Did you see my thread on our new Millenium Trains? The virtual tour is really great.
Our mass transit providers are the following: (Sydney Australia)
Cityrail: Interesting Statistics (taken from the website)
The Citryail network is one of the world's most complex. It involves the operation of 2,900 services to carry nearly 1 million passengers to and from 306 stations daily. The radial nature of the network itself makes the task of moving this number of people to and from work a real challenge.
Everyday CityRail operates a fleet of 1,458 carriages over 2,060kms of track controlled by over 2,500 signals.
Fleet types and list:
Sydney Buses: (from the website)
Sydney Buses is one of the largest Bus Companies in the world! This means we have one the largest and most sophisticated Fleets, comprising in excess of 1,740 individual buses. Please feel free to wander around our Fleet Pages and see for yourself.
Fleet types and list:
1: Mercedes Benz Mk2 School Bus
2: Mercedes Benz Mk2
3: Mercedes Benz Mk3
4: Mercedes Benz Articulated Bus
5: Mercedes Benz Mk4
6: Mercedes Benz Mk5
7: Mercedes Benz Mk5 2 Door Semi-Coach
8: Mercedes Benz Mk4 1 Door Semi-Coach
9: Mercedes Benz Mk5 1 Door Semi-Coach
10:Mercedes Benz Diesohol Bus
11:Mercedes Benz Mk5 Tram Bus
12:Mercedes Benz Mk5 CNG Bus
13:MAN Bus (Willoughby)
14:MAN Bus (Randwick)
16:Mercedes Benz Mk6 Coach
17:Mercedes Benz Mk6 Airport Bus
18:Mercedes Benz Mk6 Airport Express
19:Mercedes Benz Mk6 PMC 160 Explorer
20:Scania CNG Bus (SP)
21:Scania 14.5 M Bus (S1)
22:Scania CNG Bus (S2)
23:Scania Low Floor Bus (SL)
24:Scania Low Floor Bus (SL1)
25:Scania Low Floor Bus (SL1)
engine option DSC11-71 (EURO 1)
26:Scania Low Floor Bus (SL1)
27:MAN low floor Midi Bus (MB1)
28:Volvo low floor Bus (VL)
29:Mercedes Benz low floor Airport Bus (ML1)
30:Mercedes Benz Midi Airport Bus (MV)
31:Mercedes Benz 0405 CNG
Sydney ferries operates Rivercats, Supercats, Jetcats, Harbour Cats, Lady Class and Manly class ferries to a huge amount of destinations. [website has no technical information]
Metro Monorail Trains
There are 6 trains in total, with 7 cars per train:
- 1 forward car (for the monorail driver)
- 1 rear car
- 5 passenger cars
Each car is equipped with a roof-mounted air-conditioner for passenger comfort
Interconnections between cars includes spherical joints to provide articulation, shock absorbers, and a pressure adjustable air spring
Train length is 32.1 metres
Train mass is 25 tonnes empty and 37 tonnes full
Train height is 2.6 metres
Maximum speed is 33km/h
Train travels in an anticlockwise direction completing a round trip in 12 minutes
Metro Monorail Capacity
Maximum carrying capacity of a monorail is 80 passengers
System maximum capacity is 5,000 passengers per hour
Metro Monorail Track
Track type is fabricated steel box section approximately 940 mm wide by 1050 mm high
Track length is 3.8 km
Track support is Universal Beams type 690UB125 and 760UB244
There are 140 support columns which vary in length between 3.2 metres and 15.3 metres
Metro Monorail Wheels
Each train is carried on 8 pairs of pneumatic rubber tyred wheels:
- one pair under the front of the forward car
- one pair under the back of the rear car
- one pair under each of the six interconnections between cars
The wheels under the interconnections between the cars are driven by individual 37kW DC electric variable speed thyristor controlled motors. The electric motors also control deceleration and stopping of the train. Parking and emergency braking is provided by electrically operated disc brakes.
Each pair of wheels is mounted on a bogie. The bogies are equipped with four side thrust guide wheels and four up-thrust g uide wheels, two on each side of the bogie. The side thrust guide wheels run against the side walls of the track, whilst the up-thrust guide wheels run against the underside of the top flange of the track.
Metro Monorail Power Supply
Power supply is11kV, transformed down to 525VAC onto the collector rails.
Power supply is distributed along the track over plastic sheathed aluminium collector rails fitted to the sides of the track.
Copper collector shoes on arms fitted to the rear bogie run inside the collector rails to draw off power for the propulsion system.
Metro Light rail:
Metro Light Rail Vehicles
There are 7 vehicles in total with 5 cars per vehicle
Each vehicle has a driving cab situated at each end
There are 3 doors on each side of the vehicle
Vehicle length is 29 metres
Vehicle width is 2.7 metres
Vehicle height is 3.4 metres (excluding pantograph)
Tare weight is 36.5 Tonnes
Floor height is 29 to 35cm
There are two air conditioning units per vehicle
Metro Light Rail Tracks, Rails and Voltage
Track length is 6.7km,1.5km of which is on street operation
Rails are standard gauge 1,435mm continuously welded 53kg/m, conventional ballasted
Minimum curve radius is 20 metres
Maximum track gradient is 1 in 11.8 (8.5%)
Overhead line voltage is 750 volts DC
Power supply is via two 5kv substations
View Inside LRV
LRV Drive Motor and Wheel
Metro Light Rail Capacity
Carrying capacity per vehicle is 217 (seating and standing)
Seating capacity is 74
Metro Light Rail Wheels and Traction
There are 12 wheels, 8 connected to traction motors.
Wheel diameter is 630mm.
There are 8 x 45kW AC traction motors providing:
- constant torque to 27 km/h
- constant power from 27km/h to 70km/h
There are two motor bogies and one trailer bogie per vehicle. There are 4 wheels per bogie, but unlike conventional bogies each wheel has its own axle. This is necessary for the low floor design. Seats are placed on the wheelboxes (area above the wheels) and the space between the wheelboxes is actually the floor of the vehicle.
Metro Light Rail Speed
Maximum speed is 80km/h (20km/h on street).
Maximum acceleration is 1.2 m/s/s.
Metro Light Rail Brakes and Grip
Brakes are electric and regenerative, if the line is receptive.
Additional brakes are fitted for parking and safety. These are mechanical spring applied and hydraulic pressure released.
Each vehicle is fitted with a 'sanding unit' that deposits fine sand particles on the rail surface during wet weather to aid grip. Sand application is driver controlled
Further to the Metro system:
Metro Monorail and Metro Light Rail are two very unique transport systems to Sydney and to Australia.
The Metro Light Rail is Sydney's newest transport system, which commenced operations in August 1997 and later extended to Sydney's inner west in August 2000. It is the environmentally sound transport system of the future. Safe, effcient and quiet, Metro Light Rail transports passengers quickly to key destinations around the city.
The Metro Monorail is one of only a few above ground rail systems in the world that operates through the heart of a major city. Opened in July 1988, the Monorail was a gift to Sydney in celebration of Australia's Bicentennial, and is now one of the most popular ways of getting about, moving over 4 million passengers per year.
Both transport systems are owned by Australian company, Metro Transport Sydney and are under a 7 year management contract to the world leading passenger transport operator, Connex.
If anyone would like the website links to these let me know.