[talk-au] Transport for NSW (TfNSW)

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 15 08:21:35 UTC 2019

Signage is up, platforms are open. In order to have our data ready and
useful for customers from day one I've changed the rail related features to
no longer in construction and added an opening_date tag so data consumers
know if opened yet or not (OpenStreetBrowser uses this tag).

Master route relation for the line

Then two routes, one for each direction

A lot of the roads around the new stations are still tagged construction,
let's try to keep a close eye on them opening up to the public.

On Tue, 9 Apr 2019 at 17:46, Andrew Harvey <andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Testing has already commenced for a while now, just the other day I saw
> the metro train come into Chatswood, then leave again. It's hard to justify
> the tracks themselves being in construction when trains are running... In
> fact I used this justification to change the lines over, but keen to change
> over the stations.
> https://7news.com.au/politics/nsw/sydney-to-unveil-first-line-of-brand-new-metro-network-after-seven-years-of-work-c-42494 says
> to open within a month.
> https://twitter.com/kypros1992/status/1113210299551690752 says May 5th.
> With the opening_date key, even if it gets pushed back we can just revise
> the date. I'm still in the camp that stations and lines can be out of
> construction even if there are no scheduled services running yet.
> On Tue, 9 Apr 2019 at 16:40, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 09/04/19 10:13, Andrew Harvey wrote:
>> > I know TfNSW will not be able to confirm, but rumour out there is the
>> > Metro will start operating early May.
>> >
>> > Given this, and that many OSM data consumers rely on offline extracts,
>> > and given it's accepted practice to only mark things as construction
>> > when they span months, I'd like to start migrating the tags for the
>> > Metro over from construction to operational, adding in provisional
>> > opening_date https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:opening_date
>> >
>> > Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Yes/no?
>> How reliable is this 'rumour'?
>> Possibly the 'rumour' is when testing will commence.. rather than
>> regular customer operations?
>> Report in Aug 2018 said no earlier than 5 th May... so it is possible.
>> There .. having said all that it is now certain to start early May:))
>> Despite that.. I'd not add it until we have official confirmation...
>> don't want to jinx it.
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