And yeah you're right about the lack of rigour in training now-days, the Chinese are running rings around us I'm sure.
Trains reported on the line today looks like driver training has finally begun. So only 2-3 weeks left until this 11 month hell is over at long lastThis would imply that signalling and associated infrastructure is all complete and operational along the length of the line? Presumably there's still some work on catenary to be done but it sounds like there's not much of that to do either - I'm wondering when a 4000 might make a run all the way to the city - that will certainly be a momentous event.
SAR 526 - wow, those murals are fantastic. It's a shame the last one got tagged as you say, even in the graffiti world something like that would be really frowned on because the original artist has put so much effort in.
This would imply that signalling and associated infrastructure is all complete and operational along the length of the line? Presumably there's still some work on catenary to be done but it sounds like there's not much of that to do either - I'm wondering when a 4000 might make a run all the way to the city - that will certainly be a momentous event.
Once the first 4000s enter revenue service I wonder if Gawler/OH/Belair passengers will look on enviously while walking to their platforms, watching the Seaford pax board shiny new electrics!G'day All,
Once the first 4000s enter revenue service I wonder if Gawler/OH/Belair passengers will look on enviously while walking to their platforms, watching the Seaford pax board shiny new electrics!I don't think so. For the majority of people a train is a train is a train.
G'day All,I can see there being some popularity in doing the Gawler line at some point in the near-medium future and ordering a new fleet of EMUs for it, since it won't be long before the first batch of the 3000s are at the tipping point where the decision has to be made between running out their useful careers or doing a full life extension project.
In the past, when new suburban railcars were introduced, they were shared amoung the whole network. Now, however, as they are only on the Seaford line, whoever wins the March election will be under enormous pressure to electrify the remainder of the network, including the Belair line.
I don't think so. For the majority of people a train is a train is a train.^ certified Liberal party hack, and apologist.
^ certified Liberal party hack, and apologist.Well newest anyway, but fastest is still to be seen though, this is Adelaide Metro we are talking about.
The earth moving crew working on the Port Adelaide Expressway through the Wingfield Tip hill, uncovered less garbage that you're written in the past week or so.
Please, if this were remotely true, we could have a 800 class DE pull up at the platform with a string of cattle cars and people would board it. The number one turn off for any sort of public transport is a filthy (or worn) interior, the 2nd is a train covered in graffiti (or soot). Anyway this is why the 3000 class had to interior ripped out and redone, and also why the 4000 class being the newest and fastest is going to be popular.
They would have to be running the 3000's down and back quite frequently now for driver training? As Dr James observed, that's obviously going to slow down the completion of the catenary but at least the trains will be back -True. But when is maintenance going to occur. I can guarantee you that it will not be during the day. It will occur at night, and usually in wet conditions. I think it makes sense that wiring is being done at night. If a fault occurs, it will be at night, in the rain with poor visibility. I don't think its really going to slow it down the works in rolling out the wires. I think it's training for doing the job once the work is complete.
^ certified Liberal party hack, and apologist.Labor party hack much?
The number one turn off for any sort of public transport is a filthy (or worn) interior,So if the people using the poxes keep them clean there'll be no problem - yes?
the 2nd is a train covered in graffiti (or soot).Please, if a sooty Rx, F, S (like a gift from heaven), or Webb era/post steam locos rocked up in Adelaide I'D BOARD IT! Even if it were a 750 class and going to Gawler 80km from my house I'd catch it, even if the one way ticket cost me $299, even if the return trip would be by pox not cleanly maintained by the regular clientele!
That's not cricket!LOLs!
Yeah looks like the first match will be missed but if this end of contract date is accurate at least the line is going to be reopening a week earlier than most expectedThat's not an achievement for the government to be proud of! Yay! We opened the line a week earlier than most expected*!
The other school of thought says, OK we'll do it faster, during the day, which means trains will either not run, or only run so far, and connect to a bus to complete the journey. In that case, Tom will have is butt handed to him on a platter, and Chloe will suddenly find she have a lot more spare time come March.Chloe can already all but guarantee herself some extra free time around her home in March. Even without the major inconvenience to her portfolio, and more importantly, her electorate. She's going to be pushing it uphill big time, redistribution has seen her seat turn notionally Liberal. She may have been able to overcome one of these challenges, but both will be a bridge too far for her.
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