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Old May 14th, 2019, 04:20 PM   #10581
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For a graphical illustration of this:

First we start slowing down...

Then we get real slow!

Then we gradually get back up to speed.


It's almost as if their drivers don't know how to brake or something.

The only positive here is seeing a signal that's not red for once
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Old May 14th, 2019, 05:20 PM   #10582
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calm down yer all gettin hysterical
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Old May 14th, 2019, 05:50 PM   #10583
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14th May 9:30pm
George Street, Town Hall



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Old May 15th, 2019, 01:18 AM   #10584
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Is there a particular reason why the bridge over the ED would need to have such a slow speed limit (e.g. weight limits, etc.)? 10 does seem ridiculously slow.
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Old May 15th, 2019, 03:10 AM   #10585
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This morning.

I’m waiting.



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Old May 15th, 2019, 05:18 AM   #10586
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You're not supposed to wait on the tracks m8.
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Old May 15th, 2019, 05:30 AM   #10587
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You're not supposed to wait on the tracks m8.
I'm in the middle. Deep breath.
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Old May 15th, 2019, 06:08 AM   #10588
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Is there a particular reason why the bridge over the ED would need to have such a slow speed limit (e.g. weight limits, etc.)? 10 does seem ridiculously slow.
You'd almost think the tram had to cross a major road relatively blind to traffic at that point,
And where any incident would likely have major consequences.
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Old May 15th, 2019, 10:22 AM   #10589
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This morning.

I’m waiting.
You don't have to wait long.

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George Street, Town Hall
But you don't either: electrification of George St is due next week and the first vehicle testing through to Bathurst St crossovers and Town Hall the following week.

APS after that.

Just don't mention Kensington.
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Old May 15th, 2019, 07:28 PM   #10590
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15th May 5pm
Near Central





Near Chinatown


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Old May 16th, 2019, 12:55 AM   #10591
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Prior to the light rail, along Chalmers st just outside the Devonshire exit to Central there was a series of busts of what appeared to a procession of Latin American revolutionary heroes like Simon Bolivar and Jose Martin. It was super random and I always liked them, does anybody know what has been done with them or if they'll be reinstated?
I checked with Sydney Light Rail and they advised that the statues on Ibero American Plaza as it is called will be reinstated once the Plaza has been rebuilt.
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Old May 16th, 2019, 03:24 AM   #10592
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Crews are focusing on finishing works which include paving and tree planting. The next phase will be the energisation of the overhead wires followed by testing and commissioning.







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Old May 16th, 2019, 05:37 AM   #10593
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Vehicle testing through to Chalmers St starts Thursday night if anyone wants to try get a photo at like 11pm...
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Old May 16th, 2019, 05:57 AM   #10594
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Wow, if theyre starting testing up to the Chinatown stop next month - and the track north of Town Hall looks largely complete - looks like the thing could open in like two months (yer.. I know its December earliest bar Kingsford branch).

How is it looking out the front of Event and World Sq? Haven't been there in ages.

Also, re the aforementioned speeds, that better be under the proviso that it will never stop at a red light, ie every intersection will turn T-white when the tram rolls up. Otherwise that's slow AF.
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Old May 16th, 2019, 06:16 AM   #10595
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Wow, if theyre starting testing up to the Chinatown stop next month - and the track north of Town Hall looks largely complete - looks like the thing could open in like two months (yer.. I know its December earliest bar Kingsford branch).

How is it looking out the front of Event and World Sq? Haven't been there in ages.


Also, re the aforementioned speeds, that better be under the proviso that it will never stop at a red light, ie every intersection will turn T-white when the tram rolls up. Otherwise that's slow AF.

Sure, I will happy to take a few pictures of it at Event to World Sq after the class tonight, mate! There's nearly complete!
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Old May 16th, 2019, 06:20 AM   #10596
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Looking forward to see how the new system works in terms of ridership. By means of comparison, the Dulwich Hill line must be around 11M boardings per year or a weekday average of about 38,000.

To put it in perspective we can take a look to the table in this Wikipedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...s_by_ridership. According to that, the Dulwich Hill line has a patronage similar to the Sacramento LR. But wait, the Sacramento network is 69km long compared to the merely 12.8km for the Dulwich Hill line! In terms of boardings per km, our current slow and crummy tram line would rank 3rd in the States only behind Boston's Green Line and San Francisco's Muni Metro.

So, what do you think the yearly patronage or average weekday boardings will look like to the CBD and South East line? We could even start some betting. I guess boardings will surpass theoretical hourly capacity quite easily as many people will travel to and from Central while others will use the CBD section.
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I checked with Sydney Light Rail and they advised that the statues on Ibero American Plaza as it is called will be reinstated once the Plaza has been rebuilt.
Good news, I am in favour of public art.
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Old May 16th, 2019, 09:54 AM   #10599
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One interesting thing I noticed about the Chinatown stop:



This is the northern end, where there will be a mid-block crossing. Oddly enough, you can only cross to the western side but not the east.

But it's only about 20 metres to Goulburn St! So why didn't they just have the crossing there?



It's for our little turn lane of course. It only fits two cars!
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I haven't heard anything to the contrary. But the community reps aren't the greatest in the comms department.
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