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poxbox3030 Train Controller

Location: 7 Mile Yard
Remember Guys, the new system is in the pilot/testing phase. That is why it is only installed on one 3100 class set. On most, if not all journeys this set takes there is staff on board to assist passengers with using the system.

Once a full roll out is ready to commence, they're bound to start publishing more comprehensive and wide spread information on using the system. 
 
Scooter_Guy Chief Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, SA. Suburb: Redwood Park
Here's my video of the new validator!
 
Halo Chief Train Controller

My 2c on a 720 bus.
 
David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: Inspector 71
Maybe some print media coverage explaining how to use the current tickets in the new style validators would be very useful.
- nscaler69


That will most probably come when the new ticket system is fully bought onto line, at the moment these are only on trial in some buses and trains. Just to see how they stand up etc before installing them on every thing.
 
nscaler69 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide the Bonsai capital of Oz.
David no doubt we will get media saturation when the new 'Smart' tickets are introduced on how to use/swipe them, my comment was about how to use the current 'magnetic stripe' tickets in the changed over equipment ie see Halo's last photo above.
 
Scooter_Guy Chief Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, SA. Suburb: Redwood Park
Almost all of the Southlink fleet have the new validators now.
 
ET423 Train Controller

Location: Earth
Maybe some print media coverage explaining how to use the current tickets in the new style validators would be very useful.
- nscaler69


That will most probably come when the new ticket system is fully bought onto line, at the moment these are only on trial in some buses and trains. Just to see how they stand up etc before installing them on every thing.
- David Peters


firstly, there is already some print media on the new validators which you can grab from Adelaide Metro info centres, they were also handing them out at the railway station once.

and the trial is over. The new validators work and are being installed on all the buses at the moment, I'm thinking every bus should have them by mid-year. trains and trams might have them by then too, and they're already on a couple of trains with new vending machines. Not sure if they're replacing the turnstiles with more modern ticket gates at Adelaide though, they might just remove them all together. In anycase, it's all gotta be finished by next year, you might even be able to get Tcards by the end of this year.
 
David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: Inspector 71
Look out Myki here we come. Well we hope not anyway.
 
justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Not sure if they're replacing the turnstiles with more modern ticket gates at Adelaide though, they might just remove them all together. In anycase, it's all gotta be finished by next year, you might even be able to get Tcards by the end of this year.
- ET423

I hope not. Fare evasion is rampant currently so we need more stations with barriers and staff rather than making it easier, to at least make fare evasion inconvenient and allow more of the capacity to be used by paying passengers rather than freeloading thieves. Travel on the Noarlunga line would be so much more pleasant if Oaklands, Brighton, Hallett Cove, Hallett Cove Beach and Noarlunga were all gated and staffed.

I know that this has previously been suggested by the Government for the three O-Bahn interchanges, it would be fantastic if it were to be brought in at principle stations on at least the more heavily used Noarlunga/Seaford and Gawler lines.
 
Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Travel on the Noarlunga line would be so much more pleasant if Noarlunga, Christies Beach and Lonsdale stations were removed.
- justapassenger


Edited for accuracy.
 
justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Travel on the Noarlunga line would be so much more pleasant if Noarlunga, Christies Beach and Lonsdale stations were removed.
- justapassenger


Edited for accuracy.
- Aaron

I gather you're waiting to hear from the Federal Government about an application to join the diplomatic service? They said something like "don't call us, we'll call you" when you submitted it? Very Happy

That could be a good idea only once Seaford is in operation. I use Noarlunga as a jumping off point for great long bike rides to Aldinga, Willunga and Mt Compass, and to have to start at Hallett Cove with the big hill up to Lonsdale after the Field River in the way would kill me.



So what are your thoughts on improving the Gawler line? Leave it as it is currently going only to Mawson?
 
poxbox3030 Train Controller

Location: 7 Mile Yard
Getting back on topic......

Sighted today at Dry Creek was railcar 3022 about to head out on a test run after refurbishment. Also sighted was that this car is now also fitted with new TVM/Validator equipment.

So you might see more of the new equipment appear as the last batch of cars are refurbished. 
 
poxbox3030 Train Controller

Location: 7 Mile Yard
Ok, it looks like they are begining to roll out the system onto the Railcar fleet.

So far from observations the following cars have Metrocard installed (as of 13/03/2012)

3121-3122
3101
3022
3006 
 
Scooter_Guy Chief Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, SA. Suburb: Redwood Park
Ok, it looks like they are begining to roll out the system onto the Railcar fleet.

So far from observations the following cars have Metrocard installed (as of 13/03/2012)

3121-3122
3101
3022
3006 
- poxbox3030


Will the Jumbos be fitted with them too?
 
David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: Inspector 71
Ok, it looks like they are begining to roll out the system onto the Railcar fleet.

So far from observations the following cars have Metrocard installed (as of 13/03/2012)

3121-3122
3101
3022
3006 
- poxbox3030


Will the Jumbos be fitted with them too?
- Scooter_Guy


If they are going to stay in service a while longer then the answer is yes they will be fitted. I think it was Poxbox3030 that stated the wiring etc was already in place on the Jumbo's and just needs the new validators etc wired up to the wiring. 
 
poxbox3030 Train Controller

Location: 7 Mile Yard
We can add 3013 to the list. I'm preparing it for service as I type this out at dry creek  Very Happy

And yes, they will be eventually installed in the Jumbos
 
justapassenger Chief Commissioner

And yes, they will be eventually installed in the Jumbos
- poxbox3030

Makes sense. When the Jumbos are sent to the great traction depot in the sky the MetroCard machines can always be taken out and redeployed on the next batch of new vehicles (or station entry gates) to enter service.
 
4BJ Chief Commissioner

Location: Backside trackside at Hawthorn near Mitcham
Ok, it looks like they are begining to roll out the system onto the Railcar fleet.

So far from observations the following cars have Metrocard installed (as of 13/03/2012)

3121-3122
3101
3022
3006 
- poxbox3030

Presumably, 3102 would also have Metrocard equipment installed as it is permanently coupled to 3101.
 
StormTrooper Station Master

Location: Adelaide Station
Ok, it looks like they are begining to roll out the system onto the Railcar fleet.

So far from observations the following cars have Metrocard installed (as of 13/03/2012)

3121-3122
3101
3022
3006 
- poxbox3030

Presumably, 3102 would also have Metrocard equipment installed as it is permanently coupled to 3101.
- 4BJ


You would presume incorrect. Remember, the couplers on the COMENG sets are semi-permanent, meaning they can be uncoupled if needs be, but only by the fitters. In any instance, 3101 is currently coupled to 3103, I prepared them in the yard the other day and 3103 still has the old ticketing system in it where 3101 has the new one! 
 
Halo Chief Train Controller

Another 2c worth from 3101





 
aaronlange Locomotive Fireman

So when the Gawler line fully reopens, and i resume catching the train, i can buy a metrocard, however its pot luck whether i can validate it or not. Means I have to carry a multitrip with me for a few more months just incase?
Does the adelaide station have a metrocard turnstyle? 
 
greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
MetroCard won't be available until late this year at the earliest. And so far no MetroCard validators have been installed at Adelaide Station yet.
 
poxbox3030 Train Controller

Location: 7 Mile Yard
The 'Purchase Metrocard' facility on the TVM's is not active.

Trust me, I tried   Very Happy
 
aaronlange Locomotive Fireman

MetroCard won't be available until late this year at the earliest. And so far no MetroCard validators have been installed at Adelaide Station yet.
- greasyrhys


So how can they say they're trialling the new metrocard system if you cant even buy a metrocard?
To be more accurate, they are trialling the old ticket in new validator system, nothing more. 
 
aaronlange Locomotive Fireman

MetroCard won't be available until late this year at the earliest. And so far no MetroCard validators have been installed at Adelaide Station yet.
- greasyrhys


So how can they say they're trialling the new metrocard system if you cant even buy a metrocard?
To be more accurate, they are trialling the old ticket in new validator system, nothing more. 
 

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