Butler Extension Progress

 
  Mouse Chief Train Controller

Location:
Thanks Bulbous for the update.



Also:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pETD82e53Lw&feature=plcp


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  drwaddles In need of a breath mint

Location: Newcastle
From Hester Avenue bridge on Sunday. This is the first time I've seen the cute little loco around.
 




  thewaratahtrain Chief Train Controller

It's starting to take shape looks like a fair amount of the work is completed, not long to go now.
  doggie015 Junior Train Controller

Location: On a bus going from esplanade busport to canning bridge so I can catch a train to Esplanade station
Holy crap! I didn't realize they had done THAT much already! Looks like it's getting close to electrification!
  Mouse Chief Train Controller

Location:
The station is certainly taking shape Very Happy

Last month saw a concrete pour for the concourse level base slab:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRT0pz0cnKk
  doggie015 Junior Train Controller

Location: On a bus going from esplanade busport to canning bridge so I can catch a train to Esplanade station
The station is certainly taking shape Very Happy

Last month saw a concrete pour for the concourse level base slab:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRT0pz0cnKk
Mouse
Eight HOURS spent pouring concrete! I didn't realize they needed 950 TONS of the stuff to make the concourse base slab!
  dw54 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Devonport, Tas
I've noticed on British forums that electrification to the British MkIII system built in the mid-80s (ie the Bedpan line) now seems to be suffering from Overhead Line failures, not unlike the problem last year near Stirling. The WA system is of the same type and era as the system causing cancellations and delays to Thameslink trains in Britain. NR has intimated that substandard components chosen for lowest project cost, rather than lowest whole-life cost may be the underlying cause of the problems.

I hope The PTA is liaising with their Network Rail colleagues in Britain. It would be smarter for all concerned to plan and budget for a preventative programme than suffer ongoing failures then undertake ad hoc fixes.

HTH somebody in the "system"

DW in Devonport
  thewaratahtrain Chief Train Controller



http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=c4-feed-u&v=2vZ6S2RMmDs

This thread hasn't been updated in awhile anyway the public transport authority has recently released this video render of what the futuristic butler station will look like when the project is completed around this time next year, judging from the latest project update (11) the extension could open early but I wouldn't hold your breath, most of the station structure is nearly complete

http://www.pta.wa.gov.au/Projects/ButlerExtensionProject/Projectupdates/tabid/398/Default.aspx
  Northmetro Junior Train Controller

I notice the video depicts only 3 car trains. I hope that's not an indication of likely progress of rolling stock deliveries!
  doggie015 Junior Train Controller

Location: On a bus going from esplanade busport to canning bridge so I can catch a train to Esplanade station
I notice the video depicts only 3 car trains. I hope that's not an indication of likely progress of rolling stock deliveries!
I suspect it is more to do with