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Re: Adelaide Trams

Postby Route 506 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:34 pm

Excellent news that tram testing has recommenced and hopefully it won't be too long until the new/updated services start.

TA3001 wrote:With the upgrades in the past year or so to include the voice from hell that is audible on the trains, along with 'please hold on' every time the trams leaves a stop, we'll certainly see a rapid increase in patronage.


Yes that voice on the trains is a shocker!! Don't mind the new voice on the trams, although I didn't have a problem with the previous one either.
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Re: Adelaide Trams

Postby jibb » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:51 pm

DPTI project team have advised that signals will monitored over the weekend whilst testing continues. If they get the green light, driver training will recommence next weekend.
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Re: Adelaide Trams

Postby jibb » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:57 pm

Driver training has recommenced on the new sections.
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Re: Adelaide Trams

Postby jibb » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:00 pm

The last of the ex Madrid-- Citadis 209 finally was out and about today doing a test run to and from the Entertainment Centre.
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Re: Adelaide Trams

Postby jibb » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:55 am

Citadis 209 has finally entered service this morning.
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Re: Adelaide Trams

Postby jibb » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:22 pm

Driver training on the new tram extensions with 104 again the tram being used.
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Re: Adelaide Trams

Postby TA3001 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:25 pm

So which part of 2019 or even 2023 is the actual deadline for these extensions becoming operational?

Makes me wonder how long the now canceled extension along the Parade would have taken to build and commission. I wouldn't have thought that it would take roughly a year to construct just over a km of track and test it.
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Re: Adelaide Trams

Postby The Phonj » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:21 pm

At least the extension in Adelaide will be open soon. Look at the amount of time taken in Sydney on the CBD and South East Light Rail project. Admittedly greater in scale; it has taken a very long time. Buses were taken out of George St in October 2015 to allow works on the project to start. George St is still a mess, some sections still have no rails laid. Services may start next year... and may not. Adelaide's earlier extensions didn't take all that long to complete, relatively speaking. Further extensions should be relatively simple affairs though - (relatively) straight lines with occasional reversing crossovers.
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Re: Adelaide Trams

Postby tonyp » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:40 am

The Phonj wrote:At least the extension in Adelaide will be open soon. Look at the amount of time taken in Sydney on the CBD and South East Light Rail project. Admittedly greater in scale; it has taken a very long time. Buses were taken out of George St in October 2015 to allow works on the project to start. George St is still a mess, some sections still have no rails laid. Services may start next year... and may not. Adelaide's earlier extensions didn't take all that long to complete, relatively speaking. Further extensions should be relatively simple affairs though - (relatively) straight lines with occasional reversing crossovers.

I bet Adelaide doesn't have to deal with anything like the complexity of underground services that Sydney has had to address prior to even commencing construction.
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Re: Adelaide Trams

Postby Linto63 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:47 pm

While it doesn't have an underground railway network to deal with, Adelaide will also have a labyrinth of utilities that may have needed to be replaced / relocated. Question is did it acknowledge their existence or try to gloss over like was seemingly done in Sydney.
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Re: Adelaide Trams

Postby tonyp » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:12 am

Linto63 wrote:While it doesn't have an underground railway network to deal with, Adelaide will also have a labyrinth of utilities that may have needed to be replaced / relocated. Question is did it acknowledge their existence or try to gloss over like was seemingly done in Sydney.

Those two extension corridors in Adelaide wouldn't have anything remotely near the number or complexity of services to deal with as George St. The general extent of the issue was known at the beginning of the project in Sydney. TfNSW's process for dealing with it since then has been fraught. They're probably more efficient about these things in Adelaide.
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Re: Adelaide Trams

Postby boronia » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:56 pm

I don't think Adelaide went anywhere near as deep for the track base, helping to avoid the nasties.
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