Canberra needs to be part of NSW’s fast rail plans

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 17 May 2021 19:29
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
The video indicates the main purpose of the battery is to support acceleration and periods of high demand on the diesel, ie operating more like a Prius and not a Tesla.

The benefits if doing this is simple.
- diesel runs at more constant RPM which us better for life, fuel efficiency and emissions

- a smaller size diesel is needed

- no Aux motor is needed

- house power runs off a consistent cleaner supply, an issue the WA Prospectors had.

- less vibrations

The ability to go full EV is still a way off for Canberra services as its 270 km each way and only some recharging can be achieved while parked at CBR for 30 - 45 min turn around.

Might would on Hunter, but not longer haul Hunter.

Also cheaper option for Bombaderry services than 35km of OH and tunnel upgrades. Perhaps only partial OH where its cheap to do so and avoids need to change tunnels. So maybe a sub station at each station with a few km of OH in both directions to provide 5min of charge and power energy intensive acceleration.

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  simstrain Chief Commissioner

I'm not suggesting to go full EV but adding some extra battery packs in to the trailer / non motor driven carriage could help reduce fuel consumption and allow the motors to run almost all the time on idle without needing to rev as much. Certainly bombaderry should be easy to go full EV and the telarah runs on the hunter.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
I'm not suggesting to go full EV but adding some extra battery packs in to the trailer / non motor driven carriage could help reduce fuel consumption and allow the motors to run almost all the time on idle without needing to rev as much. Certainly bombaderry should be easy to go full EV and the telarah runs on the hunter.
simstrain
Considering the distance its pointless and just more weight to carry if not dispensing with the diesel traction system.

When a see a non-motor car with a large empty space under the floor, I'll believe you there is space but considering how busy the single deck EMU's are under the floor including the trailer cars such as used in Brisbane and southern states I'm not hopeful.

At least we agree South Coast is clearly an option and could be done as part of a demonstration project but would likely need one of the diesel units removed for space and weigh purposes which then makes its a dedciated set for the location but could still be done considering the location is not a critical part of the network. Likely once commissioned the train is more reliable than its DMU cousins.

Hunter yes, but the Telerah trains also need to run further north so again back to complexity of mixing stock.

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