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by RetroGamer87
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4706
Views: 847562

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Spotto wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:36 am
Manufactured in Australia at Bombardier’s Dandenong plant (originally owned by Comeng), with a shell based on the locally-designed VLine VLocity trains.
That's unfortunate. They used to be able to manufacture railcars in South Australia.
by RetroGamer87
Sat May 23, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Mawson Lakes
Replies: 673
Views: 194238

Re: News & Developments: Mawson Lakes

Bacon wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:01 am
With the Target gone I wonder how this changes the Aldi plans? Wouldn’t make much sense to build when you have a huge vacant space next door.
It looks like they're putting something there. They're building a new entrance to that site.
by RetroGamer87
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4706
Views: 847562

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Eurostar wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:11 pm
Now that Gawler is expanding its a pity we don't have a third track which will allow trains to be express between Gawler and Adelaide.
I assume you meant express with stops only at Elizabeth, Salisbury and Mawson Lakes.
by RetroGamer87
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: After the North South Corridor..
Replies: 15
Views: 8406

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 RetroGamer87
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4859
Views: 851310

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Drill a tunnel through the hill from the lower arrestor bed on the South Eastern Freeway, to come out on the North South Motorway on the vacant land near Ackland Street, perhaps with incentives for Olympic Industries and Parmalat to find new sites. there aren't many dairies in that part of Adelaide...
by RetroGamer87
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4706
Views: 847562

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

If the line went in front of the hospital it block the road.
by RetroGamer87
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4521
Views: 711218

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I understand your concerns. It's what I was getting at when I made my comment. A big concern in Australia is the huge cost in infrastructure projects. For example, tunneling in Melbourne for the East West motorway was about double what the Swiss can tunnel through the Alps for...in bigger tunnels. ...
by RetroGamer87
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4521
Views: 711218

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Do we really need to have that many tram lines though? Just look how the last extension went, over 100 million for less than a kilometre of track and plagued by defects, plus would anyone other than inner-city yuppie urbanists take a tram all the way to outer harbour when there is a train that coul...
by RetroGamer87
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Retail
Replies: 3360
Views: 687406

Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

Krispy Kremes is opening in the former Bing Boy next to Subway on Rundle Street. Article in today's Advertiser stated that The Foodland is due to open In March. But that's only a few hundred metres from the Krispy Kreme on Grenfell Street. How many do they think we need? Also, another Krispy Kreme ...
by RetroGamer87
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Retail
Replies: 3360
Views: 687406

Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

Ben wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:56 pm
Krispy Kremes is opening in the former Bing Boy next to Subway on Rundle Street.

Article in today's Advertiser stated that The Foodland is due to open In March.
But that's only a few hundred metres from the Krispy Kreme on Grenfell Street. How many do they think we need?
by RetroGamer87
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4521
Views: 711218

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Next, there's already commercially produced trams which can run 2km without overhead. Thus, a tram could run into Adelaide Railway station with no overhead required at all. This makes cheaper overhead, even more economic compared to heavy rail which would need overhead all the way. Something tells ...
by RetroGamer87
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4706
Views: 847562

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Does anyone know why the trains aren't running tonight? Is this something to do with the Gawler electronication or just regular maintenance. Are all lines affected or just the Gawler line?
by RetroGamer87
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Opening up the western end of Adelaide Railway Station
Replies: 8
Views: 5822

Re: Opening up the western end of Adelaide Railway Station

Isn't the new uni buildings blocking that? Perhaps it is behind them and that picture just omits showing them. Yes you're right. That render uses the space before the Uni of South Australia building was constructed, so they should really re-do the render....the proposed Adelaide Arena would not ful...
by RetroGamer87
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4521
Views: 711218

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Why couldn't the tram use the Torrens Junction track? Because that track is broad gauge and the trams are standard gauge. They won't build a dual gauge track either. That route would be quicker than using the existing tramline, allowing that to be used by Grange Road trams and Port Road buses. Fast...
by RetroGamer87
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4521
Views: 711218

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

They better make tram extensions North and East because the two stubs they've build on King William Street and North Terrace are useful only as attachment points for longer lines. Besides the Tram could make North Adelaide feel less like a ghost town. On the other hand I sincerely hope they don't re...