News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

#4126 Post by Spotto » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:57 pm

Patrick_27 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:08 pm
The tram extension down North Terrace might have been a total mess and financial blunder, some could say the same about the Entertainment Centre extension. Gawler electrification might only be happening now after a decade since it was first announced. But you know what? At-least Labor tried.
Not to crap on Labor’s other transport developments but I don’t think the North Terrace tram extension is the best example. Irrespective of the problems and delays it encountered, it was given the go-ahead purely to be a ribbon-cutting drawcard immediately before the election. Mighty convenient that it was originally planned to open a mere 2 months before the election...

Labor obviously cares more about public transport than the Libs, but if they actually cared about the North Terrace tram it would’ve been done long before it was.

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

#4127 Post by EBG » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:08 pm

I hope this is the correct thread , the Tonsley station has been completely removed and the track and overhead wiring has been cut back to the Clovelly park station . pictures 11/812019.
(1) site of former Tonsley station.
(2) looking in the other direction to Sturt Rd there is a piling rig and associated crane. There is no work yet in the triangle between South Rd /Sturt road or university drive.

This is supposed to be open when the south Rd upgrade is finished. Click on pictures for bigger.
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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

#4128 Post by Spotto » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:09 am

I feel like I've already asked this but I can't find it anywhere on the forum search.

How come the platform numbers in Adelaide are the wrong way around (i.e. why does Platform 1 face away from the city)? In other Australian (and most international) cities at your typical two-platform stations, the citybound platform is Platform 1 and the outbound platform is Platform 2. However, in Adelaide this order is reversed and the outbound platforms are Platform 1.

Is there a reason why we're the odd ones out?

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

#4129 Post by Aidan » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:25 am

Spotto, it used to be that Platform 1 was towards the City and Platform 2 away from the City. But when they installed the new train control system, the numbering was changed to whether its northbound or southbound rather than whether it's Citybound.
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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

#4130 Post by Spotto » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:03 am

Aidan wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:25 am
Spotto, it used to be that Platform 1 was towards the City and Platform 2 away from the City. But when they installed the new train control system, the numbering was changed to whether its northbound or southbound rather than whether it's Citybound.
So you’re saying that every Platform 1 is northbound and every Platform 2 is southbound regardless of the line. Because that doesn’t appear to be the case (Gawler Line northbound is P1, Seaford Line northbound is P2); they’re all still based on citybound/outbound just the wrong order.

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