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by moa999
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta Road Bus Fire
Replies: 27
Views: 2003

Re: Private Bus Operations 2021

ABC clips.
One way to get rid of the Metrobuses

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=520571648876732
by moa999
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations for 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 1086

Re: Ferry Observations for 2021

Email from Sealink/Lane Cove Ferry Lane Cove to City ferry service to continue in 2021 We're happy to announce that the Lane Cove Ferry has been re-instated with no changes to the current timetable. Both commuter and school services will continue to operate Monday to Friday, excluding public holiday...
by moa999
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9111
Views: 1549183

Re: Opal Discussion and Observations


BeauGiles wrote: Mine still works! Card #273.
Same here for #344x
From the desktop site it's done 9450 transactions (each tap is a transaction)

Which seems to average at about 11 trips a week over the period. (/2/8.2/52)
by moa999
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 718
Views: 190719

Re: Parramatta light rail

Both Adelaide and Brisbane have what I would call functional BRT. Brisbane's is arguably better with underground CBD stations and multiple radial dedicated busways. But Adelaide isn't bad with its O-Bahn to the Northeast. But both work by having a dedicated busway into the central core and then allo...
by moa999
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 425
Views: 74585

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

No different to Parramatta.

If you don't want to scan an Opal card (or credit card) you can walk the extra 400m.
by moa999
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 862533

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Whats the sales split Sprint v Citadis
by moa999
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 862533

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Believe Alstom only currently offer their trams in 3/5/7 segment configuration (they used to offer 9 on older models) We'd originally gone for 7 segment, then swapped to the coupled 5. They advantage of the 5s is that at some time in the future they could be cascaded more easily into the L1 (with ad...
by moa999
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 862533

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

If reliable diesel buses were available in the 1890s/1900s we would never have had trams. You've got to look at the various options available at the time. Particularly with electric buses now taking away the environmental benefit of light rail, I can't see any light rail other than for medium densit...
by moa999
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 80
Views: 11875

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

Which buses were used in the trial eddy?
by moa999
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 80
Views: 11875

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

Think most of the Euro electrics are on too wide a base.

A few orders means nothing to the Chinese bus manufacturers
by moa999
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 80
Views: 11875

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

Same owner as Gemilang Aust (True Green Group). Think it's more of a rebranding exercise.
by moa999
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 80
Views: 11875

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

Some interesting stats in this SMH article on the Leichardt trial https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sydney-aims-to-turn-entire-8000-bus-fleet-electric-by-2030-20201202-p56jui.html Buses typically take 2-4 hours to recharge, and after a day of driving return with approx 40% charge remaining. (I'd a...
by moa999
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 80
Views: 11875

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

So by lack of mention,

Appears the Randwick depot electrication proposal on hold.
Looks like 30 buses for Leichardt and 20 more for various depots further out.
by moa999
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 806
Views: 213463

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

Totally out of touch given the Metro has been operating without Drivers and Guards

Technology (ie cameras) means the job can be done more efficiently - which helps protects drivers jobs on the Intercity long-term.

Guards jobs are not long for this world.
by moa999
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 301
Views: 34966

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

An electric bus is just another bus. It doesn't add another dimension to the range of capacity solutions. . But it adds green credentials which many governments are chasing. And it's a lot lot cheaper, quicker and less disruptive to get up than light rail. Will there still be light rail rolled out....
by moa999
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 301
Views: 34966

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

Likewise I suspect modern light rail has seen it's time in the sun as cities sought high capacity, more environmentally friendly and quiet solutions. Cheaper electric buses will fulfil many of the objectives without the infrastructure cost. So why are many cities worldwide still continuing to build...
by moa999
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 142
Views: 11573

Re: WS Airport Metro

Like Hobart International?? But there is no plan to forcibly shift any flights. SYD will remain the cities primary airport for decades. SWZ will start fairly small. I see a few main services over the first decade - MEL and BNE services initially (and slowly growing to other destinations) catering to...
by moa999
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 862533

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Add another few billion P57.
Something must have been seriously wrong with the wiring for that to happen.
by moa999
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1056
Views: 245433

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

And the X05s already run over part of the IWLR track to reach the heave maintenance depot.

It had been reported though that the can't be used in service due to accessibility requirements (the platforms would need to be adjusted)
by moa999
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: MAN Lion's City electric bus
Replies: 4
Views: 1619

Re: MAN Lion's City electric bus

Another 2550 width design.

Interesting they've gone with all the batteries (640kWh) on the roof.
by moa999
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 425
Views: 74585

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

Proposal for a 2nd entrance to Mascot Railway Station on the opposite side of Bourke St. We wonder why construction costs so much 284 pages of reports for a lift and two escalators that barely disrupts the surface. Also relocated toilets and a bigger gate line. https://yoursay.transport.nsw.gov.au/m...
by moa999
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 773295

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: 9111
Views: 1549183

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: 301
Views: 34966

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: 142
Views: 11573

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.

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