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Sandy Thomas, Managing Director, Catalyst Communications Pty Limited delivered this presentation at the 2013 NSW State Transport Infrastructure Summit. ...

Sandy Thomas, Managing Director, Catalyst Communications Pty Limited delivered this presentation at the 2013 NSW State Transport Infrastructure Summit.
The State Transport Infrastructure Series of events represent the leading forums in Australia to assess the future plans for transport infrastructure development and financing across Australia. For more information, please visit www.statetransportevents.com.au

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CASE STUDY: Using the North West Rail Link to look into the future development of the Sydney rail network CASE STUDY: Using the North West Rail Link to look into the future development of the Sydney rail network Presentation Transcript

  • How the North West Rail Link is ‘fixing’ Sydney’s trains: 1855 revisited
  • 1855 revisited
  • 1855 revisited The (in)capacity of Sydney’s rail network The (in)capacity of Sydney’s rail network 2031 morning peak congestion forecasts Source: June 2012 brochureSydney’s Rail Future (simply reproduced in the December 2012 NSW Long-Term Transport Master Plan, despite its very different employment and residential growth assumptions)
  • AGNES BANKS AKUNA BAY ANNANGROVE ARCADIA ASQUITH AUDLEY AUSTRAL AVALON BADGERYS CREEK BERKSHIRE PARK BEROWRA BEROWRA WATERS BILGOLA BLIGH PARK BONDI BEACH NTAIN BOX HILL BRINGELLY BRONTE BROWNLOW HILL BUNDEENA CAMDEN CAMDEN SOUTH CAREEL BAY CASTLEREAGH CATHERINE FIELD CECIL PARK CLARENDON COBBITTY COOGEE CORNWALLIS COWAN CRANEBROOK CRONULLA CURL CURL DEE WHY DIAMOND BAY DUFFYS FOREST DURAL EAST HILLS EASTERN CREEK EDMONDSON ENGADINE ERSKINE PARK FIDDLETOWN GALSTON GLENFIELD GLENLEE GLENMORE PARK GLENORIE GRASSMERE GREENDALE GROSE VALE GROSE WOLD HARBORD HARRINGTON PARK HEATHCOTE HILLSIDE HOLSWORTHY HORNSBY HORSLEY PARK HOXTON PARK INGLEBURN INGLESIDE KEARNS KEMPS CREEK KENTHURST KURNELL LEPPINGTON LLANDILO LONDONDERRY LONG POINT LUCAS HEIGHTS LUDDENHAM MACQUARIE FIELDS MALABAR MANLY MARAYLYA MAROUBRA MARSDEN PARK MENAI MIDDLE DURAL MINTO MINTO HEIGHTS MONA VALE MOUNT ANNAN MOUNT COLAH MOUNT KURING-GAI MULGOA MULGRAVE NARELLAN NARRABEEN NELSON NEWPORT NORTH NARRABEEN OAKVILLE ORCHARD HILLS PALM BEAC PITT TOWN PORT BOTANY PRESTONS PROSPECT QUEENSCLIFF RICHMOND RIVERSTONE ROSSMORE ROUND CORNER ROUSE HILL SCHEYVILLE SHANES PARK TERREY HILLS THERESA PARK VINEYARD WALLACIA WARRIEWOOD WARUMBUL WHALE B YARRAMUNDI YELLOW ROCK NorthWest Growth Centre SouthWest Growth Centre rimoo Blaxland ook Penrith Emu Plains Lapstone Kingswood Werrington Mt Druitt Rooty Hill Doonside Seven Hills Marayong Quakers Hill Blacktown St Marys Epping Rhodes Denistone Eastwood Carlingford Telopea Dundas Rydalmere Berala Regents Park Birrong Bankstown Yagoona Punchbowl Wiley Park Sefton Leightonfield Carramar Cabramatta Canley Vale Warwick Farm Liverpool Fairfield Yennora Guildford Lidcombe Flemington Clyde Auburn Merrylands Parramatta Westmead Toongabbie Wentworthville Pendle Hill Olympic Park Camellia Beecroft Pennant Hills Thornleigh Granville Harris Park Richmond East Richmond Clarendon Windsor Mulgrave Berowra Cowan Mt Kuring-gai Mt Colah Gordon Asquith Hornsby North Strathfield ConcordWest Meadowbank West Ryde Homebush Strathfield Burwood Croydon Ashfield Summer Hill Cheltenham Normanhurst Waitara Wahroonga Warrawee Turramurra Pymble Killara Lindfield Roseville Chatswood Artarmon St Leonards Wollstonecraft Waverton North Sydney Milsons Point Redfern Kings Cross Edgecliff Bondi Junction Central Macarthur Campbelltown Leumeah Minto Macquarie Fields Ingleburn Glenfield Casula Holsworthy East Hills Panania Revesby Glenlee Chullora Lewisham Petersham Lakemba Belmore Campsie Marrickville Arncliffe Banksia Sydenham Padstow Riverwood Narwee Beverly Hills Kingsgrove Bexley North Bardwell Park Turrella Wolli C kree ErskinevilleNewtown Mascot Green Square Hurstville Sutherland Rockdale Kogarah CarltonAllawah Penshurst Mortdale Oatley Como Jannali Loftus Engadine Heathcote Kirrawee Gymea Miranda Caringbah Cronulla Woolooware Rozelle Circular Quay Wynyard Town Hall Port Botany International Macquarie University Macquarie Park Delhi Rd Rosehill Schofields Riverstone Vineyard Enfield Stanmore St Peters Tempe Domestic Canterbury Hurlstone Park Dulwich Hill Museum Martin Place Castle Hill Rouse Hill Hills Centre Franklin Road Norwest Burns Road Leppington Edmondson Park Samantha Riley Drive Campbelltown/Macarthur Sydney CBD North Sydney Macquarie Rouse Hill Hornsby to/from Central Coast Airport Chatswood Leppington Sydney CBD North Sydney Macquarie Rouse Hill Castle Hill Harbour Rail Link NorthWest Rail Link SouthWest Rail Link Extension of SouthWest Rail Link Indicative alignment only Extension of NorthWest Rail Link Indicative alignment only 1855 revisited (1) 2005 Carr government ‘Metropolitan Rail Expansion Program’ (‘MREP’) Solutions that might have been... Solutions that might have been...
  • 1855 revisited DALE ARTARMON BALGOWLAH H BALMAIN BALMAIN EAST BALMORAL BALMORAL BEACH BEAUTY POINT BIRCHGROVE INT ANDS CORNER BLUES POINT BONDI JUNCTION BROADWAY CAMMERAY CAMPERDOWN CENTENNIAL PARK CHIPPENDALE CLIFTON GARDENS CLONTAR ATOO ISLAND CREMORNE CREMORNE JUNCTION CREMORNE POINT CROWS NEST DARLING HARBOUR DARLING POINT DOUBLE BAY ELIZABETH BAY FOREST LODGE GARDEN ISLAND GEORGES H GLEBE ISLAND GLEBE POINT GORE HILL GREENWICH HAYMARKET KIRRIBILLI KURRABA POINT H D LE MOORE PARK MOSMAN NAREMBURN NEUTRAL BAY NEUTRAL BAY JUNCTION NORTH SYDNEY NORTHBRIDGE NORTHWOOD OSBORNE PARK POINT PIPER PYRMONT REDFERN LE RUSHCUTTERS BAY ND SPIT JUNCTION STRAWBERRY HILLS THE SPIT ULTIMO WAVERLEY WAVERTON WILLOUGHBY WOLLSTONECRAFT WOOLLAHRA LWICH Artarmon St Leonards Wollstonecraft Waverton North Sydney Milsons Point Circular Quay Martin PlaceMartin Place St James Town Hall Wynyard Redfern Sydney Terminal Kings Cross Edgecliff Bondi Junction Newtown Macdonaldtown Museum Park StreetPark Street Crows Nest Victoria Cross (deep station in North Sydney) Central (using existing disused platforms 26 and 27) Macquarie PlaceMacquarie Place (New line in tunnel(s) under Harbour) (Chatswood–St Leonards quadruplicated to cater for services using both lines) New CBD and Harbour crossing line and stations Existing CityRail lines New tunnels (Preferred connections with the Airport Line and/or the Illawarra Line’s “local” tracks) ALE ARTARMON BALGOWLAH HEI BALMAIN BALMAIN EAST BALMORAL BALMORAL BEACH BEAUTY POINT BIRCHGROVE T NDS CORNER BLUES POINT BONDI JUNCTION BROADWAY CAMMERAY CAMPERDOWN CENTENNIAL PARK CHIPPENDALE CLIFTON GARDENS CLONTARF TOO ISLAND CREMORNE CREMORNE JUNCTION CREMORNE POINT CROWS NEST DARLING HARBOUR DARLING POINT DOUBLE BAY ELIZABETH BAY FOREST LODGE GARDEN ISLAND GEORGES HEIG GLEBE ISLAND GLEBE POINT GORE HILL GREENWICH HAYMARKET KIRRIBILLI KURRABA POINT MOORE PARK MOSMAN NAREMBURN NEUTRAL BAY NEUTRAL BAY JUNCTION NORTH SYDNEY NORTHBRIDGE NORTHWOOD SBORNE PARK POINT PIPER PYRMONT REDFERN RUSHCUTTERS BAY D SPIT JUNCTION STRAWBERRY HILLS THE SPIT ULTIMO WAVERLEY WAVERTON WILLOUGHBY WOLLSTONECRAFT WOOLLAHRA WICH Artarmon St Leonards Wollstonecraft Waverton North Sydney Milsons Point Circular Quay Martin Place St James Town Hall Wynyard Central (using existing disused platforms 26 and 27) Redfern Sydney Terminal Kings Cross Edgecliff Bondi Junction Newtown Macdonaldtown Museum City West Crows Nest Victoria Cross (deep station in North Sydney) Walsh Bay (New line in tunnel(s) under Harbour) (Chatswood–St Leonards quadruplicated to cater for services using both lines) New CBD and Harbour crossing line and stations Existing CityRail lines New tunnels (Preferred connections with the Airport Line and/or the Illawarra Line’s “local” tracks) 2005 concepts for a second heavy rail Harbour crossing: ‘Metro West’ options 2005 concepts for a second heavy rail Harbour crossing: ‘Metro Pitt’ options
  • Harbour Bridge arrangement at pylons, including reservation for longer-term additional rail tracks © AUSTRALIAN INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD FUTURE PERWAY 1855 revisited ANNANDALE ARTARMON BALGOWLAH H BALMAIN BALMAIN EAST BALMORAL BALMORAL BEACH BEAUTY POINT BIRCHGROVE NHEAD POINT BLAXLANDS CORNER BLUES POINT BONDI JUNCTION BROADWAY CAMMERAY CAMPERDOWN CENTENNIAL PARK CHIPPENDALE CLIFTON GARDENS CLONTAR COCKATOO ISLAND CREMORNE CREMORNE JUNCTION CREMORNE POINT CROWS NEST DARLING HARBOUR DARLING POINT DOUBLE BAY ELIZABETH BAY FOREST LODGE GARDEN ISLAND GEORGES H GLEBE ISLAND GLEBE POINT GORE HILL GREENWICH HAYMARKET KIRRIBILLI KURRABA POINT NE COVE OVE NORTH LILYFIELD ONGUEVILLE MOORE PARK MOSMAN NAREMBURN NEUTRAL BAY NEUTRAL BAY JUNCTION NORTH SYDNEY NORTHBRIDGE NORTHWOOD OSBORNE PARK RTH POINT PIPER PYRMONT REDFERN EW ROZELLE RUSHCUTTERS BAY TACLE ISLAND SPIT JUNCTION STRAWBERRY HILLS THE SPIT ULTIMO WAVERLEY WAVERTON WILLOUGHBY WOLLSTONECRAFT WOOLLAHRA WOOLWICH Artarmon St Leonards Wollstonecraft Waverton North Sydney Milsons Point Circular Quay Martin PlaceMartin Place St JamesSt James Town Hall Wynyard Redfern Sydney Terminal Kings Cross Edgecliff Bondi Junction Newtown more Macdonaldtown Museum Castlereagh StCastlereagh St Crows Nest Victoria Cross (shallow underground station in North Sydney) Central (using existing disused platforms 26 and 27) Pitt Street MallPitt Street Mall (New line on Harbour Bridge, under existing deck) (Chatswood–St Leonards quadruplicated to cater for services using both lines) New CBD and Harbour crossing line and stations Existing CityRail lines New tunnels (Preferred connections with the Airport Line and/or the Illawarra Line’s “local” tracks) (Several viable options for routes north of the Harbour) (Alternative route via existing North Sydney station) “Wynyard” stop on new line might be located under Kent Street instead, closer to Barangaroo Alternative concept for a second Harbour crossing
  • Final Report26 May 2010 Independent Public Inquiry into a Long-Term Public Transport Plan for Sydney 2009–10 Independent Public Inquiry into a Long-Term Public Transport Plan for Sydney Governance Plan Funding What Sydneysiders say 1 Part A What Sydneysiders say 1 Part A From plans to reality 2 Part B Long-term development and expansion of the public transport network 3 Part C Fixing the fares 4 Part C Short-term and continuous improvement 5 Part C Funding certainty 66 Part D 1855 revisited (2) What might have been...What might have been...
  • Akuna Bay Annangrove Asquith Austral Avalo Badgerys Creek Park Berkshire Park Bilgoa Blight Park Bondi Beach Box Hill Bringelly Bronte Brownlow Hill Camden Castlereagh Catherine Field Cecil Park Cobbitty Coogee Cranebrook Cronulla Curl Curl Dee why Diamond Bay Duffys Forest Drural East Hills Eastern Creek Edmondson Erskine Park Galston Glenfield Glenmore Glenmore Park Grassmere Greendale Harbord Harrington Park Holsworthy Hornsby Horsley Park Hoxton Park Ingleburn Ingleside Kearns Kemps Creek Kenthurst Kurnell Leppington Llandilo Londonderry Long Point Lucas Heights Luddenham Macquarie Fields Malabar Manly Maroubra Marsden park Menai Middle Dural Minto Minto Heights Mona Vale Mount Annan Mount Colah Mount kuring-gai Mulgoa Mulgrave Narellan Narrabeen Nelson Newport North Narrabeen Oakville Orangeville Orchard Hills Port Botany Prestons Prospect Queenscliff Riverstone Rossmore Round Corner Rouse Hill Shanes Park Silverdale Terry Hills Theresa Park Vineyard Wallacia Warragamba Warriewood Warrimoo Werombi Winmalee Yellow Rock Springwood Valley Heights Warrimoo Blaxland Glenbrook Penrith Emu Plains Lapstone Kingswood Werrington Mt Druitt Rooty Hill Doonside Seven Hills Marayong Quakers Hill Blacktown St Marys Epping Rhodes Denistone Eastwood Carlingford Telopea Dundas Rydalmere Berala Regents Park Birrong Bankstown Yagoona Punchbowl Wiley Park Sefton Leightonfield Carram ar Cabramatta Canley Vale Warwick Farm Liverpool Fairfield Yennora Guildford Lidcombe Clyde Auburn Merrylands Parramatta Westmead Toongabbie Wentworthville Pendle Hill Olympic Park Camellia Beecroft Pennant Hills Thornleigh Granville Harris Park Mt Kuring-gai Mt Colah Gordon Asquith Hornsby North Strathfield Concord West Meadowbank West Ryde Hom ebushStrathfield Burw ood Croydon Ashfield Sum m erHill Cheltenham Normanhurst Waitara Wahroonga Warrawee Turramurra Pymble Killara Lindfield Roseville Chatswood Artarmon St Leonards Wollstonecraft Waverton North Sydney Milsons Point Redfern Kings Cross Edgecliff Bondi Junction Campbelltown Leumeah Minto Macquarie Fields Ingleburn Glenfield Casula Holsworthy East Hills Panania Revesby LewishamPetersham Lakemba Belmore Campsie Marrickville Arncliffe Banksia Sydenham Padstow Riverwood Narwee Beverly Hills Kingsgrove Bexley North Bardwell Park Turrella Wolli Creek ErskinevilleNewtown Mascot Green Square Hurstville Sutherland Rockdale Kogarah CarltonAllawah Penshurst Mortdale Oatley Como Jannali Loftus Engadine Kirrawee Gymea Miranda Caringbah Cronulla Woolooware Circular Quay Wynyard Town Hall International Macquarie University Macquarie Park North Ryde Rosehill Schofields Riverstone Vineyard Stanm ore St Peters Macdonaldtown Tempe Domestic Canterbury Hurlstone Park Dulwich Hill Museum Martin Place Nirimba Flem ington ChesterHill Villawood Central St James Woollahra F3 Pacific Hwy Warringah Rd Epping Rd M 2 M2 PittwaterRd Military Rd Great Western Hwy M4 RichmondRd W indsorRd Windso drR OldWindsorRd Castle Hill Rd Garfield Rd TheNorthern Rd CastlereaghRd M4 Elizabeth Dr T R heNorthernd RootyHillRd Pennant d Hills R Richm ond Rd SunnyholtRd Victoria Rd M4 The Horsley Dr Great Western Hwy Hume H wy WoodvilleRd MamreRd Eliza beth Dr WallgroveRd Hume Hw y VictoriaRd Lyons Rd PacificH w y Newbridge Rd M5 M5 East Bringelly Rd M5 Hume Hw y StaceySt Milperra Rd Hoxton kPar Rd Hume Hwy RookwoodRd M5 Canterbury Rd EasternDistributor AnzacPde KingGeorgesRd HenryL awson Dr PrincesHwy P rincesHwy RockyPtRd Gen Holmes Dr Parramatta Rd Kingsway Princes Hwy Menai Rd New Illawarra R d Heat hcote Rd Heathcote Rd TarenPtRd Alford sPointRd F5(Hum e Hwy) Cam denValleyW ay TheNorthernRd Camden By pass N arellan Rd CampbelltownRd Burragorang Rd OldNorthern dR SpitRd RydeRd WakehurstPkwy Galston Rd RobertsRd M7 M7 M7 M7 M ona Vale Rd ForestWay CumberlandWay M4 M4 MulgoaRd CowpastureRd CowpastureRd Many bus priority improvements throughout inner Sydney “European” scenario New heavy rail network lines New “metro” network rail lines Expanded light rail network Busways and “Bus First” roads Indicative route concepts only ‘European’ scenario (‘city of cities’) 1855 revisited Final Report26 May 2010 Independent Public Inquiry into a Long-Term Public Transport Plan for Sydney
  • Akuna Bay Annangrove Asquith Austral Avalo Badgerys Creek Park Berkshire Park Bilgoa Blight Park Bondi Beach Box Hill Bringelly Bronte Brownlow Hill Camden Castlereagh Catherine Field Cecil Park Cobbitty Coogee Cranebrook Cronulla Curl Curl Dee why Diamond Bay Duffys Forest Drural East Hills Eastern Creek Edmondson Erskine Park Galston Glenfield Glenmore Glenmore Park Grassmere Greendale Harbord Harrington Park Holsworthy Hornsby Horsley Park Hoxton Park Ingleburn Ingleside Kearns Kemps Creek Kenthurst Kurnell Leppington Llandilo Londonderry Long Point Lucas Heights Luddenham Macquarie Fields Malabar Manly Maroubra Marsden park Menai Middle Dural Minto Minto Heights Mona Vale Mount Annan Mount Colah Mount kuring-gai Mulgoa Mulgrave Narellan Narrabeen Nelson Newport North Narrabeen Orangeville Orchard Hills Port Botany Prestons Prospect Queenscliff Riverstone Rossmore Round Corner Rouse Hill Shanes Park Silverdale Terry Hills Theresa Park Vineyard Wallacia Warragamba Warriewood Warrimoo Werombi Winmalee Yellow Rock Springwood Valley Heights Warrimoo Blaxland Glenbrook Penrith Emu Plains Lapstone Kingswood Werrington Mt Druitt Rooty Hill Doonside Seven Hills Marayong Quakers Hill Blacktown St Marys Epping Rhodes Denistone Eastwood Carlingford Telopea Dundas Rydalmere Berala Regents Park Birrong Bankstown Yagoona Punchbowl Wiley Park Sefton Leightonfield Carram ar Cabramatta Canley Vale Warwick Farm Liverpool Fairfield Yennora Guildford Lidcombe Clyde Auburn Merrylands Parramatta Westmead Toongabbie Wentworthville Pendle Hill Olympic Park Camellia Beecroft Pennant Hills Thornleigh Granville Harris Park Mt Kuring-gai Mt Colah Gordon Asquith Hornsby North Strathfield Concord West Meadowbank West Ryde Hom ebushStrathfield Burw ood Croydon Ashfield Sum m erHill Cheltenham Normanhurst Waitara Wahroonga Warrawee Turramurra Pymble Killara Lindfield Roseville Chatswood Artarmon St Leonards Wollstonecraft Waverton North Sydney Milsons Point Redfern Kings Cross Edgecliff Bondi Junction Campbelltown Leumeah Minto Macquarie Fields Ingleburn Glenfield Casula Holsworthy East Hills Panania Revesby LewishamPetersham Lakemba Belmore Campsie Marrickville Arncliffe Banksia Sydenham Padstow Riverwood Narwee Beverly Hills Kingsgrove Bexley North Bardwell Park Turrella Wolli Creek ErskinevilleNewtown Mascot Green Square Hurstville Sutherland Rockdale Kogarah CarltonAllawah Penshurst Mortdale Oatley Como Jannali Loftus Engadine Kirrawee Gymea Miranda Caringbah Cronulla Woolooware Circular Quay Wynyard Town Hall International Macquarie University Macquarie Park North Ryde Rosehill Schofields Riverstone Vineyard Stanm ore St Peters Macdonaldtown Tempe Domestic Canterbury Hurlstone Park Dulwich Hill Museum Martin Place Nirimba Flem ington ChesterHill Villawood Central St James Woollahra F3 Pacific Hwy Warringah Rd Epping Rd M 2 M2 PittwaterRd Military Rd Great Western Hwy M4 RichmondRd W indsorRd Windso drR OldWindsorRd Castle Hill Rd Garfield Rd TheNorthern Rd CastlereaghRd M4 Elizabeth Dr T R heNorthernd RootyHillRd Pennant d Hills R Richm ond Rd SunnyholtRd Victoria Rd M4 The Horsley Dr Great Western Hwy Hume H wy WoodvilleRd MamreRd Eliza beth Dr WallgroveRd Hume Hw y VictoriaRd Lyons Rd PacificH w y Newbridge Rd M5 M5 East Bringelly Rd M5 Hume Hw y StaceySt Milperra Rd Hoxton kPar Rd Hume Hwy RookwoodRd M5 Canterbury Rd EasternDistributor AnzacPde KingGeorgesRd HenryL awson Dr PrincesHwy P rincesHwy RockyPtRd Gen Holmes Dr Parramatta Rd Kingsway Princes Hwy Menai Rd New Illawarra R d Heat hcote Rd Heathcote Rd TarenPtRd Alford sPointRd F5(Hum e Hwy) Cam denValleyW ay TheNorthernRd Camden By pass N arellan Rd CampbelltownRd Burragorang Rd OldNorthern dR SpitRd RydeRd WakehurstPkwy Galston Rd RobertsRd M7 M7 M7 M7 M ona Vale Rd ForestWay CumberlandWay M4 M4 MulgoaRd CowpastureRd CowpastureRd Bus priority improvements throughout inner Sydney “East Asian” Scenario New heavy rail network lines New “metro” network rail lines Expanded light rail network Busways and “Bus First” roads Indicative route concepts only 1855 revisited ‘East Asian’ scenario: high-density CBD/inner areas focus Final Report26 May 2010 Independent Public Inquiry into a Long-Term Public Transport Plan for Sydney
  • Annangrove Asquith Bondi Beach Bronte l Park Coogee Curl Curl Dee why Diamond Bay Duffys Forest Drural Eastern Creek k Harbord Hornsby orsley Park Ingleside Kenthurst Manly Marsden park Mona Vale Mount Colah Narrabeen North Narrabeen Prospect Queenscliff Riverstone Round Corner Rouse Hill Terry Hills Warriewood Rooty Hill Doonside Seven Hills Marayong Quakers Hill Blacktown Epping Rhodes Denistone Eastwood Carlingford Telopea Dundas Rydalmere Berala Regents Park Birrong Bankstown Yagoona Punchbowl Wiley Park Sefton Leightonfield Carram ar Cabramatta Canley Vale Warwick Farm Liverpool Fairfield Yennora Guildford Lidcombe Clyde Auburn Merrylands Parramatta Westmead Toongabbie Wentworthville Pendle Hill Olympic Park Camellia Beecroft Pennant Hills Thornleigh Granville Harris Park Mt Colah Gordon Asquith Hornsby North Strathfield Concord West Meadowbank West Ryde Hom ebushStrathfield Burw ood Croydon Ashfield Sum m erHill Cheltenham Normanhurst Waitara Wahroonga Warrawee Turramurra Pymble Killara Lindfield Roseville Chatswood Artarmon St Leonards Wollstonecraft Waverton North Sydney Milsons Point Redfern Kings Cross Edgecliff Bondi Junction LewishamPetersham Lakemba Belmore Campsie Marrickville Arncliffe Banksia Sydenham Narwee Kingsgrove Bexley North Bardwell Park Turrella Wolli Creek ErskinevilleNewtown Mascot Green Square Circular Quay Wynyard Town Hall International Macquarie University Macquarie Park North Ryde Rosehill Schofields Riverstone Stanm ore St Peters Macdonaldtown Tempe Domestic Canterbury Hurlstone Park Dulwich Hill Museum Martin Place Nirimba Flem ington ChesterHill Villawood Central St James Woollahra F3 Pacific Hwy Warringah Rd Epping Rd M 2 M2 PittwaterRd Military Rd W indsorRd Windso drR OldWindsorRd Castle Hill Rd Garfield Rd M4 RootyHillRd Pennant d Hills R Richm ond Rd SunnyholtRd Victoria Rd M4 The Horsley Dr Great Western Hwy Hume H wy WoodvilleRd Eliza beth Dr WallgroveRd Hume Hw y VictoriaRd Lyons Rd PacificH w y Newbridge Rd M5 M5 East StaceySt Milperra Rd Hoxton kPar Rd Hume Hwy RookwoodRd M5 Canterbury Rd EasternDistributor AnzacPde Hwy Dr Parramatta Rd OldNorthern dR SpitRd RydeRd WakehurstPkwy RobertsRd M7 M7 M7 M7 M ona Vale Rd ForestWay CumberlandWay M4 M4 CowpastureRd CowpastureRd Many bus priority improvements throughout inner Sydney 1855 revisited ‘European’ scenario
  • Annangrove Asquith Bondi Beach Bronte il Park Coogee Curl Curl Dee why Diamond Bay Duffys Forest Drural Eastern Creek k Harbord Hornsby orsley Park Ingleside Kenthurst Manly Marsden park Mona Vale Mount Colah Narrabeen North Narrabeen Prospect Queenscliff Riverstone Round Corner Rouse Hill Terry Hills Warriewood Rooty Hill Doonside Seven Hills Marayong Quakers Hill Blacktown Epping Rhodes Denistone Eastwood Carlingford Telopea Dundas Rydalmere Berala Regents Park Birrong Bankstown Yagoona Punchbowl Wiley Park Sefton Leightonfield Carram ar Cabramatta Canley Vale Warwick Farm Liverpool Fairfield Yennora Guildford Lidcombe Clyde Auburn Merrylands Parramatta Westmead Toongabbie Wentworthville Pendle Hill Olympic Park Camellia Beecroft Pennant Hills Thornleigh Granville Harris Park Mt Colah Gordon Asquith Hornsby North Strathfield Concord West Meadowbank West Ryde Hom ebushStrathfield Burw ood Croydon Ashfield Sum m erHill Cheltenham Normanhurst Waitara Wahroonga Warrawee Turramurra Pymble Killara Lindfield Roseville Chatswood Artarmon St Leonards Wollstonecraft Waverton North Sydney Milsons Point Redfern Kings Cross Edgecliff Bondi Junction LewishamPetersham Lakemba Belmore Campsie Marrickville Arncliffe Banksia Sydenham Narwee Kingsgrove Bexley North Bardwell Park Turrella Wolli Creek ErskinevilleNewtown Mascot Green Square Circular Quay Wynyard Town Hall International Macquarie University Macquarie Park North Ryde Rosehill Schofields Riverstone Stanm ore St Peters Macdonaldtown Tempe Domestic Canterbury Hurlstone Park Dulwich Hill Museum Martin Place Nirimba Flem ington ChesterHill Villawood Central St James Woollahra F3 Pacific Hwy Warringah Rd Epping Rd M 2 M2 PittwaterRd Military Rd W indsorRd Windso drR OldWindsorRd Castle Hill Rd Garfield Rd M4 RootyHillRd Pennant d Hills R Richm ond Rd SunnyholtRd Victoria Rd M4 The Horsley Dr Great Western Hwy Hume H wy WoodvilleRd Eliza beth Dr WallgroveRd Hume Hw y VictoriaRd Lyons Rd PacificH w y Newbridge Rd M5 M5 East StaceySt Milperra Rd Hoxton kPar Rd Hume Hwy RookwoodRd M5 Canterbury Rd EasternDistributor AnzacPde Hwy Dr Parramatta Rd OldNorthern dR SpitRd RydeRd WakehurstPkwy RobertsRd M7 M7 M7 M7 M ona Vale Rd ForestWay CumberlandWay M4 M4 CowpastureRd CowpastureRd Bus priority improvements throughout inner Sydney ‘East Asian’ scenario 1855 revisited
  • 1855 revisited BONDI BEACH BRONTE COOGEE CRONULLA CURL C DEE WH DIAMOND BAY AST HILLS HARBORD KURNELL IGHTS MALABAR MANLY MAROUBRA MENAI NARRAB NORT PORT BOTANY QUEENSCLIF Epping Rhodes Denistone Eastwood Carlingford Telopea Dundas Rydalmere Berala Regents Park Birrong Bankstown Yagoona Punchbowl Wiley Park Sefton ightonfield mar d Lidcombe Flemington Clyde Auburn ands Parramatta Westmead Olympic Park Camellia Beecroft Pennant Hills Thornleigh Granville Harris Park Gordon North Strathfield ConcordWest Meadowbank West Ryde Homebush Strathfield Burwood Croydon Ashfield Summer Hill Cheltenham Normanhurst Waitara Wahroonga Warrawee Turramurra Pymble Killara Lindfield Roseville Chatswood Artarmon St Leonards Wollstonecraft Waverton North Sydney Milsons Point Redfern Kings Cross Edgecliff Bondi Junction Central s Panania Revesby Chullora Lewisham Petersham Lakemba Belmore Campsie Marrickville Arncliffe Banksia Sydenham Padstow Riverwood Narwee Beverly Hills Kingsgrove Bexley North Bardwell Park Turrella Wolli Creek ErskinevilleNewtown Mascot Green Square Hurstville Sutherland Rockdale Kogarah CarltonAllawah Penshurst Mortdale Oatley Como Jannali Loftus E di Kirrawee Gymea Miranda Caringbah Cronulla Woolooware Rozelle Circular Quay Wynyard Town Hall Port Botany International Macquarie University Macquarie Park Delhi Rd Rosehill Enfield Stanmore St Peters Tempe Domestic Canterbury Hurlstone Park Dulwich Hill Museum Martin Place Castle Hill Franklin Road t (1) 2001–05 concepts for new, independent lines to cater for further demand growth, but only after unlocking the ability to use the inherent spare capacity of the existing CityRail network via ‘MREP’ and its second harbour crossing Single-deck minds... Single-deck minds... (2005 concepts for new lines in 2050, based on earlier concepts in 2001 ‘Christie Report’)
  • 1855 revisitedPort Hacking Sydney Harbour Parramatta River Georges River River Hawkesbury Lochinvar Greta Allandale Wynyard Erm ington Silverw aterRd Meadowbank Vineyard Riverstone Schofields Nirimba Dean Park Bidwill Shanes Park Llandilo Cranebrook Castlereagh Sydenham Menangle Park Otford St ll P kt Helensburgh CaringbahW ooloow are M iranda Sylvania Cronulla Wolli Creek Penshurst Mortdale Oatley Como Jannali G ym ea Loftus Engadine Heathcote Arncliffe Banksia Carlton Rockdale Hurstville Waterfall Kirraw ee Allawah Kogarah Sutherland Macquarie Fields Ingleburn Minto Leumeah Macarthur Campbelltown Glenfield G eorgesRiver Turrella Holsw orthyEastHills Revesby Panania Padstow Riverw oodNarw ee Beverly Hills KingsgroveBexley North Bardw ellPark Leppington Rossm ore South Creek Bardia Tempe International Domestic Brighton Le Sands Monterey Ramsgate Sandringham Mascot East Lakes Kingsford University of NSW Belm ore W iley Park Punchbow l Dulw ich HillM arrickville Hurlstone Park Canterbury Cam psie Lakem ba Yagoona Birrong Bankstow n Cabramatta Warwick Farm Casula Liverpool Leightonfield ChesterHill Sefton Carram ar Villaw ood Yennora Guildford Merrylands Canley Vale Hoxton Park Merrylands West Wood Park Smithfield Prairiewood Greenfield Park Bonnyrigg Busby Miller Fairfield Harris Park Pendle Hill Wentworthville Westmead Parramatta Marayong Doonside Rooty Hill W errington University ofW estern Sydney Kingsw ood Toongabbie Seven Hills M ountDruitt StM arys Quakers Hill Em u Plains Penrith Berala Regents Park Green Square Mac- donaldtown Erskineville St Peters Enmore Central Stanm ore Petersham Lew isham Sum m erHill Ashfield Croydon Hom ebush Flem ington Burw ood Strathfield Clyde Rosehill Racecourse Lidcombe G ranville Auburn Olympic Park Pippita Rosehill Camellia Concord West North Strathfield Rhodes RedfernNewtown Sydney University Glebe Haymarket Sussex St Town Hall Randwick Racecourse Fox Studios Paddington Taylor Square St James Museum Kings Cross Edgecliff Bondi Beach Bondi Junction Park Street Martin Place Chifley Square Drum m oyne Balm ainG lebe Island Pyrm ont Milsons Point Walsh Bay Circular Quay NeutralBay Crem orne SpitJunction North Sydney Waverton Artarmon Wollstonecraft St Leonards Crows Nest Victoria Cross (North Sydney) G ladesville Top Ryde HuntersHill Carlingford Telopea Rydalmere Dundas North Parramatta Northmead Winston Hills Baulkham Hills Blacktown Cheltenham West Ryde Denistone Eastwood Kings Langley Kings Park Lapstone Glenbrook Blaxland Warrimoo Valley Heights Springwood Faulconbridge Linden Woodford Hazelbrook Lawson Bullaburra Wentworth Falls Leura Katoomba Medlow Bath Blackheath Mount Victoria Bell Zig Zag Lithgow Richmond East Richmond Windsor Mulgrave Clarendon North Richmond Rouse Hill BurnsRoad Norw estBusinessPark HillsCivic Centre Castle Hill Franklin Road M ungerie Park G arfield Road Chatswood Willoughby Dee Why Brookvale Beacon Hill Forestville Roseville Chase Frenchs Forest Naremburn Epping M acquarie Park M acquarie University DelhiRoadUTS Ku-ring-gai Gordon Killara Roseville Lindfield Pennant Hills Normanhurst Beecroft Thornleigh Hornsby Wahroonga Warrawee Pymble Turramurra Waitara Asquith Mount Colah Mount Ku-ring-gai Berowra Cow an W ondabyne Koolewong Tascott Gosford Woy Woy Haw kesbury River Point Clare Dora Creek Awaba Morisset Warnervale Village New Warnervale Wyee Wyong Tuggerah Ourimbah Lisarow Niagara Park Narara Fassifern BooragulCockle Creek Cardiff G lendale KotaraAdam stow n Teralba Broadm eadow Ham ilton Civic W ickham New castle Scone Branxton Belford Singleton M usw ellbrook Aberdeen W aratah W arabrook (University) Beresfield Thornton M etford Victoria Street EastM aitland High Street M aitland DungogW irragulla Telarah M indaribba Paterson M artinsCreek Hilldale W allarobba Hexham Tarro Sandgate Bringelly Corea Park Seaforth Balgow lah M anly Prince W illiam Stanhope G ardens Lurnea Parramatta Metro Line (Hoxton Park–Castle Hill via Parramatta) Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra Lines (Waterfall/Cronulla–Bondi Beach) Inner West Lines (Liverpool/Bankstown–City via Lidcombe) Bankstown Lines (Liverpool/Lidcombe–City via Bankstown) Cumberland Line (Macarthur–Blacktown) Airport and East Hills Lines (Bringelly–City via Airport) South Line (Bringelly–City via Granville) North Shore and Western Lines (Berowra–Emu Plains/Richmond via City) Northern Line (Berowra–City via Strathfield/Chatswood) Macquarie Line (Parramatta/Richmond–Macarthur via City) Central Metro Line (Cronulla–Spit Junction via Sydenham and City) River Metro Line (Parramatta–Sydenham via Ryde, City and UNSW) St George–Warringah Metro Line (Hurstville–Dee Why via City and lower North Shore) Olympic Park Sprint and Special Event Services (direct services during special events only) Sydney suburban lines Intercity lines South Coast Lines (Bomaderry (Nowra)/Port Kembla–Central) S th Hi hl d Li (2005 concepts for 2050 network, based on 2001 ‘Christie Report’)
  • AKUNA BAY ANNANGROVE ASQUITH B BONDI BEACH BOX HILL BRONTE COOGEE CURL CURL DEE WHY DIAMOND BAY DUFFYS FOREST DURAL EAST HILLS GALSTON GLENFIELD HARBORD HOLSWORTHY HORNSBY INGLESIDE KENTHURST MACQUARIE FIELDS MALABAR MANLY MAROUBRA MIDDLE DURAL MONA VALE MOUNT COLAH MOUNT KURING-GAI NARRABEEN NELSON NEWP NORTH NARRA PORT BOTANY PRESTONS PROSPECT QUEENSCLIFF ONE ROUND CORNER ROUSE HILL TERREY HILLS WARRIEWO de Seven Hills Marayong Quakers Hill Blacktown Epping Rhodes Denistone Eastwood Carlingford Telopea Dundas Rydalmere Berala Regents Park Birrong Bankstown Yagoona Punchbowl Wiley Park Sefton Leightonfield Carramar Cabramatta Canley Vale Warwick Farm Liverpool Fairfield Yennora Guildford Lidcombe Flemington Clyde Auburn Merrylands Parramatta Westmead Toongabbie Wentworthville Pendle Hill Olympic Park Camellia Beecroft Pennant Hills Thornleigh Granville Harris Park Mt Kuring-gai Mt Colah Gordon Asquith Hornsby North Strathfield ConcordWest Meadowbank West Ryde Homebush Strathfield Burwood Croydon Ashfield Summer Hill Cheltenham Normanhurst Waitara Wahroonga Warrawee Turramurra Pymble Killara Lindfield Roseville Chatswood Artarmon St Leonards Wollstonecraft Waverton North Sydney Milsons Point Redfern Kings Cross Edgecliff Bondi Junction Central Macquarie Fields burn Glenfield Casula Holsworthy East Hills Panania Revesby Chullora Lewisham Petersham Lakemba Belmore Campsie Marrickville Arncliffe Banksia Sydenham Padstow Riverwood Narwee Beverly Hills Kingsgrove Bexley North Bardwell Park Turrella Wolli C kree ErskinevilleNewtown Mascot Green Square Hurstville Rockdale Kogarah CarltonAllawah Penshurst Mortdale Oatley Circular Quay Wynyard Town Hall Port Botany International Macquarie University Macquarie Park North Ryde Rosehill chofields Enfield Stanmore St Peters Tempe Domestic Canterbury Hurlstone Park Dulwich Hill Museum Martin Place St James Castle Hill Rouse Hill Hills Centre CherrybrookNorwest Kellyville Denistone East Top Ryde Gladesville Henley Drummoyne Rozelle Pyrmont 1855 revisited (2) 2008 Iemma government ‘North West Metro’ (with NWRL as its Stage 1, and approved as such) instead of a second harbour crossing (but with newfour Stage 2 harbour crossings instead!) Single-deck minds... Single-deck minds...
  • AKUNA BAY ANNANGROVE ARCADIA ASQUITH AVALON BEROWRA BEROWRA WATERS BILGOLA BONDI BEACH BOX HILL BRONTE CAREEL BAY CECIL PARK COOGEE RNWALLIS COWAN CURL CURL DEE WHY DIAMOND BAY DUFFYS FOREST DURAL EAST HILLS EASTERN CREEK EDMONDSON ARK FIDDLETOWN GALSTON GLENFIELD GLENORIE HARBORD HILLSIDE HOLSWORTHY HORNSBY HORSLEY PARK HOXTON PARK INGLEBURN INGLESIDE KENTHURST MACQUARIE FIELDS MALABAR MANLY MARAYLYA MAROUBRA MARSDEN PARK MIDDLE DURAL MONA VALE MOUNT COLAH MOUNT KURING-GAI MULGRAVE NARRABEEN NELSON NEWPORT NORTH NARRABEEN OAKVILLE PALM BEACH PITT TOWN PORT BOTANY PRESTONS PROSPECT QUEENSCLIFF RIVERSTONE ROUND CORNER ROUSE HILL SCHEYVILLE TERREY HILLS VINEYARD WARRIEWOOD WHALE BEACH Rooty Hill Doonside Seven Hills Marayong Quakers Hill Blacktown Epping Rhodes Denistone Eastwood Carlingford Telopea Dundas Rydalmere Berala Regents Park Birrong Bankstown Yagoona Punchbowl Wiley Park Sefton Leightonfield Carramar Cabramatta Canley Vale Warwick Farm Liverpool Fairfield Yennora Guildford Lidcombe Flemington Clyde Auburn Merrylands Parramatta Westmead Toongabbie Wentworthville Pendle Hill Olympic Park Camellia Beecroft Pennant Hills Thornleigh Granville Harris Park or Mulgrave Berowra Cowan Mt Kuring-gai Mt Colah Gordon Asquith Hornsby North Strathfield ConcordWest Meadowbank West Ryde Homebush Strathfield Burwood Croydon Ashfield Summer Hill Cheltenham Normanhurst Waitara Wahroonga Warrawee Turramurra Pymble Killara Lindfield Roseville Chatswood Artarmon St Leonards Wollstonecraft Waverton North Sydney Milsons Point Redfern Kings Cross Edgecliff Bondi Junction Central Macquarie Fields Ingleburn Glenfield Casula Holsworthy East Hills Panania Revesby Chullora Lewisham Petersham Lakemba Belmore Campsie Marrickville Arncliffe Banksia Sydenham Padstow Riverwood Narwee Beverly Hills Kingsgrove Bexley North Bardwell Park Turrella Wolli C kree ErskinevilleNewtown Mascot Green Square Hurstville Rockdale Kogarah CarltonAllawah Penshurst Mortdale Oatley Como Circular Quay Wynyard Town Hall Port Botany International Macquarie University Macquarie Park North Ryde Rosehill Schofields Riverstone Vineyard Enfield Stanmore St Peters Tempe Domestic Canterbury Hurlstone Park Dulwich Hill Museum Martin Place Castle Hill Rouse Hill Hills Centre Cherrybrook Norwest Burns Road dmondson Park Sydney CBD North Sydney Rouse Hill Hornsby to/from Central Coast Airport Chatswood Hurstville Cabramatta Sydney CBD North Sydney Macquarie Rouse Hill Castle Hill North Shore and Northern lines converted NorthWest Rail Link converted HomebushLidcombe Berowra Epping–Chatswood line converted North Shore line converted InnerWest line converted Bankstown line converted New Main South line converted Illawarra line local tracks converted Major junction remodelling west of Central (3) October 2011 Transport NSW plans for massive, expensive, disruptive conversions of key CityRail lines, again instead of a second harbour crossing (a rehash of 2009–2010 TNSW/RailCorp plans sold to the Rees and Keneally governments) Single-deck minds... Single-deck minds... 1855 revisited
  • 1855 revisited Bankstown Lidcombe Homebush Strathfield Sydenham Wolli Creek Airport Sutherland Waterfall Cronulla Macarthur Campbelltown Glenfield Liverpool Revesby from Southern Highlands Epping Parramatta North Sydney from South Coast Cabramatta Blacktown Olympic Park Redfern City West/Town Hall Wynyard Richmond St Marys Penrith Chatswood St Leonards Hornsby Hurstville from Blue Mountains Museum St James Bondi Junction Martin Place Circular Quay Clyde Carlingford Granville from Newcastle Central Macquarie Park Leppington Rouse Hill Emu Plains Railway Square/Sydney Terminal from Central Coast (Wyong) Unstated patronage capacity assumptions for this crossing, but “no second Harbour crossing until after 2036”, if ever No resumption of duplication of Richmond Line announced All Central Coast services from Wyong are shown as terminating at Chatswood (and prior to full implementation of all the unannounced junction, station and signalling upgrades, almost certainly there would also be many terminations of North West Rail Link services at Chatswood and/or St Leonards) Junctions at Blacktown Junctions at Granville Junction and station at Cabramatta Bankstown Line services now terminated at Cabramatta, short of Liverpool Possibly need another turnback at Homebush Junctions at Strathfield Junctions and station at Wolli Creek Junctions and station at Hurstville Junctions at Sydenham Major new and reconfigured junctions, “dives” and “flyovers”, Erskineville/Macdonaldtown to Central Central Station capacity and interchanging upgrades Major Wynyard and Town Hall station capacity, interchanging and fire and life safety upgrades The announced Chatswood–St Leonards quadruplication will permit these service terminations and turnbacks at St Leonards (there is insufficient room at Chatswood) Junctions at Hornsby Long-distance “metro style” services with much less seating than on double deck services Berowra Long-distance “metro style” services with much less seating than on double deck services Train services shown as immediately adjacent lines of different colours share the same tracks. Train services shown as separated coloured lines are on separate tracks. “Western Express” Line (revised form of some Western Line services, now terminating at Wynyard instead of continuing north across the Harbour) Revised Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line (now without any services into Sydney Terminal) C Other revised (and slower) Western Line services and revised South, Northern and Airport & East Hills Line services, plus new South West Rail Link services umberland Line (shuttles) Carlingford Line (assuming plans for conversion to Metro are now scrapped) (shuttles) Lidcombe–Olympic Park shuttles Revised peak period Central Coast services from Wyong, now all terminating at Chatswood Intercity Lines (Newcastle and Blue Mountains services terminating at Sydney Terminal (Central), South Coast services terminating at Bondi Junction) Transport Blueprint Revised CityRail double deck lines, as shown in the December 2009 and the February 2010Transport Blueprint Metropolitan Transport Plan, Connecting the City of Cities CityRail single deck (“metro style”) lines, as shown in the December 2009 and partly shown in the February 2010 Transport Blueprint Metropolitan Transport Plan “Conversion” of some Illawarra Line services, all Bankstown Line services (no longer serving Liverpool), all Inner West Line, North Shore Line and Northern Line services, plus all North West Rail Link services (prior to full implementation, with many NWRL services terminating at St Leonards) Likely major and very expensive junction grade separations and reconfigurations and station upgrades to achieve these revised modes of operation ( massive resignalling and new automatic train control systems and major additional train acquisition, train stabling and train maintenance facility requirements arising from the lower capacities of single deck trains and the reintroduction of mixed train fleets) unannounced in addition to (2009 and 2010 )Transport Blueprint Metropolitan Transport Plan
  • (4) June 2012 Sydney’s Rail Future brochure Regurgitated without any analysis or details in the draft and final 2012 NSW Transport Master Plans (a quick and dirty ‘emergency’ cut-and-paste of bits of the 2009–11 Transport NSW plans, with a ‘longer term’ (!) second harbour crossing) Single-deck minds... Single-deck minds... 1855 revisited AKUNA BAY ANNANGROVE ASQUITH AUDLEY AUSTRAL AVALON IRE PARK BILGOLA BONDI BEACH BOX HILL BRONTE BUNDEENA FIELD CECIL PARK COOGEE CRONULLA CURL CURL DEE WHY DIAMOND BAY DUFFYS FOREST DURAL EAST HILLS EASTERN CREEK EDMONDSON ENGADINE ERSKINE PARK GALSTON GLENFIELD HARBORD HEATHCOTE HOLSWORTHY HORNSBY HORSLEY PARK HOXTON PARK INGLEBURN INGLESIDE KEARNS S CREEK KENTHURST KURNELL LEPPINGTON LONG POINT LUCAS HEIGHTS MACQUARIE FIELDS MALABAR MANLY MAROUBRA MARSDEN PARK MENAI MIDDLE DURAL MINTO MINTO HEIGHTS MONA VALE MOUNT COLAH MOUNT KURING-GAI MULGRAVE NARRABEEN NELSON NEWPORT NORTH NARRABEEN PORT BOTANY PRESTONS PROSPECT QUEENSCLIFF RIVERSTONE MORE ROUND CORNER ROUSE HILL PARK TERREY HILLS VINEYARD WARRIEWOOD WARUMBUL Mt Druitt Rooty Hill Doonside Seven Hills Marayong Quakers Hill Blacktown Epping Rhodes Denistone Eastwood Carlingford Telopea Dundas Rydalmere Berala Regents Park Birrong Bankstown Yagoona Punchbowl Wiley Park Sefton Leightonfield Carramar Cabramatta Canley Vale Warwick Farm Liverpool Fairfield Yennora Guildford Lidcombe Flemington Clyde Auburn Merrylands Parramatta Westmead Toongabbie Wentworthville Pendle Hill Olympic Park Camellia Beecroft Pennant Hills Thornleigh Granville Harris Park Mt Kuring-gai Mt Colah Gordon Asquith Hornsby North Strathfield ConcordWest Meadowbank West Ryde Homebush Strathfield Burwood Croydon Ashfield Summer Hill Cheltenham Normanhurst Waitara Wahroonga Warrawee Turramurra Pymble Killara Lindfield Roseville Chatswood Artarmon St Leonards Wollstonecraft Waverton North Sydney Milsons Point Redfern Kings Cross Edgecliff Bondi Junction Central Macarthur Campbelltown Leumeah Minto Macquarie Fields Ingleburn Glenfield Casula Holsworthy East Hills Panania Revesby Chullora Lewisham Petersham Lakemba Belmore Campsie Marrickville Arncliffe Banksia Sydenham Padstow Riverwood Narwee Beverly Hills Kingsgrove Bexley North Bardwell Park Turrella Wolli C kree ErskinevilleNewtown Mascot Green Square Hurstville Sutherland Rockdale Kogarah CarltonAllawah Penshurst Mortdale Oatley Como Jannali Loftus Engadine Heathcote Kirrawee Gymea Miranda Caringbah Cronulla Woolooware Circular Quay Wynyard Town Hall Port Botany International Macquarie University Macquarie Park North Ryde Rosehill Schofields Riverstone Vineyard Enfield Stanmore St Peters Tempe Domestic Canterbury Hurlstone Park Dulwich Hill Museum Martin Place Castle Hill Rouse Hill Showgrounds Cherrybrook Norwest BellaVista Leppington Edmondson Park Kellyville Cudgegong Road Sydney CBD North Sydney Airport Chatswood Hurstville Cabramatta Sydney CBD North Sydney Macquarie Rouse Hill Castle Hill New cross-harbour and CBD line (no timeframe) NorthWest Rail Link converted and privatised (completion in ‘medium term’ (5–10 years)) Lidcombe Epping–Chatswood line converted and privatised (no timeframe) Bankstown line converted and privatised (no timeframe) New Main South line converted and privatised (no timeframe) Illawarra line local tracks converted and privatised (no timeframe)
  • 1855 revisited (5) North West Rail Link project’s 2012–13 additions to—and then open defiance of—Sydney’s Rail Future and relevant planning laws and approvals, to keep double-deckers out forever (1855 revisited) Single-deck and narrow gauge minds... Single-deck and narrow gauge minds... • (even though no cost savings are claimed,Smaller, steeper tunnels and small trains fit in the larger tunnels as already approved)can • with restrictive specifications and otherDriverless trains requirements that will dictate what is possible and required (at great cost and disruption) across and south of the harbour • A PPP, but with the government wearing all of the major risks!
  • 1855 revisited Why the fetish with ‘metro-style’ trains?Why the fetish with ‘metro-style’ trains? Current Sydney Trains double-deckers Metros
  • 1855 revisited Why the fetish with ‘metro-style’ trains?Why the fetish with ‘metro-style’ trains? ‘Metro-style’ single deck trains ( actually much like Melbourne’sspin alert: ‘suburban’ single-deckers, but driverless) proposed for the NWRL shuttle and ‘in the longer term’ the ‘rapid transit’ lines across and south of the harbour Few seats, but magically almost no one has to stand!Few seats, but magically almost no one has to stand!
  • 1855 revisited Why the fetish with ‘metro-style’ trains?Why the fetish with ‘metro-style’ trains? Two bright, shining lies: (a) ‘Other global cities have differentiated services’ (b) ‘Single-deckers are faster, more frequent and carry more people’ Most don’t. And if they do have metros, it’s for historical reasons or because they have very high urban densities, and mostly only for short trips. The trend is the other way, to developing single types of services, and in Europe, more and more ‘suburban’ (usually double-deck) services right through city centres. No-one else is deliberately creating divided types of services. No-one else is replacing high-capacity suburban services with metros.
  • 1855 revisited Why the fetish with ‘metro-style’ trains?Why the fetish with ‘metro-style’ trains? Two bright, shining lies: (a) ‘Other global cities have differentiated services’ (b) ‘Single-deckers are faster, more frequent and carry more people’ Double deckers can be , too, with enough power.faster Well designed double deckers can be , too, with the same typesmore frequent of control systems and station designs as those assumed for single deckers (e.g. up to 30 trains per hour with Paris RER double deckers) Double deckers are trains,larger with more space for both sitting and standing passengers, and much better suited for longer trips (20 km average in Sydney)
  • 1855 revisited NWRL ‘Stage 2’ claimed travelEIS times for single-deck NWRL services (only very slightly faster than previous media release claims for double deckers) ‘Faster’? Really?‘Faster’? Really? NWRL ‘Stage 2’ claimed travel speedsEIS for single-deck NWRL services These claims are mutually consistent only if the modelled average ‘dwell’ time for trains at each NWRL station is between 5 and 15 seconds. Automatic train doors take about 10 seconds to open and close. Travel time claims were openly rorted in 2008 and again in 2009. And now someone is again telling the Transport Minister, and us, a load of porkies.
  • 1855 revisited ‘ double deckersObviously have a greater capacity than single deck buses’ ‘Single deck trains can carry more people’ ‘Carry more people’? Really?‘Carry more people’? Really?
  • 1855 revisited ‘Carry more people’? Really?‘Carry more people’? Really? Same service frequencies (for each, 12 per hour planned for NWRL and up to 30 per hour feasible in the future). Same stations. But , each able to carrysmaller trains fewer people in total, even though more are standing
  • 1855 revisited Some fine print: are the NWRL approvals and contracts legal?Some fine print: are the NWRL approvals and contracts legal? 2008: planning approval for ‘Stage 1' of separate ‘North West Metro’, even though based on EIS for ‘MREP’ integrated CityRail double deckers 2012: modified planning approval for NWRL tunnels sufficient to permit double deckers (as specified in a new ), this is ‘inconsistent’ with a later TfNSW submissionEIS unless adopting (without any further argumentation or detail) Sydney’s Rail Future • — wider environmental impacts of the initial switch backPotentially an invalid approval to integrated services and then the post- switch toCityRail/Sydney Trains EIS Sydney’s Rail Future EISrail operations were never considered in the , later submissions or approval reports (same problem also arose with the later modified approval for NWRL stations etc)2013 • -specified standard Sydney tunnel sizes etc are ‘inconsistent’ with the smaller trainsEIS not of , as demonstrated over six decades prior to the double deckers — soSydney’s Rail Future tunnel construction contract specifications requiring smaller, steeper tunnels may well be invalid • , and other TfNSW approval submissions all insisted the trains wouldEIS Sydney’s Rail Future have drivers — so contract specifications requiring driverless trains and associated control systems may again be invalid • Apparent non-compliance with the NSW Rail Access Undertaking • Apparent non-compliance with the GI(PA) Act
  • 1855 revisited Fallout of Sydney’s Rail Future and NWRL decisions (1)Fallout of Sydney’s Rail Future and NWRL decisions (1) • Primarily, decisions on NWRL, made as if it were an isolated metro line, are dictating and drastically limiting the future of the entire Sydney network, now the ‘rapid transit’ trains are to be driverlessespecially • for lightweight trains (including crashworthiness andSafety standards requirements for physical separations from heavier trains) always fudged, never publicly specified • Extreme Chatswood station interchange congestion, delays and safety problems, forcefully hushed up and lied about • , on the government’s own forecastsInadequate capacity on NWRL itself • will to be PPP operated (with no promises ofhaveSecond harbour crossing competitive (re)tendering) and exclusively for driverless NWRL trains (no sharing with high-speed trains or or services)Sydney Trains NSW Trains
  • 1855 revisited Fallout of Sydney’s Rail Future and NWRL decisions (2)Fallout of Sydney’s Rail Future and NWRL decisions (2) • Locked in already on an expensive second harbour crossingtunnelled • , including majorHuge hidden costs and disruptions south of the harbour junction grade separations, extra tracks, station rebuilds and other measures to separate the now-driverless light ‘rapid transit’ trains from freight trains, long-distance train and suburban and interurban double deckers — all of these factors never publicly acknowledged • , includingMassive free handovers of existing public assets to PPP operator recently built assets essential to viable future operation of the Sydney Trains/ NSW Trains network, with the ,government still wearing most of the risks including all patronage and revenue risks • ,Massive cannibalisation of the existing networkSydney Trains/NSW Trains leaving the remnants essentially unable to be further improved sufficiently to cope with forecast future demand growth
  • 1855 revisited Fallout of Sydney’s Rail Future and NWRL decisions (3)Fallout of Sydney’s Rail Future and NWRL decisions (3) • Hugely distorted priorities south of the harbour: — to increase capacityNothing on extremely congested East Hills/Airport line, Western line or lower Northern line — Less capacity on Western line for western Sydney services, because of the diversion onto these tracks of all Northern line and Central Coast services previously able to use the Epping–Chatswood line — Supposedly higher capacity ‘Metro-style’ services on the lines forecast to have the least congestion — and stopping short of Liverpool (and note the inadequate capacity forecast for the NWRL itself!)
  • 1855 revisited Fallout of Sydney’s Rail Future and NWRL decisions (4)Fallout of Sydney’s Rail Future and NWRL decisions (4) • ofDestruction of the ‘sectorisation’ services,Sydney Trains/NSW Trains exposing the remaining network to serious flow-ons of any disruptions Birrong Lochinvar Greta Wynyard Meadowbank Vineyard Riverstone Schofields Mittagong Burradoo Exeter Bundanoon Penrose Wingello Tallong Marulan Goulburn Bowral Picton Menangle Park Menangle Douglas Park Tahmoor Bargo Yerrinbool Berry Bomaderry (Nowra) Gerringong Dapto Unanderra Kembla Grange Racecourse Albion Park Oak Flats Dunmore (Shellharbour) Kiama Minnamurra Bombo Port K em bla Lysaghts Otford Stanwell Park Coalcliff Scarborough Wombarra Coledale Austinmer Thirroul Bulli Woonona Bellambi Corrimal Towradgi Fairy Meadow North Wollongong Coniston Crin gila PortKem bla N orth Helensburgh Wollongong CaringbahW ooloow are M iranda Cronulla Wolli Creek Penshurst Mortdale Oatley Como Jannali G ym ea Loftus Engadine Heathcote Arncliffe Banksia Carlton Rockdale Hurstville Waterfall Kirraw ee Allawah Kogarah Sutherland Macquarie Fields Ingleburn Minto Leumeah Macarthur Campbelltown Glenfield Turrella H olsw orthyEastH ills Revesby Panania PadstowRiverw ood N arw ee Beverly H ills Kingsgrove Bexley N orth Bardw ellPark Tempe Domestic Airport Mascot Belm ore W iley Park Punchbow l D ulw ich H ill M arrickville H urlstone Park Canterbury Cam psie Lakem ba Yagoona Bankstow n Cabramatta Warwick Farm Casula Liverpool Leig htonfie ld ChesterH ill Sefton Carram ar Villa w ood Yennora Guildford Merrylands Canley Vale Fairfield Harris Park Pendle Hill Wentworthville Westmead Parramatta Marayong D oonside Rooty H ill W errington Kingsw ood Toongabbie Seven Hills M ountD ruitt StM arys Quakers Hill Em u PlainsPenrith Berala Regents Park Green Square Stanm ore Petersham Lew isham Sum m erH ill A shfield Croydon H om ebush Flem ington Burw ood Strathfield Clyde Rosehill Lidcom be G ranville A uburn Olympic Park Camellia Concord West North Strathfield Rhodes Redfern Town Hall St James Museum Kings Cross Edgecliff Bondi Junction Martin Place Milsons PointMilsons Point Circular Quay North Sydney Waverton Artarmon Wollstonecraft St Leonards Carlingford Telopea Rydalmere Dundas Blacktown Cheltenham West Ryde Denistone Eastwood Lapstone Glenbrook Blaxland Warrimoo Valley Heights Springwood Faulconbridge Linden Woodford Hazelbrook Lawson Bullaburra Wentworth Falls Leura Katoomba Medlow Bath Blackheath Mount Victoria Bell Zig Zag Lithgow Richmond East Richmond Windsor Mulgrave Clarendon ChatswoodEpping M acquarie Park M acquarie U niversity N orth Ryde Gordon Killara Roseville Lindfield Pennant Hills Normanhurst Beecroft Thornleigh Hornsby Wahroonga Warrawee Pymble Turramurra Waitara Asquith Mount Colah Mount Kuring-gai Berowra Cow an W ondabyne Koolewong Tascott Gosford Woy Woy H aw kesbury River Point Clare Dora Creek Awaba Morisset Warnervale Wyee Wyong Tuggerah Ourimbah Lisarow Niagara Park Narara Fassifern Booragul Cockle Creek CardiffKotara A dam stow n Teralba Broadm eadow H am ilton Civic W ickham N ew castle Scone Branxton Singleton M usw ellbrook A berdeen W aratah W arabrook (U niversity Beresfield Thornton M etford Victoria Street EastM aitland H igh Street M aitland D ungog W irragulla Telarah M indaribba Paterson M artinsCreek H illdale W allarobba H exham Tarro Sandgate International Airport N ew tow n Sydenham Moss Vale M acdonaldtow n St Peters Erskineville Central Leppington Edm onson Park Under construction Sector 3a Sector 2 Sector 3b Sector 1 • Carving up of the most effectively isolated sector, the Illawarra line • ,All future lines linking with the NWRL including any future Liverpool–Parramatta– Epping line, will to be part of thehave PPP driverless single deck network, ill-suited and expensive for long-distance suburban transport • Extremely limited opportunities for viable-to-operate new linesSydney Trains
  • 1855 revisited and even if the government and its chorus of ‘disinterested’ experts and ‘independent’ consultants are all 100% right... and even if the government and its chorus of ‘disinterested’ experts and ‘independent’ consultants are all 100% right... What degree of arrogance, stupidity, toadying and ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ spin-doctoring is required to: • Think (or agree to be paid to say you think) that the ‘right’ solution today be the ‘right’ solution in 100 years’ time, andwill • Deliberately close off the most critical options for flexibility and change in the future? Untangling the problems caused by the ‘different rail gauges’ decision of 1855 may well prove easy by comparison. Even if I’m 100% wrong on all of this...Even if I’m 100% wrong on all of this...