Started by triumph, November 14, 2017, 05:35:34 pm
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Quote from: Barry Drive on October 09, 2018, 07:36:01 pmAs for the one at Dickson: still no wire, but it looks as though it will be installed very soon. (All OHW is reportedly due to be completed this week.)
Quote from: Busnerd on October 12, 2018, 08:48:46 amRoad traffic follow the road traffic signs, not the light rail speed limits, the road speed limits will be 70 on Flemington Rd in both directions, assuming it may drop to 60 for the single lane section after Manning Clark up to Kate Crace Street.
Quote from: triumph on October 12, 2018, 09:28:29 amThat was my point. Why constrain Light Rail to 50 across the level crossing (presumably with thoughts for traffic/pedestrian safety) if the adjacent parallel road traffic continues to be subject to a 70 speed limit? Not much difference to being hit by a truck cruising through at 70 to being hit by a light rail vehicle cruising through at 70. As I said, illogical.In the location mentioned in earlier post, the proximity of the stop to the crossing tends to render the 50 limit irrelevant for stopping services. (If, as has been mentioned previously, all public services are to stop, even if no passengers are to get on/off, it might just be reasonable that non-stop non-public services are slowed to match expectations of normality.)
Quote from: triumph on October 19, 2018, 08:08:42 pmCanberra Metro, in an update, says the overhead was completed last weekend. Near enough, it appears complete, when viewed casually, but a close look revealed tags dangling down and main cables at a support pole do not seem to be connected yet.
Quote from: ajw373 on October 23, 2018, 07:24:52 pmAnd they still do not appear to be even close to running tests south of the depot. North of the depot to Mapleton Ave it does look they they have finished, except for the stops, but I am yet to see any test running between the depot and Mapelton. Anyone know if they swap out the test trams under their own power now or still use the unimog?
Quote from: Bus 503 on October 27, 2018, 08:17:01 amWhen will testing from the depot to Dickson start? I understood it would begin in mid October but it's past that now and there hasn't been any update from Canberra Metro for a while regarding this. Originally, I thought testing to Dickson would start in mid September but I guess I must have read it wrongly.Also, now that all the tracks are in and the power poles and wire connected, is there really that much left to do? All I can think of is landscaping, finishing the shelters on Northbourne and adding tram lights to intersections (still not done on Girawheen).
Quote from: ajw373 on November 03, 2018, 11:45:31 pmThey grind the rails to properly profile them. And not just at joints etc it is all along the line.
Quote from: triumph on November 04, 2018, 10:01:04 pmThat is surprising considering modern quality control and that the rails are factory new. What sort of rail faults are you suggesting? Lack of smoothness and profile accuracy in manufacture, or slight misalignments (twists, etc) during installation?I tend to associate grinding with correction of wear after a considerable period of use, but on reflection do seem to recall the Sydney Tram Museum many years ago lending their rail grinder for some work on a new line (Eastern Suburbs??).
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on November 05, 2018, 07:15:50 amYeah, not every rail strip is identically perfectly shaped as the next, gotta smooth them out to be just right.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on November 05, 2018, 10:14:26 pmYes of course, especially the intersection of Flemington and Federal, must be quite the workout.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on November 07, 2018, 01:26:01 pmI don't know? Geez dude, I was only hypothesising. I don't know much about lightrail other than they're fun to ride...I have few fond memories left of the old Sydney trams with Cadbury Chocolate AOAs from when I was young, don't ruin them for me
Quote from: Bus 400 on November 11, 2018, 06:25:07 pmIt looked like tracks were being relaid on Flemington Road outside Mitchell Tip yesterday, with the plastic sheet giveaway.
Quote from: ajw373 on December 12, 2018, 07:27:28 am009 is now back at Dickson. Though unless I am mistaken it is now on a different track. Before I think it was on the Gungahlin bound track. Now it is on the city bound track.
Quote from: triumph on December 12, 2018, 10:48:33 pm9.15pm this evening an LRV was on the City Bound side at Dickson with the Unimog attached at the Northern end. 1/2hr later it and the Unimog were at the Barton Highway junction. Perhaps checking track etc details prior to next test phase of powering up.
Quote from: ajw373 on December 13, 2018, 05:45:57 pmOne had the desto set to Gungahlin and the other Allinga Street, but both said (Excl EPIC). Which makes me wonder if there are no events on at EPIC if the LRV's will not stop there. Otherwise seems a strange sign to have programmed.
Quote from: Bus 400 on December 14, 2018, 08:57:13 pmThe big concern probably is who would use the Park & Ride? With Well Station Drive providing access to a soon to be completed Horse Park Drive & even Gungahlin Drive doesn't back up like it use to. A little bit of money could be spent duplicating Well Station to provide for more people then the P&R could. Sent from my SM-T810 using Tapatalk
Quote from: Busnerd on December 14, 2018, 09:50:39 pmI would like to see Well Station duplicated, even if not between Horse Park and Flemington,
Quote from: Barry Drive on July 12, 2018, 12:12:30 pmUrbos *100 (refers to 100% low floor).For absolutely sure? No. But I'm fairly certain it's 2.65m. All the interior photos make it look like it's wider than a bus.