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Re: Electrification and Resleepering of suburban rail networ

#1396 Post by monotonehell » Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:09 pm

Reb-L wrote:Some of them look like the last stop before Siberia.
So they look like this..?

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Re: Electrification and Resleepering of suburban rail networ

#1397 Post by Waewick » Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:18 pm

:lol: :applause:

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Re: Electrification and Resleepering of suburban rail networ

#1398 Post by metro » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:15 pm

pretty bad that this is the norm for Adelaide train stations:

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even with billions being spent, they cant spare anything not even a new bus shelter to make this high-frequency station look a little better in the short term :roll:

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Electrification and Resleepering of suburban rail network

#1399 Post by Norman » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:25 am

How do we even know that the alignment has been thought through properly, it's merely just a broad vision and long-term goal for now.

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Re: Electrification and Resleepering of suburban rail networ

#1400 Post by Xaragmata » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:07 am

From Wednesday - track has been laid through Salisbury station (looks like offcuts with lots of welds, but nice & level)

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Re: Electrification and Resleepering of suburban rail networ

#1401 Post by crawf » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:57 pm

Elizabeth South Train Station/ Gawler Line Upgrade - http://www.johnnyspages.com
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Elizabeth Interchange Redevelopment - 19 September 2011
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Re: Electrification and Resleepering of suburban rail networ

#1402 Post by jimmy_2486 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:45 am

metro wrote:Dogs leg? what do you think the city circle and city loops are in Sydney and Melbourne? :lol:

It's good that the state government are finally "officially" considering it, im sure if rail electrification has the same effect as renewing the Glenelg Line, then tens of thousands more people are going to start using the trains and Adelaide Railway Station feels like it can barely cope with today's peak hour passenger numbers. The locations for new stations are good, although for Adelaide Railway station it would be good if they could build a fracking western entrance when they build the underground platforms!!

:cheers:
This is long overdue and will end the mess that exists in organising trains coming and going from the cbd, which will worsen as we increase services...

I am not one to comment on construction, but could we also use this as an opportunity to keep the existing platforms as they are for regional/interstate train services, replacing Keswick Terminal? The new 'subway' platforms could either be built underneath or next to (on North Tce with cut-cover) the existing platforms??

Either way.....

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Re: New electric train chosen for Adelaide

#1403 Post by The Scooter Guy » Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:54 pm

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Re: New electric train chosen for Adelaide

#1404 Post by crawf » Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:21 pm

They failed to win the tender...

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Re: Electrification and Resleepering of suburban rail networ

#1405 Post by muzzamo » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:47 am

Some photos of the electric masts are up
http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11362747-0-asc-s325.htm


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Re: Electrification and Resleepering of suburban rail networ

#1407 Post by Tonsley213 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:21 pm

what could this be for?

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Re: Electrification and Resleepering of suburban rail networ

#1408 Post by AG » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:54 pm

Tonsley213 wrote:what could this be for?
My guess would be for the renewal of tracks at Mawson Lakes itself. The tracks through the station are the only section of the line that have not been/are being upgraded yet as they are the only section that has remained open through all the track closures.

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Re: Electrification and Resleepering of suburban rail networ

#1409 Post by mattblack » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:49 pm

Tracks being laid south of the new bridge on the Noarlunga line and towards Seaford. Station starting to take shape and holding yard also u/c.

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Electrification and Resleepering of suburban rail network

#1410 Post by ac83 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:09 pm

These photos were taken at 8.30pm tonight at Mawson Interchange. The old tracks and ballast have been removed with the new ballast being delivered today. There's still a long way to go by the looks of things. Plenty of machinery onsite. Due to be finished by first train service tomorrow morning.
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