Even if George St had branches to separate termini at both ends, I wouldn't
trust the competence of the operation to fit extra trams in between. They
struggle to keep the existing two-route service running evenly. Among
others, no doubt, ten years ago I was beguiled by some of the great
operations of Europe, imagining that the same class acts could be
replicated in Sydney. That dream came crashing down as the bumbling reality
Interesting anecdote. The three track terminus at CQ was designed for 2
minute headways. As long as the headways are 4 minutes, the third platform
was to remain unused. I've seen and heard anecdotes that it's not unusual
to see three trams in the CQ terminus, indicating that something has gone
pear-shaped along the line, even with 4 minutes between trams to soak any
If there was to be a Parramatta Rd line, the best place to terminate it
would be in that wide section of Pitt St between Rawson Place and Hay St.
From there, people can interchange to several alternative modes/routes.
On Wednesday, 8 November 2023 at 15:19:24 UTC+11 Matthew Geier wrote:
> The remaining shop keepers on Paramatta Road are probably already writing
> letters demanding that no onstreet parking should be lost and that any
> reduction in parking will be the death of their business.
> Maybe ALTRAC should maintain what they already have properly before
> offering to build more.
> Despite all that massive concrete track bed, we are getting broken rails.
> On 8/11/23 14:00, Mark Skinner wrote:
> Fabulous in the sense of a fable? What guarantees are there that it
> wouldn't go the same way as the George Street debacle? That's the problem.
> As you say, the proposal is fabulous, but can they achieve it?
> Mark Skinner
> On Wed, 8 Nov 2023, 11:23 am David McLoughlin, mcloug...@...>
>> This seems a fabulous proposal which I hope gets taken up in some way.
>> Parramatta Rd is a shame of Sydney.
>> > it's unlikely to be able to proceed north of Central as all the CBD
>> north-south routes are now fully accounted for.
>> There is plenty of space in the George St traffic-light cycles to add
>> another route. There are substantial gaps between trams, and adding
>> another route would be of substantial benefit to passengers.
>> Pre-1958, George St had many more tram movements than now, and a lot
>> more motor traffic too.
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