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by Aidan
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4426
Views: 636982

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

SBD,
I admit I haven't actually measured it, but University Drive certainly looks steeper than the tram overpass, and the steep section is longer.
by Aidan
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4426
Views: 636982

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

If Sealink did get to run the trams they could run the 248 as a feeder between Marion Centre and Plympton Tram Stop. Kilometres saved by not running 248s between Plympton Tram Stop and City could be used elsewhere to run short running of the 100 between Plympton and Arndale or between Plympton and ...
by Aidan
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4426
Views: 636982

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Considering most people don't actually have to go to the city but suburb to suburb I think it'll be wise to look at suburban tram lines. For example: 1) Gawler to Gawler Central Line via 19th Street, Adelaide Road, Murray Street. *Possible extension to Willaston pub. What would trams do on that rou...
by Aidan
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [VIS] Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station
Replies: 118
Views: 27584

[VIS] Re: Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station

Thought: maybe we should stop thinking about ARS as a destination for interstate rail, and instead shift our thoughts to a new station elsewhere in the CBD, such as beneath the Central Market? I don't think the huge expense of an underground station for interstate trains can be justified... until w...
by Aidan
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 629
Views: 133411

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

EBG, since when have the diesel hauled carriages been limited to 100km/h? They used to do 120.

In Melbourne a few weeks ago I found hotels there charge double on Saturday night. Could The Overland be scheduled for Saturday night running to take advantage of that?.
by Aidan
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Brighton Road Grade Separation
Replies: 28
Views: 4224

[PRO] Re: Brighton Road Grade Separation

Any solution that doesn't keep the trains running should be disqualified immediately! If you look at the topography, you'll see the crossing's higher than the road on both sides; it's clearly most suited to road under rail. It would have been easier to do it before they built that childcare centre, ...
by Aidan
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Harris Scarfe has gone broke
Replies: 10
Views: 1119

Re: Harris Scarfe has gone broke

ghs, there was such a thing as online shopping in 2001. Nowhere near as big as it was now, of course, but Amazon and ebay both existed (and both had competitors) and the mail order companies all had an online presence by then. ______________________________________________________________ The Scoote...
by Aidan
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4226
Views: 617001

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Bit of a tangent, but does anyone know the chances of rail heading north east in either the medium term or long term future? I’m guessing the o-Bahn corridor would make the job somewhat easier, and from what I understand the obhan is approaching the end of its estimated useful life. The service is ...
by Aidan
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 648
Views: 194182

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

As far as I've seen and experienced, entering and exiting the carpark has never been so easy. I think condensing the amount of road traffic in Gawler place has done wonders for this carpark because they don't have to compete with people whizzing in to drop someone off, taxis etc. It's now primarily...
by Aidan
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: [COM] Masters Adelaide Airport
Replies: 139
Views: 56589

[COM] Re: Masters Adelaide Airport

Adelaide Tools' shops are relatively small, and unlike those six Mitre 10 stores, they're all within a 5 minute drive of Bunnings. It doesn't make sense for Bunnings to acquire them unless reducing competition is their objective. Therefore I expect the ACCC to block it.
by Aidan
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Petrol Station Owners
Replies: 57
Views: 2872

Re: Petrol Station Owners

This site would be great for an OTR. Which site? Do you mean this website? Or was there a map that somehow disappeared? If so, where? I even tried searching your name on Google Maps - plenty of Yellow Brick Road shops, and inexplicably a reserve in Marino, but no Yellow Road anywhere. Even Lemon Ro...
by Aidan
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 676
Views: 122809

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

South Australia does not export a lot of gas produced electricity (with the exception maybe of heatwaves) I look at the NEM electricity graph ( showing totals per power source ie solar, coal etc) every day and the times South Australia is exporting a lot of electricity it is coming from wind and so...
by Aidan
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 676
Views: 122809

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Of course there's friction, but there's no rule that any state Liberal government has to put the interests of their party before those of the people they're elected to serve. And the Federal Liberal position is unsustainable in every sense of the word. By the time of the next Federal election, the e...
by Aidan
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 676
Views: 122809

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

I don't think Hazelwood closing had anything to do with South Australia exporting more power....in the sense that SA has excess capacity (and that is cheap wind and solar) so if Victoria didn't buy it then NSW would have. Hazelwood was always going to be more expensive than renewables. Hazelwood cl...
by Aidan
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 676
Views: 122809

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

TorrensSA, Goodsy, bits Megawatts are a unit of power, not energy. Unless power use changes, a megawatt per day is the same as a megawatt per year or a megawatt per second. To get the figure for energy, multiply by the number of hours to get megawatt hours. Alternatively, multiply by the number of s...