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Sydney Monorail infrastructure

More than just the trains that run on the Sydney Monorail

Signage still pointing to the since-removed token machines

Monday 23 July 2012 13:20 PM
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'No entry' sign in a monorail carriage locked off due to defective doors

Monday 23 July 2012 12:57 PM
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Glass enclosure over the track at Darling Park station

Monday 23 July 2012 12:55 PM
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Decommissioned Metrocard topup machine at a Monorail station

Metrocard was a magstripe stored-value ticketing system for regular monorail commuters

Monday 23 July 2012 12:20 PM
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2nd set of pickup shoes on the last car, attached to the outer loop busbars

Supposedly the inner busbar is for communication, the outer busbar is for traction power

Monday 23 July 2012 10:44 AM
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1st set of pickup shoes on the last car, attached to the outer loop busbars

Two more sets of pickups are on the inner busbar, giving four sets on the rear car, and 5 sets overall

Monday 23 July 2012 10:44 AM
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Steering wheels on an intermediate set of the monorail bogies

Monday 23 July 2012 10:44 AM
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Single set of pickup shoes on the first car, attached to the outer loop busbars

The first car only picks up from the outer busbar

Monday 23 July 2012 10:44 AM
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Covered over spot where a token machine used to be

In the early days you bought a token from the machine for each trip

Monday 23 July 2012 10:33 AM
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Expansion gap in the monorail beam at Convention station

Monday 23 July 2012 10:20 AM
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'Authorised personnel only' sign on the monorail beam

Monday 23 July 2012 10:20 AM
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Red 'X' for signal 'do not proceed' at the departure end of Convention station

I'm not sure what the small number '5' represents

Monday 23 July 2012 10:18 AM
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Monorail beam approaching Convention station from Harbourside

Monday 23 July 2012 10:18 AM
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Monorail substation no. 3, located beneath Paddy's Market station

Monday 23 July 2012 09:40 AM
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One of two Siemens antennas inside the rear monorail car, another two are inside the lead car

Part of the Siemens WLAN system running on the 5 GHz band, installed around 2011 to replace a 23-year-old RF data communications system

Monday 23 July 2012 09:38 AM
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Identifying marks inside a monorail car - set 1, carriage 6

After an accident in early 2010 the last carriage in set 1 was removed, and used to replace the damaged last carriage in set 4

Monday 23 July 2012 09:20 AM
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Emergency help point inside a monorail carriage

Note the identifying marks: set 6, carriage 7

Monday 23 July 2012 09:19 AM
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'Do not proceed' signal at Galeries Victoria station

Monday 23 July 2012 09:05 AM
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Signal showing 'proceed' at Galeries Victoria station

Even through the monorail is up ahead, the signal takes a while to go to stop?

Monday 23 July 2012 09:04 AM
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Monorail driver looking back at the doors, awaiting departure

At Galeries Victoria station

Monday 23 July 2012 09:03 AM
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'Von Roll Transport Systems' badge in the monorail doorway

Monday 23 July 2012 09:02 AM
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Siemens Scalance W788-1RR access point at a monorail station

Part of the Siemens WLAN system running on the 5 GHz band, installed around 2011 to replace a 23-year-old RF data communications system

Monday 23 July 2012 09:00 AM
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Siemens Scalance W equipment at the end of a monorail station

Part of the Siemens WLAN system running on the 5 GHz band, installed around 2011 to replace a 23-year-old RF data communications system

Monday 23 July 2012 09:00 AM
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Departure end of Chinatown station

Monday 23 July 2012 08:55 AM
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