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by SBD
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: After the North South Corridor..
Replies: 14
Views: 3827

Re: After the North South Corridor..

Have we been trolled? (if so, it worked!)
by SBD
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: After the North South Corridor..
Replies: 14
Views: 3827

Re: After the North South Corridor..

The next corridor that the State Gov should focus on improving is Tapleys Hill Road. Grade separations: Tapleys Hill/Trimmer Tapleys Hill/Grange Roads Tapleys Hill/Henley Beach Roads Tapleys Hill/Burbridge Roads I couldn't agree more. Journeys between the north-west to the south west shouldn't need...
by SBD
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line
Replies: 181
Views: 28083

[PRO] Re: Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line

That spur line is/was a typical DPTI white elephant that shafted the NRM. No need for 2 stations within 400m of each other and the NRM lost their tracks. They'd already lost enough after the 1995 conversion. Those intersection costs though - when you've gotta pay those lollypop workers 70 bucks an ...
by SBD
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line
Replies: 181
Views: 28083

[PRO] Re: Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line

So a $40m price tag is too much for something that has already been promised and there is a lot riding on this project going ahead meanwhile the government have promised $98m for an upgrade of the Magill Road/Port Rush Road intersection which is total funding overkill. I have not seen an explanatio...
by SBD
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4061
Views: 530089

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Why wouldn’t we invest money into our train system? They are much quicker then taking the bus and tram yet there are no train lines built to the northeastern suburbs or eastern suburbs? Even south there is only one line, surely this is another area that needs funding to get these stupid buses off o...
by SBD
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3807
Views: 526430

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Grade-separated intersections will always have higher maximum throughput than at-grade intersections. Grade separation allows two vehicles to be over the same point of ground at the same time, so no matter how good the AI is at finding the gaps in a stream of traffic and slotting between them, it ca...
by SBD
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3807
Views: 526430

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

So many clichés in one post! Autonomous/driverless cars and electric cars are separate issues that should not be conflated. Most manufacturers now have at least one electric vehicle in their range, so the transition of fuelling/charging infrastructure is already started. We don't know how long it wi...
by SBD
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4061
Views: 530089

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Glanville station car park closure. From Tuesday 18 June 2019 to Tuesday 25 June 2019. The car park at Glanville Railway Station will close permanently from around 25 June. https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Announcements/Service-Updates/Glanville-station-car-park-closure Damn it Glanville could been...
by SBD
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3807
Views: 526430

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

I don't see how freight can avoid the South Eastern Freeway? Won't there need to be a productive route to the airport too (that's at West Beach, not the Monarto fantasy)? I think it's more avoiding the lower end of the South Eastern Freeway, if trucks turn off at bypass that goes through Monarto (a...
by SBD
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Torrens Road Grade Separation
Replies: 24
Views: 1188

[PRO] Re: Torrens Road Grade Separation

I just went through the crossing on the train and it's certainly an interesting equation. There are big factors affecting both road and rail: the gradient and nearby intersections for road, and leaving enough height to allow for double-stacked containers. I'm almost inclined to think we'll see a ra...
by SBD
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3807
Views: 526430

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Why not build a tunnel all the way down cross road? Makes more sense and easily accessible to the north south motorway. We must have a better freeway/motorway system in Adelaide which will require spending big to get us moving. Fat too many traffic lights in Adelaide which holds up traffic. The ANZ...
by SBD
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Torrens Road Grade Separation
Replies: 24
Views: 1188

[PRO] Re: [PRO] Re: Torrens Road Grade Separation

I Can’t see how the Torrens Road bridge could possibly work. How could you then connect to Churchill Rd unless that was on a bridge too. Then starts getting complicated. I think the final design will have a long rail underpass stretching from Hawker St to Ovingham station, thereby eliminating 2 lev...
by SBD
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Torrens Road Grade Separation
Replies: 24
Views: 1188

[PRO] Re: [PRO] Re: Torrens Road Grade Separation

I Wouldn't you include a grade separation of Hawker Street while you are at it considering it is only 500m away from Torrens Road? The rail itself doesn't move, Torrens Road will go over the tracks on a bridge, so there is no impact on Hawker Street. Fun fact, Hawker Street used to have a bridge wh...
by SBD
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3807
Views: 526430

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

It'd be nice if someone has done a preliminary plan for "what next" to connect the South Eastern freeway to the North-South Motorway and provide a freeway-style junction in the right place as part of the NSM. At the moment, we don't really know if that will be the Cross Road alignment, or something ...
by SBD
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Torrens Road Grade Separation
Replies: 24
Views: 1188

[PRO] Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

I don’t see why Churchill Road would need to be grade separated as well? The intersection with Torrens Road could still be a standard T junction, but it would require a lot of earthworks to lift it up at least 5 or so metres from its current level in order to provide an appropriate slope for the ov...