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These were notified in public notices of page 63 of the Advertiser, Wed 6 March 2019. They are online at https://www.saplanningcommission.sa.gov ... ic_notices under Crown Developments. The plans should be available for viewing during normal business hours. at SCAP, level 50 Flinders Street, Adelaide and the office of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, 163 Vincent Street, Port Adelaide. You've to until Friday 5th April 2019 to comment to the SCAP or just discuss it here :D
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Plans might be listed but link doesn't work. Waiting for a response from SCAP to fix this.

Edit: now fixed, 1500 pages and 48MByte, happy reading.
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Railway museum to shunt trains for Port rail line revival.
The National Railway Museum says it may have to lose some rolling stock exhibits as it downsizes after losing land and tracks to a $51 million plan to return a passenger rail line to the heart of Port Adelaide.

Labor pledged before the state election to bring passenger trains back into the Port Adelaide city centre by rebuilding the mothballed Port Dock Railway, which runs off the existing Outer Harbor line and into the eastern side of the National Railway Museum.

The line has been closed since 1981. The Department says early works to revitalise the 1km railway will start later this year ahead of completion in 2024.

Detailed designs for the latest version of the rail extension are yet to be released, but the plans in 2017 envisaged the line terminating at Baker Street next to where the Pirate Life Brewery is now located.

To reach that point, the line will have to pass through a narrow space around 15 metres wide just before it runs alongside the museum’s state heritage listed goods shed.

The narrow space will also have to accommodate the museum’s heritage train line, miniature railway and a vehicle access point to ensure adequate fire safety for the wooden goods shed.

More: https://indaily.com.au/news/local/2022/ ... e-revival/
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Train services will return to the heart of Port Adelaide as part of the Port Dock Railway Line Project.
The first of 2,500 concrete sleepers for the project have now been delivered to the site, in preparation for major work to start early next year.
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Whats the betting the rest of the Outer Harbour line will close as soon as this is built and the old bidirectional bus route will return.
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1whoknows wrote: Wed Dec 21, 2022 7:19 am Whats the betting the rest of the Outer Harbour line will close as soon as this is built and the old bidirectional bus route will return.
Is the part after the old, disused spur utilised to such a low extent?
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1whoknows wrote: Wed Dec 21, 2022 7:19 am Whats the betting the rest of the Outer Harbour line will close as soon as this is built and the old bidirectional bus route will return.
I highly doubt this will happen - the government that is too afraid to make changes to bus routes for fear of opposition, is not going to turn around and close a whole section of railway.
Merc1107 wrote: Thu Dec 22, 2022 2:14 pm Is the part after the old, disused spur utilised to such a low extent?
This outer section of the line is where the best time saving is made for trips to the CBD - and thus probably some of the better used part of the line. The downfall is accessing other suburban locations (like shopping centres), which buses service. So both are needed to provide a decent service on the LeFerve Peninsula.

There are a few old threads on this board that describe the various changes to bus routes over the years, and how they were received by locals.
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I asked about this at Port Info earlier this year and was told it's a non-starter. Sue Close had recently reaffirmed that it was getting close to kick-off, the beginning of the works. Has there been any official announcements either way during 2023 ?
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I can't say I recall much in the way of official announcements; but having passed over the Port line on Grand Junction Rd can confirm that the connection to the mainline has been severed; a temporary; concrete fence erected between the worksite and mainline; the previous tracks removed and much digging on the Northern side of the bridge. It's happening all right.
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The car park in Lipson Street at Port Adelaide, between the Police complex and the railway museum is being closed soon for a couple of months, to then reopen as the new Port Adelaide bus interchange. I found quite a bit of detail on the City of Port Adelaide Enfield website.
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9 News ran an “exclusive” story tonight about the opening of the spur on Sunday the 25th of August. I can only find it on Facebook, but I suspect a new rail timetable will come out in the next few weeks provided there are no unforeseen issues.

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I wouldn't be surprised if there was an update to Port Adelaide area buses at the same time, with the opening of the new station and bus interchange,
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On todays Admet website
https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/about- ... ilway-line

Grange users will have at least a close by bus service but is it a precursor for an entire line closure one would hope not.

This means between Woodville and Adelaide a quiet frequency will entail. I think a 15 mins or less Go zone which was proposed some years ago. Also I think the skip stop patterns is similar the Gawler line. However does this mean the Belair and other lines need a change in timetable.
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Admet75 wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 9:35 pm On todays Admet website
https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/about- ... ilway-line

Grange users will have at least a close by bus service but is it a precursor for an entire line closure one would hope not.

This means between Woodville and Adelaide a quiet frequency will entail. I think a 15 mins or less Go zone which was proposed some years ago. Also I think the skip stop patterns is similar the Gawler line. However does this mean the Belair and other lines need a change in timetable.
Grange frequency has no change so I don’t know where you get the idea it’s closing? What the website describes is a permanent limited stop pattern on the Outer Harbor Line, nothing like the skip stop that is on the Gawler Line.

Hopefully all the rail timetables will be updated now there are more trains in service following the delivery of the new electrics for the Gawler line
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Please accept my apologies for mistakenly saying that the Grange Service had been downgraded but can I ask anyone what are your thoughts about the frequency of services at the various stations and how will they change. Hopefully they are clock face timetable or memory timetables.
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