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Ethan1395

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I've heard plenty of discussions about the New Intercity Fleet (NIF) D-Sets not having enough seats - an argument countered with the claim that there would be an increase in service frequency.

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High speed rail will NOT be an economic stimulus, you have to ask a few questions:

-Will high speed rail create a significant about of permanent jobs outside of capital cities?

-Will high speed ra ...

Posted 04 Sep 2020 10:47 in News by Ethan1395

[quote=Transtopic][quote][quote]At last some sensible commentary from the NSW Opposition, although I can't understand why they persist with the commonly mistaken view that the New Intercity Fleet was ...

Yeah well not everywhere is lucky to have such amplification. If you don't have the amplification then you lose capacity running multiple stopping patterns.
simstrain
Hence the need for  ...

Posted 03 Sep 2020 11:49 in News by Ethan1395

[quote=Transtopic]At last some sensible commentary from the NSW Opposition, although I can't understand why they persist with the commonly mistaken view that the New Intercity Fleet was built too wide ...

[quote=simstrain][quote]I know what DAA rules apply to, the question I am asking is what do they entail? I know that lifts are required at new stations by law, but does the same law requires stations ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]DAA rules are universal, applies to everything and for good reason.

Existing alignments and developments are grandfathered, new projects are not.

If you drive, that business jus ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]Not true,

In the outer 'burbs you are not going to encourage high density living, that's why people live there. For some smaller stations there are no local shops as the walk in tra ...

[quote=scadam]1.

I think you are still missing the entire point of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA). The DDA covers a huge swathe of topics, including equal access to public spaces (i.e. ...

[quote=simstrain][quote]Lifts would still add a significant cost compared to a station without no lifts, a station with no lifts has no moving parts, and only needs electricity to run the lights, opal ...

Creating a new topic for something that is being discussed on the [url=https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2187730.htm#2187730]South Coast Railway Improvements topic,

Look at the older suburban lines in ...

[quote=simstrain]I would prefer no station at all then a new station with no lift. There should be buses that fill in the gaps to the stations and so take a bus to the station instead of driving. The ...

[quote=simstrain]The new bi mode trains provide the option of electrifying to Bomaderry without having to make modifications to handle DD electric rolling stock to the tunnels or platforms. [b]Order t ...

Sydney has been delivering many rail projects for a long time and well done to them.
NSWGR8022
But it also uses tax payer money to fund stadiums and completely ignores the rest of the s ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]There is about 10 stops Wollongong to Kiama, even if you missed all that's 5 - 8 min saved and half the stations you wouldn't skip.

I get the feeling we want to run a shuttle from ...

[quote=a6et]In your earlier post you mention that electrification to Bomaderry could mean doing away with the crews from Kiama South, where do you think the crews are based, and why would you believe ...

[quote=simstrain]For what reason is their to skip stations. If you skip stations then your not picking up passengers and given the limited amount of kiama services as it is there is no reason to skip ...

Posted 08 Aug 2020 13:39 in Sydney Suburban by Ethan1395

replacing seats with A set style seats
DCook
That would be a bit excessive wouldn't it? they did not replace the G set seats.

Just electrify the whole line, it will save time and money in the long term future

If they can set aside funds for this upgrade then why can't funds go towards electrification?
DCook
Ag ...

Will comment more tomorrow, but here is a very rough sketch of a potential line:

[img]https://i.ibb.co/5WNmWMf/Capture.png[/img]

[url=/user/73670][b]@simstrain[/b] raises a good point an ...

I thought I might have a crack at a cut price River Line.

djf01
I don't think it will be practical to branch off at Penshurst, there is an old siding at Hurstville across the road fro ...

Ethan1395, I'm not following you about NSW only having one liveable city. Are you saying that anywhere outside Sydney is unliveable?
RedEyeExpress
I know it's blunt, but can you list eve ...

[quote=simstrain]I consider anything under 100,000 a town. So Ballarat with a population of 105,000 is a small city.

Albury is 50,000 and therefore a large town as is everything you put in to the ...

I welcome this proposed line with open arms, I am curious how many new stations there would be though besides the proposed Roselands station.

If the line branches off the Illawarra Line at Hurstvil ...

[quote=simstrain]The reason why is because the car is not going anywhere. The car is whatever form it takes will still be around and many trips will still be done by car. Electric cars are upon us and ...

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