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Old September 3rd, 2016, 10:52 AM   #621
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Old September 3rd, 2016, 10:59 AM   #622
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And finally we bid an imminent goodbye to the old escalators that will be removed after the new Wynyard Walk tunnel is opened this month

story here: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/after-80-y...08-gq19io.html


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Old September 3rd, 2016, 12:33 PM   #623
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Wow, it's almost unrecognisable. Really sad to see the old escalators going though
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Old September 3rd, 2016, 12:59 PM   #624
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The wynyard ramps are going and it will all be levelled with small escalators at the George Street end. The Menzies Hotel is being demolished and replaced



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Old September 4th, 2016, 12:36 PM   #625
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Wow, it's almost unrecognisable. Really sad to see the old escalators going though
I agree it's unfortunate but sadly the old wooden escalators don't meet modern standards. Apparently they'res semi-regular incidents with high heels and guide dogs.
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Old September 4th, 2016, 12:37 PM   #626
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small escalators at the George Street end
Six escalators across, with stairs in the middle! Short maybe, but not small.
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Old September 4th, 2016, 01:56 PM   #627
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Six escalators across, with stairs in the middle! Short maybe, but not small.
well yes. small short escalators but lots of them

Not much in the way of artiste's impressions.
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Old September 5th, 2016, 05:11 PM   #628
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Harry Triguboff sees light rail extension in his $3 billion vision from above at Pagewood


AS SYDNEY’S apartment king’s biggest site acquisition begins to take shape at Pagewood, Meriton founder Harry Triguboff has joined the call for a light rail extension for the southeast’s booming southern suburbs[...]
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Old September 15th, 2016, 09:42 AM   #629
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Central Station will be overhauled to fix our rotting Sydney rail hub
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SYDNEY’S Central Station is set for a massive overhaul to bring our run-down terminus into line with the world’s top stations, including Kings Cross in London and Grand Central Station in New York.

From today, Transport Minister Andrew Constance will approach the private sector and the general public, asking for proposals to turn the near-derelict station into a “world-class transport hub”.

“Today, we are kicking off consultation to revitalise Central and we want the public to come forward with ideas and to think big,” he said. Over the next 20 years, the number of people using the precinct every day is forecast to soar from 270,000 to 450,000.

Mr Constance said he wanted to “breathe new life” into the station, which has stood for 110 years.

The government says the overhaul will be a chance for the private sector to build their own retail and business space, taking advantage of the extra customers.

“Central is the key gateway to Sydney and we want to unlock its potential,” Mr Constance said.
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Old September 16th, 2016, 03:17 PM   #630
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A discussion paper on 11 potential routes from the CBD to Western Syndey and on to the new second airport for Sydney at Badgerys Creek. 6 routes from the airport site to Western Sydney centres such as Campbelltown, Parramatta and Liverpool. Another 5 routes cover from the those regional centres to the Sydney CBD.

The most expensive but desired route is costed at $26 Billion for a 160Kph high speed express route, allowing travel times of 23-30 minutes from the new airport to Sydney CBD and 15 minutes for Parramatta-CBD. It was proposed that a new property tax be raised to fund this, as a $20+ rail ticket to cover construction would discourage usage.

The least expensive route would be about $2 Billion for an extension of the South West Rail to the airport site, but this would see travel times of 90 minutes to 2 hours to the CBD. That is longer than most inter-capital domestic flight times, reducing the appeal of the second airport compared to the current Kingsford Smith Airport.

An earlier report from a regional chamber of commerce championed two rail links to the new airport, a high speed link east to the Sydney CBD with a north-south link from Campbelltown to interchange with the North West Metro.

http://www.westernsydneyrail.transport.nsw.gov.au/
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Old September 17th, 2016, 03:12 AM   #631
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The least expensive route would be about $2 Billion for an extension of the South West Rail to the airport site, but this would see travel times of 90 minutes to 2 hours to the CBD. That is longer than most inter-capital domestic flight times, reducing the appeal of the second airport compared to the current Kingsford Smith Airport.
It currently takes 60 minutes from Central to Leppington including a 6 minute transfer at Glenfield.

So, if according to their proposals they hand over the existing airport line to Sydney Metro, this should allow an express service from Western Sydney Airport to Central via East Hills that would be much faster than 90minutes?
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It currently takes 60 minutes from Central to Leppington including a 6 minute transfer at Glenfield.

So, if according to their proposals they hand over the existing airport line to Sydney Metro, this should allow an express service from Western Sydney Airport to Central via East Hills that would be much faster than 90minutes?
There are difficulties in having express trains by any existing suburban rail line due to capacity issues, either by the East Hills line, North West Metro or via Parramatta. Thus the two separated sections of the report, from the airport to the current network and from there to the Sydney CBD.

I am sure that express services via the East Hills line would face issues with freight trains using that line, while remaining attractive because of the airport to airport potential service.

Unlike the express high speed line option on a whole new route, which is naturally the most expensive option.
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Old September 20th, 2016, 07:35 AM   #634
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Finally the new Barangaroo entrance to Wynyard Station is open - known as Wynyard Walk.




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Old September 20th, 2016, 12:00 PM   #635
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Walk on the Wynyard side:Sydney's new pedestrian tunnel opens to commuters

Commuters lined up in droves in anticipation of the opening of Sydney's new Wynyard Walk on Tuesday, hoping to catch a glimpse of history as they snapped pictures on their phones.

And as soon as Premier Mike Baird and Transport Minister Andrew Constance had cut the ribbon, the crowd poured through the entrance of the 180-metre pedestrian tunnel linking Wynyard Station to Barangaroo.

About 23,000 workers are eventually expected to be based at the fast-growing precinct on the western edge of Sydney's CBD, while a further 30,000 people are forecast to visit each day.

For them, the new tunnel will halve the time it takes to walk from the train station to Barangaroo - it will take about six minutes. Four years in the making, the nine-metre wide tunnel can handle about 20,000 people an hour, and features escalators, stairs and lifts.



Mr Constance said the pedestrian tunnel would be the main artery between Barangaroo and the city's transport network.

"We are now looking at a modern-day retrofit of a station coupled with a beautiful tunnel," he said. "You don't have to cross roads or navigate steep inclines."



The tunnel opening comes as the first stage of a $160 million upgrade of Wynyard Station is completed. The station features extra ticket gates, a wider concourse and the removal of some shops to create more room for commuters.

Transport for NSW's program director for precincts and infrastructure, Pete Church, said the extra gates and more room enabled commuters to pass through the station quicker and had a calming effect during rush hour.



"This spreads the load and we can take the capacity quite easy now," he said. "It has a much more open feel about it."

Wynyard is the third busiest station in Sydney, and is expected to grow from about 75,000 commuters a day to up to 110,000 over the next seven years.



Wynyard Walk will initially be opened from 5am to 9pm each day. However, it will be extended to 24 hours a day once an entrance to Clarence Street from the walkway is completed later this year.

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Transport for NSW has released new artists impressions of the Eastern Distributor bridge between Moore Park West and Surry Hills.
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That's right, fence everything up. Who cares about sight lines anyway .
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That's right, fence everything up. Who cares about sight lines anyway .
It's coming out of a tunnel and over Anzac parade.

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