SWRL Construction Progress

 
  bernerd Junior Train Controller

@seb - actual opening to passenger, sorry, customer services is around Feb 2015. Flyovers commission 9 June 2014, line out to Leppington commissions Oct 26 2014.

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  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
It's a set of nowhere points, similar to catchpoints, but I believe a friction buffer is to be installed.
"FullSeries"

What are nowhere points and what is their purpose?
  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
@seb - actual opening to passenger, sorry, customer services is around Feb 2015. Flyovers commission 9 June 2014, line out to Leppington commissions Oct 26 2014.
"bernerd"

Thank you Sir, and to all who helped answer my question, much appreciated! I certainly was shocked to see a government project actually AHEAD of schedule for a change.
  TrainboyEH Locomotive Fireman

Location: Sydney
It truly is great to see a project ahead of schedule for once.
  Airvan99 Junior Train Controller

I certainly was shocked to see a government project actually AHEAD of schedule for a change.
"seb2351"


Expect that to be normal with this current Liberal government. They learnt to under promise after seeing the previous government always over promising and under delivering.
It was interesting to see Gladys slap down the manager of the tunneling company for the NWRL who hinted that they would finish early. He knew there was plenty of spare time in the contract. But Gladys would have not of that, and cut him off in mid sentence. She wants to be the one to announce that the whole project is on time and under budget.
  8603 Locomotive Driver

Location: Canberra
Hey Airvan99, when was this slap-down?
  Airvan99 Junior Train Controller

Hey Airvan99, when was this slap-down?
"8603"


A few months ago at the press conference when the successful tunneling contractor was announced.
  jcouch Assistant Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a commuter train
Weekend trackwork visible:

Northern flyover has had some love from the track machines. Where it used to be just rail and sleeper buried under ballast, all the track to the last few metres near the merge point on the city end have been pulled up above the ballast and leveled. If the above info about a June date wasn't posted I would have thought they were getting ready to do the merge over the next couple of weekend shutdowns.

On the southern side, those oddball points have had further work done. Previously then ended right next to a OHW stanchion (rail literally touching it). That gantry has been removed and a heap of tamping and ballasting done, so now it is just random track going nowhere other than directly into the end of the platform (no buffer stop installed).

Southern flyover on the up side has only one small visible change in that the OHW wire holders on the poles that were previously chained up vertical to the poles have been unchained and hanging in position ready to take wire. I'm guessing that this next weekend shutdown they may run the OHW up the flyover to complete that portion.

Edit: Speling - tablets suck for posting from...
  jcouch Assistant Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a commuter train
Covers have come off the signals along the track section for p4. Lit up but with white cross on them. The other signals on current operational tracks are not yet uncovered.  Suggests that maybe one of these next two weekends they may be commissioning the new signalling.