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by Aidan
Wed May 01, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4000
Views: 514232

News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Eurostar, AIUI the land is Flinders owned rather than State Government owned. DPTI considered straighter options, but rejected them in a fundamentally flawed selection process. The root cause of the problem is lack of public scrutiny of DPTI's decision making process. Their full report is still bein...
by Aidan
Wed May 01, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4000
Views: 514232

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

RetroGamer87 wrote:If the line went in front of the hospital it block the road.
No it wouldn't. Instead it would go above the road.
Alternatively it could go below or west of the road. I think above would be better, but all three options are better than what the government favours.
by Aidan
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4000
Views: 514232

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

A new station should be set up under the Grand Junction Bridge, You think the trains should stop at the location where it would add most to the journey time, even though nobody lives there and relatively few work there? this will allow passengers to travel between Port Adelaide and the northern sub...
by Aidan
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Federal Politics Thread
Replies: 580
Views: 117465

Re: The Federal Politics Thread

Did I hear Pauline Hanson correctly on the radio this morning that she wants the Federal Government to pay for a coal-fired power station in SA to burn SA coal and run the desalination plant at full power to save the Murray River water for irrigation? Yes you did. I don't think she was pressed on w...
by Aidan
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Northern Connector | 14km | $1b
Replies: 781
Views: 173079

[U/C] Re: Northern Connector | 14km | $1b

Goodsy wrote:There's probably not enough traffic to justify the cost of another bridge. A right turn from PWR to the NEXY would require a huge flyover.
Surely a loop (cloverleaf style) would be sufficient?

Any idea when this road will open?
by Aidan
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 519
Views: 80200

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Nobody would object to putting solar panels on the roof of their water treatment plant and tanks. But replacing forest with solar panels is another matter, especially as there are so many other places they could go. Thinking a bit more about it, I wonder whether SA Water's real objective is to stop ...
by Aidan
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3709
Views: 508657

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Im getting confused by everyone's number multiplication. Yes, saying 3 x 3 but meaning 3 + 3 is a surprisingly common error. I think I've said previously that it's akin to claiming we should make the Dukes Highway safer by duelling it! We want 3 lanes both directions right? ( in my head that is 2 x...
by Aidan
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Vision: CBD Underground Rail Loop
Replies: 48
Views: 10205

Vision: CBD Underground Rail Loop

It's station capacity considerations, not construction techniques, which favour escalators rather than lifts. You need a lot of lifts just to match the capacity of one escalator pair. Tunnelling beneath the water table is not difficult. Though there will be slight ground movements, it won't float ou...
by Aidan
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Aldinga Rail Extension | $800m
Replies: 72
Views: 34511

[PRO] Re: Aldinga Rail Extension | $800m

Eurostar, The proposed station is Aldinga, not Aldinga Beach. Aldinga Beach is far too big for a single train station to directly serve entirely, so buses would still be required anyway. But there will be a lot of future development at Aldinga. Why would you want to terminate the line at Aldinga Bea...
by Aidan
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1193
Views: 154836

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

Why would you want to elevate such a long section of railway to grade separate three level crossings that could so easily be replaced with a bridge (or in the case of Park Terrace, an underpass) instead?
by Aidan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1762
Views: 244248

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: 1193
Views: 154836

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: 1193
Views: 154836

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: 1193
Views: 154836

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: 2368
Views: 471870

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 ...