Tonsley Weekend service

 
  Tonsley213 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Everywhere except South Kensington
Tonsley Service running for some Maker Faire at Tonsley Park.

http://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Announcements/Events/Catch-the-Tonsley-train-to-the-Adelaide-Mini-Maker-Faire-Sunday-1-November

Hopefully this is a good omen for weekend services on the line in the new year.

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  SAR523 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Chicago, IL
Just to be a pedant, does posting an announcement on your website qualify as 'keeping a secret'?

Am I misinterpreting your tone?
  nscaler69 Deputy Commissioner

Location: There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.
They kept it no more a secret than any other of there announcements.
  Tonsley213 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Everywhere except South Kensington
Thank you for correcting me
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

It was linked on the home page until yesterday.

Posting it multiple times on their Facebook page hardly counts as keeping it a secret either.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
It was linked on the home page until yesterday.

Posting it multiple times on their Facebook page hardly counts as keeping it a secret either.
justapassenger
They were keeping it a secret from those who think that AdMet/DPTI have the personal contact details of everyone who thinks they might like to use the service, and hence refuses to seek or read info for themselves.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

I do think that the Tonsley line is a great opportunity for major event transport, although probably not so much for normal weekend public transport.

In addition to the 890 spaces at the park and ride, it would present a better trip into the city if the various Adelaide Oval Express services from Aberfoyle Park and the Reynella-Woodcroft area became rail feeder services. On the inbound trips, they are already full well before getting to Bedford Park at the bottom of the hill, and fewer buses would be needed if they could empty out at Tonsley before resuming to pick up passengers along the inner suburban segments of South Road and Goodwood Road.
  Brucetiki Station Master

I do think that the Tonsley line is a great opportunity for major event transport, although probably not so much for normal weekend public transport.

In addition to the 890 spaces at the park and ride, it would present a better trip into the city if the various Adelaide Oval Express services from Aberfoyle Park and the Reynella-Woodcroft area became rail feeder services. On the inbound trips, they are already full well before getting to Bedford Park at the bottom of the hill, and fewer buses would be needed if they could empty out at Tonsley before resuming to pick up passengers along the inner suburban segments of South Road and Goodwood Road.
justapassenger
They tried doing this with some routes on the Gawler line in 2014, but the services were barely utilised and they were scrapped for 2015.

I caught the one from Mawson Lakes to Salisbury North once in 2014, and there were about half a dozen people on the bus.  It was also quite a convoluted bus route, which made it even less attractive to use.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
I do think that the Tonsley line is a great opportunity for major event transport, although probably not so much for normal weekend public transport.
justapassenger
As someone who worked at Mitsubishi briefly as a casual in the 1990's I was interested to see what it's been transformed into - a large TAFE Campus under the auspices of Flinders University. I can't imagine that there would be a huge demand for a train service there on weekends?
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

I do think that the Tonsley line is a great opportunity for major event transport, although probably not so much for normal weekend public transport.
As someone who worked at Mitsubishi briefly as a casual in the 1990's I was interested to see what it's been transformed into - a large TAFE Campus under the auspices of Flinders University. I can't imagine that there would be a huge demand for a train service there on weekends?
don_dunstan
The TAFE SA campus is 'under the auspices' of TAFE SA, and is separate from the Flinders Uni building. There are also a bunch of private sector businesses there (Siemens is the largest) and the northern part of the precinct will have some housing when it is completed.

You're right that there wouldn't be huge demand for inbound passengers to Tonsley Park on the average weekend, but the parking would be pretty useful for fans headed to Adelaide Oval events.

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