Adelaide City East Tram Extension Progress

 
  Halo Chief Train Controller

Seeing very few workers on site now, takes 20 minutes to get from old RAH to new one at peak hour. Very unimpressed.

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  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
Overhead starting to go up along North Tce. Support cables have been installed between poles on each footpath of North Tce. along with temporary pulleys for the copper contact wire as well as cabling to various pole mounted Isolating switches.
Pressman
Saw this the other day driving up Nth Tce; immediately regretted going that way as they were down to one lane doing something related to the construction of those apartment blocks on North Terrace and I turned up Pultney St just to get away from the traffic. It was a major tailback by Adelaide standards back to Ayres House (yikes!).

I read the other day that the Lord Mayor thinks our traffic is bad. Pfft! He should live in Melbourne for a while.

I was wondering if anyone knows what Steve Marshall is going to with his new tram-set. Will they follow through with that elaborate plan they were proposing where it loops around Pirie Street to West Terrace? Probably not I'm guessing.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Don the overhead has been complete for over a month now, just not energised whilst station work is completed


I did read in todays Sunday mail that some mayoral candidate wants to reinstate right hand turns along King William street and allow cars to drive on the tram tracks

along with the other idiot Agent General in London who wants the state of South Australia to be renamed the State of Adelaide, and says we should drop any tourist reference to Wine and Promote Kangaroo Island as a tourist destination! (though it already was one!)
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Interesting article in last Sunday's Sunday Mail stating the opening of the new tram extensions have now been put back to sometime in July!
The claim by new Transport Minister Stephen Knoll, is that there are "Series of minor Electrical Faults" and is blaming the "contractors" for delays.
Knoll denied that the sacking of DPTI Chief Executive Michael Deegan by new Premier Steven Marshall shortly after the March election had anything to do with the delays.

However Labour Transport Spokesman, Tom Koutsantonis said that the project was on time and on budget for an April opening when the former Labour government left office in March.

Strangely enough, the only work that appears yet to be completed is paving and landscaping.
Along North Tce. all the new and altered traffic lights are working properly (including the T lights!)
  Halo Chief Train Controller

I wonder who will open it... Be damn rude for Steven Marshall considering he was against all the extensions post Vic square.
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
Strangely enough, the only work that appears yet to be completed is paving and landscaping.
Along North Tce. all the new and altered traffic lights are working properly (including the T lights!)
Pressman
They were landscaping the other day when I drove past - they probably can't decide who should open it given that Marshall was so opposed to any extensions beyond Vic Square as already observed.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Strangely enough, the only work that appears yet to be completed is paving and landscaping.
Along North Tce. all the new and altered traffic lights are working properly (including the T lights!)
They were landscaping the other day when I drove past - they probably can't decide who should open it given that Marshall was so opposed to any extensions beyond Vic Square as already observed.
don_dunstan
And the fact Marshall has curtailed any expansion to Norwood
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Testing and training runs began last night.
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
And the fact Marshall has curtailed any expansion to Norwood
Pressman
He's wrong about that in my opinion, The Parade is perfect for a tram line. High time those iron-barks were chopped down in my opinion, in various places such as between Osmond Tce and Sydenham Rd the trees have lifted and dangerously distorted the road surface; they're simply past their use-by date and need to go.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

And the fact Marshall has curtailed any expansion to Norwood
He's wrong about that in my opinion, …
don_dunstan
Going on the performance of previous SA Premiers (from both cheeks of the same farce) the very fact he said he won't do it is enough to convince me there is a chance it will happen in this term of government.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia

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