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Re: Central Station Coach Terminal to relocate

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 4:17 pm
by boronia
Who is the current "manager"? Years ago Hawkesford had it, then I think CDC took it over.

Re: Central Station Coach Terminal to relocate

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 7:49 am
by Daniel
Linto63 wrote:For the past couple of weeks, NSW TrainLink seems to have a fleet of 4 coaches crewed and ready to go in the Western Forecourt carpark throughout the day. Was Port Stephens Coaches for a while, then Australia Wide Coaches and last week All Starr and Crowthers. Has been in periods when no long distance replacements were scheduled, maybe a contingency should one of the increasingly unreliable XPTs go pop?
Correct. Currently there are no spare power cars and those out there are being worked harder to cover the shortfall - so they assume another will go pop and are “planning ahead”.

Re: Central Station Coach Terminal to relocate

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 7:51 am
by Cowra
boronia wrote:Who is the current "manager"? Years ago Hawkesford had it, then I think CDC took it over.
Transport for NSW looked after the Pitt St bays, Sydney Trains took bookings for the Western Forecourt bays. Also STA have opened 6 bays in Lee St Layover for coach parking, bookings through STA as far as I understand.

Re: Central Station Coach Terminal to relocate

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 8:28 am
by gilberations
Daniel wrote:
Linto63 wrote:For the past couple of weeks, NSW TrainLink seems to have a fleet of 4 coaches crewed and ready to go in the Western Forecourt carpark throughout the day. Was Port Stephens Coaches for a while, then Australia Wide Coaches and last week All Starr and Crowthers. Has been in periods when no long distance replacements were scheduled, maybe a contingency should one of the increasingly unreliable XPTs go pop?
Correct. Currently there are no spare power cars and those out there are being worked harder to cover the shortfall - so they assume another will go pop and are “planning ahead”.
That’s something I liked when working for NSW Trainlink. Their managers truly are customer focused. That’s why you see more and more that if they can physically get the train from A to Z they’ll do it, even if it means traveling via B C D E and so on, hence why there’s more frequent use of West trains via Bankstown and so on


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Re: Central Station Coach Terminal to relocate

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 10:34 am
by Linto63
gilberations wrote:That’s why you see more and more that if they can physically get the train from A to Z they’ll do it, even if it means traveling via B C D E and so on, hence why there’s more frequent use of West trains via Bankstown and so on.
There does appear to have been an effort in the past year or so to try and keep the trains running rather than blanket bustitutions, by using diversionary routes or less frequent services.

Re: Central Station Coach Terminal to relocate

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 4:50 pm
by jpp42
Daniel wrote:. Currently there are no spare power cars and those out there are being worked harder to cover the shortfall - so they assume another will go pop and are “planning ahead”.
Is this a permanent situation until NIF launches, or are the out of service cars able to be repaired?

Re: Central Station Coach Terminal to relocate

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 5:41 pm
by boronia
Presumably these buses are for regional services, not inter-city?

But often there are buses on standby at Penrith when there is the slightest hint of problems on BMT.

Re: Central Station Coach Terminal to relocate

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:12 pm
by Daniel
jpp42 wrote:
Daniel wrote:. Currently there are no spare power cars and those out there are being worked harder to cover the shortfall - so they assume another will go pop and are “planning ahead”.
Is this a permanent situation until NIF launches, or are the out of service cars able to be repaired?
Temporary until parts are available and repairs can be undertaken.

Re: Central Station Coach Terminal to relocate

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 11:28 am
by boronia
Occaisonal use of XPLs on Dubbo services may be a result of XP shortages.

Re: Central Station Coach Terminal to relocate

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 1:28 pm
by boronia
jpp42 wrote:
Daniel wrote:. Currently there are no spare power cars and those out there are being worked harder to cover the shortfall - so they assume another will go pop and are “planning ahead”.
Is this a permanent situation until NIF launches, or are the out of service cars able to be repaired?
The NIF won't help, I think the problem is in the regional fleet, so problem will exist until that order is under way.

Re: Central Station Coach Terminal to relocate

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 12:55 am
by burrumbus
Murrays have the contract to manage the Central Station coach terminal.
All operators who want to use the facilty have to reapply to Murrays.

Re: Central Station Coach Terminal to relocate

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 7:07 pm
by boronia
The coach terminal office on G concourse re-opened today as the ARHS Bookshop. It may be temporary as the lady in charge mentioned something another location being renovated.

She also mentioned that the Redfern shop would be moving to new premises in Henderson Rd.

Re: Central Station Coach Terminal to relocate

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:10 am
by boronia
I noticed this morning that the "inbound" bus stop bay on the southern side of Eddy Ave has now been signposted "NO STOPPING - COACHES EXCEPTED"