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by claybro
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4179
Views: 624873

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

It's not just the N/s corridor. Those plans and required land reserves should have been well established by now. What is also missing is any cohesive plan to link the N/S to the SE freeway- just a vague indication it will follow the cross road alignment. This piece by piece approach creates extra ex...
by claybro
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4179
Views: 624873

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

In July this year the Govt minister, Mr Speirs said planning was in its very early stages for the upgrade's stretch from Darlington to the River Torrens, and, with three models being considered, "two of them included a lot of tunnelling". "If tunnelling were the option, that would see a lot less bu...
by claybro
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4179
Views: 624873

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

[quote=aceman post_id=186333 time=<a href="tel:1574197715">1574197715</a> user_id=141] can we expect any new timeline or announcements? the PM was just on saying that infrastructure projects will be brought forward. bit of extra cash here and there it seems. https://www.insideconstruction.com.au/in...
by claybro
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] Memorial Drive upgrade
Replies: 484
Views: 93346

[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

This is actually turning out worse than I thought.. and I never liked the concept in the first place. It appears the stands will still be susceptible to strong winds and rain.. I get that it is primarily for tennis.. and to keep the sun off.. but for any other purpose, next to useless, and not at al...
by claybro
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4178
Views: 603988

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

This all looks like positive stuff if it actually comes to fruition. A couple of things though. Better integration of rail with other modes of transport is more about the other modes.. than the rail itself. (It is easier to get buses to change to meet train running as they are more flexible). Also s...
by claybro
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4178
Views: 603988

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Hopefully a three-car electric set is enough to address capacity issues that arise in morning and evening peaks before and after Mawson Lakes, which is easily the most heavily patronised station on the line. Most passengers can get a seat before there, but after, it is not possible. I always laugh ...
by claybro
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 605
Views: 126709

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

I'm really not sure how the state government just does not get the massive amount of extra road maintenance required, when they close rail freight and put hundreds of extra trucks on the roads.. some of them still 1950's standard. It's almost like they think they can bank the money saved on rail and...
by claybro
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] Memorial Drive upgrade
Replies: 484
Views: 93346

[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

If heritage of the Southern Stand was the concern, then surely the western end seating sections could have been catelivered off of the main structure to meet a new western stand. While possibly losing a court at the western end, it would have created a horseshoe shaped stadium similar to Kooyong in ...
by claybro
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] Memorial Drive upgrade
Replies: 484
Views: 93346

[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

I actually think the upgrade looks great. I am excited for this venue. Both for tennis and concerts etc. While the exterior may look great, as far as viewing tennis on centre court, the ends of the square on stands are virtually useless. Not only will at least one end be a long way from the Court i...
by claybro
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Torrens Road Grade Separation
Replies: 47
Views: 5831

[PRO] Re: Torrens Road Grade Separation

[quote=SBD post_id=185666 time=<a href="tel:1571781449">1571781449</a> user_id=6279] What would be the consequence of closing the road to remove the level crossing, once there are grade separated crossings all round, and perhaps providing a bike/pedestrian bridge only? Would be worth investigating ...
by claybro
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4179
Views: 624873

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

I understand the blandness of the screens Southern Expressway screens makes them easier to mass produce and presumably keeps them lighter. And for an older stretch like the Southern Expressway with reasonably plain bridge designs at arguably underwhelming road crossings it makes sense. But are the ...
by claybro
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4178
Views: 603988

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Ironically it was a fire on a Gawler bound red hen in the 90's that finally forced the government to retire the remaining Red hen fleet. That fire was more serious, with passengers assisting operating the fire extinguishers.
by claybro
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Victoria Square Upgrade - $24m
Replies: 1661
Views: 287328

[COM] Re: Victoria Square Upgrade - $24m

Focus moves to Victoria Square’s southern space 26 September 2019, The Advertiser AN upgrade of Victoria Square’s southern half will be revisited, in the hope the entire area does not look incomplete from outer space in the future. It comes as some Adelaide City councillors questioned whether it sh...
by claybro
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4179
Views: 624873

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

A question for those who know about such things: Why do the proposed North-South Corridor tunnels have to follow the existing road route of South Road? Is there a possibility they could take a shorter, more direct route underground, then have appropriate exits at existing roadways? What is the lega...
by claybro
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4179
Views: 624873

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Good to see the media is still trying to whip up hysteria adding the emotive Thenarton Thestre destruction. Tunnels or not, theThebarton Theatre does not need, nor will be destroyed. What I read into this , is that the remainder will still be a combination, even though the article tries to paint a p...