StClair Station

 
  mclaren2007 Assistant Commissioner

Location: recharging my myki
pretty narrow platform Confused

Sponsored advertisement

  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
pretty narrow platform Confused
mclaren2007
Case of have to be on that side the back of the platform is virtually up against the fence of the Manufacturing Park behind it. I honestly don't think you are going to see thousands of people standing on that platform all at once though. If the patronage at other station's on the line is anything to go by.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Case of have to be on that side the back of the platform is virtually up against the fence of the Manufacturing Park behind it. I honestly don't think you are going to see thousands of people standing on that platform all at once though. If the patronage at other station's on the line is anything to go by.
David Peters
Certainly not on that platform which would see the vast majority of use by people tipping out of trains at the end of a home-bound return leg of a journey and heading straight to the exit, just like the narrow southbound platform at Seaford Meadows. It doesn't need a huge amount of space for waiting passengers, just a token functional shelter and good exit routes.
  mclaren2007 Assistant Commissioner

Location: recharging my myki
Didn't think of that one, yes 99% of people that use it will be alighting Rolling Eyes
  62440 Chief Commissioner

Time for an update, work is trickling along. There are footings at the up end but not much sign that anything is going up on them just yet. There is a TSR20 at the site so the stop should have a minimal effect on the timetable.

[bigimg]http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y501/62440/IMG_1765_zps285fa44f.jpg[/bigimg]
The station approaching looking towards Adelaide

[bigimg]http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y501/62440/IMG_1768_zpsd83001e2.jpg[/bigimg]
View along the down platform

[bigimg]http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y501/62440/IMG_1769_zpscf007e01.jpg[/bigimg]
View along the up platform with the ramp in progress
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
I still think that the down platform could have been built the other side of the road though so that a stopping train does not hold up traffic on Cheltenham Parade for very long. As it is a wheelchair or something is going to take a while to get on or off and get the train moving again. Yeah I know it happens else where, but it could have had this done there after the pulled the Racecourse platform down on that side. Would be a lot less frustration for motorist using Cheltenham Parade.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
It should be also noted that the Cheltenham Pde level crossing is getting traffic lights added for a pedestrian controlled crossing across Cheltenham Pde on the north side of the line.
It appears that the crossing traffic lights will be intigrated with the newly installed traffic lights where the new road leads into the St. Clair development.
  62440 Chief Commissioner

A couple of months since the last update. Just missed a shot with the Redhens.

[bigimg]http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y501/62440/IMG_2351_zps513e0307.jpg[/bigimg]
The Adelaide platform, essentially complete, lights are on at night probably explains lack of graffiti to date.

[bigimg]http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y501/62440/IMG_2352_zpsfc4addd0.jpg[/bigimg]
The Outer Harbour platform, some work in progress at the Adelaide end.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Last Friday when I went through both ways on the train it looked to be only minor work needed and then it can be officially opened most of the hardware etc is in place and only a few handrail sections needed to be installed by the look of it. So it might be not far off the official opening one hopes anyway.
  Milkomeda Chief Train Controller

Last Friday when I went through both ways on the train it looked to be only minor work needed and then it can be officially opened most of the hardware etc is in place and only a few handrail sections needed to be installed by the look of it. So it might be not far off the official opening one hopes anyway.
David Peters

DPTI mentioned on their site the station would not be incorporated into the train timetable till 2014 meaning this station wont be operating till next year
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
By that time they will have to repaint it, as it will get vandalised just sitting there doing nothing, it is bad enough when a station is used though and gets graffitied.Laughing
  redhen424 Station Staff

In comparisome to the construction / rebuild of other stations in recent years, this one went up fairly quickly - god job to those concerned. However, I was wondering if it could be transferred to Torrens Park (as this is in pretty poor condition) once the OH line is converted to a tram line?!!!!!!
  Dingo2013 Station Staff

Location: Banned
I agree with you there redhen. Torrens park is a real shocker along with glenalta and pinera, platforms are too low, too narrow and lacking descent shelter!
  mclaren2007 Assistant Commissioner

Location: recharging my myki
Torrens Park should either be upgraded to an acceptable standard, or shut down.
  Dingo2013 Station Staff

Location: Banned
I agree with you there Mclaren but i do think if Torrens Park is shut down it will affect students attending the local private school there due to limited bus services. also with clapham still being closed and likely to be demolished then a drop in patronage on the hills line will then result so a station upgrade is the best option.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

I struggle to see the logic in saying that it would be a good thing to downgrade people from a station with a poor shelter to no station at all.

Torrens Park is more than acceptable for the job it does, there are many bus stops across the Adelaide Metro network which would be more deserving of having money spent on upgrades than that rail station.
  mclaren2007 Assistant Commissioner

Location: recharging my myki
I just think with all these upgrades going on across the network, its embarrassing to see a bus shelter and some sheet metal to make the platform higher.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Oh and while we are almost at Woodville the level crossing on Woodville Road is also getting traffic lights installed on it they were putting them up at the end of last month, as I was there waiting to catch a train.
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
I agree with you there Mclaren but i do think if Torrens Park is shut down it will affect students attending the local private school there due to limited bus services. also with clapham still being closed and likely to be demolished then a drop in patronage on the hills line will then result so a station upgrade is the best option.
Dingo2013
Torrens Park could be skipped for all but a timely couple of services each way in the morning and afternoon if all it is retained for is the students of Scotch College.

It is ridiculously close to Mitcham.
  Dingo2013 Station Staff

Location: Banned
I agree with you there justapassenger, the station is fine and we don't need a fourth closed station on this line. Torrens Park does its job well enough. Smile
  62440 Chief Commissioner

Signs are up advising opening early in 2014, it would be cynical to suggest a ribbon cutting before the election so I won't

What went before, the remains of Racecourse station platforms.
[bigIMG]http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y501/62440/IMG_2593_zps01eb8780.jpg[/bigIMG]

The new station appears ready to go although the ped crossing at the Adelaide end is not ready and landscaping is still happening.
[bigIMG]http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y501/62440/IMG_2591_zps93fe820f.jpg[/bigIMG]
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
In actual fact the station that was there in the first photo was actually the original Cheltenham Station, the original racecourse station is were Saint Clair station is now almost and was simply a siding off, of the mainline this lasted well into the 1950's before it was lifted though. When the Island platform at Stroud Street was built in the 1950's sometime then what was Cheltenham  Station became the Cheltenham Racecourse station and only used when the racing was on at Cheltenham. I can still remember the pedestrian subway there and the original buildings as well, but only just!
  Sojourner Train Controller

JERJERROD
Lord Vader, this is an unexpected pleasure. We're honored by your
presence.

VADER
You may dispense with the pleasantries, Commander. I'm here to put you
back on
schedule.

- The commander turns ashen and begins to shake.

JERJERROD
I assure you, Lord Vader, my men are working as fast as they can.

VADER
Perhaps I can find new ways to motivate them.

JERJERROD
I tell you, this station will be operational as planned.

VADER
The Premier does not share your optimistic appraisal of the situation.

JERJERROD
But he asks the impossible. I need more men.

VADER
Then perhaps you can tell him when he arrives.

JERJERROD (aghast)
Jay Weatherill's coming here?

VADER
That is correct, Commander. And he is most displeased with your
apparent lack of progress.

JERJERROD
We shall double our efforts.

VADER
I hope so, Commander, for your sake. The Premier is not as forgiving as
I am.
  62440 Chief Commissioner

Landscaping appears complete, paving looks complete, indicators are lit and working. Only thing missing is a ped crossing at the south end, though locking gates are in place. Can't be long now.
Also all the landscaping is getting a very good watering and drain testing is in progress.
  Milkomeda Chief Train Controller

Landscaping appears complete, paving looks complete, indicators are lit and working. Only thing missing is a ped crossing at the south end, though locking gates are in place. Can't be long now.
Also all the landscaping is getting a very good watering and drain testing is in progress.
62440


St Clair station begins passenger services the same day the Seaford extension begins public service which is the 23rd this month.

Sponsored advertisement

Subscribers: kipioneer, Pressman, rhino

Display from:   

Quick Reply

We've disabled Quick Reply for this thread as it was last updated more than six months ago.