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by gnrc_louis
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1838
Views: 256556

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

At the moment it isn't being run in the interests of people, its being run in the interests of it's staff. And how much of the department's budget is spent on auditing, middle management busywork, "white ribbon compliance", LGBQTI, Indigenous, and other "non-core" activities? These things will all ...
by gnrc_louis
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4217
Views: 545171

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Grange branch could be replaced by bus, even better as it can run via QEH providing Grange and Seaton residents a direct link with QEH. Lol because Grange and surrounds aren't already serviced by buses? :roll: Buses have the poorest satisfaction rating of any of the three modes of public transport ...
by gnrc_louis
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4217
Views: 545171

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Obviously I don't often use heavy rail in Adelaide. But on a visit earlier in the year, I used Glenelg tram for a trip to the beach, and the Grange train to visit my mum at Grange. Although the seats on the tram were less comfortable, the actual speed of the tram over the train was better, given it...
by gnrc_louis
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4217
Views: 545171

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Hi, I am not in any way celebrating or advocating unions being shafted. I was rather pointing out that the Liberal Party might see that as a good reason for removing heavy rail, rather than keeping it. I don't think the Liberal Party is interested in public transport that much, but they don't like ...
by gnrc_louis
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4217
Views: 545171

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

[quote=ChillyPhilly post_id=181931 time=<a href="tel:1561770148">1561770148</a> user_id=1971] Interesting that LeFevre Peninsula and light rail and merit all appear in the same sentence. Is there a glimmer of hope there? Not with a Liberal Government. Sorry. Actually, converting the Port line...and...
by gnrc_louis
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line
Replies: 222
Views: 31314

[PRO] Re: Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line

So you're suggesting that any closure of Grange and the cancellation of Port Dock is a personal up yours to the opposition? Are you suggesting that the line is actually viable in its current form? Are you suggesting Port Dock was a well thought out, vital PT asset? The Libs dislike rail in general,...
by gnrc_louis
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line
Replies: 222
Views: 31314

[PRO] Re: Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line

This has been on the cards for about 30 years now. What is surprising is that Grange and Belair have survived so long. As previously pointed out, the amount of money to be spent even on getting stations along these lines up to a reasonable modern standard is not warranted given their use, when comp...
by gnrc_louis
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line
Replies: 222
Views: 31314

[PRO] Re: Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line

with regard to the rail spur, I'm not sure many still understand that a heavy rail OH will lead to no other spurs. Grange is completely unsustainable, with West Lakes and Semaphore unsuitable for heavy rail due to street running. There will be no isolated tram system in the Port area, as local tran...
by gnrc_louis
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 581
Views: 114805

[SWP] Re: Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)

It’s a great building. Very glad it’s remaining too.

Adelaide has some great modernist (I guess this one is deco?) and brutalist buildings, which sadly are a bit unappreciated compared to the 19th century ones.
by gnrc_louis
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] 274 North Terrace ~55m | 16 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 17
Views: 2678

[PRO] Re: 274 North Terrace ~55m | 16 Levels | Hotel

This could turn out great. The tiny size of the site will mean the architects at the very least will need to be somewhat creative with their design.
by gnrc_louis
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1838
Views: 256556

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

"I don't think in five to 10 years time we're going to be building light rail networks. "There is a whole host of new technology that is coming down the pipe very quickly and whether that be electric buses, some sort of autonomous version, hydrogen buses, as well as trackless trams, it's going to p...
by gnrc_louis
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] GPO Exchange | 85m | 22 Levels | Office
Replies: 424
Views: 108153

[U/C] Re: GPO Exchange | 85m | 22 Levels | Office

Waewick wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:56 pm
I like how it does just blend in and doesn't take away from the GPO or other historical buildings on the street
Agree with this. Also, if the Travelodge Hotel and offices at 42-56 Franklin Street both go ahead too, that will be quite a dense area of the city.
by gnrc_louis
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 1030
Views: 183868

Re: The SA Politics Thread

Well yeh, Im aware. Im arguing against them having electorate offices and being paid as much as they are, plus having a small army or staffers. Isnt it astounding that while they maintain that level of extraordinary spending on the tax payers dime, they increase the cost of living on tax payers? Wh...
by gnrc_louis
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 64 Currie Street | 92m | 25 Levels | QT Hotel/Office
Replies: 313
Views: 100335

[APP] Re: 64 Currie Street | 92m | 25 Levels | QT Hotel/Office

Could someone photoshop this, Sofiel and 75-79 King William into the one picture?