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thopkins

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Posted 03 Feb 2019 02:06 in New South Wales by thopkins

Some people here are a little up themselves. I thought ANR's comment was sarcastic, but then immediately belted down by those who sit in higher places. Not good form and not conducive to open discussi ...

Posted 03 Feb 2019 01:46 in New South Wales by thopkins

Don't forget part of the issue is that Sydney Trains owns the city rail network while NSW Trains runs on the Nationally corporated ARTC. This is not the reason for the name change. It was basically a  ...

[quote=tazzer96]The "they are only pensioners argument" is valid simply because the service is basically free for them.

The 2nd largest contributing reason why the murwillumbah line was closed is b ...

[quote=simstrain][quote]And what happens when you do that, but some other idiot on the road crashes into you and paralyses your legs. You still have your life out in a smaller town. You still want t ...

Thanks everyone. A fascinating sequence of insights into an interesting historical aspect of NSW Railways.

[quote=tazzer96][quote]Agree. Like I said, give the customer what they want or suffer the consequences. Bugger what happens overseas. There is no point in installing fold down tables in a commuter ...

[quote=simstrain][quote][quote]10,000 trips a year isn't that much. 10,000 trips a year equates to only 96 people per trip using the broken hill service. So between Central station and Broken Hill sta ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]Modern trains with unobstructed walk through access from car to car are quieter than the days of old and hence the need for a door to stop the noise and draft is eliminated. No door, ...

[quote=ANR]Reversible seats? They are a must. Like other posters here, I could care less what they do in Europe or elsewhere.

All that you need is some kind of misfit to be facing you for much of t ...

Are you sure? Apart from no disabled toilets some of the cars have spaces for wheelchairs.
GeoffreyHansen
Motorised Disabled carts have to park in the vestibule. Not a very fair treatmen ...

[quote=tazzer96]I have never understood sydneysiders demand for reversible seating. Yes, the reversible seating is nice, but i would much rather a well built comfortable seat. On reversible seats (t ...

[quote=simstrain][quote][quote][quote]Broken hill Xplorer averages 100 people per journey, which is in competition to the bus as well.

Not all that bad considering the weekly nature of it.

West of p ...

[quote=tazzer96]Broken hill Xplorer averages 100 people per journey, which is in competition to the bus as well.

Not all that bad considering the weekly nature of it.

West of parkes it is very quick ...

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