Here's hoping the new Goodwood Juntion is well-drained and not prone to flooding like the Goodwood Road underpass -
Here's hoping the new Goodwood Juntion is well-drained and not prone to flooding like the Goodwood Road underpass -More relevant underpasses to compare the Goodwood rail underpass against would be the Gallipoli Underpass (South Road under Anzac Highway) and Bakewell Underpass (Glover Avenue under James Congdon Drive and rail lines).
The Sleeps Hill tunnel is already Lowered on the standard gauge side but shutting down the Belair line is the only option to lowering the Adelaide Metro side of it. The Shepherd's Hill Road tunnel could be daylighted on both tracks and both parties would gain from it.
To all those that quote look at Sydney etc it might be better to look at Perth or Brisbane as the power here is going to be 25Kva same as Perth or Brisbane, Sydney or even Melbourne are only 1,500 volts rather low current against the rest of them. Higher voltages need more clearance all around the wire unless you want to cause a severe flash over or something.
Drainage is a problem everywhere (including the new ARTC line Seymour-Albury. It deteriorated very quickly in the wet). It's because a few years ago it suddenly kicked into a more normal rain pattern after many years of drought across Southern Australia, lots of people were totally unprepared for 'normal' rain like we used to have!
Eden Hills tunnel could be daylighted; one house has to go and a bridge put in place for Shepherd's Hill Road.
Did anyone else notice the electronic sign on South Road during May advertising the removal of the right turn into Shepherd's Hill Road said "Sheppards Hill Road"?
Some of the auxilary drainage maybe Ian not the major works that where carried out under the track, I have'nt theard of the Belair line being closed prior to the current shut down to enable the relaid track to be lifted to allow works on the drainage under the track. This work was huge "Ag pipes" at least 600mm directly under the track to drain, I am sure the works you mention are where these pipes drain away from track that the "Sadvertiser" managed to highlight.
There is no benefit to the ARTC, I will save you the embarrassment of mentioning double stacking and tell you the major (effectively unavoidable) impediments to double stacking between Melbourne and Adelaide are far closer to Melbourne than Serviceton.So SCT shouldn't be given the opportunity to double stack or use their high cube boxcars on this corridor because of an impediment to the east of their Melbourne terminal?
Thoroughly agree with you steam4ian on the last paragraph of your previous post.This second SAR streamliner (very much from the steam era) also endorses steam4ian's proposal that the Belair line should become light rail. I have
Once the DEMU days are numbered and if a light rail system isn't put in place I can see the Belair service being a thing of the past unfortunately.
My wife hid the "Advertiser" the morning the picture of a part cut up 526 appeared.I have always wished that it had been the Duchess that was preserved rather than 520 (of course both would have been better). I have the fondest memories of riding behind her at speed. Unless my watch and distance marker counting was wrong, I once timed her at over 80mph during a run back from Peterborough round about Hallett with a very heavy train of VR passenger stock. My sleeper in the Port Dock Museum reads 'SAR 526, Duchess of Gloucester' with my initials underneath. Whatever we may or not agree upon, we have that in common.
if you want public transport usage to increase you need to make public transport better, not worse.How is bringing the Belair line into the CBD making it worse?
There is no benefit to the ARTC, I will save you the embarrassment of mentioning double stacking and tell you the major (effectively unavoidable) impediments to double stacking between Melbourne and Adelaide are far closer to Melbourne than Serviceton.Ah but you are wrong Aaron if both were daylighted then ARTC has one less tunnel to maintain, so if that is not a benefit what is. You put your foot in your mouth there fella.
Ah but you are wrong Aaron if both were daylighted then ARTC has one less tunnel to maintain, so if that is not a benefit what is. You put your foot in your mouth there fella.
....The really stupid thing was the redevelopment of the tram line didn't include a new stop on top of Goodwood station that allowed an interchange between the tram and train. It would have been pricey but would have given Adelaide PT users the chance to catch the tram out of the city and meet their Seaford/Tonsley/Belair train there.
That "tram" patronage has grown in Adelaide is a tribute to the concept not the vehicles.
Hi Neil, where was this viaduct you're talking about? How long ago was it?It was to the west of the existing Sleeps Hill tunnel: you can still see the footings in the valley to the south of the tunnel and the mouths of the tunnels at either end of the Sleeps Hill tunnel.