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Macomb , a general in the War of 1812. War veterans were given land grants in the Macomb area, which was part of the "Military Tract" (Military Tract of 1812) set aside by Congress. In 1855 the Northern Cross Railroad, a predecessor to the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, was constructed through Macomb, leading to a rise in the town's population. In 1899 the Western Illinois State Normal School, later Western Illinois University, was founded in Macomb. Representative Lawrence Sherman was instrumental in locating the school in Macomb. He attended school in Balaoan (Balaoan, La Union), Vigan and San Fernando (San Fernando City, La Union), and was appointed government student to the United States in 1905. He studied at the University of Chicago in 1906 and 1907. He graduated from the Western Illinois State Teachers College (Western Illinois University) at Macomb, Illinois in 1908, and from the Teachers College of Columbia University in New York City in 1910. He returned to the Philippine Islands and taught school. Here he entered education politics, becoming successively the first Filipino Superintendent of Schools (1915 to 1916), Assistant Director of Education (1917 to 1921), a member of the first Philippine mission to the United States (1919 to 1920), a lecturer at the University of the Philippines (1919 to 1921), President of the National University (1921–1936). Then he entered national politics. He was elected a member of the Philippine Senate in 1925, and, as a Nationalist (Nacionalista Party (Philippines)), a Resident Commissioner in the United States House of Representatives in 1928, reelected in 1931 and served from March 4, 1929 until January 3, 1935, when his term expired in accordance with the new Philippine Commonwealth Government. In 1934 he was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Philippine Senate, but became a member of the Constitutional Convention (Constitutional Convention (Philippines)) in 1934, and a member of the first National Assembly in 1935. In 1939 he was a member of the Economic Mission to the United States, and chairman of the Educational Mission between 1938 and 1941. Back in the Philippines he became chairman of the National Council of Education in 1941, Director of Publicity and Propaganda until January 1942, chairman of the National Cooperative Administration in 1941, later Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Education, Health, and Public Welfare, then Secretary of Education until 1945. He was also Chancellor of Osías Colleges. He was elected again to the Philippine Senate in 1947 for a term expiring in 1953. He was President of the Senate of the Philippines twice for a short time in 1952 and in 1953. He was the Philippines' representative to the Interparliamentary Union in Rome and to the International Trade Conference in Genoa in 1948. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Nationalist Party nomination for President of the Philippines in 1953, losing to Ramon Magsaysay. He was again elected, this time as a Liberal (Liberal Party (Philippines)) to the Philippine Senate (1961–1967), and served as president pro tempore. He was a resident of Mandaluyong, Rizal, Philippines, until his death.
town that grew along the old railway line between 1930 and 1950. Built on a miniature of the Railway line, you can enjoy a unique overview of the character and history of a heritage town. Location: Inchydoney Road, Clonakilty, Co. Cork Clonakilty is the home of the famous and world's only "Random Acts of Kindness Festival" set up in 2012 by the local Clonakilty Macra na Feirme Club. The festival aims to celebrate the welcoming and warm hearted nature of not only the Clonakilty community but also of the Irish people as a whole. The Festival is held each year on the third weekend in July, with the motto: "Cut the Misery and Spread the Positivity". In its first year the festival was a major success with a large crowds turning out for the opening Street party and bubble blowing ceremony. Other events held included; children's sports Day, Voluntary organisation showcase, Speakers corner, Break dancing, Story telling, traditional Irish music, Kindness Zones (areas throughout the town where small free gift where given out), A free raffle and Jungle Picnic. 'Irish Central news web site' Retrieved 28 January 2013. Sport Clonakilty has a GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) club, two soccer clubs (Clonakilty A.F.C, Clonakilty Town), a rugby (Rugby football) club and a Martial Arts club (Warrior Tae Kwon Do). The teams have been successful in recent years winning the Cork Senior Football Championship in 2009, 1996, and being runners up in the 2003 competition. Clonakilty RFC also became a senior rugby club in 2001 and spent 12 wonderful years in the All Ireland Rugby League (AIB League) until they were relegated to Division 1 of the Munster junior league where they currently play. Clonakilty won their first adult hurling county title when they won the Cork Minor B Hurling Championship in 2007. Clonakilty A.F.C. have won the Beamish Cup in 2008 & 1995 and in 2014 featured Australian international, Alex Swift. Students of the Clonakilty "Warrior Tae Kwon Do" club compete in a variety of Tae Kwon Do (taekwondo), Kickboxing and Freestyle (Freestyle Fighting) tournaments and the club has produced 4 World Champions WikiPedia:Clonakilty Dmoz:Regional Europe Ireland Cork Localities Clonakilty Commons:Category:Clonakilty
, 2010, there were 741 companies in Pushkin, including 165 in foodservice, 358 in trade and 53 in small retail sales, 162 in household services, as well as 8 supermarkets and one market. Large retail chains of the town include such as "Pyatyorochka", "Magnit" and "RiOMAG". РБД Дистрибьюция - телефон 448-82-87. Rbd.spb.ru. Retrieved on 2011-03-11. ref name "ZhS
members of the House of Representatives were elected from "communal" constituencies on closed electoral rolls, for registered members of a particular ethnic group. 37 seats were allocated to ethnic Fijians and only 27 to Indo-Fijians, despite the near-equality of their numbers in the population; one seat was reserved for a representative of the Rotuman Islanders (Rotuma), with five "general electorates" set aside for various minorities including Europeans, Chinese, and Banaban Islanders (Banaba Island). The election produced little change among the 38 seats in the House of Representatives (House of Representatives (Fiji)) that were reserved for ethnic Fijians and Rotuman Islanders (Rotuma). The Fijian Political Party won 33 seats (a gain of three), and the Fijian Association Party of former Finance Minister Josefata Kamikamica won five (one down). The Fijian Nationalist Party of Sakeaki Butadroka, which advocated the forced repatriation of all Fijians of Indian descent, lost the two seats that it had won in the previous election (Fiji election of 1992). The five "general electorates," reserved for Fiji's European, Chinese, and other minorities, showed similarly little change, with the General Voters Party (General Voters Party (Fiji)) winning four seats and the All Nationals Congress (All Nationals Congress Party (Fiji)), one. There was a very significant change in the composition of the 27 Indo-Fijian seats, however. The Fiji Labour Party lost 6 of its 13 seats, with the National Federation Party (National Federation Party (Fiji)) winning the remaining 20. The NFP leader, Jai Ram Reddy, enjoyed a personal rapport with Rabuka; although they did not enter into a formal coalition, their negotiations led to a substantial overhaul of the Fijian Constitution (Constitution of Fiji) which paved the way for the historic election of 1999, which brought Fiji's first Indo-Fijian Prime Minister, Mahendra Chaudhry, to power. Electoral system Previously, all seats in the Fijian House of Representatives had been allocated on an ethnic basis, with the numbers deliberately skewed in favour of ethnic Fijians (Fijian people). In the 1990s, negotiations among Fiji's political and ethnic factions had led to an agreement to create 25 "open electorates," with Representatives of any race to be elected by universal suffrage; a further 46 Representatives would continue to represent ethnic communities and be elected from separate electoral rolls (23 ethnic Fijians, 19 Indo-Fijians, 1 Rotuman Islander (Rotuma), with an additional three "general electorates" to represent Fiji's minority communities, including Europeans, Chinese, and Banaban Islanders (Banaba Island)). '''Fijian people''' are the major indigenous people of the Fiji Islands (Fiji), and live in an area informally called Melanesia. The Fijian people are believed to have arrived in Fiji from western Melanesia approximately 3,500 years ago, though the exact origins of the Fijian people are unknown. Later they would move onward to other surrounding islands including Rotuma,as well as blending with other (Polynesian) settlers on Tonga and Samoa. They are indigenous to all parts of Fiji except the island of Rotuma. The original settlers are now called "Lapita people" after a distinctive pottery produced locally. Lapita pottery was found in the area from 800 BC onward. '''Fijian people''' are the major indigenous people of the Fiji Islands (Fiji), and live in an area informally called Melanesia. The Fijian people are believed to have arrived in Fiji from western Melanesia approximately 3,500 years ago, though the exact origins of the Fijian people are unknown. Later they would move onward to other surrounding islands including Rotuma,as well as blending with other (Polynesian) settlers on Tonga and Samoa. They are indigenous to all parts of Fiji except the island of Rotuma. The original settlers are now called "Lapita people" after a distinctive pottery produced locally. Lapita pottery was found in the area from 800 BC onward. Fiji's Parliament is bicameral. The House of Representatives (House of Representatives (Fiji)) has 71 members. 25 of these are elected by universal suffrage. The remaining 46 are reserved for Fiji's ethnic communities and are elected from communal electoral rolls: 23 Fijians (Fijian people), 19 Indo-Fijians, 1 Rotuman, and 3 "General electors (General Electors (Fiji))" (Europeans, Chinese, and other minorities (minority group)). The upper chamber of the parliament, the Senate (Senate (Fiji)), has 32 members, formally appointed by the President (List of Presidents of Fiji) on the nomination of the Great Council of Chiefs (Great Council of Chiefs (Fiji)) (14), the Prime Minister (List of Prime Ministers of Fiji) (9), the Leader of the Opposition (Leader of the Opposition (Fiji)) (8), and the Rotuman Islands Council (1). The Senate is less powerful than the House of Representatives; the Senate may not initiate legislation, but it may reject or amend it. Fiji is divided administratively into four division (division (subnational entity))s, which are further subdivided into fourteen provinces; the self-governing island http: en.wikisource.org wiki Rotuma_Act http: www.itc.gov.fj lawnet fiji_act inter_act_list.html http: books.google.com books?id B9Qww9fVkGIC&pg PA239&lpg PA239&dq rotuma+free+association&source bl&ots yyE_6WYTgQ&sig 3SMYyQfkQjvX_1i8WK5wqfY9LPA&hl en&ei bIE3TPWxF8G88gaD2OSmBg&sa X&oi book_result&ct result&resnum 1&ved 0CBIQ6AEwAA#v onepage&q rotuma%20free%20association&f false of Rotuma and its dependencies lie outside any of the four divisions. Each division is headed by a ''Commissioner,'' appointed by the Fijian government. The divisions are basically agglomerations of provinces and have few administrative functions of their own, but serve to foster cooperation among the member provinces for providing services. Each province has a ''provincial council'' which may make bylaws and impose rates (local taxes), subject to the approval of the Fijian Affairs Board, a government department. The board must also approve the appointment of the ''Roko Tui,'' or executive head of the provincial council, who is usually a high chief (Ratu), although in recent years, commoners have sometimes been chosen. left thumb Map of the divisions of Fiji. (Image:Fiji divisions named.png) Additionally, the island of Rotuma, north of the main archipelago, is self-governing according to the Rotuma Act promulgated in 1927. The Fiji government includes it in the Eastern Division for statistical purposes (such as the census), but it has its own council (Council of Rotuma) which is empowered to legislate on most local matters. Like a province, Rotuma chooses (through its council) 3 members of the Great Council of Chiefs and 1 Senator. :''see also'': Constituencies of Fiji (House_of_Representatives_(Fiji)#Open_Electorates) In Fiji, prior to the December 2006 military coup (2006 Fijian coup d'état), elections were held under the 1997 Constitution (Constitution of Fiji), which allotted 46 of the House of Representatives (House of Representatives of Fiji)' 71 seats on an ethnic basis. 23 were reserved for the indigenous majority, 19 for Indo-Fijians, 1 for Rotumans, and 3 for members of all other ethnic minorities. There was a strong tendency towards voting on ethnic lines. Thus, in the 1999 general election (Fijian general election, 1999), although the indigenous seats were split between several parties, all 19 Indo-Fijian seats were won by the Fiji Labour Party - which won none of the indigenous seats. In the 2001 general election (Fijian general election, 2001), the conservative indigenous nationalist Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua party won 18 of the indigenous seats, with the other 5 going to the ultra-nationalist Conservative Alliance (Conservative Alliance (Fiji)) - which later merged into the SDL. All 19 "Indian" seats were retained by the Labour Party. In the 2006 general election (Fijian general election, 2006), all Indo-Fijian seats remained safely Labour, while the SDL won all 23 indigenous seats. Among other minorities, only the communal seat of West Central (West Central (General Electors Communal Constituency, Fiji)) was a safe seat for the ethnic United Peoples Party (United Peoples Party (Fiji)). "Elections 1999 Results Summary", Fiji Elections Office "2001 election: summary by open seats and type of communal seats", iji Elections Office "2006 election: Fijian communal constituencies" "2006 election: Indian communal constituencies" From England to the South Seas After attending school at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, Hocart matriculated at Exeter College (Exeter College, Oxford), Oxford (Oxford University) in 1902. He graduated with honors in "Greats (Literae Humaniores)", a degree combining Latin, Greek, ancient history, and philosophy. After his graduation in 1906 he spent two years studying psychology and phenomenology (Phenomenology (philosophy)) at the University of Berlin. With this broad and idiosyncratic training in hand, he was picked by W.H.R. Rivers to accompany him on the Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Solomon Islands in 1908. Their ethnographic work on 'Eddystone Island' (today known by its local name of Simbo) and in nearby Roviana, stands as one of the first modern anthropological field projects, and was the inspiration behind sections of Pat Barker's novel ''The Ghost Road''. Some of the data from the expedition appeared in Rivers' ''History of Melanesian Society'' in 1914, but most of their work did not make it into print until 1922, when Hocart began to publish a series of articles describing the core material. Immediately after his fieldwork in the Solomon Islands, Hocart travelled further east to Fiji, where he became the headmaster of Lakeba School, on the island of Lakeba in the Lau archipelago (Lau Islands). At the same time, he maintained a research affiliation with Oxford and traveled widely through western Polynesia, conducting research in Fiji, Rotuma, Wallis Island (Wallis and Futuna), Samoa, and Tonga. The result was roughly six years of ethnographic fieldwork that formed the basis for Hocart's reputation today as one of the most important early ethnographers of Oceania. **Nausori - Nausori International Airport '''(Base)''' **Rotuma - Rotuma Airport **Savusavu - Savusavu Airport *Nadi - Nadi International Airport '''Main hub''' *Rotuma - Rotuma Airport *Savusavu - Savusavu Airport Ah Koy's first foray into politics was in 1966, when he stood unsuccessfully as an independent candidate. In the early 1980s, he became manager of a family investment company owned by the then-Prime Minister (List of Prime Ministers of Fiji) Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara (Kamisese Mara), and was subsequently selected by Mara's political party (List of political parties in Fiji), the Fijian Alliance, as a candidate for one of eight seats then reserved for General Electors (General Electors (Fiji)) in the House of Representatives (House of Representatives (Fiji)) in the parliamentary election (Fiji election of 1982) of 1982. In 1991–1993, he led a legal challenge to the law requiring all multiracial people to register on the General Electors' (General Electors (Fiji)) roll, which enrolls all Fijian citizens who are neither indigenous (Fijian people) nor of Indian (Indo-Fijian) or Rotuman ancestry. The court ruled that as he was registered in the Native Land Register (Native Land Register (Fiji)) (''Vola ni Kawa Bula'', or VKB, in Fijian (Fijian language)), he was entitled to be registered as a Fijian. He subsequently succeeded getting the law amended to give multiracial people the option of registering on either the General Electors' roll or on an ethnic role (Fijian, Indo-Fijian, or Rotuman) on which any of their ancestors would have been entitled to enroll. This change was later written into the Constitution (Constitution of Fiji), and allowed Ah Koy to stand for election from an ethnic Fijian communal constituency. (All seats in the House of Representatives were communal prior to 1999, and 46 of the 71 seats are still communal, elected from closed ethnic roles of voters registered as Fijians, Indo-Fijians, Rotumans, or General Electors). Origins The party was founded in 1990 as the political vehicle of the Great Council of Chiefs (Great Council of Chiefs (Fiji)), with the declared goal of uniting all indigenous Fijians (Fijian people). A new constitution (Constitution of Fiji) promulgated in 1990, following two military coups (Fiji coups of 1987) in 1987, abolished the "national (National Constituencies (Fiji))" parliamentary seats elected by universal suffrage (which had comprised almost half the House of Representatives); all members henceforth were to be elected by enrolled voters on "communal" electoral roles (Communal Constituencies (Fiji)) that were limited to specific ethnic communities, each of which had an allocated number of seats in the House (37 indigenous Fijians (Fijian people), 27 Indo-Fijians, 1 Rotuman, and 5 General Electors (General Electors (Fiji)) (Europeans, Chinese, Banaban Islanders (Banaba Island), and other minorities). The end to multiracial voting resulted in a trend towards intracommunal politics, and multiracial parties like the old Fijian Alliance of longtime Prime Minister (List of Prime Ministers of Fiji) Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara (Kamisese Mara) were therefore dissolved and replaced by parties representing principally a single ethnic group. *Fiji: **during the October–December 1987 secession agitation on one island, known as the Republic of Rotuma, led by Henry Gibson (remained in New Zealand), his style was ''Gagaj Sau Lagfatmaro'', rendered as Paramount chief or King of the Molmahao Clan. NB: This title was not recognised by the Rotuma Island Council as the titles Gagaja and Sau have never been used together. The closest thing to a paramount chief is the position of Fakpure, currently belonging to the district chief (gagaj 'es itu'u) of Noa'tau. **the British Sovereign (Monarchy of the United Kingdom) remains recognized as "Paramount Chief (Paramount_Chief_of_Fiji#Current_position)", even since the country became a republic on 7 October 1987; however, this is not an office of state Daniel Fatiaki is a Roman Catholic (Roman Catholic Church in Fiji) and a native of Rotuma, a Fijian Dependency (Local government of Fiji) which enjoys a measure of autonomy but is otherwise integrated into Fiji politically and economically despite its cultural divergence (Rotumans are Polynesian, unlike ethnic Fijians (Fijian people), who are predominantly of Melanesian stock). He is the first Rotuman to be appointed to the bench in Fiji, and his appointment as Chief Justice resulted in great public rejoicing on the island. He is married to Martha (Martha Fatiaki) and has 4 sons. He was made a Companion of the Order of Fiji (Order of Fiji), together with Vijay Singh, in 2004. '''Rotuman''', also referred to as ''Rotunan'', ''Rutuman'' or ''Fäeag Rotuma'', is an Austronesian language (Austronesian languages) spoken by the indigenous people of the South Pacific (Oceania) island group of Rotuma, an island with a Polynesian (Polynesian culture)-influenced culture that was incorporated as a dependency into the Colony of Fiji in 1881. Classification of Rotuman is difficult due to the large number of loan words from Samoan (Samoan language) and Tongan (Tongan language), as a result of much cultural exchange over the history of the Pacific. Linguist Andrew Pawley groups the language with the West Fijian languages in a West Fijian – Rotuman branch of the Central Pacific sub-group of Oceanic languages.
shopping centres. phone +86(0412)5520888 tollfree fax +86(0412)5549999 hours price checkin checkout content This five star hotel has 328 rooms and 515 beds. Renmen Park, behind the hotel, is a hive of activity in the evenings with people dancing, exercising and practising Taichi. Several "doctors" set up benches here where, from ¥15, you can have a massage. *
of the cars were borrowed from members of the Tucker Automobile Club of America and were extensively used as both "set dressing" and in starring roles. The production is notable as the first film to have audio mixing (audio mixing (film and television)) work done at Lucas's Skywalker Ranch. Pasquariello, Nick "Sound design for a dreamer." ''filmsound.org''. Retrieved on May 29, 2009. ref>
, it is the lingering aftertaste that marks Ganghu tea . Drinking Ganghu tea is a process of aesthetics rather than a solution to thirst. At the local teahouse, tea service is often accompanied by Chaozhou music. String music (Chaozhou xianshi), gong and drum music and the ancient music of set flutes are the traditional forms of Chaozhou music. Chaozhou string music is made up of mostly plucked and bowed
of the new musical "Soviet Zion" set in Birobidzhan * Birobidzhan: Dream of a Jewish Homeland That Never Came True by Eve-Maria Stolberg (Russian Archipelago) *A 1939 Soviet pamphlet about the JAO * Meeting of the Frontiers: The Birobidzhan Album (1920's-1930's photographs of Birobidzhan
line lights. The '''K set''' is a class of electric multiple unit operated by CityRail in Sydney & Newcastle (Newcastle, New South Wales), New South Wales, Australia. Like the L, R & S sets, the K set is a stainless steel double deck train. The "K" set introduced many new features to the suburban fleet prior to the introduction of the Tangara (CityRail T & G sets) such as air conditioning and headlights. To accommodate the air conditioning
and are not air-conditioned. The "L," "R" or "S" set designation is dependent on the number of carriages in a set, L sets being three cars in length, R sets being six cars in length, and S sets being four cars in length (usually paired to form eight car trains). The first A set (CityRail A set) was introduced in July 2011 - eventually all R and S sets will be replaced by A sets. L set services will be filled by existing four car rollingstock. From March 2012 until December 2015, it is anticipated that Railcorp will be asking for expressions of interests from Australia and overseas to purchase the 320 to 550 carriages. Railcorp selling off L, R and S Set train carriages The R sets are six car sets which usually consist of three motor and three trailer cars. However, a number of R sets run with four motors and two trailers due to the shortage of trailers as a result of the withdrawal of the Tulloch trailers. These four motor R sets are colloquially known as "Pocket Rockets" or "Super Six" sets. These sets operate on all CityRail suburban lines except the Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line and the Carlingford line (Carlingford railway line). R13 to R26 are maintained at the Flemington Maintenance Depot and operate on Sector 2, and R31 to R44 (with R41 and R43 being only four cars long and paired with "S" set) at the Hornsby maintenance depot and operate on Sector 3. A minority of R set Comeng motor cars are also fitted with driving headlights. R Sets are starting to be formed into S Sets with the roll-out of A Sets and some are moving from sectors The '''Endeavour railcar''' is a class of Diesel multiple unit operated by CityRail in New South Wales, Australia. Built by Adtranz, they were designed to replace some of the ageing 620 & 720 railcars from 1994. The Endeavours were built in conjunction with the CountryLink Xplorer. This means the two types of trains are very similar, the basic design was adjusted to be suitable for relatively short journeys in the Endeavours and for long distance journeys in the Xplorers. '''Mortdale railway station''' is located on the CityRail Illawarra line (Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra railway line) in the southern Sydney suburb of Mortdale (Mortdale, New South Wales). It serves a primarily residential area and nearby commercial and light industrial area. The station opened in 1897 and moved to its present location in 1922. Mortdale station NSWrail.net, accessed 12 October 2010. It consists of an island platform with entry via an overpass at the southern end. Two sets of points (Railroad switch) at the northern end of the station allow trains to terminate on either platform and to access the Mortdale maintenance depot at the southern end of the station. The tracks through Mortdale are signalled for bi-directional operation but this is only used in emergency settings. '''Emu Plains railway station''' is located in the western Sydney suburb of Emu Plains (Emu Plains, New South Wales) and also serves the surrounding suburbs of Emu Heights and Leonay. With two side platforms, it is located on the Western (Western railway line, Sydney) and Blue Mountains (Blue Mountains railway line) lines of the CityRail network. It is the terminus of the main branch of the Western line, though many trains terminate at the previous station of Penrith (Penrith railway station, Sydney). Two sets of points (Railroad switch) at the eastern end of the station allow 'down (Railways in Sydney#Terminology)' trains (heading away from Sydney) to terminate at either platform and return to the city. '''Dungog''' railway station is a railway station on the North Coast Line (North Coast railway line, New South Wales) branch of CityRail's Hunter Line (Hunter railway line) in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Dungog (Dungog, New South Wales). The station opened on 11 August 1911. Bozier, Rolfe, ''"NSWRail.net: Dungog Railway Station"''. Accessed 31 May 2008. To access the station you have to cross over the tracks. There is disabled access to the platforms. There are two platforms and three lines. Platforms and services Dungog is the terminating point of CityRail's diesel Hunter Line (Hunter railway line) services, and is a stopping point for Countrylink XPT (XPT (Train)) passenger trains. There are five local services run to Newcastle (Newcastle railway station, New South Wales) on weekdays (fewer on weekends). Countrylink services include three XPT services to Sydney (Central Railway Station, Sydney) each day, one XPT to Casino (Casino, New South Wales) (the former train to Murwillumbah), one to Grafton (Grafton, New South Wales), and one to Brisbane (Roma Street). '''Seven Hills''' is a railway station on the Western line (Western railway line, Sydney) of Sydney's (Sydney) CityRail network. It serves a well established residential area. It has four tracks with two island platforms, each of which serves trains travelling in the one direction (i.e. platforms 1 and 2 serve 'Up (Railways in Sydney#Terminology)' trains and platforms 3 and 4 serve 'Down (Railways in Sydney#Terminology)' trains). Immediately west of Seven Hills, the Richmond Line (Richmond railway line) tracks begin with a flyover of the 'Down Richmond' track over the two 'Up' tracks. The '''Blue Mountains Line''' is a section of the Main Western railway line (Main Western railway line, New South Wales) in New South Wales, Australia. The line is part of the 'inter-urban' region of CityRail, the operator of urban passenger services in New South Wales. It serves the Blue Mountains (Blue Mountains (New South Wales)) region to the west of Sydney, including its primary centre of Katoomba (Katoomba, New South Wales), and as far west as Lithgow (Lithgow, New South Wales) on the western foothills of the mountains. The line is also traversed by CountryLink and Indian Pacific services as part of longer journeys to far-western New South Wales and interstate, respectively. '''Sutherland railway station''' is located on the Illawarra Line (Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra railway line) of the CityRail network, servicing the Sydney suburb of Sutherland (Sutherland, New South Wales). It is the junction point between the Illawarra line and the Cronulla branch (Cronulla railway line), with services continuing both along the mainline to Waterfall (Waterfall railway station, Sydney), and along the branch to the coastal suburb of Cronulla (Cronulla railway station). Sutherland also serves as a stop for South Coast Line (South Coast railway line, New South Wales) services. The station consists of three platforms with ticket offices on an overhead concourse at the northern end. Stairs connect the overhead concourse to all platforms, a lift connects the overhead concourse to the island platforms 2 and 3 and level access to platform 1 is provided from the street on the western side of the station. An underpass connects platform 1 with the bus interchange on the western side of the station.Sutherland station now has an underground. '''North Wollongong''' is a railway station on the South Coast Line (South Coast railway line, New South Wales) of the CityRail outer suburban network, serving the suburb of North Wollongong (North Wollongong, New South Wales). The station consists of two side platforms. It receives, on average, two services per hour on weekdays (with more services during peak hours) and one per hour on weekends. '''Wollongong Station''' is a railway station on the South Coast Line (South Coast railway line, New South Wales) of the CityRail outer suburban network, serving the central business district of the Illawarra region's major centre of Wollongong (Wollongong, New South Wales). '''Woolooware railway station''' is the penultimate station on the Cronulla branch (Cronulla railway line) of CityRail's Illawarra Line (Illawarra railway line, Sydney). The station opened with the line in 1939 as a single platform. On 6 May 1990, 3801 was involved in the Cowan rail disaster. '''North Warnervale''' is a proposed all stops station on the Newcastle and Central Coast (Newcastle and Central Coast railway line, New South Wales) intercity line of the CityRail network in New South Wales, Australia. It will serve the new town centre of Northern Warnervale (Warnervale, New South Wales) (Woongarrah (Woongarrah, New South Wales)). The plans were put forward to council in March 2006 but no construction has begun as yet. The notable information from the above nominated pages are in the CityRail article, thus all pages are redundant. So '''Delete All''' --Arnzy (User:Arnzy) (Talk (User talk:Arnzy)) 02:00, 25 April 2006 (UTC) *'''Delete''' as per nom. redundant duplication.Bridesmill (User:Bridesmill) 02:57, 25 April 2006 (UTC) *'''Comment''' - With great respect to everyone, I wish Americans and Canadians would keep out of debates like this. I don't think you guys know much about CityRail (if you do I am very sorry), but I wouldn't just jump on US and Canadian votes and randomly vote for their deletion for reasons that I may not know anything about. Anyway, the train types which the Sectors determine are listed on CityRail's webpage and the sectors are not obscure as people have suggested. However, I will agree that the five articles don't warrant their own page each - one page will suffice when the CityRail article is improved and that information doesn't need to be on the front page. I have merged all the information in the articles onto the front page so you are now welcome to delete them. ::That's a '''Delete all''' from me. (JROBBO (User:JROBBO) 13:17, 25 April 2006 (UTC)) Design origins The VLocity is an evolution Rail Technical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, July 2007 Newsletter, page 6, http: rtsa.com.au assets 2008 03 rtsa-sa-nl-jul-2007.pdf, accessed 8th February 2011 of the Xplorer (CountryLink Xplorer) Endeavour (CityRail Endeavour railcar) railcars built by ABB Transportation (now Bombardier Transportation) for CountryLink and CityRail, respectively, in New South Wales, themselves being derivatives of Transwa Australind railcars. National Express Group specified the NSW design as part of its bid to operate V Line under the public transport privatisation scheme of the Kennett (Jeff Kennett) government in the late 1990s. The train was originally known as a '''V Locity''' (with the slash character). * GG20B (Railpower GG20B) ''Green Goat'' hybrid shunting locomotive with Railpower Technologies. * CityRail Tangara (CityRail T and G sets) EMU * CityRail Hunter Railcar (CityRail Hunter railcar) DMU * CityRail Tangara (CityRail T and G sets) EMU * CityRail Hunter Railcar (CityRail Hunter railcar) DMU