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Xavier

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Posted 16 Mar 2020 11:25 in New South Wales by Xavier

Presumably the coronavirus ban on gatherings of over 500 will see the 2020 event cancelled.
David10


The Maitland Taste Festival which was meant to be held last weekend was cancelled as ...

Interesting that they will be dropped at port kembla instead of newcastle.
simstrain


If I recall the LR vehicles for the NLR were also shipped to Port Kembla and put on a truck to Newc ...

Posted 06 Dec 2019 11:51 in Sydney Suburban by Xavier

[quote=tazzer96]It mentions they can travel up to 160km/h. Will they be certified for service up to 160km/h, or at least above the current 130. Potential for a minute or 2 time saving on newcastle ...

It'll be a sad day when the V-Sets are replaced with these eyesores Sad

Posted 28 Jun 2019 10:32 in Trams and Light Rail by Xavier

[quote=kitchgp]With an average speed of 14 km/h compared to Melbourne trams' 16 km/h, terms such as 'light rail' and 'aerodynamic design' are not applicable to the Newcastle system. Gold Coast’s lig ...

Posted 27 Jun 2019 14:31 in Trams and Light Rail by Xavier

[quote=matthewg][quote]Apart from the issues I mentioned, I think the Variotrams are butt ugly, so I am glad we got the Urbos 3s.[/quote]Definitely an eye of the beholder thing. I think the CAFs are u ...

Posted 26 Jun 2019 22:46 in Trams and Light Rail by Xavier

Apart from the issues I mentioned, I think the Variotrams are butt ugly, so I am glad we got the Urbos 3s.

Posted 26 Jun 2019 11:34 in Trams and Light Rail by Xavier

I wonder why they even use completely new rolling stock rather than the Variotrams that used to run in Sydney.
Myrtone


What would have been the cost of recommissioning those old trams  ...

[quote=michaelgm][quote][quote]Did Glays and co, swim at "Newcastle Beach"?[/quote]

Why the inverted commas ? If you are referring to the distance from the LR stop to the beach...it is literally a 3m ...

Did Glays and co, swim at "Newcastle Beach"?
michaelgm


Why the inverted commas ? If you are referring to the distance from the LR stop to the beach...it is literally a 3min walk. Were  ...

[quote=kitchgp]Are they still going ahead with the plan to terminate all buses at the Newcastle Interchange and make passengers use the Light Rail (at 20c extra)? The press release about the removal o ...

I wish the intercity trains did not look so similar to the Waratahs (especially the B-set with that livery). I prefer a little bit of diversity in the fleet...all NSW trains all look so alike nowadays ...

[quote=Been_Benuane]The light rail did not absolutely have to be routed along any section of the old heavy rail corridor.

And as TomBTR has stated; the heavy rail did not need to close until enough o ...

[quote=C3765]The new trains which are going to be replacing the V Sets in 2019 are going to be newer and cleaner than the V Sets but I have a feeling they aren’t gonna be as comfortable and enjoyabl ...

Thanks for sharing. It's pretty interesting that something like this was built and even more interesting that people were actually allowed to ride them lol

These days they would just clog up the ro ...

[quote=TomBTR][quote][quote]And it's telling that they didn't wait until the tramline was operational before removing the rail corridor. [/quote]

I don't know why this same point keeps being trotted ...

And it's telling that they didn't wait until the tramline was operational before removing the rail corridor.
Been_Benuane


I don't know why this same point keeps being trotted out....t ...

[quote=LesS]Over recent months it has been necessary for me to visit Newcastle on several occasions; each one via Wickham Station. The new order in the city is now firmly established.

On my most re ...

[quote=Junction box]The bean counters didn't do their sums, it got called a waste of money by the union last week on the news, everyone put their bikes on the train and ride the rest of the way into t ...

It is planned to begin Revenue services to/from Newcastle Interchange, as from Sunday, October 15.
scott4570
Should be enough time to build a roof on it then Smile

Posted 24 Apr 2017 10:29 in New South Wales by Xavier

The majority of Newcastle residents drive because they take them to show them off. They have an attitude of "I've got to take my car 'cause my car is better than yours."


Not sure where ...

Posted 21 Apr 2017 08:31 in New South Wales by Xavier

[quote=Northern Flyer][quote]How many of these lines were paid for by freight? If the freight stops paying for the line, and the passenger volume does not justify the maintenance cost, then you get li ...

Posted 10 Apr 2017 09:17 in New South Wales by Xavier

Amongst many things, it would come down to the costs associated with maintaining each transport link vs passenger numbers along with developers   seeing opportunities and wanting to line their pockets ...

[quote=kitchgp][quote]I do not believe this to be the case. Unless the design plans have changed dramatically over the past few months, the light rail terminus is on the Southern side of the interchan ...

[quote=Showtime]It always amazes me when one of the reasons for the truncation and elimination of the heavy rail was "to open up the foreshore and make it more accessible"

This is a steamy crock if I ...

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