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Old April 28th, 2012, 01:27 AM   #161
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Now they're thinking of maybe not tearing down the monorail at all but rather replacing it with an elevated park, kind of like the successful High Line Park in New York's trendy Chelsea and Meatpacking districts. There are even nice renderings, and a lot of Sydneysiders seem to be excited about it:



There's a story about it here in the local Sydney paper:
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It will be too narrow IMO.
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Old April 28th, 2012, 07:09 AM   #163
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you're right; riding a bicycle on the catwalk doesn't look particularly safe
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 09:40 PM   #164
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Old May 25th, 2012, 02:28 PM   #165
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Yes it is true. The NSW Government have purchased the line with the intention of removing it. No time frame yet, but around 2014 is the best guess.
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Old May 28th, 2012, 08:52 AM   #166
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I'm sort of glad they are tearing the Monorail down. It was a tourist trap and if you measured the price per kilometre for the trip between Galeries Victoria & City Centre for around $5, it would be more than first class from London to Venice on the Orient Express.
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Old May 28th, 2012, 07:09 PM   #167
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Now they're thinking of maybe not tearing down the monorail at all but rather replacing it with an elevated park, kind of like the successful High Line Park in New York's trendy Chelsea and Meatpacking districts. There are even nice renderings, and a lot of Sydneysiders seem to be excited about it:



There's a story about it here in the local Sydney paper:
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/push-to-re...420-1xcff.html
It sounds agreat idea to reuse expensive infrastructure as a bicycle route.
A light weight deck can be added if it is not wide enough.

Using it as a bicycle route, reminds me of a project under construction in the centre of Copenhagen at the moment where an elevated bike bridge removes cyclists from the pedestrians on the water front level.

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Old June 23rd, 2012, 02:56 PM   #169
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Sydney transport shake-up: plan for single deck metro-style trains and second harbour crossing
June 20, 2012

Parts of Sydney's rail network will be converted to a high-frequency, metro-style, single deck system, the state government announced today, while also committing to an eventual second harbour train crossing.

But the government performed an about-face on the North West Rail Link, declaring it would be a privately run shuttle between Rouse Hill and Chatswood, reversing an earlier pledge to run trains from the north-west all the way into the city.

The decision means commuters travelling on the new rail line, and people travelling between Epping and Chatswood, will need to change trains at Chatswood for services to the city.

The Premier, Barry O'Farrell, and the Transport Minister, Gladys Berejiklian, made the announcements on "Sydney's Rail Future" at a press conference at Parliament House this afternoon.

As foreshadowed by the Herald this month, the two said the government would commit to building a second rail crossing for Sydney Harbour some time after the North West Rail Link was finished about 2019.

The second crossing - under the harbour - would result in a 60 per cent increase in the number of trains that could make it through the city, Mr O'Farrell and Ms Berejiklian said.

The North West Rail Link will be operated under a public private partnership. The line will be built to offer a high-frequency, single deck train service between Rouse Hill and Epping, and the existing Epping to Chatswood line will need to be upgraded to cater for the different type of trains.

Ms Berejiklian said the government would retain control of fares and timetables on the line, even though the trains would be run by a private company.

In other announcements today, Ms Berejiklian and Mr O'Farrell said:

Planning work would soon start on a second rail crossing for Sydney Harbour.
Once the second crossing was built, it would link single-deck trains from the North West Rail Link to the Bankstown Line and the Illawarra Line to Hurstville.
The Epping to Parramatta train line was not part of Sydney's immediate future.
The government is yet to hand down its draft transport master plan, but made the announcement on Sydney's train future today because it needs to brief industry about its plans for the North West Rail Link next week.

"Through the extensive consultation we have done with industry, the community and experts via the NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan, and when we've looked at the best examples overseas, it has become clear that what we are announcing today is the best option for all of Sydney," Ms Berejiklian said.

"This is a long-term transformation of our rail network - introducing rapid transit to the system to deliver major increases in capacity and frequency for greater Sydney."

Ms Berejiklian said boring machines would begin work on the North West Rail Link in 2014, with expressions of interest for the construction contract to be called for later this month.

Ms Berejiklian would not set a timeframe for the building of the second harbour crossing.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydney-tra...#ixzz1ycIJybju
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Old July 24th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #170
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Does the return fare from Scone to Goulburn --an accumulative distance of 1079.12Km (670.25 miles)-- really cost just $16.40?
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Old August 31st, 2012, 11:41 AM   #172
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The return fare from Scone to Goulburn is $10.80 if you travel off peak.

The 'one size fits all' approach throughout its operations (including fares, levels of service in different areas etc) is one of CityRail's biggest weaknesses IMO.
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Old December 26th, 2012, 09:08 AM   #173
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Project | CBD and South East light rail

Key features of the project include:
*Nine stops between Circular Quay and Central Station.
*Seven stops between Kingsford and Central Station, including the University of NSW at Anzac Parade and Moore Park.
*Seven stops between Central Station and Randwick, serving the Prince of Wales Hospital, University of NSW at Wansey Road, Randwick Racecourse and Moore Park.
*Interchanges located at major rail stations – Central Station, Town Hall, Wynyard and Circular Quay and bus interchanges at both Randwick and Kingsford.
*Pedestrian zone from Bathurst Street to Hunter Street with light rail operating through the centre.
*Segregated traffic and light rail lanes between Central Station and Bathurst Street and between Hunter Street and Circular Quay.
*Space for 300 commuters on each 45 metre long light rail service – equivalent to five standard length buses.
*'Turn up and go’ services every two to three minutes in peak times.
*Real time information at all stops and on vehicles, showing route and stop locations.


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Forty per cent of George Street to be pedestrian-only zone in $1.6 billion Sydney tram plan
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Date December 13, 2012 - 10:59AM
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More than 50 years after trams last rattled from the city to Randwick, the state government has announced they will ride again.

Work on a $1.6 billion 12-kilometre track linking Circular Quay and Central, George Street, Moore Park and the University of NSW will begin in 2014.

"This is a once-in-a-generation project to revitalise the centre of Sydney by reducing congestion and offering a fast, attractive public transport option," the Premier, Barry O'Farrell, said.


Dusted off ... light rail solution.

Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian said: "Congestion on roads in the Sydney CBD and surrounding areas will only get worse as the number of jobs in the city grows and the population increases - we have to act now and in a significant way."

About 40 per cent of George Street, between Bathurst and Hunter Street, will become a pedestrian-only zone.

The government estimates that it will take 24 minutes for passengers to travel from Randwick to Central Station and 15 minutes to get from Central to Circular Quay. It currently takes 30 minutes in peak hour to get from Central to Circular Quay .

The new light rail will be able to carry up to 9000 passengers an hour in each direction. The project will take up to five to six years to complete.

Bus overhaul

The government also announced an overhaul of the city's bus network to reduce the number of peak-hour buses in the CBD.

Bus reforms include improvements to interchanges, more cross-city routes and higher priority for buses. The government estimates this will mean 220 fewer buses enter the city per hour in peak morning traffic. During the busiest two hours of morning traffic, about 1500 buses normally converge on a few narrow and congested corridors in the middle of Sydney.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/forty-per-...#ixzz2Et2al8lS

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Old January 24th, 2013, 02:24 PM   #174
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A train ride on the Western line of the CityRail network, as the title suggests, between Sydney Central and Blacktown, a suburb roughly 25 miles away.

You'll see a lot of track work going on in the early stages of this video.
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The return fare from Scone to Goulburn is $10.80 if you travel off peak.

The 'one size fits all' approach throughout its operations (including fares, levels of service in different areas etc) is one of CityRail's biggest weaknesses IMO.
And how may people travel from Scone to Goulburn off-peak?

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A train ride on the Western line of the CityRail network, as the title suggests, between Sydney Central and Blacktown, a suburb roughly 25 miles away.

You'll see a lot of track work going on in the early stages of this video.
Amazing. Although I seldom visit Sydney, it's mostly been by train: in the first instance, from Blackheath, and in the last instance, from Katoomba. I have been in & out of the airport on odd occasions.

I balked at the idea of a video that long, & thought, I'll watch it again, when I have more time, and a street atlas ...I did watch it through, having grabbed the street atlas half-way.

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Old April 22nd, 2013, 09:25 AM   #176
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How foolish, they have destroyed the former great tram network completely, and now they are planning to return it on same place. If it is their plan, why they've destroyed it previously?
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Wouldn't be the first city to do that ;-(
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North West Rail Link to Feature Driverless Trains



Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced the North West Rail Link will be a fully-automated rapid transit system – an Australian-first incorporating driverless trains and high-tech customer safety and security measures.

The new system is part of a series of customer service requirements the operator of the North West Rail Link will have to meet – as well as ensuring trains are on time, that trains and stations are clean and safe, and that customer service is paramount.

Automated systems optimise the running time of trains and increase the average speed of the system, allowing more trains to operate closer together and reducing the time it takes a train to slow down at stations, load and unload, and accelerate off.

Key features of the project include:
*Driverless train operations, with trains constantly monitored by a team of expert controllers at a new state-of-the-art train control centre
*Platform screen doors on all platforms, making loading and unloading faster and safer.
*Cooling and heating at underground stations for customer comfort.
*Multiple cameras and help points in trains and on platforms and stations, with live links to the train control centre

Read More: http://northwestrail.com.au/article/state-of-the-art-north-west-rail-link
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This is a new line?
Will it uses existing infrastructures or it is all new?
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It will be a 14km upgrade of the existing commuter rail Epping to Chatswood rail link + 23km of new line extending west. This image in the link below illustrates the dark blue as upgraded and light blue being the new line.


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