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by mattwinter
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4007
Views: 565542

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Well done to whoever threw this idea out there a few pages back... https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenger/east-hills/sa-freight-council-calls-for-tunnel-under-springfield-foothills-to-funnel-trucks-from-the-freeway-to-south-rd/news-story/daa69448b14cd9a02f31105977c1f0b5 https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/...
by mattwinter
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4007
Views: 565542

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Sounds like the announcement is really just about the money being put aside, and no closer to finding out what the final solution will be. I'd think they would end up going with a bit of a hybrid with some sections being a trench and a few tunnels in particularly tricky areas? Just hope they think c...
by mattwinter
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4126
Views: 558511

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I don't think there will be a double track at Clovelly Park anymore, the existing setup seems to be good enough for DPTI. I only say double track because that's what the most recent render proposal showed. But regardless, a new station on the other side of Alawoona Avenue is needed. Hopefully the p...
by mattwinter
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: Flinders University - Developments & News
Replies: 80
Views: 31205

Re: Flinders University - Developments & News

I'd suggest a short gondola lift or aerial tram à la Portland's OHSU rather than trying to engineer the rail there. Yep. The obsession with always planning for some sort of utopian future is going a bit far here... they probably have no expectation that the line will be extended in the next century...
by mattwinter
Thu May 30, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection
Replies: 98
Views: 16412

[PRO] Re: Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection

I wonder if this explains some of the backflip confusion during the election... Liberals were worried about the negative reaction to knocking down Peter Van etc? But when they came up with their dog-leg plan people rightly reacted negatively so they switched back. I don't buy the Peter Van sobs stor...
by mattwinter
Fri May 24, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: Harbour town $35m upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 7049

Re: Harbour town $35m upgrade

Woolworths will close the doors to its Harbour Town store next month as it instead diverts money to other nearby stores. The supermarket’s parent company, Woolworths Group, confirmed it would shut up the West Beach shop on June 30 as it instead focused on other western suburbs outlets. All 45 emplo...
by mattwinter
Mon May 13, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4126
Views: 558511

Re: Oaklands Crossing | $174m

If the Seaford Line is going to squeeze any more services into peak hour, then some compromises or changes are going to be needed to maximise peak hour capacity. At peak frequencies of every 3-4 minutes (or quicker) inbound from Woodlands Park including the Tonsley Line, you are not going to be abl...
by mattwinter
Mon May 13, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4126
Views: 558511

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

They really should make a reservation beyond the line terminus to future proof any rail extension. Any development in the way will just stuff things up. There's a point where planning for the future can just go too far.... they probably don't see any further extension being on the table for 50 year...
by mattwinter
Fri May 03, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4126
Views: 558511

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Great find. If they extended the line/path towards University Drive they could create a bus hub/connection there. Also there was a free shuttle that used to go around Flinders Uni, Medical centre, Sturt campus etc.. not sure if it still does but it would be ideal to connect there. If they end up bu...
by mattwinter
Thu May 02, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4126
Views: 558511

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Can you elaborate what the Flinders Uni development adjacent may or will be? Possibly medicine/health, a new faculty or student accommodation would all make sense. I can't find much on it, but it was mentioned in the big Flinders Link document that the SCAP approved. Think it might be generally ref...
by mattwinter
Wed May 01, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4126
Views: 558511

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

It'll become the Flinders line and I think it's likely the current Clovelly Park station (Which is right next to the Tonsley precinct) will be renamed 'Tonsley' at some point, although that will depend on whether locals get their wish with a station being built between Tonsley and the new Flinders s...
by mattwinter
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4126
Views: 558511

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Glad it's approved and looks like it will be a pretty quick project... I imagine they'll work on it at the same time as finishing Darlington.
by mattwinter
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] Memorial Drive upgrade
Replies: 408
Views: 77327

[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

That proposal or idea for the stadium over the rail lines is stupid. The only thing positive about it is it is directly next to the train station. But the pedestrian bridge over the river nullifies that anyway as it's a short walk straight into the train station. The best option is redeveloping the...
by mattwinter
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] Oaklands Crossing | $174m
Replies: 828
Views: 121230

[COM] Re: Oaklands Crossing | $174m

Am I missing something, how does the Oaklands Crossing cause any disruption to the Tonsley line? To give my 2 cents worth three weeks to connect in the new rail is ridiculous. What part of it can possibly take that long that can't be done prior while the existing line is still open? They'll need to...
by mattwinter
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] Oaklands Crossing | $174m
Replies: 828
Views: 121230

[COM] Re: Oaklands Crossing | $174m

The closure will inconvenice me, but honestly 3 weeks is fine. A few years ago we had a year or closures and the Tonsley line was out of action for two or three years.... They also don't bring F1 pit crews into do local go karting events. Adelaide is not a place where we have millions of people rely...