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by Linto63
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 99
Views: 10905

Re: STA Observations 2021

Does appear to be a bit of a vanity exercise, a simple ‘masks on’ sign in the windscreen would be more effective not to mention cheaper. Am in Canberra at the moment and as if Covid didn’t exist here, no one wearing masks, randoms sitting next to each other etc, and although rear door only in theory...
by Linto63
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 166
Views: 17555

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

The procurement panel https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/operations/buses-and-coaches/tfnsw-bus-procurement-panel has not yet been updated to include the Bustech electric bus. If TfNSW contracted operators have placed orders, then it is on the list seeing that TfNSW will be the owner of these vehicle...
by Linto63
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5621
Views: 879570

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

And which part of the platforms tends to be covered?
by Linto63
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5621
Views: 879570

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

I find it hard to assess how full they are when you're riding on them because it's divided into two and you have no knowledge of what happens in the other car. It's also difficult for a crowd to adjust itself by moving along the tram, so you can get one car completely overcrowded and the other car ...
by Linto63
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 71
Views: 7507

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

The last few services of the night to Richmond are scheduled to dwell for 2 minutes at both Riverstone and Clarendon, despite not crossing anything on the single line at either of those points. Crossings with empty workings perhaps, or maybe to maintain a clock-face timetable? There'll be a plausib...
by Linto63
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 71
Views: 7507

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

The majority of the V sets stable overnight out of Sydney, it is between the peaks that they are in Sydney in greater numbers. Probably safe to assume that the stock off diagrams that end at Gosford or Wyong will stable at Kangy Angy. Will require a rethink of the current diagrams that see most serv...
by Linto63
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 71
Views: 7507

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

Roster changes:- 11 x 8B set Rosters added to the current 22. 6 x 8C set Rosters deleted. 4 x 8K set Rosters deleted, reducing to a total of 13. Appears to confirm that the current batch of B sets being delivered are not Growth Trains as was stated when they were ordered, but like-for-like replacem...
by Linto63
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 338
Views: 21801

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

Swift wrote: Always sceptical of the use of the word wonderful and, lately, amazing.
Bit like world class, just means registered in a tax haven.
by Linto63
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 71
Views: 7507

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

There often is a plausible reason for these things, just that some on this board don't bother to consider this and just assume the worst.
by Linto63
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Broadspectrum
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: Broadspectrum

by Linto63
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Broadspectrum
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: Broadspectrum

Broadspectrum didn't takeover Transfield, it was just a rebranding.
by Linto63
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: SETS C set tour to Mt Victoria
Replies: 44
Views: 3096

Re: SETS C set tour to Mt Victoria

Fleet Lists wrote: According to Wikipedia...
Nuff said. While there were instances of K sets operating with S sets, don't think K sets (as in the Camshaft sets) ever operated with C sets. The C sets, while structurally a K set with a fibreglass nose, mechanically they were closer to the Tangaras.
by Linto63
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4484
Views: 784504

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Future of T3 post the Metro opening has its own thread.
by Linto63
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: SETS C set tour to Mt Victoria
Replies: 44
Views: 3096

Re: SETS C set tour to Mt Victoria

All 14 were targeted as K sets when delivered in 1986/87. They operated as such until retargeted as C sets in 1989.
by Linto63
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 71
Views: 7507

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

The pair of tracks on the immediate right are part of the ARTC controlled Metropolitan Goods line from Botany to Enfield, the two lines branching off in the top right were part of the Rozelle line that was lifted in the early 2010s to make way for the IWLR extension from Lilyfield.
by Linto63
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 2021 Easter Show
Replies: 6
Views: 1029

Re: 2021 Easter Show

As it is during school holidays this year will probably be able to be handled by TfNSW’s contracted operators without the need for subcontractors.
by Linto63
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 2021 Easter Show
Replies: 6
Views: 1029

Re: 2021 Easter Show

Can probably be assumed with capped attendance numbers there will be no show buses with just the enhanced rail service.
by Linto63
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Headway Services
Replies: 27
Views: 1816

Re: Headway Services

Probably, just every other cross city service has been chopped in two recently.
by Linto63
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: SETS C set tour to Mt Victoria
Replies: 44
Views: 3096

Re: SETS C set tour to Mt Victoria

C sets are a fair bit heavier than the K sets. Saw a K set fresh out of overhaul at Maintrain recently, so it would appear that they will be around for a while yet. As to how long will depend on how it is decided to roll out the D sets, i.e. replace the V sets first or the H sets first, in turn allo...
by Linto63
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Headway Services
Replies: 27
Views: 1816

Re: Headway Services

If you double the number of buses, you double the cost and still no guarantee that it won't happen. It's ultimately a balancing act, and from my observations, not a huge problem. In region 6, it happens on busy corridors such as Broadway, City Road and Parramatta Road where there are alternative bus...
by Linto63
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Wiki page on Sydney’s (old) trams
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Wiki page on Sydney’s (old) trams

Other problem is now that journalism is becoming a dying profession, many articles just rely on easily available online sources such as Reddit, Wikipedia etc, so myths become accepted facts. And sadly it has carried across to some of the enthusiast publications here. I saw an example in a publicatio...
by Linto63
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Headway Services
Replies: 27
Views: 1816

Re: Headway Services

You could double the number of buses and still the problem would happen. But as long as it is only happening on corridors where there are regular services, not really a problem.
by Linto63
Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Headway Services
Replies: 27
Views: 1816

Re: Headway Services

Overall buses now will be carrying lower average loads than they were 12 months ago, but that doesn't mean overcrowding doesn't occur. Bigger buses still have a higher operating cost than normal buses and it is often only for relatively small part of the journey that a bus is full. For example, if a...
by Linto63
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Headway Services
Replies: 27
Views: 1816

Re: Headway Services

The main problem with focussing on headways rather than on the timetable is that, if you've planned the trip using the journey planner, it's pretty critical that each vehicle turns up at or very close to the time shown in the timetable. With the trend to interchange, resulting in journeys on multip...
by Linto63
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 166
Views: 17555

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

The events of the past 12 months have perhaps passed you by? I agree we have become far too dependent on China as a source of products that we used to manufacture. But to suggest that trade between the two nations is suddenly going to stop, and thus its buses become unavailable, is a bit far fetche...

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