Too bad the brand new trains have no sleeper accommodation. Goes to show what contempt our politicians have for the paying passenger. Return to sender...
Getting back to what I said earlier, if people around the darling floodplains have had the river taken away from them, what makes you think they will ever see a CAF?
From the number of sets I have seen published in the tables, I am even more certain that any technical or breakdown problems on OTHER smaller set routes, will require backups. In fact, this is a problem across the entire NSW Trains network.
I am yet to be convinced that BH will see anything other than XPLs or rubber, which again is not a bad thing. If they put up with PH101 for a long time, they can make do with the XPL.
The NSW election is over, time for the politicians to stop playing pretend...
Broken Hill will see the new train ANR because that is what is replacing the Xplorer. The new trains are just a newer and more modern type of Xplorer being diesel electric instead of diesel hydraulic.
As for the river the only way to fix that is to link those water hungry cotton farms and the river to water resources from the east of the state. Certainly the desalination plant in Sydney should be working 100% to provide the cotton farmers with water instead of using the resource from inland rivers.