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by kypros1992
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta Road Bus Fire
Replies: 30
Views: 2389

Re: Parramatta Road Bus Fire

The bus operated by Transit Systems was destroyed by fire, likely the result of an electrical fault. Preliminary investigations found high amperage auxiliary cables running between the jump start socket and the battery isolator switch panel had abraded against the rear most upper edge of the saloon...
by kypros1992
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta Road Bus Fire
Replies: 30
Views: 2389

Re: Private Bus Operations 2021

Extinguished photo here:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Erb7wNaVQAA ... name=large

Possibly a wheel well incident?

OTSI 2019 report on bus fires: https://www.otsi.nsw.gov.au/sites/defau ... REPORT.pdf
by kypros1992
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 277
Views: 16198

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

500X has two extra inbound/outbound stops in Gladesville and one extra stop at Drummoyne
by kypros1992
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 277
Views: 16198

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

swtt wrote: Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:16 pm I'm surprised the 545 hasn't had its ridiculous loop around Eastwood eliminated.
It traces the old 550 route by both N&W and STA. I suppose its mostly for Macquarie Uni students towards Parramatta to offer an early set down
by kypros1992
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 277
Views: 16198

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

simonl wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:10 pm I can't see the reason why the X15 and X18 should be removed though.
X15 and X18 lost their importance when the AM services were cut. If anything, they in its current form were relief services for Ryde-Henley rather than express services for Denistone East that still maintain the 297
by kypros1992
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 42835

Re: STA Observations 2020

Some extracts from the annual report The process of transitioning all regions is expected to be complete by early 2022. It is anticipated the STA entity will continue to exist until 30 September 2022, when all financial requirements of the cessation of the agency are planned to be completed Out of 1...
by kypros1992
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 277
Views: 16198

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

Missed opportunity to merge 515 and 521 to bring back some N&W similar routes :lol:
by kypros1992
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 42835

Re: STA Observations 2020

Noted a bus desto showing 500X Parramatta (most likely the new route no of M52). Not sure if region 7 has any changes planned later this year
by kypros1992
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9117
Views: 1552755

Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

Any ideas what's for Opal system upgrade for? Opal plus and Opal connect https://search.ipaustralia.gov.au/trademarks/search/view/2078260/details https://search.ipaustralia.gov.au/trademarks/search/view/2078258/details The agency won praise for what has the potential to change the way NSW commuters...
by kypros1992
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney City Archives
Replies: 2
Views: 2246

Re: Sydney City Archives

there's some good N&W finds in here

Image

https://archives.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.a ... ew/1862867
by kypros1992
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: AIRPORT EXPRESS BUS
Replies: 34
Views: 7607

Re: AIRPORT EXPRESS BUS

I think you will find that the Airport Express was deliberately killed off by Government interference. The service had been provided by the STA since around 1983 and operated out of Port Botany depot. It operated for about 16 to 18 hours per day and ran seven days per week. The bright yellow/blue/b...
by kypros1992
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)
Replies: 165
Views: 27695

Re: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 20

Should the STA observations and private observations threads be merged into one single NSW bus observations thread from next year or should it wait till the STA contract handovers happen Maybe in the near future observation threads are based on region not operator? i.e. Greater Sydney observations,...
by kypros1992
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 806
Views: 214095

Re: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation

On Friday night/Saturday morning, 17 – 18 January 2020 NIF train testing will be undertaken on the Down Main North line between West Ryde and Epping in accordance with the possession arrangements detailed in Special Train Notice No. 0251 – 2020. https://railsafe.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/4...
by kypros1992
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 865045

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

Comparisons (not taking into account traffic)

CQ - Central
via L2 20 mins
via City Circle 10 mins

CQ - Randwick Junction
via L2 45 mins
via 373 22-25 mins

Moore Park - Central
via L2 11 mins
via M50 8 - 10 mins
by kypros1992
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 202761

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

The Sydney and Intercity trains timetable online is now available on every lines. Here's a T5 timetables: https://transportnsw.info/documents/timetables/93-t5-cumberland-line-20200105.pdf With no T6 Carlingford Line on the map. Noted on weekends the T5 now sits idle at Parramatta for at least 4 min...
by kypros1992
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 865045

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

What is the fare situation going to be? Is the fare band for light rail going to change to bus as advised some years ago or are they going to keep the light rail band an introduce a $2 intrechange discount between ferries and light rail to cover interchange at Circular Quay? I suspect there are som...
by kypros1992
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 865045

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

Any updates as to the opening of the CSELR? There is still no public announcement on any transport websites such as transportnsw.info; so I believe 7 Dec is now not the opening date, but more likely the weekend of the 14th or 21st of December would be a reasonable assumption for the opening date. D...
by kypros1992
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 865045

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

Operating light rail to CQ for NYE? Nah, cut it to Central Anyone who has ever been into the CBD on Ney Years Eve and seen the chaos that occurs will understand why. With most of the temporary bus terminals situated away from Central, don't see why not Town Hall can be the temp stub terminus as men...
by kypros1992
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 865045

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

Operating light rail to CQ for NYE? Nah, cut it to Central L2 Randwick Line – between Circular Quay and Randwick via Central Chalmers St The Sydney CBD and South East light rail line operates between Circular Quay and Randwick via Chalmers Street at Central Station. Light rail services will run regu...
by kypros1992
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Annual Reports - 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 2089

Re: Annual Reports - 2019

Railcorp https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/system/files/media/documents/2019/RailCorp-Annual-Report-V1-2018-19.pdf NSW Trains https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/system/files/media/documents/2019/NSW-Trains-Annual-Report-V1-2018-19.pdf Sydney Trains https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/system/files/media/do...
by kypros1992
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 865045

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

With still no announcement it appears that a date of 7th December is starting to look pretty slim. That is the date I will be coming back into Sydney from a cruise, arriving the International Passenger terminal, but even it is due to start that day, I am booked with a group of people to travel back...
by kypros1992
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 865045

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

1) there are no PIDs near the ends of the platforms to identify which tram will leave next. When trams are parked in the roads, you can't see across to the platform PIDS at all. This seems really unfriendly- the vast majority of people boarding will want to immediately know which platform has the n...
by kypros1992
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: TfNSW shakeup:
Replies: 6
Views: 1886

Re: TfNSW shakeup:

Stewart Mills, a fellow veteran of London's Underground who heads Sydney Trains' engineering and maintenance, is considered a likely replacement for Mr Collins, although a decision is yet to be made.
keeping up with tradition
by kypros1992
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 301
Views: 35301

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

The Haymarket bus stop has given some hints of destinations mentioning Parramatta Rd to name a few. Looks like the stop outside the Barlow street may close with the routes being directed here. But no word if the routes still start from Martin Place or terminate at Haymarket

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