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Jumbo2001

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Posted 16 Jun 2014 15:49 in South Australia by Jumbo2001

[quote=don_dunstan]I wonder the same thing - what (apart from the flooring) were there issues that held up the schedule for so long? At least it [i]seems [/i]to be returning to somewhat of a regular s ...

[quote=Zef]I see that Adelaide is recruiting for suburban train drivers and I was interested if anyone had any knowledge of average pay once a fully qualified driver. I ask because the salary range gi ...

[quote=Milkomeda]Ah yes those Gawler trains returning to the city I always tend to get caught out on them I can never figure out which ones are returning to depot and which ones go back to Adelaide. I ...

One minor issue here that seems to have been missed (apologies if not), is that there is one HUGE limitation on larger consists to/from Gawler. That is, Gawler Yard can't take any more than say one or ...

Posted 16 May 2014 11:16 in South Australia by Jumbo2001

[quote=steam4ian]Jumbo

True comment, you blokes shouldn't be having to drive "on the signals" and crawling through the yellows unless it is an exception.

Shouldn't the APT manage the signalling ...

Posted 15 May 2014 23:15 in South Australia by Jumbo2001

[quote=steam4ian]Jumbo.

I suggested elsewhere a modification to the 40 kpm past yellow rule.

Each signal should have a circular yellow disc fixed to the mast with a speed shown on it relevant to ...

Posted 15 May 2014 12:27 in South Australia by Jumbo2001

We have tried for years to get timetables with sufficient dwell time at terminii to make up for late running. Problem is, providing timetables with appropriate running time then makes the service look ...

Posted 14 May 2014 11:20 in South Australia by Jumbo2001

I do wonder how/why a train can be 5 minutes late in the space of a few miles (9 min journey taking 14 min) after departing Adelaide on time, on brand new track.
simont141

Simple.

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Posted 12 May 2014 00:24 in South Australia by Jumbo2001

A driver I spoke to said the football was a special event, and as such they couldn't avoid doing them.
Aaron


They are incorrect. It isn't. Due to its frequency/regularity it is not a s ...

Posted 11 May 2014 21:13 in South Australia by Jumbo2001

[quote=Aaron]If that's going to be the case why don't we just get rid of the human element (aka pesky drivers whinging about not wanting their weekends screwed up at short notice and not wanting to st ...

Posted 11 May 2014 16:46 in South Australia by Jumbo2001

[quote=1S47]Great! Does that mean we'll finally get some brand-new EMUs, running on newly-relaid track, that don't need to trundle along at 25 m.p.h. (40 kph) from one yellow signal to the next?[/quot ...

Posted 11 May 2014 10:22 in South Australia by Jumbo2001

[quote=steam4ian]Jumbo 20001

Apart from denigrating other correspondents who might actually have a smattering of information (or be in a place where they might know) about future deliveries Justapax ...

Posted 10 May 2014 20:12 in South Australia by Jumbo2001

[quote=justapassenger]If we get 22 EMUs, 18 can be stabled at Seaford Meadows and Lonsdale, leaving four left over at some other spot. If you figure that 1-2 would be at Dry Creek on a maintenance rot ...

Posted 10 May 2014 18:14 in South Australia by Jumbo2001

Even with the Lonsdale stabling yard will there be enough room to hold all 22 EMUs?
Milkomeda


Should be. By the time all 22 are here, the Adelaide-Dry Creek section should be electrifi ...

Posted 09 May 2014 19:42 in South Australia by Jumbo2001

From my understanding it hasn't been used in well over a year but has still been electrified.

Anyone care to elaborate on the future of this yard?
4000sforever

It has been used, it  ...

[quote=Milkomeda]A few questions that have pondered my mind for awhile that I've never asked is

Are train drivers allowed to eat and drink while driving the train? (Like eating a sandwich or drinki ...

Posted 20 Apr 2014 19:48 in South Australia by Jumbo2001

[quote=mm42]Steam4ian, do your calculations allow for single-car trains being used on the Tonsley line, whereas the 3-car trains on the Seaford line can then travel express for 5 stations between Wood ...

[quote=Heath Loxton]Hi,

I know a line like this in Adelaide.

its called the Grange line and it is still in service despite the track condition and the fact that I am nearly thrown out of my chair ...

[quote=SAR526]That would mean considerable delay to your train, the needs of your passengers, and probably disruption to the timetable for following movements in both directions. In any case there was ...

Posted 14 Apr 2014 14:17 in South Australia by Jumbo2001

Hi,

what is the difference between the Belair line CTC working and automatic block signal working on the single track lines?
Heath Loxton

Can you be slightly more specific in the di ...

[quote=justapassenger]I would suggest that this may apply equally to train drivers as it does to potential trespassers. I can't imagine that the management (who would surely monitor this forum if they ...

Hmmm. As a Suburban Driver I have plenty of these type of stories. What I am unsure of is are they appropriate to share on this forum? And more the point, is it really something that I want others to  ...

Posted 12 Apr 2014 10:21 in South Australia by Jumbo2001

[quote=62430]Thanks for that info.

A further question, not totally unrelated: several months ago explicit yard limits signs appeared on the Seaford line. Were yard limits in existence previously? I ...

Posted 11 Apr 2014 15:03 in South Australia by Jumbo2001

[quote=62430]Mention of CTC in another thread has prompted me to ask the following questions. Before the recent Goodwood Jn work, there were signs indicating CTC working on the Belair line S of Goodwo ...

[quote=torrens5022]I would think that if they put four car services on the Gawler line they would just express Nurlutta (Nutella lol) why is it called Nurlutta? - (yes it's off topic)

Who would real ...

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