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by Aidan
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 702
Views: 119959

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

1NEEDS2POST and Spotto, there are a few problems with the above: •Islington is a major detour from Main North Road. By the time a bus would get there, it could have travelled a third of the way to the City already. When the time waiting for the train and traveling on it is included, the bus wins eas...
by Aidan
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4130
Views: 572794

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Spotto, it used to be that Platform 1 was towards the City and Platform 2 away from the City. But when they installed the new train control system, the numbering was changed to whether its northbound or southbound rather than whether it's Citybound.
by Aidan
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [VIS] Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station
Replies: 103
Views: 23345

[VIS] Re: Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station

SBD, There are many regional silos in SA that are served by rail. AIUI in recent years there has been a trend to truck more of the the grain to silos on the main (Adelaide to Melbourne) line rather than the Mallee line which doesn't allow such heavy loads. About thirty years ago, AN closed some of t...
by Aidan
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [VIS] Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station
Replies: 103
Views: 23345

[VIS] Re: Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station

While I agree that Adelaide is definitely big enough to be a significant freight origin/destination in it's own right, in today's world of just-in-time deliveries (rather than warehousing), where time is money, the extra time taken to deliver to Adelaide by rail will, I believe, lose market share t...
by Aidan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [VIS] Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station
Replies: 103
Views: 23345

[VIS] Re: Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station

rhino, If (or I hope, when) the eastern hills bypass line is constructed: • The freight terminal will remain at Regency Park. Adelaide is big enough to be a significant freight origin/destination in its own right. • Some freight trains would avoid it, and instead use the terminal at Penfield (just S...
by Aidan
Wed May 01, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4130
Views: 572794

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: 4130
Views: 572794

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: 4130
Views: 572794

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: 598
Views: 126409

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: 855
Views: 194122

[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: 589
Views: 100459

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: 4079
Views: 588108

[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: 12908

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: 93
Views: 39606

[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: 1215
Views: 172038

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?