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Posted 22 Sep 2020 20:07 in South Australia by kipioneer

Track laying on the Flinders extension was a couple  of metres short of joining the existing track when I went past about 1:00pm..

Ballasting is yet to be done, and the overhead, though the masts a ...

Posted 19 Sep 2020 10:19 in South Australia by kipioneer

[quote=justapassenger]Don't forget Pinera which has:

- large usage by St Johns secondary students

- houses on all sides allowing for decent commuter numbers

- higher "tourist" usage as it's much cl ...

Posted 16 Sep 2020 12:26 in South Australia by kipioneer

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote]A few options for the short stations. 1) Extend Glenalta and Pinera at least 15m to accomodate 3 carriage trains. 2) Close Glenalta and Pinera and create a Blackwood - Glenalta ...

Posted 06 Sep 2020 10:01 in South Australia by kipioneer

The response to 'book us out' was only overshadowed by the 'stay away'. KI did its own harm to itself, and it will be a long time before many forgive the selfish behaviours.

Gunzel42
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Posted 03 Sep 2020 10:36 in South Australia by kipioneer

[quote=don_dunstan][quote][quote][quote]The Lib government's both State ad Fed are on borrowed time and they know it. Marshall might have been a good leader during the pandemic same with Morrison but ...

Posted 03 Sep 2020 09:23 in South Australia by kipioneer

[quote=don_dunstan][quote]The Lib government's both State ad Fed are on borrowed time and they know it. Marshall might have been a good leader during the pandemic same with Morrison but people are sic ...

A question:   assuming a train runs beyond the Gawler Central station how is the Murray Street level crossing triggered?

Presumably the normal operation is for the  crossing to be switched out, and ...

Posted 27 Aug 2020 10:34 in South Australia by kipioneer

On the occasions in the 1970s when I worked at the SA Egg Board on what is now Richmond Road the afternoon Islington Workers train to Mitcham got me home to Unley Park from Keswick.    I can't recall  ...

Posted 27 Aug 2020 10:26 in South Australia by kipioneer

[quote=justapassenger]Salisbury is the planned limit of Stage 1, the change coming is that it will be split into Stage 1a (Adelaide to Dry Creek, including the depot) and Stage 1b (north of Dry Creek ...

[quote=Campaspe 2]I was wondering where the stop for the "Silver City Limited" railcar service (Adelaide - Broken Hill), which ran between 1986 and 1990 was located in Jamestown. At first I thought it ...

Posted 27 Jul 2020 14:43 in South Australia by kipioneer

The new Tonsley station is coming along.  The platform face, prefabricated concrete panels, is being installed today.

Posted 08 Jul 2020 10:47 in South Australia by kipioneer

Another reversal by the Boy Blunder, together with funding for the One and All, is the restoration of funds to maintain the Failie, good news indeed.

[quote=Adelaide Now] Transport and Infrastruct ...

The Port Lincoln Council have fairly quickly backed away from this based on public opinion in Port Lincoln.

A meeting later in the month will reconsider this.

Posted 02 Jul 2020 09:42 in South Australia by kipioneer

This awesome new bus network was sadly dropped all thanks to the vocal minority of little old ladies carrying on like pork chops on A Current Affair.
Gayspie
A somewhat harsh judgement.

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Posted 18 Jun 2020 07:39 in South Australia by kipioneer

The bus plan seems to have caused disquiet among the ranks: [url=https://indaily.com.au/news/2020/06/17/duluk-speaks-out-as-libs-revolt-on-bus-cuts///]Indaily

With the G20 dropped I would go from ...

Posted 14 Jun 2020 11:08 in South Australia by kipioneer

[quote=justapassenger]Now that converting selected city services to feed the Flinders Line (the 330 and X330 from Aberfoyle Park, replacing the current G20/G21/320 and G22X respectively) has been deci ...

Posted 09 Jun 2020 17:52 in South Australia by kipioneer

The bus service between Adelaide and Whyalla is daily supplemented by a thrice weekly Port Lincoln service such is the level of demand.

All 3 Iron Triangle hospitals are government hospitals offeri ...

Posted 08 Jun 2020 22:23 in South Australia by kipioneer

[quote=justapassenger]Best option for terminating the service would be to a temporary staging platform at Adelaide Showground, where passengers could transfer to a metro train (for North Terrace, or d ...

Posted 27 May 2020 10:23 in South Australia by kipioneer

Only 4 of the platforms have been demolished:   Unley Park before the SG was opened due to clearance issues (the track moved westward by 150mm or so), Torrens Park, Eden Hills after a stray container  ...

That this problem is linked to the recent fire was specifically denied in the Advertiser report.

Posted 08 May 2020 09:08 in South Australia by kipioneer

There are few locations between Blackwood and Belair where a crossing loop could be constructed without extensive earthworks.

About the only one is from observation is just beyond the 20km post bet ...

How many foot passengers are there? The one time I was a foot passenger on a day trip there were less than 10.

The easiest way to cater for the few would be a free shuttle bus from Geelong station, ...

Posted 16 Apr 2020 15:10 in South Australia by kipioneer

Work on erecting the overhead on the Gawler line has commenced between the Port line underpass and North Adelaide.

Several gantries are in place as well as a number of steel posts.

Posted 07 Apr 2020 17:18 in South Australia by kipioneer

The Flinders Link viaduct had only one span to go this afternoon (7th April) and the ramp is very much advanced: the walls look complete and the filling much advanced.

Of course there is a considerab ...

Posted 29 Feb 2020 10:27 in South Australia by kipioneer

The "reason" for not building Bellevue Heights was apparently that trains would be delayed stopping there (if only we didn't have to stop for passengers the service would run on time as one council in ...

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