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DrJames

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Posted 23 Jun 2021 11:58 in South Australia by DrJames

[quote=justapassenger]The Hove crossing project has finally been put out of its misery and cancelled in the state budget.

I believe this is a good decision. It's not a black spot crossing, the loc ...

[quote=justapassenger][quote]Good point, forgot Blackwood still had a SG platform, both might be option.[/quote]It doesn’t. The line was shifted away from the platform years ago.

Goodwood is the ...

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote]Then add in the problem of mixing suburban/interurban trains on the same tracks as they did in the 1990's.

Incidentally there was another runaway truck crash at Mt Osmond ju ...

[quote=don_dunstan]

In the longer term there could be the possibility of a diesel standard gauge line to Mt Barker by 3000 series railcars but you're operating that on an ARTC line and the cost of do ...

[quote=Aaron]Looked at the actual numbers with a mate who lives in Mt Barker and drives to his office on North Terrace.

Based on the around town price of fuel today he/we estimate it costs him abou ...

Posted 06 May 2015 14:52 in South Australia by DrJames

[quote=justapassenger]Would anyone have still been using it by the mid-1980s though? Modern high-powered buses are just too good and more useful for where people actually want to go, but at least the ...

Posted 06 May 2015 13:06 in South Australia by DrJames

Is this the Yeto station ? I thought this was the MV station....

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/7909713

If so where was the Morphett Vale station ?

r377



That's Morphett Vale, not ...

Posted 31 Dec 2014 09:51 in South Australia by DrJames

[quote=mm42]It would be great to start on a "Stage 1" bus-train interchange at Tonsley station. If peak hour services such as the G20 from Flagstaff Hill and the T722 from Reynella instead became feed ...

[quote=jonasboi]with the plan to upgrade the 3000/3100 cars to electric (leaving some as DMU for Belair) I am wondering if it would be possible to remove the drivers sections in the 3100 class and mot ...

I get the impression that it's worth preserving a set simply due to the relative "oddness" (for lack of a better term) of the Jumbos, for the reasons Ian pointed out earlier.  

Would they be too he ...

[quote=justapassenger]A far better interchange could be built in the Sturt Triangle to the east of the police station by demolishing Tonsley Station and extending the rail line across Sturt Road to a ...

[quote=SAR526]Is this right JaP? I have always understood that the application of the card at the Adelaide Station gates merely allows entry to the platform, and that the validation for two hours comm ...

Posted 24 Apr 2014 14:19 in South Australia by DrJames

Posted 22 Apr 2014 15:34 in South Australia by DrJames

I am not sure what is being offered is that popular. Five buses "Not in Service" at Brighton and when I caught with the N3 and N4 heading to the city not many pax.
steam4ian

In my ex ...

Posted 26 Mar 2014 16:22 in South Australia by DrJames

[quote=justapassenger]There are two problems with that - (1) infected computers won't be displaying the necessary information for passengers and (2) ever dollar spent on paying technicians to fix avoi ...

Posted 26 Feb 2014 15:37 in South Australia by DrJames

[quote=justapassenger]Criminologists will agree unanimously that the greatest deterrents to graffiti are the immediate removal and the provision of walls where it is legal and respected by the communi ...

Posted 18 Feb 2014 22:54 in South Australia by DrJames

It is a fact that people of the south have every right to be angry about removal of express services
Steamed

Statements such as this make me think that a license should be required  ...

Posted 13 Feb 2014 16:06 in South Australia by DrJames

[quote=don_dunstan]There probably is a requirement somewhere to test 4000's under different kinds of weather and see how it goes with braking etc; also, you don't want to find out later on that they l ...

Posted 13 Feb 2014 15:55 in South Australia by DrJames

Just wondering, will 2 A-City sets coupled together (6 car set) be tested?
greasyrhys

I hope so! would be great to see a photo of that, especially going across onkaparinga bridge..

Can;t help feeling the term extreme event is used to condition the public less than anticipated or expected service reliability.
bevans

Most likely.  To be fair though, a week of 40 ...

Posted 13 Dec 2013 12:56 in South Australia by DrJames

[quote=1S47]Converting most of the 3000 class into EMUs was proposed back when the plan was to electrify the Gawler line at much the same time as the Noarlunga line (imagine the contractors trying to ...

Posted 06 Dec 2013 13:19 in South Australia by DrJames

[quote=don_dunstan]There's already preliminary plans to extend the railway line further south isn't there?

A friend of mine's retired dad lives at Aldinga and he's been complaining about the advent ...

Posted 06 Dec 2013 11:45 in South Australia by DrJames

[quote=nm39]Personally I can't really see how the property was/is worth so much even though it benefitted me greatly. But it leaves me wondering how young people could afford to buy such a super-infla ...

Posted 06 Dec 2013 11:04 in South Australia by DrJames

Hi SAR526,

I fully agree that the needs of one group shouldn't take precedence over another.  I probably should've made my position clear in my first post, I wasn't actually advocating express serv ...

Posted 05 Dec 2013 14:47 in South Australia by DrJames

[quote=don_dunstan]Adelaide's median house price has been hovering just under $400,000 for the last five years. When you take inflation into account it means that it's actually shrunk a bit - still t ...

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