Yes DO have ot agree with some points dpends on which lines service you
The system is over run with Cost cutting from the 1980's
yes a Rail fan in fact anything on rails or has a motor I am a fan of planes trained for QANTAS, and a member of the Railway Historical Society
Firts off I can let you know most of the rolling stock is form 1973 onward. So it's not that old considering the Indian's are stillusing stuff form the 1950's along with the former British Rail. But unlike cars, upgrading every ten years is not a very good economics
Plus I would like to note the great Aussie construction from Stainless steel., Unlike all these modern types with too much plastic in my opinion.
BUt as for your coment on Tulloch Trailer cars on the network you say, these are older tpye whihc some my remeber being simlar to the type used with the red ratlers well I can tell you only 57 and going down in number left on the network, Only 57 left form a massive network running in the largest City in Austrlaia.
XR_strider_guy the Blue mountains, have had them V class set for some time, I do know they are due for refurbishment, I think they are some of the best EMU (electic multipule units ) Going around. They do need some refurbishment on the interiors as they have only ever had the seats retrimed form hard wearing cloth to a Taxi style vinal. but the blue mountains use ot get the FISH and CHIPS in the older days all the way up to the 60's when single deck cars carried the name. The thing is when traffic was not so bad they carried 86 and it was very god seating now they have increased them to match the latter 80's models with 96 seats. For use during peck hour. Personally I would not look for better trians but better service. But with out cost cutting Maintence again we all know what happend at Granville.
Unfortunatly the XPT has ot share it's routes with frieght traisn and i nthe Rail game when it was all goverment control Frieght secodn XPT on time first. When National rail and now the Toll owned frieght system run Frieght is first XPT is a lonely 25th.
The line up north need massive restraightening. Meaning about 50million thorwn at it, just liek the Pacifc highway being rebuilt for quicker saffer travel.
Trians can only run as fast as the track that they run on. But no one seems to be worried about it. After all we all have cars and cars that are chocking the city and cuaseing polloution that is not needed . I am not talking aobut your sudnay drives but the thousands of trucks using the Highways day in day out with drivers with limited sleep and people going to and from work when public transpot could do it. If only we had the right system.
We use to have system in Peck hour where a trian would come every 3.5 mins in the city cirlce, this was in 1968. Now on a weekend you have to wait 30mins for a train 15 mins in non peck hour weekday and peckhour every 7.5mins(can be up to 11mins) . Which means if your train is the 3rd one coming you have to wait 22.5 mins. Think aobut if we ran the system like we did during the oylimpics, every 2mins a train would leave Homebush bay station, if that system was employed during peck hour in the city circle whiihc woudl then make it about 6 mins for all staions out side Sydenhan, Stratfield, and North Sydney.
I dont' think we would get too much over crowding.
We still have missing links in the system and I am not talking about new lines sure we need new ones, bu waht about ones never built. If you ever travle between Sydenhan and Redfern
One will notice ST.Peters and Erskineville has been built for two extra line to be put in. these were to be built be 1987 then on of the last state liberal goverment said 1994, then when Mr.Carr got in they built airport which was to remove some of the line shareing between the east hills and bankstown line. But it still has not solved any problems.
As for noise
You may complain about trains but they were there along time before you were. I use to live under the flight path of the east-west runway whe nthey used it love the noise of a 747 -400 coming in so use to it, Even had a few prop planes come in that way. Now there noisey.
I personally can only say if oyu don't like the noise move the trains and palnes were there a long time before you were. It's like moving next to a railway yard and saying they shoudl close it down at night, Why you moved in next to it. It didn't just build itself in the last ten days. THe Airport, railway yards and lines have been around a hell of alot longer then 75% of the people who live next to them. NOBODY complained for 70 years or more??
I live in Lakemba I don't complain about haveing 5000 flats planked all around my house, they were there before I was born.
I personally Think your crying like a baby becuase I ahte to say it you don't know what noise is. Live in my place for 1 week and you will think your noise is peace of mind. Try garrenteed Gun shots every night, and a few burnouts and BOV's an firecrackers (actually I let them off) But of course the Police sirens. There go two cars now down Canterbury road.
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