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bambul

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I actually think Geoff Lee may be onto something if the initial line built is Westmead-Parramatta-Camellia-Carlingford. It links up the Parramatta CBD with nearby centres (Westmead Hospital, Parramatt ...

EDIT: Added note 3.

Returning to the original topic of this post, the iNSW report shows that more money is going to Sydney public transport ($8.9bn) that on roads ($7.3bn). If you con ...

Posted 29 Jun 2014 18:06 in Sydney Suburban by bambul

The big benefit of automation is not reducing total cost, but in reducing variable cost per additional revenue hour. It changes the cost incentives dramatically, making all day frequency a lot higher  ...

Posted 06 May 2014 23:28 in Sydney Suburban by bambul

[quote=Rarki]I was also a passenger on this train (the 16:53 from Westmead), travelling in the rear carriage which came to a stop near where the Cumberland Line curves away towards Merrylands. I didn' ...

Posted 06 May 2014 22:32 in Sydney Suburban by bambul

I was on that train, took some photos and video of the incident. I then uploaded it to YouTube, then was contacted by Channel Seven and the Parramatta Sun about it. So here's all the details (feel fre ...

Posted 07 Oct 2013 23:54 in Sydney Suburban by bambul

[quote=djf01]Much as I hate to say this, I think they've done a pretty good job with this new timetable. And while they have "gone dark" in terms of the public consultation, I expect this is at least ...

Posted 07 Oct 2013 23:12 in Sydney Suburban by bambul

Barry O'Farrell says the SWRL is now a year ahead of schedule. I think that means first half of 2015, or right around the next state election.

There was a media report last year that stated that TNSW have completed the design for the Single Deck extension from Chatswood to St Leonards so it seems it is on the cards.
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Posted 29 May 2013 23:36 in Sydney Suburban by bambul

Didn't realise how much of an improvement to CBD and inner city frequencies this new timetable represents until I was looking at it again today.

Big chunks of the Western and Northern Line get (or  ...

[url=https://twitter.com/aptnsw/status/339229032371605505]Action for Public Transport mentioned on Twitter:

[quote=APTNSW]T4NSW has advised that S-E light rail will have shallow tunnel in Moore Par ...

Posted 20 May 2013 23:57 in Sydney Suburban by bambul

Speaking of the City Circle, here's my observation of how it functions in the off-peak:

Currently there are 6 Airport Line and 4 Bankstown Line trains per hour that feed into the City Circle (Inner ...

Posted 07 May 2013 15:46 in Sydney Suburban by bambul

[quote=bernerd]No Western or Northern Line stations lose a direct service in the October timetable. Period. The only change is that Northern Line services don't always become Northern Line services af ...

Posted 07 May 2013 14:25 in Sydney Suburban by bambul

The new signage at Milsons Point has citybound trains from there running through to Epping and Richmond, which suggests that the Northern Line will not terminate at Central and the Richmond Line will  ...

[quote="Indefatigable"]Story in today's SMH:

[url=http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/parramatta-pushing-for-17b-tram-routes-20130422-2iaq1.html]http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/parramatta-pushing-for-17b-tram-rout ...

The state government is considering the catenary free option for George Street that the City of Sydney has been pushing for.

Posted 07 Apr 2013 22:18 in Sydney Suburban by bambul

[quote=thadocta]There has never been any announcement about it either way, this is the first I have seen of it. And there are no details as to how the fare is to be calculated and other factors.

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I found the article quite interesting for where it talked about the battle of ideas within the bureaucracy and how that manifested in the various transport plans (those being - MREP, NW Metro/Rozelle  ...

Having looked at the light rail plan, a number of questions arise:1. The line heads up Devonshire Street in the direction of Moore Park, Anzac Parade, etc. However, Devonshire Street comes to an abrup ...

The advantage of trams isn't that they are faster than buses, it's that they have a higher capacity. The determinants of speed are things like exclusive rights of way, few stops, grade separation, all ...

Taking the average density distorts what the population of The Hills actually is. The vast bulk of the land is uninhabited bushland, all the way to Wiseman's Ferry on the Hawkesbury River in the North ...

*facepalm*

You're right. I should avoid posting while tired. Read the words car and bus in your post and they got merged into one über word.

Let me try using numbers instead. These are mostly ...

Does anyone else think the forecast reduction of 12000 car trips in the 2hr AM peak shortly after opening is completely unrealistic? That's similar to the entire current bus patronage.I'm guessing it' ...

The second EIS for the NWRL is out:http://northwestrail.com.au/document/index/1Page 77 of the summary version talks about ATP (Automatic Train Protection) and ATR (Automatic Train Regulation). I've ne ...

Posted 04 Oct 2012 22:53 in Sydney Suburban by bambul

I'll go dig up the 2010 SMH report - it has something about this.The SMH Independent Transport Inquiry? I have a copy somewhere buried. The original web site seems to be gone. It's been archived with  ...

A Liberal Party Councillor from Randwick says he "knows that the State Government will announce light rail to Kingsford", according to fellow ALP Councillor Geoff Stevenson. I was at the NSW Community ...

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