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by victorious80
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4038
Views: 526769

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Re the need to upgrade rail network...about the same number of people use Adelaide's current rail network per day as those driving on South Rd, but I am fairly sure more has been spent on upgrading South Rd over past decade (and prob will be into the future). Not that I want to start a debate on rai...
by victorious80
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4150
Views: 528771

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Overkill to ensure the contractor's works are functional before accepting them? Sounds like basic contract management. As English Electric mentioned earlier, they need to get things right before accepting the works and opening to the public. Imagine the backlash had the department accepted the works...
by victorious80
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4150
Views: 528771

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

http://maps.sa.gov.au/ITLUP/

or

http://www.transportplan.sa.gov.au/

note itlup's been publicly accessible online for nearly 3 years
by victorious80
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4150
Views: 528771

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Coming from someone who lives close to the proposed terminus of the Norwood tramline - please please please bring it on! My wife and I attended a planning meeting a year or two ago that related to the potential for a Norwood tram, and we were the youngest there by far (we're in our mid 30s). Average...
by victorious80
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Rename a suburb
Replies: 45
Views: 12472

Re: Rename a suburb

I completely agree with smaller suburbs promoting identity and local community, and have been thinking where it could have the biggest impact. What do people think about splitting the suburb of Adelaide into multiple suburbs? At the moment it is a vast suburb of many different pockets with different...
by victorious80
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: [U/C] 236-238 The Parade Norwood, Bath Hotel | 6 Levels
Replies: 77
Views: 33054

[U/C] Re: 236-238 The Parade Norwood, Bath Hotel | 6 Levels

This one progressing nicely. Onto second level works this week. Site huts also onsite at nearby Nuova apartment site (near water tower) and some geotechnical testing at peregrines hq last week. This area is going to be very busy with construction works in the near future! Can’t wait to see that end ...
by victorious80
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [CAN] 51-57 Hutt Street | 49m | 13 Levels | Mixed
Replies: 124
Views: 34000

[CAN] Re: 51-57 Hutt Street | 47m | 13 Levels | Mixed

First house came down this morning.
by victorious80
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Cycling
Replies: 360
Views: 87805

Re: News & Discussion: Cycling Infrastructure

Looks like new bike lanes are being installed on Frome St between Pirie and Grenfell. Outside Ideas are the contractor.
by victorious80
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4150
Views: 528771

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

interesting discussions here. to assist in the discussions, here are a few facts based on experience working on light (and heavy) rail construction (as opposed to reading websites) that will impact cost of projects. - cost of light rail (and heavy rail) per km does not necessarily decrease with incr...
by victorious80
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4150
Views: 528771

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

grand unions are extremely expensive, and due to tight light rail track standards, geometrically difficult to construct (intersection needs to be dead flat). there are only a few left operating around the world (incl one in melbourne which is worth seeing), and unless the network absolutely needs it...
by victorious80
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4150
Views: 528771

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Time to focus our thoughts on other things. The poles were old, in very poor condition and had not been designed to carry the loads required by modern light rail overheads. Coming from someone who has the facts. It would've been like knocking down a house from 1895 and building a new two storey hous...
by victorious80
Wed May 31, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4150
Views: 528771

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

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by victorious80
Thu May 18, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Northern Connector | 14km | $1b
Replies: 789
Views: 176775

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

The latest design of the new Bolivar interchange has northern on and off ramps, as well as southern on and off ramps. ie all movements to and from the NC will be available at that interchange. Can only presume that it hasn't been released to public as not all approvals / agreements are in place?
by victorious80
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: SA Liberals propose new road, airport, rail bypass
Replies: 54
Views: 16311

Re: SA Liberals propose new road, airport, rail bypass

Living in the area and having school aged kids, the fact that the major freight route runs past the front door of no less than 6 schools before it reaches Hampstead Rd (Loreto, St Josephs Memorial, St Ignatius College, St Josephs Payneham, Trinity Gardens Primary, Vale Park Primary) is a major conce...
by victorious80
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Bowden TOD
Replies: 470
Views: 148599

Re: Bowden TOD | Developments & News

Easy there on the poor engineers ;-)

This is only the DPTI reference design. Once a design and construct contractor is onboard, they will start the detailed design and the station will start to look more acceptable from an urban design perspective.