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Posted 13 Dec 2020 13:22 in South Australia by 1S47

Driving through Darlington on South Rd this morning (Sunday 13th), I took a quick diversion to the Tonsley Precinct to see if any sign of test trains running on the Flinders extension.

In summary,  ...

Posted 23 Feb 2018 13:57 in South Australia by 1S47

I remember reading somewhere (but can't provide a link) that the regular services will be:

[ul][*]Glenelg / RAH (old West Terrace stop)[*]Entertainment Centre / East End[*]Glenelg / Festival Plaza - ...

According to the construction schedule, trams should be back running through the city from Glenelg to the Entertainment Centre from Monday 22nd, and using part of the new junction at King William St / ...

Posted 14 Jan 2018 11:49 in South Australia by 1S47

He was referring to how interstate freight trains on the ARTC line will no longer need to slow / stop for AdMet railcars crossing the old Torrens Jn, which used to cause serious congestion at the Torr ...

Posted 12 Jan 2018 18:32 in South Australia by 1S47

Does anyone know the situation at Bowden?  Will the new station open when trains resume on Monday or is it still a construction site?  

Adelaide Metro website is confirming OH and Grange trains ar ...

Posted 15 Dec 2017 19:15 in South Australia by 1S47

[quote=justapassenger]Today is allegedly the first day of operation for the ticket barriers at Noarlunga Centre.

I say allegedly, because the experience with the ticket barriers at Salisbury is tha ...

A paper was written for the Institute of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) Australia by G.D. Erdos which contained track & signal diagrams of Adelaide Station Yard before and after the ASER re-configura ...

Let's see it the new announcements last beyond 1st April before deciding!

Posted 23 Jan 2016 14:17 in South Australia by 1S47

[quote=Tonsley213]I also noticed that the doors on 4004 take much longer to close than the other sets. The sequence goes 'ding doors closing ding' then 3-5 seconds later the door actually closes.[/quo ...

[quote=Lt. Commander Data]

I have a few questions:

Is a peak hour train normally only one carriage?

Are Belair trains often late/slow?

Are there often two services parked on the same platform at A ...

[url=http://www.busaustralia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=81718]This thread is running on the Australian Transport Discussion Board (BusAustralia.com) about possible part closure of the Seaford line ...

Posted 22 Nov 2015 19:00 in South Australia by 1S47

This brings back some memories, as I used to commute to Lonsdale station, so I would regularly hear that announcement almost exactly (only difference would be the times).

And as for ".... then - ex ...

Posted 16 Nov 2015 11:52 in South Australia by 1S47

A couple of years ago, I read in a marketing-industry journal about a proposal to instal banks of big screen TVs above the checkouts in supermarkets.  

These would be used to expose the captive aud ...

Posted 28 Oct 2015 19:10 in South Australia by 1S47

[quote=justapassenger] .......... When you consider this is in addition to the other issues of the unstable floors, roaring air conditioning, rattling grab rails, ETCS fitting and horn changes, it wou ...

Posted 27 Oct 2015 09:12 in South Australia by 1S47

An interesting question is whether the head honchos at DPTI acknowledge there is still an unacceptable problem with the EMUs' ride quality?  

There was a rail milling machine used on the Seaford li ...

Posted 19 Sep 2015 13:28 in South Australia by 1S47

Any sightings of 4021 and/or 4022?

(I read somewhere not long ago that delivery of all 22 EMUs was scheduled to be completed by end of September.}

Posted 28 Aug 2015 15:59 in South Australia by 1S47

Speaking of Platform 9¾, on Thursday morning this week the main Departures screens on ARS concourse were showing the next Seaford Line service as:-

"08.25 to Noarlunga Centre - stopping only at No ...

Posted 27 Aug 2015 23:10 in South Australia by 1S47

Back when Mike Rann's Rail Revitalisation plan was announced, which included electrification to Gawler, I remember reading that Seaford Depot was never designed to hold the full EMU fleet, the assumpt ...

Posted 15 Aug 2015 09:30 in South Australia by 1S47

Has 4020 been at Dry Creek since July 24 when it was transferred from Seaford or has it been out on test or in service?
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I saw 4020 running City-bound through Goodwood on Sat 8th Au ...

Posted 24 Jul 2015 12:48 in South Australia by 1S47

[quote=justapassenger]Once 20 EMUs have actually entered service it is probably time for some of the premier peak extra trains to run as double consists on a routine basis, and have these marked in th ...

Posted 23 Jul 2015 13:58 in South Australia by 1S47

For those interested, but can't get to the right place at the right time to see them, there are still two 4-car Jumbo sets soldiering on, working weekday Gawler Central expresses.

I had wondered if ...

Posted 29 Mar 2015 20:23 in South Australia by 1S47

[quote=62430]Early in February there was a second 3-car set active, 2105/2011/2106. However it's evident that by the end of February, 2106 had been incorporated into one of the 4-cars, displacing 211 ...

Posted 26 Mar 2015 17:38 in South Australia by 1S47

The 1608 was not worked by a jumbo today, much to my disappointment.

I think the second 4 car set is 2109/2010/2106/2012 isn't it?

Smacks

Yes, there is a typo in my first post.

My no ...

Posted 26 Mar 2015 13:07 in South Australia by 1S47

Just for the record, as of late March a handful of Jumbos is still soldiering on in peak-hour service on the Gawler line.

Recent regular workings seem to be.....

0650 Gawler Central - Adelaide ( ...

Posted 20 Mar 2015 11:45 in South Australia by 1S47

I've ridden on the VLocity DMUs in Victoria and their ride quality seems much smoother at speed than the A-City EMUs - even on the North-East Broad Gauge to Seymour line, which I understand was not re ...

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