Construction begins on second Sydney Harbour rail crossing

 

News article: Construction begins on second Sydney Harbour rail crossing

[color=#000000][size=3][font=Guardian Sans', Tahoma, 'Trebuchet MS', TrebuchetMS, sans-serif][b][size=4][b]WORK on the second Sydney Harbour rail crossing — which will move 100,000 extra people on Sydney’s trains every hour — has begun.

  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
WORK on the second Sydney Harbour rail crossing — which will move 100,000 extra people on Sydney’s trains every hour — has begun.
Preparation began yesterday for drilling to depths 70m below the Harbour — to occur over the next few weeks — to find the best spot for the new Sydney Rapid Transit railway tunnels.

NSW Premier Mike Baird said the government was delivering on its election promises.
Construction begins on second Sydney Harbour rail crossing

The Liberals are getting on with the changes they announced before the election.  Even thou they are drilling there would be limited options for a a harbour crossing as the approaches would need plenty of space and of couse a connection to the existing network.  

Have these ideas or options been floated?

All this work in Sydney and Melbourne can't even organise a rail link to the airport. makes you laugh.

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  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
The Liberals are getting on with the changes they announced before the election.  Even thou they are drilling there would be limited options for a a harbour crossing as the approaches would need plenty of space and of couse a connection to the existing network.  

Have these ideas or options been floated?

All this work in Sydney and Melbourne can't even organise a rail link to the airport. makes you laugh.
8077
Have a look at the Sydney Rapid Transit.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Can the route of the 2RHC be made to swerve through Willoughby and Crows Nest. It is already swerving through Victoria Cross near North Sydney.

On the south side, can the long section between Central and Sydenham be made to swerve through somewhere useful?
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
100'000 people per hour !

how many tracks are they going to build ?
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
100'000 people per hour !

how many tracks are they going to build ?
Nightfire

Maybe 16-car triple decker trains?
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Maybe 16-car triple decker trains?
awsgc24
With matching triple level platforms !
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
100'000 people per hour !

how many tracks are they going to build ?
Nightfire
I believe its two tracks, but is a rapid transit style line. So probably not 100,000, but perhaps 40,000-50,000
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
I believe its two tracks, but is a rapid transit style line. So probably not 100,000, but perhaps 40,000-50,000
railblogger
Maybe 100k per day! or 100k in peak
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Maybe 100k per day! or 100k in peak
RTT_Rules
Probably, but on further inspection it's possible that the 100k/hr figure includes capacity released by the re-routing of the Bankstown line into the new tunnel.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Probably, but on further inspection it's possible that the 100k/hr figure includes capacity released by the re-routing of the Bankstown line into the new tunnel.
railblogger
would make more sense then. Total increased capacity to city.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Can the route of the 2RHC be made to swerve through Willoughby and Crows Nest. It is already swerving through Victoria Cross near North Sydney.
awsgc24
You would hope so, the current route follows a goat track off to the west, just stay to the east of the Pac hwy until close to St Leonards.

Probably just one station between St Leonards and Nth Sydney around Nth Sydney Girls High School, roughly in the middle with a spacing of 1.2 to 1.3km to either station.
  gmanning1 Junior Train Controller

Location: Sydney
On the south side, can the long section between Central and Sydenham be made to swerve through somewhere useful?
awsgc24
Do they even need any stations between Central and Sydenham? (except possibly Redfern as a transfer point)

Have they even worked out where the CBD stations are going to be, or even where the harbour crossing is for that matter.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Do they even need any stations between Central and Sydenham? (except possibly Redfern as a transfer point)

Have they even worked out where the CBD stations are going to be, or even where the harbour crossing is for that matter.
gmanning1
Probably they do.

My understanding is that it goes to both Bankstown and Hurtsville taking over local duties thus leaving the DD's on the south line doing the longer haul work have less stops and speed trains up a tad.  

If its just Bankstown line, then probably not. Its only two stops with Redfern and Sydenham 4km apart as the crow flys. Maybe a stop in the middle as there is little benefit trying to tap into the existing station infrastructure at either of the two mid stations. Maybe its easier for street access?
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Newspaper report some intense lobbying by land owners and others to deviate the second harbour crossing one way or another.

There is the possibility of an Artarmon Industrial station (to the south of Artarmon).

There might be a station at Crows Nest rather than St Leonards.

South of the harbour there might be a $500m station at Barangaroo rather than The Rocks. The developers of the Barangaroo Casino have said that they would contribute to this cost.

South of Central there might be stations at Sydney Uni and Newtown rather than Waterloo.

There is probably still some room for other new stations.

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