The Sydney area has a range of option for travelling by public tranportation. There are buses, trains, LRT and ferries. In New South Wales, public transportation is managed by Transport NSW. All information, routes and timetables of the public transportation can be accesses from the website. One of them is the Sydney Trains.


Sydney Trains is the operator of rail services across the metropolitan Sydney area, bounded by Berowra, Emu Plains, Macarthur and Waterfall. There are total 8 lines which covers over 815 km and 178 stations.


The experience of living abroad, especially in a developed country a privilege. Therefore, I will not take this as a granted. I will try to write a series of report on transportation facilities and infrastructure in Australia, particularly where I live, the state of New South Wales. This compilation may not be so much since there are not so many opportunities to visit the related department or bureaus. Some were made possible by attending an event organized by USYD infrastructure club. Actually there are several topics of which I want to cover in the near future, such as:

  • Railways
  • Ground transportation
  • Transportation information system
  • Trends of transportation in Australia
  • Urban transportation

and so on and so forth. However, I have a limitation on time and chances. So in the mean time I will write whatever information I’ve got. In the next post, I will write my experience of visiting the Rails Operation Centre (ROC).

I’ll put my logbook of the Computational USYD here. Just to keep it well documented and traceable. Artemis is a Supercomputer facility in USYD by which I do my simulation of Computational Nanotechnology.

Artemis login

Konten ini diproteksi dengan password. Untuk melihatnya cukup masukkan password Anda di bawah ini:

Semester 1, ga kemana-mana. Masih sekitar Sydney, eh kampus-rumah.


  1. Parramatta
  2. Blacktown
  3. Bankstown
  4. Newton
  5. Opera House
  6. Lakemba
  7. Maroubra

This post will sum up all of my impression and experiences I had during my first month of staying in Sydney. Well, actually it has been 1,5 months. Just to make it simple let’s call it a month. I’ll categorize them to make it more organized and easier to follow.

  1. Transportation. Even though it’s not as advanced as in Japan, the service is quite good and reliable. Means of transportation I used for daily commuting is train and bus. Other than that, New South Wales has LRT and wharf. The trip information can be accessed real time using some app. One of them is the Tripview. We can select the starting and the end position and the schedules so we can arrange and estimate our commuting time. It’s a handy app, so we can use our time better.
  2. Education. The education system, the method of learning and the resources are amazing. Student always being encouraged to have critical thinking. The academic culture in the uni is very high. Plagiarism is strongly avoided. One interesting event I had was the orientation week or O week-they usually called it. It’s one week before the commencement of a new semester. There were Welcoming sessions, faculty orientation, Library tour and the most exciting was the booth and exhibition from student clubs and student union. A lot of freebies and interesting events. What I found it best is that during the orientation, students were being prepared and introduced to uni life so that they can comfortably adjust to the new semester. Some of them are; library tour, get to know the library facilities and how to use the resources effectively. Faculty orientation provides an opportunity to get a more detailed look at the study. Even the director of the study spares their time to talk and gave one-on-one advice to the newcomers.
  3. Economy
  4. Way of life

Cycling in Sydney



Learning Centre Workshop