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Old December 20th, 2016, 11:54 AM   #661
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Retired Vario Trams

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Old December 30th, 2016, 09:29 AM   #662
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Why were they retired? They're not that bad.
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Old December 30th, 2016, 11:24 AM   #663
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Why were they retired? They're not that bad.
The network's original rolling stock was the CAF (CAF Rail Australia) Variotram which was introduced with the opening of the first section of the Inner West Light Rail in 1997

The Variotrams were due for an overhaul. CAF gave the government a deal on replacement stock, in lieu of the overhaul.

So given the choice to spend a some more and get 'new' over 'spend and get repainted old back', they went for the new. Always looks better on a press release.

It also meant that there was a homogeneous fleet which always makes maintenance easier.
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Old January 1st, 2017, 12:25 AM   #664
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Variotrams were made by AdTranz which became Bombardier. CAF never made Varios.
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Old January 11th, 2017, 02:57 PM   #665
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From Rail Journal

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Sydney Metro Stage 2 planning approvals granted
Wednesday, January 11, 2017



THE New South Wales (NSW) state government has announced that following the granting of final planning approvals, construction will begin this year on stage 2 of the Sydney Metro project from Chatswood through the Sydney central business district to Sydenham and on to Bankstown

The approvals are for the Chatswood to Sydenham section of the project and comprise:
  • delivery of 16.5kms of new metro rail between Chatswood and Sydenham, including 15.5kms of twin rail tunnelling under Sydney Harbour and the Sydney CBD, and
  • seven new metro stations at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross (North Sydney), Barangaroo, Martin Place, Pitt Street, Central (new underground platforms), and Waterloo.
Construction sites will be established in central Sydney later this year, and by the end of 2018 the first of five tunnel boring machines will be in the ground

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Old January 12th, 2017, 10:20 AM   #666
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[NSW Police have beefed up security at the SCG for Australia versus Pakistan, with buses being used as barricades to prevent a drive-through terrorist attack.

The usual water-filled plastic barriers have been replaced by the buses, allowing pedestrians to mill safely about the entrances A through to E on Driver Ave in Moore Park.

According to security guards, the buses — monitored by NSW Police at the Lang Rd end and by Centennial Parklands at the Moore Park Rd — began appearing “after Berlin”.
A police car and bus blocking off parts of Sydney Cricket Ground. Picture: Mark Evans

A dozen people were killed when a truck was driven into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin on 19 December.

More than 80 people were killed earlier in the year when a 19 tonne cargo truck was driven into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on Promenade des Anglais in Nice.

A similar barrier was erected along Manly Beach’s promenade for last Saturday’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Police would not confirm the upgrade in security measures, saying it did not comment on operational matters.

Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust spokesman Phillip Heads said the New Year test was one of the biggest events in the sporting calendar and the use of bus barricades for future matches would be made on a case-by-case basis.

Kitty Scott, who travelled down from the Central Coast with family and friends for the match said the barricades made her feel much safer.

But she had just returned from a trip to India with her partner and anti-terrorism measures were much more stringent there.

“There were checkpoints and bomb checks everywhere, from New Delhi to Agra,” she said.

Strictly not public transport but a noteworthy development involving decommissioned buses regardless.
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Old January 16th, 2017, 01:39 PM   #667
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Some Light Rail works at the George & Hay Street intersection where the Inner West and South East Light Rail lines will cross over:

* Demolition of the Inner West Light Rail track slab for access to underground services.

* Relocation of a large sewer man hole chamber, a water main and a low pressure gas main so that these can be accessed in the future without disrupting light rail services.

* Construction of new footings for the overhead wiring for both light rail systems.

* Further utility investigations before light rail construction starts in adjoining zones.

* Installation of new conduits for the combined services route which will service the new light rail.

* Replacement of the Inner West Light Rail track slab and track, road pavement and footpath.

From Monday, regular Inner West Light Rail services will resume as scheduled.





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Some Light Rail works at the George & Hay Street intersection where the Inner West and South East Light Rail lines will cross over:

* Demolition of the Inner West Light Rail track slab for access to underground services.

* Relocation of a large sewer man hole chamber, a water main and a low pressure gas main so that these can be accessed in the future without disrupting light rail services.

* Construction of new footings for the overhead wiring for both light rail systems.

* Further utility investigations before light rail construction starts in adjoining zones.

* Installation of new conduits for the combined services route which will service the new light rail.

* Replacement of the Inner West Light Rail track slab and track, road pavement and footpath.

From Monday, regular Inner West Light Rail services will resume as scheduled.






you just cut and pasted my post from the Light Rail thread for fuk sakes
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Old January 27th, 2017, 09:45 PM   #670
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New Renders of the CBD and SE Light Rail.









http://www.sydneylightrail.transport.nsw.gov.au/
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Old February 2nd, 2017, 07:46 AM   #671
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Sydney Metro Northwest | Cudgegong Road Station



Sydney Metro North West Skytrain update. 3.1.2017. by Tim, on Flickr

Sydney Metro North West Skytrain update. 3.1.2017. by Tim, on Flickr

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Old February 2nd, 2017, 09:05 PM   #672
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CBD & SE Light Rail Construction

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Old February 17th, 2017, 05:52 PM   #674
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From Metro Report

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Parramatta light rail project scope revised
17 Feb 2017



AUSTRALIA: New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Transport & Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance announced the preferred route for the revised Parramatta light rail project on February 17.

The first phase is now expected to link Westmead with Carlingford via central Parramatta and Camellia, replacing the existing single-line railway between Camellia and Carlingford. The 12 km line would have 16 stops, with services running every 7½ min. Design capacity would be 10 000 passengers/h. Subject to completing an environmental impact assessment, public consultation on the first phase is expected to start in mid-2017

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and in some "LIGHT" news



Transport investigators examining the bus fire that shut down the Sydney Harbour Bridge last September were left flabbergasted upon discovering a passenger ignored flames to jump back on to the bus to "tap off" their Opal card.

The fastidious passenger, Fairfax Media has learnt, was one of 22 people evacuated from State Transit service travelling northbound on the bridge before the driver noticed smoke spewing from the engine compartment into the back of the bus.

An initial report by the Office of Transport Safety Investigations found that passengers were evacuated within 15 seconds once the driver stopped near the north-western pylon as evening peak-hour traffic piled up behind.

Pictures taken by bystanders show flames reaching several metres into the air and thick black smoke billowing across the bridge before firefighters arrived.



A review of CCTV images from inside the bus showed the passenger risking all in a bid not to pay the highest fare – a consequence of not tapping off in the Opal fare system.

Fairfax Media understands the incident will be raised in the final OTSI report into the fire, likely to be released in the next fortnight.

But the perilous pursuit of the correct fare was likely to no avail, according to Jim Donovan of passenger advocates Action For Public Transport.



"The Opal readers will only allow people to tap off when the bus is at a stop. This person should obviously just have stayed well clear in any case," he said.

Two passengers and the driver were transported to hospital and were treated for smoke inhalation after the fire.



It burned with such intensity that the road surface had to be repaired
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Old March 9th, 2017, 02:27 PM   #676
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CBD & SE Light Rail | Grosvenor Street

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Anyway, there has been further progress around Grosvenor and Essex Streets.



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you just cut and pasted HIS post from the Light Rail thread for fuk sake, without even any context.
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you just cut and pasted HIS post from the Light Rail thread for fuk sake, without even any context.
I quoted his post and will continue to quote posts from Ozscrapers into this thread whether you like it or not. Once again you embarrass yourself on these forums...
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It's going to be the biggest flop since the M5 tunnel opening. At capacity from day one and just a pain in the ass to use in general. Oh and so slow.
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New Renders of the CBD and SE Light Rail.









http://www.sydneylightrail.transport.nsw.gov.au/
Not one Asian or Arab in those renders, whoever made them clearly hasn't been to Sydney or their render package hasn't been updated since the 1980s.
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