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Old February 8th, 2015, 04:51 PM   #361
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Congratulations Sydney on new rail extension
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Old February 9th, 2015, 02:07 AM   #363
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Old February 12th, 2015, 05:07 AM   #364
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Old February 13th, 2015, 04:27 PM   #365
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Old February 14th, 2015, 01:07 PM   #366
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New Opal Card top up machines.



Opal top-up machines will be progressively rolled out to train stations, ferry wharves and light rail stops from early 2015, as the number of Opal cards issued reaches 1.5 million.

Testing will begin this week before the first machines start appearing on stations early next year.

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said that close to 350 machines will be rolled out over the next 12 months, providing coverage for around 99 per cent of customers.

"With 1.5 million Opal cards now issued and the system live on all trains, buses, light rail and Sydney Ferries, the NSW Government could focus on making Opal even more convenient for transport customers," Ms Berejiklian said.

"We have always said Opal top-machines would be available during the rollout, and I am pleased testing will now get underway and customers will be able to top-up at stations, wharves and light rail stops from next year," Ms Berejiklian said.

Three different types of top-up machines will be available for customers. The first 100 machines to roll out will allow customers to top-up on the spot with a debit or credit card, the second type will include disposable tickets and the third will also accept cash.

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Old February 15th, 2015, 07:12 AM   #367
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The new SWRL stations look really great. Sydney always builds stations really well.

Are there any plans to increase frequency on the line, or maybe connect it up to another line rather than having it terminate at Liverpool?
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Old February 15th, 2015, 03:37 PM   #368
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According to people "in the know" (on Bus Australia Forum) it will be run as a shuttle line for 6 months to iron out any problems/issues, then it may be integrated as the end of the Airport line (so instead of Glenfield via Airport it will be Leppington via Airport) Speculation repeated as rumour........
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Old February 15th, 2015, 03:57 PM   #369
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Yeah they did the same thing with the Epping-Chatswood link too. I think they said they're also going to see where most of the passengers are going and then use that to decide which line to link up to. The airport line would make most sense given they are probably going to extend this to the new Western Sydney airport anyway.
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Old February 20th, 2015, 08:16 AM   #370
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 08:25 PM   #371
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Old February 25th, 2015, 08:43 AM   #372
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With all the massive parking lots and the huge area they require {ie not being a parking garage} I don't think these stations have TOD in mind.
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Old February 25th, 2015, 09:59 AM   #373
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They're a long way out in the outer 'burbs. Although car parks could be just land banking for future construction.
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Old February 25th, 2015, 06:50 PM   #374
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Sydney is first Citadis X05 tram customer
25 Feb 2015



AUSTRALIA: The ALTRAC Light Rail consortium announced on February 25 that it had achieved financial close on the A$2·1bn PPP contract to build, operate and maintain Sydney’s CBD & South East Light Rail line.

ALTRAC Light Rail, then called Connecting Sydney, was selected as preferred bidder in October and signed the contract in December. The consortium comprises Transdev Sydney, Alstom Transport Australia, Acciona Infrastructure Australia and Capella Capital, in addition to three equity investors: John Laing, First State Super and Acciona Concesiones.

The 12 km route will connect Circular Quay, Central and Moore Park, where it will split into two branches serving Kingsford and the Prince of Wales Hospital at Randwick

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Old March 1st, 2015, 01:26 PM   #375
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Another major tunnelling milestone reached | North West Rail Link

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today joined local MPs at the new Norwest Station as the second massive North West Rail Link tunnel boring machine broke through after tunnelling more than 2 kilometres from Bella Vista.

"The Baird Government is wasting no time delivering this massive infrastructure project for the people of the North West," Ms Berejiklian said.

"Tunnelling started about six months ago and already we’re making great progress. All four 900 tonne tunnel boring machines are in the ground – ahead of schedule and $300 million under budget – and have dug more than 6 kilometres in total.

The station at Norwest is being built underground, with platforms about 20 metres beneath the surface of the booming Norwest Business Park. Key features of the new Norwest Station include:

-Modern platform screen doors;

-The latest security, air-conditioning and customer communication systems;

-4 bus bays, on both sides of Norwest Boulevard;

-taxi spaces;

-kiss-and-ride spaces on Brookhollow Avenue; and

-Parking and storage for 30 bicycles and

-Public plaza and retail space.

Artist's impression of Norwest Station entrance:


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Old March 5th, 2015, 06:28 PM   #377
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Old March 6th, 2015, 03:10 PM   #378
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Some screencaps from that video:

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Early work begins on Sydney Rapid Transit (Second Harbour Rail Crossing)

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance announced over coming weeks, geotechnical drilling will occur up to 70 metres below Sydney Harbour to help determine the best location for the new Sydney Rapid Transit railway tunnels...

This new rail crossing of Sydney Harbour is the key to increasing capacity on our rail network by 60 per cent – allowing us to move an extra 100,000 people every hour right across Sydney.”

About 30 boreholes will be drilled as part of the Sydney Rapid Transit geotechnical program, with roughly half of them beneath Sydney Harbour and the rest on land either side along the route.

On the harbour, a barge will be towed into position before its four legs are lowered to the seabed as much as 25 metres below the water surface, then pushed to firm ground on the Harbour floor.

The barge will be raised up two metres clear of the water surface to provide a platform unaffected by tides, currents or other water movements.

Boring then starts with a diamond-tipped drill which takes core samples from depths up to 70m below the bottom of the harbour.

To monitor the barge’s interaction with the harbour floor, divers will also be used as an extra visual check, with a preparation dive already completed on Sydney Harbour.

When the drilling work under the harbour is finished, the holes will be filled with cement to create a permanent seal.

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