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I'd suggest that Prague has an even denser operation than Budapest, with trams during the day typically being at 1-4 minute headways in each direction, with some running at 30 second headways where ro ...

Posted 02 Sep 2020 09:10 in New South Wales by tonyp

[quote=djf01]Re the metro, I can't see how a tunnel of that length without intermediate stations could be DAA compliant. A 40km long evacuation platform?

Another issue with your scheme is I had he ...

Posted 30 Aug 2020 15:34 in New South Wales by tonyp

There are about three freights a day to and from Bomaderry. Manildra is a very busy customer.

Re a metro line - double track of course. Re fumes, I'm not just talking about freight crews gassing th ...

Posted 30 Aug 2020 13:40 in New South Wales by tonyp

I reckon vibration would be just the thing you want in that geological environment! I suspect a metro tunnel would be cheaper to build per km (smaller profile), but it would extend between Miranda and ...

Posted 29 Aug 2020 14:31 in New South Wales by tonyp

The question is whether you could run diesel freights through an approx 22 km tunnel (Thirroul-Waterfall) or would you need to open the M-D or keep the existing line for them? All very costly solution ...

I'm happy with the memories of greats from the past - out to Broken Hill by sleeper on the West Mail, breakfast at Parkes RRR at dawn, then the Comet to Broken Hill. Upgraded to First Class because th ...

Posted 23 Aug 2020 12:23 in New South Wales by tonyp

Just extending my thinking after doing some calculations. An alternative to the notion of extending metro from Miranda is trying something similar with the current system, thus enabling use of the int ...

Posted 23 Aug 2020 10:13 in New South Wales by tonyp

Are you sure about that?
UpperQuad
It's basically dealing with unstable ground and all the reports I've read over the yea ...

Posted 22 Aug 2020 15:46 in New South Wales by tonyp

[quote=tom9876543]"fairly placid marine environment".... apparently you don't know what a typhoon is:

https://qz.com/1390154/super-typhoon-mangkhut-will-test-the-hong-kong-zhuhai-macau-bridge/

ton ...

When the older suburban stations were built in the 19th century, Sydney was basically a walking city and the stations were spaced accordingly. Today, its mobility is completely different, people havin ...

Posted 21 Aug 2020 21:37 in New South Wales by tonyp

I'd prefer to continue with the actual topic, but I think some of you should be reading the information linked below. Note that under the DDA, all stations (and buses) must be fully compliant by 31 De ...

Posted 21 Aug 2020 10:21 in New South Wales by tonyp

It's certainly not impossible, but I think there are a coupe of issues. One is that part of its potential footprint is occupied by the Seacliff bridge. A pity they couldn't have thought ahead and desi ...

Posted 19 Aug 2020 14:17 in New South Wales by tonyp

Some more desirable background reading when discussing Thirroul-Waterfall section:

Cyril Singleton history - notably page 16-17 and 61:

https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1010&con ...

Posted 18 Aug 2020 16:41 in New South Wales by tonyp

Underground coal workings absolutely honeycomb the escarpment and Maddens Plains in the vicinity of Coal Cliff all the way from the sea to several kms inland, way west of the Princes Highway. On top o ...

Posted 18 Aug 2020 12:03 in New South Wales by tonyp

[quote=a6et]In the diagram put up by another poster that shows the map of new/proposed lines in the Sydney area, it shows a link from Campbeltown to Wilton and continues past there, I would say it goe ...

Posted 18 Aug 2020 07:37 in New South Wales by tonyp

[quote=route14]What's the policy about pedestrian level crossings in NSW? A pedestrian level crossing on the wharf side of Hawkesbury River station would give it wheel-chair access at minimal cost.[/ ...

Posted 17 Aug 2020 20:43 in New South Wales by tonyp

I think this discussion about the Maldon-Dombarton railway started on the point of an alternative passenger route to Sydney. It would take far too long, but there is a possible role for a connection t ...

Posted 17 Aug 2020 12:15 in New South Wales by tonyp

Ramps have a maximum gradient with which they have to comply and this may make the ramp too long to reasonably fit in the available space. With lifts, obviously you have to have one lift for each plat ...

Posted 17 Aug 2020 09:12 in New South Wales by tonyp

I can't believe that there's even a debate about accessibility 30 years after gazettal of the DDA. I have to do a double take of the topic heading to make sure weren't not on a Melbourne tram forum, n ...

Posted 16 Aug 2020 20:23 in New South Wales by tonyp

The Dombarton tunnel falls about 40 metres from west to east. The tunnel is somewhere between 4-5 km long from memory.

Sounds like somebody else has also been through Harecastle canal tunnel in UK. ...

Posted 16 Aug 2020 14:01 in New South Wales by tonyp

[quote=RTT_Rules]Not quite, you cannot justify $1m's of infrastructure for stations that handle only small numbers per day.

Yes, very suburban station should be DAA, but expectations that platforms ...

Posted 16 Aug 2020 11:42 in New South Wales by tonyp

[quote=a6et]What is the cost of building the new metro proposal of yours? If I read correctly it proposes a line from the Illawarra line that would go across Botany Bay, by tunnel I presume, connect t ...

Posted 16 Aug 2020 08:49 in New South Wales by tonyp

[quote]Somehow, I don't think SCO commuters would warm to the concept of a train service with far fewer seats for longer distance journeys, even if it may be marginally faster and it's not cost effect ...

Posted 14 Aug 2020 09:32 in New South Wales by tonyp

[quote]Despite the spin, I'd suggest the main driver for the proposed Toolijooa passing loop is freight. If a doubling of passenger train paths is the desired outcome, this could be achieved most cost ...

Posted 12 Aug 2020 22:18 in New South Wales by tonyp

[quote=Transtopic]An interesting development. As you're on the spot tonyp, how many sets of the new Regional intercity fleet (3 cars) would be required to achieve this service frequency between Bomad ...

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