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by 1NEEDS2POST
Thu May 02, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Aldinga Rail Extension | $800m
Replies: 72
Views: 34395

[PRO] Re: Aldinga Rail Extension | $800m

The point was that it would be cheap to construct since the path is already there. It only needs to be single track because it will be low frequency. It could replace the bus service to those towns.
by 1NEEDS2POST
Wed May 01, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 659
Views: 104573

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

When you call an on demand bus, it takes a while to arrive at your doorstep. Then it needs to go to everyone else's doorstep. In that time, you could have walked to a main road, got a fixed route bus and got to your destination.
by 1NEEDS2POST
Wed May 01, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Aldinga Rail Extension | $800m
Replies: 72
Views: 34395

[PRO] Re: Aldinga Rail Extension | $800m

A branch line from the Seaford to Willunga via McLaren Vale should be highly considered too. Imagine posters at Adelaide Railway Station showing vineyards with a purple 4000 train Why isn't this given priority over Aldinga? Seaford Railway Station is literally on the same alignment as the old Willu...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4147
Views: 517809

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I'm not sure what is still being used at Islington Works, nor who owns it. A possibility might be to build the tram all the way up O'COnnell Street and Prospect Road to Regency Road, then down to an interchange at a revamped Islington Station, then follow the unused access track under the bridge an...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3982
Views: 513263

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

A new station should be set up under the Grand Junction Bridge, this will allow passengers to travel between Port Adelaide and the northern suburbs, also the G10 and 235 could be extended to the station. There used to be passenger train services between Dry Creek and Port Adelaide using the Rosewat...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3982
Views: 513263

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Why do we bother with different stopping patterns on the Gawler line? In my opinion, all trains should be all stops, including North Adelaide. Let's see why. All stops trains, including North Adelaide, take 56 minutes to travel from Gawler to Adelaide. During the day, most trains follow one of two s...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 659
Views: 104573

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

The trick to getting timetables sychronised is to forget about timetables. Trains should come every five minutes on the Gawler, Seaford and Outer Harbor lines. Then the bus timetable won't matter, the trains will always be frequent enough to connect. To do that would either require building and man...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Oaklands Crossing | $174m
Replies: 816
Views: 110785

[U/C] Re: Oaklands Crossing | $174m

Norman said Why? There's a perfectly good shopping centre only a few hundred metres away. The revenue the government makes from the sale of the land above the station can go back into things like station parking, station facilities, fully undercover bus interchange. Add apartments above station too...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4147
Views: 517809

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I'm not sure what is still being used at Islington Works, nor who owns it. A possibility might be to build the tram all the way up O'COnnell Street and Prospect Road to Regency Road, then down to an interchange at a revamped Islington Station, then follow the unused access track under the bridge an...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 659
Views: 104573

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

I'm supportive of the idea of encouraging mode change in the northern suburbs. Public transport in Adelaide isn't the 'worst in the world'. But it does need to be made more viable in outer city areas. However, mode change will only be a viable option if it is made easy. From what I can speak of fro...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Oaklands Crossing | $174m
Replies: 816
Views: 110785

[U/C] Re: Oaklands Crossing | $174m

There's bigger issues around than the the name of a station Like finishing the shelters at Hallett Cove and Hallett Cove Beach, maybe even Seaford Meadows and Seaford. In winter these stations with open style design are cold places to wait for a train. Do they still run diesel trains on the Seaford...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4147
Views: 517809

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

The next tram service extension needs to be big enough to absorb the costs associated with a new/expanded depot and more vehicles to operate it. Those costs are too much to be absorbed in a plan to just provide a daily/peak hour service to the existing Elder Park stop. If the King William Road brid...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 659
Views: 104573

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Islington is a good example of virtually zero access, and provides a strong case against approval of the Kaufland supermarket development that was unfortunately recently approved for the site. Yes, Islington should be a major interchange with Regency Rd. Freight trains on the standard gauge track o...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 659
Views: 104573

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Straight lines are generally better than loops because people don't need to travel in circles. East-west bus routes in the northern suburbs that connect with the railway stations will be great. This is another reason to re-nationalise the buses. The bus operators have no incentive to integrate thems...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 659
Views: 104573

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

So are services being cut in net or rerouted? The article doesn't say whether there will be fewer buses scheduled in total or whether those buses will be scheduled to fewer routes.