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by Linto63
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 17507

Re: Ferry Observations 2020

They weren't brilliant, probably on par with with the Leopards and Atlanteans that we were purchasing at the same time. Seemed alright at the time, but ride a heritage example today and you realise they were a bit ropey.
by Linto63
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 17507

Re: Freshwater Class in Doubt.

I've used London buses, as well as buses in Europe, USA and Australia for daily commuting so I know them intimately. Likewise, and I can throw in Asia, so you are not the only person qualified to comment. The London double-deckers are small, cramped, slow and with long dwell times. You haven't been...
by Linto63
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 803
Views: 208877

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

Do the Guards on the trains in NSW have varying responsibilities, or are entirely different departments and staff responsible for things like Customer Service, Revenue Protection and Security? Generally they remain in their cabs, although they do wheelchair assists at unstaffed stations. With NSW t...
by Linto63
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 803
Views: 208877

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

Ah, good ole unions. Let's have a snap strike. According to Fair Work employers are required to give three days notice , before industrial action commences. Seeing that there was no notice given, were TfNSW advised but elect not to advise the public, or did the RBTU break the rules. Either way, som...
by Linto63
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 17507

Re: Freshwater Class in Doubt.

Heard on the radio that Andrew Constance wants to decommission the Freshwater class and replace them with smaller new ferries to save six million bucks. He claims they have reached the end of their life (like he'd know) and services will be able to increase with the smaller ferries. They are 35 - 4...
by Linto63
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5459
Views: 846156

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

tonyp wrote: The DGT made sure it had a financial case for the buses come hell or high water...
You obviously have a bee in your bonnet about the DfT getting rid of the trams, we get it, but do we need to go over it for the 4,000th time? What's done is done, get over it. :roll:
by Linto63
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 265
Views: 31160

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

Maybe in the fullness of time other services will use the interchange, I have merely offered a plausible suggestion as to why it may not be being used, if you really need to know, ring them up. All northbound services from Maroubra Junction continue at least as far as High Street, Randwick so there ...
by Linto63
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 265
Views: 31160

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

They must have analysed all that when the whole system was conceived and designed. Presumably, but doesn't mean they didn't come to the wrong conclusion. The point is that there is now a costly piece of infrastructure that needs to be used. No point in using something just for the sake of it if it ...
by Linto63
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 265
Views: 31160

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

I’ll agree that it’s been badly planned and implemented but I will call bull that it was ill-conceived dog. We may have to agree to disagree, but its one of those projects that if the government had its time again, it probably would not have bothered with. It hasn't been the game changer that its s...
by Linto63
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 803
Views: 208877

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

Most likely a training run that was accidentally set up in the system as a passenger carrying service.
by Linto63
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 141
Views: 9733

Re: WS Airport Metro

marcnut1996 wrote: The official name of WSA is Western Sydney INTERNATIONAL, so I will say a fair share of international flights will use WSA.
Western Sydney will be most likely be what Avalon is to Melbourne, i.e. primarily used by budget airlines and freighters. The major players will continue to use Mascot.
by Linto63
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 190
Views: 36925

Re: STA Observations 2020

How come the 3 door B12's haven't/won't be allocated to Brookvale? Is it due to The Spit hills being too demanding and they struggle going up? They have no trouble getting out of Bondi or Coogee, and these are every bit as steep. These vehicles are supposed to be the high-capacity bus successors to...
by Linto63
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 101
Views: 6666

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

Route 265 has been tweaked over the years, most recently when it was cut back from McMahons Point to North Sydney in 2017, but evidently TfNSW still felt there was the need to retain the rest of it
by Linto63
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 101
Views: 6666

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

Swift wrote: We'll see.
Indeed, but you have been death riding route 265 for a while, yet it lives on.
by Linto63
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 101
Views: 6666

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

You can dream, but there is no evidence it is planned.
by Linto63
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 101
Views: 6666

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

Swift wrote: If it takes privatisation to get rid of it, I'm for it and it seems inevitable now.
Except that what services are operated will remain the responsibility of TfNSW, privatisation will have no effect on this.
by Linto63
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 101
Views: 6666

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

When will they abolish the 265 and 255 all day and cut them back to peak only service? Probably never. :D The 430 needed to be included as it is being spilt into a Region 6 and a Region 8 route. One of the downsides of privatisation is routes being split for operational convenience rather than refl...
by Linto63
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5459
Views: 846156

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Possibly the windscreen of the second set if it came off the leading set.
by Linto63
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5459
Views: 846156

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

It's always fairly lazy journalism to seek the opinion of an opposition transport minister or trade union rep, given that they will just spout their anti-government spiel, even if of little or no relevance.
by Linto63
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 687
Views: 185601

Re: Parramatta light rail

Been a few reports in recent weeks about stage 2 being cancelled, would appear to be a bit of softening up by the government so that when confirmation comes, nobody is overly surprised.
by Linto63
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: What happened to King Brothers?
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Re: What happened to King Brothers?

Only raised it because Jack King had three other sons. Of course there's no connection implied between what the King Bros did and other members of the family who were victims as much as anybody else. It's possible, but given that to the best of my knowledge, it wasn't ever mentioned before the King...
by Linto63
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: What happened to King Brothers?
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Re: What happened to King Brothers?

A question at the back of my mind is whether these Kings brothers are the same family as the Kings of Nowra? No relation, or at least has never been reported. The King family had operated buses in Kempsey since the 1920s, John King purchased Nowra Coaches in the mid-1980s and there never appeared t...
by Linto63
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: What happened to King Brothers?
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Re: What happened to King Brothers?

Oh I see, banging the 'that if a bus has stairs drum' again. Seemingly all the Australian transport agencies and bus operators have had the wool pulled over their eyes for the past 15 or so years, purchasing thousands of 'less modern' buses with Euro 4, 5 and 6 engines rather than these Euro 3s. But...
by Linto63
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: What happened to King Brothers?
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Re: What happened to King Brothers?

tonyp wrote: The last modern buses in Australia
For an educated person, you do come up with rubbish sometimes. :roll:
by Linto63
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1045
Views: 240624

Re: Inner West Light Rail observations

Dropping the Olympic Park branch of the Parramatta light rail, for example, means that three buses (assuming double deck as announced) and three drivers will be needed to replace one tram and one driver. The additional operational costs will be a drop in the ocean compared to how much would have be...

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