Contained in the Detailed Overview are such issues as:
- Community benefits and concerns
- Financing and construction
Some of the following pieces of legislation that would be required are as follows:
- Railway Construction Act
- Railway (Land Development) Provision Act
- Transport Zonal Ticketing Co-ordination Act
- Transport Timetable Co-ordination Act
- Transport Zonal (Operations) Dissolution Act
- Transport Zonal (Ticketing) Dissolution Act
- Transport Zonal Multi Use (Ticketing)Act
- Public benefits
- Summaries of New Railway lines and general Railway improvements
- Maps of the Overall network and CBD lines
- A precis of the 21 suburban lines and 16 regional and rural lines
- Timetabling and Ticketing:
- New rail lines with ‘Y’ and ‘Diamond’ links and rail grade separations are built into the current network so that services in peak hour would be at intervals of FIVE minutes and FIFTEEN minutes in off peak. New and innovative services could then be introduced that currently do not operate.
- The abolition of printed timetables, making for a more effective and highly patronised rail network.
- The IMMEDIATE introduction of an electronic ticketing system for all modes of transport, public and private.
- Enable commuters to purchase rail, bus and ferry tickets on the internet. Tickets could still be sold through the usual outlets.
The aim of constructing new rail lines would be such that services on all lines in peak hour could be at intervals of five minutes and fifteen minute intervals in off peak .The abolition of printed timetables for every line will make for a far more effective and highly patronised rail network.
New Rail Depot/Maintenance Centres:
- Kemps Creek
- Railway Archives:
- The Railways Archives Office should be adequately funded with the public encouraged to visit.
- The NSW Government should maintain Railway restoration at the Eveleigh workshops.
- The ‘Y’ Link AND ‘DIAMOND’ JUNCTION POLICY:
- This simply enables trains to change to different lines without interruption.
- Easy Access Policy
Railway stations need to continue to be upgraded to ensure all commuters can access the station. As the population continues to age, the need for lifts and escalators is long overdue. Some of the stations that require upgrades are:
Plans to upgrade and expand our existing Railways require a Detailed Overview to be written.
This document should be regarded as the ‘engine room’ of the entire project and IMSARR encourages everyone to read the Detailed Overview.
To read the Detailed Overview please click on the image below.