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Map of Sydney Trains and Trams[edit]

Just found a map of the future train and tram network in Sydney. SHB2000 (talk) 11:31, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Look forward to see these stations slowly come online! I'm guessing the western airport ones (M3) is at least 10 years' away. Andrewssi2 (talk) 23:21, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
It'll probably only be constructed when the construction has started on the M10 motorway. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 09:22, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

This sentence:[edit]

I think this sentence may not be the best thing for travellers:

I've never known anyone who has chosen to drive either of these routes. Instead, for those who take the car, we take a bunch of shortcuts, however, it does get a bit wordy. Here it is: via Hume Hwy, Sturt Hwy, Balranald-Tooleybuc Road, Murray Valley Highway, Mallee Highway, Dukes Highway, Princes Highway and the South Eastern Freeway

This route takes about 1350km from CBD to CBD but takes a lot less if you're from most other parts of Sydney.

However, there's a bridge that's not so driver friendly, which questions me to whether I should add this or not. This is the bridge.

All opinions welcome, SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 11:15, 31 May 2021 (UTC)

"It does not snow in Sydney,"[edit]

For the past week, I've disagreed with this statement:

It's been snowing in the blue mountains continually for the past week now! This is rather unusual, but it's something happening in the last five years. I'm presuming these are the effects of climate change, but that sentence is no longer true. So may I remove it? It does not snow in most of Sydney, but the Blue Mountains is part of Greater Sydney. Also, here's a map for those who are wondering where the unclear boundaries are. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 00:01, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Perhaps rephase to "It does not snow within Sydney city limits [or municipal boundaries, or whatever term is correct for Oz], but parts of the Greater Sydney area do see snowfall." Nelson Ricardo (talk) 02:07, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
If I recall correctly, Sydney's winters are milder than Adelaide's, but even Adelaide never snows, except perhaps on the top of Mount Lofty. And even then it's an extremely rare occurrence, and doesn't happen every year. I won't be surprised if it snows in the Blue Mountains, but I presume it won't be every year either, unlike the Snowy Mountains or Mount Buller (both of which I've never been to). The only place in Australia in which I have experienced snowfall is at Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, ironically during the summer. Anyway, I think we need to give an accurate impression that at least in urban Sydney, the winters are mild, and you will only occassionally get snow at higher elevations. The dog2 (talk) 03:45, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Also, snowing in the blue mountains regularly is only a very new thing. Also for the urban bit, I'm not sure if Katoomba and Mt. Victoria are considered un-urban. But yes, I highly agree with you about Sydney's winters, which usually on a day like today, it would ideally be 18˚ but this year it's unusually 14˚ which is really cold. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 05:05, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
I think the statement as it's phrased is reasonable -- keep in mind many readers will be from places where winters routinely snow. A minor amount of understatement is okay if it aids comprehension. Vaticidalprophet (talk) 05:26, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Yes, but really, that's only Europe, Siberia, Japan, Korea and North America. Travellers from other parts of the world, where would often find Sydney a lot colder. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 05:35, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
It was a maximum of 9C in the Sydney CBD yesterday but that was a 1-in-25 year event (possibly 1 in 40). We can rephrase it to rarely or clarify that the peri-urban area of the Blue Mountain does see snow occasionally. Gizza (roam) 05:56, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
While I believe the cold weather is just a result of La Niña, the snow is somewhat new. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 06:09, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
I just came across this beauty: [1]. Nelson Ricardo (talk) 02:02, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
Ha! never expected someone to photoshop an opera house like it's Scandinavia (high mountains). On a more realistic note, here's just some photos I came across reddit when looking for some photos (went to the Blue Mountains on thursday as well, and confirmed, but no photos.) [2] [3] [4] (bin chicken staying away from the cold) [5]. --SHB2000 (talk) 02:16, 12 June 2021 (UTC)