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jcouch

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One factor that nobody seems to be mentioning here is you can cut the dwell times down because there are less people per train to board/disembark. With bankstown services out of the way courtesy of th ...

Just as a slight topic deviation: I've been getting hammered with Inland Rail promotional videos on Facebook for the last week.  Someone has decided to go on the PR offensive there!

Posted 13 Mar 2021 22:57 in Sydney Suburban by jcouch

Oh gees, way down there in which part of the forums? Very Happy  Sorry, I looked in the news section and NSW general and didn't see a thread with a link to the news article.. That said, the first thread link  ...

Posted 13 Mar 2021 22:37 in Sydney Suburban by jcouch

Just to distract everyone from armchair timetable shuffling, some good news for the steam buffs:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-13/nsw-iconic-steam-locomotive-returns-to-delight-rail-lovers/13 ...

https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/the-1-billion-plan-to-increase-sydney-s-peakhour-train-capacity

Budget announcement and some detail about the plans that will happen once the metro conversion of  ...

[quote=bingley hall][quote]Any reason for this Bing?[/quote]

Yes the huge grain harvest - trains running everywhere, when last year there were none (or a lot less anyway).

East West is also suppos ...

[quote=Jack Le Lievre][quote]So they're paying them to not make aluminum now because the fragile green-energy ruined grid can't handle it... hilarious. Alcoa will be laughing all the way to the bank.

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Will they still be extending the SWRL?
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That's the intention from the maps that have been published. The question is - how. The rest of this line is supposed to head south following Th ...

Fed Gov matches state government dollars. Project to start later this year, but no word on when actual digging starts

Posted 18 Mar 2020 22:18 in Sydney Suburban by jcouch

With the current slow down in usage due to everyone working from home, they could pull the whole lot right now and get it over with.

[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, "Segoe UI", Segoe, "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif]There's been a derailment at Campbelltown, resulting in delays. Platform 3 has a K se ...

Posted 06 Sep 2019 08:26 in New South Wales by jcouch

Looks like things need to speed up.

[url=https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/cracks-in-critical-part-of-trains-forces-operator-to-cancel-services-20190905-p52o6i.html]https://www.smh.com.au/nation ...

It's pretty obvious why they've done it: Extend from St Mary's up to Schofields and then join the end of the NWRL. Likely you'll see the other end branch and head towards the Liverpool end of the metr ...

Are you thinking about the 48's with the scrubbers on the exhausts?

[url=https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p337294.htm]https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p337294.htm

Posted 04 May 2019 22:42 in Sydney Suburban by jcouch

Doesn't help that there's been a renovation at the station that is now into the 3rd year of work!

That said, it's been very obvious the amount of increasing patronage on the trains in the last few  ...

All messed up right now around the city circle. Trains sitting for 10min plus at each station.

Interesting that is the priority initiatives, they're talking about an SSFL upgrade already to service Moorebank. From general observation it doesn't seem to be particularly heavily loaded right now.  ...

Extending the B-set order with another 17 units. This is to extend the fleet rather than replace K/C-sets.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sydney-s-stretched-rail-network-in-store-for-900m-in-n ...

Got my first B set peak-hour service out of Campbelltown this morning. B2 came through about 7:20-ish. Not sure if it was intentional to be on a peak service, or due to the crapfest of what happened t ...

Posted 14 Aug 2018 21:41 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by jcouch

Yes, seems like 8606 didn't take well to feeling a few volts. Hope it didn't do too much damage.
mikesyd
Black wire to + terminal, red wire to - terminal, right? Laughing
That's a sad s ...

No signs of them yet out here in the southwest. Haven't seen them in the yards or on any service runs in the early morning. There's supposed too be a couple of sets already in service as of 2 weeks ag ...

Posted 12 Jul 2018 22:37 in Sydney Suburban by jcouch

A decent heavy fall will have Wolli creek up and over the tracks around Bardwell Park and Turella for an hour or two as well. Didn't see anything like that today.

Posted 26 Mar 2018 22:12 in Sydney Suburban by jcouch

More details on the route reservations for both trains and roads in western Sydney.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/homeowners-find-properties-in-path-of-future-rail-road-projects-20180326-p4z6 ...

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