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by Glen
Sat Jul 02, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)
Replies: 540
Views: 73762

Re: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)

Fleet Lists wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 9:37 pm "It was announced in July 2021 that OSMBSC regions 6 and 7 would be put up to tender. OSMBSC region 7 was put out to tender in September 2021."
I don't think the above date has been achieved.
by Glen
Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Waratahs at the bottom of the ocean?
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Re: Waratahs at the bottom of the ocean?

Reminds me of an old story about a wagon that ended up in Darling Harbour and when they sent a diver down to get it they came back up and asked "Which one do you want?".

Makes a good campfire yarn.
by Glen
Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations for 2022,
Replies: 76
Views: 7144

Re: Ferry Observations for 2022,

Randomness wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:34 pm
I also remember seeing a First Fleet on the F3 to Olympic Park on TripView, couldn’t confirm it however.
Thanks, interesting.

Would a First Fleet keep to time on an F3?

I understand they used to run the River back when the service only went to Meadowbank.
by Glen
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations for 2022,
Replies: 76
Views: 7144

Re: Ferry Observations for 2022,

Do the Rivercats run to Watsons Bay very often?

I noticed Dawn Fraser on the 10:15 ex CQ today.
by Glen
Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 6050
Views: 1037923

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

Leave the morons behind if they're too stupid to figure out what a flashing button means. I'm tired of the shenanigans of the Sydney public. Use your brains! Somebody complained to Transport For NSW about the tram doors being closed when they are supposed to be open Is that true or an urban myth?
by Glen
Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Railway Observations for 2022.
Replies: 319
Views: 28610

Re: Railway Observations for 2022.

Some observations on a FB page this week that there are no longer any food outlets on the North or Grand concourses at Central (apart from a convenience store) and the Newslink bookshops are due to close at the end of this month. What's the plan (and timeframe) in regard to the future availability ...
by Glen
Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Bus Observations 2022.
Replies: 478
Views: 45686

Re: NSW Bus Observations 2022.

boronia wrote: Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:40 pm Yes, it comes up into the building now.
To get to that which sign do you follow?

The one that says to Botany Road without a B or the one that says to Botany Rd with a B?
by Glen
Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Bus Observations 2022.
Replies: 478
Views: 45686

Re: NSW Bus Observations 2022.

Merc1107 wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 10:14 am Not services to run at all?
That's how it seems to read.
by Glen
Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Bus Observations 2022.
Replies: 478
Views: 45686

Re: NSW Bus Observations 2022.

I had cause to transfer between a train and the 309 at Green Square today, for the first time. After exiting the barriers there were two signs pointing to "Botany Road" one facing left and one facing right. This could be interesting, I said to myself. One was actually to "B Botany Rd&...
by Glen
Sun Jun 05, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Bus Observations 2022.
Replies: 478
Views: 45686

Re: NSW Bus Observations 2022.

Swift wrote: Fri Jun 03, 2022 6:45 pm So has on command been binned as usual in NSW with any new concept?
Current On Demand services are shown here:

https://transportnsw.info/travel-info/w ... /on-demand
by Glen
Fri Jun 03, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Railway Observations for 2022.
Replies: 319
Views: 28610

Re: Railway Observations for 2022.

As I said in my OP, I contacted 131500, I understand they were not able to resolve anything but was hoping they may have had more insight or been able to escalate the issue and then come back with "Okay it is a glitch in our System as to those replacement buses not showing, there is definitely...
by Glen
Fri Jun 03, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Bus Observations 2022.
Replies: 478
Views: 45686

Re: NSW Bus Observations 2022.

https://transportnsw.info/news/2022/nsw-metroconnect-on-demand-trial-to-cease-service NSW MetroConnect On Demand trial to cease service Friday 13 May 2022 The trial Norwest On Demand bus services, run by CDC Hillsbus MetroConnect, will cease operation as of 11.59pm, Friday 27 May 2022. It's interes...
by Glen
Tue May 24, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro West announced
Replies: 395
Views: 111649

Re: Sydney Metro West announced

What if people are heading west?
by Glen
Tue May 24, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Railway Observations for 2022.
Replies: 319
Views: 28610

Re: Railway Observations for 2022.

Is it just a case of data not being loaded in time?
by Glen
Fri May 20, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Looking for first batch V set pics.
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: Looking for first batch V set pics.

Sounds like you are looking for a 'Blue Goose' ? I hope some of these may go close. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Felevatedcross-ing.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F623586948586602497%2Fblue-goose-1970&psig=AOvVaw2LquV3qfRk0JAuOnImzoX9&ust=1653060302571000&source=images&cd...
by Glen
Tue May 17, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney public transport revenue ‘stagnating’ as costs mount
Replies: 14
Views: 767

Re: Sydney public transport revenue ‘stagnating’ as costs mount

A lot of people don’t use public transport because it is not convenient for their needs. Making it free would not make it any more convenient. With the south coast line I would swing the pointer past the zero onto the side where they have to pay me to use it. Have you worked out your 'fare' yet? :l...
by Glen
Tue May 17, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Bus Observations 2022.
Replies: 478
Views: 45686

Re: NSW Bus Observations 2022.

tonyp wrote: Mon May 16, 2022 9:29 pm
moa999 wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 7:43 pm
Will be interesting on some of those routes. Thinking into Edgecliff depot and around Kings Cross.
An artic can go anywhere a 12 metre rigid can.
Provided the bus zones are long enough.
by Glen
Tue May 10, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Bus Observations 2022.
Replies: 478
Views: 45686

Re: NSW Bus Observations 2022.

There was previously an announcement on Transport Info that the new bus Bankstown Central bus interchange will open on 8 May (you can even see a sneak preview on Google when you search "bankstown central bus interchange"), as part of the mall development. It seems they have removed the an...
by Glen
Mon May 02, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Railway Observations for 2022.
Replies: 319
Views: 28610

Re: Railway Observations for 2022.

The trackwork app. is misleading and does not mention the North Shore trackwork for this weekend. The Transport Info web page had this: Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May Trains run between Hornsby and Wynyard only, some to a changed timetable. Change at Wynyard for City Circle trains, or the light...
by Glen
Wed Apr 20, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Photo Op Location Suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 1926

Re: Photo Op Location Suggestions

Sydney Olympic Park is good when there is an event on, like the Royal Easter Show, but it has now finished so you won't find much there in May.
by Glen
Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Bus Observations 2022.
Replies: 478
Views: 45686

Re: NSW Bus Observations 2022.

Was it really just a school bus with a route service number?

I remember it being 'rationalised' in North & Western's changes in July 1990 as it wasn't carrying much then.
by Glen
Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4745
Views: 905567

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Not sure how we got here but anyway....... Apologies if this has been published before, a comparison of DD vs SD by the ABC in 2014: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-11/barry-ofarrell-sydney-trains-claim-doubtful/5371446?nw=0&r=HtmlFragment#:~:text=The%20verdict%3A%20Passengers%20can%20move,%...
by Glen
Tue Apr 19, 2022 11:22 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4745
Views: 905567

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Sydenham to Bankstown is presently traversed in 25 minutes at an average speed of 32 km/h. Sydenham to Bankstown will be traversed by the metro in 21 minutes at an average speed of 38 km/h. I did a lot of running time research almost 20 years ago when CityRail was (then) planning to slow down the t...
by Glen
Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4745
Views: 905567

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

I did a lot of running time research almost 20 years ago when CityRail was (then) planning to slow down the train timetables, supposedly because of 'safety' (post-Waterfall) but in truth because they were desperate to improve On Time Running. Here is an extract of that information for the Bankstown ...

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