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All the Cityrail electric stock in Sydney are double deckers ... even though the loading/unloading delays in the subway portion of the main lines called the City Circle might argue for single deck stock with more doors per side for shorter routes that run through Sydney City. The first is a Millenium train, the second is the new OSCAR (Outer Suburban Car).




I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Thu Nov 16th, 2006 at 07:19:39 PM EST
Didn't knew these! Somehow they seemed low from the picture, but I found an official page with some technical info, which indicates heights near 4400 mm. So there is the usual loading/unloading problem, but it is at least spacious?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Nov 17th, 2006 at 01:27:16 PM EST
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Well, it depends on whether all the seats are full or not. Both of those are 3+2 seating across, but at least they are reversible seats. The most comfortable ride are the old V-sets for the longer runs ... to Newcastle, to the Blue Mountains, to Wollongong.

They have 2+2 reversible seats.

These were the trains I rode the most often, when I was commuting from Newcastle three or four days a week to teach at the Central Coast, and when I had to go to Sin City. Indeed, this was the last type of train I rode in Australia, since there was trackwork the day I flew out and it was a bus from Sydney Central Station to the airport.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Nov 17th, 2006 at 02:03:34 PM EST
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