NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

 
  abesty1 Chief Commissioner

Location: The CityRail Network
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  abesty1 Chief Commissioner
  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Had a good laugh at the reactions. A driverless train crashed in Germany 7 years ago... Ignoring the countless accidents that have happened with traditional systems.

If they do it right, it can only be a good thing.

Edit: "Ah hello! computers break down". So apparently human errors are a myth?
  abesty1 Chief Commissioner
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Had a good laugh at the reactions. A driverless train crashed in Germany 7 years ago... Ignoring the countless accidents that have happened with traditional systems.

If they do it right, it can only be a good thing.

Edit: "Ah hello! computers break down". So apparently human errors are a myth?
meh
Three systems that i am aware of that are driverless, Singapore, Dubai and Vancouver and I have used them all. I have 100% confidence in the driverless systems and if we wind the clock back 20-25 years in NSw there was still alcohol related incidents. Then we have Waterfall a combination of natural causes that killed passengers because a safety system was over riden and a cultural that prevented guards acting as back up. Then we have V-set up the back of IP, numeorus other train into train collisions often with two drivers in last 20-25 years since the Monorail was built including two head on's in Qld, one with EMU's and other with spark locos for which the cause is only known to the dead drivers.

Driverless systems only fail when not grade seperated, but Rio Tinto is about test this boundry with 20,000 t iron ore trains.

Once again the Union forgetting what its actually for and trying to scaremunger the population with bull smeg data. No wonder support is on wane.
  HeadShunt Chief Train Controller

Once again the Union forgetting what its actually for and trying to scaremunger the population with bull smeg data. No wonder support is on wane.
RTT_Rules
Possible future loss of drivers and other staff if ATO spreads means loss of union membership, which means loss of salary for head office "bureaucrats" like him. Having said that, at least he is trying to represent the interests of his members, which is what he is paid to do. Every other "special interest group" uses whatever means it has to do the same, and they often resort to misleading language in the process... Unions are weaker than they have been for a long time in terms of political power and/or membership. It's unrealistic to expect them not to oppose initiatives that further threaten their position. With a conservative government in power it's likely their protests will be ignored, but the same thing may have happened with the ALP.
  2301 Train Controller

Location: Banned
What about the lost opportunities by not integrating this line with the rest of the network.  By making this line stand alone it can't be joined up with the Richmond line and at Chatswood, not to mention the lost opportunity for extra stabling capacity and pathing.

Also, I don't think the politicians realise how hard it is to load and unload a 1000 odd passengers and herd them onto other trains which will be overcrowded.  The whole thing is just a political debacle aimed at shafting a few people in the union if you ask me.