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Adelaide visit January 2019
« on: September 03, 2018, 10:44:03 AM »
Visiting Adelaide for a few days early January, then onto Melbourne (flying, not clear yet if The Overland will be still running).



My last visit to Adelaide was January 2016, and there has been a bit happen PT wise since then:

1. Bus tunnel  for O-Bahn ( O-Bahn City Access Project )

2. Tram extension should be in use (driver training has started) City Tram Extension

3. Sparking of the Gawler line underway.

4. Torrens Rail Junction Project completed.



Plus the usual opportunities on the rail and bus network. 

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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 05:17:33 PM »
https://adelaidemetro.com.au/Timetables-Maps/Special-Services/Airport-services

Adelaide Airport bus services.
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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 05:50:29 PM »
I'm planning a trip at some point prior to 30 November, assuming the tram extension is open by then.  Need to make a select number of additional flights by then to maintain those sweet, sweet platinum benefits.
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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2018, 07:16:09 AM »
Adelaide Metro Journey Planner

https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/planner/
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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2018, 04:04:06 PM »
Plan to visit this museum.

National Railway Museum

http://nrm.org.au/

By Rail

The Museum is about a 15 minute walk from the Port Adelaide Railway Station on the Outer Harbor Line. From the Station, walk north along Commercial Road, turn right into Godfrey or Butler Street, the Museum is directly ahead on Lipson Street.

Open Daily / 10am – 4:30pm  (  Open from 12pm on ANZAC Day  Closed Christmas Day )


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9:12am Adelaide Railway Station (Stop Code: 16490)

Towards Outer Harbor 21 mins (10 stops)

9:33am Port Adelaide Railway Station (Stop Code: 18465)
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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2018, 10:21:42 AM »
When I was Adelaide last I obtained a metrocard visitor pass.  These are good value for unrestricted 3 day travel. 

At the end of the 3 days you can recharge and use it like a regular metrocard.

So I have setup an online metrocard account.  Card is still valid, so I will be be able to put credit on it before I travel in January. Recharges are subject to a 90 day expiry, the metrocard must be validated within 90 days to receive the recharge. I will not be using the metrocard until 2 Jan 2019, which is 116 days yet.  So I will wait obviously until well under the 90 days.
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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2018, 02:19:11 PM »
A lot of the southern Jetts gyms are now a new mob Zap.

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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2018, 05:58:53 AM »
When I was Adelaide last I obtained a metrocard visitor pass.  These are good value for unrestricted 3 day travel. 

At the end of the 3 days you can recharge and use it like a regular metrocard.

So I have setup an online metrocard account.  Card is still valid, so I will be be able to put credit on it before I travel in January. Recharges are subject to a 90 day expiry, the metrocard must be validated within 90 days to receive the recharge. I will not be using the metrocard until 2 Jan 2019, which is 116 days yet.  So I will wait obviously until well under the 90 days.

80 days to go!  I am able to put credit within the expiry now.
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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2018, 01:22:24 PM »
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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2018, 03:58:16 PM »
When I was Adelaide last I obtained a metrocard visitor pass.  These are good value for unrestricted 3 day travel. 

At the end of the 3 days you can recharge and use it like a regular metrocard.

So I have setup an online metrocard account.  Card is still valid, so I will be be able to put credit on it before I travel in January. Recharges are subject to a 90 day expiry, the metrocard must be validated within 90 days to receive the recharge. I will not be using the metrocard until 2 Jan 2019, which is 116 days yet.  So I will wait obviously until well under the 90 days.

80 days to go!  I am able to put credit within the expiry now.

Metrocard loaded ready to go!  :bg:
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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2018, 04:38:32 PM »
On the ' to do ' list ..

https://twitter.com/SteamRangerRlwy/status/1073024335206440962

Link SA Bus
http://linksa.com.au/bus-services/route-info.html

Goolwa - Victor Harbor - Adelaide 

1251 Goolwa to Adelaide via Victor Harbor & Marion

Timetable > http://linksa.com.au/documents/timetables/25-2-2018/TT-Route-1251-1254-GWA-ADL.pdf

Mon <> Fri
Train Departs Adelaide 7:41 AM
Train Arrives Seaford Interchange 8:31 AM

Bus 8.46am Seaford > Victor Harbor 9.34am

Bus 4.29pm Victor Harbor > Seaford 5.16pm
Train Departs Seaford 5.23pm Arrive Adelaide 6.13pm

http://www.steamrangerheritagerailway.org/

Victor Harbor at 11am, 1.30pm, 3.45pm

So will get the 11am Cockle train back at Victor Harbor 1.30pm

Time to check out the tramway before the bus at 4.29pm.

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Victor Harbor Tramway

http://horsedrawntram.com.au/

1.20pm, 2pm, 2.40pm

Victor Harbor weather forecast > http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/victor-harbor.shtml
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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2018, 01:58:48 PM »
2nd January 2019

1:06pm (Wednesday) - 1:35pm (28 mins)

1:06pm
Adelaide Airport SA 5950

Walk to Stop 10 Adelaide Airport About 5 mins, 438m

1:12pm

Stop 10 Adelaide Airport (Stop Code: 17327)
J1X towards City 23 mins (6 stops)

1:35pm
Adelaide SA 5000 Stop C1 Currie St
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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2018, 09:38:20 AM »
Planned itinerary:

Arrive 2nd Jan.  Trams around Adelaide, bus tunnel and O-Bahn

3rd Jan.  Port Adelaide - National Railway Museum

4th Jan.  Victor Harbor  - Cockle Train and Horse Tramway.

5th Jan.  Glenelg and suburban rail.

6th Jan > Melbourne

Adelaide weather > https://www.accuweather.com/en/au/adelaide/25257/daily-weather-forecast/25257?day=6
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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2018, 06:47:06 AM »
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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2018, 09:32:40 AM »
Published on 21 Jan 2018

In this video we take a visit to the newly opened O-Bahn tunnel. Built as part of the $160 million O-Bahn City Access Project, the tunnel allows O-Bahn buses an uninterrupted run from the start of the busway at Park Road to the CBD. The project comprised of an underground tunnel from Grenfell Street in the CBD to Hackney Road, then bus lanes along Hackney Road to the start of the busway.

In this video we visit the western tunnel portal at Grenfell street in the CBD. Here we see some of the typical buses that operate on the O-Bahn including Scania K230UB's, K280UB's and K320UA's with Custom Coaches 'CB60 Evo II' & 'CB80 bodies'. We also see some regular Adelaide Metro bus services at the intersection of Grenfell St & East Terrace.

The O-Bahn busway is one of the few examples in the world of a guided busway. The busway runs out towards Modbury in Adelaide's northeastern suburbs. Stage 1 of the project from Park Road to Paradise Interchange opened in 1986, while stage 2 to Tea Tree Plaza opened in 1989. The O-Bahn tunnel serves as an extension to this busway.

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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2018, 11:45:41 AM »
Planned itinerary:

Arrive 2nd Jan.  Trams around Adelaide, bus tunnel and O-Bahn

3rd Jan.  Port Adelaide - National Railway Museum

4th Jan.  Victor Harbor  - Cockle Train and Horse Tramway.

5th Jan.  Glenelg and suburban rail.

6th Jan > Melbourne

Adelaide weather > https://www.accuweather.com/en/au/adelaide/25257/daily-weather-forecast/25257?day=6

Cockle train does not operate once forecast temp >=35oC.  At this stage 3rd and 4th have higher forecast temps, so it might be Saturday 5th for Victor Harbor.  It is changing a bit.

Timings for Saturday 5th Jan

Train departs Adelaide  9.00am  Arrive Seaford 9.50am

Seaford Interchange bus 1252  9.57am.

Victor Harbor  10.42am (Goolwa 11.04am -  might not be enough time to catch the 11am Cockle train ex VH, so go to Goolwa and get the 12.15pm train to VH).

Victor Harbor  bus 1252 3.06pm

Seaford 3.55pm

Train Depart Seaford 4.00pm

Arrive Adelaide 4.50pm

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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2018, 01:14:59 PM »
Got to love this ..

https://adelaidemetro.com.au/Tickets-fares/Seniors

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Interstate Seniors Card holders

Anyone who holds a valid Australian State or Territory Seniors Card is eligible for FREE Adelaide Metro public transport Monday to Friday before 7.00am, between 9.01am and 3.00pm, after 7.01pm and all day Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

Simply visit Adelaide Airport’s Information Booth, WHSmith Express at the ground floor arrivals area of the Adelaide Airport, the Visitor Information Centre at shop 9 James Place, Adelaide (just off Rundle Mall) or an Adelaide Metro InfoCentre, show your interstate Seniors Card and you will be issued with a temporary Metroticket which will be valid for a maximum of 14 days.

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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2018, 03:59:59 PM »
Connecting tram now at Bowden ..

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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2018, 04:21:37 PM »
Adelaide tram map

https://backontrack.org/images/ad/adelaidetrammap.jpg

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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2019, 07:26:58 AM »
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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2019, 01:37:19 PM »
Adelaide is a very interesting city from a public transport point of view ... simply marvellous  :-c

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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2019, 04:14:51 PM »
The forecast temperature tomorrow for Victor Harbor is 25oC, so the Cockle train will be running.
Victor Harbor weather forecast > http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/victor-harbor.shtml

Unfortunately one of the pier pylons has collapsed which means the horse tramway is not running at present.  :'(

Will still have a look at it.

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Travel plan:

Link SA Bus
http://linksa.com.au/bus-services/route-info.html

Goolwa - Victor Harbor - Adelaide

1251-54 Goolwa to Adelaide via Victor Harbor & Marion

Timetable > http://linksa.com.au/documents/timetables/25-2-2018/TT-Route-1251-1254-GWA-ADL.pdf

Mon <> Fri
Train Departs Adelaide 7:41 AM
Train Arrives Seaford Interchange 8:31 AM
 bus 1253
Bus 8.46am Seaford > Victor Harbor 9.34am Zone Bus route 1253
Interchange map: https://adelaidemetro.com.au/var/metro/storage/original/application/acb41755bd92e81bfca281cbd84dcfb3.pdf

Bus 4.29pm Victor Harbor > Seaford 5.16pm bus route 1252
Train Departs Seaford 5.23pm Arrive Adelaide 6.13pm

http://www.steamrangerheritagerailway.org/

Victor Harbor at 11am, 1.30pm, 3.45pm

So will get the 11am Cockle train back at Victor Harbor 1.30pm

Time to check out the tramway before the bus at 4.29pm.

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Victor Harbor Tramway

http://horsedrawntram.com.au/

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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2019, 12:33:45 AM »
Woodville LX  - Outer Harbour service arriving.  The DMUs look very smart!  The temperature was around 41oC, the camera on the tablet kept shutting down reporting it was too hot!

There was no change to running times despite the heat.  Track setup is very resilient.

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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2019, 08:04:51 AM »
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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2019, 08:25:16 AM »
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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2019, 11:41:16 AM »
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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2019, 04:05:52 PM »
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Very enjoyable day back to Adelaide
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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2019, 04:10:18 PM »
Some video

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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2019, 05:34:36 AM »
Planned itinerary:

Arrive 2nd Jan.  Trams around Adelaide, bus tunnel and O-Bahn

3rd Jan.  Port Adelaide - National Railway Museum

4th Jan.  Victor Harbor  - Cockle Train and Horse Tramway.

5th Jan.  Glenelg and suburban rail.

6th Jan > Melbourne

Adelaide weather > https://www.accuweather.com/en/au/adelaide/25257/daily-weather-forecast/25257?day=6

Great day out yesterday at Victor Harbor.  Glenelg, O-Bahn and Belair today. If I have time might try to go to Gawler too.   :-c

Being the weekend all travel free with my visiting seniors ticket ...  :bg: :bna:
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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #38 on: January 06, 2019, 07:12:49 AM »
Went to Gawler Central yesterday afternoon.  Adelaide has a great variety of public transport that is for sure.

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Re: Adelaide visit January 2019
« Reply #39 on: January 06, 2019, 03:40:00 PM »
I'll be in Adelaide at Easter, possibly going to replicate this trip even if it might not involve steam.
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