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Re: U/C: Electrification & Upgrade of the Adelaide Rail Netw

#2041 Post by Milkomeda » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:17 pm

metro wrote:Good to see the first new train will be arriving soon!

and the Belair line is still not open. How is it that in 7 months with no trains and stuff-all track work that they are having signalling issues when they had all that time? :roll:
To be fair they had to wait for construction of the underpass to be finished before they could even lay signals through. Its debatable if the underpass works could've been done quicker but weather played a bit of a role in it but I'll admit AdMet screwed up in trying to rush the line reopening after the construction works were complete they didn't allow enough time for signals to be installed fully and the line tested

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Re: U/C: Electrification & Upgrade of the Adelaide Rail Netw

#2042 Post by jk1237 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:41 pm

metro wrote:Good to see the first new train will be arriving soon!

and the Belair line is still not open. How is it that in 7 months with no trains and stuff-all track work that they are having signalling issues when they had all that time? :roll:
it is quite amazing how long we are closing train lines for, Im really over it. Now I guess we will have to go through years of testing of the new electric trains too, plus 8 months of testing to see if trains can fit down the tunnels of the Goodwood underpass. Yesterday I rode my bike along the Torrens to Bowden and while going over the weir I noticed a Gawler train crawling at about 5km/hour on what I thought was brand new tracks, so I guess that speed restriction will be inplace for another 7 years. Yes Im being cynical, but when you go interstate and overseas its quite amazing that trains go as fast as they can from station to station, feels almost strange.

Rode past the showgrounds farmers markets on Sun, about 11am. There were lots of traffic security and sign holders blocking the leader St level crossing because a speeding 4car jumbo zoomed through the crossing despite the the boom gates not coming all the way down until the last carriage went through, so I guess this is maybe where the signal issues are

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Re: U/C: Electrification & Upgrade of the Adelaide Rail Netw

#2043 Post by ml69 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:03 pm

Although max speed of the electric trains is 110 kmh, what will be the operational max speed of our electric trains?

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Re: U/C: Electrification & Upgrade of the Adelaide Rail Netw

#2044 Post by rev » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:20 pm

jk1237 wrote:
metro wrote:Good to see the first new train will be arriving soon!

and the Belair line is still not open. How is it that in 7 months with no trains and stuff-all track work that they are having signalling issues when they had all that time? :roll:
it is quite amazing how long we are closing train lines for, Im really over it. Now I guess we will have to go through years of testing of the new electric trains too, plus 8 months of testing to see if trains can fit down the tunnels of the Goodwood underpass. Yesterday I rode my bike along the Torrens to Bowden and while going over the weir I noticed a Gawler train crawling at about 5km/hour on what I thought was brand new tracks, so I guess that speed restriction will be inplace for another 7 years. Yes Im being cynical, but when you go interstate and overseas its quite amazing that trains go as fast as they can from station to station, feels almost strange.

Rode past the showgrounds farmers markets on Sun, about 11am. There were lots of traffic security and sign holders blocking the leader St level crossing because a speeding 4car jumbo zoomed through the crossing despite the the boom gates not coming all the way down until the last carriage went through, so I guess this is maybe where the signal issues are
If only it was public knowledge why some of the things happen the way they do :hilarious:
There's one 'issue' in particular which was a hot topic on here for a while when it happened. I've said enough. :wink:

What makes you think it's going to take years of testing btw?

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Re: U/C: Electrification & Upgrade of the Adelaide Rail Netw

#2048 Post by 85trainfan » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:08 pm

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Re: U/C: Electrification & Upgrade of the Adelaide Rail Netw

#2049 Post by HeapsGood » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:43 am

Are they renaming the Noarlunga line to the Seaford line?
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Re: U/C: Electrification & Upgrade of the Adelaide Rail Netw

#2050 Post by Norman » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:56 am

HeapsGood wrote:Are they renaming the Noarlunga line to the Seaford line?
Yes

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Re: U/C: Electrification & Upgrade of the Adelaide Rail Netw

#2051 Post by HeapsGood » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:54 am

I suppose they will rename it to the Aldinga line when that rail extension finally occurs...
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Re: U/C: Electrification & Upgrade of the Adelaide Rail Netw

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Re: U/C: Electrification & Upgrade of the Adelaide Rail Netw

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