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by mubd
Tue May 10, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - May 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 18176

Re: STA Observations - May 2016

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by mubd
Tue May 10, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Longer and Heavier trucks for Sydney's road
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: Longer and Heavier trucks for Sydney's road

Only new or modified trucks which have an extra row of wheels at the back are permitted to carry the extra loads, I believe.
by mubd
Sun May 08, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 863968

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

Good riddance to the parking on Anzac Parade in Kingsford. It has always XXX me to no end to drive down Anzac Parade in the left lane and get constantly held up by dickheads pulling XXX while looking for parking. Constant double parking, people pulling out without looking, and cars crawling along at...
by mubd
Sun May 08, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Check the rego
Replies: 7
Views: 2661

Re: Check the rego

The UTS researcher is wrong about the reason in the spike in fines - it's not caused by the abolition of windscreen stickers, it's caused by the large rollout of police number plate recognition systems. At almost every RBT now you see highway patrol cars sitting at the end with their cameras running...
by mubd
Sat May 07, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 863968

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

No subways - all at grade crossings. Bunnerong Road services will not use the cross platform transfers - pedestrians will have to walk to the Anzac Parade-Rainbow Street intersection to cross the road. I suggested that buses be diverted up Botany Street so they could use the cross platform transfers...
by mubd
Fri May 06, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Timelapse footage of Sydney 1975
Replies: 0
Views: 1016

Timelapse footage of Sydney 1975

Lots of buses to see, plus a drive down South Dowling Street + Southern Cross Drive towards the Airport.

by mubd
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Newcastle light rail, renewal & integrated transport
Replies: 1138
Views: 289237

Re: Newcastle light rail, renewal & integrated transport

The Newcastle bus system is already Sydney's living bus museum, so probably not a bad idea.
by mubd
Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Half price Holden ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1359

Re: Half price Holden ?

You've basically described the concept of Kickstarter. The entrepreneur requests an amount of funding, which people pledge towards the project (Kickstarter holds the funds until the funding goal is reached), with no ironclad guarantee that the seller actually deliver. You would need a lot more than ...
by mubd
Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Electric Buses instead of Light Rail in Sydney?
Replies: 85
Views: 11578

Re: Electric Buses instead of Light Rail in Sydney?

Here's a video of a proposed electric bus system in Sydney, in 1980. Fast forward into 15 minutes in.

by mubd
Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - March 2016
Replies: 108
Views: 19091

Re: STA Observations - March 2016

the amount of pax from western sydney university heading into parramatta doesn't help at all had to deal with it coming back from ryde full standing load There is a shuttle from UWS Parra to Parramatta Station, but it's almost always overwhelmed with students and doesn't come as often as it should....
by mubd
Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Water Fountains/Refill Stations on Trains
Replies: 29
Views: 4395

Re: Water Fountains/Refill Stations on Trains

I'm not suggesting that anything was out of the ordinary, but surely at staffed stations they can leave the dunny doors unlocked before witching hour. I find central toilets very scummy, even with the recent renovations. So maybe in scummy areas such as fairfield, they keep them locked Perhaps a sy...
by mubd
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Old Sydney Tram Remnants
Replies: 2189
Views: 441957

Re: Old Sydney Tram Remnants

http://www.voommaps.com/maps/sydney_tram_network_map/

A great map of Sydney's tram network at maximum extent.
by mubd
Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Loftus Tram Museum
Replies: 51
Views: 15804

Re: Loftus Tram Museum

Just a question about the level crossing at Loftus - it seems that a hell of a lot of people continue travelling through even though the lights are flashing. It seems that a heck of a lot of people are willing to drive through level crossings while the lights are flashing, but pretty much all cars w...
by mubd
Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Wynyard Station Upgrade
Replies: 92
Views: 29299

Re: Wynyard Station Upgrade

Those escalators are about 90 years old. They were the first escalators in Australia, installed at the temporary Milsons Point interchange during construction of the Harbour Bridge in 1923, and transferred to Wynyard in 1932.
by mubd
Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - November 2015
Replies: 98
Views: 13510

Re: STA Observations - November 2015

I saw 2751 operating on the 301 southbound around 2pm at Waterloo....The front desto is annoyingly small; I could barely see the number 301. Yup, I noticed this today on multiple buses with LED destos. It appears that the desto file for the flip disc displays have been loaded on these, resulting in...
by mubd
Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Cashless buses - opinion
Replies: 101
Views: 8655

Re: Cashless buses - opinion

It is surprising how cashless some societies are becoming. When I visit NZ I can go the entire time, truly, without spending any cash, you can use your VISA for a $3 muesli bar with no quibbles. When I get off the plane back in Sydney and order a $9.80 burger in trendy Surry Hills it is "Sorry Sir,...
by mubd
Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Newcastle light rail, renewal & integrated transport
Replies: 1138
Views: 289237

Re: Newcastle light rail, renewal & integrated transport

This could be the beginning of the end of State Transit in Sydney, too.
by mubd
Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Cashless buses - opinion
Replies: 101
Views: 8655

Re: Cashless buses - opinion

Number 2 probably will be implemented within the next year or so. I think Cubic released a press release or some portfolio thing which said that the Opal system was designed to work with contactless payment cards. I think they're holding off for the introduction of contactless EFTPOS for bank keycar...
by mubd
Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Putting CSELR in George Street Sydney
Replies: 500
Views: 102430

Re: Putting CSELR in George Street Sydney

I drove through around 11pm tonight. George Street north of Park was completely deserted, though Market and King Streets were very congested. Several instances of queuing across intersections by bloody taxis causing blockages on York and Clarence Streets. They will need those police officers on the ...
by mubd
Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Old Sydney Tram Remnants
Replies: 2189
Views: 441957

Re: Old Sydney Tram Remnants

The old tram museum shed at Loftus appears to have been torched by vandals tonight, with all vehicles inside lost.
by mubd
Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Putting CSELR in George Street Sydney
Replies: 500
Views: 102430

Re: Putting CSELR in George Street Sydney

Noticed some old buses lined up next to the QVB ahead of the George Street closure (I was driving one of the last cars through southbound at 8pm) - anyone know what that was about?
by mubd
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations- October 2015
Replies: 185
Views: 20800

Re: STA Observations- October 2015

Would I be correct in assuming that the "Not In Service" file on the flip dot destos has been changed from entirely upper case to mixed case? Haven't noticed this before today.
by mubd
Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Bus Museum - Farewell to George Street, 3rd October
Replies: 15
Views: 2986

Re: Sydney Bus Museum - Farewell to George Street, 3rd Octob

Loved it!

The Mk1 O305 wasn't getting much love from the passengers (probably too new to be appreciated!), but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
by mubd
Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9117
Views: 1551334

Re: Introducing OPAL Card

Yes, I was there. The atmosphere was pretty electric, especially with so many people from across all walks of life attending! Here's a photo I took:

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by mubd
Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 863968

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

There is a fairly in-depth plan with schematics by Randwick City Council here:

http://www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/__data/a ... us-map.pdf

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