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maestro

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[quote=ANR]If people want to go faster between Wollongong and Sydney, there is the M1.[/quote]

Really! Is there any public transport at all on the M1?

[quote=ANR]For everyone else, there is a brea ...

may wish to look up the station.  it's not a Sydney rail station more of a country station on the south coast line.
viaprojects
Unanderra is my local station and I wouldn't really call i ...

The bottlenecks exist past Wollongong, both in terms of capacity and line speed/usage.
seb2351


That is my understanding as well.

It is possible that they will build an extra set of  ...

Posted 30 Aug 2014 16:58 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

when does Sydney Trains get the key to the 'front door' (so to speak)? After the final payment? Or would the contract include a period to 'live' testing?
normw


These sorts of contracts ...

Posted 28 Jul 2014 23:30 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

I've put some of NormW's photos up on a server if anyone's interested.

Note that this is served on a DSL line, so will take a while to load.

[url=http://www.crowie.net/gfx/normw/]http://www.crow ...

Posted 10 Jun 2014 17:21 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

[quote=normw]A VERY good chance that's all it took, namely 8101. Given all the points and signals I suspect it was long passed nightfall before they finished! As for the OHW, they had a road-rail vehi ...

Posted 30 May 2014 20:52 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

[quote=normw]The 'range' nominated for the test train is outside the Glenfield interlocking, as indicated by the station names given, vis: Holsworthy, Casula, Ingleburn (and MAYBE EP?). A train trip t ...

Posted 30 May 2014 12:53 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

[quote=normw]As far as I know automatic track circuits aren't normally configured for reverse running except when bi-directional running is installed. At one time IIRC if a train tripped a start signa ...

Posted 29 May 2014 17:39 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

FYI: The June 2014 GTI CU is available from the Gov't Project web site.

Activities as expected. Smile

normw



"As expected" was pretty much my take on it as well...

Work on the flyov ...

Posted 28 May 2014 19:43 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

[quote=normw]Making the EHUP jump tracks is only one of the weekend's tasks. (But likely the biggest.)

11) Stop blocks to remove.

12) 9+ 'old' signals and train stops to remove (concrete bases to go ...

Posted 25 May 2014 23:08 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

[quote=normw]A trip to Holsworthy and back suggested there is an OHW break about 50 yards (oops) metres from the end of the flyover rather than a few kilometres, which greatly improves the chance 'new ...

Posted 23 May 2014 07:56 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

Hmmm - 'maestro' how do you break up the previous message that way?!
normw


Painfully, actually. I copied the quoted message and pasted a couple of times (making sure to press enter a c ...

Posted 19 May 2014 23:05 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

[quote=normw]Less than 3 weeks 'til the changeover begins and 3 weeks to the end of the GTI phase of the SWRL; no idea if the 3 crossovers to go and tidyup are built into the project or for 'in-house' ...

Posted 07 Apr 2014 09:12 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

It appears as if the "Child / Youth" Opal cards are now available (although the Opal website's "Opal News" page has no mention of them)

Posted 28 Mar 2014 12:21 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

[quote=maestro]And on the 4th of April it will roll out along the south line to Goulburn, and the south coast line to Port Kembla and Bomaderry.[/quote]

Latest from the Opal website...

[quote]Opal ...

Posted 21 Mar 2014 17:25 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

[quote=bevans]It would have been really nice to have a single ticketing system between NSW and Victoria. For those of us who frequent either state for business or pleasure to be able to use MYKI in Sy ...

Posted 20 Mar 2014 12:33 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

[quote=normw]I've also tried punting on some aspects of this and done my money. P4 has no provision AFAICT to set back, so if a train gets into P4 it has to continue in the direction of Campbelltown. ...

Posted 20 Mar 2014 11:58 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

According to the Sydney Trains website, all stations in the Sydney Trains areas will be Opal ready on 28 March.
8603


And on the 4th of April it will roll out along the south line to Go ...

Posted 19 Mar 2014 19:24 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

[quote=donttellmywife]If the readers have been installed at those two stations (?), then it is very likely that you can tap on and tap off. Even if the readers have a "do not use, under test" sticker, ...

Posted 14 Mar 2014 17:30 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

An account from the local paper of someone using their Opal to travel from North Wollongong and being challenged by ticket inspectors.

Posted 11 Mar 2014 17:09 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

[quote=Kamz]If you're going to include annual leave in your calculations, calculate it over a year.

Opal: 48 * $60 = $2880

MyMulti3 (Quarterly 3, Monthly 2, Weekly 1) = roughly 48 weeks = $2572 (o ...

Posted 10 Mar 2014 17:42 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

[quote=Blackadder]Wonder if Opal user/perspective users have sat down and done the maths on the costs, just a quick example as a comparison a Quaterly Multi 3 used from Gosford to City is about $100 a ...

Posted 04 Mar 2014 11:34 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

[quote=normw]The 33kV is the usual input voltage for 1500V traction substations, which Denham Court will send to Leppington and EP subs. There is already a substation north of Glenfield Station, and a ...

Posted 03 Mar 2014 17:27 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

The march SWLR report is now out. The second page has a bit of a blurb about the 60MVA transformer that's being installed. (BTW, when they say it will convert high voltage to medium voltage, it is pro ...

Posted 26 Feb 2014 17:57 in Sydney Suburban by maestro

The local paper is getting a tad over-excited with the headline "Opal Card Rolled-out in Illawarra". Makes you think that it's in service already!

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