time the 2nd leg is zeroed) you'd be charged $1.60
by moa999
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9081
Views: 1522687

Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

Some discussion on the Whirlpool forum seems to have resulted in some amendments to the Opal rules description on the website. Edge case only present with the current 50% off-peak discount - but some journeys that previously resulted in multiple transfers, will no longer. If the second trip costs le...
by moa999
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations 2020
Replies: 68
Views: 15431

Re: Ferry Observations 2020

All this Labor inspired drama over passengers getting "decapitated" by the Gasworks Bridge. Exactly. Suspect had they been built in Australia we wouldn't be hearing about this. Much like the bus strike over masks, that really seems to be about the tender process for a few regions, other issues at p...
by moa999
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: News & Administration
Topic: Future of the board
Replies: 56
Views: 6768

Re: Future of the board

I do wonder how much is to do with the seeming loss of Tapatalk access that got removed with the upgrade and hasn't been added back.
by moa999
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 381
Views: 63031

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

Not sure how new this is as haven't been through in a while but used Martin Place station for the first time in a long while on the weekend. The cheap looking white box in the concourse that contained the PIDs and formerly ticket machines is gone. Now replaced by some large ceiling mounted PID scree...
by moa999
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5419
Views: 837366

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Well they did build a massive new Bus Interchange at Moore Park, but its not exactly convenient to the Light Rail, and has hardly been used given the LR opened about a month after the interchange was complete
by moa999
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: News & Administration
Topic: ATDB Now available using Tapatalk Iphone/Android/Nokia app
Replies: 38
Views: 41109

Re: ATDB Now available using Tapatalk Iphone/Android/Nokia app

Can't quite understand that post Campbeltown busboy.
Do you mean it works sometimes for you??

Eitherway looks like something is still wrong with the configuration.
by moa999
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus stop shelters for Sydney?
Replies: 6
Views: 2370

Re: New bus stop shelters for Sydney?

So looks like the new contractor is more video screen focused.

I just hope they are smart enough to integrate real time bus info with the screens. In my mind it's a win-win as more people will actually look at the ads
by moa999
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: News & Administration
Topic: ATDB Now available using Tapatalk Iphone/Android/Nokia app
Replies: 38
Views: 41109

Re: ATDB Now available using Tapatalk Iphone/Android/Nokia app

Still hasn't reappeared on my device. Anyone else got it working?
by moa999
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 165
Views: 31907

Re: STA Observations 2020

What livery is the demonstrator wearing?
Did they have to install special charging equipment at the depot, or is it just running off say a 3 phase outlet?

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