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Old June 17th, 2016, 02:45 PM   #581
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High & mighty: double decker buses return to mainstream Sydney route service

Double decker buses will soon become a common sight on Sydney’s streets once more after the New South Wales Government revealed it will commission a proper fleet of the high capacity vehicles to boost capacity on crowded runs as part of a $108 million service boost and refresh in the 2016-17 NSW Budget

Exact details on who will manufacture and how many of the new 80-seat beasts will be deployed are still to be finalised, but the firm commitment to reinstate double deckers into mainstream route service in Sydney cements major turnaround in public transport thinking 30-years after the last Leyland Atlantean made its from Wynyard to Avalon in May 1986.



Specifics for the 2016/17 Growth Bus Services Program

Western Sydney (including Hills District and South West)
More than 1,350 new weekly trips, including 5 new or extended routes.

New route 605 (North Kellyville to Rouse Hill Town Centre)
Extended route 751 (Marsden Park to Blacktown via Colebee)
Extended route T72 (Blacktown to Rouse Hill Town Centre via Alex Avenue)
Extended route T74 (Blacktown to Riverstone via Hambledon Road)
Extended route 783 (Penrith to Jordan Springs)

Enhanced services:

607X (Rouse Hill to City via M2)
610X/M61 (Rouse Hill and Castle Hill to City M2)
611 (Blacktown to Macquarie Park via M2)
615X (North Kellyville to City via M2)
619 (Rouse Hill to Macquarie Park via Kellyville and M2)
620X-621 (Castle Hill and Cherrybrook to Macquarie Park and City via M2)
700 (Blacktown to Parramatta via Prospect)
740 (Plumpton to Macquarie Park via M2)
841 (Narellan to Leppington)
T65 (Rouse Hill to Parramatta via Westmead)
T80 (Liverpool to Parramatta via Bonnyrigg)

Sydney Metropolitan
More than 1,950 new weekly trips, including 2 new routes.

New route 530 (Burwood to Chatswood via Five Dock, Hunters Hill and Lane Cove)
New route 985 (Miranda to Cronulla via Woolooware Shores)

Enhanced services on the following routes:

Various Northern Beaches routes between Mona Vale and the City
197 (Mona Vale to Macquarie Park via Terrey Hills)
270-274 (Frenchs Forest District to City)
343 (Kingsford to City)
370 (Leichhardt to Coogee)
433 (Balmain to Railway Square via Harold Park)
477 (Miranda to Rockdale via Sans Souci)
506 (Macquarie University and East Ryde to City via Hunters Hill)
518 (Macquarie University to City via Ryde)
M20 (Zetland to Wynyard via Central Station)
M41 (Burwood to Macquarie Park via Ryde)

New all-night services on the following routes:

301 (Zetland to City via Surry Hills) – seven days
438 (Abbotsford to City via Five Dock and Leichhardt) – Friday and Saturday only
607X (Rouse Hill to City via M2) – Friday and Saturday only

Lower Hunter – More than 170 new weekly trips, including 2 new or extended routes:

New route 178 (Anambah to Rutherford)
Extended routes 260 and 261 (Minmi and Fletcher to Jesmond and University)

Central Coast – 45 new weekly trips, including 1 extended route:

Extended route 40 (Gosford – Wyoming)
Enhanced services on routes 67 and 68 between Terrigal and Gosford
Enhanced services on route 33 between Gosford and Mangrove Mountain

Blue Mountains – More than 30 new weekly trips on route 686 between Katoomba, Echo Point and Scenic World

Illawarra – More than 240 new weekly trips, including 2 new or extended routes:

New route 75 (Tullimbar to Stockland Shellharbour)
Extended route 32 (Dapto to Brooks Reach)
Enhanced services on route 1 between Austinmer and Wollongong
Enhanced services on routes 31-33 between Wollongong and Dapto District
Enhanced services on route 34 between Warrawong and Wollongong


http://www.governmentnews.com.au/201...route-service/
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Old June 20th, 2016, 10:58 PM   #582
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The tunnelled section was finished 10 months early and is now ready to hand over for track laying and outfitting of stations.



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Old June 21st, 2016, 02:03 PM   #583
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NSW State Budget 2016: $1b for new suburban trains for Sydney rail network

More than $1 billion will be spent on new suburban trains for Sydney's overstretched rail network over the next four years, the first major purchase for Sydney Trains since the troubled Waratah project almost a decade ago.

The funding that the Baird government has earmarked for the new trains in Tuesday's state budget is aimed at helping the network cope with surging demand from commuters for services.

Patronage on Sydney Trains' network is growing at about 8 per cent a year.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-state-...#ixzz4CD89XV8l

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Old June 21st, 2016, 02:17 PM   #584
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NSW Budget: Light rail budget boost as state steps up privatisation plans

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......And the Newcastle Herald can reveal the government has placed an order for six light rail trains from the same Spanish manufacturer that supplied the vehicles for Sydney’s Inner West light rail system....
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/39...isation-plans/
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Old June 22nd, 2016, 01:01 AM   #585
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A quick tour of Sydney Central Railway Station. The station is the hub for all major lines of the Sydney Trains network (minus the Cumberland and Carlingford Lines).

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Old June 23rd, 2016, 01:51 PM   #586
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 04:57 PM   #587
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 08:00 PM   #588
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High & mighty: double decker buses return to mainstream Sydney route service

Double decker buses will soon become a common sight on Sydney’s streets once more after the New South Wales Government revealed it will commission a proper fleet of the high capacity vehicles to boost capacity on crowded runs as part of a $108 million service boost and refresh in the 2016-17 NSW Budget

Exact details on who will manufacture and how many of the new 80-seat beasts will be deployed are still to be finalised, but the firm commitment to reinstate double deckers into mainstream route service in Sydney cements major turnaround in public transport thinking 30-years after the last Leyland Atlantean made its from Wynyard to Avalon in May 1986.



Specifics for the 2016/17 Growth Bus Services Program

Western Sydney (including Hills District and South West)
More than 1,350 new weekly trips, including 5 new or extended routes.

New route 605 (North Kellyville to Rouse Hill Town Centre)
Extended route 751 (Marsden Park to Blacktown via Colebee)
Extended route T72 (Blacktown to Rouse Hill Town Centre via Alex Avenue)
Extended route T74 (Blacktown to Riverstone via Hambledon Road)
Extended route 783 (Penrith to Jordan Springs)

Enhanced services:

607X (Rouse Hill to City via M2)
610X/M61 (Rouse Hill and Castle Hill to City M2)
611 (Blacktown to Macquarie Park via M2)
615X (North Kellyville to City via M2)
619 (Rouse Hill to Macquarie Park via Kellyville and M2)
620X-621 (Castle Hill and Cherrybrook to Macquarie Park and City via M2)
700 (Blacktown to Parramatta via Prospect)
740 (Plumpton to Macquarie Park via M2)
841 (Narellan to Leppington)
T65 (Rouse Hill to Parramatta via Westmead)
T80 (Liverpool to Parramatta via Bonnyrigg)

Sydney Metropolitan
More than 1,950 new weekly trips, including 2 new routes.

New route 530 (Burwood to Chatswood via Five Dock, Hunters Hill and Lane Cove)
New route 985 (Miranda to Cronulla via Woolooware Shores)

Enhanced services on the following routes:

Various Northern Beaches routes between Mona Vale and the City
197 (Mona Vale to Macquarie Park via Terrey Hills)
270-274 (Frenchs Forest District to City)
343 (Kingsford to City)
370 (Leichhardt to Coogee)
433 (Balmain to Railway Square via Harold Park)
477 (Miranda to Rockdale via Sans Souci)
506 (Macquarie University and East Ryde to City via Hunters Hill)
518 (Macquarie University to City via Ryde)
M20 (Zetland to Wynyard via Central Station)
M41 (Burwood to Macquarie Park via Ryde)

New all-night services on the following routes:

301 (Zetland to City via Surry Hills) – seven days
438 (Abbotsford to City via Five Dock and Leichhardt) – Friday and Saturday only
607X (Rouse Hill to City via M2) – Friday and Saturday only

Lower Hunter – More than 170 new weekly trips, including 2 new or extended routes:

New route 178 (Anambah to Rutherford)
Extended routes 260 and 261 (Minmi and Fletcher to Jesmond and University)

Central Coast – 45 new weekly trips, including 1 extended route:

Extended route 40 (Gosford – Wyoming)
Enhanced services on routes 67 and 68 between Terrigal and Gosford
Enhanced services on route 33 between Gosford and Mangrove Mountain

Blue Mountains – More than 30 new weekly trips on route 686 between Katoomba, Echo Point and Scenic World

Illawarra – More than 240 new weekly trips, including 2 new or extended routes:

New route 75 (Tullimbar to Stockland Shellharbour)
Extended route 32 (Dapto to Brooks Reach)
Enhanced services on route 1 between Austinmer and Wollongong
Enhanced services on routes 31-33 between Wollongong and Dapto District
Enhanced services on route 34 between Warrawong and Wollongong


http://www.governmentnews.com.au/201...route-service/
It is rare to see such axle configuration. The rear of the bus is supposed to be heavier.
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Old June 28th, 2016, 01:13 PM   #589
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CAF to supply Newcastle trams
28 Jun 2016


The planned 2·6 km tram line linking Wickham and Pacific Park is intended to replace the final section of the main line from Sydney to Newcastle

AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has reached an agreement for CAF to supply six Urbos trams for the light rail line to be built in Newcastle. Delivery is planned for 2018. This builds on a previous order under which CAF supplied 12 trams to Sydney.

Announcing the agreement on June 28, CAF said the Urbos trams would ‘combine modern aesthetics with cutting-edge equipment and maximum accessibility without compromising comfort, performance and ease of operation, as well as maintenance’

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Old June 29th, 2016, 11:15 PM   #590
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Burwood Station by Adriano 440, on Flickr


City Train by Cody Schwartz, on Flickr


2016 - Sydney - Central via Parramatta by Ted McGrath, on Flickr


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In addition to the current set of projects funded by the government, it looks some big plans from the private sector might also be looming on the horizon. They include:
  • A high speed rail line linking Sydney and Wollongong, with plans to eventually extend to Newcastle and Canberra.
  • A metro-style line from Central Station to Westmead via Olympic Park and Parramatta, eventually linking to the planned Western Sydney Airport.
  • North-south rail line linking Sydney's north-west to Western Line at St Marys, Bringelly, the South West Rail Link at Leppington and Campbelltown.


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http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/fasttrain-...24-gpqua1.html

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Fast-train bonanza: big investors in race to build major new Sydney rail projects



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I took a big tour of the Sydney Olympic Park on my last day in Sydney. The park still looks good even in 2016, and I was very impressed. It's probably the most used and useful Olympic park I've seen so far. The weather was also perfect as well.

Here is my tour of the Olympic park itself - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW6SdD8d1eQ

Here is the Olympic Park station.






The Olympic Park Line (T7) runs as a shuttle service most of the time, except on game days or event days, so you have to change at Lidcombe station. Here is a very quick tour of Lidcombe station.

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I took a big tour of the Sydney Olympic Park on my last day in Sydney. The park still looks good even in 2016, and I was very impressed. It's probably the most used and useful Olympic park I've seen so far. The weather was also perfect as well.
Interesting you say that as the park is often criticised for being a white elephant here.
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Interesting you say that as the park is often criticised for being a white elephant here.
I think at one point it was. The amount of development and utilisation has really taken off in the past 5 or so years.
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Exactly. Look at the nee developments in the area and I would say it's usefulness is really starting to show.
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Timelapse footage shows Sydney’s Light Rail construction underway

Construction workers have shown just how much work goes on behind the scenes in the construction of the new light rail from Sydney’s eastern suburbs to Circular Quay[...]
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Sydney Metro North West Skytrain update. 6.6.2016. by Tim, on Flickr


Sydney Metro North West Skytrain update. 26.6.2016. by Tim, on Flickr


Sydney Metro North West Skytrain update. 26.6.2016. by Tim, on Flickr


Sydney Metro North West Skytrain update. 26.6.2016. by Tim, on Flickr


Sydney Metro North West Skytrain update. 26.6.2016. by Tim, on Flickr


Sydney Metro North West Skytrain update. 26.6.2016. by Tim, on Flickr


Sydney Metro North West Skytrain update. 6.6.2016. by Tim, on Flickr


Sydney Metro North West Skytrain update. 26.6.2016. by Tim, on Flickr


Sydney Metro North West Skytrain update. 26.6.2016. by Tim, on Flickr
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