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Future NRL Stadiums part II

Discussion in 'NRL' started by insert.pause, May 8, 2015.

  1. herbert henry1908

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    Powerhouse is moving there.

    Plus it will eventually have a direct link to the new Nancy Bird Airport.
     
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    It should easily deliver those travel times.

    In fact they’re aiming for Martin Place to Parramatta in 20 mins, even if it’s out by 5 mins that’s still quick. Martin Place to Olympic Park will be 10 mins.

    The new metro trains are much faster than our double decker stock, they travel easily up to 110-120kmh. Although in practice you’ll see them go at 100km/h.

    Parramatta to the CBD directly is 23km. So with 9 stops, and dwell times of 20-30 secs, 20 mins is easily attainable.
     
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    That’s an impressive looking stadium inside and out. Almost as impressive is how they built it around the old stadium while it was still operational.
     
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    Er guys that's not exactly a huge stretch....

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  5. adamkungl

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    Not a fan of moving the Powerhouse or other things from the city - it's a very lazy way to go about it. Should be able to raise the west up without pulling things from the east, they're both unique places with enough cultural heritage to build their own attractions upon. But conveniently it frees up prime real estate to plonk another apartment/mall complex on..
     
  6. herbert henry1908

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    In peak you can do parramatta to central in 35 mins on the express trains, metro is even faster with a more direct route.
     
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    If it's a limited stops service as it's been suggested here:

    https://www.sydneymetro.info/west/project-overview

    Central - Bays Precinct - T1 interchange - Olympic Park - Parramatta

    Then yeah, I could see it done in that time. 20 minutes from Central to Olympic Park and 30 to Parra on a limited stops metro which follows a direct route is not that far fetched at all.
     
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    Agreed.

    But more to the point, why move the Powerhouse at all? Why not just open another one? At any given time 85% of the Powerhouse's collection is in storage because they've got so much stuff. Why not just open 'Powerhouse West' and give them the chance to have more stuff on display?

    Or is this more about Meriton getting their hands on a block of land in Ultimo?
     
  9. herbert henry1908

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    It won’t be going via central.

    It’s Hunter St, (Pyrmont), Bays Precint, Five Dock, North Burwood, North Strathfield, Olympic Park, (Rydalmere/Camelia) Parramatta, Westmead.

    Stations in brackets are likely but not official.

    They’re aiming for Parramatta in 20 mins, Olympic Park should be 10-15 mins.

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw...-west-line-to-begin-2020-20190303-p511g6.html
     
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  10. adamkungl

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    Lock in B
     
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    The City to Westmead Metro is in the deep planning stages and will certainly happen.
    Talk of a 22-25 minute trip between the city and Parramatta, depending on how many stations there are. That is being decided upon now, with soil testing having been completed at most planned stations and continuing on the final few.
    Trains to be 100-130 km/h.
    This isn't a pipe dream, it is happening.
    Timbo's time frames are certainly within reason.
     
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    The year is 2030. The NRL GF between 2nd Brisbane team vs Perth team starts at 8. You head to the CBD for some happy hour schoonies before catching a direct 15-20 min metro train to Olympic park. As you arrive, you take your seats, 5 metres behind the dead-ball line. 2nd Brisbane team wins to make the Broncos the Gold Coast Titans of Brisbane, and you catch the metro back to the CBD to get shit faced. A man can dream can't he?

    **heavy queuing lines may vary**

    ***lock out laws may vary***
     
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    Well, that's effectively Wynyard so a CBD hub nonetheless. 2028 completion if that timeline is accurate.

    It'll be interesting to see how the comp looks then.
     
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    We were robbed! F***ing refs!
     
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    That's what MG said too. He even hit Mitchell Pearce's statue on the way out! :(
     
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    By many it is considered about selling the land where the Powerhouse currently is. There are heaps of problems moving it, one if which is the site where they want to put it (along side the banks of the Parramatta River) is prone to flooding when it rains heavily (I know this happens as I live in the Parramatta area and go past the proposed site at least 10 times a week and see it bursting its banks all the time with heavy rain).
     
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    You do realise that there are waterproofing products available these days that can be used to combat this? Lol. You'd also be aware that there is a 176 metre tall residential tower right next door to the proposed site, surely.
    Yes, the river floods - occasionally. It wouldn't be an issue unless it was of Noah's Ark proportions.
     
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    Powerhouse is great and a real tourist attraction. Be nuts to shift it out to the burbs. But this is Sydney, probably be in Penrith next.
     
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    Yes, just pointing out that after the redevelopment making it rectangular that an oval shaped stadium will still have better seats.
     
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    This gives a good indication of how the stadium has been finished externally.
    Taken April 8th.



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