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COM: Glenelg Tramline Upgrade

#1 Post by AG » Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:09 pm

These images were taken by The Phonj of Bus Australia:
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#2 Post by Howie » Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:21 pm

Nice shots AG! Thanks for posting them!

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#3 Post by AtD » Sat Jul 30, 2005 12:05 am

That octopus thing is funky. I'd like to see it in action!

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#4 Post by petermaloney » Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:22 pm

Very nice platforms
does that octipus thing just spread them evenly?

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#5 Post by tayser » Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:20 am

It's not a tram line anymore, that's -real- light rail.

But ARGH - why is it Light Rail? this was a golden opportunity to give Adelaide's heavy rail system a genuine kick up the arse!

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#6 Post by Algernon » Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:45 am

Reopening on Sunday apparently.

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#7 Post by Howie » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:02 am

yep read on todays' paper aswell.... test run went through smoothly :) great stuff!

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#8 Post by petermaloney » Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:48 pm

nice one!
What are the new trains in Adelaide called now?
in Sydney there OSCAR's

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#9 Post by AG » Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:21 pm

Both ends of the line run on the streets. It would be hard to make changes for it from light rail to heavy rail, particularly at the Glenelg end. Plus this upgrade and the upcoming extension provide a link between the three busiest areas of public transport in the city. Adelaide Station is almost in the middle of nowhere, and if any heavy rail expansion in the city were to occur, it would have to be underground.

Petermaloney, as mentioned earlier, it is a light rail network, not part of the suburban rail network. The new trams are the Flexity Classic model from Germany, but whether they'll be given a special code or not is not known yet. Like how the Oscars might be labelled the O set.

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#10 Post by Al » Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:22 pm

There was a little story on ABC News tonight about the new trams and apparently Mike Rann has more plans for extending the tram line past North Terrace and North Adelaide. His words roughly "I don't want to announce everything today" and he was showing a few people from Portland around Adelaide showing them our new trams. My guess is maybe an extension to the airport.

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#11 Post by petermaloney » Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:23 pm

OSCAR is the code word it short for.....i have forgoten sorry

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#12 Post by Howie » Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:59 pm

Al wrote:There was a little story on ABC News tonight about the new trams and apparently Mike Rann has more plans for extending the tram line past North Terrace and North Adelaide. His words roughly "I don't want to announce everything today" and he was showing a few people from Portland around Adelaide showing them our new trams. My guess is maybe an extension to the airport.
something in today's advertiser. the new construction of the tram line to north terrace will begin in december this year... and it looks like it'll probably go further, rann man's keeping his cards close to his chest on this one.

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#13 Post by AG » Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:54 pm

petermaloney wrote:OSCAR is the code word it short for.....i have forgoten sorry
Outer Suburban RailCARs.

Rann has mentioned that he would like to expand the light rail network before. He mentioned it when he officially announced the light rail expansion to North Adelaide. The ones that have been considered have been to Port Adelaide, and also a City Circle line. So it isn't anything new.

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#14 Post by AG » Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:23 pm

Update of the Glenelg tram line from 7 News tonight.

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Mr Rann with Miss Ten Fingers (yes, that is her name) from Portland, Or on one of the new platforms:
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One of the Flexity sets under construction in Bautzen, Germany (note: the desto is yet to be converted):
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Ditto (a bit dodgy):
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#15 Post by Howie » Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:55 pm

Nice scoop! I just got home so i missed that... thanks for posting it up.

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