Monday, November 28, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Blake's Revised Bus Masterplan Region 1

Blake now updated his Bus Masterplan for Region and provide a detailed listing of the bus services. It covers all areas that require services and seems to be a sensible way of approaching Bus Network Plans. Let's Hope Transport For NSW, politicians and other bus transport officer take notice what this wonderful 15 year old is doing, thinking of future.

Click here to check it out:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Update on Warwick Farm Carpark

Here are some comments from WSPTU bloggers regarding the Warwick Farm CityRail Commuter Carpark. Note that this commenter tells us you can be fined for not parking in the correct spaces in the carpark. It is worth noting that the Liverpool Hospital is improving parking and access for staff at the hospital so that may reduce pressure on the Commuter Carpark.


Anonymous said...
With this car park so close the Liverpool Hospital and free. I expect most of the car spots to be taken up by hospital staff members. It's already hard to find parking near the hospital and the hospital has expanded. So unfortunately, get there early to find parking in this new car park because I think by about 8.30am, all spots will be taken.

February 22, 2011 3:20 PM
Anonymous said...
Spend a fortune on a car park to a station they have reduced peak hour afternoon services to , make you get of at cabramatta or liverpool and backtrack, the train stops at every station from the city except warwick farm.

March 2, 2011 3:13 PM
Anonymous said...
As every spot was taken outside the carpark where I usually park I ventured into the new multi storey free one. Had to go to top floor where there were still no spaces but cars were parking along one side of the one way lanes and we assumed this was OK as it is a free carpark and no lanes were blocked.
I received a fine as did the other cars in the aisles, they have SDRO on them. Any way I can appeal.

November 17, 2011 7:29 PM

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sydney Alliance Moves Ahead With Improved Public Transport - AT Transport Assembly

Yesterday, the Sydney Alliance Transport Assembly was something new that made me feel fantastic. As being one of the organisers of the "Welcoming' at Penrith Station with bagpie. All member organisations started to arrive at the Train Station, with welcome and hello from people not seen before but were there for the same theme and reason for a better and improved public transport using the formula 400:15:1 SCA squared.

As all participants met members of the NSW Parliament, accompanied by member of the Sydney( from their electoral office) at Penrith Station and from here with a Scottish bagpiper and a traditional Aboriginal smoking welcome ceremony, walking way to the Joan Sutherland Q Theatre. I even spoke to Wayne Purcill City Rail Western Line making connections to improve train infrastructure on the the Western Line.

From here there testimonies of transport issues raise with a nurse at Nepean Hospital and others raise their alarm at similar situation. Individual transport surveys completed by members of the public on trains  and before the assembly started Also there was  support groups, religious and union who has back the Sydney Alliance Transport formula and finally commitment from the parliamentarians to look at meeting the formula - below is a map of the formula , shown in different diversity of efficient transport around Sydney:
Top picture is all services over 400metres radius, The second one  is 30 minutes or less service and 400 metres radius to nearest service and the bottom one is 15 minutes or less with 400 metre radiusNB: Nearest service includes bus stops and trains!
Here are picture from Penrith Station to the Transport Assembly:

I had heard it was an overall fantastic event - never been done before in Sydney. For further information of Sydney Alliance click here:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Website for Transport for NSW

The website of Transport for NSW has changed. It has a nice new design, provides more information and sets out the new structure of the Department. As well as links to public transport information, it includes links to the 'live traffic' cameras and other materials about roads, taxis, ferries, the transport projects under construction and Transport media releases.
Click here.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

CityRail First Aid Officers in Western Sydney - Where Are They?

What happened in front me the other day could have happened to you or any other commuters that are waiting for their transport to arrive:

Here I was on Parramatta Train Station heading home in the afternoon, when I was standing near a pole and a young lady was trying to pass between and the pole to get passed, was undecided which way to go as these was 'chock-a-block' standing commuters everywhere,when all of a sudden she collapsed in front of me and fainted. I called out for medical assistance and one man came - knocked on the platform form of the station and made the station assistant aware of the situation. As I have  no first aid experience - people didn't move away from where she was - which was a a common passageway and entrance  way to enter trains.

I then left the area as Station Assistants and suddenly, two Transit Officers came to her aid - I moved away allowing clearance and went speaking to a lady I knew - Later I discovered the lady collapsed as she wanted to relief herself and could find the ladies toilets. She was eventually taken away and carried for better medical attention. My question is if this happens how quick would Cityrail First Aid Officers Arrive?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Villawood Bus Stop

The bus stop facilities on Woodville Rd at Villawood are very poor (like the train station). This is a very important stop on a very busy, inter-regional link so it's hard to understand why the facilities are so poor.
There is also another stop for local buses within the shopping village, about 50 metres away, but neither stop has adequate information to indicate which buses stop at which bus stop. This is very difficult for bus users and makes it very easy to miss your bus. There is no information about 131500 on the Woodville Rd stop.

Lidcombe Turnback Now Operating

It was interesting to see the Lidcombe turnback operating. This allows additional services to come in from the South Line and the Western Line without continuing on into the city.
As you can see from the photo, some of the signage is still a bit temporary to help people with the new platform.