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Lt. Commander Data

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Surely there is a fire risk associated with having an electric train system though a high-bushfire risk zone?

While on the topic of Adelaide Hills rail, back in the late 50s/early 60s there was a p ...

The point of it is a political gimmick. Yes, it would be cool to have. Useful and viable? Probably not. Has anyone actually seen Jay Wetherill recently?

This just puts Labour on the back foot, beca ...

Out of interest, why would the trains be passing at Balhannah Station? Surely it would be more convienient to pass at Ambleside, the loop is longer and there's less Roads to block.

If for some rea ...

Posted 16 Dec 2016 01:03 in South Australia by Lt. Commander Data

How would you propose a tram goes down Grenfell and Currie Streets? Not like it's the main corridor for the O-Bahn and Hills. After the O-Bahn tunnel/ditch thing is finished it will be even busier. Un ...

If your going to get off a Kilburn and walk, you might as well get a 238 or 239 bus. They go every 1/2 hour, and depart from locations in the CBD much more useful than the Adelaide Station.

Steamranger at Mt Barker could also be worth a visit - no AdMet trains go there, but buses do (every 1/2 hour or less 7days on routes T840, 840X, T842, T843, 860F & 864F). About 1 hour trip in each di ...

Mile End is one of the best served stations on the whole network. Any Seaford, Tonsley or Belair train will get you there, they have a combined frequency of 15mins or less throughout the day on weekda ...

The only bad thing about the Torrens River footbridge is that it's not wide enough - it is extremely popular with people going from the trams, buses and railway station to Adelaide Oval.

With Adelaide's crappy soil? No thanks, I'd rather have it at ground level. Knowing this government they'd cock an underground line up waaaay more than the cock up that is the Seaford/Tonsley line alr ...

Are the Steamranger 2000s at MtBarker yet? I had a bit of a look yesterday, and couldn't see them (although it is likely they would be in the workshops, and I didn't look there).

Heath Loxton,

Your post was all going fine until you mentioned Adelaide to Victor via Mt Barker. Who would use this service? I'm not sure if you know, the quickest way to Victor is through Seaford. ...

The running cost of a rural passenger service also would burn a hole In the SA Governments budget.
Nightfire


I think that's a small understatement. More like dropping a nuke in a desol ...

There's even time to do it with night and weekend works, to avoid a full shutdown.
justapassenger
That would take all the fun out of it, wouldn't it? No one would be able to say "I don't ...

I don't think the noise of the diesel 2000s will bother locals on the Steamranger Line, when there are properly loud steam engines thundering past as well. In comparison the 2000s will be quiet.

[quote=Nightfire][quote][quote]Started this over 10 years ago received some responses and now relevant again as [b]there is talk about a line extension at Osbourne for the submarine projects.[/b] Was ...

Posted 03 Jun 2016 17:29 in South Australia by Lt. Commander Data

It was not snow. Trust me, I live less than 2km from this "station", no snow. I doubt it was sleet either, just a lot of hail. The only places in the Hills where snow will happen is at the top  ...

That's sad. I'd have hoped a few (1 or 2) went to the NRM or even Steamranger. It's a shame to see them all get scrapped.

I live in Stirling, but if the Bridgewater train still ran Heathfield Station would be my local. My Lofty station is useless to almost everyone, as it is approx 1km from Stirling Main Street.

At sc ...

[quote=don_dunstan][quote]So Malcolm ticks off Vote buying for Boothby[/quote]It still relies on Weatherill coming up with the rest of the money doesn't it.

I've had Christopher Pyne looking at me ...

According to AdelaideMetro, normal services have resumed, so disregard my previous post.

[quote=BillD]I called in at Brighton tonight to watch 3000 railcars terminating on the middle road where passengers would board or alight. There were seven buses standing by as I arrived.

Leaving j ...

I think it would make sense if trams ended up replacing alpha-numeric bus routes- H30, B10, W90, G10, H20, etc., then keep the same "numbers" for the trams. That way it wouldn't confuse bus/tram users ...

The buses are already shaking themselves apart. There are numerous threads on the ATDB about the Scania K series and their inability to run on the O-Bahn. It has nothing (or very little) to do with th ...

[quote=mk4c]I wonder what the practical speed limit is for an O-Bahn style dedicated busway? It might be easier to squeeze in something that is less sensitive to tight curves and steep gradients and c ...

Heard the new train announcements today (decided to get a BEL and 894S instead of T863), and found it amusing. At first, when he said "this is a train service to Belair, stopping all stations", I thou ...

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