Millswood Station re-opening 12 month trial

 
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

How did the line cope with the first day? Were extra carriages added?

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  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

How did the line cope with the first day? Were extra carriages added?
justapassenger

Laughing
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
How did the line cope with the first day? Were extra carriages added?
"justapassenger"

Nine News managed to capture 3 passengers joining one service to show on their evening news.
They showed one person claiming the train was more reliable than the "local bus service"
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Nine News managed to capture 3 passengers joining one service to show on their evening news.
They showed one person claiming the train was more reliable than the "local bus service"
Pressman

3 people, lets hope during the day there is a lot more than that.

But yes I prefer trains over buses for similar reasons.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
3 people now that is a crowd it needs a station master to control that lot! You know who I mean! Laughing
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

They showed one person claiming the train was more reliable than the "local bus service"
"Pressman"

Of course. They don't live on the Seaford Line.
  62430 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Metro Adelaide
I had a quick look at Millswood at teatime and saw two trains; 1 person boarded for the city and 7 people arrived from the city.

I also noticed that the new railing fence N of the shelter has now been replaced by a 2m high solid fence.

I didn't see any sign of a station master!

Alex C
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
I had a quick look at Millswood at teatime and saw two trains; 1 person boarded for the city and 7 people arrived from the city.

I also noticed that the new railing fence N of the shelter has now been replaced by a 2m high solid fence.

I didn't see any sign of a station master!

Alex C
62430

The Station Master is a joke on one person on here that wanted to be the Station Master there! Pressman and a couple of others will know who I mean!
  62430 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Metro Adelaide
The Station Master is a joke on one person on here that wanted to be the Station Master there! Pressman and a couple of others will know who I mean!
David Peters

I did put a ! at the end of the sentence!!!

But a serious question - which was Millswood's first day,  Sunday as per the AdMet website and timetables or Monday as reported in various media?
Alex C
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Well Sunday is the first day of the week and usually slow as well PT wise, so to slip it into service on a Sunday is just really a test run for the coming Monday first day of the working week. Any bugs ironed out on the Sunday and then you invite the media on the Monday all being well of course. I would assume that is how it was worked out and also the fact that some people who work for Adelaide Metro did not have to come in especially on the weekend to open it etc or something like that!
  torrens5022 Junior Train Controller

The Belair line travel times are a joke an average journey from Glenalta to ARS is 33mins but on monday it took 51mins,  stops at Millswood no one gets on or off then sits for like like 7mins halfway between there and Goodwood.  It would be nice getting the timings on this line worked out.  What's better a 20 min frequency with travel times for Blackwood for example being 29-33 mins or 15 min frequency anf having travel times 29-41 mins.  The line is really limited if you want consistent travel times
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
It is single track that is the problem with it the other lines are all double track except for short sections like the Grange line and Tonsley. Maybe it might have been an idea to have kept it double track as when it was there were no hold ups like there is now except for a stalled freight train or something in front of you! There are no freight trains to do this now, so the service should be a bit faster even on single track!
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Of course. They don't live on the Seaford Line.
"justapassenger"
And they've not been able to catch a train for the best part of 20 years apparently so they hardly have much of an idea for the comparison.
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
It is single track that is the problem with it the other lines are all double track except for short sections like the Grange line and Tonsley. Maybe it might have been an idea to have kept it double track as when it was there were no hold ups like there is now except for a stalled freight train or something in front of you! There are no freight trains to do this now, so the service should be a bit faster even on single track!
"David Peters"
So when we get to the tunnels where do we put the third set of tracks? For that matter, where do we fit it on most of the line's length?
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

So when we get to the tunnels where do we put the third set of tracks? For that matter, where do we fit it on most of the line's length?
Aaron

Welcome back Aaron, I for one have missed you comments of late.
  Gayspie Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
hey guys,
im so sorry i have been away for so long due to drama rehearsals and too much schoolwork but i im finally back to be here forever. Smile

i went to the new mills-wood station on the opening day and it was simply AMAZING. i LOVE the awesome shelter, seating, signage, PIS button, lighting, fencing, access ramps, trackage, white lines, tactile grip and timetables... it is simply Adelaides BEST station and even the barbecue was delicious! Smile

i am really glad most trains service the station and heaps of people use it instead of those silly good wood road buses. in my opinion torrens park should be revived the same type of new station along with hawthorn and clapham! thanks DPTI you are amazing. Smile

i really want to be the stations caretaker and stationmaster keeping it squeaky clean and tidy and informing the passengers on when the next train will come, and even the train drivers love it as they slow down to just 20kph to allow the passengers to view the amazing architecture even when running express through the platform!
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Welcome back.

Are the locals who complained that they may have to close their curtains to prevent people looking inside their houses from across the road on the platform managing ok?
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Are the locals who complained that they may have to close their curtains to prevent people looking inside their houses from across the road on the platform managing ok?
"RTT_Rules"

Refer my post near the bottom of the previous page.
  mm42 Chief Train Controller

It is a pity Millswood only has a half hourly service at peak.  Would it not be better to drop the stop at Goodwood instead, given that Goodwood is already served by a combination of Seaford and Tonsley trains every 15 minutes, and the Showgrounds station is just 2 minutes up the line with much better DDA-compliant platform transfer facilities ?
  mclaren2007 Assistant Commissioner

Location: recharging my myki
Why is there a 20 kph speed restriction through the station? There are no people there.
  SAR526 Chief Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, South Australia.
Would it not be better to drop the stop at Goodwood instead, given that Goodwood is already served by a combination of Seaford and Tonsley trains every 15 minutes, and the Showgrounds station is just 2 minutes up the line with much better DDA-compliant platform transfer facilities ?
mm42

A very sensible suggestion. A combination of Millswood trains, buses and the tram to serve the Goodwood Road shopping centre and Capri Theatre would give a much better service than Goodwood for Belair line passengers, and perhaps allow all crosses to occur on the four track City-Showground section rather than the Millswood loop, saving a good deal of unnecessary delay. With almost equidistance of Goodwood and Millswood from the centre of the shopping strip, rail access to the city for the maximum number of people would be assured.

I alighted at Millswood the other day to look around, and was impressed by its improved amenity and access to a large area of housing via the Goodwood Road pedestrian/bicycle ovepass which would enable prospective passengers to the city, by using their timetables, to leave their cars at home.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
So when we get to the tunnels where do we put the third set of tracks? For that matter, where do we fit it on most of the line's length?
Aaron

I was talking about it as it was and with a new standard gauge line built to bypass this section of track as it was first envisaged. It might have been better for all concerned to have done it in the first place. Goodwood would not then have needed to be done and neither would Torrens Junction either quite a saving though if they had built the bypass in the first place! It had been worked out back then but it was too costly at the time, now of course it would have been the cheaper and more logical thing to have done!
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Welcome back Aaron, I for one have missed you comments of late.
"steam4ian"
Aw, at least someone missed me.

Six international flights and an overseas wedding will do that to you. I was on a proper holiday, so much so that a quickly lost track of what day it was, and lost count of the number of resorts we were in, all dangerous things to do on an itinery. Rode one train in KL and their monorail, for the rest of the time I didn't see a single train. The holiday was kind of like how Millswood station should be, barely a train in sight.
  nscaler69 Deputy Commissioner

Location: There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.
"Millswood train station is set to remain open permanently, after a successful year-long trial"

From the Eastern Courier Messenger: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenger/east-hills/millswood-train-station-is-set-to-remain-open-permanently-after-a-successful-year-long-trial/story-fni9lkyu-1227571788017
  mclaren2007 Assistant Commissioner

Location: recharging my myki
Maybe they could have spent the money upgrading Torrens Park rather than opening another station and making the line even slower

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