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by Cowra
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 301
Views: 34921

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 You have just identified one major weakness in the TfNSW stop design - they are too stupid to segregate late night services and include them o...
by Cowra
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 105833

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Noticed a Transit Systems bus on a short working of route 320 to Zetland yesterday still displaying M20, presumably an oversight in the reprogramming of destination codes. I don't think it's an oversight. The computer units on the some of the 3-door bendies are playing silly buggers and reverting t...
by Cowra
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 42407

Re: STA Observations 2020

Fleet Lists wrote:New timetables for region 7 from 24th February on Transport Info. No idea what for.
Minor correction to a school route and the 252.
When new data is supplied to TfNSW they treat it as a new timetable set regardless of what the changes are.
by Cowra
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Route pointer for Rte. 9 at Canterbury
Replies: 1
Views: 1834

Re: Route pointer for Rte. 9 at Canterbury

Race specials - Route 9 between Canterbury Racecourse and Canterbury Station.
by Cowra
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 196
Views: 70311

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

idontknow556 wrote:Which TSA R6/STA route would I most likely see a Scania L113CRB operate on? Apart from 389 and 442
440 and 504 are two reasonably common L113CRB haunts.
by Cowra
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Tickets On Trackwork Buses
Replies: 42
Views: 8325

Re: Tickets On Trackwork Buses

When STA fully plans and operates the track work replacement services for the Airport, City Circle and Eastern Suburbs lines, then you are required to tap on and off. STA has been changing fares on their track work buses for a few months now, and they also now add extra route services (e.g. extra 3...
by Cowra
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 151932

Re: STA Observations 2019

neilrex wrote:Saw a B-line bus on Eastern Valley Way at Middle Cove on Tuesday.
There is an approved alternative special running route via Wakehurst Pkwy, Warringah Rd, Eastern Valley Way and Brook St.
by Cowra
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 196
Views: 70311

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

3457 withdrawn today.

Four to go: 3450, 3454, 3456, 3458. All but 3456 were in service this afternoon.
by Cowra
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 196
Views: 70311

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 Cowra
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 202144

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Interesting that there is an S Set on presumably a Charter from Leppington to Richmond as a T5 Charter. Also, because it is a weekend, there are a decent amount of C Sets and K Sets available for the charter if necessary, unless the S Set was specifically chosen to run the Charter by who booked it....
by Cowra
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: [STA] The route is long gone, but the desto lives on
Replies: 4
Views: 4854

Re: [STA] The route is long gone, but the desto lives on

Not really gone, it is the nominated emergency ferry replacement route. In this case though, I'm leaning towards the driver being a supporter of a certain rugby league team...
by Cowra
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 151932

Re: STA Observations 2019

Stu wrote:1221, 1389 & 3421 awaiting collection from STA AMD. The 2 x cng Mercedes are destined for scrap, I'm uncertain about the long Scania.
Unlikely to be 3421, it was in service at M this morning.
by Cowra
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 151932

Re: STA Observations 2019

2193 has not done any revenue service at Ryde. It is there for training purposes only.
by Cowra
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 21171

Re: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019

Found this notice attached to Epping Station, Beecroft Road, Stand G this week. Since route 651 has been diverted from Macquarie Park to terminate at Epping, it now departs to Rouse Hill from Stand G. Route 630, which formerly departed to Blacktown from Stand G, has been reallocated to depart from ...
by Cowra
Tue May 07, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Central Station Coach Terminal to relocate
Replies: 37
Views: 13904

Re: Central Station Coach Terminal to relocate

Who is the current "manager"? Years ago Hawkesford had it, then I think CDC took it over. Transport for NSW looked after the Pitt St bays, Sydney Trains took bookings for the Western Forecourt bays. Also STA have opened 6 bays in Lee St Layover for coach parking, bookings through STA as far as I un...
by Cowra
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: 3265 on shuttles to Buxton for Easter. 20/4/19
Replies: 5
Views: 2607

Re: 3265 on shuttles to Buxton for Easter. 20/4/19

Great photos as usual Inspector. As it is many years since i have been on the line i was wondering where the twin water columns are situated . I tried using Google Maps to locate them without luck. I noticed in the shot of 3265 coming into Couridjah there is a single column in the background. The t...
by Cowra
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Routemaster
Replies: 1
Views: 1582

Re: Routemaster

There's a green Country RT in a shed at Tamworth but am not aware of any Routemasters other than the two in Sydney (RM1708 RML2353).
by Cowra
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 165768

Re: Private Observations 2019

If there is an emergency rail shutdown, operators can be and often are requested by TMC to cancel route services to cover rail replacement.
by Cowra
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 151932

Re: STA Observations 2019

Stu wrote:3462 was carried away on a low loader yesterday destined to become scrap metal, it was missing bits and pieces.
3469 was towed away from Ryde on Friday for removal of gas tanks prior to scrapping.
by Cowra
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jon Graham
Replies: 0
Views: 1951

Jon Graham

I have been advised that former North & Western driver and noted bus preservationist Jon Graham passed away overnight.
by Cowra
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Sydney Bus Museum - AEC Regal IV 3197
Replies: 5
Views: 3577

Re: Sydney Bus Museum - AEC Regal IV 3197

The registration expired while the bus was off the road during the Move, H-plates are only renewable for 3 months. Thus it gained 47708H in 2014.
by Cowra
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Transport Models
Topic: New Ozbus models now arriving!
Replies: 46
Views: 30595

Re: New Ozbus models now arriving!

AlphaDraco1 wrote:Is anyone selling the O305G in STA colours, the O405 mk5 or the mk4?
LB608 wrote:Try the Bus Muesum
All sold out from here sorry
by Cowra
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - July to December 2018
Replies: 514
Views: 135069

Re: STA Observations - July to December 2018

1566, 4811 and 4814 are currently in Ryde bodyshop having the front seats removed back to the centre door ready for a large charter coming up.
by Cowra
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018
Replies: 623
Views: 143702

Re: NSW Railway Observations - July to December 2018

REFLECTORS? - PLATFORM 20, CENTRAL. What are the tiny instruments attached to the bottom flange of the rails through Platform 20 at Central? Are they adjustable? How do they work? I understand they are survey markers for checking possible subsidence when they start metro tunneling under Central. Th...
by Cowra
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - July to December 2018
Replies: 514
Views: 135069

Re: STA Observations - July to December 2018

3505 is operating on 400 today which is a very rare sight. As I said before Scania L113CRBs don't normally operate on Sundays I still think thats a much better idea than Bustech Midi, which Waverley should hang its head in shame for using on 400 so often on the weekend. Also, while we are on the to...

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