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Ethan1395

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Any HR branch lines would be a long way off, like after a dedicated freight line was built anyway.

The immediate need is to fix existing local services with impr ...

Seriously, did anybody even think this tram through?

Rail services attract development, that is true, but how is this 2.7km line going to do anything when it's fed by the same usable PT that has al ...

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The route the old Belmont line follows goes too far from the population to be used again, but a new route using parts of the old alignment (including Belmont-Jewells) ...

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Regarding Newcastle Intg, bus connections are poor as most services use Hunter St and few go right past the interchange, so I imagine that's why the new bus interchange is bein ...

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True that the rail lines came into Newcastle and Sydney in different ways, and the cities developed differently.

The issue is the lack of adaption, as you mentioned, ...

[quote=simstrain]What is wrong with catching the 29 bus. You make it sound like everywhere in Sydney is only walking distance to a train line and it isn't. In my area I have to either drive to either ...

A very close friend of mine feels that the OSCar H-set seats are more comfortable than the V-set seat.

I long talked about the discomfort of OSCar trips between Newcastle and Sydney to which they t ...

buses are perfect for short trips. Catch a bus to a station and get over glendale as it isn't happening.
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The only bus I'm catching to a station is the 29 to Cardiff station for ...

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I'm aware of the fact that most people in Sydney still own a car (and most couples own two) but it's perfectly reasonable for the car to come post-employment,

in ...

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Sorry if you felt like I was having a dig at you. I know you made a previous reply that I felt where you were primarily talking about outer-suburban commuting mentioning grow ...

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Since the Newcastle buses are now private? are the bus timetables still done by the same people as train timetables?

Ironically, it's the private timetable doing be ...

[quote= RTT_Rules]I never said add more stops in fact I said previously cut Springwood unless this is actually requested. It was mentioned by other that the DMU's performance is likely worse than a EM ...

Belmont needs more bus services like many other places up that way need.
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Buses should only really be used when other modes of PT can't be justified, perhaps Swansea is one of t ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]There is only going to be one station at Glendale / Argenton, no need for two and this is not as easy as it sounds anyway as there are no major roads or really any roads for that matt ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]The first problem when claiming 400k people live in Newcastle, is what is defined as Newcastle?

The main sprawl is

- South of the river

- North of Lake Macquarie from Terabla to ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]Bathurst yard is quite big and there is likely a location with a spare siding that is able to be reclaimed and installed a security fence with security cameras similar to that at Armi ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]In a rare form of unity I strongly agree that the DMU should be an all out all change at Lithgow to an express spark which also has its own connections with all stoppers at Katoomba a ...

[quote=simstrain]The XPT doesn't go in to the city in the morning like the bullet does. I still believe a more frequent local service between lithgow and bathurst or orange is a better option for a co ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]Burdening the cost of potentially out dated jobs on the taxpayer is not a solution to unemployment and of those 647,000 on Newstart, few live in Sydney so keeping or not keeping those ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]Sorry, trying to live in the past is not the way of the future and your approach to solving employment reeks of the a 3rd world country.

Assume there is 2000 train drivers and guar ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]The govt has access to the ABS data on where people live and work, go to school etc. Hence they can likely estimate to a reasonable margin the number of people for which new transport ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]If you cannot afford fuel, you cannot afford the money to catch a bus/train.

Yes you are taking us on a circular loop with this. If you don't have a car and want to use PT and its ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]The self loading cattle don't worry, they don't even give a crap. They just want to get to work and not deal with the fall out of another driver dispute over whatever who cares and ye ...

A very Newcastle centric discussion

There’s life outside the electrified interurban belt

Travelling Hooker

I talk mainly about Newcastle because I'm from the area, I talk about Woll ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]Lasuanne example is so far from Newcastle its not funny. Small compact city on the side of a hill where most people live in 2-3 level buildings in a country with a culture of using ra ...

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