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Posted 01 Jun 2014 16:25 in Sydney Suburban by 8603

I predict many unhappy customers especially regarding no more off-peak returns. Just buy two singles instead I suppose. Customers will love that. Rolling Eyes

There will still be  ...

Posted 13 May 2014 22:29 in Trams and Light Rail by 8603

[quote=NSWGR1855]Were not talking single vehicle capacity, we are talking service capacity. The existing peak 981 buss service provides 40 buses per hour which =40 x 43 seats= 1720 seats per hour, bas ...

Posted 12 May 2014 19:24 in Trams and Light Rail by 8603

The light rail vehicles the NSW Government will buy for the CBD South East Light Rail will be 45 metres long and hence will have greater capacity.

And I don't see how a single 891 bus can have gre ...

Posted 10 May 2014 14:46 in Sydney Suburban by 8603

[quote=billybaxter][url= Documents/BT/bombardier-transportation-Regio-2N-datasheet-en.pdf]Looks like this[/quote]

I quite ...

Posted 06 May 2014 21:13 in Sydney Suburban by 8603

20Km/h speed boards from memory

25km/h when leaving Sydenham station towards St Peters and 20km/h when entering Sydenham from St Peters. But yes, very slow despite the city b ...

If people don't like seeing Australian owned assets being sold to foreign buyers then the issue there lies with the Federal Government and the Foreign Investment Review Board.  This is the economic sy ...

[quote=Junction box]Selling the Newcastle Port to the Chinese will no doubt backfire in coming generations, why do you think they bought it?

Its an investment they will eventually profit from, an Aus ...

Posted 20 Mar 2014 10:16 in Sydney Suburban by 8603

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

Posted 19 Mar 2014 18:42 in Sydney Suburban by 8603

Just for everyone's interest, I tagged on at Marrickville station yesterday morning and tagged off at Wynyard. However, I was charged the full $5.67 off-peak fare.

Clearly my card want actually ta ...

Channel 9 ran a story tonight about the project and showed the underpass. The story said tunneling will start very soon and would be finished by early or mid next year.

Posted 03 Jan 2014 22:55 in New South Wales by 8603

Thanks heaps Bevan.

The Balmain Road junction and goods line look quite a bit different today compared with when those videos were recorded!

Posted 26 Dec 2013 16:43 in Sydney Suburban by 8603

Hey Airvan99, when was this slap-down?

I've watched this forum very closely and have, for lack of a better word, enjoyed the comments.  But having recently been to Newcastle I can honestly say that something needs to be done to revitalise  ...

Posted 08 Oct 2013 01:40 in Sydney Suburban by 8603

Channel 9 ran an exclusive on it last night on their 6pm news.

Posted 28 May 2013 16:21 in Trams and Light Rail by 8603

I'm curious to see what they do at crossing of South Dowling Street, Anzac Parade intersection south of Lang Road (where the light rail will somehow cross from the current right-of way to the middle o ...

Posted 17 May 2013 09:55 in Sydney Suburban by 8603

[quote=Spii]Morning timetable looks like 4tph (between 06.45 and 08.00) running express Revesby-Sydenham on the new tracks, and two trains in that period taking what looks to be an express Holsworthy- ...

Does anyone have any updates on the Carlingford Line trackwork? I notice on the CityRail website that one of the works being undertaken will be the upgrade of the power supply to accomodate more air c ...

Posted 23 Apr 2013 22:27 in Sydney Suburban by 8603

Fantastic photos, Maestro.

Thanks for keeping us updated.

[quote="Rails"] Are there that many really curved platforms on the Sydney network? I would think the stations you would be referring to are stations like Wollston ...

Just to point out, shouldn't the name of this thread/forum change now the SSFL is complete and operational? Just a thought......

2 car K-set because that's really all this line will ever need.

And it has air-con.

2 car K-set because that's really all this line will ever need.

Posted 20 Jun 2012 13:44 in Sydney Suburban by 8603

Has anybody been on the NWRL site the last 24 hours?

Something about high frequency single deck trains and a second harbour crossing.

Link here: ...

Posted 02 Jun 2012 17:50 in News by 8603

A SECOND harbour crossing will be the centrepiece rail project in the state government's draft transport masterplan, to be unveiled within months. The plan will reassert the importance of another rail ...

Posted 31 May 2012 22:01 in Sydney Suburban by 8603

There's mention in that link to the changes on the CityRail website about changes to speed restrictions west of Granville and other stations. Can anyone elaborate?

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