Nice pics, wurx.
* overhead bridges has room for two tracks
* catchpoints are actually a full turnout
Extension of loop into some kind of "passing lane" seems easy, and cheaper than Illawarra Base Tunnel(s).
Q1: How far does the safety runoff track past the "catchpoint" go; think of same at new Glenfield?
Q2: Is platform height same as Tangara floor, and how wide is Platform-Train gap?
I've been off sick the last week and so haven't had any opportunity to examine any of this first hand, but I go back tomorrow.
Q1: Not sure, but I'll have a closer look.
Q2: I'm not sure whether H-sets & T-sets are the same regards floor height from ground (but I would expect so), and since Shellharbour Jn. is a new station, I would also expect the platform height to match and be (relatively) flush with either of these trains. If so, it might
be possible to entrain/detrain a wheelchair/scooter without a ramp. For example, a regular customer with a scooter who connects with the train at Oak Flats, is there able to drive his scooter on/off the train without a ramp, and that station is just over 10yrs old.
BTW Tangaras are not supposed to work to Kiama anymore, but occasionally one is snuck in......
Again, when I'm back at work and will have worked a few trains through the new station, I can observe the train floor to platform thingy, and how much platform to train gap there is.