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#16 Post by AG » Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:14 am

As posted over at SSC...

Mawson Lakes Interchange will be opened on the 26th of February. It will receive trains about once every 8-10 minutes during peak hours, and once every 15 minutes interpeak as seen in the new timetable for the Gawler line.

http://www.transport.sa.gov.au/transpor ... /index.asp

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#17 Post by Al » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:42 am

That's looking good now! It's good to see development like these on our p/transport network.

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#18 Post by Will » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:46 pm

Thanks for the photos AG!

I was seriously unnaware of the scope of this project, it appears much larger than what I had in mind. This is an excellent addition to the state's public transport infraestructure and I would hope to see more quality public transport projects in the future.

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#19 Post by ReallyBad » Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:53 am

This look fantastic - be great if we can have similar interchanges in other major areas, and get people using public transport again.

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#20 Post by AG » Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:59 am

Mawson Lakes Interchange is now open. There's still a bit of works that need to be completed though.

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#21 Post by BradJC » Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:43 pm

How far away is the station from the bulk residential area? Looks a bit remote..

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#22 Post by AG » Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:25 pm

The residential areas on the eastern side of the station are under construction. The main street is only about 200-300m away from the station. Within a few years the station will be completely surrounded on both the western and eastern side by homes.

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#23 Post by AG » Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:22 pm

A government funded bus-rail interchange that opened recently without much notice:

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#24 Post by Howie » Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:31 pm

Those are great shots AG... sure right about no fanfare around this interchange. I haven't heard a whisper about it.

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#25 Post by AtD » Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:13 pm

Seconds until it's covered top-to-bottom in graffitt?

My train on the way to uni this morning stopped at it, to the excitment/confusion/ignorance of other passengers.

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#26 Post by ReallyBad » Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:53 pm

Looks great - lots of cover from the weather - nice and clean. Hope all you living in Mawson Lakes use it well.

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#27 Post by AG » Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:15 pm

A few more images, these ones are taken at night time:

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The fourth Flexity tram should be on the tracks some time soon.

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#28 Post by AtD » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:32 pm

From what I've seen, Mawson Interchange already gets a fair number of train pax. I was on the 5.15 to G/Central, a packed out two-car set and about 30-40 people got off at Mawson lake. I could only see a handful of cars in the car park. Also from what I saw from the train, Rail Real-Time was switched on.

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#29 Post by UrbanSG » Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:04 am

Yeah it is interesting Atd in regards to no. of passengers. Were they mostly Uni Students or a mix? I suppose at that time it would have been a fair few workers? If so that is a good sign because obviously Uni Students would use the trains but to see residents also using it is a good sign considering it has only just opened. I always remember looking over the baron landscape that once existed there from the Uni and thinking why can't they put in a station with bus links to the Mawson Lakes area. It is great that the Government finally acted on it.

I hope the Government creates more of these stations! I mean look how welcoming that station is even at night. The lighting is excellent.

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#30 Post by AtD » Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:27 pm

I would say they're people who worked in the CBD. The train was mostly suits and people with ID tags on and such. It's always like that in any train that leaves around 5.

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