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by OlympusAnt
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 573759

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Gauge conversion is not as difficult as it's made out to be. The rolling stock is easy to gauge convert. It only took two weeks to convert the Adelaide-Melbourne railway. Adelaide Metro has one fifth the track, plus the sleepers are ready to go. I reckon the Adelaide Metro network could be converte...
by OlympusAnt
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Northern Connector | 14km | $1b
Replies: 854
Views: 190944

[U/C] Re: Northern Connector | 14km | $1b

You think Bolivar will be an issue? You wait and see the bank up at the Regency Rd intersection once the traffic can come from Gawler without stopping. Its already bad enough.

The worst intersection in the state is just going to get even worse.
by OlympusAnt
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Connect the Gawler and Outer Harbor rail lines
Replies: 13
Views: 4025

Re: Connect the Gawler and Outer Harbor rail lines

The only good use for that connection would be to turn railcars. Passengers wouldn't use it.
by OlympusAnt
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] Oaklands Crossing | $174m
Replies: 832
Views: 122193

[COM] Re: Oaklands Crossing | $174m

Better late than never, but its finally complete. The area flows so much better now.

It really did go quick in the last few weeks. Almost Melbourne pace.
by OlympusAnt
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4129
Views: 561699

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The simple fact is that trains work good when they're on the flats and not so when there's even a small hill.

You'll never get trains through the Adelaide Hills any faster than they currently are without some tunnel or major earthworks. We just don't have the money or necessity to do such a thing.
by OlympusAnt
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Brighton Road Grade Separation
Replies: 26
Views: 2352

[PRO] Re: Brighton Road Grade Separation

We've been failing at forward planning since the rail gauge debacle and selling off the MATS plan land
by OlympusAnt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2496
Views: 509578

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Fiji airways pulling out is pretty disappointing. Adelaide's track record with international airlines can be best described as an 'utter disgrace'. Melbourne is a one hour flight away. Would an airline like EVA Air, China Eastern, ANA/JAL, Vietnam or Thai send a plane here when they can get it full...
by OlympusAnt
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2496
Views: 509578

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Fiji is stopping flights at the end of Jul 19, predictably.
by OlympusAnt
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1848
Views: 264727

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

Adelaide's PT service is a disjointed mess right now. Any effort from 3rd parties to improve it is worth giving a go.
by OlympusAnt
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1848
Views: 264727

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

I wish we could just electrify the whole network and use electrics on the Belair Line. But this is Adelaide, so that'll never happen.
by OlympusAnt
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Coast to Coast Homes
Replies: 7
Views: 2829

Re: Coast to Coast Homes

I've never heard of most of those that have collapsed
by OlympusAnt
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1215
Views: 168474

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

There needs to be a bigger slip lane on the northbound side of Marion Rd at the intersection with Sir Donald Bradman Dr. There's always really bad queuing there.
by OlympusAnt
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line
Replies: 222
Views: 33595

[PRO] Re: Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line

rev wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:07 am
OlympusAnt wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:18 pm
Those intersection costs though - when you've gotta pay those lollypop workers 70 bucks an hour to stand around, no wonder it costs so much.
They don't get paid $70/hour.
:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

whatever they do get paid, its easy money
by OlympusAnt
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1848
Views: 264727

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

Extending the O-Bahn to GG should be a priority. The land is there. The old mob could have built that instead of the tram to nowhere along North Tce which took away a lane and all the right turns and U-turns. That project alone would take more cars off the road than that tram has done in its entire ...