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With 250 000 people coming for a big sleepover next month with the Pope :), it's not going to be an easy job moving them around Sydney.

Cityrail has special tickets that can be used for travel in off peak periods, and they also commerative tickets with images of Pope Benedict XVI on them.

The special tickets are for rail only and are based on the Metlink system used in Melbourne (I wish this was standard every day).

Ticket type Boundary stations Adult Child/
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Zone 1 Kogarah, Bexley North, Campsie, Strathfield, Bondi Junction and Roseville $4.00 $2.00
Zone 2 Cowan, Richmond, Emu Plains, Macarthur and Otford $6.00 $3.00

Tickets include return travel to the city from your station and unlimited travel with city stations.

They can only be prepurchased and cannot be used in peak periods.

More info-http://www.cityrail.info/event/wyd08/commemorative_tickets.jsp
 

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Did you know that there will be an extra 16000 bus services and 4000 extra rail services during World Youth Day. I heard this during an interview between WYD minister Kristina Keneally and 2GB's Chris Smith.

And I have heard of possible industrial action by rail staff which could cause total chaos.
 

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There is a train strike planned for next Thursday (July 17), when the Pope arrives. It means that there will be total chaos across the city and pilgrims will be unable to trek into the city to meet the pope.

This strike if it goes ahead will be a international embarassment for this city, and I can tell you, Iemma will be booted out for sure.
 

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If a strike does occur I would fully support it. Kick out Iemma!!
 

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Cityrail risks being the laughing stock of the entire world. I dont think there has been an event that has been subject to such industiral action that would cause widespread disruption to the city and for participants in the event.
 

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Surely the Industrial Relations Commision would have to step in and rule such an action as unlawful or something like that. I mean would they have considered striking during the olympics, surely not, and this transport effort is of a similar effort. There are supposedly coaches/buses from all around at least the eastern states heading to this event to a) transport people to the event and then b) move people around the city during the event.

All of that could be stuffed up by a single union and its greediness. Sure trains drivers need good wages ect. but a strike at this time is not the right time.
 

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Bob Carr struck an agreement between construction workers not to strike in the lead up to the Olympics back in 2000, and they may have been similar agreements with transport workers.

There was a strike in 1999 by rail workers.
 

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The state government is looking to use special powers that were brought in under John Howards "work choices" to make them work that day. How ironic.
 

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on the topic of WYD transport, does anyone know if the anzac pde bus services that have been diverted along Carrington Rd and Oxford St to get to the city will pick up and set down along the detour route?
 

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I'm behind all the unions on this one. If the government can afford to give tens of millions to the Catholic church, they can afford a pay increase for rail workers.
 

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How can the gov force them to work? What if they all have a mass resignation instead? The city is stuffed if that happens.
 

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it was either cave in or get its pants pulled down in the international stage. and it's pretty cold in Sydney so we'd get a lot of coverage hanging down.
 

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^ It wouldn't have embarrassed Sydney because then it would give us an excuse to say "See, we're just like Paris! Come visit!". :|
 
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