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by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW On Demand Buses
Replies: 477
Views: 146584

Re: Sydney commuters get chance to trial on-demand buses

Actually the initial weeks have been quite encouraging and development plans are afoot to broaden the scope,capacity and coverage of this service. Yes,it is a trial and will take some time to be fully establish this and other like services across Sydney but the homework was done and money outlayed t...
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed
Replies: 467
Views: 118016

Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

The new Downer Cars are only going to Mortdale due to a shortage of facilities.
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Blue Mountains postcard - Winter 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 11900

Re: Blue Mountains postcard - Winter 2017

Centralian,
Excellent coverage as always.

Regards Punchbowl Tiger Cub
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Rail Observations - July 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 15470

Re: NSW Rail Observations - July 2017

Nice to see every available S Set in service today to cover C and K sets that have been removed from service pending asbestos inspection,cleanup and recertification.No standby trains as every set of every type have been drafted to cover the shortfall
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: Metro Tasmania - 100 New Bustech XDi
Replies: 12
Views: 17192

Re: Metro Tasmania - 100 New Bustech XDi

TonyP will be crying again - another operator has selected a Bustech product for city operations
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Rail Observations - April 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 14588

Re: NSW Rail Observations - April 2017

Standard non-holiday working is 5 cars - nothing to do with age of fleet etc.Also reduction in crewing and cost savings from less staff and maintenance as passenger numbers do not warrant 7 cars
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Rail Observations - April 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 14588

Re: NSW Rail Observations - April 2017

Yes,happened today.
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ryan's Bus Service Coffs Harbour Sold
Replies: 10
Views: 7120

Re: Ryan's Bus Service Coffs Harbour Sold

Forest did buy the Sawtell operation last month and will repaint all vehicles which will be retained into Forest livery like some of the former Ryans fleet has already been repainted.Some new vehicles have also been introduced to the former Ryans operation.
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Rail Observations - April 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 14588

Re: NSW Rail Observations - April 2017

No,not related to this.This is a fresh incident involving operator QUBE Rail
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Blue Mountains postcard.....Autumn 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 4939

Re: Blue Mountains postcard.....Autumn 2017

Centralian,
Great coverage as always my friend - always something making an appearance in the mountains.The boys having a lunch on next month - will let you know the details shortly
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Bus Accident at Wetherill Park
Replies: 3
Views: 1547

Re: Bus Accident at Wetherill Park

Bus involved - unit 1294 m/o 5758 Volvo B7R CB80
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Rail Observations - March 2017
Replies: 97
Views: 19028

Re: NSW Rail Observations - March 2017

So trains don't do heavy lifting??? Did a run via the Airport Line several weeks ago with an A Set and had to pick up additional passengers due to a diversion of regular traffic for a medical incident.By the time we left Green Square had well over 2000 customers showing on the loading drop box opera...
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Rail Observations - March 2017
Replies: 97
Views: 19028

Re: NSW Rail Observations - March 2017

A few mishaps with Trainlink this morning.An Oscar set derailed down the South Coast and a shunting mishap at Eveleigh with a couple of Endeavour cars.The first Endeavour set for refurbishment has entered the contractors facility and will be coming out in Trainlink livery
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Bus Accident at Wetherill Park
Replies: 3
Views: 1547

Bus Accident at Wetherill Park

A Transit Systems bus and a garbage truck have been involved in a large accident at Wetherill Park.Wrongly reported in some media as a STA bus
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Rail Observations - March 2017
Replies: 97
Views: 19028

Re: NSW Rail Observations - March 2017

Many,many services were reorganised,rerouted,delayed,transposed etc etc to make the best of a difficult situation.All sections of Sydney Trains and RMC did a great job to effect a speedy return to normal. The effects will flow into the early hours tomorrow as sets are repositioned to their normal lo...
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: The resurrection of Bus #200
Replies: 19
Views: 18883

Re: The resurrection of Bus #200

A wonderful piece of restoration and a credit to all for bringing this back to life.Great also to see a high level of co-operation between all parties to achieve this result
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: STA 3195
Replies: 6
Views: 6737

Re: STA 3195

Was moved whilst a concrete pad was laid for it to sit on.It is used for a Fire and Rescue NSW Training device as well as STA training
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Use of Back Door on Buses
Replies: 1640
Views: 340192

Re: Use of Back Door on Buses

Tony,
Yes,no problem with your comment.
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Use of Back Door on Buses
Replies: 1640
Views: 340192

Re: Use of Back Door on Buses

So we build junk here - great attitude to keeping jobs in Australia.Not too far away from no manufacturing in this country if we keep this up. Manufacture in Australia where possible to the best possible designs,quality and competitive price. Enjoy your next deliveries of rail rolling stock with ver...
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Use of Back Door on Buses
Replies: 1640
Views: 340192

Re: Use of Back Door on Buses

Windowline could be altered at significiant cost but in this case no.

This is due to the requirements of the structural strength and loadbearing in the existing design.
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Rail Observations - February 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 10466

Re: NSW Rail Observations - February 2017

Big disruptions on Airport and East Hills Line due to a broken rail at Turrella.No service in Down direction via Airport from Central to Kingsgrove.Points beyond Kingsgrove serviced via Sydenham.Green Square to Kingsgrove accessed by going to Beverly Hills and changing to an Up train and backtrackin...
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Rail Observations - February 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 10466

Re: NSW Rail Observations - February 2017

Usual consists except in School Holidays
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Operators February 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 7240

Re: Private Operators February 2017

Transdev former m/o 8704 - Insurance writeoff - accident damaged and 24 years old so deemed not worthy of repairs and accordingly deregistered and listed for auction disposal.

The Telfords Volvo deregistered and back at Turrella
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Operators February 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 7240

Re: Private Operators February 2017

Afternoon Centralian, Great to catch up yesterday.Discussing current movements at Red Bus with Ray yesterday,he said there was several new Express bodied IVECO's waiting delivery including new unit no:59. This also matches up with three K92's listed for sale last week. Interesting also that Red Bus ...
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Rail Observations - February 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 10466

Re: NSW Rail Observations - February 2017

Alright,lets clarify - W534 is a Blue Mountains service and would be operated by a V Set.

A Set braking issue in response to Sunnyyan's observation

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