ECRL closure announced 30/09/18

 
  Ben_Daui Deputy Commissioner

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  mikesyd Chief Commissioner
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
20,000 travellers per day seems quite small?
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
That's probably the count from the 3 intermediate stations only. Don't forget that through services to points beyond operate over that line.
  tazzer96 Deputy Commissioner

I wonder when we will see the new northern line timetable.  Northshore line will be predictable but i am curious if there will be expresses on the north, or extensions of the all stops
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) is an under construction new standard gauge railway link infrastructure project connecting Port Klang on the Straits of Malacca to Pengkalan Kubor in the northeast, connecting the East Coast Economic Region states of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan to one another and to Peninsular ..................................................The dangers of unexplained acronyms.
We don't all live in Sydney - some of us live 'in the bush' some even in Mexico.......
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) is an under construction new standard gauge railway link infrastructure project connecting Port Klang on the Straits of Malacca to Pengkalan Kubor in the northeast, connecting the East Coast Economic Region states of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan to one another and to Peninsular ..................................................The dangers of unexplained acronyms.
We don't all live in Sydney - some of us live 'in the bush' some even in Mexico.......
YM-Mundrabilla
Agree yes, but this is posted in the "Sydney Suburban" section
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
I wonder when we will see the new northern line timetable.  Northshore line will be predictable but i am curious if there will be expresses on the north, or extensions of the all stops
tazzer96
I'm guessing
- NSL will have the old ECRL trains terminate at Lindfield or/and Gordon until the City Metro opens in the future.
- Northern line, gut feeling we will see some suburban trains into Central Terminal!
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) is an under construction new standard gauge railway link infrastructure project connecting Port Klang on the Straits of Malacca to Pengkalan Kubor in the northeast, connecting the East Coast Economic Region states of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan to one another and to Peninsular ..................................................The dangers of unexplained acronyms.
We don't all live in Sydney - some of us live 'in the bush' some even in Mexico.......
Agree yes, but this is posted in the "Sydney Suburban" section
RTT_Rules
Maybe so but we still do/did not know what ECRL meant.

If I posted posted BRPRL in the Melbourne thread who would know what I meant?

We all (myself included) need to stop and think whether we post to inform others or make ourselves look clever with acronyms and jargon eg NSL ????

As I keep saying say we do not all live beside a Sydney suburban railway.
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) is an under construction new standard gauge railway link infrastructure project connecting Port Klang on the Straits of Malacca to Pengkalan Kubor in the northeast, connecting the East Coast Economic Region states of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan to one another and to Peninsular ..................................................The dangers of unexplained acronyms.
We don't all live in Sydney - some of us live 'in the bush' some even in Mexico.......
Agree yes, but this is posted in the "Sydney Suburban" section
Maybe so but we still do/did not know what ECRL meant.

If I posted posted BRPRL in the Melbourne thread who would know what I meant?

We all (myself included) need to stop and think whether we post to inform others or make ourselves look clever with acronyms and jargon eg NSL ????

As I keep saying say we do not all live beside a Sydney suburban railway.
YM-Mundrabilla
Epping Chatswood Railway Line
  Myrtone Chief Commissioner

Location: North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
No doubt there is opposition to converting any part of the Sydney suburban, including this part, to single deck metro. How unfortunate that that someone known for his unpopular metro proposals was put in charge of the Northwest rail link, later changed to a metro.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
No doubt there is opposition to converting any part of the Sydney suburban, including this part, to single deck metro. How unfortunate that that someone known for his unpopular metro proposals was put in charge of the Northwest rail link, later changed to a metro.
Myrtone
That's been done to death in another thread, take it there if you want to add to that debate.
  Transtopic Assistant Commissioner

I wonder when we will see the new northern line timetable.  Northshore line will be predictable but i am curious if there will be expresses on the north, or extensions of the all stops
tazzer96
Upper Northern Line trains from Hornsby to Epping will run limited stop from Epping via Strathfield in the morning peak to Sydney Terminal and vice versa in the evening peak.  No indication yet what the intermediate stops will be between Epping and Strathfield, although more than likely to be same as the current limited stop morning peak service from Epping to Sydney Terminal, being Eastwood, West Ryde, Meadowbank and Rhodes.  All stations services from Epping to Strathfield in the peak will continue to be to and from the North Shore Line via the Harbour Bridge.  

Off-peak services will be all stations from Hornsby to and from the North Shore Line via the Harbour Bridge (4tph), effectively reverting to the previous long-standing pattern, albeit at a greater frequency, before the opening of the Epping to Chatswood Rail Link.  I expect that this will be the permanent pattern after the opening of Metro Northwest.  This won't go down well with the Cheltenham/Beecroft NIMBYs and could cause some problems for the Liberal's seats of Epping and Ryde at the next State Election.



It appears that the government has reversed the previously expected outcome that Western Line express trains would terminate at Central with all Northern Line services continuing over the Harbour Bridge.  They are obviously trying to bolster their support in Western Sydney at the expense of their own supporter base in Northern Sydney, taking them for granted.  But, could this come back to bite them if they lose support in Western Sydney anyway, which is a possibility?
  Ben_Daui Deputy Commissioner

NWRL tunnel connects to ECRL:
  Ben_Daui Deputy Commissioner

The image above was found by a Google search, if anyone who uses the ECRL can confirm?
And if it is, are these new or meant to be for the PERL?
  Transtopic Assistant Commissioner

The image above was found by a Google search, if anyone who uses the ECRL can confirm?
And if it is, are these new or meant to be for the PERL?
Ben_Daui
It's hard to say.  The Metro Northwest is using the original stub tunnels for the PERL and they were already constructed for a short distance from the existing Northern Line connections, but judging by the rubble, it looks like it's a new breakthrough, unless it was blocked off after construction.  If it is the stub tunnel on the right, then the track on the left would be heading for the Northern Line connection in the Down direction.  The original design had provided for new stub tunnels to be constructed for a future PERL, buy they were subsequently dropped.
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
I think it is, watch this video carefully just as it enters the tunnel. The photo is likely taken from Epping platform.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMSPo_Ai7sw

Upon completion of the ECRL the, stub tunnel would have been concreted up to seal it, perhaps they are just removing this seal ready for the TBM.
  Transtopic Assistant Commissioner

The video is from the Northern Line at Epping to Macquarie Park in the Up direction.  Road headers were used to construct the final links from the underground Epping Services Centre to the existing stub tunnels.  The TBMs from the North West finished and were removed from the Services Centre  cavern. You're probably right, that the original stub tunnels were blocked off and the rubble is the remains after the road header broke through from the other side. If that's the case, then it would be the Down track heading north west.
  Jason Sydney Beginner

Any news on the new timetable? Was announced today but cant find it anywhere except for this locked story from the telegraph and confirmation on Andrew Constances Facebook comments from yesterday confirming it would be announced today.

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/north-shore/epping-to-chatswood-rail-shutdown-extra-support-services/news-story/79bb725fe0aba72a390bbb1d4d37f15b
  Yo.Yo Beginner

Media announcement of changes here.

Keeping trains and passengers moving during the Epping to Chatswood upgrade

No link to the new timetable as yet.

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