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by gld59
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: daylight saving time
Replies: 6
Views: 9108

Re: daylight saving time

I'm so happy to see the health effects of the twice a year time change being recognised, and a bloc as influential as the EU mandate an end to it. Daylight saving was useful in the first half of the 20th century, but the reasons for it have pretty much gone away. Hopefully the EU decision will trigg...
by gld59
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New TransportNSW.info Website
Replies: 242
Views: 110451

Re: New TransportNSW.info Website

Glen wrote:Or have I just not noticed before?
I was wondering that about myself (also on Sunday) - I think we both now have the answer. :lol:
by gld59
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: Canberra light rail: Development applications approved in 'b
Replies: 66
Views: 51638

Re: Canberra light rail: Development applications approved i

they can't even use the concrete runway for bustitution thanks to the centre-island platforms. Could be done with enough willpower. After all, Sydney's M2 busway has/had the same. The main *technical* issues would be the termini, and the location of many stops adjacent to (light-controlled) interse...
by gld59
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 151620

Re: STA Observations 2019

boronia wrote:I noticed yesterday that Optimuses 2910 (Scania) and 2938 (Volvo) have different off side window arrangements. Is this common across the fleets?
Aren't the windows slightly different between Evo II-bodied B12 and O500? (O500 has a steeper angle at the transition, I think.)
by gld59
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 151620

Re: STA Observations 2019

They *must* start retiring TRBs in the next couple of months (they're about to start hitting the 26 year limit), so at this late stage I assume the K310s will be going to P and M depots to replace those.
by gld59
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: YUTONG ELECTRIC BUS STARS AT NSW GOVT E-BUS LAUNCH
Replies: 75
Views: 20896

Re: YUTONG ELECTRIC BUS STARS AT NSW GOVT E-BUS LAUNCH

Avoid hostility from pax who think they're being creepy?
by gld59
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 165488

Re: Private Observations 2019

Stu wrote:5050.
They'd better not get more than one demo at a time. The "University of Woolloomooloo" solution (of everyone being called Bruce - Monty Python reference) might not work for fleet numbers. :P
by gld59
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 860518

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

In theory yes, but it is plagued by issues with moving the telegraph poles and overhead wires. I wonder how much "gold-plating" has added to the cost and time. Depending on location / spacing of new poles, could some money have been saved by retaining aerial power supply to properties (like the wid...
by gld59
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 771720

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

I wonder if that's the final version? Serif fonts in that situation are unusual these days.
by gld59
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Newcastle light rail, renewal & integrated transport
Replies: 1138
Views: 288781

Re: Newcastle light rail, renewal & integrated transport

Newcastle Flyer wrote:But STMPainter2018, it still got hot on what are meant to be air-conditioned trams.
How much of that is designed in, I wonder? It's hard to avoid when the thing just sits there at each stop while the cold air falls out the doors.
by gld59
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: YUTONG ELECTRIC BUS STARS AT NSW GOVT E-BUS LAUNCH
Replies: 75
Views: 20896

Re: YUTONG ELECTRIC BUS STARS AT NSW GOVT E-BUS LAUNCH

Demo units often have "car" rego. (Have a look at disposal lists for State Transit or Transit Systems for examples.)
by gld59
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: YUTONG ELECTRIC BUS STARS AT NSW GOVT E-BUS LAUNCH
Replies: 75
Views: 20896

Re: YUTONG ELECTRIC BUS STARS AT NSW GOVT E-BUS LAUNCH

tonyp wrote:largest government-owned electric and hybrid bus "fleet" in Australia
Vehicles
by gld59
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9108
Views: 1546526

Re: Introducing OPAL Card

moa999 wrote:Still has a few differences such as no transfers or 8 then 50%, and the biggest - no off-peak rail fares, but I suspect that will change when they add buses mid-2019

Try it out (on a Sunday)
So it has all the hard dollar caps (daily, weekly and Sunday), but none of the discounts along the way.
by gld59
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Musk's 'bargain' Blue Mountains tunnel
Replies: 13
Views: 3286

Re: Musk's 'bargain' Blue Mountains tunnel

tonyp wrote:rail tunnel
This is an Elon Musk tunnel, not a rail tunnel.
by gld59
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 165488

Re: Private Observations 2019

Stu wrote:20 x Scania diesel units are meant to be transferred from L to K towards the end of this month - possible timetable changes.
So 9 end-of-life TRBs flushed out, and 11 extras? There must be a whole pile of new deliveries about to land at Leichhardt to allow for that!
by gld59
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9108
Views: 1546526

Re: Introducing OPAL Card

I noticed the Opal poles at Capital Square were showing Closed - due to the extended track work on the light rail in this section. At Convention where you can change from bus to the trams , you tap on as normal. Is this kind of thing being done for train track work also, or are people still suppose...
by gld59
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 165488

Re: Private Observations 2019

swtt wrote:How did this one get sold off before any of the 14.5s?
Meh. TRBs, CRBs, CRLs - they're all L113s.
by gld59
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations - July to December 2018
Replies: 486
Views: 119377

Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Stu wrote:3453 returned to active duty on December 7th.
Presumably any parts it had donated since the beginning of August were replaced by scavenging from 3426?
by gld59
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations - July to December 2018
Replies: 486
Views: 119377

Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

So they can sling 50s at the driver? (Because most people don't have the sense to withdraw an amount not divisible by 50.)
by gld59
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Annual Reports 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 5097

Re: Annual Reports 2018

If they default to "off", the people who need it won't enable it, so it's better to default "on" and make those of us who hate it go and turn it off. In the meantime it probably provides more amusement than confusion. :twisted:
by gld59
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Newcastle Transport
Replies: 609
Views: 165367

Re: Newcastle Transport

That was Daniel, not me
by gld59
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Newcastle Transport
Replies: 609
Views: 165367

Re: Newcastle Transport

Cross-operator? So is that done in a central location (or is it just centralised inventory)?
by gld59
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Newcastle Transport
Replies: 609
Views: 165367

Re: Newcastle Transport

ScaniaGrenda wrote:According to the Real Time trip applications (I.E Anytrip etc) there was a "Scania L113CRB Ansair Orana" operating the 110 Loop service this morning
Even if that's right, it certainly wouldn't be an ex-STA CRB - KD have no fuelling facilities for it! :lol:
by gld59
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: How Long Before a Bus Design Hits the Streets?
Replies: 1
Views: 4607

Re: How Long Before a Bus Design Hits the Streets?

There are not many examples which are *directly* comparable, because most cars have a unibody, while most buses have separate chassis and body frame (often designed and built by different companies).

edit: add "body"
by gld59
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - July to December 2018
Replies: 514
Views: 134896

Re: STA Observations - July to December 2018

If the 400 has mostly been given to Waverley, what choice do they have? Their fleet comprises gassies (if I understand correctly, used less at night because they need more frequent refuelling than diesels), artics (mostly intended for 333, and prohibited from 400 in any case unless route adjusted at...

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