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[quote=RTT_Rules][quote][quote]I have read some YouTube comments on train enthusiast videos saying how when they rode the redhens up to bridgewater and back in the early 80's, the train was basically ...

Posted 13 Oct 2021 12:28 in NT by kipioneer

[quote=bingley hall]When the spin for a mining project starts with "world class strategic metals asset" you know there's a less than 50% chance of it ever going ahead.

Hands up all those that remem ...

There's another bit of overhead missing - from the bridges over the Torrens to the Park Terrace bridge.

Posted 28 Jun 2021 19:38 in South Australia by kipioneer

[quote=don_dunstan][quote]...

I agree, there is no reason why drivers could not initiate the crossing sequence. Approaching a signal at caution in advance of the signal at the crossing would be via ...

Posted 28 Jun 2021 10:09 in South Australia by kipioneer

There are two relatively cheap ways to alleviate delays at this crossing:

1:  move the down platform to the other side of Brighton Road (like Seacliff)

2:  stopping down trains at Hove do not trip ...

[quote=justapassenger] Adelaide's rail network is not being "franchised" in a manner that bears any resemblance to the failed franchising model used briefly in Victoria or the model which has been bro ...

Posted 02 Jan 2021 08:57 in South Australia by kipioneer

[quote=justapassenger][quote]Like the government the commercial providers rely on contractors to do the aerial mapping work. It is not as simple as taking an aerial photo and overlaying it on topo ...

Posted 01 Jan 2021 15:50 in South Australia by kipioneer

On mapping:

The SA Government has not had its own aerial mapping unit for around 15 years, relying instead on private contractors to do the necessary flying which I would hope would be at lea ...

The Facebook post can not be said to have been met with universal acclaim, rather the reverse.

In fact not one comment along the lines "thank you thank you Adelaide Metro" appears.

One person, t ...

[quote=justapassenger][quote]Looks like the media got this one wrong - the full shutdown is still just for the school holidays, as originally mentioned by Adelaide Metro in October.[/quote]The media g ...

[quote=justapassenger][quote]Surely it should be a matter of pride to keep trains operating during the construction phase, with suitable speed restrictions around work sites, and perhaps the odd night ...

Surely it should be a matter of pride to keep trains operating during the construction phase, with suitable speed restrictions around work sites, and perhaps the odd night or weekend closure, rather t ...

Posted 02 Dec 2020 20:58 in South Australia by kipioneer

[quote=Gayspie]Meanwhile yesterday i went to the Clovelly Park precinct on a very cute baby bus to find the old station fully demolished but the new Tonsley station almost complete and cruicially both ...

Posted 02 Dec 2020 20:53 in South Australia by kipioneer

[quote=justapassenger][quote][quote]Monday 7th was the date in the last update letterboxed to locals in the area, though that might have slipped since then thanks to the Covid issues before last weeke ...

Posted 14 Nov 2020 10:20 in South Australia by kipioneer

I don’t know of a Mitchell St in that area, is that perhaps a former name for a road?
justapassenger
Sorry - Edward Street which forms part of the Grange Road / Edward Street / Raglan  ...

Posted 13 Nov 2020 09:40 in South Australia by kipioneer

How much traffic  enters or leaves South Road between Ayliffes Road and Anzac Highway having entered from beyond those roads?

The traffic generators are Castle Plaza, Bunnings and the shops opposi ...

Meanwhile a "State Development" has been put out for comment: [url=https://plan.sa.gov.au/have_your_say/notified_developments/state_developments]Planning SA Web Page

[quote=Planning SA] Development ...

Our new Transport Minister was in fine form on radio yesterday morning:

[quote=ABC 891]David Bevan: How much does the rail system cost to run per year now?

Cory Wingard: This will save the peopl ...

Posted 22 Sep 2020 20:07 in South Australia by kipioneer

Track laying on the Flinders extension was a couple  of metres short of joining the existing track when I went past about 1:00pm..

Ballasting is yet to be done, and the overhead, though the masts a ...

Posted 19 Sep 2020 10:19 in South Australia by kipioneer

[quote=justapassenger]Don't forget Pinera which has:

- large usage by St Johns secondary students

- houses on all sides allowing for decent commuter numbers

- higher "tourist" usage as it's much cl ...

Posted 16 Sep 2020 12:26 in South Australia by kipioneer

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote]A few options for the short stations. 1) Extend Glenalta and Pinera at least 15m to accomodate 3 carriage trains. 2) Close Glenalta and Pinera and create a Blackwood - Glenalta ...

Posted 06 Sep 2020 10:01 in South Australia by kipioneer

The response to 'book us out' was only overshadowed by the 'stay away'. KI did its own harm to itself, and it will be a long time before many forgive the selfish behaviours.

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Posted 03 Sep 2020 10:36 in South Australia by kipioneer

[quote=don_dunstan][quote][quote][quote]The Lib government's both State ad Fed are on borrowed time and they know it. Marshall might have been a good leader during the pandemic same with Morrison but ...

Posted 03 Sep 2020 09:23 in South Australia by kipioneer

[quote=don_dunstan][quote]The Lib government's both State ad Fed are on borrowed time and they know it. Marshall might have been a good leader during the pandemic same with Morrison but people are sic ...

A question:   assuming a train runs beyond the Gawler Central station how is the Murray Street level crossing triggered?

Presumably the normal operation is for the  crossing to be switched out, and ...

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