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

#2431 Post by Port Adelaide Fan » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:32 pm

The State Government has again delayed the return of the Tonsley train service for the third consecutive month

THE State Government is saying the Tonsley train service will “resume next month”, for the third month in a row.

Services are now expected to resume mid-May after a closure spanning almost two and a half years.

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Re: Tonsley line - Reopens

#2433 Post by muzzamo » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:24 pm

Any photos of the Clovelly park n ride?

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Re: Tonsley line - Reopens

#2434 Post by Aidan » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:26 pm

Port Adelaide Fan wrote:
Rather disappointing timetable: 2tph peak, 1tph offpeak, and no service at all on the weekend.
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Re: Tonsley line - Reopens

#2435 Post by crawf » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:55 pm

Aidan wrote:
Port Adelaide Fan wrote:
Rather disappointing timetable: 2tph peak, 1tph offpeak, and no service at all on the weekend.
What was the point of spending money upgrading and electrifying the line then?

That is pathetic.

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Re: Tonsley line - Reopens

#2436 Post by muzzamo » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:30 pm

What they should be telling people is that there currently isn't enough rolling stock to support a higher frequency timetable, but more trains are being delivered soon.

I went and checked out the Clovelly Park n Ride today. It is *huge*, 600 spaces. Its separate to the tafe car park too. On sturt road there is digital signage saying how many spaces are left.

With 600 spaces in the park and ride its clear that they intend to service the line with better frequencies.

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Re: Tonsley line - Reopens

#2437 Post by PeFe » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:39 pm

Too many negative comments above ! Thank you Adelaide Now readers......
This (surely) is merely stage 1 of a larger plan.
When Adelaide Metro receives more electric trains then perhaps the Tonsley line can become an all-stopper into the city, allowing Seaford trains to all be express.
Then maybe frequencies and weekend service can be increased...
Then an extension to Flinders University with a decent bus interchange in the Sturt triangle, terminating some southern suburbs bus routes here instead of clogging up South Rd.
Adelaide public transport improvements.....one small step at a time......the money has run out...we will just have to be smarter in the future.

Ps.Mods...please delete this thread and move the posts to the 'Upgrade and Electrification of the Adelaide Suburban Network" where they should have been posted in the first place.

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Re: Tonsley line - Reopens

#2438 Post by Waewick » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:54 pm

I read it is to be a park and ride so obviously services will ramp up

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

#2439 Post by Aidan » Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:07 pm

muzzamo wrote:What they should be telling people is that there currently isn't enough rolling stock to support a higher frequency timetable, but more trains are being delivered soon.
If there are enough trains for a 30 minute peak frequency, how can lack of trains be the reason the off peak service is only hourly?
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Re: U/C: Electrification & Upgrade of the Adelaide Rail Netw

#2440 Post by muzzamo » Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:22 pm

Aidan wrote:
muzzamo wrote:What they should be telling people is that there currently isn't enough rolling stock to support a higher frequency timetable, but more trains are being delivered soon.
If there are enough trains for a 30 minute peak frequency, how can lack of trains be the reason the off peak service is only hourly?
Good point :-)

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

#2441 Post by Norman » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:57 pm

The problem is lack of government funds for operational purposes. Extra services are due to be funded by the city car park tax I believe.

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

#2442 Post by fabricator » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:52 am

Norman wrote:The problem is lack of government funds for operational purposes. Extra services are due to be funded by the city car park tax I believe.
Seems like a fair deal, the amount of car parks in the Adelaide CBD is entirely excessive, no other state has such a large percentage of the city as multi-story carparks. Guess where the uber rich Adelaide City Council gets most of it's money from ? Yup they own most of the car parks.
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Re: U/C: Electrification & Upgrade of the Adelaide Rail Netw

#2443 Post by Aidan » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:13 am

fabricator wrote:
Norman wrote:The problem is lack of government funds for operational purposes. Extra services are due to be funded by the city car park tax I believe.
Seems like a fair deal, the amount of car parks in the Adelaide CBD is entirely excessive, no other state has such a large percentage of the city as multi-story carparks.
Probably because all the other mainland state capitals have much better train services.
Guess where the uber rich Adelaide City Council gets most of it's money from ?
Rates?
Yup they own most of the car parks.
The car parks they own charge by the hour, so have quite a high turnover. Commuters are more likely to use the private car parks.
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Re: U/C: Electrification & Upgrade of the Adelaide Rail Netw

#2444 Post by EBG » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:17 pm

When they ordered the new electric trains they ordered enough both for the Seaford line and the Gawler line, then they were trying to reduce the order because the Gawler line electrification was not going ahead, now they claim they don't have enough ???

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

#2445 Post by Tonsley213 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:31 pm

They don't have enough at the moment

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