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by Aidan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1737
Views: 236240

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

OlympusAnt wrote:Fix Glen Osmond Rd, especially the intersection with South Tce/Pultney St. Surely a sacrifice of a little bit of the parklands for improved traffic flow could be done.
What sort of fix are you suggesting for the intersection?
And why is this here rather than in the Roads And Traffic thread?
by Aidan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1176
Views: 147174

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

Regarding the Fullarton Road/Cross Road intersection, there are complicating factors such as heritage listed buildings on the NW and SE sides. But that scarcely begins to explain the high cost. Their preliminary solution looks terribly overengineered - what's really needed is a dedicated right turn ...
by Aidan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1176
Views: 147174

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

Does anyone remember the original proposals for Salisbury whereby the bus interchange was meant to be by former Sizzlers and underpass was meant to be built for Park Terrace instead of the current underpass? This is the first I've heard of them Would I be correct in thinking they predate the Sizzle...
by Aidan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1176
Views: 147174

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

NTRabbit, It is possible to build an underpass without closing the railway any longer than would be required for normal trackwork, by using a prefabricated deck. In some cases it may be possible with no closure at all (using box jacking). But I think RiseHigh was referring to the Blackwood crossing ...
by Aidan
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2332
Views: 455222

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

You could say that about almost any South East Asian destination, but people prefer direct flights, and Bangkok is still conspicuously absent from the list of destinations served directly from Adelaide. A direct flight, even with a fuel stop in Denpasar, would be significantly faster than detouring ...
by Aidan
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2332
Views: 455222

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

That's good, but it's a shame they're not extending any of those Denpasar services to Bangkok.
by Aidan
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Oaklands Crossing | $174m
Replies: 744
Views: 99070

[U/C] Re: Oaklands Crossing | $174m

I don't know why the occupation has blown out to three weeks, but the Advertiser is right to criticise it. 'Twas originally planned to be much less time, though I can't remember exactly how much less. Most of the excavations and retaining walls are already done — there's only a little bit at the end...
by Aidan
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3918
Views: 494635

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Why would you want to build a branch line to a low density residential area that already has good bus links to Elizabeth and Smithfield stations?
by Aidan
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1737
Views: 236240

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

1NEEDS2POST wrote: O-Bahn guideways can run buses at 165 km/h, so a high speed bus to Mount Barker will be much faster than driving. Laying guideways is much cheaper than tunnels.
165km/h??? Where did you get that figure?
by Aidan
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3918
Views: 494635

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Out of curiosity, would an imagined southern suburbs extension of the Tonsley line be two-track or single? And is there any scope/advantage at all (property acquisition notwithstanding) for such an extension (and upper Flinders campus stop) to be achieved as a spur from the Belair line (from, say, ...
by Aidan
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3918
Views: 494635

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

So let me sum up my "poor" understanding. You have apparently presented one option of a cheaper alternative of UPGRADING EXISTING TONSLEY STATION to interchange status in lieu of the current Finders link until such time as the government can afford a proper extension that would take in suburbs such...
by Aidan
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3918
Views: 494635

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I just don't see the population required to support such a service. Not even in the next 50 years. Then you aren't looking - the population it would serve would expand to six figures within that timescale — if it hasn't already! Bussing people in to interchanges in the middle of residential suburbi...
by Aidan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3918
Views: 494635

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

claybro, WTF do you think it is that I'm proposing?
Your comprehension of my previous post seems to be very poor.
by Aidan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3918
Views: 494635

News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

A couple of problems with this Aidan. Despite many here hopes and dreams of rail extending through Aberfoyle, Happy valley etc, these areas are very low population density, have very little option for further expansion to the southeast, and will not have enough infill development even in the next 3...
by Aidan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3557
Views: 478388

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

If they don't have a plan it doesn't matter, as I'll be able to supply one soon.
If they do have a plan it still doesn't matter, as mine will be better value.