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[quote=tonyp]Sure we can call them all commuter or suburban railway systems but there are broad typologies that subsets of this are grouped under. After all, you wouldn't talk about the Sydney suburba ...

Posted 24 Aug 2019 12:39 in New South Wales by RTT_Rules

[quote=simstrain][quote]Wouldn't be the first time NSW bought regional train design from UK and had to adapt the platform height, I'm sure they will sort it out.[/quote]

The Staedler isn't a UK desig ...

Why are we trying to define it at all?

The govt has used the term "Metro" to distinguish it from the existing network in a branding exercise, nothing more and nothing less and as far as I can tell  ...

Posted 24 Aug 2019 01:03 in New South Wales by RTT_Rules

Wouldn't be the first time NSW bought regional train design from UK and had to adapt the platform height, I'm sure they will sort it out.

[quote=James.au]We have gone and quickly turned this into the SWQ standardisation thread again haha. In all honesty though i wasn't considering that as in the DG future of the Inland in SWQ this is ab ...

[quote=james.au][quote]By 2020, Watco is likely to be the only rail operator serving the Southern and South Western Lines..[/quote]This here is the important factor in this. Once this happens, there ...

[quote=james.au]They have been open access yes, but the cost to enter the market is high and it took a 10 year hook and pull contract from GrainCorp for Watco to make that investment. And the reality ...

Any idea what is the current traffic is on the Western Line and where from?

Any cattle west of Roma anymore?

What grain is left?

SW line, off the top of my head

- Brookstead (Mill' Line),  ...

The western line is tricky as this is where politics will get involved.

Coal obviously.

Grain, likely

Cattle, mmmm, how much and where do they run too.

Passenger.........I think it will be ...

[quote=simstrain][quote]Don't worry about there being no business case and a complete waste of money. Give them a railway line that won't be used when the costs could be better used in local welfare, ...

[quote]bevansWhat are you thoughts [url=/user/68385][b]@Sulla1[/b] on the upgrade potential of southern Queensland lines tied into the inland trunk route?[/quote]The Inland passes most of the active l ...

[quote=Sulla1]At least $9.3-billion committed thus far (almost nine times the construction spend on the Alice Springs to Darwin Line) and the only new track/missing link to be built has been the North ...

[quote=Sulla1][quote]Would this development require a new siding or a spur to the processing facility?[/quote]If there is rail investment, it will be very minimal. The project's total resource is only ...

[quote=Madjikthise][quote][quote][/quote]

[b]Like any new business there are always glitches as they work both the technical and internal bugs out of the system.[/b][/quote]Which brings us back to wh ...

[quote=kitchgp]The locomotive range of 250 km is the distance to the next required charge, not to battery exhaustion. Factors such as terrain will obviously influence the range, eg 200 km in hilly and ...

[quote=kipioneer]

I'm quoting the title of this thread in case you haven't noticed.

As for a twice daily return service, where is the service based - Nuriootpa or Adelaide?

If it is Adelaide th ...

[quote=lkernan]Venture Minerals mine set to proceed, with 80-100 jobs

[url=https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/6343172/venture-minerals-set-to-go-live-with-riley-iron-ore-mine/?cs=12]https://www.the ...

[quote=simstrain]I'm not one for re opening old lines like casino to murwillumbah and most on here know that but the line to bourke is flat and straight and strategically placed on the darling, Second ...

[quote=bingley hall][quote]

So back to how much would it cost to run 3 x DMU's return a day up the valley for use by both commuter and tourists? [b]Noting the advantage of such a service is the tr ...

[quote=kipioneer]The phrase "tourist commuter railway" is ridiculous. The two are poles apart, save that tourists might use the commuter trains for convenience. I certainly do use public transpor ...

[quote=kitchgp]Hypothetical:

If a locomotive had a range of 250 km per charge, 4 charging lanes centred 200 km apart would cover the 1000 km odd between Melbourne and Sydney.

At 80 km/h, a locom ...

No updates as to his condition since yesterday.
bevans
I would expect to wait a week or so before we hear any further news.

[quote=Lockspike][quote]It is a worry that these issues keep happening. If they continue then they might very well need to resort to a driver to overcome these computer issues.[/quote]They would soone ...

also how does the person recharging pay for their power usage? How do you meter one car if there's a dozen on that stretch of road all charging?
HardWorkingMan
Simple, a meter and accoun ...

[quote=kitchgp]For routes with high volumes of traffic, on-the-fly charging may be practical.

For rail it would ‘simply’ be a matter of electrifying short sections of track. Three-phase AC, wit ...

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