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by gld59
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Distribution of high-capcity buses in NSW
Replies: 61
Views: 12776

Re: Distribution of high-capcity buses in NSW

Do they have a long-term existence in NSW or are new orders fading out? They're less flexible (so to speak). STA's L113TRBs are at Willoughby and Port Botany, because the Epping Rd and Anzac Pde/Bunnerong Rd corridors have fewer nasty corners. I assume the Transit Systems TRBs at Kingsgrove are onl...
by gld59
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 860517

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

jpp42 wrote:It would be okay if one platform was for light rail arrivals and bus departures and the other for light rail departures and bus arrivals
Which is what will happen here.

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by gld59
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: W19 pre 890 amalgamation restrictions
Replies: 16
Views: 3582

Re: W19 pre 890 amalgamation restrictions

why did the W19 have those restrictions Each operator's revenue came directly from fares. If another operator encroached on your territory, they were stealing money from you. With current metro contracts, fares all go to TfNSW, who pay pay operators for running services. It no longer matters (in a ...
by gld59
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - July to December 2018
Replies: 514
Views: 134896

Re: STA Observations - July to December 2018

Port Botany seems to be following the usual pattern here - let the numbers build up way over requirements, then once the new buses have well and truly proved themselves, withdraw large numbers of old buses very quickly. Makes a lot of sense if you have the space.

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by gld59
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations - July to December 2018
Replies: 486
Views: 119377

Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Doesn't look like it, from the backs of seats (and pole attachments) immediately in front of the camera position.

edit: also, they show in the fleet lists as K310 chassis
by gld59
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Draft Plan for double decker buses as seen on Channel 7 news
Replies: 12
Views: 4380

Re: Draft Plan for double decker buses as seen on Channel 7

Not really. Opposition was mainly from east of the motorway.

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by gld59
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Newcastle Transport
Replies: 609
Views: 165367

Re: Newcastle Transport

There are maintenance and longevity advantages to a rigid pavement instead of a flexible one. (Look at all the old concrete slab roads getting major rehab and diamond grinding - some of them would be 8 *decades* or so old. As an extreme comparison, you have the Moore Park stretch of Anzac Pde - ever...
by gld59
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Beaches Link/WHT: Warringah Fwy Upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 4715

Re: Beaches Link/WHT: Warringah Fwy Upgrade

London's got that (albeit a bit longer), so why shouldn't we? :P

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by gld59
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations - July to December 2018
Replies: 486
Views: 119377

Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Leichhardt's the main depot - maybe they want to ensure the maintenance staff there remain familiar with them?

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by gld59
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:29 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

The Orana-bodied Scanias are the oldest three models in the both the STA and TSW (TS R6) fleets, but STA has been pretty keen to also get rid of the O405NH (the oldest gas-powered Merc). At the end of June, immediately before R6 was transferred, the approximate percentages of these four models withd...
by gld59
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Cash payments no longer allowed on flights.
Replies: 7
Views: 5668

Re: Cash payments no longer allowed on flights.

boronia wrote:retailers often add "transaction costs" to the final price
I obviously don't get out much. :oops:

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by gld59
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Ferry Discussions 2018.
Replies: 93
Views: 44942

Re: NSW Ferry Discussions 2018.

Andrew Constance McConstanceFace is probably hoping everyone will forget by the time the election hoves into view. :P

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by gld59
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Cash payments no longer allowed on flights.
Replies: 7
Views: 5668

Re: Cash payments no longer allowed on flights.

I refuse to use EFTPOS due to the transaction costs incurred. Transaction costs? To you? :o Gee, time to shop around for another bank/CU. So I think I will just refuse to travel with these airlines... Which are charging you how much for the actual ticket? (Plus their transaction fees in at least so...
by gld59
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Intercity Fleet Purchases/Observation
Replies: 806
Views: 212806

Re: [Australian] Mike Baird buying new trains off the rack

but also that the south coast is getting them last Of course - I would have thought the sensible rollout pattern was to do CCN (the longest route) first, displacing H sets *which can be used to build up SCO services*, then BMT second to retire V sets, then SCO third to push the H sets into Sydney. ...
by gld59
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Route number changes regional NSW
Replies: 15
Views: 5852

Re: Route number changes regional NSW

I can see the need to have unique numbers on a centralised state system, for parents moving into an area if nothing else, but shorter numbers for the benefit of the day-to-day users (ie young kids) would be useful. Perhaps something like (geographic) phone numbers would work, with an equivalent to t...
by gld59
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Plastic bag ban and public transport
Replies: 56
Views: 11500

Re: Plastic bag ban and public transport

Still working out what to do with the confidential paperwork that you traditionally tear up and put with the sloppy food waste to discourage those will ill-intent from snooping on you. Might have to buy a shredder. Food courts generate kind-of-sloppy food waste, and accumulate much of it in their b...
by gld59
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Plastic bag ban and public transport
Replies: 56
Views: 11500

Re: Plastic bag ban and public transport

Does any body know if those 15 cent bags are recyclable??? :?: :?: :?: They'd be made of recyclable *material*, but because they're soft plastic they're not recyclable in kerbside collection. (All plastic bags in kerbside collection are by definition rubbish, and anything *in* them therefore *becom...
by gld59
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Plastic bag ban and public transport
Replies: 56
Views: 11500

Re: Plastic bag ban and public transport

The main use I'll have problems with is the bag in the bathroom, which ends up with the vacuum cleaner contents. (Oh, and for keeping random stuff dry(ish) in wet weather.) For the kitchen, I'll simply switch to bread bags. The woven PP bags fold down neatly into a backpack, so I do beyond-walking-d...
by gld59
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - January to June 2018
Replies: 849
Views: 150920

Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Also consider a fully low floor vehicle is likely to result in greater glass area which is greater weight and cost, a taller saloon for the full length of the vehicle means a greater ac load and fuel cost? Only if they leave the seats up at the same height, and if existing floor and seats are both ...
by gld59
Wed May 30, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations - January 2018 to June 2018
Replies: 205
Views: 56374

Re: Private Observations - January 2018 to June 2018

Artillery road? Somebody carrying on the (supposed) work of Haussmann? :lol:

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by gld59
Wed May 09, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Privatisation / Franchising
Replies: 1398
Views: 324252

Re: STA Privatisation / Franchising

Additionally, the use of the "combo" artics with a high level floor from mid way through the front section to the back does result in a higher seating capacity and less complex mechanicals (turntable, rear axle transmission and engine layout etc) than the full low floor artics which I think are use...
by gld59
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Use of Back Door on Buses
Replies: 1642
Views: 348328

Re: Use of Back Door on Buses

and I know in detail of two cases also where the emergency door rebound function did not work. At all. In one of those cases it was as a direct result of an unauthorised, unsupervised, centre door boarding. No, the entrapment might have been the result of "unauthorised, unsupervised, centre door bo...
by gld59
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations - January 2018 to June 2018
Replies: 205
Views: 56374

Re: Private Observations - January 2018 to June 2018

Those 30 O305G artics had the drive axle in the trailer.
Canberra's first artics had a central drive axle.

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by gld59
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9108
Views: 1546526

Re: Introducing OPAL Card

matthewg wrote:Possibly only to update their server configuration to not use older and now insecure variants of TLS/SSL encryption.
Even in Windows 10, IE is configured to use TLS 1.0 and 1.1 as well as 1.2. Thanks for reminding me to go into Internet Options and kill 1.0 and 1.1, just in case. :)

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by gld59
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Wollongong Rt. 55 Commenced Service & Split into 55A/C
Replies: 450
Views: 133741

Re: Wollongong Rt. 55 Commenced Service & Split into 55A/C

tonyp wrote:would be simply churlish and unprofessional.
And therefore totally in character for TfNSW.

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