News & Discussion: Trams

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4471 Post by Waewick » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:46 pm

So connecting Buses to Trains makes sense.

I assume.buses to the obahn too?

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4472 Post by SBD » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:49 pm

Waewick wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:46 pm
So connecting Buses to Trains makes sense.

I assume.buses to the obahn too?
The map suggests the O-Bahn is part of Outer North East, so will continue with Torrens Transit.

One of the joint venture partners for the north-south package that includes the trams is currently also the operator of Canberra Metro Light Rail which seems to get good reviews here.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4473 Post by ml69 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:38 am

SBD wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:49 pm
Waewick wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:46 pm
So connecting Buses to Trains makes sense.

I assume.buses to the obahn too?
The map suggests the O-Bahn is part of Outer North East, so will continue with Torrens Transit.

One of the joint venture partners for the north-south package that includes the trams is currently also the operator of Canberra Metro Light Rail which seems to get good reviews here.
Maybe they can speed up tram operations then.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4474 Post by rubberman » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:59 am

ml69 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:38 am
SBD wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:49 pm
Waewick wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:46 pm
So connecting Buses to Trains makes sense.

I assume.buses to the obahn too?
The map suggests the O-Bahn is part of Outer North East, so will continue with Torrens Transit.

One of the joint venture partners for the north-south package that includes the trams is currently also the operator of Canberra Metro Light Rail which seems to get good reviews here.
Maybe they can speed up tram operations then.
And grind out those noisy track corrugations. Especially at Rundle Mall, Pirie St and the Railway Station.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4475 Post by adelaide transport » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:35 pm

They should make the Glenelg tram travel to the Entertainment Centre at all times and increase daytime frequency to every 8 minutes.
The Botanic gardens service should just run to the RAH but every 15 minutes during the day.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4476 Post by Nathan » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:42 pm

adelaide transport wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:35 pm
They should make the Glenelg tram travel to the Entertainment Centre at all times and increase daytime frequency to every 8 minutes.
The Botanic gardens service should just run to the RAH but every 15 minutes during the day.
I'd like to keep the Botanic-Ent Centre line to a maximum of every 10mins, thanks.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4477 Post by Norman » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:56 pm

Both tram lines are operating at a good frequency as is, which is very similar to other light rail services around the world.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4478 Post by Nort » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:05 am

adelaide transport wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:35 pm
They should make the Glenelg tram travel to the Entertainment Centre at all times and increase daytime frequency to every 8 minutes.
The Botanic gardens service should just run to the RAH but every 15 minutes during the day.
Curious as to your reasoning, do you have information on passenger loads?

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4479 Post by Joelmark » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:29 am

Norman wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:56 pm
Both tram lines are operating at a good frequency as is, which is very similar to other light rail services around the world.
Exactly. I'd love to know how the new private operator will increase frequency, iron out all the bumpy sections of track mentioned above and 'optimise customer services' since all of those are the responsibility already of DPTI and Adelaide Metro - and as the government says, they're retaining ownership of the tracks and trams, the fares and the frequency.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4480 Post by Norman » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:50 pm

Joelmark wrote:
Norman wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:56 pm
Both tram lines are operating at a good frequency as is, which is very similar to other light rail services around the world.
Exactly. I'd love to know how the new private operator will increase frequency, iron out all the bumpy sections of track mentioned above and 'optimise customer services' since all of those are the responsibility already of DPTI and Adelaide Metro - and as the government says, they're retaining ownership of the tracks and trams, the fares and the frequency.
Maybe they can shorten the turnaround time at the terminii and change the frequency gaps between the Botanic and Glenelg lines between the hospital and the railway station. Apart from that the words are simply buzz/throwaway words to convince people that it's a good idea.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4481 Post by PeFe » Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:51 am

I have seen this suggestion for other cities and I am going to repeat it for Adelaide.

During the coronavirus lockdown the state government should change the traffic light sequence in the CBD to speed up the tram services.

Do it now whilst traffic is light and any issues can be ironed out.

Perfect opportunity to fix the slow running trams in the city centre.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4482 Post by how good is he » Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:20 pm

Possibly although I think the lights are already sequenced now but for cars/vehicles. Say all the lights along West Tce are sequenced for cars, so then the tram coming to/from North Tce should override this?
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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4483 Post by ginzahikari » Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:26 pm

PeFe wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:51 am
I have seen this suggestion for other cities and I am going to repeat it for Adelaide.

During the coronavirus lockdown the state government should change the traffic light sequence in the CBD to speed up the tram services.

Do it now whilst traffic is light and any issues can be ironed out.

Perfect opportunity to fix the slow running trams in the city centre.
They should actually implement tram priority like what they are doing in the Gold Coast. This is a no-brainer.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4484 Post by A-Town » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:14 pm

PeFe wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:51 am
I have seen this suggestion for other cities and I am going to repeat it for Adelaide.

During the coronavirus lockdown the state government should change the traffic light sequence in the CBD to speed up the tram services.

Do it now whilst traffic is light and any issues can be ironed out.

Perfect opportunity to fix the slow running trams in the city centre.
Yep, agreed. Should have been done years ago.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4485 Post by OlympusAnt » Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:31 pm

I don't understand why trams don't have priority. Then when there's no trams its an unending wait.

Good one is in front of the Convention Centre carpark entry and north side of Vic Square.
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