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Old July 11th, 2015, 10:12 AM   #421
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New track, new corridor.
Completely underground? Whoich one will get to Central faster?
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Old July 12th, 2015, 07:31 PM   #423
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Hopefully the times are relatively similar, so that one doesn't get too crowded.

I saw some people wanting the train to be extended to Liverpool, which I really hope doesn't happen. My aim for Sydney in the next 50 years is to have a full metro rapid transit service to places like Bankstown, Strathfield, Hurstville, Chatswood etc. and then have Commuter outside of that funneling into those hubs. That is a more efficient and easier way for these lines to function, and also makes more sense. It is ridiculous to have rapid transit as far out as Liverpool (I even think the NWRL should have been heavy rail with Chatswood to the city being rapid transit ON BOTH LINES), it defeats the whole purpose of high capacity, low seating travel.
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Old July 14th, 2015, 02:59 AM   #424
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Old July 18th, 2015, 12:27 PM   #425
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Old July 19th, 2015, 12:31 PM   #426
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Could the new Sydney Metro eventually utilize some of the tracks/lines of the existing Sydney Trains commuter network (because the Sydney Metro and Sydney Trains are two completely different systems)?
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Old July 19th, 2015, 12:35 PM   #427
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Could the new Sydney Metro eventually utilize some of the tracks/lines of the existing Sydney Trains commuter network (because the Sydney Metro and Sydney Trains are two completely different systems)?
It is taking over the existing Epping-Chatswood rail link in the first stage and will also take over most of the Bankstown line in the second stage.
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Old July 23rd, 2015, 05:24 PM   #428
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Old July 25th, 2015, 07:26 AM   #429
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It is taking over the existing Epping-Chatswood rail link in the first stage and will also take over most of the Bankstown line in the second stage.
and probably others in time
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Old July 25th, 2015, 07:26 PM   #430
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The Wynyard Walk: Tunnel vision and a $306m landmark
DAILY TELEGRAPH JULY 24

DEEP below one of the busiest parts of Sydney’s CBD hundreds of workers are toiling 24 hours a day
to complete one of the city’s most difficult construction jobs.

After extracting 25,000 tonnes of earth under Clarence and Margaret Sts,
a 180m-long, 9m-wide pedestrian tunnel, part of the $306 million Wynyard Walk, is now complete.

The Walk links Wynyard Station — now in the middle of a major upgrade —
to Barangaroo and future commercial development on the western edge of the CBD.

The 3.5m-high tunnel begins well below street level — 18m down — at a spectacular new entrance to Wynyard Station being built on Clarence St.

“Tunnelling is completed and now we are working on lining the tunnel and getting ready to install services like power and water.”

The Walk, which is set to open in mid to late next year, will end at a new paved pedestrian plaza at the corner of Kent and Napoleon Sts.

The plaza then links to a foot bridge over Sussex St, with escalators to Barangaroo.










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Old July 29th, 2015, 01:01 AM   #431
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Old July 29th, 2015, 02:14 AM   #432
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I thought Sydney's suburban rail system was basically a subway with grade separation?
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Old July 29th, 2015, 01:46 PM   #433
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I think the differences between rapid transit and commuter/suburban rail tend to lie more on the technical side of things. Commuter rail isn't always electrified, isn't always grade separated, rolling stock is usually heavier being that they're designed to tougher impact standards and tracks are usually standard gauge where passenger trains can share tracks with other vehicles such as freight trains. Rapid transit is almost always electrified and grade separated and is supposedly built for passenger trains only, ie a system that's designed specifically to convey passengers only, at the fastest possible speed. Sydney Trains does have some characteristics of the latter such as electrification and grade separation, but at its core it's still technically a commuter system being that it's standard guage (if I'm not mistaken) and for the time being some of its lines run together with freight and intercity trains.

I wouldn't get too hung up on these definitions though, nowadays they're becoming increasingly blurred.
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Old July 29th, 2015, 09:22 PM   #435
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I thought Sydney's suburban rail system was basically a subway with grade separation?
I'm guessing the best comparison would be German S bahn systems.

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The network is a hybrid suburban-commuter railway with a central underground core that serves 182 stations over 815km of track. The network has 20 hours a day operation with train frequencies of every three minutes or better in the underground core, 5-10 minutes at most major stations all day, 15 minutes at most minor stations all day and four trains an hour on the Cumberland Line.
Add into that mix intercity trains that operate to Newcastle, Wollongong and the Blue Mountains more or less hourly with some line sharing going on too. Currently the government is building a driverless metro line in the North West that will run through the city centre and take over the Bankstown line. I'd say most if not all further construction in the future will be an extension of this driverless system or will involve conversion of Sydney Trains lines to proper metro.
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The end of paper tickets for the Sydney transport system is nigh!

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Opal takeover: Pensioner Excursion and TravelTen tickets cut from next year
No paper public transport tickets beyond single and return tickets will be sold from next year, Transport Minister Andrew Constance said on Tuesday morning.

The decision to stop selling most types of paper tickets means up to half a million pensioners and seniors will have the next five months to sign up for a Gold Opal pass, or otherwise be left paying full fare.

On the way out: TravelTen tickets won't be sold from next year.

In his announcement on Tuesday, Mr Constance also foreshadowed the eventual closure of all types of paper tickets, and said the government was looking at whether to upgrade the Opal system to allow payment by "contactless" credit card or smartphone.

Among the 57 types of tickets that will not be sold from January 1, 2016, are the commonly used TravelTen for buses, Pensioner Excursion Ticket, and Family Funday Sunday tickets.

"There is no point continuing to run two ticket systems," said Mr Constance, who lauded the widespread take-up of the Opal card as one of the signature successes of the Coalition government.

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The end of paper tickets for the Sydney transport system is nigh!
Good news, I hardly see people using them anymore. Take up of the Opal Card appears to have been swift.
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UGL and Unipart to upgrade Sydney Trains EMUs
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TRANSPORT for New South Wales (TfNSW) has awarded a joint venture of Australia's UGL and Unipart Rail, Britain, a $A 131m ($US 96m) contract to upgrade the fleet of 447 Tangara double-deck EMU cars operated by Sydney Trains

The four-car trains were built by Goninan (now part of UGL) at its Broadmeadow works in New South Wales between 1988 and 1995 and remain the backbone of the Sydney Trains suburban fleet

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