Reopening the Mt Gambier Line, and consequences for the Hills

 
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
The Liberals in particular want the freight line moved.
They want to talk about it (they need to take back Waite) but whether they actually want to do it is a completely separate question.
justapassenger
Given that the line is owned by a federal government company that government would need to be on side.

I wouldn't mind betting that, should they come into power, the Liberals will observe something like "there isn't as much in the kitty as we were led to believe" and use that as an excuse not to undertake capital works.

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  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Interesting electoral signs have appeared on Tapley's Hill Road at Seaton
They read "Vote Labor to remove this level crossing"
  patsstuffnow Junior Train Controller

Interesting about the tapleys hill road overpass / underpass.

It would need to go underground I guess because of the golf course, This would need to have a new Seaton Station built. This would mean a waste of the $210,000 station shelter recently installed.

interesting because Mullighan is promoting in his leaflets that Labor is doing these projects. Not Labor inspired use of taxpayers funds.
Grange, East Grange, Seaton, Albert Park , Woodville have new station passenger shelters that do not seem to shelter passengers.
Is labor paying for them or is it slightly misleading advertising?

And just up the road is the Port Road level crossing.
With the way the timetables operate you get two trains passing within 2 minutes or so.
There are much greater delays there than at Tapleys Hill road. Delays of ten to fifteen minutes in this area are common, So why not look at removing a much larger problem , in a much more easy project.

Another way to look at this crossing would be to double line from the old Holdens station to past Port Road.
That way trains could be programmed to cross there at the same time and reduce the number of closures by half.

and if that was implemented it would reduce the travel times on that line. And by reducing the 13 minute stop at Grange to say five minutes you could implement a fifteen minute service interval during the peak and provide double the services on the line to cater for the increased patronage being encouraged by labor as part of their free travel for pensioners.






This is in the Premiers electorate, so not a priority as he seems to think his seat is safe,
But Mullighan and his team of traffic hazard erectors ( sorry I mean electoral signs putter uppers) seem to be very worried about the result in Lee.
Mullighan has offered a roundabout at the corner of Military and Jetty roads .
He has erected a very low series of posters right on that corner which impede vision more than already exists.

If he is so worried about road safety , why does he allow signs to be erected that are traffic hazards.

I drove through Port Adelaide and Cheltenham electorates yesterday and the fewer number of posters from all parties was a better experience than the warfare in Lee.
Do these clowns really think I will vote for them as a result of the posters?


Do I really believe that transport ministers are here for public transport.

Last Week I went to the Cold Chisel after race concert on a fairly full train. Festival , car race etc.
I asked about the last train home to Grange.
Oh that will be a bus from North terrace as the line is closed tonight?"
After months and months of closure , they still need to close it again on that very busy night.
What were they doing this time?

So I caught the bus home from Grenfell street as well as a number of disgruntled people who wanted to travel by train, cause it is a better ride, faster and more comfortable.  20 minutes versus forty minutes.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney

Nothing about regauging the Mount Gambier line for freight?

The steel sleepers on this line allow for NG, BG and SG.
  DJPeters Assistant Commissioner

Interesting about the tapleys hill road overpass / underpass.

It would need to go underground I guess because of the golf course, This would need to have a new Seaton Station built. This would mean a waste of the $210,000 station shelter recently installed.

interesting because Mullighan is promoting in his leaflets that Labor is doing these projects. Not Labor inspired use of taxpayers funds.
Grange, East Grange, Seaton, Albert Park , Woodville have new station passenger shelters that do not seem to shelter passengers.
Is labor paying for them or is it slightly misleading advertising?

And just up the road is the Port Road level crossing.
With the way the timetables operate you get two trains passing within 2 minutes or so.
There are much greater delays there than at Tapleys Hill road. Delays of ten to fifteen minutes in this area are common, So why not look at removing a much larger problem , in a much more easy project.

Another way to look at this crossing would be to double line from the old Holdens station to past Port Road.
That way trains could be programmed to cross there at the same time and reduce the number of closures by half.

and if that was implemented it would reduce the travel times on that line. And by reducing the 13 minute stop at Grange to say five minutes you could implement a fifteen minute service interval during the peak and provide double the services on the line to cater for the increased patronage being encouraged by labor as part of their free travel for pensioners.






This is in the Premiers electorate, so not a priority as he seems to think his seat is safe,
But Mullighan and his team of traffic hazard erectors ( sorry I mean electoral signs putter uppers) seem to be very worried about the result in Lee.
Mullighan has offered a roundabout at the corner of Military and Jetty roads .
He has erected a very low series of posters right on that corner which impede vision more than already exists.

If he is so worried about road safety , why does he allow signs to be erected that are traffic hazards.

I drove through Port Adelaide and Cheltenham electorates yesterday and the fewer number of posters from all parties was a better experience than the warfare in Lee.
Do these clowns really think I will vote for them as a result of the posters?


Do I really believe that transport ministers are here for public transport.

Last Week I went to the Cold Chisel after race concert on a fairly full train. Festival , car race etc.
I asked about the last train home to Grange.
Oh that will be a bus from North terrace as the line is closed tonight?"
After months and months of closure , they still need to close it again on that very busy night.
What were they doing this time?

So I caught the bus home from Grenfell street as well as a number of disgruntled people who wanted to travel by train, cause it is a better ride, faster and more comfortable.  20 minutes versus forty minutes.
patsstuffnow
They have a fair bit of concrete work to put in down the dive under in the Parklands to hide all the piles there, that can be seen now and it is better they do it the way they are doing it than shutting down the whole line for a week or more again to do it. A last train missing is not really the end of the world though, but a bus is running at night for this to Woodville where you can change into the train to complete your journey home!
  DJPeters Assistant Commissioner


Nothing about regauging the Mount Gambier line for freight?

The steel sleepers on this line allow for NG, BG and SG.
awsgc24
I doubt it will ever get done though as that much of the railway infrastructure in Mt Gambier is missing or could go missing in the future it is beyond a joke. They have gone a long while now and had no complaints that is why I say it might not happen. If it did happen it needs the line to Heywood regauged as well, but that is in Victoria well most of it and so out of the SA govt's reach and cannot be done by SA.

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