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by Jurassic_Joke
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1067
Views: 250571

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

On the subject of traffic light removals, they seem to have also removed the traffic lights between Paddys Markets and Capitol Square, namely those crossing from Sussex St to Thomas St, I think I saw an orange barricade. I say good job, would take a ridiculous amount of time to move from Paddys Mark...
by Jurassic_Joke
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5631
Views: 882152

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Really funny you mention that Boronia because I noticed that today too, QVB - they closed the doors, left in manual for a while, someone else was running (power walking) to the tram, the driver didn’t open all doors for them automatically but rather turned pointed to the flashing door button. Passen...
by Jurassic_Joke
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 71
Views: 7895

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

RIP to the C sets.
by Jurassic_Joke
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: More Trains, More Services - Stage 2
Replies: 22
Views: 1847

Re: More Trains, More Services - Stage 2

Also how are we meant to believe that these flashy new B sets, which we’re now getting quite a few of, are some kind of exclusivity to the City Circle routes? And that for the other lines, well, that’s that for them? Might be over 90% similar to A sets which I see aren’t ageing that well, but still ...
by Jurassic_Joke
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 111
Views: 11877

Re: STA Observations 2021

We're probably only a month or so away from not needing to wear them on public transport, so they now decide to spend a heap on this sort of rubbish! I wouldn’t really bank on the mask rule being eased in just a months time if Victoria is anything to go by - once they were made mandatory over there...
by Jurassic_Joke
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 197
Views: 72081

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Just one Scania L113CRB (3909) left at STA. Transit systems still has a few more
by Jurassic_Joke
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5631
Views: 882152

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Awesome news all round, this should make a very clear difference to the passenger experience. There was an incident on the network a week or two ago close to the end of service that really disrupted it all and real time information would have been helpful to let people know - glad we will have it now!
by Jurassic_Joke
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: More Trains, More Services - Stage 2
Replies: 22
Views: 1847

Re: More Trains, More Services - Stage 2

https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/more-trains-more-services New trains are also being delivered as part of the program including 42 additional New Intercity Fleet carriages So when are these actually going to enter service? Late 2019, target not met. Then late 2020, target was on track to ac...
by Jurassic_Joke
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9149
Views: 1575427

Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

https://transportnsw.info/news/2021/tap-on-every-time-to-avoid-fine#homepage Tap on every time to avoid a fine 21 February 2021 From February 2021, more than 800 Transport Officers, Authorised Revenue Protection Officers and Police will be patrolling all modes of public transport including metro, t...
by Jurassic_Joke
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5631
Views: 882152

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

I can comment that the platforms at High St and Moore Park had an absolute sea of pax spread out along the length the of the entire platform. The uni students appear to have really given up on buses after the 891 et al have been binned, but I really don’t look forward to seeing what it looks like wh...
by Jurassic_Joke
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5631
Views: 882152

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Caught the L2 again from Randwick to central today around 3pm - absolutely chockers 100% full with both UNSW students from High St and school students from Moore Park. No room to move and I think a few pax at Surry Hills couldn’t board and had to wait for the next one. Most got off at central. Drive...
by Jurassic_Joke
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 338
Views: 22160

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

A total shame about the terminus at West Ryde. It's a total shambles in terms of passenger amenity there, with the proper interchange just across the rail line (but that would add at least 10 min to any round trip, which for the distance travelled from one end to the other, is not feasible.) I defi...
by Jurassic_Joke
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1067
Views: 250571

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

I don’t really see why they can’t order a Citadis that’s built to the L1’s specs , I mean the SMH article said they made the shortlist. ie, the hybrid wheels and the appropriate width and height and then the same door configuration. I’m pretty sure for L2/L3 originally at the start they wanted CAF U...
by Jurassic_Joke
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1067
Views: 250571

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

EDIT - sorry I mixed them up. The vertical gap between platform and doors is much more prominent than the horizontal gap
by Jurassic_Joke
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 338
Views: 22160

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

Something I really like about the new 500X is use of bendy buses - its very consistent, I’d say like 8 or 9 out of 10 services on the route seem to be artics, even on weekends, and better yet, even at night right up till the last service at midnight, all days of the week. It’s definitely quite a con...
by Jurassic_Joke
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1067
Views: 250571

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

So the other night, not too long after the end of service on L1, I had a pretty big amount of luck in, all by chance, getting to actually come by a Citadis traversing the L1 while out on a walk. It was sitting at Paddys Market, was a coupled set and all, and getting to see this tram on this line is ...
by Jurassic_Joke
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4484
Views: 786072

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Sundays every 10 minutes to 23.07 then 30 minutes at 23.37 and 00.007 which is the last train. So it is only the last hour that it has 30 minutes break. Only appears to have been introduced since December 2020. Yup i travelled between 23:00 and 00:00 last night. Merely changed from the train at Epp...
by Jurassic_Joke
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4484
Views: 786072

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Caught the Metro last night and it was only running one service every 30 minutes (app says that’s normal), which is an insult to the whole turn up and go thing. Like that’s actually worse than the Sydney Trains service it partially replaced. Cost cutting victim of Covid19 or not, I don’t know, all I...
by Jurassic_Joke
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5631
Views: 882152

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Caught the tram to and from Randwick and wow, this thing was absolutely packed. With, you guessed, UNSW students. The travel time was also commendable. 17 minutes from Central to Randwick. I wouldn’t agree with Mayor Laxale’s very recent comment of “the slowest tram in the world” - its actually via...
by Jurassic_Joke
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5631
Views: 882152

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Caught the tram to and from Randwick and wow, this thing was absolutely packed. With, you guessed, UNSW students. The travel time was also commendable. 17 minutes from Central to Randwick. I wouldn’t agree with Mayor Laxale’s very recent comment of “the slowest tram in the world” - its actually viab...
by Jurassic_Joke
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5631
Views: 882152

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

The original target for real time tracking was “later this year” (back in 2020), so yes they are behind schedule. You kinda to have to wonder what’s so difficult about it?
by Jurassic_Joke
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 311
Views: 38684

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

Don’t really get why they propose to abolish the 314 (Bondi JN - Coogee). It has mostly nothing to do with the CSELR except passes one stop, the Randwick terminus.
by Jurassic_Joke
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 111
Views: 11877

Re: STA Observations 2021

I also found out that at STA there’s just two Scania L113CRB Orana’s left, both at Waverley. How I found out? The other day while out and about I saw the two operating on route 400. Upon checking Fleet Lists site ... they just so happened to be the last two at STA! I wonder how long they have to go,...
by Jurassic_Joke
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5631
Views: 882152

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Correct me if I’m wrong but I haven’t seen it in about a week, they seem to have gotten rid of a pretty annoying quirk with the automatic doors since it was brought in in March last year, where with some trams, for one tram out of a coupled set, you’d have the green button light up, not flash, not o...
by Jurassic_Joke
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 111
Views: 11877

Re: STA Observations 2021

The Merc 0405NH’s are life expired in my opinion, as iconic as they are, they’ve had their time and have seen better days. Haven’t been on one in ages with how rarer they’ve become over the last year or two, but having recently got one on the 400 to Bondi Junction, off peak barely any traffic, and s...

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