Labor to spend big on South Coast rail line by axing the F6 extension

 
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  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
WOW this will be a major upgrade to the network and shave a lot of time off the journey between Wollongong and Sydney and points south on the coast.  A much better idea than a road in this day and age.  Cannot believe NSW is still not learning from their mistakes and are still commissioning plans for toll roads.

Labor to spend big on South Coast rail line by axing the F6 extension

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  SinickleBird Assistant Commissioner

Location: Qantas Club at Mudgee International Airport
Reads like a brain fart to me. Tells us a lot of they won’t do.

If they aren’t going to tunnel, then what?

An elevated railway extending the Cronulla line across Port Hacking and down the coast? Like a very long Seacliff Bridge?

Spark Kiama to Bomaderry? Duplicate to Kiama?
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

yeah because nsw labor is a beacon of public transport. The reason why a tunnel won't be built is because it can't actually be built due to the coal mines and subsidence.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
For diagram of Albion Park, see http://www.sa-trackandsignal.net/Pdf%20files/Sydney/RC2419.pdf
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

people just need to accept there are barriers to a faster rail service and deal with it.
  djf01 Chief Commissioner

people just need to accept there are barriers to a faster rail service and deal with it.
simstrain

That attitude being one of them.
  djf01 Chief Commissioner

people just need to accept there are barriers to a faster rail service and deal with it.
simstrain

There was a caller on ABC local radio Illawarra who made an excellent point: It takes here 30min to drive from Thirroul to Sutherland (for ~42km @84kph), and 50min by rail (for 48km, or 57kph).  

Surely there is *something* in between 55kph and building hyperloop.
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

people just need to accept there are barriers to a faster rail service and deal with it.

There was a caller on ABC local radio Illawarra who made an excellent point: It takes here 30min to drive from Thirroul to Sutherland (for ~42km @84kph), and 50min by rail (for 48km, or 57kph).  

Surely there is *something* in between 55kph and building hyperloop.
djf01

no there isn't. The motorway works because it runs on top of the escarpment and then climbs down a steep embankment at mt pleasant. As I said before trains can't do that grade unless they have a rack system like the ski tube or ropes like at the katoomba skyrail.

The only place any sort of fast rail could be run is up on the escarpment and not down on the shore. The shore is extremely narrow and the cliff edges are steep. The current route is slow and meandering but aside from using old 19th century tunnels that would never meet modern safety standards there is no other option.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
That attitude being one of them.
"djf01"
That is not attitude - it's informed comment.
  djf01 Chief Commissioner

That attitude being one of them.
That is not attitude - it's informed comment.
Valvegear

Fair call,  Sorry @sims.