New Cityrail Timetable 21 October

 
  kypros1992 Locomotive Fireman

Location: Sydney

Hinted in the tele that:
- 36 new services per week
- Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra Line: 20 new services per week.
- Western Line 10 new peak hour services each week
- six weekend services will be added to the South Coast Line.

As well as the new Bathurst service

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sydney-news/cityrail-passengers-to-swelter-through-summer-on-non-airconditioned-trains/story-fnb5f12x-1226492494671

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  Blackadder Chief Commissioner

Location: Not the ECRL
Hinted in the tele that:
- 36 new services per week
- Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra Line: 20 new services per week.
- Western Line 10 new peak hour services each week
- six weekend services will be added to the South Coast Line.

As well as the new Bathurst service

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sydney-news/cityrail-passengers-to-swelter-through-summer-on-non-airconditioned-trains/story-fnb5f12x-1226492494671
"kypros1992"


A Bit of smoke and mirrors with numbers from the Lib spin dept. eg losing a service from North Sydney to Springwood, with that service starting at Sydney Terminal is counted as a "new" service
  Last Train to Clarksville Station Staff

Commuters on the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra Line are the big winners with 20 new services per week.


Believe it when I see it. where are they pulling more old trains to service the line from?

From the link on news the Illawarra will pickup 20 new services the Western will pickup 10 PEAK services.... Thinking you might be in luck if you're a pensioner needing to go shopping in the middle of the day but bad news if you're hoping to get home from work any sooner at the end of that day!
  jaseee Chief Train Controller


Hinted in the tele that:
- 36 new services per week
- Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra Line: 20 new services per week.
- Western Line 10 new peak hour services each week
- six weekend services will be added to the South Coast Line.

As well as the new Bathurst service

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sydney-news/cityrail-passengers-to-swelter-through-summer-on-non-airconditioned-trains/story-fnb5f12x-1226492494671

"kypros1992"
A Bit of smoke and mirrors with numbers from the Lib spin dept. eg losing a service from North Sydney to Springwood, with that service starting at Sydney Terminal is counted as a "new" service
"Blackadder"


It is a new service. The service from North Sydney still exists, but it now runs to Penrith (as a normal express service). The Springwood service will follow this (so 4:35pm from Central for Penrith, 4:38pm for the Springwood service).

Also, I hate the way they report the number of new services. It is 2 extra services on the Western line per day, over 5 weekdays, which is 10 services per week. The statement is correct, but it makes it sound like there is more than what there really is.
  simonl Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
^ Ah right.  I guess that's something.

Looking at the timetable the faster train has to overtake the slower one where there is no quadding to do so.  The faster train arrives at Penrith at 17:32 after running non stop from Parramatta and the slower train arrives at Penrith after at 17:34 after stopping all stations from Blacktown.  This is not possible unless they are using the up (inbound) track for overtaking moves.
  Last Train to Clarksville Station Staff
  jaseee Chief Train Controller

^ As with a lot of the other Penrith/Emu Plains express trains in the afternoon PM peak, after leaving Blacktown, they will XM to the Main line (outer tracks) to allow the Blue Mtns service to run down the Suburban line (inner tracks). The train will pass before the Penrith train gets to St Marys where the quad ends.

Would be nice if they had a S > M cross over between Seven Hills and Blacktown. They have a M > S one, but this is not very useful in the peak. It would allow greater utilisation of platform 7 at Blacktown.
  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney

^ As with a lot of the other Penrith/Emu Plains express trains in the afternoon PM peak, after leaving Blacktown, they will XM to the Main line (outer tracks) to allow the Blue Mtns service to run down the Suburban line (inner tracks). The train will pass before the Penrith train gets to St Marys where the quad ends.

Would be nice if they had a S > M cross over between Seven Hills and Blacktown. They have a M > S one, but this is not very useful in the peak. It would allow greater utilisation of platform 7 at Blacktown.
"jaseee"


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