Adelaide Showgrounds station

 
  touring Junior Train Controller

Location: Adelaide
The Adelaide Showgrounds station (also called Wayville Showgrounds station) will open on Monday February 17.

You can see photos of how it looks now, and find out more about its Open Day (morning) here:
http://www.weekendnotes.com/adelaide-showgrounds-train-station/

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  SAR526 Chief Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, South Australia.
The Adelaide Showgrounds station (also called Wayville Showgrounds station) will open on Monday February 17.
touring

Thanks for the information URL. I spent several interesting minutes as a result.

It may be nitpicking to say so, but the several unofficial names by which this station has been called (e.g. 'Waywick') need to be forgotten. The name signs on the new station read ADELAIDE SHOWGROUNDS. We should in future call it by that name, or perhaps 'Showgrounds' as an abbreviation.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

I suspect it will become generally known to people as one of either Showgrounds or Wayville - just as the Adelaide Showgrounds are generally known to most people as 'the Wayville Showgrounds.'

If they had stuck with the name Keswick as a direct replacement for the rotten old station I think it would have stuck without any issues - and not required any reprogramming of PIS units on trains and platforms.
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

Thanks for the information URL. I spent several interesting minutes as a result.

It may be nitpicking to say so, but the several unofficial names by which this station has been called (e.g. 'Waywick') need to be forgotten. The name signs on the new station read ADELAIDE SHOWGROUNDS. We should in future call it by that name, or perhaps 'Showgrounds' as an abbreviation.
SAR526

Brian

Have soome fun!
Kesville and Waywick are much easier of the tongue.

"Showgrounds" is all that is required; drop the Adelaide.

Ian
  1S47 Assistant Commissioner

Location: On the Down Fast
Thanks for the information URL. I spent several interesting minutes as a result.

It may be nitpicking to say so, but the several unofficial names by which this station has been called (e.g. 'Waywick') need to be forgotten. The name signs on the new station read ADELAIDE SHOWGROUNDS. We should in future call it by that name, or perhaps 'Showgrounds' as an abbreviation.
SAR526

Cranking the nitpicking up a notch, the official name of the station and the facility it serves is "Adelaide Showground" (without an "s").
I'm sure Showgrounds will become the usual form though, whatever the RA&HS's highly paid branding and imaging consultants came up with.

Be interesting to see how consistently the correct name is used in official Adelaide Metro publicity & communications. Adelaide Metro have variously referred to Mawson Interchange on the Gawler line as Mawson Interchange, Mawson Lakes Station, or Mawson Lakes Interchange. I guess it doesn't matter much at ML (everybody knows where you mean), but the RA&HS might be a bit more sniffy about correct portrayal of their brand and Registered Trademark.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

I'm sure a man could be sent out with a Sharpie to add an apostrophe onto the station sign and make it "correct" if the RA&HS got their knickers in a knot and nobody at the department had the balls to give them the standard canned response of:
Your comments were forwarded to the relevant team. Thank you for your interest in the project.
"DPTI"
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

So you are suggesting Adelaide Showground's?  The question then is, Adelaide Showground's what?

If the official name is Adelaide Showground you would need to remove a superfluous S, not add a possessive apostrophe.
  touring Junior Train Controller

Location: Adelaide
Cranking the nitpicking up a notch, the official name of the station and the facility it serves is "Adelaide Showground" (without an "s").
1S47

Oh smeg!
Badly sprung on that one, 1S47.

I even called DPTI mandarin Luigi Rossi to confirm the name as "Adelaide" rather than "Wayville", and I could have sworn he said the "s" on the end of "showground". After all, who actually calls it the singular form?


Now do I correct the article, or wait and see what people call it?
Hmmm.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

So you are suggesting Adelaide Showground's?  The question then is, Adelaide Showground's what?

If the official name is Adelaide Showground you would need to remove a superfluous S, not add a possessive apostrophe.
"duttonbay"
Adelaide Showground's Station - i.e. the Showground has a station. I know it's ¢®@p, but good enough for fobbing off an officious old codger at the RA&HS with a pole up his @$$. I should send this proposal to the relevant team.

How is the construction of the shared path on the eastern side of the underpass progressing?
  touring Junior Train Controller

Location: Adelaide
I didn't take any photos near the underpass, just from Maple Ave, Rose Tce, and Anzac Hwy corner.
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
It will always be Waywick to me.
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Adelaide Showground's Station - i.e. the Showground has a station. I know it's ¢®@p, but good enough for fobbing off an officious old codger at the RA&HS with a pole up his @$$. I should send this proposal to the relevant team.
justapassenger

Along with a note for change to "Adelaide's Railways Station"?

Adelaide owns it, and the rail goes multiple ways...
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
The Geographical Names Board might have something to say about the possessive having got rid of it in every other case many years ago.
  Scooter_Guy Chief Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, SA. Suburb: Redwood Park
Can't wait to go there to take heaps of photographs!
  1S47 Assistant Commissioner

Location: On the Down Fast
Well it’s 16th February and the new Showground station is due to open first train tomorrow.

It seems this will be a bit of a low-key affair and there might not be many non-gunzel punters on Day 1, or the day after either.

As of this afternoon, the Adelaide Metro website is showing:-

1.      A new timetable for the Belair line, effective 17th February.  This has 100% of Belair line trains stopping at Showgrounds.

2.     No mention of a modified timetable or the Showgrounds station for the Noarlunga line.  
Does this mean that Noarlunga trains will not be stopping at the new station until the new Seaford line in opened in a week or so?  
Or are trains actually stopping from Monday, but AdMet do not want to issue a modified timetable which will last just one week?  
If the Noarlunga trains are stopping here, you’d expect it should appear in the timetable, since passengers need to know which of the peak-direction skip-stop trains will stop there.  Will it be the “stops at Goodwood” or “stops at Mile End” trains serving the Showgrounds, or will all Noarlunga trains stop there?  It’s not like commuters can look at the Rail Real Time displays at stations for the answer either.

3.      Despite various other current announcements andservice updates on the Adelaide Metro website front page, no mention of the new station opening, or new train timetable(s).
  AN830 Locomotive Driver

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
The Seaford line if the date I've heard is correct will open next weekend, so I'd imagine that the current Noarlunga Timetable will remain in place until then.
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
If you mean next weekend as in 22-23 then either it won't be opening then, or the government have broken a promise that they would provide a full week's notice of the timetable ahead of Seaford opening.

More and more Adelaide is becoming a city of 'Timetables? We just drive and stop when and where we want.'
  mclaren2007 Assistant Commissioner

Location: recharging my myki
Great, all stop trains to Belair even in peak Rolling Eyes
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Great, all stop trains to Belair even in peak Rolling Eyes
"mclaren2007"
Which stops would you like to see dropped?

Mile End is not an option, in the peaks it is one of the better used stations thanks to large numbers of students from St Michaels, Temple Christian College and Adelaide High School.
  mclaren2007 Assistant Commissioner

Location: recharging my myki
More express runs in peak would suffice. They used to have 2 Mitcham-Eden Hills-All Stops services, but they were dropped.
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
More express runs in peak would suffice. They used to have 2 Mitcham-Eden Hills-All Stops services, but they were dropped.
"mclaren2007"
Wow, and I thought the 'service for me' people were only living south of Noarlunga Centre...
  torrens5022 Junior Train Controller

More express runs in peak would suffice. They used to have 2 Mitcham-Eden Hills-All Stops services, but they were dropped.
mclaren2007


What is a Mitcham to Eden Hills all stops service? There's 14 stations on the Belair line (including ARS) what stations were expressed?  
The travel time is due to geography and not the amount of stations, expressing makes no sense on this line.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

What is a Mitcham to Eden Hills all stops service? There's 14 stations on the Belair line (including ARS) what stations were expressed?  
The travel time is due to geography and not the amount of stations, expressing makes no sense on this line.
"torrens5022"
Stopping only at Mitcham, then Eden Hills, then all stops from there to Belair - and the reverse for an inbound run.

The last timetable to have them had one inbound in the morning and one outbound in the afternoon. They were reasonably popular with a three car train needed for the inbound morning service, but that was six years ago before all the lengthy shutdowns started driving people away from rail.
  mclaren2007 Assistant Commissioner

Location: recharging my myki
The all stops services are a pain, but I can put up with them. I'd rather those than the god awful B1.
  alcoworldseries Deputy Commissioner

Location: Auburn
So sad too bad Aaron Seaford opens this Sunday, this type of broken promise I can live with

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