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by PD2/20
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4637
Views: 805161

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Looks like the "Noarlunga Freeway" would have followed Adams Road at Trott Park and Morphett Road at Seacombe and then followed the alignment in the image onto the Tonsley line. Also is there a reason why Morphett, Adams and Panalatinga Roads seem to follow the same alignment but don't join up? Man...
by PD2/20
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Hove Level Crossing Removal | $171m
Replies: 51
Views: 11242

[PRO] Re: Hove Level Crossing Removal | $171m

At Oaklands it was possible to excavate the new trench and construct the station and much of the new track by making use of the extensive car park to the south while allowing the rail service to continue operation on the old line. At Hove the rail corridor is bordered by either roadways or resident...
by PD2/20
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Hove Level Crossing Removal | $171m
Replies: 51
Views: 11242

[PRO] Re: Hove Level Crossing Removal | $171m

I've heard from a pretty good source that this will be built as a rail underpass similar to the Oaklands Crossing. This hasn't been locked in 100% but is almost certain. I'm hoping to see a near-identical design to Oaklands. It would tie them both in as Seaford Line stations and as part of the wide...
by PD2/20
Mon May 25, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m
Replies: 110
Views: 22768

[PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

Work has started. I guess its utilities relocations or some other preparatory works. I had a look in the vicinity today. An electrification mast footing has been cast right next to the boom gate on the south side of the crossing. In the triangle of land immediately to SE of the level crossing, ther...
by PD2/20
Fri May 22, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4637
Views: 805161

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Yes, but I think you're forgetting the cost of doing that, with only one line operating diesel train services, there will be an increase in the cost of upkeep for those locomotives. Unless these trains are used for a renewed Barossa service which would justify having the facilities to maintain such...
by PD2/20
Fri May 22, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4637
Views: 805161

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Flipping it around, taking plans like a CBD underground seriously would force things like the electrification of the network. Yes, but let's look at this realistically, we can't afford for both to happen concurrently, nor can we afford for one to happen immediately before the other. The price tag o...
by PD2/20
Wed May 20, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4637
Views: 805161

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Looking at the rolling stock in that example, would 20x Flexity 2 trams have the capacity of 12-15x Bombardier train sets to get a ship load of tourists in and out of Outer Harbor when a cruise arrives (I expect they will eventually restart operations)? Infrastructure needs to be built for the surg...
by PD2/20
Wed May 20, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4637
Views: 805161

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

That's what I'd expect, but I recall a post here saying that the bridge was too low for electrics to pass under. I did wonder about this claim about clearance under the Park Terrace overpass. The overpass dates from the 1990's quite a few years after the Emerson overpass, where the Seaford electrif...
by PD2/20
Wed May 20, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4637
Views: 805161

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Here comes my guestimate of the costs of heavy rail or light rail conversion of the Outer Harbor/Grange line. All costs are guestimates from other heavy/light rail projects. Heavy Rail $615 million, cost of electrification, based on Gawler costs $175 million, cost of 15 new electric Bombardier trai...
by PD2/20
Wed May 20, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4637
Views: 805161

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The experience of a loop in Melbourne has not been all good. Multiple lines converging on a single loop creates major scheduling problems in peak hour, as one train running late, and missing its "slot" has a knock on effect to the whole system. Melbourne is now avoiding this mistake with their new ...
by PD2/20
Fri May 15, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4637
Views: 805161

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

At least the new 25KV electrification is far superior of that in Sydney and Melbourne that run 15KV systems. Which counts for little, when the trains are run at half their design speed. The rolling stock design speed is not the only factor that determines the operating speed of trains. Signalling, ...
by PD2/20
Fri May 15, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4637
Views: 805161

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

To think Melbourne electrified its rail network in 1904! Not quite. Electric services started on most lines in 1919-1923. https://prov.vic.gov.au/about-us/our-blog/railway-network-electrification At least the new 25KV electrification is far superior of that in Sydney and Melbourne that run 15KV sys...
by PD2/20
Mon May 04, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4637
Views: 805161

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

would be interested if they are the same design as on the Seaford line From what iv'e seen, yes they are The majority of masts on the Seaford line are concrete. The same concrete masts were also installed in 2012 between Salisbury and Evanston. Steel masts were only used where required on the Seafo...
by PD2/20
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 127
Views: 28814

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

I hope the Flinders extension is built properly especially the viaduct as the project is built by Gateway South whom is responsible for failures with the Darlington project. The Flinders Link didnt even go through the proper tender process it was handed to Gateway South. Has a report on what went w...
by PD2/20
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4637
Views: 805161

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

A media release https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/657458/DPTI_Media_Release_-_Gawler_rail_line_closures_to_be_extended.pdf has been posted by DPTI on the Gawler electrification project website with details of further line closures. These comprise: late weeknight closure Adelaide...