SWRL Construction Progress

 
  boxythingy Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned

Exterior view of Glenfield Station 24th May 2012.





Source: @MerwynMonterio Twitter

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  Rogaco Station Master

NearMap has recently been updated and you quite see extensively how much work has been done since the last updates in February and April.


Edmonson Park Station
http://www.nearmap.com/?q=@-33.969252,150.858711&ll=-33.969252,150.858711&z=18&t=h&nmd=20120509

Leppington Station
http://www.nearmap.com/?q=@-33.954431,150.808044&ll=-33.954431,150.808044&z=18&t=h&nmd=20120509

Rossmore Stabling Facility
http://www.nearmap.com/?q=@-33.951588,150.784923&ll=-33.951588,150.784923&z=18&t=h&nmd=20120509
  boxythingy Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
NearMap has recently been updated and you quite see extensively how much work has been done since the last updates in February and April.


Edmonson Park Station
http://www.nearmap.com/?q=@-33.969252,150.858711&ll=-33.969252,150.858711&z=18&t=h&nmd=20120509

Leppington Station
http://www.nearmap.com/?q=@-33.954431,150.808044&ll=-33.954431,150.808044&z=18&t=h&nmd=20120509

Rossmore Stabling Facility
http://www.nearmap.com/?q=@-33.951588,150.784923&ll=-33.951588,150.784923&z=18&t=h&nmd=20120509
"Rogaco"


Thank you Rogaco for sharing these.
  bowralcommuter Chief Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a Manly Ferry

Exterior view of Glenfield Station 24th May 2012.





Source: @MerwynMonterio Twitter
"boxythingy"


Closer view taken this afternoon:

[img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7211/7266613268_a820d8e985.jpg[/img]

  edison Chief Commissioner

Agree, newest Nearmaps shots, 9-5-12, are terrific.
However, one question that may have already been raised - sorry if that's the case - at the location north of Glenfield Jn, where the SSFL flyover is being built to take the SSFL over the main south, are there earthworks for a triangular junction with the East Hills line to give access to the Moorebank thingy? Will there also need to be a connection at Glenfield so that Up south freights can leave the SSFL and get onto the Up EH, to get into Moorebank?
Will this also require creation of a triangle at the Moorebank junction? And duplication of the Moorebank branch?
If the answers to the above are YES, then we'll finish up with a forest of triangular junctions to rival that at Flemington (well, nearly).

Cheers

Edison the hypothetical speculator.
  jedimasterc Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
Agree, newest Nearmaps shots, 9-5-12, are terrific.
However, one question that may have already been raised - sorry if that's the case - at the location north of Glenfield Jn, where the SSFL flyover is being built to take the SSFL over the main south, are there earthworks for a triangular junction with the East Hills line to give access to the Moorebank thingy? Will there also need to be a connection at Glenfield so that Up south freights can leave the SSFL and get onto the Up EH, to get into Moorebank?
Will this also require creation of a triangle at the Moorebank junction? And duplication of the Moorebank branch?
If the answers to the above are YES, then we'll finish up with a forest of triangular junctions to rival that at Flemington (well, nearly).

Cheers

Edison the hypothetical speculator.
"edison"


There is no triangle junction planned. the moorebank thingy is a freight thingy and the east hills line is a passenger thingy that doesn't carry freight.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
are there earthworks for a triangular junction with the East Hills line to give access to the Moorebank thingy?
"edison"


At this stage, no. The Moorebank terminal(s) are all planned to access the SSFL in the Liverpool/Casula area, keeping the East Hills line free for passenger services. Of course, these things could change in the future, but it seems the smartest option would be to connect them to the SSFL, reducing any conflicts between passenger and freight movements, of which passenger would always win, which would then defeat the purpose of the SSFL (imagine a train being held up, blocking the SSFL to wait to follow a passenger train along the EH line to the freight terminal).
  edison Chief Commissioner

Thanx for that Raichase.  Didn't realise that the Morebank terminal would connect with the SSFL further up nearer Liverpool. I had assumed that it would make use of the stub off the EH line somehow,but this will probly remain as a fire-fighting branch for the cremation of V-set cars.
The SSFL connection nearer Liverpool will require a new bridge across the Georges River, unless . . .
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Thanx for that Raichase.  Didn't realise that the Morebank terminal would connect with the SSFL further up nearer Liverpool. I had assumed that it would make use of the stub off the EH line somehow,but this will probly remain as a fire-fighting branch for the cremation of V-set cars.
The SSFL connection nearer Liverpool will require a new bridge across the Georges River, unless . . .
"edison"


Even though it's only an "artists impression", it stands to reason that the final facility will look something like this (even if it only retains the vague shape and location):

http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1691894.htm#1691894
  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: North of the border!
Thanx for that Raichase.  Didn't realise that the Morebank terminal would connect with the SSFL further up nearer Liverpool. I had assumed that it would make use of the stub off the EH line somehow,but this will probly remain as a fire-fighting branch for the cremation of V-set cars.
The SSFL connection nearer Liverpool will require a new bridge across the Georges River, unless . . .
"edison"


Of course the SSFL planning predates the SWRL and it is an ARTC project not linked with the SWRL (although now impacted by it) - http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11346996.htm

Moorebank whilst only talked about is now on the cards. The original SSFL planning was to allow for connections to a possible freight terminal but Railcorp got them dropped in the planning approval process.
  boxythingy Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
Some images of Glenfield Station  1st June 2012

  maestro Junior Train Controller

Some images of Glenfield Station  1st June 2012
"boxythingy"

Thanks heaps for those, I'm not able to get out that way so between those photos and Nearmap that's all I get to see.

Any change for some similar photos of the northern and southern flyovers?
  boxythingy Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
Some images of Glenfield Station  1st June 2012
"boxythingy"

Thanks heaps for those, I'm not able to get out that way so between those photos and Nearmap that's all I get to see.

Any change for some similar photos of the northern and southern flyovers?
"maestro"


Not much noticeable change for the Northern ones. I assume that you've had a look at the 2 videos on the previous page?

I haven't really been monitoring the Southern ones, since you can't see them from the train and they are a bit far from the immediate station area, though I might go have a closer look at both soon.

Meanwhile, some zoomed ones from P1 (Southern flyovers).
  jcouch Assistant Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a commuter train
From what I can tell, the southern ones are done for the major construction. Handrails and OHW stanchions are all that are left to do. Most of the construction activity seems to be focussed on the ground works for the tracks that will join back in to the two existing tracks. Lots of stormwater works and retaining walls on the eastern side. Western side doesn't have much going on right now other than a bit of drainage work.  There's lots of work seemingly happening up near the freeway where they are building the underpass tunnels from the amount of construciton equipment there.

On the northern flyover side,moslty just retaining wall works happening just norht of the station. Also, some time in the last week, the city end extension to platform 3 and the new 4 was concreted in place. There's stilla gap under the existing footbrdige that is not completed yet for the new platform 4.

Lots of earthworks happening at the city end of thr northern flyover where they are starting to build the  retaining wall for the bit that joins on to the concrete girder part of the flyover.
  boxythingy Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
This was taken on Friday:
http://imgur.com/a/lkgMY#8

Stairs have been built since (taken on Sunday):
http://imgur.com/a/b1Fbt#0

(Inlcudes limited views of the Southern Flyovers)
  boxythingy Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL70AqWLHfs&feature=youtube_gdata

Southern and Northern Flyover photos:

  boxythingy Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
The Northern Flyover as seen on the Western Side. The first ones you see are parallel to Glenfield Road, while the ones after the Throsby Park sign are bits of the Flyover further north, midway between Glenfield and Casula. There are also a few photos of further work on the concourse 

http://imgur.com/a/LKHw0#0


  boxythingy Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
Good news, the SWRL is 6 months ahead of schedule Very Happy



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hRIHJGpepI&feature=player_detailpage#t=122s

  fixitguy Chief Train Controller

Location: In Carriage 4 on a Tangara
Good news, the SWRL is 6 months ahead of schedule Very Happy



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hRIHJGpepI&feature=player_detailpage#t=122s
"boxythingy"


thats good news. replacing old busses, bringing in 69 new busses (not a lot but still good), the SWRL is ahead of schedual by 6 months (suprised anyone, i was) and NWRL a go ahead with funding (not really suprised at all). and as usual the opposition has something to argue about. just look at Mr Tony "I will strongly oppose" and "No"Abbot
  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: North of the border!
Good news, the SWRL is 6 months ahead of schedule Very Happy



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hRIHJGpepI&feature=player_detailpage#t=122s
"boxythingy"


thats good news. replacing old busses, bringing in 69 new busses (not a lot but still good), the SWRL is ahead of schedual by 6 months (suprised anyone, i was) and NWRL a go ahead with funding (not really suprised at all). and as usual the opposition has something to argue about. just look at Mr Tony "I will strongly oppose" and "No"Abbot
"fixitguy"


Mmm 69 new buses. ACA aren't running this story - are they? Laughing
  jcouch Assistant Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a commuter train
New set of points being constructed just south of the southern flyover. Educated guess says that they're for one of the merging from 4 back to two tracks after the flyover as they're being constructed as trailing points assuming the down track direction (obviously leading for up). No track possession weekends over the next two weekends, so it will be a while before they're installed.
  boxythingy Chief Commissioner
  Keith1954 Junior Train Controller

Location: Macarthur
New set of points being constructed just south of the southern flyover. Educated guess says that they're for one of the merging from 4 back to two tracks after the flyover as they're being constructed as trailing points assuming the down track direction (obviously leading for up). No track possession weekends over the next two weekends, so it will be a while before they're installed.
"jcouch"


I agree saw those yesterday and thought the same.  As the earthworks in that area seems close to complete, give or take a month or three
  fullboost Chief Train Controller

wow . next time i get a job out to campbelltown im not going to recognise the place. Its been a few months since ive been out that way

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