Goodwood Junction Underpass

 
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
The torrential rain we got today surely will delay the underpass works for a bit. Its been years since I've seen rain this heavy here.
Milkomeda
Torrential rain is a rain that is very heavy and constant almost, what we are having in Adelaide at the moment is more like continual rain. That is rain that is not that heavy but is going on for hours or days even there is a big difference in the meanings. With torrential rain one would expect some flooding to take place, not as bad as what you get in Queensland but still bad enough to cause some disruption.

I have seen rain a lot heavier than what we are getting now in Adelaide on a number of occasions in the past.

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  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
Torrential or not there is considerable damage to roads in the Fleurieu, mostly by washouts of verges and the steeper driveways.
  mclaren2007 Assistant Commissioner

Location: recharging my myki
I wouldn't call it torrential, it was more a sustained soaking
  Milkomeda Chief Train Controller

Depends on what area you were in. I know it was pretty bad up at Gawler and South of Adelaide.
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
The shoulders on the main road up the hill from Penneshaw were badly scoured last night and will need rebuilding - there was more shoulder on the road than in the shoulder.

Cape Jervis had a very heavy burst of rain around 3:15.

Rain can be very variable even in the same area as has been measured in various studies.
  Milkomeda Chief Train Controller

Well I was up at Gawler at around 3:30 that day and torrential rain would definitely be the right words for it I had not seen rain that bad in years.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Well I was up at Gawler at around 3:30 that day and torrential rain would definitely be the right words for it I had not seen rain that bad in years.
Milkomeda
That would be right, since Adelaide was on the southern flank of Friday's big rain. Parafield and Edinburgh both recorded 59mm for that 24 hour period compared to 38mm for Adelaide.

The south-western part of the Fleurieu Peninsula then got heavily dumped on by two separate rain bands in the early hours of Saturday - Parawa West recorded 19mm in the space of an hour. Areas along the Noarlunga-Strathalbyn axis got lighter falls than everywhere else, being to the south of the big one and well north of the later ones.
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

All OK at Goodwood, work continuing a pace.

The Project Site Engineer could even take time off to take his children for a ride at SASMEE.

Ian
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Well I was up at Gawler at around 3:30 that day and torrential rain would definitely be the right words for it I had not seen rain that bad in years.
"Milkomeda"

Since when is rain bad?
  witsend Chief Commissioner

Location: Front RH Seat of a School Bus
OMG! Goodwood is cracking up! Doesn't always crack though?

Source: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/work-on-goodwood-rail-underpass-may-have-damaged-nearby-homes/story-e6frea6u-1226661925745

RESIDENTS whose homes are damaged during construction of the Goodwood rail underpass will have them fixed, the Transport Department says.
But residents will have a hard time proving the damage was caused by the works, as only about 50 homes were given the pre-work building inspection required to get compensation.
Many residents have noticed damage to their homes, believed to be caused by vibrations from heavy rollers, digging equipment and large trucks, since work began on the $110 million project to separate the freight and Belair lines from the Noarlunga line.
The Development Assessment Commission approved the project on the grounds that all buildings and structures "that have the potential to be affected by the development" were inspected before work began.



Goodwood Residents' Action Group member Ray Broomhill said many people in Goodwood, Millswood and Forestville had noticed cracks in their homes since work began.
"We've had a number of reports from residents about damage that they suspect is occurring as a result of the works," Dr Broomhill said.
"Some got building surveys and some didn't.
"It's going to make it very difficult ... particularly if you've got cracks opening up and plaster coming off the wall."

Millswood Cres resident Jutta Galbory said she was denied a building report despite requesting one from the department multiple times.
"I can't say I used to have a crack in the wall that was 2mm wide and now it's 20mm because those things happen over time," Mrs Galbory said.
"If they did the building inspection now then whatever they come up with would include the damage that has been done (during the project).
"The inspection made sense if you did it before you did any work."
A Transport Department spokeswoman said Ms Galbory was not offered a building inspection as her home was more than 25m from the tracks therefore not thought to be at risk.

Devon St South resident Mollie Birch had an engineer's report done by the department at the start of the project, just after she had repaired her 1919 home.
"I've been here 33 years and it cracked once before, as the result of a tree root, and I had the tree removed and the crack fixed," Mrs Birch said.
"Now it's all done it again and there's no doubt in my mind, I don't care what figures they quote, it's the result of the underpass."
Unley councillor Don Palmer, a building inspector, has noticed cracks in his own home widening.
He was confident the department would follow through on promises to residents to make amends for damage.
The Transport Department spokeswoman would not say how many homes were inspected before the project started.
She said more than 50 had been "identified" for building inspections, but would not explain what that meant.
"All homes where we believed there was any potential issues were surveyed before particular construction activity commenced in that particular area," she said.
"Where damage is proven to be caused by construction activities, the department and/or its contractors will rectify the damage."
She said if homes had not been inspected residents could contact the department or organise their own inspection.



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  nm39 Chief Commissioner

Location: By a road taking pictures
OMG! Goodwood is cracking up! Doesn't always crack though?
witsend
Just hastened by nice compaction equipment making sure the bottom of the underpass doesn't subside. The building technology and standards when most of the houses were built isn't up to mild vibration. God help the things if there was a small earth tremor close by.
  Milkomeda Chief Train Controller

Courtesy of johnnyspages

Taken on the 9th of June I think


Underpass to the left, Belair Line track in the middle and freight line on the right.
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

Looked for bases for signal posts at Millswood loop tonight.

None were visible.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

OMG! Goodwood is cracking up! Doesn't always crack though?
witsend
I love the first comment on the article, which soberly states...

Sadly though the existence of cracks does seem to have strong associative relationship to the availability of a large pot of gold for distribution.
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
Looked for bases for signal posts at Millswood loop tonight.

None were visible.
steam4ian
Was there any sign of the cabling trenches for the signalling?
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Maybe it's going to be a loop that's not a loop, just like the Elizabeth turnback siding.
  alcoworldseries Deputy Commissioner

Location: Auburn
Suggest all will be revealed in due course including Elizabeth...............the dead elctrification project has suddenly come back to life, other things may now follow as originally planned on a modified timetable.
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

Neil

I did see the signalling conduits going in a few weeks ago.

No sign of signal post footings today at Waywick either.

Then the switches were being welded in for the switches for the Millswood loop there were no IRJs, plenty of rail joints but none insulated.

Ian
  alcoworldseries Deputy Commissioner

Location: Auburn
Sound like they may be going to Microlock type interlocking IJ's not used
  Gayspie Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
well i wish the disused stations were reopened during the closure to encourage public transport use and minimise future disruption!
  Tonsley213 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Everywhere except South Kensington
Yes, let's encourage PT use by making the trip from belair to the city longer than it already is
  Tonsley213 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Everywhere except South Kensington
Yes, let's encourage PT use by making the trip from belair to the city longer than it already is. Seems like it will increase PT use 10 fold.
  rwatts Junior Train Controller

Location: Adelaide SA
well i wish the disused stations were reopened during the closure to encourage public transport use and minimise future disruption!
Heath Loxton
What future disruption would be minimised ?

Richard.
  Jumbo2001 Junior Train Controller

well i wish the disused stations were reopened during the closure to encourage public transport use and minimise future disruption!
Heath Loxton

They are closed for a very good reason, to permit the current 30min service on the line. If they were opened, this service would not work, it would have to be a 40min service. So what you effectively do is make a less frequent service. These stations have been closed for a very, very long time, and patrons know where the stations are on the Belair line. Adding more stations to a line makes it a slower, and much less desirable form of a transport.
  MaskedRailfan Train Controller

To minimise disruption in the future, this may have been the perfect time to lower the floor on Sleeps Hill & Eden Hills tunnels in preparation for electrification. If only the bucket of money was bottomless!!

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