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Old March 12th, 2017, 03:56 PM   #681
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Untitled by Jeffrey Grenfell, on Flickr


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Sydney Trains "Waratah" A70 waits for time at Berowra station before departing for a service to Sydney via the Shore by Matthew Browne, on Flickr


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Old March 13th, 2017, 01:43 PM   #682
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Better post this here myself before somebody steals it



Here's a birds-eye view of the work we're undertaking along Alison Road at Kensington.

Along with constructing light rail track foundations, we've also been working to increase the height of the Kensington Ponds dam wall to reduce instances of overflowing.

Strengthening the embankment will improve drainage on Alison Road & help to protect local properties during floods.






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Old March 13th, 2017, 05:34 PM   #683
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Better post this here myself before somebody steals it
Oh those are your unsourced photos are they? Looks like you stole them from a certain facebook page without any link or reference.

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Old March 14th, 2017, 11:55 AM   #684
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Oh those are your unsourced photos are they? Looks like you stole them from a certain facebook page without any link or reference.
You made no such complaint about my earlier pictorial post that you copy/pasted.

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Transport for NSW today unveiled the potential names for the 19 stops which span from Circular Quay all the way to Kingsford and Randwick.

While intuitive names matching train station locations, such as Central, Town Hall and Wynyard, are on the list, newer ones are on the cards.

Metropolitan is the potential name for the second stop on the city route, with Grand Concourse for the stop outside Central station, Wansey Cottage on the Randwick line and Nine Ways at the end of the Kingsford line also being considered.

The names will be taken to councils, businesses and other key stakeholders for consultation next week before Transport for NSW presents the preferred stop name list to the Geographical Names Board.


































































































































































































































































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Old March 16th, 2017, 01:14 PM   #686
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The battle has begun for the air rights above the new metro stations. One of the big financial firms is drooling at one of the sites. The sales pitch sucking-up is cringe-worthy, but the plan is STUNNING
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Good pr staff are hard to find. Notice no opal barriers and people standing in the middle of the escalators and women without handbags
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Old May 15th, 2017, 07:01 PM   #690
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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.
let us dreaming there were no asians and muslims in Sydney, at least in renders....
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From Metro Report

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First Citadis X05 tram rolled out
24 May 2017







AUSTRALIA: The first of 60 Citadis X05 trams that Alstom is supplying to operate on the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney has been rolled out, and is due to arrive in Sydney later this year.

A consortium including Alstom signed a A$2·1bn PPP contract to build, operate and maintain the light rail line in late 2014, with financial close taking place early the following year. The ALTRAC Light Rail consortium also includes Transdev Sydney, Acciona Infrastructure Australia and Capella Capital, in addition to three equity investors: John Laing, First State Super and Acciona Concesiones. The line is due to open in 2019

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From Daily Telegraph

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Sydney Metro: Underground work to start on twin Harbour tunnels within 18 months
June 22, 2017 9:48am





TUNNELLING work on twin train tracks under Sydney Harbour will begin within 18 months, after the state government announced it has signed the $2.81b contract for Sydney Metro Stage 2.

However the final cost of the tunnelling to provide Sydney with it’s second Harbour rail crossing and overall Metro rail line may increase because there are so many moving parts to the massive project

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yes thats been covered in the metro thread.
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Track and sleeper removal Anzac Pde near Carlton St for new tram system shows the remains of the former great tram system in Sydney.



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Once they have removed tram tracks at this place, now they are relaying tram tracks at the same place after 50 years. How foolish!!!!
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Old July 16th, 2017, 03:00 PM   #696
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Not many in Sydney agree with you saying "foolish".

There was a good reason to tear them up 55 years ago. And most cities around the World did exactly the same.
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Not many in Sydney agree with you saying "foolish".

There was a good reason to tear them up 55 years ago. And most cities around the World did exactly the same.
I would disagree, most people I have talked to or discussed with online saw it as a great mistake to take down an extensive and effective tram network.

Not to mention the cost of building new lines, they will not do as good a job as the old line for example at transporting spectators to Moore Park. I can only imagine what sort of transport network Sydney would have if the existing network had been maintained and expanded.
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Not many in Sydney agree with you saying "foolish".

There was a good reason to tear them up 55 years ago. And most cities around the World did exactly the same.
In fact many cities around the world made a big mistake. I don't know the "good reason" to tear the trams. But I know that the cities which have preserved its trams network have a better public transport than the cities which didn't. Melbourne, for example, has preserved the trams and its public transport network is better than Sydney.
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Not many in Sydney agree with you saying "foolish".

There was a good reason to tear them up 55 years ago. And most cities around the World did exactly the same.
Cities around the world removed the tram systems to replace them with buses and cars. Buses did not need fixed routes and cars needed lots more space to take over. In the United States, there was a conscious effort by a combination of General Motors, Standard Oil (today's Exxon Mobil), and Goodyear Tire to purchase and tear down every streetcar system in the country, which were usually originally private companies, a porcess referred to as "the Great American Streetcar Scandal." The goal was to replace them buses, which were primarily made by GM, had Goodyear tires, and were fueled by Standard Oil. It meant a huge income with little competition. In other countries where America had a major influence, the same thing happened. It did not take long for people to realize it was a really stupid decision, but it was too late for many, as many networks were destroyed in a few short years.

Today, just about every major city is trying to put their streetcars back. The vehicles have a higher capacity, look better than any bus, run on a fixed network with designated stops that are far easier to find for newcomers, don't skip stops, and are the best possible electric vehicle as there isn't any lost efficiency from carrying heavy batteries or delays from charging them. They are also very quiet on straight or minimally curved tracks, are easy to place in an existing urban context, and have all of the joy of riding a train, which a bus will rarely ever succeed at doing.
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In fact many cities around the world made a big mistake. I don't know the "good reason" to tear the trams. But I know that the cities which have preserved its trams network have a better public transport than the cities which didn't. Melbourne, for example, has preserved the trams and its public transport network is better than Sydney.
Their bus and train network is inferior.
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