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Black1050

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Posted 29 Jun 2014 11:54 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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That said, policy maybe different during peak passenger times.

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Posted 29 Jun 2014 11:53 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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Interesting. Because my train was held for 3 minutes last night so station staff could check the 2nd car for "lost property".

I know this, because the staff in the control room made a PA announcement ...

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Posted 03 Apr 2014 04:05 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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Re title, their are no 4 car intercity trains, intercity trains now are the XPTs, and some Xplorer services. The state government incorrectly call the V-sets, intercities, but ...
- Newcastle Express

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Posted 02 Apr 2014 13:53 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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- The destos on some sets would scroll up and down with a thick bar (maybe to stop screen burn), through observation it seems this practice doesn't occur anymore? ...

- UncleMurphy
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Posted 27 Mar 2014 14:48 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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Could not be bothered reading this whole thread with all the posts. Word on the rails is all the Waratah cuplinks are to be replaced with Aussie BHP steel unit as the Chinese ones are sh ...
- jCTate

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Posted 14 Mar 2014 17:59 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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Was there any particular maintenance reason they needed the parts from the cabs or was their removal just shear bloody mindedness to ensure if any one gets the idea of running 2 car se ...
- matthewg

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Posted 14 Mar 2014 16:39 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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... Wow. Did I ask at a bad time?

Thanks for the answer though!

- Nick-The-Great

Nope. You asked, and hopefully we've answered as informatively as possible and attempted to avoid an ...

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Posted 14 Mar 2014 03:01 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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Hi All,

The other day I was waiting for a train at Chatswood when I saw a K set roll in on another platform. I noticed that some of the carriages were power cars with the cabs ...

- Nick-The-Great

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Posted 07 Mar 2014 11:57 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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Based on the current processes involved with scrapping, s sets will obviously be the first to completely disappear. However how long do k & c sets have left realistically ? Before none ...
- Maizniek

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Posted 07 Mar 2014 11:48 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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Not really, on a daily basis there are usually one or two A Set rosters operated by another set type in its place...
- Aurora8

Actually I dispute that.  Most days when I  ...

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Posted 06 Mar 2014 00:51 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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The rumour I hear, is that 20 of 22 roads at AMF were occupied on Monday night/Tuesday morning as frantic inspections were being conducted. There were murmurings about inter car couplers...

Meanwhi ...

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Posted 19 Feb 2014 22:16 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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One of the interruptions posted under interruptions that occurred in the past 4 hours is:

[size=2]Within 4 hours?; That would've made it two interruptions requiring tra ...

- Newcastle Express

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Posted 19 Feb 2014 22:11 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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Just an update on the 2 car K set conversion which has now been completed by Sydney Trains Maintenance staff at Hornsby Maintenance Centre. Both sets now K98(K1&K2) and K99(K3&K4) are b ...
- HMC1989

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Posted 23 Dec 2013 18:28 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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The political demands of having to implement as many initiatives of the Waterfall Inquiry meant that the waratarts were going to have a lot of features that aren't even thought of on earlier rollingst ...

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Posted 23 Dec 2013 18:10 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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I see where Junction Box is coming from and tend to agree in principle.  Successive government's obsessions with high tech because they can but marketed as "must have" - has hurt the state immensely i ...

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Posted 04 Dec 2013 16:14 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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Yes, there are daily (weekday) jobs where a Hornsby crew prepare 8 cars and deliver it to a Sector 2 crew (Liverpool I believe) and where Hornsby crew collect a K Set from a Sector 2 crew (again a Liv ...

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Posted 06 Oct 2013 19:50 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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Going to be interesting how she can spin the blow out in delays from trying to pack more services in, minus the investment in infrastructure.
- Blackadder


Yes.  A lot of us are very keen ...

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Posted 06 Oct 2013 10:06 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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"Same thing for the North Shore/Western/Northern Lines. It implies that you can catch a single train from Richmond to Macquarie University, which I don't think regularly happens."

Actually, with th ...

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Posted 15 Aug 2013 11:52 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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Saw V8 (I think, from memory) sitting in HMC sidings this morning.

Wasn't quick enough to get a picture unfortunately.

Any ideas what it was doing there?

- Festivus



As alluded to abo ...

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Posted 13 Aug 2013 14:52 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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Ah, no.  Not "all" Bankstown Services originate from Liverpool at all. I recall many departing from Central and proceeding to Bankstown VIA Sydenham, then returning to Central via Regents Park/Lidcomb ...

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Posted 25 Jul 2013 21:14 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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Never seen this destination displayed this way before but this mornings S set had "HORNSBY VIA SHORE"

Instead of the usual

"HORNSBY

via north sydney
- bjwh86


From memory that's an old ...

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Posted 23 Jul 2013 06:24 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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I rode a K set today. It's run number was in the 600s.

Weird.
- T88


No, not weird at all.  I've been on K sets with 600 run numbers hundreds of times this year, not to mention the many  ...

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Posted 11 Jul 2013 19:43 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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I really think you are overestimating the influence of unions on the decisions to reorganise. The unions have already been pretty well smashed by governments, business, restructures of the ...
- MILW

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Posted 11 Jul 2013 10:31 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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... This is not going to be a popular view, sold off. Sure costs were always going to be cut eventually, but the Unions threatening to strike on World Youth Day was the s ...
- Mall Rat

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Posted 10 Jul 2013 17:14 in Sydney Suburban by Black1050

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Not enough staff in some areas and far too many managers in others - so many that they just sit around on >$100,000/yr causing trouble, don't help the network move a single extra p ...
- HeadShunt

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