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by English Electric
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4178
Views: 609848

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

What I'm curious about is how the project will deal with the freight line (alongside the Gawler line all the way to Salisbury). They seemed to manage to electrify the section of the Seaford line directly adjacent to the standard gauge around Gaol Loop/ Mile End and Keswick/Goodwood areas without to...
by English Electric
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4178
Views: 609848

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Here's a question for any commuters on the Gawler line who like to look out of the window..... Is there evidence of any preparations "on the ground" for the electrification? You'd expect by now there would be visible activity around surveying, setting out and pouring concrete foundations for cantile...
by English Electric
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1233
Views: 182695

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

Rundle/East intersection had major issues with fitting the amount of pedestrian traffic during events like Fringe. Hundreds at a time were trying to squeeze on the island and would spill well in to the roads surrounding it in every direction. At intersections like that with such large volumes of fo...
by English Electric
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1233
Views: 182695

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

Here's a question about "Turn Left With Care" slip lanes on arterial roads. Is there now a policy to eliminate this type of slip lane whenever intersections are re-modelled or re-constructed? I saw this happened when intersections on Rundle Road, East Terrace and Pirie St / Hutt St were modified dur...
by English Electric
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1233
Views: 182695

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

Presumably the simpler and cheaper alternative is to discourage drivers from using Rosetta Street as a north-south cut-through. It is after all a residential street with no immediate access to major north-south routes at either end. David Terrace and South Road should ideally carry all but local ac...
by English Electric
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 631891

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

York Civil, the S.A. construction company which is in a Joint Venture with Downer EDI Works for the North Terrace tram extension, has just announced it is going into voluntary administration. York are also involved in the Torrens to Torrens project on South Road. https://indaily.com.au/news/business...
by English Electric
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 631891

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Just before 9.00am Friday, a correspondent on ABC Radio Adelaide (I'm not sure who was speaking - it was a journalist, not a project spokesperson) said the signalling problem has been traced to reo bars installed in the mass concrete at the new junction. Apparently the bars should have been cut duri...
by English Electric
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 631891

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Just to be clear - in light of recent posts about whether or not scissors crossovers need signals - the fault causing the most recent delay to opening the extensions was in the control of the North Terrace / King William St junction. According to this ABC report a regular tram in public service was ...
by English Electric
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 631891

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Looks like there's an odd tram that occasionally does the full Glenelg <-> Ent Centre route. Not sure what the point is of throwing those in the mix other than to add confusion. And speaking of confusion, whoever did the timetable needs a slap on the back of the head. They've combined all the route...
by English Electric
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 631891

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

New tram timetable for 29 July onwards is now on the Adelaide Metro website. New tram stop names are: Festival Plaza Art Gallery University Botanic Gardens * Normal Mon-Fri services are: - Glenelg / RAH (old West Terrace) - every 10 mins - Botanic Gardens / Entertainment Centre - every 10 mins (No t...
by English Electric
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 631891

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

https://www.facebook.com/9NewsAdelaide/videos/1873977459572881/ Following the media reports on 20 June about the risk of electric shocks from live metal balustrades, am I the only one who went away assuming this problem involved most, if not all of the new railings at all of the new stops? In fact,...
by English Electric
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 631891

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

The big thing slowing down the Glenelg tram is stop spacing. Stops are about 400 m apart, similar to bus stops. ...... On the central part of the "main line" (Forestville to Plympton Park) there are 8 stops in 3.6km, meaning around 515m between stops on average, which I think is OK for the Glenelg ...
by English Electric
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 631891

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Um... how exactly would platform balustrading conduct electricity from catenary wires except in the most extreme of circumstances? I suspect the risk of "live" fixtures & fittings at tram stops is due to possible stray current arising from the traction current returning to earth when a tram is unde...
by English Electric
Tue May 29, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 631891

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Has anyone seen the two "new" Citadis 207 & 209 out and about yet?

While I don't go out of my way to look out for particular trams, I have seen 208 in service a good few times but never noticed 207 or 209 yet.
by English Electric
Sun May 06, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 631891

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

.......... Note that the Riverside stop is not even close to finished. I have to say that building the tram stops has been extremely slow. Four months and not finished. At this rate, maybe the North Terrace section will be opened by the end of May, but unless someone puts a rocket up the contractor...