Have they actually ordered the trains this time? That'll be a key clue as to how serious they are.Contract awarded in June 2019.
Where is the new substation located.I've been told that the transformers will be installed at the existing SA Power Networks substation in Kilburn.
Like the Lonsdale substation, this will be a few hundred metres away from where it feeds in to the overhead line system.WI see new prefabricated buildings in the dry Creek switch yard, but that's dry Creek, not Kilburn as stated. I've seen photos somewhere.At a guess, one of the prefab buildings at Dry Creek would be for a switching cabin to control the power supply within the depot.
I note that mast foundations have been installed along the section from Adelaide Goal (Y Junction) to Ovingham but still no masts installed. Is it the same in this section up to Islington? Anyone hazard a guess as to what progress there will be by the end of Jan 2021?They've been putting in 25kv overhead fittings on the Regency Road overpass today.The 25kV cantilever arms were fitted to the masts between Pym - Islington - Islington works back in August. There has been no visible overhead work in that section since then. 25kV arms were then fitted through Dudley Pk towards Ovingham. Mast foundations have been cast N from Islington Wks to Dry Creek, N of Pt Wakefield Rd, between Mawson Lakes and Chidda and also between Torrens Bridge and Adelaide Yard. Masts have appeared from Islington Wks to Grand Junction Rd, and at Greenfields. At Greenfields and Parafield Gdns stations mast foundations have appeared on the west side of the ARTC line which means that overhead structures will span the ARTC track which carries the double stacked freight traffic.
A major part of the work since July has been the cable ducting work in the trackside out to Salisbury. New signalling and LX cabinets have been installed from Hawker St to near Kilburn. Several AWS ramps have been removed and are lying lineside awaiting reinstallation at relocated signals. Fencing has also been erected at various locations from N Adelaide to S of Salisbury.
It is now almost a year since the visible electrification work commenced.
The DEMUs for the Port, Grange and Belair lines are being maintained at Seaford depot.