Sydney Super Tunnels - New SBS doco on the Metro tunneling project

 
  Totoro Locomotive Fireman

Hi all, just wondering if anyone has been watching this new SBS documentary on the Metro tunneling works? It’s a 4 part series, currently the first 2 parts have aired.

It’s very much in the vein of similar docos that have been made on the UK crossrail project. So while it not quite ground breaking TV (har har), it’s definitely a well produced doco with lots of behind the scenes footage of the TBMs, new animatics and lots of interviews with the engineers and project leaders.

It does seem to skip around project timeline quite a bit, but it’s certainly a pleasant surprise to see Sydney’s public transport getting this much attention, it’s free to view as well. Smile

https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/sydneys-super-tunnels

I notice Michael Portillo has been in town too, but perhaps that’s a separate thread. :p

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  M636C Minister for Railways

Hi all, just wondering if anyone has been watching this new SBS documentary on the Metro tunneling works? It’s a 4 part series, currently the first 2 parts have aired.

It’s very much in the vein of similar docos that have been made on the UK crossrail project. So while it not quite ground breaking TV (har har), it’s definitely a well produced doco with lots of behind the scenes footage of the TBMs, new animatics and lots of interviews with the engineers and project leaders.

It does seem to skip around project timeline quite a bit, but it’s certainly a pleasant surprise to see Sydney’s public transport getting this much attention, it’s free to view as well. Smile

https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/sydneys-super-tunnels

I notice Michael Portillo has been in town too, but perhaps that’s a separate thread. :p
Totoro
It certainly doesn't distinguish between project phases.

The average viewer might think that no trains are yet running and it isn't clear in what order the sections of line are opening (including lines that are still just proposals).

It isn't that much worse than many similar "documentaries".

Peter
  viaprojects Chief Train Controller

It certainly doesn't distinguish between project phases.

M636C


only seen the first ep - total joke compared to the website and the channel 7 / nsw government short video on stage one ..

missed the credits - but someone dropped the ball for a 2 stage government project .. more like a bad job interview ..
  Totoro Locomotive Fireman

It certainly doesn't distinguish between project phases.


only seen the first ep - total joke compared to the website and the channel 7 / nsw government short video on stage one ..

missed the credits - but someone dropped the ball for a 2 stage government project .. more like a bad job interview ..
viaprojects

I wouldn't call it a "joke", but yes I agree its substantially less detailed than the website. I definitely enjoy the website with its links to the EIS statements, TBM progress tracking, and the current/future travel time calculators. I'm guessing this doco is aimed at a slightly more casual audience though. If it gets people looking at the website that's probably a success hehe. :p
  viaprojects Chief Train Controller

. I'm guessing this doco is aimed at a slightly more casual audience though.
Totoro


not shore which audience .. it's not a NSW government production .. just a mess of archived footage from stage one and out of order building media sections for stage two ..
  menangletrains Station Master

I am Absolutely enjoying this 4 Part Series on SBS television on a Wednesday Evening in Sydney.

It shows you what is involved right from the start, and how the Massive Boring Machines are assembled, and Put into Position ready to start the job. And how it removes the Soil, and Lays the Tunnel Arches as it moves along. Building the Tunnel as it goes. I think it is a really good show,and i say Well Done to SBS for presenting a great show for those interested in whats going on Around SYDNEY. with all of this Underground Construction work, to improve out Public Transport.

I have found it really interesting and i know many of my fellow retired Friends also enjoy the Series, as we often talk about it

Well Done to ALL involved.
Dave Innis.

Menangle .NS.W.
  viaprojects Chief Train Controller

. I think it is a really good show,and i say Well Done to SBS
menangletrains
after watching other videos it's a +1 to sbs but not for the show ..

https://www.sydneymetro.info/images-and-video

https://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/crossrail-documentary-the-fifteen-billion-pound-railway/
  Totoro Locomotive Fireman

@viaprojects

The limitations of the series notwithstanding, I still don’t quite get your negativity here. How often do we get to see Sydney’s train network getting portrayed with this level of production values and fanfare? Almost never. To me it’s a really pleasant surprise to get a 4 part series on a major TV network. Looking forward to watching the 3rd episode online this weekend.
  viaprojects Chief Train Controller

@viaprojects

I still don’t quite get your negativity here.
Totoro

http://www.roguecreative.com.au done a lazy job ..  ie would not hit the more info http://megametro.tv/ site - no info ..

would note other forum sites failed the show.. too many errors and cut outs
  Totoro Locomotive Fireman

@viaprojects

Not as lazy as that reply.. :p
  viaprojects Chief Train Controller

@viaprojects

Not as lazy as that reply.. :p
Totoro

better intro a june 5 , 2015 video



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXOSDMyeEjw
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

That video has a minor mistake in it. Those 100 trains have to fight for 8 lines and not 6 as mentioned. The city circle counts as 2 in and 2 out.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
That video has a minor mistake in it. Those 100 trains have to fight for 8 lines and not 6 as mentioned. The city circle counts as 2 in and 2 out.
simstrain
It should've probably mention the number of paths.

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