Keeping Sydney safe

It has just dawned on me that with this being a long weekend and the ARL Grand Final, the powers that be have decided to seal off Sydney from possible invasion from the south.

Saturday 1 October 2.00am to Tuesday 4 October 2.00am  more details

Buses replace trains between Port Kembla, Wollongong and Waterfall. Some buses will operate from Wollongong to Bomaderry (Nowra).

Tuesday 4 October 2.00am to Saturday 8 October 2.00am 

Buses replace most trains between Wollongong and Waterfall.

Saturday 8 October 2.00am to Monday 10 October 2.00am 

Buses replace trains between Dapto and Central and also between Port Kembla and Wollongong.

And just to make sure that road alternative is made unattractive:

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Fog and rain! I wonder how they do that?

It has happened before. There have even been rebellious mutterings in Parliament – last year for example.

Mr GEORGE SOURIS: My question is directed to the Minister for Major Events. Given that Sydney’s Olympic Stadium will be hosting one of the biggest pre grand final rugby league games in league history on Saturday when Wests Tigers take on St George Illawarra, how can the Minister, as a Dragons fan, have failed to ensure his team’s other supporters are not put out by track work on the Illawarra-South Coast line?
Mr KEVIN GREENE: It is fantastic that on Saturday New South Wales will be hosting, here in Sydney, what will undoubtedly be an epic match between the Wests Tigers and the St George Illawarra Dragons.
The SPEAKER: Order! The member for Lismore will not try to sing…

And so on.

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That 2008 photo is linked to its source.

It has been going on for years, this constant repair and upgrade to our 19th century transport infrastructure. At least twenty, I suspect.

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Bulli Railway Station today – um, 100 years ago…

As for who will win the Grand Final, here is a hint:


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