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by Nugget
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: The death of Metrobus.
Replies: 36
Views: 2895

Re: The death of Metrobus.

Linto63 wrote: Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:03 pm Or maybe as often happens, once the blue sky thinking phase is over, a dose of reality sets in and what ends up being delivered is something more practical.
Practical for whom, without the blue sky thinking and implementation we're going to be stuck with an irrelevant hodge podge of services.
by Nugget
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: T3 from 2024
Replies: 36
Views: 2610

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

I could be wrong, but as far as I'm aware, Waterloo will predominantly be a residential precinct with limited employment opportunities, so I doubt if there would be much demand to travel there from Liverpool and stations in between, or anywhere else for that matter. If the metro is ever extended fr...
by Nugget
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: The death of Metrobus.
Replies: 36
Views: 2895

Re: The death of Metrobus.

The death of metrobus is simply an act of bastardry by the current NSW government. No doubt there were political machinations behind it but it also was only going to work for a limited time. As I remember it it came in at a time when prepay was only in it's infancy, there was no opal and the first ...
by Nugget
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 22390

Re: Ferry Observations 2020

The Steyne isn't going to be union crewed which is why it isn't getting the headlines.
by Nugget
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 22390

Re: Ferry Observations 2020

I think there is a difference between iconic in the eyes of a gunzel and that of the regular public. The iconic status of a Manly ferry is not so much the class but the dual ended nature of the ferries that ply Sydney Harbour. More of a design status rather than any particular class. It's like for a...
by Nugget
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 773869

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Wynyard Walk, nice as it is, is only "attractive" if you're fit. There would be lots of passengers seeking the "least walking" route. Walking is the best exercise for unfit people as anyone can do it as long as they pace themselves accordingly. This covered and relatively safe route may well save t...
by Nugget
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 773869

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

The transfer points appear to be Martin Place and Central in the planning for both metro lines. I think it's an unreasonable expectation to think that every station should have a direct transfer connection. The metro is so quick there's only a couple of minutes or so between these stations. It's no...
by Nugget
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 773869

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

How does PT within the Sydney centre fail? It's just got even better with the reinstatement of a tram circulator. There's also often no need to transfer once you reach any point in the CBD, people just walk. The improvement of the surface pedestrian environment will make that an even better experie...
by Nugget
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 250
Views: 28882

Re: Covid-19

Even though I do not bother about any normal flu vaccine I do believe in the really bad ones for everybody to eliminate them but this brings me to the problem that even if most countries have a mandatory needle for the bad ones what if one country doesn’t. That's not how flu vaccines work. They usu...
by Nugget
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 59
Views: 11503

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - 2020

Yes, I think airliners are being stored and maintained there by apparently 50 or so engineers and others on site, no one has made any comment about "parting out" the planes, as they do in Arizona. All the planes stored at the Alice look fairly recent models, to me. I understand that over 90 airline...
by Nugget
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 773869

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

The trend in such centres is towards general pedestrianisation and the old issue of battling across streets full of swarms of cars is diminishing and will progressively ultimately disappear, making any tunnels constructed redundant. The world is full enough of old, graffiti-filled underused or aban...
by Nugget
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed
Replies: 494
Views: 125477

Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Like the case in Victoria, it's unfair to judge with hindsight when the wider political and human rights context wasn't there (or wasn't known about) at the time these projects were scoped and contracts awarded. Likewise, there's nothing unusual in bureaucrats visiting China to monitor the progress...
by Nugget
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Other rail possibilties
Replies: 85
Views: 4683

Re: Other rail possibilties

To add some further weight - TfNSW’s ‘South East Sydney Transport Strategy’ which was released last week: https://future.transport.nsw.gov.au/plans/south-east-sydney-transport-strategy A rail detail map released by TfNSW today: https://scontent.fsyd4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118727806_1015716357589...
by Nugget
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 106066

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

That brings up the issue of discarding direct interface between drivers and passengers altogether and sealing the driver off now there is this danger as well as the physical one. Why are buses treated so different from a tram in this regard? I notice enough missing posts here to fill a dump truck b...
by Nugget
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Television channel discussions
Replies: 189
Views: 53280

Re: Television channel discussions

That is if CBS isn't also cutting news department staff at their smaller American tv stations There aren't many CBS owned stations in the US. Many are CBS affiliates and owned by either small local regional media conglomerates or the regional television networks. It's purchase of Network 10 was rea...
by Nugget
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Other rail possibilties
Replies: 85
Views: 4683

Re: Other rail possibilties

Swift wrote: Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:58 am since the Northern Beaches wants to keep everyone out of their principality.
Isn't the feeling mutual.
by Nugget
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Other rail possibilties
Replies: 85
Views: 4683

Re: Other rail possibilties

The main issue is that they have essentially scuppered Metro performance by using it to do a heavy rail job. That remark is so confusing that you'll have to explain it I'm afraid! Exactly how? I mean it is heavy rail and it's using metro performance to do a heavy rail job better. That's the whole p...
by Nugget
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Other rail possibilties
Replies: 85
Views: 4683

Re: Other rail possibilties

One of the main reasons for the metro system is to deliver faster travel times between centres right across Sydney while also stopping at all stops. It's the only system that can achieve this, regardless of distance. In inner ring suburbs, the travel time difference between metro and suburban is fa...
by Nugget
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 22390

Re: Ferry Observations 2020

It just seems to smack of some sort of lacking in procurement, especially coupled with some of the other recent design failures such as the new intercity trains.
by Nugget
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What’s your FAVORITE bus/coach model and body
Replies: 21
Views: 2764

Re: What’s your FAVORITE bus/coach model and body

City bus - Leyland National MKII (with the A/C Pod)

Coach - Mercedes Benz O303
by Nugget
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 42564

Re: STA Observations 2020

11 am - 1 pm Monday lunch time briefing, commuters are advised to make other plans.
by Nugget
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: V sets turn 50
Replies: 17
Views: 2765

Re: V sets turn 50

tonyp wrote: Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:38 am They were a class act, never to be repeated. Except for mobility-impaired people though, which was the problem.
At the time the train wasn't the problem, actually getting to the platform would preclude mobility-impaired people.
by Nugget
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: News & Administration
Topic: Future of the board
Replies: 61
Views: 9472

Re: Future of the board

One thing that would make the board more readable in the Sydney section is the division between private and public observations. If we keep the division it would be more useful between say Sydney metro and Regional. There's no real difference between private and public buses.
by Nugget
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: News & Administration
Topic: Future of the board
Replies: 61
Views: 9472

Re: Future of the board

One other thing that has occurred, and I fall into this category is time of life. There were many enthusiasts or gunzels who don't work in the industry but are just in that time of life where posting to a message board is not a priority. Many have also moved to other countries and just have other in...
by Nugget
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!
Replies: 40
Views: 6807

Re: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!

Yes, the Silver Line in Boston is one of those, although in many places it doesn't have the bus right of ways that some others do. It also is an interesting route as it is run as one of their light rail routes rather than as part of the bus route system.

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