News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

#4561 Post by ml69 » Sat May 30, 2020 10:51 pm

Norman wrote:
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I'd like for live GPS tracking of public transport to actually work for more than 1 in 40 vehicles
Really? I find they work 95% of the time.
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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

#4562 Post by EBG » Sat May 30, 2020 10:56 pm

I wonder if there are any of the original blue bird/ wine train diesel rail cars that could be brought into to use to provide a relief train or 2?

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

#4563 Post by NTRabbit » Sun May 31, 2020 11:41 am

Norman wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 7:04 pm
NTRabbit wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 5:17 pm
I'd like for live GPS tracking of public transport to actually work for more than 1 in 40 vehicles
Really? I find they work 95% of the time.
O Bahn buses sure, but nothing else I catch ever does. Although to be fair with no football this season, I've caught a train once all year.

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

#4564 Post by ChillyPhilly » Sun May 31, 2020 11:43 am

I haven't had any issues with the GPS tracking either.
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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

#4565 Post by SBD » Sun May 31, 2020 2:15 pm

EBG wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 10:56 pm
I wonder if there are any of the original blue bird/ wine train diesel rail cars that could be brought into to use to provide a relief train or 2?
Are there still broad gauge Overland cars around that could run a "real" train in peak hour? I don't know if there are still any small broad gauge locomotives in the Adelaide area to book for it though - perhaps the rail museum has one?

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

#4566 Post by Brucetiki » Sun May 31, 2020 5:58 pm

EBG wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 10:56 pm
I wonder if there are any of the original blue bird/ wine train diesel rail cars that could be brought into to use to provide a relief train or 2?
Throw in the Steamranger/NRM red hens as well

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

#4567 Post by ChillyPhilly » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:30 am

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

#4568 Post by ChillyPhilly » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:46 pm

Seating being reduced.

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

#4569 Post by Neko Neko Peko Peko » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:31 pm

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Seating being reduced.

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Wouldn't the reduction in seats just mean more people need to stand up making them stand in closer proximity to eachother? I don't understand what difference removing seats will make?

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

#4570 Post by Norman » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:51 pm

Neko Neko Peko Peko wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:31 pm
ChillyPhilly wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:46 pm
Seating being reduced.

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Wouldn't the reduction in seats just mean more people need to stand up making them stand in closer proximity to eachother? I don't understand what difference removing seats will make?
Most people will refuse to sit next to other people, so you generally find 3 or 4 people sitting in a 6 seat bay. The aisles are also very tight and uncomfortable to stand in, so increasing the width aisle will allow more people to move through the car, and hopefully that will remove people crowding around the doors.

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

#4571 Post by Neko Neko Peko Peko » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:58 pm

Norman wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:51 pm
Neko Neko Peko Peko wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:31 pm
ChillyPhilly wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:46 pm
Seating being reduced.

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Wouldn't the reduction in seats just mean more people need to stand up making them stand in closer proximity to eachother? I don't understand what difference removing seats will make?
Most people will refuse to sit next to other people, so you generally find 3 or 4 people sitting in a 6 seat bay. The aisles are also very tight and uncomfortable to stand in, so increasing the width aisle will allow more people to move through the car, and hopefully that will remove people crowding around the doors.
Ok, that is making more sense to me, thank you for explaining!

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

#4572 Post by ChillyPhilly » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:18 pm

Parafield Gardens station is getting an updated shelter.

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

#4573 Post by 1NEEDS2POST » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:31 pm

Norman wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:51 pm
Neko Neko Peko Peko wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:31 pm
ChillyPhilly wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:46 pm
Seating being reduced.

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Wouldn't the reduction in seats just mean more people need to stand up making them stand in closer proximity to eachother? I don't understand what difference removing seats will make?
Most people will refuse to sit next to other people, so you generally find 3 or 4 people sitting in a 6 seat bay. The aisles are also very tight and uncomfortable to stand in, so increasing the width aisle will allow more people to move through the car, and hopefully that will remove people crowding around the doors.
You can also fit far more people in standing than seated, so there's also the increase in capacity.

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

#4574 Post by claybro » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:40 am

1NEEDS2POST wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:31 pm
Norman wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:51 pm
Neko Neko Peko Peko wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:31 pm


Wouldn't the reduction in seats just mean more people need to stand up making them stand in closer proximity to eachother? I don't understand what difference removing seats will make?
Most people will refuse to sit next to other people, so you generally find 3 or 4 people sitting in a 6 seat bay. The aisles are also very tight and uncomfortable to stand in, so increasing the width aisle will allow more people to move through the car, and hopefully that will remove people crowding around the doors.
You can also fit far more people in standing than seated, so there's also the increase in capacity.
I would say that is the actual motivation rather than any temporary contagion concerns. Covid is being used in all sorts of ways to slip in changes that otherwise would cause community opposition.

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

#4575 Post by Eurostar » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:10 am

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