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by mattwinter
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 664
Views: 149076

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

It does make me wonder if now that Victoria is building standard gauge vlocity trains they have at least half a mind to run one along the overland route one day and hence are keeping it going while they work that out. At least to Horsham or something.
by mattwinter
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 125
Views: 27124

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Have they allowed for a second track (if need be) to be added on the section of the bridge allocated to the bike path? Based on the steel work I'd have said yes, but it doesn't look wide enough and they you'd lose the track, obviously. If not, I can see this being an expensive oversight, especially...
by mattwinter
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4646
Views: 773289

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

No bike lanes and the lanes themselves are so tight, with no provision for any room if someone broke down etc. This is especially disappointing considering significant amount of traffic (inc Ambulances / Police) that still use that portion of road to go to Flinders Hospital / Uni, Sturt Police Stat...
by mattwinter
Tue May 26, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4585
Views: 792574

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The underground line (and above ground section) is actually a loop, Adelaide Showground to Adelaide Showground via the underground stations and Mile End. But the underground city line, will be mainly used to connect the Seaford and Gawler lines, it can be used to loop Gawler to Gawler and Seaford t...
by mattwinter
Thu May 21, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4585
Views: 792574

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Surely the biggest factor that would increase usage would be building a CBD underground... if they're planning to do that in the next 30 years and planning to include links for the OH and Belair lines, then converting them to trams doesn't make any sense....
by mattwinter
Sat May 02, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] M2 Northern Connector | 15.5km | $867m
Replies: 1153
Views: 252230

[COM] Re: [COM] Re: M2 Northern Connector | 15.5km | $867m

What logic? T2T there's an on ramp heading north off Port Road, and an off ramp heading south there as well. Cant get off heading north, cant get on heading south. Port Road is one of the major arterials, so is Salisbury Hwy. Similar situation at Grand Junction Road. Three major arterial roads, and...
by mattwinter
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 1904
Views: 317307

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

And will I still be able to put a 28 day pass on a credit card? I presume this will work because your credit card acts a a pseudo MetroCard......but what if it doesn't work? In Sydney they do not have transport passes, all transactions are a " one off payment". The easy option would be to say that ...
by mattwinter
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 1904
Views: 317307

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

Please don't get rid of MetroCard... 1) Not everybody has a credit card to use on public transport 2) Nor will banks give credit cards to every person in society....some are too young, some are too old, some are an extremely poor credit risk 3) International tourists credit cards would not necessar...
by mattwinter
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 1904
Views: 317307

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

I think I've read before that credit card payments will be implemented eventually too... avoids the need for metrocards entirely and makes it more accessible for less frequent users who don't bother carrying around a metrocard. Would make sense to bring that in at the same time as single tickets get...
by mattwinter
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 125
Views: 27124

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

I think it's still due to have a sort of cover over the bridge which will provide shade for the pedestrian link and also look a bit nicer when you're driving over.
by mattwinter
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New inner-city stadium
Replies: 96
Views: 10801

[VIS] Re: New inner-city stadium

Adelaide Oval may never meet FIFA standards unless some big coin changes hands. Thinking outside the square for World Cup though... a rogue move might be to carefully remove AO's top soil and drop the oval surface down 10metres, then add 28,000 seats around the perimeter of the pit, lay a rectangul...
by mattwinter
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects
Replies: 688
Views: 212232

Re: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects

Yeah okay - interesting. Still I'd like to see the arrester bed v short south options both properly considered and costed in the next couple of years.
by mattwinter
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects
Replies: 688
Views: 212232

Re: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects

You are referring to this plan, correct? https://i.ibb.co/DYy3Q67/d4b422872c83d376bf53ee7c1bc7e83b.jpg I guess in some ways this isn't much different to upgrading Cross Road except that it avoids lots of problems like the massive amount of compulsory aquisition that a Cross Road upgrade would requir...
by mattwinter
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects
Replies: 688
Views: 212232

Re: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects

Report makes interesting reading... Shame they didn't seem to consider the SA Freight Council's south-east link idea (connecting the SE Freeway to the N-S Motorway via Brownhill Creek route)... which was obviously only put forward recently but it's my favourite of the options so far It's fairly sim...
by mattwinter
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects
Replies: 688
Views: 212232

Re: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects

Report makes interesting reading...

Shame they didn't seem to consider the SA Freight Council's south-east link idea (connecting the SE Freeway to the N-S Motorway via Brownhill Creek route)... which was obviously only put forward recently but it's my favourite of the options so far