Wayville Railway Station

 
  Calgully Deputy Commissioner

Location:
Can anyone tell me what the actual name of this station will be when it opens?

I had always thought it was going to be "Wayville", but I see in the new Noarlunga line timetable its shown as

Adel-
aide
Show-
ground

and some here are referring to it as Showgrounds.

Given we've already got a Wayville tram station, there's something to be said for not calling it Wayville.  

(Not to mention the former Wayville West tram line - but I guess that's not going to matter to anyone other than ageing foaming gunzels.)

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  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
My money is on it being called 'Station with pseudo decorative footbridge certain to open late' - or at least that's the colloquial name I will be adorning it with.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Why can't the Belair trains use the Seaford tracks during the interpeak tomorrow instead of terminating at Goodwood? Is the signalling system still incomplete and not capable of controlling those moves?
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

Why can't the Belair trains use the Seaford tracks during the interpeak tomorrow instead of terminating at Goodwood? Is the signalling system still incomplete and not capable of controlling those moves?
justapassenger
Probably due to the late running problems on the NC line.

It is only for one day and then not all day.
  nm39 Chief Commissioner

Location: By a road taking pictures
My money is on it being called 'Station with pseudo decorative footbridge certain to open late' - or at least that's the colloquial name I will be adorning it with.
Aaron

How about the "Twisted Station" as the lid is fairly flat at the south end and gets steeper to where the walkway with the drunken attitude is.Laughing
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

The announcement I heard at Adelaide station today about the Belair line closure north of Goodwood referred to Wayville, not Showgrounds or Adelaide Showgrounds.

A pleasant by-product of the closure was that the PIS, confused by the Goodwood-Belair service, did a passable imitation of the English middle order facing quality pace and gave up completely. Despite the lack of patronising announcements telling people to mind the gap every couple of minutes, everybody miraculously managed to avoid falling under the train. After that successful run today, hopefully the audio graffiti will be cut back to remind people not to dive to their death only at stations on a curve or with a height gap.
  witsend Chief Commissioner

Location: Front RH Seat of a School Bus
Can someone explain why the Belair Line is running as a shuttle to Goodwood?

If the Noarlunga Line is running through, surely the points immediatley north of Leader Street could be used to cross the train on to the Seaford up to permit its run through, and the return journey from the Seaford Down?

To me, it doesn't seem like there is logic applied in this.
  Tonsley213 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Everywhere except South Kensington
The track could end up being too congested for that. (Just an idea)

Or maybe we are dealing with the same smart thinking department that took a simple track up grade and made it take 2 months too long.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

The track could end up being too congested for that. (Just an idea)

Or maybe we are dealing with the same smart thinking department that took a simple track up grade and made it take 2 months too long.
"Tonsley213"
The same track takes twice the number of services during peak hour, so that surely can't have been a problem. Even on the old signalling system they never used to have any problems running a near-full peak service for both Noarlunga and Belair on one pair of tracks during the week of the Royal Show.

I'm leaning towards the signalling being incomplete, a bit like the Elizabeth turnback fiasco.
  1S47 Assistant Commissioner

Location: On the Down Fast
The same track takes twice the number of services during peak hour, so that surely can't have been a problem. Even on the old signalling system they never used to have any problems running a near-full peak service for both Noarlunga and Belair on one pair of tracks during the week of the Royal Show.

I'm leaning towards the signalling being incomplete, a bit like the Elizabeth turnback fiasco.
justapassenger

I also suspect the signalling is only half complete & maybe it's not possible to signal trains between the Noarlunga & Belair lines at Goodwood at the moment.  
The Seaford lines are eventually meant to have bi-directional signaling through this section.  While the "wrong direction" signal heads are installed on the gantries, these are not yet illuminated.  
Also most of the new switches & crossings between the Noarlunga and Belair lines are heavily rusted and even have small areas of paint remaining on the railhead from time of installation, which suggests they have never been used. The exception is the down to up crossover on the Noarlunga lines, which was used to reverse the Show Shuttle trains for a week or so earlier this year.

"Why can't the Belair trains run on the Noarlunga lines from Goodwood?" - you could ask the same question about the Night & Weekend closures of the Belair line, which have quietly sneaked back in until 31st December.   Now that the gantries are all installed, could the electrification contractors not work on one pair of lines at a time so the Belair trains could keep running a normal schedule?  Yeah, yeah, I know it's Health & Safety, but there is only one railcar per hour to Belair during these times, so surely a bit of supervision & a TSR for trains through the work area would not be too risky.

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