Ribbon Cutting Time in SA

 
  62440 Chief Commissioner

With the election only weeks away, I'm sure that the J4SA team will be looking for things to open before the election and take credit for.
The SAHMRI is an obvious candidate
One direction on the Superway looks like a target
One electric train will run into ARS for a press promo, it will then go back to the depot until after the election and the power will be turned off
Services will start to Seaford with a major promo
A new station on the OH line will be opened at StClair

Babies being kissed is a given

Promises will be made at random

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  touring Junior Train Controller

Location: Adelaide
He just opened Tonsley TAFE yesterday
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
I opened a chip packet last night, invited J4SA along but he said he had a more pressing issue to deal with on the Noarlunga Line...
  SAR526 Chief Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, South Australia.
With the election only weeks away, I'm sure that the J4SA team will be looking for things to open before the election and take credit for.
62440

Why shouldn't they? Do you really think that there would be anything to open if the 'Liberals' had been in power? I challenge you to think of anything past negativity and middle class welfare for which they stand – particularly the squabbling cabal that runs the South Australian division of the Tea Party.

With all their faults and mistakes (and there are many) Labor governments have begun and largely completed very many improvements in the fabric of our state. We would have had a tunnel link and light rail station under King William Street between Glenelg and Tea Tree Plaza but for bloody minded sabotage by an incoming 'Liberal' government, and then there wouldn't have been the need for the 'Liberal' confected protests on the Parliament House steps against extending the tram, a development which a very few supported (as I did with a large placard) at that same meeting. Its success is demonstrated by the day long crowding with consequent increases in frequency, and it is only the first step towards eventual extension into suburbia.

Much of the criticism of the present government's inability to get private contractors to honour their obligations on time should be laid upon those throughout Australia who got rid of government rail systems with their permanent 'hands on' experienced staffs in favour of privatization, with no guarantee that anything but the profit motive would bring about anything like efficiency. Had real railwaymen had the money invested and the task of renewing and electrifying rail infrastructure it would all have been completed long ago without closures, for example the complete reconstruction of the Adelaide station and the Hilton Hotel over it.

Finally, as a 'John Stuart Mill' liberal, I object to the misuse of that honorable term by people who stand for a high degree of legislated interference in the private lives of their fellow citizens, with one exception – the fostering of complete freedom to manipulate the financial system to their personal advantage. The term is used in its correct sense in the U.S.A.. The people most despised by right wing Republicans, 'Born Again Christians' and Tea Party types are liberals like me who believe in real freedom of the individual, so long as he respects the similar rights of others. I see very little evidence that the 'Liberal' party is anything other than the 'I'm All Right Jack' party. Now you'll really have something against which to fulminate.
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
could we get another line electrified. i have not read this in the press announcements or policy.  has it got legs?
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

Brian 526
Unfortunately Labor governments largely sabotage themselves.

The public of SA are happy to give them a free reign until the mismanagement becomes too obvious even for Blind Freddy.

The horrible Liberals then get power and cut costs and projects until the public get sick of belt tightening and let the Labor at the purse to spend the money the Libs say they have collected.

Thus is the cycle of politics in SA (and Australia for that matter)

Cynically yours
Ian
  hosk1956 Deputy Commissioner

Location: no where near gunzels
I opened a chip packet last night, invited J4SA along but he said he had a more pressing issue to deal with on the Noarlunga Line...
Aaron

Perhaps you had the wrong flavour chips Aaron, in your case would they have been Salt & Vinegar?   Confused

Wayne
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

Perhaps you had the wrong flavour chips Aaron, in your case would they have been Salt & Vinegar? Confused

Wayne
hosk1956

Laughing touché!
  62440 Chief Commissioner

It was not meant to be party political, it applies to all. I remember Joh taking a ride from Gladstone to Rockhampton to "cut the ribbon". It took a lot of extra work and the power was turned off as soon as his train coasted into the station, and it was not energised for some time after that.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Perhaps you had the wrong flavour chips Aaron, in your case would they have been Salt & Vinegar?   Confused

Wayne
"hosk1956"
Touché, yes. As it turns out, yes they were... No BBQ left.

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