I noticed poles erected on the duplicated section to the north of Daws Rd. Also noticed crews working on the turnout just north of Celtic Ave and the signal box just south. The signal were still not illuminated.The signals just N and S of Celtic Ave are now lit red. The Celtic Ave LX was activated briefly while I was having a look this afternoon. Signal and LX cabinets at Clovelly Pk were being worked on. Balises have appeared near a wheel detector just S of the Charles St Ped Xing which is having new mazes constructed (automatic gates?).
That signal is a wee bit close to the up track. I assume it will be shifted when the junction is completed.
"At the Clovelly Park Park-and-Ride on 5 March finishing touches were being made to lighting at the 600-space car park. It is a surprisingly long walk from the car park on the south side of Alawoona Avenu to the station. Pedestrians are required to cross Alawoona Avenuel, and there is no designated walking route. It is a pity the car park were not on the northern side of Alawoona Avenue, which would have reduced pedestrian-vehicle conflicts, and required a shorter walk." mm42
Significant work has been completed on the Tonsley line to date, including electrification, resleepering and duplication of 1.1 km of track to enable a future 15 minute service when operational assets allow. The re-signalling of the Tonsley line to ensure compatibility with the overhead electrification infrastructure was completed in late 2013. Final works involve matching in the new double track junction with the main Seaford line. This work is extremely complex and has involved detailed planning by the track, electrification and signalling teams.
Signalling works are underway to incorporate the new dual track section of the Tonsley line and to signalise the new dual track junction configuration, to be commissioned in co-ordination with the final junction works. Electrification works such as the installation of masts and overhead wiring for the new duplicated junction and track alignment are complete, with final adjustments and quality checks required when the transition is made to the new track. On completion of this work the Tonsley line can re-open to passenger services.
The DPTI Tonsley Upgrade webpage seems to have been recently updated with reference to recent electrification and signalling work. The implication is that the service won't now resume until after the new junction is installed. When I passed last week, the signal cabinets at the junction were open and being worked on.