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by claybro
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4706
Views: 847799

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

My point was that Labor is calling Keolis Downer a "foreign company" because of the Keolis part of the joint venture. Downer is an Australian company which also makes trains in Australia. Just on that point, what a pity electrification staging did not proceed in an orderly timeframe, allowing for t...
by claybro
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4706
Views: 847799

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The 4000-class trains were manufactured by Bombardier. Perhaps Labor should also explain why it thought a foreign company was a better supplier than an Australian one for those. Manufactured in Australia at Bombardier’s Dandenong plant (originally owned by Comeng), with a shell based on the locally...
by claybro
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4859
Views: 851432

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

A double-decker cut & cover tunnel might work, but I expect will still require the removal of at least one side of houses & businesses along South Road. Any other cut & cover or trench model would likely involve at least both sides along South Road, and all the noise that would create among local r...
by claybro
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 936
Views: 252217

[U/C] Re: SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel

FFS what an awful mess those steps, landscaping and water feature are. The high quality finish of the casino is really showing this up now. Also the Intercontinental. How hard would it be to clad the concrete service shafts in copper or something similar!
by claybro
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 683
Views: 158167

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

I don't see a problem with Victoria getting the freight traffic. There's no realistic alternative. The win is just getting it off roads for me. But it does mean that the funding should come primarily from the Commonwealth rather than SA. I hope they include passenger trains from Mount Gambier to Me...
by claybro
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] St Peters Cathedral [$100 million]
Replies: 24
Views: 2337

Re: [PRO] St Peters Cathedral [$100 million]

This is a very vague proposal as it stands, I am not sure we need yet another plaza when another is currently under construction 500m down the road and in a much more prominent location at the Festival Centre. Something that the cathedral has needed for years, would be a relatively cheap and quick ...
by claybro
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] St Peters Cathedral [$100 million]
Replies: 24
Views: 2337

Re: [PRO] St Peters Cathedral [$100 million]

elderpark.png I think somebody's gonna be in trouble for releasing unannounced state government concepts. Note also Bicentennial Park in front of the railways. (Btw, I don't think we should be posting articles in full from InDaily given they depend on advertising for operations. They're our only re...
by claybro
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] St Peters Cathedral [$100 million]
Replies: 24
Views: 2337

Re: [PRO] St Peters Cathedral [$100 million]

elderpark.png I think somebody's gonna be in trouble for releasing unannounced state government concepts. Note also Bicentennial Park in front of the railways. (Btw, I don't think we should be posting articles in full from InDaily given they depend on advertising for operations. They're our only re...
by claybro
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 677
Views: 104103

[U/C] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

Not when dictator Dan keeps Melbourne in lockdown and under curfew. Damned if he does because "he's a dictator we don't need these lockdowns", damned if he doesn't because "these cases are off the charts and he's doing nothing about it". The Murdoch press has absolutely trashed him for trying to ge...
by claybro
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4521
Views: 711280

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Yeah, I don't think our ticketing upgrade can be seen as anything but responsible and successful. It might not be the most advanced, but it was affordable, on budget and without disaster. I'm happy to have missed out on the slight benefits of higher spec tech to avoid the farces that played out in ...
by claybro
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4859
Views: 851432

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Which vested interests though? I would have thought the vested interests are the NIMBYs whipping themselves into a frenzy over heritage who would want a tunnel and therefore play down the costs. The transport industry just want the damn thing finished in the quickest time possible, so if a tunnel m...
by claybro
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4859
Views: 851432

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

How much is the remaining 11km section going to cost? I've been looking at figures: Regency to Pym roughly $200m per km, Superway $190m (2013), Torrens to Torrens $200m (2018) and Darlington $230m. I've read figures if it was one tunnel it would cost $11bn, thats almost 5x the average cost so far. ...
by claybro
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4859
Views: 851432

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

If we're talking politics, then it can be said the Liberals have had sufficient time to plan and finalise - and maybe even commence - the next section after R2P. We've had a change in priority - the next section they are commencing is through and north of Port Wakefield. That wasn't in the Labor pl...
by claybro
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4706
Views: 847799

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

[quote=TorrensSA post_id=194226 time=<a href="tel:1597882906">1597882906</a> user_id=8259] The old Islington Workshops line at Islington Station, the most eastern line could become a bus interchange, you could build a road from Davenport Terrace and come out near Hungry Jacks, you could also add st...
by claybro
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4859
Views: 851432

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

I made the mistake of heading north from Brickworks towards Regency Road on the NSM this morning. What an [expletive] disaster. Its like they've gone out of their way to be as disruptive as possible with the construction, with multiple mergers into single lane heading north creating huge delays, al...