Any train that uses the network must be taken into account for pathing purposes. I can't find the Cockatoo Run on the Tripview app though.
So we have just spent millions of dollars building Platform 7 at Homebush, with no trains stopping there. The terminators will use the existing Platform 6.Your supposed "example" about designing the harbour bridge actually ERODES your argument, not supporting it. Do you mean to tell me that when the bridge was built, there was enough road traffic to justify every lane?
And we have spent $140 million extending the four tracks from Kingsgrove to Revesby and only a few services a day (including the Melbourne XPT and Canberra Xplorers) will be using the new Mains?
I'm glad the designers of these white elephants didn't design the Harbour Bridge.
Maybe Gladys needs to clean out these planners and save further waste.
There will be quite a few trains in peak hour using the quad. In off peak, the Southern Highlands direct and about 1 suburban train an hour will be express from Holsworthy to Wolli Creek, which I'm almost certain will use the new mains.The draft timetable obtained by fairfax only appears to have about 2 morning peak services going express between Hols and WC. I would certainly love 1 express train per hour, but frankly, there's no demand for it during offpeak hours.
As for Homebush and the "redundant" platform, just because it is not used daily doesn't mean it is not a redundancy. There are many reasons for the platform to remain during times of network degradation, such as points failures, signal failures, defective trains, trackwork, etc. Just because it's not obvious to a layman doesn't mean that the paid experts in Timetables, Train Planning and Infrastructure do not have uses for it.So platform 7 has been built waiting for trains to use it. This will usually happen when a new timetable is produced.
The draft timetable obtained by fairfax only appears to have about 2 morning peak services going express between Hols and WC. I would certainly love 1 express train per hour, but frankly, there's no demand for it during offpeak hours.
So platform 7 has been built waiting for trains to use it. This will usually happen when a new timetable is produced.
And in the new timetable the trains on the Down Local will stop at Strathfield, pass through the new platform built using your taxpayers millions without stopping, but then stop at Flemington. How can they justify this waste of money?
Terminating train on the Down Local use platform 6 that already existed.
Don't worry the fun and games will start when they start pulling most of the Ashfield crossovers out in June. There will be no way around breakdowns etc then. Just sit in your train and wait
for things to get moving again.
Oh noes. Not the Ashfield Xovers! Has a 'rational' reason been given for their booking out and now removal? Did the speed restrictions have something to do with it?They're built on a slight curve on poor ground, so they seem to cop it a bit from lateral movement of trains. I believe the ground under them is unstable, so it's very expensive to keep them operational. Better to save the money and straightrail it. Heck, put in higher-speed crossovers somewhere else instead.
With that 17:15 Central - Newcastle (what is meant to be the Flyer), not stopping at Hornsby won't work, especially with all the passengers getting on. I can see Hornsby being re-instated on that run.
I don't know if anyone else has noticed this but there are 2 interesting services in the AM peak on the Main North with run numbers 99AA and 99BA (interesting number choices). These run :Look more closely. It doesn't actually serve Hornsby even though it passes it. It should serve Hornsby if you ask me, not that anyone did!
Hornsby - Epping - Eastwood - West Ryde - Meadowbank - Rhodes - Strathfield - Redfern(e) - Sydney Terminal
leaving at 7:28 and 7:43.
They are each 4 car T sets ex-Hornsby Sheds that re-combine at Central: ie 2 half trains. There does not appear to equivalent Down services in the PM peak. So when you look at the those "winners and loosers" charts showing 6tph on the lower Main North - or reports they haven't run northern line trains into ST, think again!
Platform 3.I new I should have checked. As it turns out I couldn't nut out/find the code meanings anyway.
It says the government maintains the leaked version is not the final document and was invited to make comments towards the upcoming timetable due in October.According to the draft, it is a final draft. Wonder how the first version differs?
Look more closely. It doesn't actually serve Hornsby even though it passes it. It should serve Hornsby if you ask me, not that anyone did!If you did look more closely, you should see that it passes Hornsby ahead of the ex-Gosford service but make a lengthy stop at Thornleigh for the ex-Gosford service to pass by.