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by Richard290
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 718
Views: 190201

Re: Parramatta light rail

The route 535 timetable is now available https://transportnsw.info/routes/details/sydney-buses-network/535/23535 and it will be operated by Hillsbus, Wow, only every 20 min during the off peak. I guess it won't have much chance of growing patronage in anticipation of the new LR line! At Carlingford...
by Richard290
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 196
Views: 70224

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Caught Y's 3484 on route 550 from Carlingford Station to Macquarie University this morning around 07:45 - apparently this service is one of a rare number of non-accessible services timetabled to run the route. This vehicle bore the brunt of heavily-loaded patronage along the southernmost portion of ...
by Richard290
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Remnant routes that can be rationalised
Replies: 139
Views: 45548

Remnant routes that can be rationalised

The Parramatta-Bankstown via South Granville section of current route M91 was originally 910 prior to February 2011, with the route being merged with the Bankstown-Hurstville 948 to form the current M91. I wouldn’t be surprised if the whole route would revert back to 910 come the eventual opening of...
by Richard290
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from SMNW opening
Replies: 290
Views: 66177

Re: New bus network arising from SMNW opening

Upon closer inspection of the current and upcoming Route 625 timetables, it seems that three weekday services, the Mon-Fri 07:21 ex Pennant Hills Station service to Parramatta diverting via North Rocks and Tara Anglican School, the Mon-Fri 14:48 ex Parramatta to Pennant Hills service diverting via ...
by Richard290
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from SMNW opening
Replies: 290
Views: 66177

Re: New bus network arising from SMNW opening

Upon closer inspection of the current and upcoming Route 625 timetables, it seems that three weekday services, the Mon-Fri 07:21 ex Pennant Hills Station service to Parramatta diverting via North Rocks and Tara Anglican School, the Mon-Fri 14:48 ex Parramatta to Pennant Hills service diverting via B...
by Richard290
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from SMNW opening
Replies: 290
Views: 66177

Re: Bus Changes from 17 November 2019

However, the route which will see the most noticeable cut in services will be route 619 - which is now whittled down to a peak-direction route between Macquarie Park Station and Castle Hill Stations via Baulko Junction. Timetable adjustment Route 619 will be changed to operate during weekday morning...
by Richard290
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 201791

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

No doubt those passengers now use the Cumberland line to get directly to Parramatta? Yeah, in some cases, it would be quicker to travel from Granville to Merrylands (T2) and then interchange Merrylands to Parramatta (T5). Or, if you'd prefer an alternate one-seat journey to Parramatta, there is als...
by Richard290
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 718
Views: 190201

Re: Parramatta light rail

https://www.mysydney.nsw.gov.au/node/5893 Carlingford Line set to close from 5 January 2020 for conversion to Parramatta Light Rail. This follows the issue of a media release issued today, whose screenshot can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/parraepping https://scontent.fsyd3-1.fna.fbcdn.n...
by Richard290
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Remnant routes that can be rationalised
Replies: 139
Views: 45548

Re: Remnant routes that can be rationalised

830 seems a reasonable candidate if T80 is ever renumbered in the similar way that T70-75 were renumbered 730-735 in May. 800, 810, 820, 840, 850, 870, 880 and 890 are all in use for other routes.
by Richard290
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from SMNW opening
Replies: 290
Views: 66177

Re: New bus network arising from SMNW opening

I’ve been observing a number of departures of the route 651 which often departs Epping for Rouse Hill carrying fresh air, even in peak periods. It seems that the redirection of its route to terminate in congestion-ravaged Epping from its previous terminus at Macquarie Park, and the route’s shadowing...
by Richard290
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 151621

Re: STA Observations 2019

Depends where the artics have been redistributed. I understand 5 have gone to Ryde and there are also red artics appearing on Epping Road. I saw quite an unusual sight at Carlingford Court of a red Metrobus bendy running the 16:30 Epping to Parramatta 546 service on Sunday - unusual as the route be...
by Richard290
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 151621

Re: STA Observations 2019

RE: 340 Route That’s kind of the issue, look at today, every single trip on the 340 is a rigid bus. Yet, starting from Chatswood, it’s already all full with people wanting to head to the City. It’s really not pleasant, I’d much rather have a B12BLEA Volgren with the spaciousness I’m used to rather ...
by Richard290
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 21131

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 S...
by Richard290
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 21131

Re: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019

I wouldn't be surprised if the L20 is reinstated to replace to M52. Hmm if they're removing letter prefixes because M stands for Metro, T stands Train, the L must stand for Light Rail [emoji23] I like the 520/520N combo better for consistency. Somewhat fits in with the N route being a slight variat...
by Richard290
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 21131

Re: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019

Route number 500 is now vacated. It makes me wonder if they are going to re-number M50 to 500 when light rail opens. :twisted: If the Metrobus system will be fully dismantled, the big question is what to do with the number M52 since 520 is already in use? One solution could involve daytime M52 serv...
by Richard290
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 21131

Re: New bus network arising from SMNW opening

Will be interesting to see if the 651 generates any sort of meaningful patronage between Beecroft and Epping given that it more or less parallels the Northern Line. Probably not, but it does provide some form of service to Beecroft Road to Epping, instead of directly into town. I wonder if there'll...
by Richard290
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 21131

New bus network arising from SMNW opening

Very curious to see the new routes and frequencies of 632, 633 and 651 which they're extending to Rouse Hill. Those services, as well as the 626 and boosted 601 will be crucial in ferrying commuters from the greater NW onto the metro. Hopefully we will see these services become more and more freque...
by Richard290
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 21131

Re: New bus network arising from SMNW opening

Official announcement for the July 28 changes now published on transportnsw.info
https://transportnsw.info/service-adjustments-2019
by Richard290
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 21131

New bus network arising from SMNW opening

I think there is one crucial difference though: all of the N suffixed routes are actually a little different to their regular route. 333N/400N is all stops instead of limited stops 420N doesn't run via Domestic The listed 610N, 620N and 607N all seem to have a little route extension or deviation so...
by Richard290
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Bus changes 28th July 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 21131

New bus network arising from SMNW opening

Residents across The Hills have received a public transport lifeline from NSW Government, following the announcement of increased bus services from residential areas to Sydney Metro stations. A growing campaign by the North Kellyville Advocacy Group, which was calling for the implementation of on-d...
by Richard290
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 30/6 and 1/7/2019 Transport alterations
Replies: 45
Views: 12041

30/6 and 1/7/2019 Transport alterations

Previously the 313 was timetable co-ordinated with the 314 on weekends to provide a consistent frequency leaving Bondi Junction towards Coogee, however I note with the new timetable this isn't the case, with both the 313 and 314 leaving Bondi Junction interchange at the exact same time. This is bou...
by Richard290
Thu May 16, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Station Link Observations
Replies: 326
Views: 104177

Re: Station Link Observations

Spotted Transdev's 6813 laying up near Epping Station today while on the 550 this morning, still sporting the Camellia depot credentials on the right hand side of the bus which was also unwrapped to the standard sky-blue TfNSW livery.
by Richard290
Sat May 11, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from SMNW opening
Replies: 290
Views: 66177

Re: New bus network arising from SMNW opening

Given that the north end of peak-hour routes 650, 650X and 653 are at the top of Highs Road, West Pennant Hills (near the intersection of Castle Hill Road), I'm intrigued as to why this network review has not taken this opportunity to extend route 650, 650X and 653 east onto Castle Hill Road and ter...
by Richard290
Mon May 06, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from SMNW opening
Replies: 290
Views: 66177

Re: New bus network arising from SMNW opening

Looks like the new extension of route 626 will be a seriously lengthy and convoluted route, judging from this new map: https://i.imgur.com/PMu1v23.jpg I wonder how punctual the route will be, given the convoluted routings through Castle Hill and Cherrybrook. I also question whether a service through...
by Richard290
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from SMNW opening
Replies: 290
Views: 66177

Re: New bus network arising from SMNW opening

But with these routes being stripped of the metrobus branding, I wonder if there'll be an entire swath of exact timings printed, or will it remain as "approximately every 15 minutes". Proof at stop 211840 on route 550 in Carlingford. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190430/49c317fed7e091872684c4b...

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