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by moa999
Sat May 08, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 277
Views: 36918

Re: Covid-19


eddy wrote: If the general population saw the devestating results of polio or smallpox there would be no need to make anything compulsury.
And yet in countries outside Australia with bad Covid outbreaks, people are still being stupid.
by moa999
Fri May 07, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 195
Views: 20670

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

boronia wrote:Surely the offending louvres can be tinted or painted over without compromising air flow?
The sun sets in the west.
The offending louvres change every 5min.

The reality is this will only be an issue for a small afternoon window a few months a year.
by moa999
Thu May 06, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 378
Views: 45863

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

And the 373/377 which go up Alison Rd and are 4/hr off peak.
by moa999
Thu May 06, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 378
Views: 45863

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

So big change to the number of buses on Oxford St with most of the cancelled routes (and the 396 is only seemingly every 10min) Peak Express buses remain northbound using ED then back southbound on Albion St. Couldn't find any suggestion they are going to use the Moore Park bus stop on a regular bas...
by moa999
Tue May 04, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 321
Views: 31030

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

Android app lists hello @anytrip.com.au

They also have a Twitter account, as does the owner/main developer jxeeno.

But I'm yet to get a response to my email query re the electric bus filter, so maybe better via tweet dm
by moa999
Tue May 04, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9216
Views: 1615605

Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

Would be some reduction in revenue..
But it's think for the majority of users they've hit the weekly cap anyway.

Other than those whose daily trip is the shortest.
by moa999
Sun May 02, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: The New Tram/Light Rail Line
Replies: 57
Views: 2795

Re: The New Tram/Light Rail Line

If Sydney is operating these new units in double sets (totally??), why did they not buy longer LRT's? - lot of wasted space (and cost) with 4 driving compartments per operating set. Are they operated as single units in the evenings? . Nope. Only operated as doubles. Think the longest Alstom offers ...
by moa999
Sun May 02, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 195
Views: 20670

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

Let's just create a big black box. Stuff it full of led lights, and claim we're using green power then. Whenever you have natural light you'll get a few minutes of direct sun at various angles. Personally don't see the louvres as cheap. A flat glass or gyprock wall would be much cheaper, but then yo...
by moa999
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 321
Views: 31030

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

For a couple of weeks trial I guess STA thought it wasn't necessary, particularly if it meant it was off the road for a few days to get fitted out.

Any feedback on the trial.
At least it didn't seemingly burst into flames, breakdown or run out of electrons.
by moa999
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney’s public transport growing back differently post-pandemic
Replies: 18
Views: 1339

Re: Sydney’s public transport growing back differently post-pandemic

It's one of many comments.

Some strategist has told them they need to be negative, so they keep on doing it.
But they've done it so much they are into boy who cried wolf territory.
by moa999
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 904
Views: 231772

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

I think the 737MAX debacle shows us how easily automation can lead to tragedy if something is amiss, as do "race" incidents like what happened with the Thorac-25. In a perfect world, automation is vastly superior to humans. However, when we humans create the automation, it reflects our own shortcom...
by moa999
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 904
Views: 231772

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

Agreed it's very short term thinking.

Some chance that the future for the Tangara will be decided this term
by moa999
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 321
Views: 31030

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

Thanks. Skimmed a few. Interesting that Nexport talks about the possibility of a diesel to battery conversion. Given the battery and drivetrain will likely cost more than the original bus, I suspect itll only be a small number that this would make sense for. Agree that power is likely to be the bigg...
by moa999
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 904
Views: 231772

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

I'm surprised they ever let go of the Fireman position.
by moa999
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Feasibility to install solar panels on rooftop of buses
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Re: Feasibility to install solar panels on rooftop of buses

https://www.busnews.com.au/industry-news/2104/new-zealand-zemtec-e-bus-for-australasian-market?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ABC%20EDM%2009%2004%202021&utm_term=list_abc_newsletter On a diesel bus! Total is 1000W of panels.. (And they wouldn't be cheap panels being thin film and...
by moa999
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 321
Views: 31030

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

Saw the CD leaving Circ Quay as a 333 on Sun at about 2.20pm. forgot to check apps to see how it was listed.
by moa999
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 904
Views: 231772

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

It won’t be anytime soon anyway. The unions have not indicated at all that they will sign this train off in its existing form. From reading the press.. Is the only issue that if the guard opens the door to look up and down the platform, then it blocks one of the cameras? Which is not exactly an iss...
by moa999
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 904
Views: 231772

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

Aside from the fact that battery technology was very much in its infancy when the order was placed, batteries would take up a fair bit of space And still is. Remember the batteries in the Newcastle and u/c Parramatta tram might be able to move the tram about 2km. Technology just isn't there for ful...
by moa999
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Feasibility to install solar panels on rooftop of buses
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Re: Feasibility to install solar panels on rooftop of buses

Not much room on the top of buses after all the air con units and vents. Ignoring all the mounting issues you might fit two panels.. say 700W. Bus routes will be in and out of shade all day. I'd be surprised if they could make 3kWh a day - which might power the Aircon for an hour or two Most electri...
by moa999
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 904
Views: 231772

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation


Linto63 wrote: On the positive, it does allow for drop down tables.
And USB power..

I can't see it changing.. flippable seats don't really exist overseas either.
by moa999
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 904
Views: 231772

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

Why weren’t these intercity trains built as battery electric trains then they could be used on Southern Highlands line Hunter line the non electrified section of the South Coast line and the Bathurst bullet west of Lithgow Batteries would be way too heavy on a train for the distances required. Long...
by moa999
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 321
Views: 31030

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

Shame they didn't pan the camera at all to show the entire interior.
by moa999
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 321
Views: 31030

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

1whoknows wrote:Further to moa999's list there are also now two Yutong electrics at Interline.
8184-8185 2 Yutong E12 at Interline Leppington
by moa999
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 209
Views: 22879

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


boronia wrote:At Chatswood today, I noticed that the next bus display shows the 120 going to "Chatswood".?
Isn't 120 Chatswood-QVB ?
by moa999
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 321
Views: 31030

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

The problem has been brought to the attention of Anytrip. Did you get a response? I'd sent an email to hello@anytrip but got no response. The developer jxeeno seems active on twitter Are these ell the current electrics? 8104 - 8107 BYD Gemilang/Nexport at TS Leichhardt (the original 4 that were tra...

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