Tonsley Upgrade Thread

 
  Milkomeda Chief Train Controller

I look down that way every time I'm on the N4 I only seen it dug up like a couple of weeks ago it definitely wasn't like that last month

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  redadare Junior Train Controller

Location: Flagstaff Hill
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Tonsley213
I was talking to the 'crowd' based at Leader St yesterday. That company has the job of Tonsley. One of the chaps there said he had another week and half there then a two week break before Tonsely commencement. Their campsite at Leader St is being slowly packed up now. The Project Manager there is a really decent fellow.
  Tonsley213 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Everywhere except South Kensington
Ok, uni believe you. I was walking past the site offices at Goodwood and everything seemed to be half packed up.

How close to daws road are we talking about this dirt being dig up?
  Tallboy-Lemond Station Master

[quote="normangerman"]If you want the government to (presumably) hear what plans and tips you have on how to do it better, fill out the comments form on the website. If you don't and it stays the same, you only have yourself to blame.[/quotPerform

maybe they have media monitors that read the Railpage Australia™ and pass on the best the comments !!!

On other matters, Perfect opportunity to close mitchel park station, only 500m from the new proposed clovelly park station. The 20 people that use it could catch the adjacent bus stop, and we could start actually getting passengers on a fast train to the new uni and bus interchange.

better not demolish it though, as we would miss the fun of reading about the community 'friends of' group, ( i.e. it gives me something to Winge about group).
  Tallboy-Lemond Station Master

[quote="Tallboy-Lemond"][If you want the government to (presumably) hear what plans and tips you have on how to do it better, fill out the comments form on the website. If you don't and it stays the same, you only have yourself to blame.[/quotPerform

There is an open day thing planned for the 21st at Tonsley site. can provide the plans in person!
  Tonsley213 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Everywhere except South Kensington
The Junction at Tonsley has been removed, presumably to replace the turnout with two turnouts and a diamond.

Meanwhile the track section cabin has had very little progress over the last few months.
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
The Junction at Tonsley has been removed, presumably to replace the turnout with two turnouts and a diamond.

Meanwhile the track section cabin has had very little progress over the last few months.
Tonsley213
I doubt it is for the duplication works for that matter is still to go before the Public Works Standing Committee.

The work seemed to me to be a fix for there was a trench dug across the site when I passed by on Sunday.   Everything was there just not where it should be.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

I doubt it is for the duplication works for that matter is still to go before the Public Works Standing Committee.
kipioneer
That didn't stop them with Kesville station.
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
That didn't stop them with Kesville station.
justapassenger
At least that was before the Public Works Standing Committee Smile
  Tallboy-Lemond Station Master

Open day on Sunday at the old Mitsubishi site. Details on the Tonsley development and department web site.

I hear there are face painters, and I'm sure a few clowns Smile.
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

Open day on Sunday at the old Mitsubishi site. Details on the Tonsley development and department web site.

I hear there are face painters, and I'm sure a few clowns Smile.
Tallboy-Lemond

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  Tonsley213 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Everywhere except South Kensington
The plans have changed.

Clovelly Park train station will not be rebuilt or moved, it will be refurbished where it stands.

Also noticed that work on the track sectioning cabin has not progressed very far in they last 3-4 months.

Also the new points have been installed at Tonsley Junction.
  sar602 Chief Train Controller

Location: Nomadic truckie
tracks now gone if anyones noticed they have got as far as Clovelly park as of 1500 this arvo
  Tonsley213 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Everywhere except South Kensington
At Tonsley Junction, are there two tracks comming off the main line or is it just the 1 as before?
  62430 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Metro Adelaide
At Tonsley Junction, are there two tracks comming off the main line or is it just the 1 as before?
Tonsley213
See Section 3.1 pp 6-8 of the Public Works Committee TONSLEY PUBLIC TRANSPORT PROJECT STAGE 1 AND 2 Report (No. 480) for the proposed scheduling of junction works.

The photos below show the present state of the junction.  The single lead junction has been restored after the trackbed excavation/drainage/sig+comms ducting work during July.  The foundation for an additional track on the down side can be seen.

View SW from Adelaide Tce 2013-08-01


View NE from Adelaide Tce 2013-08-01


Alex C
  85trainfan Train Controller

Location: If only I Knew, that would make 2 of us :)
Looking back towards Tonsley from the end of the current Junction.
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Building a Base for Dual Tracks. Taken from the Pedestrian Maze on Daws rd, looking North towards Tonsley Junction. Daws Rd has markings on it indicating where circuits and new crossing is being installed to.
[img]http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3770/9570209424_4e333e2349_m.jpg[/img]
  Tonsley213 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Everywhere except South Kensington
I decided to get out of the car today and take a few photos of the Tonsley Line upgrade.

Taken at Mitchell Park station.

  mm42 Chief Train Controller

Are they completely replacing all sleepers and rails, or just taking them away for reburbishment ?  In December 1965 I lived in a house opposite Tonsley station, and watched it being built.  If there's been no refurbishment since then, the sleepers and rails would be nearly 48 years old.
  nm39 Chief Commissioner

Location: By a road taking pictures
Are they completely replacing all sleepers and rails, or just taking them away for reburbishment ?  In December 1965 I lived in a house opposite Tonsley station, and watched it being built.  If there's been no refurbishment since then, the sleepers and rails would be nearly 48 years old.
mm42
I remember when I was at Mitchell Park Primary School the sleepers being replaced with steel. Also I remember a tamper and a ballast regulator doing maintenance on another occasion.
  redhen424 Station Staff

Just a quick question to all......when the tonsley line is finished being refurbished, will they be running services at night and weekends instead of how the old timetable was? Anyone have any info on this or am I asking a bit early?....thanks
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

Are they completely replacing all sleepers and rails, or just taking them away for reburbishment ?  In December 1965 I lived in a house opposite Tonsley station, and watched it being built.  If there's been no refurbishment since then, the sleepers and rails would be nearly 48 years old.
mm42

Some of the sleeper at the Tnsley platform were originals, a picket could be easily driven through them; one in three had been replaced.

Note the attention to drainage at Mitchell Park.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

It's too early to say about nights and weekends, at this point they are just committing to weekday services being half-hourly with the infrastructure in place for a future expansion to four trains per hour. That in itself is a downward revision from the original boasting about four trains per hour.

Any increase in traffic on the Tonsley line will depend exclusively on how well the bus interchange is done so that it can take over many of the outer suburbs' bus routes which currently jam up Goodwood Road and South Road on their way to/from the city. The park and ride will only be a minor component of any usage increase, it is to be just 600 spaces which is just two units' worth of train passengers (assuming 1-2 people per car), and it will probably get taken over by people working at the Tonsley Park precinct instead of train passengers.

Unfortunately the current plans appear to be a major hatchet job, with the bus stops being further from the station than they are currently, and therefore not an interchange. It would have been better to cut the rail line back to Clovelly Park station where there is space for a proper interchange with cross-platform transfers to be built on the ex-Mitsubishi site. The corridor would still be used for public transport (as a bus-only link from the interchange to Flinders Drive, South Road and the Southern Expressway policed by rising bollards) but more effectively than if the trains were running along that section to a terminus not near an interchange.
  Tonsley213 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Everywhere except South Kensington
It states in the project flyer that services will return at 30 minutes in peak and hourly out of peak. This is due to operational funding.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

The website currently has no mention of hourly services.
  Tonsley213 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Everywhere except South Kensington
I told you that it is in the project flyer. Not the website. The flyer or brochure whatever you want to call it.

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