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Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

#586 Post by Bob » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:18 pm

SA rail lobby group push for return of a Barossa commuter tourist train

https://www.barossaherald.com.au/story/ ... st-return/

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Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

#587 Post by SBD » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:55 am

Bob wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:18 pm
SA rail lobby group push for return of a Barossa commuter tourist train

https://www.barossaherald.com.au/story/ ... st-return/
Hmm: "...rail freight company Genesee Wyoming Australia (GWA) indicated they would be prepared to surrender their lengthy lease to 2047, should a suitable 'alternative' use for the line be identified." I'm sure they'd be happy to give it back if it is going to be rendered inoperable by those two road projects anyway. The Altona Bridge upgrade is necessary to permit B-double operation. ( https://pir.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf ... _-_web.pdf )

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Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

#588 Post by SRW » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:09 am

Yes, did I read correctly or has the EOI basically been set up to determine there’s no use for the line and provide cover for the Government to not incorporate it into two road upgrades? I hope there’s a high level of outrage if so.
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Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

#589 Post by Ho Really » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:37 pm

Bob wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:18 pm
SA rail lobby group push for return of a Barossa commuter tourist train

https://www.barossaherald.com.au/story/ ... st-return/
They should also make the point that during the cruise ship season (October to April) trains with tourists can go from Outer Harbor to the Barossa through Rosewater. Important they reinstate that section of rail line.

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Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

#590 Post by SBD » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:25 pm

SRW wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:09 am
Yes, did I read correctly or has the EOI basically been set up to determine there’s no use for the line and provide cover for the Government to not incorporate it into two road upgrades? I hope there’s a high level of outrage if so.
I wonder if the timelines match up for someone to propose to operate the Gawler rail service as part of rail privatisation, and extend the service to Lyndoch or Nuriootpa. That would potentially make a difference on something other than cost and service cuts.

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