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Old December 20th, 2008, 09:14 AM   #81
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I haven't even yet opened a photo thread about Melbourne transport and already people are all over it.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 11:22 AM   #82
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Wrong - better than your beloved Melbourne, home of 30-60 minute frequencies.
Who ever said I love the Melbourne ones? I never use 'em :P

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Nothing wrong with the Merc O305s and O405s that are still in service now that the Mk2s are gone. I'd rather better services and less shiny vehicles than the other way around.

I take it you'd prefer to wait an hour for a shiny new low floor, as you do in Melbourne.

Don't worry, I'll make a new OzScrapers thread on this in due course.

And again, I'll be the first to say Melbourne's buses are terrible. I would say Syd probably has better buses and bus routes.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 07:27 PM   #83
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And here's an example of the fine Sydney maps. Just a screen capture unfortunately from half of the PDF and only of the Eastern suburbs.

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Old March 28th, 2009, 03:44 PM   #84
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Sydney's new line. Epping to Chatswood via Macquarie University

Underground platforms has finally opened at Epping Station
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First public service train of ECRL. OSCAR rolling stock.
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The noise wasn't that loud anyhow. Much more quiet than Airport line.

Chatswood concourse
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These orange billboards illistrates the history of Whilloughby area and the contributions the locals did for Australia.
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Atrium of Chatswood Station
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Chatswood Station
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North Ryde Station
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Escalators and lift shaft connecting the aboveground to underground station's concourse
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Orange terracotta walls and steel frame
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North Ryde station
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the concourse...
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Macquarie Park Station. The way which links the escalator and lift shaft
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These poles on the right are to illuminate the aboveground pod at night. Spotlight inside a tube.
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Macquarie University station. Gives you a perspective of where the pod is located compared to below ground. Macquarie Park and Macquarie University has almost identical station layout and theme.
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to Chatswood...
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again with the circular entrance at concourse in Macquarie University Station
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Cops on bikes. I asked them how many are there in Sydney. Only about 250.
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Transit level. Left escalator connects to ECRL and right escalator connects to Northern line.
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Epping station's concourse
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Old March 28th, 2009, 05:05 PM   #85
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The interiors are stunnning.

Sweet photos, good job.
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Old December 10th, 2010, 01:05 AM   #86
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SYDNEY | Public Transport

This is a thread on Sydney's public transport system.

This thread is to discuss CityRail, buses in Sydney, Sydney Ferries, Metro Light Rail, Metro Monorail, T-way and the Sydney Metro proposals.
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Old December 10th, 2010, 09:46 AM   #87
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In case you haven't noticed, there's a forum naming structure in effect for all of the threads. Please make sure you follow it next time you open it.

If I were you, I would post a few photos, maps, and information, in order to generate discussion.
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Old December 11th, 2010, 08:06 AM   #88
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Since I kinda lived there when I was little, I might as well.

The oldest CityRail stock currently running: the L/R/S set.
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The second oldest CityRail stock currently running: the C set (suburban). Saw and rode in a lot of those.
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The famous Tangara suburban emu of CityRail. Rode in a few of them, as well.
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The Millenium set, CityRail's newest suburban rolling stock until the Warratah enters service.
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Speaking of which, here it is. The Warratah set is due to enter service sometime in 2011.This train looks like the love child of the Tangara and the Millenium set.
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And of course, there's the Darling Ferry, prevalent form of travel around Sydney.

http://b5media_b4.s3.amazonaws.com/5...8/09/ferry.jpg

Another ferry that makes daily rounds between Sydney and Manley, a suburb in the north.

http://images.travelpod.com/users/ga...anly-beach.jpg

To the mods: I wonder if the outer suburban/interurban CityRail trains count as urban transport. Is it better to move the CityRail trains to the railways section?

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Old December 12th, 2010, 02:03 AM   #89
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I'd say City Rail counts as urban transport since Paris's RER currently qualifies as urban transport as well.

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Old December 12th, 2010, 03:49 AM   #90
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Here is the rolling stock of the CityRail Outer suburban/interurban services.

CityRail V-set, aka Intercity set.
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Outer suburban version of the Tangara.

http://images-mediawiki-sites.theful...3217799813.jpg

CityRail OSCAR stock.
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I'm not counting the hunter and endeavour railcars because they serve more regional lines, away from Sydney.

CityRail network map, showing both the suburban and outer suburban/intercity lines.

http://www.131500.com.au/maps/upload...il_network.gif

A close-up of the city circle portion of the network.

http://www.lcrtp.com.au/images/cityrail_map_zoom_9.gif

A close-up of the Epping-Chatswood link, from the CityRail website.

http://www.cityrail.info/news/projec...mages/map2.jpg

The suburban lines:
Eastern Suburbs and Illawara
Bankstown
Inner West
Airport and East Hills
South
Cumberland
Western and Richmond
North Shore
Carlingford
Olympic Park Sprint
Northern

The interurban lines:
South Coast
Southern Highlands
Blue Mountains
Newcastle and Central Coast (with the Hunter line serving as a regional line).



Coming soon, the Metro Light Rail and Metro Monorail.

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Old December 12th, 2010, 06:06 AM   #91
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Isn't the L/R/S sets the oldest in the CityRail fleet? They are being replaced by the Waratah order.
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Old December 12th, 2010, 06:18 AM   #92
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Isn't the L/R/S sets the oldest in the CityRail fleet? They are being replaced by the Waratah order.
Right, sorry. My bad.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 09:48 AM   #93
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Isn't the L/R/S sets the oldest in the CityRail fleet? They are being replaced by the Waratah order.
Actually the V sets were introduced in 1972 which was some 2 years before the L/R/S sets. Weather any of the original 1970's V set carriages are still in service is another debate.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 11:29 PM   #94
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Actually the V sets were introduced in 1972 which was some 2 years before the L/R/S sets. Weather any of the original 1970's V set carriages are still in service is another debate.
No they're not. And the originals entered service in 1970, not 1972.

Still the best trains in CityRail's fleet, their level of comfort, ride and quietness is unsurpassed and nothing built for Sydney since has equalled them. They were the first fully double-deck emus in the world and the model for such trains developed since in Europe and elsewhere.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 01:19 AM   #95
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In case anyone is confused about the trains' entry into service:

The original V set order entered service in 1970. These were withdrawn in 2005 due to rusting. The V sets in service today were progressively introduced from 1974 to 1989.

The L/R/S sets were progressively introduced from 1971 to 1987.

The Tangara sets were introduced from 1988 to 1995.

The Millenium sets were introduced from 2002 to 2004.

The Oscar sets have been progressively introduced from 2006, partly to replace the V sets withdrawn due to rusting, and to provide more carriages for crowded Intercity lines.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 05:24 AM   #96
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Metro Light Rail is Sydney's tramway and the third such system in Australia. It was built in 1997 (I think I remember seeing them lay tracks for the system back in '96). The line uses the former Darling Railway ROW and the ROW of previous tram lines.

Some shots of the Metro Light Rail tram, which is a Variotram model built back when AdTranz was the manufacturer of the Variotram

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The current map of Metro Light Rail, showing the termini at Central Station and Lilyfield, respectively (warning: pretty big).

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No they're not. And the originals entered service in 1970, not 1972.

Still the best trains in CityRail's fleet, their level of comfort, ride and quietness is unsurpassed and nothing built for Sydney since has equalled them. They were the first fully double-deck emus in the world and the model for such trains developed since in Europe and elsewhere.
Actually if you look at the end of my para it should be apparent that saying the V sets came in in 1972 was a typo. In any case the V sets are the oldest class in the Cityrail fleet even if those originals are no longer in service.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 12:03 AM   #98
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So what is CityRail? A rapid transit system?
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So what is CityRail? A rapid transit system?
It's an urban and suburban heavy rail transit.
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It can be described as an suburban rail system similar to Paris' RER, mainly above ground but with some sections underground.
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