Impressions of the new extension, services, station facilities and access etc.
Seaford Line information on Adelaide Metro
I would say well done to the Government for doing this and buying made in Australia railcars, it's a pity instead of paying IMB for several more years of State Government bought employment (you know the sort, when one state stops paying the company to keep the jobs here it moves to one that will) they didn't finance a SA assembly plant for the local construction of the new railcars. Now if only the other lines could be electrified as well, oh well one day but, not for several years yet.Only low-value assembly work was done in Melbourne, all the high-value manufacturing would have been to the benefit of the local economies in places like Sweden and Austria. These EMUs are about as Australian as our Winter Olympics team.
Only low-value assembly work was done in Melbourne, all the high-value manufacturing would have been to the benefit of the local economies in places like Sweden and Austria. These EMUs are about as Australian as our Winter Olympics team.
Cutting 20 minutes off the time from Seaford is unlikely, that makes a 32 minute trip to be dovetailed into everything else. Chloe isn't Chlue.Cutting 20 minutes off the actual time taken by real trains (i.e. on rails, not on spreadsheets) might be possible if the track is fixed and stoppers are overtaken at Brighton.
Regarding the press report. People always crowd into the first train even when you can see the following train and the front train is overcrowded.I can't blame people for getting on the first train, not when the system is as unreliable as it is currently with signalling failures all over the shop and trains not even being in position to start a service on time. After you've waited for a later train only for the later train to fail and arrive 45 minutes late for the first time, to voluntarily let it happen again is a case of fool me twice, shame on me.
They must leave their brains somewhere else, either at home or in the office drawer.
NC to SEA is Bi-Directional? I didn't know that. I noticed the signal on Platform 3 at Noarlunga and assumed it was a Stop signal to allow trains to terminate.
AaronYes, but still only sufficient traffic for one stopping train, most likely that from Belair. Not many residents from the hills would go to the footy, too scared their house will be burnt to a crisp in the peak of winter by a passing freight.
I agree about the Showgrounds stop unless people will be encouraged to park at/in the Showgrounds. Plenty of car parks off Rose Terrace.