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by Engineering
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 2787

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

HARBOUR BRIDGE CLOSURE There's still a lot of timber sleepers. Did they only 'concrete" the down track? There is a reddit discussion on the sleeper replacement program plus a few nice photos. The 10 day shut down did not replace the entire span or both lines, still more work to go in similar posses...
by Engineering
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 425
Views: 74410

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

Thanks to those who answered my earlier question re option of trying to reposition the stuck inter Urbans via the Parkes freight line. Full version of press conference with Howie Collins https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=yxKnPjePfKc Leura repairs likely to be “weeks”. Also interesting t...
by Engineering
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 425
Views: 74410

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

Trains west twitter reported there are 52 carriages stuck at Lithgow and Mt Victoria west of the Leura landlslip. Currently most BMT trains have to run as 4 cars only due to the lack of rolling stock. Is there any possibility a loco could haul those via the freight lines to Parkes, Cootamundra, Goul...
by Engineering
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772284

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

However, the photo shows no overhead wires?

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by Engineering
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 425
Views: 74410

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

SMH currently running a story about the flooded ECRL portion of metro, https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/millions-of-litres-of-water-floods-sydney-s-metro-tunnels-20200211-p53zr8.html However, the photo shows no overhead wires? https://static.ffx.io/images/$zoom_1.181%2C$multiply_0.3541%2C$ratio_1...
by Engineering
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 425
Views: 74410

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

Landslip at Pymble this afternoon. https://mobile.twitter.com/TrainsInfo/status/1226398327639429120 T1 was closed all weekend anyway. Doesn’t look that serious, but would be a challenge to be cleaned up for AM peak tomorrow. While they could also run a north shore trains starting from Gordon, the tr...
by Engineering
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 425
Views: 74410

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

Landslip at Leura today.

Blue Mountains line likely to be closed for a while

https://mobile.twitter.com/TrainLinkWes ... 7984250885
by Engineering
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 425
Views: 74410

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

The fact that already there is a preferred option hints that a decision has effectively already been made regardless of the nature of passenger feedback. The mere act of identifying a preferred outcome in the options paper also has the potential to bias the responses of the public in any case.
by Engineering
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 201958

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

ATSB report on Richmond station buffer impact released.

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/in ... -2018-004/
by Engineering
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772284

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Only noticed today, but it may have occurred earlier, 4 min frequency service peak now appears to be starting 30 min earlier from Tallawong from just before 6.00 am, rather than just before 6.30 am. What I didn’t really notice, is that it jumps back to 10 min frequency quite early at 8.30 Tallawong...
by Engineering
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772284

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Only noticed today, but it may have occurred earlier, 4 min frequency service peak now appears to be starting 30 min earlier from Tallawong from just before 6.00 am, rather than just before 6.30 am.
by Engineering
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 201958

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

An "informed colleague" of mine provided this report to me of the bustitution due to temporary "human error" (to quote Constance) closure of Metro ******* Here was my experience travelling to Epping. 200 people on the footpath on Victoria Ave (facing the railway station) where the StationLink servic...
by Engineering
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 201958

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

About 500 m of the up north shore line, south of Chatswood, between the station and the entrance to the metro dive, was slewed across to the east last weekend, as part of the re alignment works
by Engineering
Thu May 30, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 201958

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Passenger apparently got stuck on a not in service train in the Tallawong yards.

See https://mobile.twitter.com/DrSarahJWhit ... 3771116544
by Engineering
Tue May 28, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 201958

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Pretty poor article by everyone's favourite SMH Transport reporter Also, after desperately looking for anything and everything to criticise about the metro opening, the SMH have not even had a whisper about the challenges caused by the pennant Hills fatality today. Exactly the issue that was mentio...
by Engineering
Tue May 28, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772284

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

Merc1107 wrote: Were the trains loaded with ballast weights to simulate a crush-load during their extensive testing period?
Yes, they filled a train with lots of 1 cubic metre water tanks.
by Engineering
Mon May 27, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 201958

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

7 am. No extra passengers on Chatswood platform 1 transferring from metro. Lots of hi vis. This is just before the frequency of metro arrivals from Tallawong is meant to change from 10 to 5 in morning peak ramp up. Suspect the previous Nth Shore up service must have picked up the previous metro arri...
by Engineering
Sun May 26, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: North West Rail LInk - Offical Opening Ceremony.
Replies: 10
Views: 3733

Re: North West Rail LInk - Offical Opening Ceremony.

Follow the first train from Tallawong on anytrip

https://anytrip.com.au/region/nsw/tripI ... .64.1105/0

First train from Chatswood

https://anytrip.com.au/region/nsw/tripI ... .64.1106/0

However real time tracking operational
by Engineering
Sun May 26, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772284

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/hills-shire-times/your-guide-to-the-sydney-metro-northwest-for-opening-day/news-story/19400533e0611d41d39098894213a5ff (requires subscription) I believe you can access it free if coming from a twitter link such as https://mobile.twitter.com/JakeMcCallum_/...
by Engineering
Sun May 26, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772284

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

Tripview is showing slightly longer journey times for today (up 40/down 38), whereas from standard from tomorrow is 37 each way. Assuming 5 min turnaround at each end, the round trip today is 88 min. Hence they would need 13 trains @ 7 min frequency today. Increasing to 5 min frequency would require...
by Engineering
Thu May 23, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772284

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

Sydney Metro Twitter started a few days ago.

https://mobile.twitter.com/SydneyMetro
by Engineering
Mon May 20, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 201958

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Re carriage capacity indicators. Are they just a bit of a gimmick? Firstly, I am fortunate so that the combination of my travel times and to/from stations such every carriage has seats. Notwithstanding that, I chose my carriage based on the location of the exit stairs of my destination. On the 0.01%...

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