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by boronia
Wed Feb 01, 2023 2:05 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Rail Observations 2023
Replies: 26
Views: 2820

Re: Rail Observations 2023

Looking closer, you are right. If you look at a wider view, there are 3 carriages visible at the western end of the platform. I think it might be an 8 car set, but the area in-between was taken at a different time. These views are often multiple small photos stitched together. Look closely at the up...
by boronia
Wed Feb 01, 2023 9:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Rail Observations 2023
Replies: 26
Views: 2820

Re: Rail Observations 2023

Might be a MTPV track inspection vehicle?
by boronia
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations 2023
Replies: 32
Views: 1850

Re: Ferry Observations 2023

It appears to be the same as the pre-holiday schedule, with a Freshwater every two hours laid over the 20 minute Emerald service, rather than being integrated into it.

On a separate note, MFF was recently advertising for more staff, from GPHs to ferry masters, and some operations/admin staff.
by boronia
Sat Jan 28, 2023 5:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4956
Views: 932398

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

One problem of this will be that there are now no dedicated platforms where T3 trains from Bankstown can terminate. What is the usage of the local lines, esp the up line, during busier periods?
by boronia
Fri Jan 27, 2023 6:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 253
Views: 36778

Re: WS Airport Metro

From SMH: A raft of internal documents released under freedom-of-information laws show Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) had raised serious concerns about the safety implications for firefighters and the public about greater distances between cross-passages on multiple occasions over the last two years. T...
by boronia
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:46 am
Forum: Overseas Transport Discussion
Topic: Free Public Transport in Dunkirk, France
Replies: 6
Views: 24643

Re: Free Public Transport in Dunkirk, France

A lot of people don't use PT, because it is not convenient to their travel requirements.

Making it free does not remove that inconvenience.
by boronia
Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Bus Observations 2023
Replies: 115
Views: 9168

Re: Bus Observations 2023

boronia wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:53 pm Some years ago STA published a "Bus Infrastructure Guide".

Anyone know who is responsible now for this document and monitoring compliance?
by boronia
Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Bus Observations 2023
Replies: 115
Views: 9168

Re: Bus Observations 2023

Some years ago STA published a "Bus Stop Infrastructure Guide".

Anyone know who is responsible now for this document and monitoring compliance?
by boronia
Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 6234
Views: 1061318

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

As for the rain - after three years of complaints, and rectification promises from the same (above) PR people, the lifts still fail and ponding still occurs on all the stairs at Moore Park light rail station. 1059444 I would suspect the problems with the lifts here are the result of vandalism. Bein...
by boronia
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:35 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 1334
Views: 111328

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

Back in the 1990s I had a radio scanner to eavesdrop on the RR and other services. I'd often hear the controller tell drivers to put up SET DOWN ONLY and turn around (or finish the shift) when the last passenger got off. That was in the days when STA was more in control of its own destiny, and not b...
by boronia
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Bus Observations 2023
Replies: 115
Views: 9168

Re: Bus Observations 2023

Thanks. That makes sense of course with the name "Willoughby" having several Ms in it! Willumby? Dates from DGT days. They already had a "W" in Waverley, so for Willoughby they turned W upside down, which is an M. Or as I usually refer to it, Milloughby. Actually, the M original...
by boronia
Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:35 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 1334
Views: 111328

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

I recall reading an article many years ago about BESI in London. If a service was running late and the next one was close behind, they cut the service short, move the passengers back, and it took up its running in the opposite direction. In Sydney a few years ago I’d often see three m10s chasing eac...
by boronia
Sun Jan 22, 2023 8:05 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 1334
Views: 111328

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

They had some very smart people in LT in those days. Then the bean counters took over and they wanted everything off the shelf. It went downhill after that with a succession of failures.
by boronia
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Rail Observations 2023
Replies: 26
Views: 2820

Re: Rail Observations 2023

Set 31 did a run from Central to Springwood under its own power yesterday?
by boronia
Thu Jan 19, 2023 4:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 6234
Views: 1061318

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Since at least early last week there have been "blink and you'll miss them" notifications on the platform PIDS about service alterations on Australia Day. They state L2/L3 services will not run 9pm - 10 pm between Town Hall and Circular Quay. I'm sure this should read 9 am - 10 pm in line ...
by boronia
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 6234
Views: 1061318

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Unlike the old system there seems to be little or no scope to put the extra LRVs required to move the overwhelming influx for events. Bl##### hopeless! 6 artics is pathetic and weak. That's probably all that mob have available after offloading so many before with their penchant for one size fits al...
by boronia
Thu Jan 19, 2023 1:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 6234
Views: 1061318

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

R6 was providing supplementary buses to Moore Park as route 1.

Photos on FB suggest at least 6 artics in use. These would have been provided long before the LR failure.
by boronia
Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:40 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 1118
Views: 279991

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

Hasn't there been a ban on driving them?

Movements elsewhere have been behind diesel locos.
by boronia
Wed Jan 18, 2023 5:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Possible future light rail routes
Replies: 23
Views: 1588

Re: Possible future light rail routes

It's been a while since I used the application, but I think you could put multiple vehicles of the same specifications on a single form.
by boronia
Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Possible future light rail routes
Replies: 23
Views: 1588

Re: Possible future light rail routes

So where there isn't a major development agenda and thus justification for a railed mode, I guess the alternative of fighting the heavy vehicle regs to allow double artics on the route is a difficult one, despite Brisbane City Council lairing its double artic around the streets with some sort of a ...
by boronia
Sun Jan 15, 2023 5:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Possible future light rail routes
Replies: 23
Views: 1588

Re: Possible future light rail routes

I doubt an extension would make economic sense unless that section was opened up to higher density occupation. The Kensington area is currently the focus for new medium/high rise.

Maroubra Junction and Little/Long Bays are in the scope of a future metro.
by boronia
Sun Jan 15, 2023 3:46 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4956
Views: 932398

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

We are getting this metro whether we like it or not.

Continuous debate over relevant capacities of different carriage seems rather pointless now.
by boronia
Sat Jan 14, 2023 1:15 pm
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: 1976 Bedord Domino and Hedges project.
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: 1976 Bedord Domino and Hedges project.

The windscreens appear to be flat glass, so any auto glass supplier should be able to cut new pieces to match. Same place should be able to supply new rubbers.
by boronia
Sat Jan 14, 2023 12:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4956
Views: 932398

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

I gather the "gap fillers" at CQ are fixed rubber blocks attached to the platforms; fairly simple solution with a straight platform, and mismatched levels. The devices proposed for the metro appear to be a mechanical plate which extends when the gates are opened and retracts when the gates...
by boronia
Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Rail Observations 2023
Replies: 26
Views: 2820

Re: Rail Observations 2023

A bit of a "shunting accident" at Port Botany today.

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