Happy Easter all.
hope everyone stays safe on the road and rails.
Went to Semaphore for the international kite festival today, was part of the expected crowd of 65,000 people. and moved around the port and grange areas.
And for the third Easter in a row the west has substitute bus services.
My last trip to the city from Grange was V8 supercar weekend to attend the Cold Chisel concert. During the Festival time as well and buses substituted for trains that night as well.
So my question is ???
When will the Outer Harbor and Grange lines actually be finished?
Was this latest interruption to services as part of Salisbury electrification ?
If so, could they not have put some railcars captive on the Port line for the weekend? Maybe paid the museum a stabling charge.
Bus substitute services just do not cut the mustard on these lines.
Another example of how keeping the rosewater loop intact would have made sense.
Or has Labour left the state so bankrupt that they can not afford to run services?
If services had run as normal , or as truncated services from Bowden to Outer Harbour and Grange, the buses could have preformed a shuttle service along Semaphore road. That could have been a way to repay the businesses and services in the area for their losses during the last few years.
Instead there were probably " business as usual " signs on the closed roads and platforms.