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From '[i]Adelaide Now[/i] 24/6

[quote]PATRONAGE on the Tonsley line has slumped by 30 per cent since the line re-opened in May after a two year closure.

Figures show 850 commuters use the service ...

Posted 24 Apr 2014 18:38 in South Australia by 2001

The new timetable

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[quote=justapassenger] If the $400,000 is just for a feasibility study the real work happens before it officially starts - crafting the criteria of the study to ensure the predetermined outcome will b ...

Posted 10 Apr 2014 11:42 in South Australia by 2001

From what I've be told, the Barossa Wine Train 3-car Bluebird will do some test runs at NRM on Wednesday afternoon next week 16 April. Shocked
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How many years now since the engi ...

Posted 01 Apr 2014 10:42 in South Australia by 2001

Just heard that, after the high usage experienced on Saturday night, talks about adding a fourth car to the A-City consists will be getting started today.

April Fool.

Wonder how Mike Rann is feeling now ...

Posted 26 Feb 2014 12:00 in South Australia by 2001

Hopefully this does eventuate :


"Transport Services Minister Chloe Fox says express services will start running on the Seaford line from April, after the Tonsley  ...


I've taken several OT posts and created a new thread on SA politics and transport :

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Of course ,purely coincidental that an election looms.

Here's the Labor Party's latest bait :

[quote=AdelaideNow][b]EXTRA ticket barriers and security cameras at two major train stations would c ...

Posted 17 Feb 2014 16:10 in South Australia by 2001

It's a provisional timetable.

Note the Tonsley Line times are for the substitute buses. There will have to be a new newer than newer new TT once the Tonsley Line reopens.

Supposedly Tonsley trai ...

Posted 17 Feb 2014 10:49 in South Australia by 2001

so....who's getting ready to ride a 4000 EMU all the way to Seaford (on a normal service) before the end of the already predicted....I've got "my ticket"!

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You've ...

Posted 15 Feb 2014 16:36 in South Australia by 2001

Speaking of the golf links when did the station disappear?

I remember a stepdown platform by the club rooms in the 1950's.

The station closed on 31/8/57. Same day as the  ...

Posted 07 Feb 2014 10:54 in South Australia by 2001

Technical and geekboy question : How many notches for braking and traction on the 4000 series power controller ?

Posted 07 Feb 2014 10:51 in South Australia by 2001

Whilst the discussion is still warm on Electrical Structures, I have a question which has long intrigued me. The stobie poles that carry the high voltage cables (66KV ??)  over the suburbs and country ...

Posted 02 Feb 2014 17:05 in South Australia by 2001

Question is, Has the No EMU's past this point sign been removed from Brighton?


I last noted the sign on late Friday, still standing, but shifted and facing at 90 degrees


It took six years to complete the Channel Tunnels between England and  France.

A spur line in the south of Adelaide, and almost one third of that time duration approaches.

Keep soldiering on, la ...

Continue here ...


Posted 10 Jan 2014 11:23 in South Australia by 2001

On topic & not trivial ...

Adelaide Metro now have a survey in operation seeking feedback on the 'new' TT.

Posted 10 Jan 2014 11:20 in South Australia by 2001

Off topic & trivial ...

January 10 and there still are Christmas decorations adorning the ARS.

The season begins earlier, and finishes later, every year. So it seems ..

Posted 02 Jan 2014 17:05 in South Australia by 2001

The speed stretch is from Marion Rocks to Hallett Cove and from HCB to the TSR at Meyer Road.


Also 110km/h from Mile End to the Waygrounds.

The Government were honest  ...

Posted 28 Dec 2013 23:40 in South Australia by 2001

I forecast massive headaches for the network controllers once the Tonsley Line returns to operation.

Although possible, I can't see a return of express trains as practical, given the network conges ...

Posted 27 Dec 2013 11:19 in South Australia by 2001

Speaking of the NRM ... what is the latest gossip on the Barossa Lemon Train ? It's been gathering dust there for over 3 years, and the impression I had, from forum discussions and Catchpoint magazine ...

Posted 24 Dec 2013 13:08 in South Australia by 2001

Prefer the British, myself ...

Posted 24 Dec 2013 11:29 in South Australia by 2001

spot the problem with the sign. (Compared to the International Standard that you posted.)
The result of my one-minute google image search. Couldn't find any erect, only those fla ...

Posted 24 Dec 2013 10:53 in South Australia by 2001

Two recent observations : the pedestrian crossing at Young Street, South Brighton has not been reinstated. Level crossing  @ Wheatland Street, Seacliff, has, for motorists,  'high voltage' warning sig ...

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