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Old October 8th, 2016, 02:54 PM   #641
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Which has nothing to do with the design of the bridges, fences and walls themselves.
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Old October 8th, 2016, 03:02 PM   #642
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Which has nothing to do with the design of the bridges, fences and walls themselves.

please stay in Amsterdam.
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Old October 8th, 2016, 03:30 PM   #643
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That Wynyard walk is a massive improvement. Barangaroo felt very isolated compared to the rest of the city at times so this will make a big difference.
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Old October 8th, 2016, 06:55 PM   #644
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That Wynyard walk is a massive improvement. Barangaroo felt very isolated compared to the rest of the city at times so this will make a big difference.
Yes a very surprising tunnel not like anything we have seen in this town before
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Old October 8th, 2016, 07:53 PM   #645
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please stay in Amsterdam.
Thanks for your well-argumented rebuttal in this civil discussion. Do come again.
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Old October 9th, 2016, 02:01 PM   #646
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That's right, fence everything up. Who cares about sight lines anyway .
In all seriousness, how would you suggest they design that bridge?
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Old October 9th, 2016, 02:51 PM   #647
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Well how about not using a 1.5m+ high solid wall as divider? A glass fence, a steel grating fence, anything would be better. I mean it looks nice, but putting it right next to an intersection is not a great idea.

Halve the wall seperating the trams and people. Put cacti on top if you want to deter people, though I doubt it'd be even necessary. Put the brown full length fences on both sides and on all ends, thereby scrapping the concrete sightline blockers. Designing around human psychology and traffic safety needs doesn't have to be complicated.
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Old October 10th, 2016, 02:38 PM   #648
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I think the concrete is structural. There's not much vertical space to play with to come out of the tunnel, clear over the motorway and be level with the roads on either side.

For example, this low pedestrian bridge is about 100m up the road:
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33....7i13312!8i6656
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Old October 17th, 2016, 12:39 PM   #649
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Parramatta light rail costs blow out to more than $3.5 billion

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The cost of Mike Baird's signature public transport promise for western Sydney has ballooned to more than $3.5 billion – $2.5 billion above what has been budgeted, secret government documents show.

The Parramatta light rail project is the centrepiece of the government's plans to cement Parramatta as Sydney's second central business district, as well as its proposal this week to build thousands of apartments around Sydney Olympic Park.

But only $1 billion has been allocated for a project which, according to a preliminary business case obtained by Fairfax Media, is costed at more than $3.5 billion.

The business case also shows the light rail project is not expected to generate as much benefit as it costs.
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Old October 17th, 2016, 01:24 PM   #650
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Parramatta light rail costs blow out to more than $3.5 billion



http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/parramatta...14-gs300q.html
Once again our foreign readership throw headlines at us that don't depict reality.

If you read the article there was never any figure put on the project cost, so there can't be a "blowout"
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Old October 18th, 2016, 02:56 PM   #651
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Few videos from my last time in Sydney.

First up is a video of the new Macquarie University Station on the Epping-Chatswood rail link (as it was known). This station reminds me of new tube stations. Very spacious, very deep and really feels "big city".





Next up is Epping Station. This was heavily modified as part of the Epping-Chatswood Rail Link project with new underground platforms added. Similar style to Macquarie University station underground, but a typical Cityrail station above.






Next up is Chatswood. This area is full of highrises now, a real little mini-CBD in the making. Perfect example of TOD in Sydney. Of course, completely rebuilt as part of the Epping-Chatswood rail link.






Finally, a bit of a bonus, I filmed out of the window of a train crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The views really are some of the best in the world for an urban rail line. Stunning harbour, and pretty amazing skyline.





That's it for my Sydney collection of videos. Hope those that have followed them all have enjoyed.
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Old October 27th, 2016, 05:37 PM   #652
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Old October 27th, 2016, 05:58 PM   #653
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Sydney Metro North West Skytrain update. 9.10.2016. by Tim, on Flickr

Sydney Metro North West Skytrain update. 9.10.2016. by Tim, on Flickr

Sydney Metro North West Skytrain update. 9.10.2016. by Tim, on Flickr

Sydney Metro North West Skytrain update. 9.10.2016. by Tim, on Flickr

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Old November 14th, 2016, 02:11 AM   #654
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New video promo for the West Metro. Paramatta - Olympic Park - Bays Precinct - City.

Dramatic video, light on detail.

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Old November 26th, 2016, 12:37 AM   #655
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Foundations poured for new light rail tunnel

The first base slab has been poured into what will soon be the nine-metre deep CBD and South East Light Rail tunnel.



Work has been progressing underneath Moore Park West to construct the light rail tunnel since April, with construction crews excavating what will be around 84,000 tonnes of fill.

The tunnel, which is expected to be completed in late 2017, will be more than 500 metres long connecting to the recently-installed Eastern Distributor Bridge and emerging at a new future stop close to the Sydney Football Stadium and Sydney Cricket Ground. The fill excavated for the tunnel will be re-used across the project.

The CBD and South East Light Rail will provide efficient, turn-up-and-go public transport with services every four minutes between CBD and Moore Park and every eight minutes to and from Randwick and Kingsford between 7am and 7pm.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said the tunnel is an important piece of the 12-kilometre light rail alignment and once complete will provide a direct link from the CBD to the sporting and entertainment precinct at Moore Park.

“The base slab going in today is a big step forward, cementing the foundation for tracks which will be installed next year and enabling work to commence on the walls and roof of the tunnel in the Moore Park West section, as work continues on the concrete walls of the Anzac Parade section,” Mr Constance said.

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Old December 1st, 2016, 12:22 PM   #656
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New Ferries

The first of a new class of ferries has arrived in the city. It is due to be in service by the end of the year. In total there will be 6 of these ferries, the rest to be delivered through 2017.















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Old December 1st, 2016, 12:36 PM   #657
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A contract to deliver 24 extra trains, worth a total of $1.7 billion for the Sydney Trains network has been signed. These trains will be mostly similar to the existing Waratah fleet and will begin running on the network by late 2018. The trains are being ordered to provide more services and boost capacity on the network, as the government claims.

More detail:
http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/proj...-more-services



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Patronage across the transport network in Sydney has had a massive surge during the last financial year. It's a growth of 12 percent across the network, or an extra 72 million trips compared to the year before. By transport mode patronage has risen by:

  • Trains - 10.7 percent to 363 million trips per year
  • Buses - 12.8 percent to 290 million trips per year
  • Light rail - 66 percent to 10 million trips per year
  • Ferries - patronage has "remained stable"

From here:
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydneys-pu...01-gt1l5c.html
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Old December 1st, 2016, 01:17 PM   #659
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Here is the pride of the Sydney Trains fleet, the Waratah



Here are the Waratahs in operation on the Airport Link (opened for the Olympics in May 2000)

The Airport Link (also known as the Airport Line or New Southern Railway) is a railway line connecting Sydney Airport to the Central Business District and the south-western suburbs of Sydney. With the exception of Wolli Creek, the Airport Line stations are operated by a private company, the Airport Link Company, as part of a public private partnership. The contract allows the company to charge a surcharge on top of the normal fare for the two Airport stations. The line is served by Sydney Trains T2 Airport Line services.

The stations are owned by Westpac. As the stations commenced operation on 21 May 2000, the ownership of the four stations reverts to the state government on 21 May 2030.

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Wynyard Station Redevelopment

Another new entrance has opened.





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