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Ethan1395

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If this was Newcastle, half the tracks would be gone by now.
michaelgm
If it were Newcastle, the Carlingford Line would have been converted to a walking/cycling rail trail with the surro ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]I agree with using the existing platforms expect that the orientation is wrong and it would put an S-bend in the line, maybe its acceptable? Also the Metro is meant to run more north ...

Posted 25 Nov 2019 11:58 in Sydney Suburban by Ethan1395

[quote=RTT_Rules]Regarding your comments on Sydney Metro, please tell us all how many jobs FTE jobs are employed by the Metro, or do you think the trains move on their own, clean and maintain themselv ...

Posted 24 Nov 2019 19:34 in Sydney Suburban by Ethan1395

Does anyone know the motor(M)-trailer(T) configuration these trains will use?, with 4 carriage sets it's easy with MTTM or TMMT (doubling that to make an 8 carraige set), but we have never seen a 6 ca ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]1) Most of Australia's railways are not govt run, just suburban systems and 1 isn't and another will follow.

2) Fat govt railway systems which failed to modernise is part of the pr ...

I'm a bit late to this discussion, but there definitely needs to be more stations;

[ul][li]As discussed, a light rail/metro interchange at Rydalmere near USW[/li][li]Silverwater[/li][li]'Burwood Nort ...

Adjusting staff levels to match business needs, even if season is standard practice in most industries. If they don't like it employment with the railway is optional.
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Building a light rail service in that city would expect to have all the issues Newcastle had when they deployed.
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The Newcastle Light Rail can not be used as a fair comparison to ...

Posted 20 Oct 2019 10:21 in Sydney Suburban by Ethan1395

OBSERVATIONS

-I've seen new 10 carriage markers at some stations on the Central Coast & Newcastle (CCN) line, I can't remember where exactly, but they were definitely at Warnervale.

-Plat ...

With the arrival of the New Intercity Fleet hopefully happening sometime next year, and seeing infrastructure popping up on the Central Coast & Newcastle (CCN) line such as platform extensions, new 10 ...

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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.
simstrain
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.
simstrain
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 ...

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