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craigfitz1

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It is interesting that you mention Inland Rail which is slowly being built. I am not quite as cynical as you about the reasons for this, but I can see where you are coming from.

I sometimes think t ...

My route to work takes me through Mascot, Alexandria and Sydenham and on to the Princes Highway.

It was only earlier this year that I noticed that some of the endless parade of trucks to and from th ...

[quote=georges]Compromise?

Powerhouse to be split between Ultimo and Parramatta https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/powerhouse-backflip-as-ultimo-site-saved-by-berejiklian-government-20200703-p558 ...

Will they ever get trains from Oberon meeting trains at tarana in the next 10 years like they do at Castlemaine.
Oberon trains can't even get out of Oberon.
apw5910
Trains  ...

Just a few days after the Govt announced increased services along both the south east routes, all trams today have been halted.

A fire alarm somewhere this morning (according to the transport info  ...

[quote=The Vinelander][quote]In further news, QR has announced this morning a return to normal train scheduling starting Saturday June 13th, including discounts of up to 60% on economy and premium far ...

[quote=DCook]It has now been almost half a year since the cessation of electric services on the Blue Mountains line beyond Mt Victoria, the line is still not open and all diesel hauled services are ve ...

[quote=BrentonGolding][quote]You are right Brenton, it is all a matter of opinion and taste. I like Griff's show. As others said the primary audience is the UK market. It helps to generate interest ho ...

Some good news re the Blue Mountains line.

Limited diesel services resume from Tuesday 21st January.

Essentially, the Dubbo XPT will run 6 days a week, one of the two Bathurst Bullet trains co ...

The line over the mountains has been closed since well before Christmas.

It is still closed to everything, as covered in The Tenterfield fires thread.

Not reopening this week I am told. That is why ...

The last paragraph about staff Inexperience rings very true.

I had to go from Randwick to central this morning, and after previous poor experiences on the tram so far, I got the 372 bus instead.

The ...

Posted 05 Jan 2020 08:54 in New South Wales by craigfitz1

[quote=craigfitz1][quote]Additional info from John Holland’s website, which published a Country Train Notice dated 31/12/19 indicating cancellations on the main west on Saturday (4jan), but resumpti ...

Posted 04 Jan 2020 19:52 in Queensland by craigfitz1

Taking the Spirit of Queensland South tomorrow evening from Proserpine.  Will report on the utilisation of the service once we get to Brisbane Saturday.
bevans


The strong patronage is  ...

Posted 03 Jan 2020 13:27 in New South Wales by craigfitz1

[quote=SinickleBird]Additional info from John Holland’s website, which published a Country Train Notice dated 31/12/19 indicating cancellations on the main west on Saturday (4jan), but resumption of ...

Posted 02 Jan 2020 09:26 in New South Wales by craigfitz1

Does anyone have information about the work that needs to be done in order for the line between Mt Vic and Lithgow to re-open?

Is it damage to the actual track? signalling?, unstable landforms?, fa ...

Yes Mike, the ability to select seats on the V/Line site is one of the things that V/Line get right.

I do wish that NSW TrainLink offered the same service....

Actually, a couple of months ago I tr ...

[quote=tazzer96]I want to make a special mention to the crew of my service especially to help out one man who had the worst possible travel itinerary and it took some toime before the crew fully under ...

As many folk on this thread well know, the daily Grafton XPT has been replaced by buses for the past few weeks.

From the 29th September (start of NSW school holidays) they are trying an alteration  ...

[quote=simstrain]Several factors in NSW are driving these extra rail services from regional nsw but the fact remains that the xplorers and endeavours give the liberal government a chance to expand rai ...

[quote=M636C][quote]At the risk of sounding like a broken gramophone, NSW Trains should dispense with XPT power cars and drop some pointy loco like an EL, RL or AN on either end of the trains with a p ...

[quote=mm42]Is reliability now woeful in the XPT fleet? On Friday 30th I went through Culcairn (by car) about 8:30 am and there was an XPT at the platform, with engines noisily running. There is no XP ...

[quote=LesS]The XPL fleet in particular are worn out from excessive overuse. It is proving to be impossible to keep the power cars operational. Over recent weeks I have seen the departure of services ...

And with the new Bathurst and Griffith services about to get started (and promises made about an extra Singleton train),  the current fleet must surely be stretched to breaking point.

I see that to ...

If the current schedules for the Griffith and Broken Hill Xplorers remain the same, then the new service could use an Xplorer set on Wednesday/Thursday or Thursday/Friday.
Spletsie


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[quote=s3_gunzel][quote]Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Dubbo XPT already stops at Tarana as well as Rydal on request. It would make more sense for the Bathurst Bullet to have permanent stops at the ...

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