[PRO] Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

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[PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal

#76 Post by SBD » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:50 pm

[Shuz] wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:46 am
I really hope they don't go with rail under road, when there is a whole chunk of land to the north side they can use for road over rail.
Ummmm... if the railway goes under the road, isn't that the same as the road going over the railway, just depending on the perspective of whether the observer is in a car/truck or train?

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[PRO] Re: [PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal

#77 Post by Mr Messy » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:10 pm

SBD wrote:
[Shuz] wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:46 am
I really hope they don't go with rail under road, when there is a whole chunk of land to the north side they can use for road over rail.
Ummmm... if the railway goes under the road, isn't that the same as the road going over the railway, just depending on the perspective of whether the observer is in a car/truck or train?
Nope, for rail under road, the road is at-grade and the rail is in a trench. For road over rail, the rail is at grade and the road is on a bridge

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[PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

#78 Post by ChillyPhilly » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:13 am

This will be road over rail. Footings for masts for the Gawler Line Electrification Project have already been cast on the outer sides of both platforms of Ovingham Railway Station.

So, sadly, this project will benefit cars and road vehicles only, and a station expansion or upgrade looks highly unlikely.
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[PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

#79 Post by SBD » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:39 am

ChillyPhilly wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:13 am
This will be road over rail. Footings for masts for the Gawler Line Electrification Project have already been cast on the outer sides of both platforms of Ovingham Railway Station.

So, sadly, this project will benefit cars and road vehicles only, and a station expansion or upgrade looks highly unlikely.
Given the absence of the rail components of GlobeLink and Northern Connector, lowering the ARTC main line would have been quite a costly exercise I imagine, even if the new trench could be dug west of the current alignment before closing the line.

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[PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

#80 Post by dbl96 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:50 pm

ChillyPhilly wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:13 am
This will be road over rail. Footings for masts for the Gawler Line Electrification Project have already been cast on the outer sides of both platforms of Ovingham Railway Station.

So, sadly, this project will benefit cars and road vehicles only, and a station expansion or upgrade looks highly unlikely.
Not sure whether the fact that they have cast mast footings is any indication of the final outcome. The electrification is a separate project and will likely be completed before work on the intersection upgrade actually commences. Whatever the option chosen, at this site it is likely that the electrified infrastructure will be replaced or at least reconfigured when the intersection is upgraded.

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[PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

#81 Post by rev » Fri May 22, 2020 7:00 pm

Work has started. I guess its utilities relocations or some other preparatory works.

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[PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

#82 Post by marbles » Sat May 23, 2020 8:39 am

rev wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:00 pm
Work has started. I guess its utilities relocations or some other preparatory works.
yea we started moving all of DPTIs desks/offices from their waterloo corner road offices to a new site just south of ovingham intersection

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[PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

#83 Post by PD2/20 » Mon May 25, 2020 9:42 pm

rev wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:00 pm
Work has started. I guess its utilities relocations or some other preparatory works.
I had a look in the vicinity today. An electrification mast footing has been cast right next to the boom gate on the south side of the crossing. In the triangle of land immediately to SE of the level crossing, there has been a lot of cable duct installation going on with three metal cable troughs running south against the boundary of the rail corridor. There have been significant cabling works happening along the Gawler line in connection with the electrification. At the north end of Ovingham Stn some form of underground service with large access pits under the three tracks. I could tell if it was railway cabling or some other utility. The was a sign near the station advising o utility works occurring.

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