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by Joelmark
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4479
Views: 657212

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Both tram lines are operating at a good frequency as is, which is very similar to other light rail services around the world. Exactly. I'd love to know how the new private operator will increase frequency, iron out all the bumpy sections of track mentioned above and 'optimise customer services' sin...
by Joelmark
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 836
Views: 150099

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Since one of the main selling points of the contracts by the State Liberal Government is that they will deliver 'better integration of services', yet they also claim that they will continue to own the infrastructure, set the fares and decide the services, one does really wonder what has been prevent...
by Joelmark
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 909
Views: 225798

[U/C] Re: Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million

I knew that the Adelaide Railway Station had been given some money in the last State Budget, but I had no idea that the changes and improvements were this extensive. It's also, dare I say for Adelaide, unusual for this much consideration of historical tradition to go into a project. If they can some...
by Joelmark
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4297
Views: 636168

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Major construction has begun on the Gawler line electrification project with late night closures having begun to allow the installation of concrete footings for the gantries and wires. At the moment they are working from Adelaide station to Dry Creek.
by Joelmark
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 633
Views: 140676

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

“This gives the South Australian Liberal Government three months to reassess its cut in funding for the service — which is primarily used by South Australians.” "primarily used by South Australians" ... to travel to Victoria to spend their money. Inbound tourism is an export industry. South Austral...
by Joelmark
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4297
Views: 636168

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Deutsche Bahn is the state rail operator of the Federal Republic of Germany. If they win the contract, what the Liberal Government is essentially telling you is that it's fine for any efficiency savings to go to the German state, instead of the state of South Australia. We've been through all this b...
by Joelmark
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 681
Views: 209521

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

I'm glad for it and hope to see a similar treatment one day applied to the full length of Gawler Place. It's a much enhanced entrance to the Mall, especially once the trees mature. But there are few design choices that niggle me. For one, the hanging garden 'arbours' -- IIRC, we got these rather th...
by Joelmark
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands
Replies: 577
Views: 124202

Re: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands

I'm still of the opinion that Rundle Road should be closed and Rymil and Rundle Park(s) merged and a two lane road connecting Grenfell Street with Rundle Street east (either side of the O-Bahn tunnel). I think the argument that taking away Rundle Road and its parking would kill trade for the area c...
by Joelmark
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 11 Frome Street | 138m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest
Replies: 1562
Views: 343182

[U/C] Re: 11 Frome Street | 135m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest

It really does depend on where you are, however. On a visit to Adelaide for a few weeks in late Oct - early Nov, I was fortunate to see the skyline from many angles - Mt Lofty, Light's Vision, the Torrens Lake, and even far away whilst driving in Wynn Vale, Hillbank and near Mawson Lakes, and Westpa...
by Joelmark
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 681
Views: 209521

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

IMG_3794.JPG IMG_3793.JPG IMG_3728.JPG I've had the chance to walk some of the completed laneways and street makeovers over the last week, to see how they have developed over the last couple of years. A quick update: Bank Street - looks good. Trees have grown and several cafes now making use of the...
by Joelmark
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 11 Frome Street | 138m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest
Replies: 1562
Views: 343182

[U/C] Re: 11 Frome Street | 135m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest

A calm Saturday afternoon - hopefully these pictures are conveying OK any problems let us know.
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by Joelmark
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 681
Views: 209521

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

The Jacaranda tree (second picture) with a granite base is now in place in Gawler Place North, as are some of the other trees. Should look nice when the trees mature some more.
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