[u]Frequently Asked Questions.[/u]
[i]Last Updated At: 23:50 hours CST on Sunday the 22nd Of May 2010.[/i]
[u]Current Commercial Operators In South Australia[/u]
Queensland Rail National (QRN) -[url= http://www.qr.com.au http://www.qr.com.au/url
Genesee & Wyoming Australia (GWA) - formally ARG & ASR
Freightlink - [url=www.freightlink.com.au]www.freightlink.com.au[/url] [size=7](All Trains Operated by GWA for Freightlink)[/size]
Pacific National (PN)
TransAdelaide (TA) - Adelaide Metro Rail Network - [url=www.adelaidemetro.com.au]www.adelaidemetro.com.au[/url]
Great Southern Railway (GSR) - [url=www.gsr.com.au]www.gsr.com.au[/url] (Trains Operated by Pacfic National)
Patrick Rail Operations
Specialised Container Transport - [size=7](Trains hauled by Pacific National)[/size]
[u]Tourist Operators In South Australia[/u]
Pichi Richi Railway (PRR) - [url=www.prr.org.au]www.prr.org.au[/url]
Steamranger - [url=www.steamranger.org.au]www.steamranger.org.au[/url]
Yorke Peninsula Rail ceased operations in early 2009.
[color=olive]Former Rail Operators in South Australia[/color]
South Australia Railways (SAR) - ceased operating (1978)
State Transport Authority (STA) - became Transadelaide (1994)
Australian National (AN) - ceased operating (1997)
Steamtown Tourist Railway - ceased operating (2002)
Limestone Coast Railway - ceased operating (2006)
Yorke Peninsula Rail - ceased operating (2009)
Railway Lines In South Australia
[u]Lines Open to Traffic:[/u]
Adelaide Metro Rail Network
Adelaide - Belair (BG) - (DTEI)
Adelaide - Gawler Central (DTEI)
Adelaide - Noarlunga Centre (DTEI)
Adelaide - Outer Harbour (DTEI)
Woodlands Park - Tonsley (DTEI)
Woodville - Grange (DTEI)
Glenelg - Entertainment Centre (Tram) (DTEI)
Interstate Rail Lines
Adelaide - Crystal Brook (ARTC)
Adelaide - Serviceton (ARTC)
Crystal Brook - Broken Hill (ARTC)
Crystal Brook - Spencer Junction (ARTC)
Dry Creek - Pelican Point (ARTC)
Spencer Junction - SA/WA Border (ARTC)
Spencer Junction - Whyalla (ARTC)
Tarcoola - SA/NT Border (Freight Link)
Ceduna - Kevin (GWA)
Coonmia - Port Pirie (GWA)
Cummins - Kimba (GWA)
Gawler Central - Penrice (GWA)
Mount Barker - Victor Harbour (Steamranger)
Port Augusta - Leigh Creek (NRG Flinders)
Port Augusta - Quorn (Pichi Richi)
Port Lincoln - Wudinna (GWA)
Tailem Bend - Loxton (GWA)
Tailem Bend - Pinnaroo (GWA)
Whyalla - Iron Duke (One Steel) Line to Iron Knon (Closed)
Wudinna - Ceduna (GWA) Limited to Loco Transfer Only
[u]Non Operational Lines:[/u]
Gawler River Bridge - Roseworthy (GWA)
Hamiley Bridge - Balakava (GWA)
Kapinnie Brange Line (GWA)
Kevin - Penong (DTEI)
Kimba - Buckleboo (GWA)
Monarto South - Apamurra (GWA)
Mt Barker Junction - Mt Barker (DETI)
Mt Gambier - Millicent (DTEI)
Mt Gambier - SA/Vic Border (DTEI)
Nurioopta - Angaston (Line to be removed in 2010)
Roseworthy - Burra (GWA)
Roseworthy - Kapunda (GWA)
Wolsley - Mt Gambier (DTEI)
[u]Lines in under construction:[/u]
Noarlunga Centre - Seaford (Due to open 2013) (DTEI)
Former Railway Lines in South Australia
Note:The closed date is gerenally when the line was removed.
Adelaide - Glenelg (Closed 19xx)
Caven - Northfield (Closed 1987)
Dry Creek - Caven (Closed 1995)
Grange - Henley Beach (Closed 1957)
Hallet Cove - Willunga (1969)
Hendon Branch (Closed 19XX)
Holden Branch (Closed 1992)
Salisbury - Penfield (Closed 1991)
Showgrounds Branch (Closed 19xx)
Apamurra - Cambrai (Closed 19xx) Rails used by Pichi Richi
Bowmans - Paskeville (Closed 19xx)
Bowmans - Yacka (Closed 19xx
Bruce - Eurilla (Closed 19xx)
Burra - Hallet (Closed 1992)
Coffin Bay Tramway BHP (Closed 1993)
Cambrai - Sedan (Closed 19xx)
Kapinne - Mount Hope (Closed 1965)
Gladstone - Wilimington (Closed 19xx)
Hallet - Peterbourgh (Closed 1980)
Hawker - Marree (Closed 19xx)
Leigh Creek - Marree (Closed 19xx)
Millicent - Beachport (Closed 19xx)
Marree - Alice Springs (Closed 19xx) Replaced by new line via Tarcoola.
Naracorte - Kingston SE (Closed 19xx)
Nurioopta - Angaston (Closed 2010)
Paskeville - Kadina (Closed 19xx)
Peterbourgh - Eurilla (Closed 2002)
Port Pirie - Broken Hill NG (Closed 1970) replaced with a Standard Gauge Track.
Quorn - Hawker (Closed 19xx)
Riverton - Spalding (Closed 1983) Damaged by Ash Wednesday Fires.
Rocky River - Port Pirie (Closed 1984) replace by Standard Gauge Line.
Snowtown - Brinkworth (Closed 19xx)
Wallaroo - Moonta (Closed 19xx)
Yacka - Gladstone (Closed 19xx)
[size=7]TransAdelaide operate the entire Tram and Train network across Adelaide, The State Government have annouced that TransAdelaide will merged with the (DTEI) - Public Transport Division in 2010. [/size]
Currently in service are 11x2000 Class (Power Cars) 18x2100 Class, 30x3000 Class 40(20 Sets)x3100.
[u]Class 2000/2100 'Jumbos' Facts:[/u]
Entered Service: 22nd Of Feb 1980
Powered By: The Class 2000 cars are power by Cummins duel six cylinder diesel engines producing 525 hp or 390 kW (2100 rpm). Electrical power supplied by a 175 kVA alternator.
Weight: 2000 class - 68 tonnes / 2100 class - 42 tonnes
Capacity: 2000 class - 64 persons / 2100 class - 104 persons
Fleet Numbers: 2001 - 2012 / 2101 - 2118
[size=7]Railcar 2009 has been withdrawn from service and used for parts now.[/size]
It has been annouced that these Railcar will be withdrawn from service by 2018.
The Class 2000/2100 have the nick name 'jumbos'.
The cars were build by Comeng, in Glanville (Sydney), NSW.
[size=7][color=blue]Class 3000/3100 [/color][/size]
3000/3100 class - twin turbo-charged Mercedes Benz V12 direct injection diesel engines producing 354 kW (1500 rpm). Electrical power supplied by a 400 kVA alternator.
3100 cars cannot operate as a single unit because each car has only one driving compartment. 3000 cars can operate as single units when required.
3000 class - 106 persons
3100 class - 113 persons
Weight of Class 3000/3100 Railcars:
3000 class - 48 tonnes
3100 class - 46 tonnes
Number Of Class 3000/3100 Railcars:
30 x 3000 (Numbers 3001 to 3030)
40 x 3100 (Numbers 3101 to 3140)
(Note: All 3000/3100 railcars are in service at the moment.)
58 of The class 3000/3100 will be convert to electric, when the Adelaide Rail network is electrified in 2013. 12 will be retained as Diesel-Electric from use on the Belair Line.
Other Interest Fact On The Class 3000/3100 Railcars.
The First 20 Cars (3001-3008 and 3101-3112) were built by Comeng. The remaining cars (3008-3030 and 3112-3140) were Clyde GM.
These cars first enter service in November 1987. These cars were progressivley introduced on to the network until 1996.
[size=7][color=red]TransAdelaide Network Facts.[/color][/size]
Length Of Network:
Adelaide's operating rail system is around 120 kilometres in length.
Across Adelaide there are 84 suburban railway stations.
TransAdelaide runs train to the following destinations.
Adelaide - Gawler Central (Trains Also Terminate at Gawler)
Adelaide - Belair
Adelaide - Noarlunga Centre (Trains Also Terminate at Brighton)
Adelaide - Outer Habour (Trains Also Terminate at Glanville)
Adelaide - Grange
Adelaide - Tonsley (Note: Daytime Monday to Friday Services Only)
[u]Electricfication of Adelaide's Rail Network.[size=7][/size]
In 2008 the State Government annouced that Adelaide's Rail Network would be upgraded and electricfied.
All lines are being re-sleeped with gauge convertable concrete sleepers.
All lines except the Belair are being electricfied, they are due to be electricfied by 2013.
The Noarlunga Line is being extended to Seaford this due to be open in 2013.
50 new electric railcars are being ordered and the class 2000 railcars will be withdrawn sevice by 2018. 58 Class 3000/3100 railcars will be covert to electric and remaining 12 will retain as is for use of the Belair line.
A number of Railway Stations will be upgrade as part of the upgrade project.
[size=7][u]Adelaide Suburban System Construction Timetable[/u][/size]
Adelaide - Port Adelaide 1856
Adelaide - Gawler/Northfield 1857 ([size=7]Dry Creek - Northfield Closed and Removed 1987) However cattle trains still used the Dry Creek - Caven section until 1995.[/size]
Port Adelaide - Dry Creek 1868 [size=7](Now owned by ARTC)[/size]
Port Adelaide - Semaphore via St Vincent Street and Jervois Bridge: 3 January 1878 [size=7](Street line closed XXXX)[/size]
Woodville - Grange 1882
Glanville - Largs Jetty: 23 December 1882 [size=7](Street track to jetty removed 1908?)[/size]
Adelaide - Belair/Bridgewater 1883 [size=7](Note: Belair-Bridgewater was converted to standard gauge in 1995. STA services to Bridgewater ceased in 1987. Single Track working to Belair began on 1st on June 1995.) [/size] (Line re-sleeped in 2009)
Grange - Henley Beach 1894 [size=7](Closed 1957, removed 1978)[/size]
Largs - Outer Harbour: 16 January 1908 [size=7](The line had been opened for goods traffic for the constuction of Outer Harbour in 1903)[/size]
Goodwood - Marino 1913
Marino - Hallet Cove/Willunga 1915 [size=7](Hallet Cove - Willunga Closed 1969)[/size]
Port Adelaide - Glanville via Commercial Road Viaduct: 1916
Sailsbury - Penfield 1941 [size=7](Closed and Removed 1991)[/size]
Port Stanvac - Christies Downs 1976
Christies Downs - Noarlunga Centre 1978
[u]Great Southern Railway[/u]
Great Southern Railway started operations in South Austraila in November 1997. They brought out the old Australian National Passenger arm. GSR runs Indian Pacfic which runs from Sydney to Perth via Adelaide and return, The Ghan which runs from Adelaide to Alice Springs/Darwin and return and The Overland which runs from Adelaide to Melbourne and return.
About the Trains:
The Indian Pacfic is one of the world's longest train journeys running 4352km between Sydney and Perth via Adelaide. The train runs twice weekly. The Indian Pafice goes through some of Australia's most spectacular country from the Blue Mountains to treeless Nullarbor Plain. The train gets it name from the two ocean's that it arrives and departs from. The Indian Pacfic travels along the world's longest straight stretch of railway track of 478 km long.
The Ghan runs between Adelaide and Alice Springs twice weekly and Adelaide and Darwin once a week. The Ghan encounters some great
scenery from the Red Centre to the tropical Top End.
The Overland runs between Adelaide and Melbourne 3 times a week. This was the first intercapital train in Australia. The Overland departs Adelaide Monday,Wednesday and Friday mornings, departs Melbourne Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.
An Extra Overland may run on public holidays or special events eg AFL finals.
[size=7]Genesee & Wyoming Australia[/size]
[size=7](Formally Australia Southern Railroad & Australian Railroad Group)[/size]
About Genesee & Wyoming Australia:
GWA main operations in SA are transporting Grain, Gypsum, Iron Ore & Limestone. GWA supply crews, locomotives & wagons to other rail operators.
GWA have operating rights in South Austraila, Western Australia, Northern Territory, New South Wales and Victoria. GWA also have a shareholding in Freightlink which operates & owns the Alice Springs to Darwin Railway.
GWA are the only Board Gauge & Narrow Gauge freight operator in SA.
[u]GWA Train Numbering:[/u]
[size=7]Note: The first number is the day that the train starts running. Sunday 1, Monday 2, Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4, Thursday 5, Friday 6, Saturday 7.[/size]
K11 Karoonda - Returns K12
K21 Mindarie - Returns K22
K31 Alwoonda - Returns K32
K41 Loxton - Returns K42
Tourist Railways In South Australia.
[u]Limestone Coast Railway[/u] - Thanks jm1941
[i]Please Note: The Limestone Coast railway have ceased running services as of the end of june 2006[/i].
They ran services out of Mt Gambier using old Redhen Railcars.
(Photo by TA 2000)
[u]Lions Club Of Yorke Peninsula Rail.[/u]
Lions Club of Yorke Peninsula Rail have ceased operations as early 2009.
They operated a service between Wallaroo and Bute using the Superchook set or Redhen Railcars.
Pichi Richi Railway
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