Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NWRL Downsizing

Extract from a letter to the NDT:

The North Shore rail line was closed in the early evening of Tuesday 21 April 2015 between Chatswood & Hornsby due to an incident resulting from the storms & winds raining down on Sydney. Commuters were told to take the Chatswood to Epping line, as trains from the North Shore line were being diverted via the Chatswood Epping Line. This is the exact reason, apart from common sense, why the Chatswood to Epping line should not be downgraded to a single deck metro. It was needed as a fully integrated heavy rail line during this emergency. If it was a metro line, the trains from the North Shore line could not have been diverted via Macquarie Park and onto the Northern Line (for its destination to Hornsby, and back down to upper North Shore stations like Gordon & Killara).

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