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Old March 11th, 2010, 11:35 AM   #21
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Excellent idea Yardmaster!

Here's a few maps, to get us started...

Sydney's CBD



And the CityRail network



Melbourne's tram network...



And the rail network...



Brisbane's network...



Perth's network...



And Adelaide...



It's also worth noting that the Gold Coast is on the verge of construction its first light rail line.

Excuse the size of the map, but it was the only decent one available.

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Old March 11th, 2010, 11:50 AM   #22
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Really puts how bad the Gold Coast is into perspective, doesn't it. Rail which is 20+ minutes from the "city" itself, and light rail which is going to be little more than a joke.

Anyway, TransLink for Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
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Old March 12th, 2010, 08:34 PM   #23
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TransLink for Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
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Veolia Auckland does have a website for Auckland's trains, but it's not the best website at the moment. It does exist, though!
Linked!

(incidentally, some of the images posted here are wider than 1024 pixels, the standard at the moment, which causes problems ...)

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Old February 22nd, 2014, 04:31 PM   #24
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Updated Adelaide map on urbanrail.net with new metro extension from Noarlunga Centre to Seaford and start of electric service on entire line:

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Old February 23rd, 2014, 11:11 PM   #25
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Well, this is it. Adelaide Metro extension is opened:

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Old February 23rd, 2014, 11:36 PM   #26
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These new Adelaide electric suburban trains look very nice.....Do U know when the entire system will be electric?
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Old February 24th, 2014, 04:17 AM   #27
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Does the ski train count as a metro?
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Old February 27th, 2014, 10:42 AM   #28
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Canberra appoints light rail advisers
27 Feb 2014



AUSTRALIA: Following bids by four consortia, the Capital Metro Agency has appointed an Arup-led consortium as technical adviser for engineering design, operations and infrastructure for the planned Capital Metro light rail line in Canberra. The consortium includes Hassell, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Brown Consulting, LandData Surveys, Phillip Chun Access, SLR Consulting, GML Heritage and DSB Landscape Architects. The technical advisory work is to be completed in the second half of this year, with construction starting in 2016.

‘This critical piece of work will give us a detailed understanding of, and a preferred approach to, the project’s technical elements’, said ACT Minster for the Environment & Sustainable Development Simon Corbell.

The first stage of the project is a 12 km line between Gungahlin and the city centre, making use of grassed road median strips which were reserved for possible tram routes when the city was first planned.

Government funding for the light rail project was included in the Australian Capital Territory budget for 2013-14, announced in mid-2013. This includes an initial investment of A$5m for early design work and A$12m for further development over a four-year period.
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Great news, and about time too!
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Old March 8th, 2014, 04:55 PM   #30
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These new Adelaide electric suburban trains look very nice.....Do U know when the entire system will be electric?
Unfortunately the South Australian government (responsible for funding public transport in Adelaide) has run out of money (and there is an election for the state government very soon, which is predicted to oust the left-of-centre Labor party in favour of the car-loving Liberals (right-of-centre).
The Gawler line (going to the northern suburbs) is the next priority in the electrification process.
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Old May 8th, 2014, 03:19 PM   #31
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Newcastle port concession to fund light rail project
08 May 2014



AUSTRALIA: The construction of a planned 2·6 km light rail line in Newcastle, New South Wales, is to be partially funded using the proceeds of the state government leasing the Port of Newcastle to a private investor.

At the end of April the Port of Newcastle Investments consortium of Hastings Funds Management and China Merchants was selected for the 98-year lease. A total of five bids had been received.

The state will receive A$1·75bn, of which A$1·2bn will go into an infrastructure fund. A total of A$340m has been earmarked for the revitalisation of Newcastle CBD, in addition to A$120m already allocated by the state government.

Under the light rail proposals, the current heavy rail service into Newcastle would be cut back to a new rail, bus and tram interchange at Wickham. Light rail services would then use either the current railway alignment, Hunter Street, or a combination of the two to connect Wickham with Newcastle Beach. It is envisaged that services would run every 10 min.

The replacement of the existing railway is intended to remove a barrier between the city and its waterfront, and the state envisages that the light rail project would drive urban renewal to ‘reinvent Newcastle as a modern, vibrant city.’

In the longer term, the line could be extended from the CBD to surrounding suburbs and the wider Hunter region.
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 02:31 PM   #32
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Canberra light rail receives funding boost
Tuesday, June 03, 2014



CANBERRA's proposed 12.5km inaugural light rail line received a $A 21.3m ($US 19.8m) boost in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) budget which was announced on June 3, in an allocation the government says is designed to make the proposed public-private partnership project "investment ready."

Capital Metro will run north-south from Gozzard Street in Gungahlin to Civic in the heart of the city, and the ACT government expects to seek expressions of interest for construction and operation of the line in the first half of 2015. Construction is expected to commence in 2016.

The complete project is estimated to cost more than $A 600m, although the government did not update the expected price in the budget due to "commercial sensitivities."

$A 20m was also allocated in the budget to upgrade the Gungahlin – Civic corridor to prepare for the introduction of light rail by widening roads, upgrading road junctions, relocating utilities, drainage works and pedestrian improvements.

ACT treasurer Mr Andrew Barr says light rail is a key part of the territory's largest ever infrastructure spend of $A 2.5bn over four years, and could eventually serve the suburbs, Canberra Airport, and the City to the Lake development including a new convention centre and sports stadium.

Capital Metro is set to conduct a major industry briefing programme on procurement and design as well as finalise preliminary design and planning for the project in the next few months
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Underground route for Perth Airport rail link
Wednesday, August 13, 2014



THE state government of Western Australia has confirmed it is forging ahead with plans for an 8.5km link between the existing Perth suburban station at Midland and Perth Airport, despite previous uncertainty over funding

In a departure from the previously-planned route, the Forrestfield-Airport Link will run for 8km in two tunnels beneath the Swan River and Perth Airport, providing a much-needed public transport link to the airport and a 20-minute train journey from Perth's eastern suburbs to the city centre.

Releasing details of the new route approved by the State Cabinet, Premier Mr Colin Barnett said: "The Forrestfield-Airport Link project represents a real game-changer in terms of public transport in this city."

Barnett explained that until detailed tenders were received, it was difficult to estimate the precise cost of the project but the Government now expects the bill to be around $A 2.2bn ($US 2.04bn).

It is estimated that the three new stations will boost ridership on the Transperth network by around 20,000 passengers per week by 2021, increasing to around 30,000 over the next decade.

Construction is due to start in 2016 with completion expected in 2020
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And video of project:

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Old November 6th, 2014, 05:54 PM   #35
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Sunshine Coast LRT route options revealed
Thursday, November 06, 2014



PUBLIC consultation began on November 3 on route alignment options for the first light rail line in Sunshine Coast, Australia

The findings of an initial feasibility study into the proposed route from Maroochydore to Kawana and Caloundra were made public last month by Sunshine Coast Council.

Sunshine Coast is the ninth-largest urban area in Australia and the third-largest in the state of Queensland, being home to around 271,000 people, and the population is expected to grow by 50% over the next 15-20 years.

The mayor of Sunshine Coast Mr Mark Jamieson says identifying a potential corridor is the first step towards safeguarding the alignment and drawing up a timetable for implementing the project

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Old December 8th, 2014, 12:34 PM   #37
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Do we know if the Perth airport line will be a regular part of the TransPerth system, or have "special" fares like Sydney and Brissie airport trains?
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Old December 9th, 2014, 06:35 AM   #38
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All the current information on the line from the government says that it will have normal Transperth fares, with no surcharges for any of the three stations.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 07:07 AM   #39
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It's amazing to me how Australian cities have such huge rail networks but get relatively low ridership especially Bris/Per/Ade.

Also for Melbourne and Sydney are these suburban railways just subways by a different name? In other words are they grade separated?
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No, they're really not like subways. Too much interlining and some interesting frequencies in Sydney (though the line to Bondi Junction and Central could be called a metro-like definitely). There are some level crossings in Sydney, but not many. In Melbourne there are very, very many and again, too much interlining.

They are good networks that do what they need to well, but they're not true metros. They are like S-bahn systems in Munich or Frankfurt.
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