Goodwood Platform 1 has been like this for around three weeks.Ouch, just as well Belair trains are using platform 3 now. I'd say replacement precast concrete is on order, while they play the blame game.
It looks as though it's collapsed as a result of digging down to relay the track bed.
The resumption of rail services on the Belair line - scheduled for this Sunday, 14 July – will be delayed due to a signalling issue.http://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Announcements/Service-updates/Belair-Line-Re-opening-Delayed
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure advises services will resume once officials are confident the signalling issue has been resolved.
In the meantime substitute bus services will remain in place.
It will also operate in tandem with trains for a 48 hour period after rail services resume ensuring the smoothest possible transition to rail operations.
With customer and public safety the Rail Commissioner’s highest priority, the decision was made to delay trains after the latest system tests identified repair work was required on a single signal on the Belair line.
The department’s no-risk approach to rail safety means the signal in question must now be re-tested to ensure the problem has been rectified.
Rail Commissioner, Emma Thomas said while she was disappointed the original re- opening was not possible, there is no room for compromise where safety is concerned.
“We deliberately scheduled to return on a Sunday to provide a contingency should an issue such as this be identified, but I do acknowledge the short notice and apologise to our customers,” she said.
“But in a rail environment there is no room to move on the safety of our passengers, our staff and the general public.”
“I want to reassure everyone that this is our safety system at work, doing what it should by identifying issues and allowing us to rectify them and keep our network safe.”
Steam4ian, I'm not sure if it was a test train or not but I saw a 2 car 3100 set heading out of the ARS, then went left past the old WYE box at approximately 1430 hrs this afternoon and return at approximately 1535 hrs at the ARS.SAR520SMBH,
The 2 car set wasn't on the southern most line out of the ARS but the next line over.
I'm working at the SAHMRI site next to the new RAH atm and was at the loading dock around the back and watched it all unfold in front of me.
3.There is a double light Up signal leaving Mortdale Maintenance Depot located on the RHS of its track, and has two arrows pointing to the track to which it belongs.
Around 8am Friday morning (12 July), the new signals on Belair line around Goodwood & Millswood are illuminated and, superficially at least, look ready for business. The up and down starter signals inside the Millswood loop are both turned at 90 degrees to the track (but are also lit) and there are Stop boards inside the loop.
Obviously nobody has told Pacific-National about this, because around 07.50, the Melbourne-bound Overland came along and dutifully pulled up at the red signal no. 515 (down starting signal for main line at Millswood loop). This signal is positioned on west side of the BG line and could conceivably apply to the SG. Five minutes delay ensued, presumably while driver sought permission to pass a red Absolute signal!
Can't be too critical about the driver here - if you were driving a train and came to a red signal you were not expecting, would you pull up the train and ask permission, or sail on past thinking "she'll be right". Lets hope that freight trains don't do the same, otherwise some big delays likely at Cross Road and Leader St LX's
It will be touch and go, but in principle they could run test trains to Belair on Friday (maybe late at night in case some malfunction with LX etc), do some driver familiarisation runs on Saturday, then start the public service on Sunday. As long as nothing goes wrong . . .
Is it not the case that
* BG TA signals are "single light"
* SG ARTC signals are "double light"
and that therefore one can tell the difference between them?
Jumbo set 2104, 2003, 2010, 2114, 2117 and 2008 are heading out of ARS and onto Belair line right in front of me as I post this. Looks like you were spot on hosk1956, just a bit later than 1000 hrs.
I guess as long as they run from first service Monday no one apart from us will really care - the delay is said to be days not months.
And my latest information is that services will resume tomorrow (Sunday) subject to a successful test, railcars have been scheduled for a re start but we will see on that one.