News & Discussion: Trams

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#3691 Post by Eurostar » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:59 pm

Adelaide Entertainment Centre multi storey carpark might be more busy especially taking into account the east end extension and the way the fuel prices are at the moment.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#3692 Post by SRW » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:12 pm

Each extension has been more popular than expected. Hopefully the Liberals see the people voting with their feet and seek to get some credit by giving them another destination (even if only North Adelaide or the loop this term).
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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#3693 Post by SuperEgz » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:50 pm

SRW wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:12 pm
Each extension has been more popular than expected. Hopefully the Liberals see the people voting with their feet and seek to get some credit by giving them another destination (even if only North Adelaide or the loop this term).
As far as I am concerned, the next extension needs to go over the bridge into North Adelaide. Without that, the little spur to the Festival Center just feels unfinished.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#3694 Post by TrebleSketch » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:39 pm

rubberman wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:10 am
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Awesome! It looks like you were there at the Botanic stop too! Glad that they finally opened the line this weekend, though a bit sudden too

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#3695 Post by Eurostar » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:45 pm

Whilst we renamed West Terrace to Royal Adelaide Station can they rename City West to "The Chesse Grater" and Pirie Street to Town Hall :P

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#3696 Post by omada » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:04 pm

by SuperEgz » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:20 pm

SRW wrote: ↑Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:42 pm
Each extension has been more popular than expected. Hopefully the Liberals see the people voting with their feet and seek to get some credit by giving them another destination (even if only North Adelaide or the loop this term).
As far as I am concerned, the next extension needs to go over the bridge into North Adelaide. Without that, the little spur to the Festival Center just feels unfinished.
Yep agreed, great potential with the little spur lines, imagine a tram down Prospect Rd and back down the Parade at Norwood.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#3697 Post by SuperEgz » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:17 pm

Just took the tram from "Art Gallery" to the Railway Station instead of my normal walk to the Rundle Mall stop routine. Good amount of people using the servce. I think this will turn out nicely and only get better with more extensions.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#3698 Post by skyliner » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:42 pm

Patronage no big surprise. Like all other new lines built here, this line will help with further CBD development and student usage. NOT going no where. Will help with making the city more pedestrian friendly. (All aided by rising fuel prices). Hope this speaks to the Marshall clan to see the advantages with the broader effects. As someone else said Nth. Adel. next to give more reason to the spur up to the festival theatre.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#3699 Post by rubberman » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:44 pm

Took a few trips during the day from the Botanic Garden to the Adelaide Railway Station and back. One in the am peak, one just after 1pm, and two in the evening peak.

Mostly stated/finished with 10 or so passengers at the Botanic Garden, and between 20-30 coming from/going to the Station.

Obviously not scientific, but enough to get a sense of the initial demand.

If I am idle enough, I'll repeat this on Friday.

It certainly looked busy at the Railway Station, with lots of trams coming and going..

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#3700 Post by Eurostar » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:51 pm

Traffic lights for pedestrians should be green regularly so commuters actually have a chance to get the tram or let pedestrians cross at the east end of the Art Gallery tram stop. 10 minute intervals is infrequent.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#3701 Post by Norman » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:16 pm

Eurostar wrote:Traffic lights for pedestrians should be green regularly so commuters actually have a chance to get the tram or let pedestrians cross at the east end of the Art Gallery tram stop. 10 minute intervals is infrequent.
I disagree. 10 minute frequencies are very common all over the world when it comes to trams and light rail.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#3702 Post by Jaymz » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:21 pm

Norman wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:16 pm
Eurostar wrote:Traffic lights for pedestrians should be green regularly so commuters actually have a chance to get the tram or let pedestrians cross at the east end of the Art Gallery tram stop. 10 minute intervals is infrequent.
I disagree. 10 minute frequencies are very common all over the world when it comes to trams and light rail.
Yep, I appreciated the 10 minute intervals last Saturday when I missed one at Botanic Gardens by a minute. More than adequate.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#3703 Post by Norman » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:37 pm

Here are some videos for those who haven't been on the extension yet:

Adelaide Railway Station to Botanic Garden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKx0mUd8PkE

Botanic Garden to Adelaide Railway Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQUnm7iKdfI

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#3704 Post by Joelmark » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:45 am

Thanks Norman again - can anyone please confirm that the southern side of North Terrace has now been more or less fixed to its pre-works self - as in the slate pavements fixed and any damaged trees replaced - it's hard to look that close in Norman's film. Adelaide (like many other places) has a bad habit of filling in pavement works with simple bitumen and then not returning them to their original form.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#3705 Post by normh » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:13 am

Joelmark wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:45 am
Thanks Norman again - can anyone please confirm that the southern side of North Terrace has now been more or less fixed to its pre-works self - as in the slate pavements fixed and any damaged trees replaced - it's hard to look that close in Norman's film. Adelaide (like many other places) has a bad habit of filling in pavement works with simple bitumen and then not returning them to their original form.
I walked from KW to Pulteney about a week ago and all looked good.

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