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by neilrex
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 225
Views: 27970

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

How are you supposed to get to Darlinghurst ? The tram doesn't go there. Actually, the CITY bus would probably cover that. The signs aren't all encompassing This sort of attitude is why people hate buses. It is so hard to figure out where they are going to go, compared to trains. This is not just a...
by neilrex
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 225
Views: 27970

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

boronia wrote:The (future) inbound bus stop at Juniors interchange shows services to
CITY
BONDI JUNCTION
COOGEE
EASTLAKES

The outbound stop shows
ANZAC PDE
LaPEROUSE
MAROUBRA BEACH
SYDNEY AIRPORT
How are you supposed to get to Darlinghurst ? The tram doesn't go there.
by neilrex
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5400
Views: 831423

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

Well if they don't step it up a notch, any hope of extensions or more lines is dead. There is no way people are going get to behind extensions or even new lines when the 'shining example' cost twice was originally promoted and is slower than the congested buses it was supposed to replace. I quite d...
by neilrex
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 24
Views: 6705

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

Its my opinion that in motion charging of any kind cannot work. i dont mean wires or third rails, I mean the ones which are supposed to work like induction cookers. Not efficient, hazardous and the planet does not have enough copper.
by neilrex
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 24
Views: 6705

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

I suggest a crowd funding plan. $2000 minimum contribution. When they have enough, they can buy an electric bus.

All those Thunbergites in Newtown should be pleased to put their money where their mouth is.
by neilrex
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Pull cord activated next stop buzzers
Replies: 14
Views: 3298

Re: Pull cord activated next stop buzzers

I recall a very annoying trip to Wamberal about 5 years ago. I was sitting in the wheelchair area, for some reason. I rarely do. There was only about 4 people on the bus. On the pole near me, which was "chrome", not yellow, there were two buttons, which were mounted on the pole facing away from me, ...
by neilrex
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 560
Views: 84067

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

boronia wrote:Bondi Junction was originally known as Tea Gardens until the trams came along. Most of the other "Junction" localities were tram induced, but some of the names have perpetuated.

Do you know where Epping Junction was?
Strathfield ?
by neilrex
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 560
Views: 84067

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

If you said "Baulkham Hills Junction" to me, I'd think that was a bit odd, but I'd assume you meant the big crossroad where the Bull and Bush Hotel is. I can't think of anything else it would be. When I was young it had the only traffic light for miles around. I certainly would not be thinking about...
by neilrex
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5400
Views: 831423

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

Thats a key part if of the problem. If I want to catch the 377 to Maroubra Beach currently, I can carry the timetable, I can learn how long it takes to get from my office or bar of choice to the appropriate city stop, and time my arrival at the bus stop so that I don't have to wait half an hour. Wit...
by neilrex
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 225
Views: 27970

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

As well as being concerned about longer average journeys, passengers are also concerned about the volatility of journey times. It's very annoying to have journey times which fluctuate significantly from day to day, and that is before you even start to worry about system ""meltdowns"" which in a norm...
by neilrex
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 58899

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

"Sydney's train network has been thrown into chaos this morning with major delays on several lines after a work car derailed near Circular Quay. Key points: The meltdown has had a major impact on peak-hour services Passengers have reported delays of up to an hour The track is now clear, but the knoc...
by neilrex
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Powderworks Road
Replies: 17
Views: 4742

Re: Powderworks Road

I am not even sure exactly where Lurnea is. It's near Casula, I think.
by neilrex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Powderworks Road
Replies: 17
Views: 4742

Re: Powderworks Road

there is no obvious reason why it would be one word.

but steelworks is one word.

It is called that because of a very old plan to build a gunpowder factory there. I drive up it very often but for some reason very rarely down.
by neilrex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW High Speed Rail... Again
Replies: 85
Views: 24677

Re: NSW High Speed Rail... Again

there will always be some people who don't have cars.

and the majority of people on newcastle-sydney trains are going somewhere that the train actually goes, like cbd or north sydney/st leonards/chatswood. or the airport.
by neilrex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Use of Back Door on Buses
Replies: 1639
Views: 339980

Re: Use of Back Door on Buses

NSW bus drivers are going to have to realise that, apart from people from overseas, with large numbers of people coming to Sydney from interstate jurisdictions that have or are adopting all-door loading they are going to have to stop losing their cool and courteously explain to people why they shou...
by neilrex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW High Speed Rail... Again
Replies: 85
Views: 24677

Re: NSW High Speed Rail... Again

Even if the train took 3 hours, people still would not use it. You can drive to ANYWHERE in Canberra, starting from ANYWHERE in Sydney, in three hours. If you went by train, you'd have to add an hour to get to Central, and another hour to get from Canberra station to your actual destination. And if ...
by neilrex
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 58899

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

Almost every day for some time. Does track maintenance fall to ARTC under the lease? Edit: Other places have pointed out that the VLine track (broad gauge) is separate from the standard gauge that the XPT uses. Vline trains to wodonga are standard gauge. there is no broad gauge line to wodonga any ...
by neilrex
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: [SMH] Public transport growth surges past NSW government....
Replies: 20
Views: 3252

Re: [SMH] Public transport growth surges past NSW government

the trains dont actually seem to be more crowded than they were 30 years ago. they are bigger , more frequent and more reliable. The recent generations of immigrants use them a lot more than the native population and previous generations of immigrants do. its amazing how busy Waitara station has bec...
by neilrex
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 58899

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

The people who make these posts seem to have a folder of template messages they are required to choose from, then cut and paste what they consider is the most suitable. The fact that it might be meaningless, misleading, or even incorrect, is beyond their capabilities. well fair enough. but then, wh...
by neilrex
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Regional Seniors Travel Card
Replies: 10
Views: 4486

Re: Regional Seniors Travel Card

Was also a slot on one of the weekend TV news program about pensioners from Western Sydney complaining about missing out. lol, western Sydney is not regional. A lot of western sydney has worse public transport than Coffs Harbour, which has three trains a day each way, an airport, and local bus serv...
by neilrex
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Regional Seniors Travel Card
Replies: 10
Views: 4486

Re: Regional Seniors Travel Card

It would appear that this "regional transport seniors card" can be used to pay for anything to overcome the tyranny of distance. This includes trains or buses, if there are any, or a long taxi trip, or petrol for their own car ! Or probably more booze ! It seems to be a free handout of $250 and I am...
by neilrex
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 58899

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

The Melbourne system will quite happily trap you in a station, even if you have done nothing "wrong". A trip from Broadmeadows to Frankston takes anywhere from 100 to 140 minutes, depending on how long you wait for the first train and the vagaries of transferimg in their stupid Loop. When you try t...
by neilrex
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 58899

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

"Transport for NSW said commuters on the North Shore line should plan their trips, with delays expected on several routes affected by a fallen tree at Pymble." Another rather bizarre, unhelpful and unfathomable statement from Transport for NSW. There are not buses. What is "route" supposed to mean ?...
by neilrex
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: East Hills MP Wendy Lindsay lobbies for bus route detour
Replies: 6
Views: 2800

Re: East Hills MP Wendy Lindsay lobbies for bus route detour

If there really are 100 students from her electorate on the north side of the river, it looks like entirely reasonable MP advocacy to me. Even if her kids go there. Its not like she would derive any monetary benefit. There are much bigger MP conflicts of interest to worry about than this. It does se...
by neilrex
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 58899

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2020

If they don't tap on when boarding, then I expect that they would be denied exit at the busier CBD stations with barriers, or have I got that wrong? The system will NEVER trap you in a station. . The Melbourne system will quite happily trap you in a station, even if you have done nothing "wrong". A...

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