NSW, AU - Eastwood

 
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
The southern 8 cars-worth of Platform 2 at Eastwood has been raised to the level of the floors of electric trains.

The northern 2 cars-worth of Platform 2 is fenced off and perhaps will also be raised as well.

At the join between the southern and northern part of this platform there is a small ramp about 2- metres long.

Is is not clear why a platform 8+2 = 10 cars long is needed.

Time did not allow a view of the other platforms to be considered.

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  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney

The northern 2 cars-worth of Platform 2 is fenced off and perhaps will also be raised as well.

At the join between the southern and northern part of this platform there is a small ramp about 2- metres long.


awsgc24

The work at Eastwood is now complete and Platform 1 & 2 is the same height throughout.

These is a drain about 2m from the edge of Platform 2, which suggest that this part of the platform slopes away from the edge. Like Milson's Point.

All platforms at Eastwood seem to be quite long, perhaps 9.5 Tangara cars, which is long enough for 9 V-cars. Similarly Platform 2 and 3 at Epping. Why this length?
  Black Hoppers Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
The work at Eastwood is now complete and Platform 1 & 2 is the same height throughout.

These is a drain about 2m from the edge of Platform 2, which suggest that this part of the platform slopes away from the edge. Like Milson's Point.

All platforms at Eastwood seem to be quite long, perhaps 9.5 Tangara cars, which is long enough for 9 V-cars. Similarly Platform 2 and 3 at Epping. Why this length?
"awsgc24"


Thank you for that total foaming about a platform.
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
Thank you for that total foaming about a platform.
"Black Hoppers"
Thank you for your most helpful commentary. I think if you were at Eastwood, you really ought to liven up and head down to a frozen yogurt shop (or five).

I would be inclined to suspect the length has something to do with 10U consists?
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
Thank you for your most helpful commentary. I think if you were at Eastwood, you really ought to liven up and head down to a frozen yogurt shop (or five).

I would be inclined to suspect the length has something to do with 10U consists?
Watson374
It's a rather vague (ambiguous?) post at best, and he pretty much answers his own question it would appear. Black Hoppers does have a point. Also, what does frozen yoghurt have to do with anything? Not being a New South Welshman, the joke is lost on me. Care to explain?
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
Frozen Yoghurt shops are primarily run by people of Asian decent (not racist, they are...) - And Eastwood is an area of high Asian influence. It's really changed since All Saints was filmed in the area.

EDIT: I can not spell the word yoghurt.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Thank you for your most helpful commentary. I think if you were at Eastwood, you really ought to liven up and head down to a frozen yogurt shop (or five).

I would be inclined to suspect the length has something to do with 10U consists?
Watson374

Do U-sets still run, let alone 10U Consists?

At Newcastle, some some long platforms such as IIRC Hexham, have been fenced off where the 4Car Endeavours stop, to save money on repairs. The money saved might then be spent on short platforms (SP) such as IIRC Asquith.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
It's a rather vague (ambiguous?) post at best, and he pretty much answers his own question it would appear. Black Hoppers does have a point. Also, what does frozen yoghurt have to do with anything? Not being a New South Welshman, the joke is lost on me. Care to explain?
Barrington Womble
There is a Yoghurt shop directly opposite the station exit on the western side.
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
Eastwood is currently dominated by Koreans and Chinese, and froyo is popular among its residents. As such, many such shops have opened and have thriving business.

Hmm. You're right, though, awsgc24; if it's fairly recent that it's a bit odd.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Eastwood is currently dominated by Koreans and Chinese, and froyo is popular among its residents. As such, many such shops have opened and have thriving business.

Hmm. You're right, though, awsgc24; if it's fairly recent that it's a bit odd.
Watson374

IIRC, the Yoghurt shop opposite the station opened a year or two ago. I was there at that time, and pretty Asian girls where handing out brochures.

Could this thread be morphed into one that details what interesting shops and things are either opposite stations, or within a few minutes walk?

For example, the "NSW, AU - Cheltenham" thread has little of interest, except school(s) and a commuter carpark, soon to be devastated by the NSFC.
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
IIRC, the Yoghurt shop opposite the station opened a year or two ago. I was there at that time, and pretty Asian girls where handing out brochures.
"awsgc24"
They now handle the till to blaring KPop.

Could this thread be morphed into one that details what interesting shops and things are either opposite stations, or within a few minutes walk?
"awsgc24"
Well, for Shanghainese food, go to Ashfield.
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
Thank you for your most helpful commentary. I think if you were at Eastwood, you really ought to liven up and head down to a frozen yogurt shop (or five).

I would be inclined to suspect the length has something to do with 10U consists?
Watson374
You are correct. 4 decades ago when I commuted on that line Eastwood was where the Us and Vs  stopped if there was an intermediate stop between Strathfield and Hornsby tabled for Central coast and Newcastle trains.

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