Millswood Station re-opening 12 month trial

 
  AFULE Chief Train Controller

Location: South Australia
News Release
Minister Chloë Fox
Minister for Transport Services
Minister Assisting the Minister for the Arts
Steph Key
Member for Ashford
Friday, 14 September 2014
Millswood Station reopens for 12-month trial
Belair rail services will return to Millswood station from 1 July for a 12-month trial.
Minister for Transport Services Chloë Fox said the trial will gauge the support for a reopened
station.
“After nearly 20 years, Belair services will be resuming at Millswood station,” Ms Fox said.
"Millswood was closed by the former Liberal Government as part of the rationalisation of
services when the Belair passenger line was reduced to a single track.
"This trial will determine whether rail services can now be permanently reinstated.
“During the 12-month trial, Adelaide Metro will gather patronage figures to determine whether
there is sufficient support for a permanent reopening of the station.
“The Belair timetable, which is being revised to include the recently completed Showgrounds
station, will also be updated from July to take into account departures from Millswood.
“The decision to trial the resumption of services follows strong representations by Steph Key
MP, the Member for Ashford.
“Ms Key has argued forcefully that the local community supports a resumption of rail services.
“As part of the trial, $400,000 raised through the Transport Development Levy will be invested
to upgrade the old station so that it is safe and disability access compliant.”
Ms Key welcomed the Government’s decision. “I have worked with the local community for the
past 10 years to have this station reopened,” she said.
“The reopening of the Millswood station is a fantastic opportunity for local residents and
members of the Reopen Millswood Station Action Group to show their support for rail services.
“The State Government has demonstrated its support for the Belair line through recent track
upgrades and the construction of the new Showgrounds station.
“I am confident that people in the Millswood and Kings Park area will embrace this trial and
provide a convincing argument for retaining this service well beyond 2015.”
After nearly 20 years out of service, significant work is required to bring the platform up to
current standards for passenger rail stations. This extensive work includes providing disability
access and ensuring it is safe for commuters, which will take a few months to complete.

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  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

Fi Fie Fo Fum, I smell an election.
  Milkomeda Chief Train Controller

Fi Fie Fo Fum, I smell an election.
steam4ian

Fi Fie Fo Fum, I smell Heath shrieking in excitement
  HeathIvanLoxton Beginner

Location: Banned
Hi,
this is awesome. I cant believe that this station is reopening. it will definitely be used!!!

PS: is this real or nonsense?

cheers, Heath Loxton Smile
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

How do we know that Chloë and Steph will still be ministers, or even backbenchers, when the date on their press release rolls around in seven months' time?

I'm calling it a fake, or at best a non-core promise that will be rolled back in the event of Labor somehow holding onto power.
  nscaler69 Deputy Commissioner

Location: There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.
Did I read the 7th line down properly or do I need glasses. Off to the hardware store to buy a long wait.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
........... I'm calling it a fake,...............
"justapassenger"


Yes some glaring errors in the OP's quote
Press release dated "Friday, 14 September 2014"

"Belair rail services will return to Millswood station from 1 July for a 12-month trial."


So the press release released 7 months early quoting a trial to start 10 weeks before the press release!
Or do they intimate a trial begining 1 July 2015?

All a bit sus ...... but then the Loxton twins will be waiting
Both Heath and Heath Ivan. How many other twins are about Heath?
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
How do we know that Chloë and Steph will still be ministers, or even backbenchers, when the date on their press release rolls around in seven months' time?

I'm calling it a fake, or at best a non-core promise that will be rolled back in the event of Labor somehow holding onto power.
"justapassenger"
Agreed! Chloe won't be parliament, and Steph will either be out or tendering her resignation.

In any case, fake presso.
  Milkomeda Chief Train Controller

So this thread was made to solely troll Heath?
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Just confirming, the fake "press release" is not on either Chloe Fox's website, the DPTI's website or their Facebook page.

This thread should be closed, to stop anybody else being AFULE'd by it Very Happy
  mclaren2007 Assistant Commissioner

Location: recharging my myki
Yes I think the poster's name gives it away.
  HeathIvanLoxton Beginner

Location: Banned
Hi,
if i have been trolled then that is bullying, could a mod please lock this thread thankyou.

cheers, Heath Loxton Smile
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Sorry Heath, it looks as though someone has a little bit too much time in their hands. Best way to pull the thread is to report a post, a mod is pretty unlikely to just stroll by as it were.
  Sojourner Train Controller

From "Grumpy in Unley", the blog site of an Unley Councillor,

"
Millswood Station back in service! If …
FEBRUARY 18, 2014



Now, I’m not a cynic (much). But what a wonderful coincidence that, a month away from a State election in which Labor MP Steph Key will be in the fight of her life to retain the  seat of Ashford,  it’s been announced that Millswood station (in her electorate) will be re-opened after lying deserted for TWENTY years.
In a press release, mysteriously  dated the 14th of September, Labor Minister for Transport Chloe Fox has triumphantly announced that the long-abandoned station could  be re-commissioned for a 12-month trial starting July 1st.
“This trial  will determine whether rail services can now be permanently reinstated”, Ms Fox is quoted as saying.”During the trial Adelaide Metro will gather patronage figures to determine whether there is sufficient support for a permanent reopening.
“The decision to trial the resumption of services follows strong representations by Steph Key, the State Member for Ashford, who has argued forcefully that the local community supports a resumption of rail services. As part of the trial $440,000 raised through the Transport Development Levy will be invested to upgrade the old station so that it is safe and disability access compliant”.
One has to wonder at the timing, given that Ms key admits that she has spent the past decade working (unsuccessfully) with the community to have the station recommissioned. Or am I just being cynical as well as Grumpy when I say it’s wonderful what a looming polling day will achieve.  
All aboard…  and please have your voting crosses ready for inspection."

http://grumpyinunley.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/millswood-station-back-in-service/
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

Steph Key sounds a bit like Allan Sibbons. Suddenly realising there is an election looming and an electorate that hasn't heard from him/her for the last four years.
Too little too late.

There are Labor politicians I respect but Steph Key, Alan Sibbons and Chloe Fox are not amongst them.

Even if it was to wind up Heath, I still think it is brilliant. Laughing
  nm39 Chief Commissioner

Location: By a road taking pictures
Steph Key sounds a bit like Allan Sibbons. Suddenly realising there is an election looming and an electorate that hasn't heard from him/her for the last four years.
Too little too late.

There are Labor politicians I respect but Steph Key, Alan Sibbons and Chloe Fox are not amongst them.

Even if it was to wind up Heath, I still think it is brilliant. Laughing
steam4ian

Unfortunately for your argument Ian, Alan Sibbons (my local member) has been very visible and also very available to the point of being annoyingly so since being elected. He makes all sorts of local announcements as to where he can be contacted in his "mobile office" etc. to the point that we are just about ready to scream with all the junk mail that is regularly in the letter box. Your Liberal Party Bias is all too apparent when you make such false allegations and takes away from valid argument elsewhere.
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

nm39

Alan Sibbons is also my local member. Alan who?

I admit to being biased.

Ian
  Seldom_21 Junior Train Controller

Location: South Australia
Called BS on this the moment I saw the Sadvertiser hadn't put something online Razz anyway, still had me guessing...

Must be a boring day AFULE....
  AFULE Chief Train Controller

Location: South Australia
To all the negative commentators who jump on people who post mostly make constructive comments on this site, I say to you, the Media Release is genuine, yes some dickhead stuffed up