Below is a timeline that I compiled for another group as the night
“East Terrace/Elder Park testing:
Track crews are presently using leaf blowers and groove cleaning tools to
remove leaves and other debris. Flexity 113 is at Rundle Mall tram stop
with ‘Test Run’ on the desto boards. My guess will be that it will go to
Elder Park first before using the north east curve to go to the old RAH.
Scratch out my previous guess, overhead a few people involved with the
project saying that 113 will instead go to either ARS or West Terrace to
shunt and instead run along North Terrace first. Only way to find out for
certain will be when the tests begin.
113 depart Rundle Mall and heading west along North Terrace. Shunting at
Water barriers are being drained on King William Road to allow access to
the Elder Park terminus.
Last regular service from Hindmarsh to Glenelg has run through. 113
Traffic management in place to direct all road traffic around the corners
of the intersection making the centre clear of traffic.
Water barriers removed on North Terrace.
113 approaching point changing induction loop from ARS. By the sounds of
it, testing point operation.
113 has crossed over King William Street becoming the first tram since 1958
to access the eastern side of North Terrace. After crossing over the
crossing blocks and point blades, the tram stopped for measurements to be
113 arr Gawler Place tram stop.
Arr Old RAH scissor crossover.
113 arrived at the East Terrace terminus.
Return to Frome Street intersection on the return run.
Arr University tram stop.
Arr SA Museum stop.
Back at KWS/North Terrace intersection. Tram has stopped to check the
induction loop operation and clearances between the side mirrors and point
Crossed over KWS intersection and return to Adelaide Railway Station.”
I’ll try to post some photos up when they are ready. By the way, it was
good to run in to you last night Mark.