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by Westside
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2437
Views: 483817

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Amazing how quick things can be built when its on Commonwealth land :applause: :applause: New terminal is gonna be good. Hopefully I can try it out when its complete. I'd suggest it's less to do with it being Commonwealth land and more to do with a good business case and the ripe finances of the ai...
by Westside
Thu May 30, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2437
Views: 483817

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

First of all. When people talk about moving the airport to Edinburgh, really the only thing they'd be sharing with Defence is the runway. You build completely separate freight and passenger terminals away from defence operations. With that in mind there's nothing stopping Defence and civilian operat...
by Westside
Tue May 28, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4034
Views: 525198

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I feel that every station between Salisbury and Adelaide would definitely benefit from relocation of the ARTC line. It forms a massive barrier to access and movement, and limits the scope for other improvements; for example, potential passing loops at major stations or platform widening. Build the ...
by Westside
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4149
Views: 527625

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

So in June 2016, the federal government promised money. "A year later" (June 2017?) , the "State’s Transport Department" (DPTI?) said planning would start soon to be finished by early 2018. Koutsantonis got voted out of government in March 2018, and now it's the Liberals' fault that the plan isn't ...
by Westside
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Vision: CBD Underground Rail Loop
Replies: 48
Views: 10732

Re: Vision: CBD Underground Rail Loop

There are TBMs that can dig diagonally down for escalator shafts. Here is an article on one used for the St Petersburg Metro: https://www.tunneltalk.com/TunnelTech-Aug12-Herrenknecht-technology-tackles-St-Petersburg-declining-metro-escalator.php Why couldn’t they build escalators within that 25m di...
by Westside
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1461
Views: 211110

Re: News & Discussion: O-Bahn

How about servicing the area with a new interchange at Grand Junction instead of trying to shoehorn as many people into Paradise as possible How about making the feeder routes more accessible - ie shelter upgrades, more frequent services and fewer transfers outside of peak. Don't give people a reas...
by Westside
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1788
Views: 248698

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

O-bahn will only control the bus's lateral movement. It does nothing to slow the bus down again at the end of the steep decline. Which is why buses and all other heavy vehicles are and will still have a restricted speed when making that journey. An o-bahn will not fix that. 165 km/hr will require mu...
by Westside
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1461
Views: 211110

Re: News & Discussion: O-Bahn

Groan. Another desolate car park. I hope this doesn't preclude turning this interchange into a proper destination in the future, once residents realise the value of more people places. I'd much rather live next to a vibrant complex of shops and apartments than a wasteland of cars devoid of people fo...
by Westside
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line
Replies: 127
Views: 25959

[PRO] Re: Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line

As I predicted, a dismal frequency :wallbash: https://www.sensational-adelaide.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6143&start=60#p169905 Express to Woodville for the Grange line might encourage more people to use the Grange train. The existing express trains save four minutes on the trip to Woodville. A ...
by Westside
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line
Replies: 127
Views: 25959

[PRO] Re: Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line

The operational frequency of the Port Dock line is considered to be: · Peak hours (7am-9am and 3pm-6pm on weekdays): Services every 20 minutes (i.e. three trains per hour ineach direction/total of six train movements per hour) · Off peak hours (Weekdays: 5am-7am, 9am-3pm, 6pm-12am; Weekends: 5am-12...
by Westside
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line
Replies: 127
Views: 25959

[PRO] Re: Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line

The distances in that area are not that great - Glanville station on the OH line is only a 5-10 minute stroll from Semaphore beach for instance. In the short term, I wonder if Glanville were simply renamed 'Semaphore', more people might realise & utilise it. Largs station is even closer. It's nearl...
by Westside
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1202
Views: 157891

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

anyone else get stuck on Port Wakefield road today? a burst water main about 500m north of the Waterloo Corner intersection had northbound side turned into a parking lot all the way to atleast Gepps Cross. Every other main northern arterial was affected by it with people trying to go around. Just s...
by Westside
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Redesigned Bus Routes Post-Flinders Extension
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Redesigned Bus Routes Post-Flinders Extension

I thought I'd start a thread for the budding designers on here to share their thoughts on the updated southern bus routes once the new Flinders Interchange is completed. My suspicion is that very little, if anything, will change. But my hope is the southern routes all become feeders into a high-freq...
by Westside
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3735
Views: 519702

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

I'm sick of this "I don't want to pay because I don't use it" crap. Yes, country motorists may never use an Adelaide metropolitan freeway, but I'm also not likely to use an area school in the middle of the state, nor drive on the Strzelecki, and I'll probably never get my share of the RAH back in be...
by Westside
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Cycling
Replies: 354
Views: 87158

Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

Really? We have helmet laws for riding a motorcycle; laws requiring cars to be fitted with airbags, seat belts, side intrusion bars and safety cages etc; OH&S laws regarding climbing a ladder (e.g. safety harnesses, scaffolding etc); building regulations as to showers (non-slip surfaces, location o...