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by gascoyne
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 687
Views: 185398

Re: Parramatta light rail

Apparently the land around the former Carlingford station is being re-zoned and is to carry 640 (sic) home units. That has consequences. The first is that continuing the light rail under Pennant Hills road to Epping or anywhere else will be all but impossible. The second is that the Carlingford LR s...
by gascoyne
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5451
Views: 845193

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

NSW auditor-general's latest report on this light rail project was released today. See story at www.smh.com.au or www.audit.nsw.gov.au
by gascoyne
Mon May 04, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5451
Views: 845193

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

https://www.facebook.com/7NEWSsydney/vi ... 964726388/ says the driver got fined for illegal parking and also had to pay towing costs to recover his car.
by gascoyne
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Steam engines & Cinema pipe organs
Replies: 6
Views: 3088

Re: Steam engines & Cinema pipe organs

2NB-FM is set up to cover the northern beaches. If you're not around there, you might need to listen on http://rnb.org.au/
by gascoyne
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5451
Views: 845193

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

Currently it's one tram doing two shuttles in the AM and PM for the schools. Whether that persists when L3 comes online I don't know. I can't see how it could possibly persist. There won't be a tram available - the 15t/d/h will take all the fleet. Also, motorists using the intersections with Elizab...
by gascoyne
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5451
Views: 845193

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

You can't match 7000 passengers per hour if you're running 15 trams each carrying 450. That's only 6750 passengers! And it's not certain that 15 trams per hour will be sustained when L3 opens next month.
by gascoyne
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5451
Views: 845193

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

And once T4NSW admit that travel time needs work, perhaps they'll admit that the capacity will need amplification soon and start to think what they might do about it. 6750/hr each way isn't enough now and certainly won't be in a few years.
by gascoyne
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 687
Views: 185398

Re: Parramatta light rail

Are you suggesting that Eastwood wouldn't be a major traffic generator? Parramatta Council's feasibility study suggested otherwise. It's already a much larger retail/commercial centre than either Epping or Carlingford and potentially would outstrip them combined if its outdated planning controls we...
by gascoyne
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 687
Views: 185398

Re: Parramatta light rail

... Extending the light rail line from Carlingford to Epping is no longer an option, if in fact it ever was, as it is not feasible because of cost and engineering challenges, already conceded by the government. If they had bothered to take note of Parramatta Council's feasibility study, they would ...
by gascoyne
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 687
Views: 185398

Re: Parramatta light rail

Now we've seen how T4NSW handles the CBD&S-E light rail (badly) we should watch out for similar mistakes here. For a start, the Carlingford leg doesn't have enough stops. Rydalmere-Dundas-Telopea-Carlingford is almost 4km yet light rail won't have any other stops. There should be one for UWS, probab...
by gascoyne
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5451
Views: 845193

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

They were carrying stacks of sandbags to Central and back today. No hi-vis passengers at all and no action in George St.
by gascoyne
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5451
Views: 845193

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

Frequent testing has been expanded along George St in the last few days. An interesting video, showing what can happen at Grosvenor and Bridge, is at https://youtu.be/Oa20UR0GQv0 . Unusually, both trams were ready and they got the white T simultaneously which won't always happen. And then the southb...
by gascoyne
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4448
Views: 761314

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

There's to be trackwork this weekend, with bustitution from Chatswood to Tallawong. Meanwhile, a sign on platform 4 at Chatswood suggests the 4d/w night busitution might end soon. Does anyone on this discussion board know what's going on?
by gascoyne
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5451
Views: 845193

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

There's an interesting video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh21-HfgJC4 of trams crossing Sth Dowling St and the Eastern Distributor. It's painful to see the delays due to absence of tram priority but it's agony to watch trams held up because they were a couple of seconds too late to cross again...
by gascoyne
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5451
Views: 845193

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

I wonder what's happened to house prices in Devonshire St.
by gascoyne
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Dacey/Lachlan/McEvoy/Euston/Sydney Park corridor
Replies: 9
Views: 2206

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

Transtopic wrote: It beggars belief that Clover Moore is proposing a 40km/h speed limit.
You don't seem to understand that a road can carry more cars per hour at 40km/h than at any higher speed. And it's much safer for everyone.
by gascoyne
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5451
Views: 845193

Re: TSA Electric buses built by Gemilang Australia.

tonyp wrote: About 13,500 people per hour per direction ...
No, CSELR capacity is half that. 15 trams at 450 pax is 6750 pphpd. Or do you want standees at 8 per square metre?
by gascoyne
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1045
Views: 240449

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

Services between Central and The Star were suspended today during heavy weather. Does anyone know what happened, please? Flooding in Haymarket?
by gascoyne
Thu May 30, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 198763

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

tonyp said: The more that the double deck system has to stop, the slower it is and thus there is an incentive for the operator to miss stops in order to deliver faster journey times. Quite, but the NSW govt is building a metro system (or what it calls a metro) with relatively few stops. That gives i...
by gascoyne
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro Corporate plan 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 4414

Re: Sydney Metro Corporate plan 2019

VIKing wrote:If the UTS Station at West Lindfield were built it was going to be 140 metres below ground. I see that the revised North Sydney Station is 31 metres below ground level. Are there any stations anywhere near 140 metres below ground ?
You must mean 140 FEET below ground not metres.
by gascoyne
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 149785

Gadget next to Opaliser

What's the beige rectangle? Too bad if you need to put luggage there.
by gascoyne
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1045
Views: 240449

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

The driver of that tram with the slow exchange was obviously behind schedule because he was dinging the bell before it finished loading and shut the doors in the face of some of the last boarders (who then had to be consoled by the marshalls) ... Any fleet-of-foot among the excluded passengers woul...
by gascoyne
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: Canberra light rail: Development applications approved in 'b
Replies: 66
Views: 50408

Re: Canberra light rail: Development applications approved i

Transit Systems from Adelaide and Sydney will have a fleet buses and drivers based in Canberra in case the trams fail within the first 4 weeks of operation. A number of drivers will be from their Adelaide Torrens Transit Contract along with some of their buses, Transit System have done this before ...
by gascoyne
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1045
Views: 240449

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

. Only stop signposted for 10km/h is Lilyfield courtesy of the crossing being tucked up against a bridge, with the driver having no view until he is only a few metres from it. The shared zone from Darling Drive through to Pitt Street is limited to 10km/h, but that is down to it being a shared pedes...

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