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by Jurassic_Joke
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 3407

Re: Private Bus Operations 2021

Linto63 wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:38 am The various one-off Metrobus liveried Scanias are rarely to be seen though.

I last saw 2112 on a peak hour short-working 440 from Central to Leichhardt. Seems like Transit Systems has mostly given up on bendy buses since the October changes
by Jurassic_Joke
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 167
Views: 13854

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

I just want to talk about how good is that new 160x route (Chatswood - Dee Why express) that they introduced with these changes. That one is a big winner in my opinion and would definitely recommend to any locals in the areas who need to get to or from the Northern Beaches / Chatswood. 32 minutes fr...
by Jurassic_Joke
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 806
Views: 213209

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

Hopefully the trains actually enter service soon, if it gets delayed again that would be a bit disappointing
by Jurassic_Joke
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 3763

Re: STA Observations 2021

Some fleet changes that have occurred over the past few days. Randwick has lost its 7 Ivecos (2696-2702) to Mona Vale in exchange for 7 Voith Euro 5 B12s (1876-1882) More odd numbered VSTs are on their way from TSA over to Mona Vale, with 2801, 2803, 2805, 2807, 2809 and 2823 understood to be the n...
by Jurassic_Joke
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1056
Views: 245159

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

I remember back in March, there were several trams of the CAF fleet that were completely free of opaque adwrap - 2112, 2114, 2115 and 2116 to name a few. Today, not a single tram on the L1 is free of ads. Money talks, I guess. At least there’s still a lot of Citadis on the other two lines free of ads
by Jurassic_Joke
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 861710

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

I very recently took a (timed) trip on L2 from UNSW High St to Central Chalmers St. Having some free time and seeing the complaints over the 891, 893 and 898 buses being discontinued, I thought I'd just go and see what my commute would look like if I was a student there. From boarding the tram at Hi...
by Jurassic_Joke
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 861710

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Does anyone remember last years Boxing Day when they shut the line between Town Hall and CQ due to expected crowds? Looks like they aren’t doing that for this years Boxing Day, interesting.
by Jurassic_Joke
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 861710

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Well I mean one year on, the journey time between Randwick and Central is substantially improved. That's commendable. However, that's not the only thing I'm judging this project on. There's a few of areas of concern for me, I'll note these out below: 1) Door opening. The current automatic operation ...
by Jurassic_Joke
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 105749

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Looks like COVID measures are slowly starting to unwind, I've noticed the following: Rover - Could tap on using the front opal reader next to the driver, no "SIT HERE" stickers on any of the seats. Can't recall if the front seat was blocked off or not Hunter Valley Buses either m/o 6860 or m/o 6862...
by Jurassic_Joke
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1056
Views: 245159

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

Those four new trams they’ve announced for the L1 Dulwich Hill Line can’t come quickly enough. Hope there’s some kind of early Christmas and we get them before 2023. Friday, PM Peak, from Star City to Central it was absolutely jam packed overcrowded, almost all seats taken (including those with no s...
by Jurassic_Joke
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 167
Views: 13854

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

...... Darn. So the 151 is going. That’s the end of an era, its been around for as long as I can remember! Overnight bendy buses, and also Manly will lose its direct connection with the CBD for all overnight services. I walked past a 151 service starting at the QVB the other night, I think it was on...
by Jurassic_Joke
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: The death of Metrobus.
Replies: 36
Views: 2801

Re: The death of Metrobus.

The death of metrobus is simply an act of bastardry by the current NSW government. It was a Labor government initiative that seemed to work and was popular with the people. The incoming government wouldn’t have any of that, so they set about dismantling it as soon as possible. Apparently one of the...
by Jurassic_Joke
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 861710

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

They are only on the ends, presumably some form of width markers. They also double as turn signal lights, there is a <left--right> switch on the control panel. These could also work as hazard lights? I’ve always been curious why the L1’s Urbos 3 (and the Variotram predecessor) have the Melbourne-st...
by Jurassic_Joke
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 861710

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

A couple of times lately I have noticed the driver open and close all the doors, then leave them on manual until the tram is ready to move off. I noticed that too. Today regarding doors, it appears to be drivers discretion, travelled twice today, one trip the driver has done the automatic doors we’...
by Jurassic_Joke
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 861710

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

The tram I was on today was using the original, pre-COVID door operation of only opening when passengers press buttons and automatically closing a second after no movement through the door. Not sure if it has to do with a 40 degree day, but in regards to retaining air conditioning for passenger comf...
by Jurassic_Joke
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1056
Views: 245159

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

But also, if we look at the governments track record, eg, Waratah Series 2 plus persisting with CAF for Newcastle and Parramatta, I think its sadly more likely we will get Urbos "Series 2" where the sole differences with the current ones are the interior lighting is updated to a different colour and...
by Jurassic_Joke
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1056
Views: 245159

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

The current Urbos is 32.9m, individual Citadis on the CSELR are 33m. Can they order a Citadis that’s the same length as the current Urbos and has the compatible wheel profile? And then preferably also the double door arrangement in the second and fourth modules as the CSELR’s Citadis? While an open ...
by Jurassic_Joke
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 861710

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

Can we talk about how nice these Citadis trams are? Knew I’d love them as soon as I saw the resemblance + realised that it’s really just an updated version of the C2 ‘bumblebee’ Citadis’ in Melbourne. They feel like an actual city tram. Especially with how it’s the passengers that open the doors the...
by Jurassic_Joke
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ipart Opal Fare review 2020 to 2024
Replies: 119
Views: 25945

Re: Ipart Opal Fare review 2020 to 2024

I think this report is really good - they really surprised me, compared to how anti-frequent-discount (and anti-consumer) the previous report was from a handful of years ago. They’ve gone and recommended bring back periodical passes, and better yet, in different shapes and forms - big yes yes. I wil...
by Jurassic_Joke
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 196
Views: 70303

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

At least 15 CRBs across Ryde and Waverley have also been disposed of and I imagine that they will all be on the way out over the next year. All 7 remaining TRBs went out this morning, on 272s, 288s, 290s and 293s. They obviously still have a use for them for the time being, given these have been th...
by Jurassic_Joke
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ipart Opal Fare review 2020 to 2024
Replies: 119
Views: 25945

Re: Ipart Opal Fare review 2020 to 2024

Even if IPART does recommend another increase to the daily cap, it won’t be going through - somewhere on the election trail, the liberals promised the $2.50 cap would be frozen where it was in the entirety of the next term of government if they win. I wish they could’ve also given a guarantee how lo...
by Jurassic_Joke
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 196
Views: 70303

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

At least 15 CRBs across Ryde and Waverley have also been disposed of and I imagine that they will all be on the way out over the next year. All 7 remaining TRBs went out this morning, on 272s, 288s, 290s and 293s. They obviously still have a use for them for the time being, given these have been th...
by Jurassic_Joke
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 196
Views: 70303

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Another 4 14.5's have been retired, just 7 buses remaining at Willoughby. Probably down to their last few weeks now I reckon
by Jurassic_Joke
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 861710

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

The manufacture of the trams makes a big thing about the amazing large 'panoramic' windows on this new model. The operator then goes and sticks advertising all over them so the passengers can see out properly anyway. The trams would have been cheaper (and MUCH lighter) if they just replaced the win...

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