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Visit to Cooran, Friday 1st March 2019

Started by ozbob, January 18, 2019, 11:54:54 AM

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ozbob

Plan to visit Cooran and check out the new station on Friday 1st March 2019

A Sunshine Coast member has offered private transport from Cooroy to Cooran.  It is difficult to get to Cooran by public transport with some flexibility.  There is room for two if anyone wants to come along.

Travel plan is:

4.57am ex Goodna > Nambour 8.02am. 

631 bus 9.09am ex Nambour to arrive at Cooroy station 9.50am.

Private transport to Cooran.   Inspect stations Pomona and Cooran.  Luncheon locally at Cooran (Hinterland Restaurant).

1.48pm ex Cooran GympieLander service to Roma Street.

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https://www.queenslandrail.com.au/Community/Projects/Pages/Sunshine-Coast-line-platform-upgrades.aspx

​Cooran

Queensland Rail is upgrading and modernising the platform at Cooran station to improve facilities for customers. This is part of a $4 million project to upgrade platforms at Cooran, Pomona and Eumundi stations, replacing them with more durable, high level structures.

The platform upgrade at Cooran station is now complete and includes a new high level platform structure, new waiting shelter, new platform markings and upgraded lighting and security cameras.

Pomona

Works will commence at Pomona station from Monday 17 December for approximately five months. The upgrade will include a number of additional features such as soft landscaping, a heritage seat and plaque, new entry signage and a disability parking bay.

To ensure safety, customers will need to be in a specific carriage to exit at Pomona station during works. If customers miss their stop due to being in the incorrect carriage, please contact Queensland Rail on 13 16 17 or via text to 0428 774 636 and we will make alternative arrangements at the next station.

For more information, please contact 13 16 17 or email communityengagement@qr.com.au
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Will be interesting to see on the on-time running goes today ...  :-\

I am up and about to head down to the station ...  :hc
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Departed Goodna 4.57 am IMU 171 ( 3 car ) toilet is operational.
Nambour is 3 hours on ... 😋
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At Glasshouse Mountains. Waiting for up service to cross ...
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At Beerwah waiting for another up service to cross.
Our little IMU is battling against the peak 😁
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Mooloolah
Into the loop
It's dance time,  we  crossed the up Gympie Lander (ICE).
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Reverse and on to the platform. Now waiting for another up service I guess.

Nope, just departed ...🤔
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Eudlo
Dance time, into the loop for another cross up Citytrain.
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Crossed up tilt as we departed Eudlo.
They pack the trains in ...
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On approach to Nambour, looks like arrival on time, despite the dancing ..
Plenty of fat in the timetable for the crosses.
Arrival 8.02am.
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Quote from: ozbob on March 01, 2019, 05:01:21 AM
Departed Goodna 4.57 am IMU 171 ( 3 car ) toilet is operational.
Nambour is 3 hours on ... 😋
3 car? but didn't they...
Do I really need to clarify?
Sarcasm and rhetorical questions don't translate perfectly into written form, do they?

Arnz

Quote from: not_available on March 01, 2019, 12:35:22 PM
Quote from: ozbob on March 01, 2019, 05:01:21 AM
Departed Goodna 4.57 am IMU 171 ( 3 car ) toilet is operational.
Nambour is 3 hours on ... 😋
3 car? but didn't they...

Mostly Mon-Thursday services. 

That particular Nambour service (morning peak ex-Ipswich ex-Rosewood, turns into counter-peak Nambour on arrival at Central) was one of the few of them that wasn't upgraded.

Edit: That 3-car Nambour counter-peak service actually originates ex-Rosewood as a morning peak inbound Ipswich/Rosewood line service, which also partially explains things.  Don't think we can expect that particular service (and its return service) to get NGRs anytime soon (once NGRs start running revenue services north of Caboolture).
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No camel humps.  :fx Ease of access from train to platform.

ozbob

Yo, full height full length. Pomona appears to be the same.
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Quote from: ozbob on March 01, 2019, 14:03:43 PM
https://twitter.com/ozbob13/status/1101329978887593984
Quote from: Stillwater on March 01, 2019, 14:27:09 PM
No camel humps.  :fx Ease of access from train to platform.
Quote from: ozbob on March 01, 2019, 15:04:50 PM
Yo, full height full length. Pomona appears to be the same.
Looks like a good job well done.

^^Now awaiting ATP to be completed up to Gympie!?

Arnz

Quote from: verbatim9 on March 01, 2019, 15:15:09 PM
Quote from: ozbob on March 01, 2019, 14:03:43 PM
https://twitter.com/ozbob13/status/1101329978887593984
Quote from: Stillwater on March 01, 2019, 14:27:09 PM
No camel humps.  :fx Ease of access from train to platform.
Quote from: ozbob on March 01, 2019, 15:04:50 PM
Yo, full height full length. Pomona appears to be the same.
Looks like a good job well done.

^^Now awaiting ATP to be completed up to Gympie!?

ATP is already completed north of Nambour. 

We're just awaiting ATP to be installed on the IMU100s (101-110), as the older IMUs are the intended long term replacements for the ICEs.  Currently there is a 3-crew requirement for non-ATP equipped passenger trains (i.e anything other than ICEs) north of Nambour.
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Arnz

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mufreight

The ICE's are an opportunity lost, the carbodies and running gear have plenty of life left and they could be refurbished and upgraded with the same control and traction equipment as the 160 series EMU's this would bring them back to as new condition for little more than 1/3 of the cost of replacements, they are comfortable for passengers and fitting a wide door to enable disability access poses no problems and a disability accessible toilet the same as those that will be fitted to the NGR trains also is a no brainer.
Refurbished and upgraded the ICE sets would have another 30+ years of life and would be a reliable back up for the Tilt trains when they are out of service for any time.

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Quote from: Arnz on March 01, 2019, 15:18:09 PM
Quote from: verbatim9 on March 01, 2019, 15:15:09 PM
Quote from: ozbob on March 01, 2019, 14:03:43 PM
https://twitter.com/ozbob13/status/1101329978887593984
Quote from: Stillwater on March 01, 2019, 14:27:09 PM
No camel humps.  :fx Ease of access from train to platform.
Quote from: ozbob on March 01, 2019, 15:04:50 PM
Yo, full height full length. Pomona appears to be the same.
Looks like a good job well done.

^^Now awaiting ATP to be completed up to Gympie!?

ATP is already completed north of Nambour. 

We're just awaiting ATP to be installed on the IMU100s (101-110), as the older IMUs are the intended long term replacements for the ICEs.  Currently there is a 3-crew requirement for non-ATP equipped passenger trains (i.e anything other than ICEs) north of Nambour.
I thought that was the setback of not running NGRs to Gympie because ATP hadn't been installed and optimised on that route?

ozbob

Cheap day out .. Seniors go card ..  :bg:

01 Mar 2019

04:37 AM   Goodna   08:04 AM   Nambour   $ 5.41   

09:08 AM   Nambour station   09:51 AM   Elm St at Cooroy station $ 2.46
          
01:19 PM   Cooran   04:16 PM   Fortitude Valley   $ 0.00
       
04:19 PM   Fortitude Valley   04:57 PM   Goodna   $ 0.00       

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Quote from: verbatim9 on March 01, 2019, 17:24:23 PM
Quote from: Arnz on March 01, 2019, 15:18:09 PM
Quote from: verbatim9 on March 01, 2019, 15:15:09 PM
Quote from: ozbob on March 01, 2019, 14:03:43 PM
https://twitter.com/ozbob13/status/1101329978887593984
Quote from: Stillwater on March 01, 2019, 14:27:09 PM
No camel humps.  :fx Ease of access from train to platform.
Quote from: ozbob on March 01, 2019, 15:04:50 PM
Yo, full height full length. Pomona appears to be the same.
Looks like a good job well done.

^^Now awaiting ATP to be completed up to Gympie!?

ATP is already completed north of Nambour. 

We're just awaiting ATP to be installed on the IMU100s (101-110), as the older IMUs are the intended long term replacements for the ICEs.  Currently there is a 3-crew requirement for non-ATP equipped passenger trains (i.e anything other than ICEs) north of Nambour.
I thought that was the setback of not running NGRs to Gympie because ATP hadn't been installed and optimised on that route?

IIRC They haven't even started testing NGRs north of Nambour (IIRC HTG stated on this forum that said the NGRs weren't approved to operate testing north of Nambour), and IIRC from elsewhere aren't intending to operate NGRs north of Nambour in the medium term.

Basically the NGRs will eventually operate everywhere except Gympie North (anything north of Nambour).
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