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by Saltwater
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4647
Views: 773724

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

I don’t think many people are calling for a tunnel the full remaining 11km stretch. The inner west section from the river to Anzac highway is a different story, loads of character houses and a very vocal action group that would be immediately mobilised if there is mass disruption. Worst case a cut &...
by Saltwater
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4647
Views: 773724

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

The trench is already lowered by the time it hits Grange Road heading North. So southbound, lowering into a tunnel shouldn't be a big deal from Hindmarsh through to Brickworks. The River Torrens underneath South Road clearance is maybe only 10m, so by no means insurmountable. Even if the tunnel roof...
by Saltwater
Sun May 31, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4647
Views: 773724

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

Posted below from Mandy Doolan, a local Real Estate agent and one of the leaders of the South Road Inner West action group, from the Facebook group on Friday: James Franzon (of Hilton Hotel), and myself, attended a North South Corridor industry meeting with Stephen Knoll on the 19th of May. We would...
by Saltwater
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4647
Views: 773724

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Major thoroughfare clearways, similar to the question of extended Sunday trading hours, are an issue that has been worked through in cities all over the world, including our own Sydney and Melbourne, yet perpetually remain in the “too hard” basket in Adelaide.
by Saltwater
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4647
Views: 773724

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Slightly off-topic, but was it ever considered to alternate traffic flows so that Marion Road was north-only and South Road was south-only (as its name would suggest) to assist with overall traffic movement? It seems a massive liberty in Adelaide that almost every road must be two-directional, and e...
by Saltwater
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4647
Views: 773724

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

People in the inner west just want something done, and are prepared to put up with construction knowing any end result will be better than the current situation. The preference is obviously for a tunnel. I say this as someone that lives just off South Road at Mile End.
by Saltwater
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4647
Views: 773724

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

The main point is that even for an elevated road, the section through Thebarton and Mile End is currently only two lanes each direction, so there is no room to put an elevated road unless entire strips of houses and business on one or both sides of the road are wiped out. By the time compulsory acqu...
by Saltwater
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4647
Views: 773724

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

I live just off south road at Mile End and an elevated roadway is my worst nightmare. I’d obviously prefer to see a tunnel, but even a trench would be preferable to an elevated eyesore through inner Adelaide. South Road is only two lanes through that section. Any option other than tunnels will requi...
by Saltwater
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4647
Views: 773724

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

The government has (had?) committed to publishing the preferred approach for completing the final sections by the end of the year. I don't see why extending construction out would delay an announcement. At the public forum last week, appropriately held at the Thebarton Theatre, local business owners...
by Saltwater
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: New Adelaide public transport hub
Replies: 40
Views: 7517

Re: New Adelaide public transport hub

Cheers, I'm new to Adelaide and hadn't seen that plan before. I still think wherever possible the underground rail should be north-south under King William, and crossed by an east-west busway to take buses off the Obahn. An underground interchange could link the two to help distribute passengers acr...
by Saltwater
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: New Adelaide public transport hub
Replies: 40
Views: 7517

Re: New Adelaide public transport hub

The underground section through Adelaide CBD should go straight up King William Street, with stations around South Terrace, Victoria Square and near the existing railway station. Plus probably an additional station near the cricket ground / North Adelaide. This does duplicate the existing tram line ...
by Saltwater
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Rebranding of Adelaide Metro
Replies: 6
Views: 3133

Re: Rebranding of Adelaide Metro

The destination boards in Melbourne look great, but might be slight overkill in Adelaide given there are minimal stations where multiple lines (or even rail & tram) connect. For what its worth Adelaide has already done a pretty solid job integrating their journey data into API's that can be used. Go...
by Saltwater
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2758
Views: 628291

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Garuda have their own problems keeping up with demand out of Jakarta, plus Surubaya and other growing Indonesian ports. As an archipelago Indonesia lends itself very much towards air travel, so stimulating new growth between India and Indonesia is not top priority. Note also that Singapore airlines ...
by Saltwater
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: New Adelaide public transport hub
Replies: 40
Views: 7517

Re: New Adelaide public transport hub

Adelaide needs to focus on electrifying the remainder of the rail network, and completing an underground link through the CBD, ideally by linking up the Seaford and Gawler lines and running trains through. Ideally there would be an underground station underneath or very close to the existing Adelaid...
by Saltwater
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2758
Views: 628291

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

IMO Emirates are highly overrated, they’re really just the greyhound buses of the sky. I’d fly Singapore or even Qantas over them any day. I do hope Qantas launch more international services direct from Adelaide at some point. The A320neo will be a very interesting proposition for connecting cities ...