In the pre-2004 timetable, there were trains running express Revesby to Wolli Creek and they are faster than those via Sydenhem services now.
Which part of 'everything was faster before 2004-2005' do you not understand?
If they are re-introduced, they will be just 2 minutes slower because Airport Line has a higher average speed!!!
Objection! Nobody cares if it has a higher average speed because it still takes longer.
The four tracks between Sydenham and Redfern are sufficient to manage 40tph, more than Illawarra, Bankstown and South Coast services combined.
The problem with that logic is that the spread of services across track pairs is uneven. i.e. the Illawarra pair has more services.
Conflicting movement will be greatly reduced by sending all Campbelltown services via Airport.
Hmm - are stylised track diagrams available for scrutiny (I'm looking at the Central-Wolli Creek segment)? In any case, as was mentioned earlier, trains coming into the City via Airport cannot run onto the City Outer, i.e. they can only run via Museum and cannot run via Town Hall.
Anyway, this is an NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing thread, not a via Airport vs via Sydenham thread.
Yes, expenditure on infrastructure could increase the throughput of suburban trains on certain lines in Sydney. I don't see a motive for the RTBU to fight a measure that will bring more trains, more jobs for drivers and more jobs for guards.
Exactly. This will be attractive if OPO is introduced, as an increase in services could allow guard-to-driver crew redeployment.
In case of an overhaul on signalling, government will to spend will be the biggest block. Passenger resistence to CBD lines being closed for re-signalling may also make the government reluctant . The will of passengers to alight and to board promptly, especially at Town Hall & Wynyard, may also constrain train throughput.
A way to sell it will have to be found, of course.