Harbour bridge shut (inlcuding rail?)

 
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-04/harbour-bridge-shut-down/3632106

Petrol tanker bingle on bridge.

At the 14sec mark on footage you can see a Tangara back only a few metres from where the cab of the truck pushed into the fence between railway and roadway. Hard to tell but looks like train is moving slowly. But later on in clip the train is gone, so assume its moving.

Regards
Shane

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  trainman3801 Chief Commissioner

Location: Why do you want to know?!?!?!
Yeah trains wern't affected, but the road was closed.
  boxythingy Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
Yeah trains wern't affected, but the road was closed.
"trainman3801"

This is true as:

-Bus passengers in the CBD can use their ticket to travel by train across the CityRail network

-Sydney Ferries are also recognising valid bus tickets
"@131500trains-Twitter"


During the time of the incident and a bit after it, "Good Service" next to the North Shore line on the Live travel news/service disruptions table was an active link which advised passengers of doing the same thing as 131500trains suggested.
  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: North of the border!
Amazing how quickly they got it cleared  Shocked

Would a rail incident be treated with the same expediency  Question
  Blackadder Chief Commissioner

Location: Not the ECRL
Amazing how quickly they got it cleared  Shocked

Would a rail incident be treated with the same expediency  Question
"cootanee"


Why wouldn't it be?
  3801_95 Junior Train Controller

Amazing how quickly they got it cleared  Shocked

Would a rail incident be treated with the same expediency  Question
"cootanee"


Being the bottle neck that it is to the cityrail network, it would have to be. Otherwise passengers on the north shore will have to go via Epping to get to the city and vice-versa  Shocked
  bowralcommuter Chief Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a Manly Ferry
Bus tickets between Central and North Sydney were also recognised during the day IIRC.
  cuthbert Train Controller

Trains WERE slightly effected until the adjacent incident site was cleared. They were all running at a reduced speed past the site. There is always a chance of a hero acting-up at these scenes.

That's is all the disruption was!
  johnboy Chief Commissioner

Location: Up the road from Gulgong
Amazing how quickly they got it cleared  Shocked

Would a rail incident be treated with the same expediency  Question
"cootanee"

They are in NSW. Tracks are cleared and made safe asap. Just because making safe may take 24-48 hours does not mean that it is not the same expediency.
  borosa Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Saw this from my window at work! We were lunching in the rocks and heard choppers and coppers all over the place, then went upstairs to see the traffic on the Calhill at a standstill and noticed the tanker blocking the road surrounded by flashing lights!

Not pretty, esp since the lady who apparently caused it (I say apparently as I heard this through the media, which as we all know are full of $hit most of the time) is in a critical condition in hospital.
  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: North of the border!
And now they're banging on about a third (ROAD) harbour crossing.
  newington Chief Commissioner

Location: Here, very occasionally.
And now they're banging on about a third (ROAD) harbour crossing.
"cootanee"


you gotta be kidding! as if the warringah highway isnt enough of a capark in peakhour, and they want to have MORE lanes joining it? je$us!!!
  simonl Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Amazing how quickly they got it cleared  Shocked

Would a rail incident be treated with the same expediency  Question
"cootanee"

They are in NSW. Tracks are cleared and made safe asap. Just because making safe may take 24-48 hours does not mean that it is not the same expediency.
"johnboy"

Might be a different safety/convenience trade off however.
  tom9876543 Train Controller

A third road crossing?

I think there should be another road tunnel, and the 2 Eastern lanes on the Harbour bridge RETURNED back to rail.

The road tunnel would replace the Western Distributor bridge, which is removed. The tunnel would go from Sydney Aquarium to where the existing tunnel entrances are at the Warringah Fwy. It would be 6 lanes.
The 6 driving lanes of the Harbour bridge would be for Sydney CBD only (WD bridge is completely removed).
There would be 4 rail lines, in a similar configuration to how the bridge was originally designed.

Of course this would cost billions, and would require the NSW government to agree to some generous tolling concessions to convince private enterprise to get involved.
  hornetfig Assistant Commissioner

^ so you'd be removing the Western Distributor as between Grosvenor Street and Day Street? (only?) And traffic that is headed for the middle or southern end of the CBD and would ordinarily exit at Day Street?
  boxythingy Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oCAZcxip9c
WARNING, parts of the video, namely from 0:25-0:28 contains scenes of injured people.
Someone's made a video of the crash on the train
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
[quote="boxythingySomeone's made a video of the crash on the train[/quote]

So being the t you are you just had to post the pics of a seriously injured person in her car....your sick sport. Evil or Very Mad
  boxythingy Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
As far as I know, that video is not of a high enough quality to identify any person and ultimately any injured people.
  newington Chief Commissioner

Location: Here, very occasionally.
But you can see the person from about 0:25 to 0:28  Evil or Very Mad

Would've been far better to post a link with a warning, rather than expose fragile minded (after much trauma and other events) people such a 42101 to it you goose.
  boxythingy Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
I would like to advise people that I had no intentions of highlighting the injured people, but am sorry despite the video quality obscuring much of the details. Rather, I was trying to share the scenes of the lack of traffic and the truck just stuck there on the bridge, as viewed from a train.
  sydnytrains Chief Commissioner

Location: McDonalds Front counter serving customers
You should revise your posts before hitting the submit button. Yes, I understand you weren't intentionally thinking of posting a link to highlight the injured, but some people will take it the wrong way. And will create yet another argument in this forum.

You should know by now to revise posting boxythingy.

So remember, before posting, revise it. It should only take 5-10 seconds out of your 24 hours.
  tom9876543 Train Controller

A third road crossing?

I think there should be another road tunnel, and the 2 Eastern lanes on the Harbour bridge RETURNED back to rail.

The road tunnel would replace the Western Distributor bridge, which is removed. The tunnel would go from Sydney Aquarium to where the existing tunnel entrances are at the Warringah Fwy. It would be 6 lanes.
The 6 driving lanes of the Harbour bridge would be for Sydney CBD only (WD bridge is completely removed).
There would be 4 rail lines, in a similar configuration to how the bridge was originally designed.

Of course this would cost billions, and would require the NSW government to agree to some generous tolling concessions to convince private enterprise to get involved.

^ so you'd be removing the Western Distributor as between Grosvenor Street and Day Street? (only?) And traffic that is headed for the middle or southern end of the CBD and would ordinarily exit at Day Street?
"hornetfig"


Yes remove the bridge part of the WD. If required a tunnel entrance/exit for north syd could be built where Erskine St currently goes under the WD bridge (if necessary close Erskine St all the way to Lime St).
  Kamz Assistant Commissioner

Amazing how quickly they got it cleared  Shocked

Would a rail incident be treated with the same expediency  Question
"cootanee"


If yesterday's Southern Highlands incident is anything to go by, then no.
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Amazing how quickly they got it cleared  Shocked

Would a rail incident be treated with the same expediency  Question
"cootanee"


If yesterday's Southern Highlands incident is anything to go by, then no.
"Kamz"


Want to explain how it was not dealt with quickly sport Rolling EyesEvil or Very Mad lets see derailed train,crime scene major track repairs and all fixed in around 12 hours pretty damn good in my books.
  JTCs2 Deputy Commissioner

love how the australian reported the tanker to have rolled over, looked rather upright to me, if its true the woman was at fault then this serves to show what can happen to people who dont know how to behave around heavy vehicles.

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