Author: russ

Staging underground station-3

A brief introduction to FastLink FastLink is HSR technology adapted for efficient and cost effective city access. The first adaptation is that the FastLink rolling stock is configured in metro style. That means longitudinal seating and three wide doors per carriage. This creates short dwell times and allows FastLink to operate with only two platforms per station. Conventional HSR uses airline styl...

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Staging underground station-2

This option has 3 main stages: 1. Create a new conventional station located under the new Town Square and divert the conventional rail line through this station. 2. Create a new High Speed station within the confines of the existing rail corridor and initially use it for a fast and high frequency east-west rail line connecting Parramatta with the Sydney CBD and to points west including the Western...

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Light metro

Russ’ light metro The following figure shows an option for light metro linking Parramatta. The green line is derived from the Westline proposal. I’ve simply extended it through the Strathfield bus interchange and onto Burwood station. I’ve also extended it across the Parramatta river to Meadowbank, then Top Ryde shops, Macquarie hospital, Macquarie Park station and Macquarie Univ...

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Staging underground station-1

For some time now Parramatta has been recognised as a logical location for a future High Speed Rail station given its centrality to greater Sydney. However, Parramatta is also rapidly going vertical and is space constrained. Some say that High Speed Rail station would seem to be enormously expensive and disruptive. This is an outline of one plan under which Parramatta can be given a High Speed Rai...

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