The New Sydney Trains thread

 
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
I do apologise Raichase. I honestly should have double checked my spelling before hitting send. I hope you can accept my apologies. Honestly I didn't mean to mis-spell your name.

I do understand where you are coming, but I would say before any booked seats application or system could be put in place, then the fleet would need to be fully made accessible before this happens - just from a wheelchair users perspective at least.

The only thing is that if you have a booked seats system, would commuters expect like "first class" system like most UK based train companies provide??
mboi84
No offence taken, I assure you!

I completely agree with you once again, accessibility of all rail services should be paramount. Everyone has the right to board a bus/train/ferry, no matter what their situation. The ever increasing fleet of low floor buses, the Waratah trains are all a great step forward. Why intercity passengers should be overlooked, I don't know.

As for the first class section, I imagine that's discussion best fleshed out in a separate thread.

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  mboi84 Junior Train Controller

Location: Sydney
I completely agree with you once again, accessibility of all rail services should be paramount. Everyone has the right to board a bus/train/ferry, no matter what their situation. The ever increasing fleet of low floor buses, the Waratah trains are all a great step forward. Why intercity passengers should be overlooked, I don't know.
Raichase

Official answer why we are overlooked is because they tend to say it all comes down to $$$$ but given the case action CityRail/NSW Government lost about announcements, I dare think they are trying to come up with something. Real reason, they have no idea how to go about making things easier for disabled users. You only have to read the damn accessbility plan which really offered no real solution really.

Though I have to say I am not a fan of the Waratah's pure because of boarding assistance cards that were being handed out to disabled passengers but staff refuse to (at least at most of the stations I use) hand them out because they (and I along with many other disabled commuters and organisations agree with) believe they are detrimental and demeaning to users.

I have a pic somewhere I think. Will post it up when I find it
  Murasaki Chief Train Controller

Location: Going sideways... in carriage DET-9216 (>ω<)
Here you go! V1 the future!

(refer to the same six pictures shown several times over already (LOL-catgrin-emoticon)

Jono.
"Johnny_Walton"


*squee!* I love the colour scheme! But that should come to no surprise to anyone who have seen my use of rainbow text. (That is, before the site started auto-wiping my colour tags! (ò_ó)* (#soniamdisappoint))
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

I quite like that photo posted, is it genuine or PhotoShopped?

I think it's photoshopped, but we saw the set the other day in normal livery.

Oh, please don't tell me that the inside is NOT photoshopped.
  Faceless Locomotive Fireman

Location:
The V set is not photoshop.
  bernerd Junior Train Controller

It's not photoshopped.
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

It's not photoshopped.
bernerd
I asked you not to say that!

As for the colour - What were they thinking?
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
It is not photoshopped. #slowpoke
  Faceless Locomotive Fireman

Location:
I thought photo shops disappeared with 35mm film. Have not seen a photo booth in a while. Perhaps that's the culprit?
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

Shouldn't this be the "New NSW TrainLink" thread, as isn't the new Sydney Trains meant Sydney suburban stock?

As for the first class section, I imagine that's discussion best fleshed out in a separate thread.
Raichase
Then that would be a case to call them intercities.

Do they really need to change the colour scheme though? Just change the logo should be enough.

The XPTs and Xplorers have only recently been repainted in another CountryLink livery, so do you know if they are going to paint them in similar to that V-Set?
  Faceless Locomotive Fireman

Location:
@newcastle
Feel free to start a Newcastle or whatever you want to call it thread for ppl outside the metrop. I used the first v set pic as it was photographed in the metrop.
Originally if you read my first post in text. You will note the context.
Enjoy your purple gooses!
Wink

Atten mods. Feel free to merge a few threads.
  Faceless Locomotive Fireman

Location:
This is my opinion from a political angle. The way I see things as it stands. Bazza and Gladys have allocated a lot of money for the rails.
Baird screwed up big time in regards to his first budget blowout.
The allocation of money for transport is a good thing and well overdue.
In hindsight all the ppl of Sydney have received so far is basically a new lick of paint. The gov can promise and announce grand plans for a world class network. But they will need another term to full fill the promises.
I'm going to give them the benefit of doubt and hope they are successful.
For the record I did not vote for Bazza.
My political loyalty is not aligned with anyone. Imagine if the greens were running the show? We would all be pedaling to make the trains move.
  CMTheTrainGeek Locomotive Fireman

Location: Waiting at Revesby...
Attention Passengers: Welcome to NSW BurgerLink
  fullboost Chief Train Controller

Looks like they are going to have an awesome first morning with what just happened at Harris Park .... lol
bring on the morning peak delays
  mboi84 Junior Train Controller

Location: Sydney
Looks like they are going to have an awesome first morning with what just happened at Harris Park .... lol
bring on the morning peak delays
fullboost
HAHA Agreed. Thank god I am going to work from home then I say Wink

Wonder what the new CEO of Sydney Trains, Howard Collins, would be thinking about this just a few hours from him taking over under the new transport banner.
  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Haha, let's see the opposition will blame the landslip on the O'Farrell government and Sydney Trains.
I feel sorry for them for the flak they will cope for a failure which was unforseeable and not in anyone's control.
  T88 Junior Train Controller

Location: Banned
Howie the tunnel man won't be seen. He will get his puppet Tony Eid to do all the talking. Rolling Eyes
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Haha, let's see the opposition will blame the landslip on the O'Farrell government and Sydney Trains.
I feel sorry for them for the flak they will cope for a failure which was unforseeable and not in anyone's control.
meh
I understand that this has been the heaviest June rainfall in six years. I've no basis for my statement, but I'd suggest that six years ago, all of the rain didn't arrive over the course of one week - it's a freak rainfall, and things like this are bound to happen. I've been surprised that nothing else has happened up until now, actually. I thought it would put a damper on the trackwork, but the crews seem to have pushed through it - passing Ashfield this afternoon, there are a lot of turnouts missing, and plenty of new track, despite the horrible weather.
  T88 Junior Train Controller
  T88 Junior Train Controller

Location: Banned
Sorry for the lousy phone pics. Confused


  GeoffreyHansen Minister for Railways

Location: In a FAM sleeper
The sort of problem they wouldn't want to have on a Monday morning.
  thadocta Chief Commissioner

Location: Katoomba
The sort of problem they wouldn't want to have on a Monday morning.
GeoffreyHansen
Actually, the Monday morning peak wouldn't be that much of a problem, since it is blocking one of the Down lines, the afternoon peak will be a different story.

Dave
  abesty1 Chief Commissioner
  zordmaker Train Controller

Location: NSW
I think that strip of red is meant to represent NSW TrainLinks colour.
mandonov
It needs to be darker. Oh yes, and it needs to cover the whole train. And the train needs to be single deck, and the windows need to open. And if possible, get rid of the doors too...

ZM
  sydnytrains Chief Commissioner

Location: McDonalds Front counter serving customers
It needs to be darker. Oh yes, and it needs to cover the whole train. And the train needs to be single deck, and the windows need to open. And if possible, get rid of the doors too...

ZM
zordmaker

I see what you did there. Razz

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