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February 2020

Sydney National Timetable Collection Working Session February 15

In response to the need to assist the development of the NTC a working session will be held in Sydney at 10 am on Saturday February 15, prior to the next Sydney Division, at 378 Abercrombie St DARLINGTON. (Sydney meeting venue). We will be cataloguing Sydney private bus timetables. Lunch will be at 1pm and can be obtained at a nearby café or bring your own. Just come along or contact Geoffrey Clifton or myself.

Hilaire Fraser,

January 2020

The Year Ahead

The hope with which we usually start a New Year has been adversely affected with the devastation of horrendous bushfires across many states. We would hope that our members, their families and friends are safe at this very difficult time. 2019 brought the opening of new light lines in Newcastle, Canberra and Randwick (Sydney) as well as the Chatswood to Tallawong (Sydney) Metro. The Kingsford branch of the Sydney Light Rail Network is due to open in March 2020 with a recast of South East bus routes to take place four to six weeks later. When the new bus network is in operation it will be interesting to see the extent to which routes operating past Randwick or Kingsford will continue to operate to and from the CBD in light of the slow journey times being experienced on the tram. On 5 January, 2020 the Carlingford (Sydney) rail line closed for conversion to light rail as part of the Parramatta Light Rail Line due to commence operation in 2023. Meanwhile in Perth a recasting of bus routes in the Mirrabooka and Wanneroo Road areas is planned for 2020. This will provide better connections between new residential areas, train stations and business centres.

National Timetable Collection Report

Included in the January Mail Out is very important report on the National Timetable Collection prepared by Len Regan. ATA members are encouraged to support this project.

Sydney National Timetable Collection Working Session February 15

In response to the need to assist the development of the NTC a working session will be held in Sydney at 10 am on Saturday February 15, prior to the next Sydney Division, at 378 Abercrombie St DARLINGTON. (Sydney meeting venue). Lunch will be at 1pm and can be obtained at a nearby café or bring your own. Just come along or contact Geoffrey Clifton or myself.

Hilaire Fraser,