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by mubd
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW On Demand Buses
Replies: 480
Views: 152046

Re: Introducing OPAL Card

It's a bit disappointing how little marketing is going on for these buses. It just seems like a program destined to fail, even though it's clearly a good idea.
by mubd
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: State Transit vids
Replies: 1
Views: 4324

State Transit vids

State Transit has uploaded some interesting vids to Vimeo. There's the history of State Transit plus what appears to be a couple of vids designed for internal use (like fire extinguisher and evacuation procedure):

https://vimeo.com/statetransit
by mubd
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Catching a Sydney Double Decker on the weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 5086

Re: Catching a Sydney Double Decker on the weekend

VivalaBuses wrote:May be worthwhile giving Hillsbus a call and asking which services are scheduled for the DD on that weekend - (02) 9890 0000 is the number.
I'd expect the operator to say "huh? no we don't give out that information bye bye".
by mubd
Thu May 18, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Privatisation / Franchising
Replies: 1398
Views: 325068

Re: STA Privatisation / Franchising

Though I was wondering STA should of been smart for example today like run the m10 only as far Railway Sq then provide more buses along Parra Rd. instead of running all the way to Maroubra there are enough Anzac Pde services. You really think workers at other State Transit depots would assist in st...
by mubd
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ticket to Sydney - film
Replies: 0
Views: 764

Ticket to Sydney - film



Some GREAT footage of Sydney in 1972. Includes some great shots of old buses too. It's been posted here before, but the new high definition scan the National Film and Sound Archive has just uploaded looks absolutely stunning.
by mubd
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Newcastle light rail, renewal & integrated transport
Replies: 1138
Views: 289240

Re: Newcastle light rail, renewal & integrated transport

I was in Newcastle a few weeks after the train service was removed. The shuttle bus ran a bit late, so the train left as we pulled into the station. So myself and a bunch of other people on that bus had to wait another hour for the bloody train. You'd think they'd have had the presence of mind to im...
by mubd
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Trackless Tram for Parramatta Rd
Replies: 20
Views: 5016

Re: Trackless Tram for Parramatta Rd

In my opinion, the idea is perfectly sound. It would combine the benefits of a very long articulated vehicle with the flexibility of a bus. The only problem is that the tech isn't quite there yet. It will be, probably in 10 years or so. But then when the tech is developed, there will be no need for ...
by mubd
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: The Motoring Thread- for the motoring enthusiasts here
Replies: 599
Views: 162848

Re: The Motoring Thread- for the motoring enthusiasts here

The current ads which they're running for the Holden Trax where a bunch of hipster dickheads go around playing with their mobile phones while driving makes me want to http://www.skyscrapercity.com/images/smilies/puke.gif It's got a http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/683/526/4b2.gif vib...
by mubd
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Northern Beaches BRT: B-Line to transform Northern Beaches
Replies: 941
Views: 237332

Re: Northern Beaches BRT: B-Line to transform Northern Beach

I'll bet $5 that they eventually say "we're widening the tunnel" and end up removing the bus lanes to provide three general traffic lanes in each direction, eventually.
by mubd
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: The telecommunications discussion thread
Replies: 63
Views: 38388

Re: The telecommunications discussion thread

If it's NBN FTTP, it's almost certainly the fault of TPG. No Liberal Party meddling could have given you speeds that low on FTTP (if you had FTTN then you might have something to complain about). Generally speaking, you get what you pay for on the NBN. E.g. If you pay Telstra $100 a month for 100GB,...
by mubd
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Buses operating through flooded roads
Replies: 6
Views: 1973

Buses operating through flooded roads

While I was in traffic during the storms yesterday, I noticed a heck of a lot of buses that were ploughing through some fairly deep water. I noticed an artic was totally stopped in the middle lane of a road with its hazard lights on after the water level had risen considerably across the entire widt...
by mubd
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: The Motoring Thread- for the motoring enthusiasts here
Replies: 599
Views: 162848

Re: The Motoring Thread- for the motoring enthusiasts here

In Sydney the main (unofficial) car enthusiast meet is at Krispy Kreme outlet at Liverpool on a Saturday night. I went to that BP on Eastlink (not on Saturday though) and thought it was massive, but evidently not large enough for the crowd though. Reading the posts on Facebook, it was mainly shut do...
by mubd
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Mike Baird retires
Replies: 84
Views: 11039

Re: Mike Baird retires

Frosty wrote:Westconnex would of happened under Labor of something like it.
Foley actually said last election that Labor's policy was to extend the M4 directly into the city. :roll:
by mubd
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Independent Petrol Stations
Replies: 14
Views: 9534

Re: Independent Petrol Stations

There's one in Marsden Park in Sydney, just off Richmond Road.
by mubd
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Mike Baird retires
Replies: 84
Views: 11039

Re: Mike Baird retires

I wonder if Gladys will keep riding the bus to Macquarie Street if she gets the job. Very few people actually know who she is, and she's kept a fairly low media profile recently. She didn't even have Twitter or Facebook until a year or so ago. I've been pretty disgusted with the amount of abuse and ...
by mubd
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Bus driver's face smashed in attack by passenger
Replies: 57
Views: 7265

Re: Bus driver's face smashed in attack by passenger

The Facebook page of his family's winery has a post from late August 2013 showing him back on his family's winery in California. Not sure how long these appeals drag on for, but assuming it wasn't successful and he served the 6 month minimum it would mean that a decision was handed down within two m...
by mubd
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Shell, Caltex, Mobil, BP
Replies: 69
Views: 26631

Re: Shell, Caltex, Mobil, BP

I use BP Ultimate 98 in my 2003 Toyota Camry Altise - I get anywhere from 520km up to 560km a week out of 3/4 of a tank... have tried Shell V-Power and Caltex Vortex 98 but they did not seem to last as long! I believe what you use is up to you - it's a hard thing to justify each of the fuels and ho...
by mubd
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: The Motoring Thread- for the motoring enthusiasts here
Replies: 599
Views: 162848

Re: The Motoring Thread- for the motoring enthusiasts here

Yes an Opel design, but at least it was built by Aussies and had Aussie drivetrains and designed for Aussie roads. This "built for Australian conditions" marketing stuff is totally meaningless. It implies that Australia is the only place in the world where potholes, unsealed roads and high temperat...
by mubd
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: The Motoring Thread- for the motoring enthusiasts here
Replies: 599
Views: 162848

Re: The Motoring Thread- for the motoring enthusiasts here

Ew, an opel.

Makes me yearn for the good old days when Australia made Australian cars:

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/sarcasm
by mubd
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA OBSERVATIONS - November 2016
Replies: 139
Views: 23378

Re: STA OBSERVATIONS - November 2016

I think they'd be able to put full sized LCD screens in the ceilings at the end of the carriage decks (it might even end up being cheaper than dot matrix displays these days). What would be great would be a video link between the guard's compartment and the carriage. If people start using the seats ...
by mubd
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 863992

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

happy now, admin?

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by mubd
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 863992

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

I wonder if it will last more than 60 years this time around? After spending over AU$2billion, it would want to be operating a century, at least, unless they replace it with a maglev track. https://i.imgur.com/GKGIDcUh.jpg Sounds like a meeting designed only to make it appear they are listening to ...
by mubd
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 863992

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

I think you could have a line running down Banks Avenue to Westfield Eastgardens, then joining Bunnerong Road at Westfield Drive and running south down to La Perouse.
by mubd
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: New $5 Note
Replies: 8
Views: 6751

Re: New $5 Note

Yeah, there's very little chance of that happening. They didn't withdraw the first polymer notes just because they didn't work with note counting machines.

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