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by Spotto
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 702
Views: 119260

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

the Citadis trams now all have the common red front/ blue border presentation. It's really only the older buses and Flexity trams still with a yellow front. The Citadis liveries aren’t even our own, they weren’t repainted when we purchased them from the Madrid Metro. I think differentiating the mod...
by Spotto
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4390
Views: 588326

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

We knew that the Libs weren't going to send trams beyond the parklands, but now they've also abandoned their CBD trams election promise (North Adelaide + City Loop)... Whoops! What?? When was this confirmed, or is it your speculation? The North Adelaide and City Loop trams were part of their electi...
by Spotto
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4390
Views: 588326

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Geez with all this new development in North Adelaide, a tram up O'Connell just makes sense. Getting it done before all these places-to-go open up will make the sites more appealing to develop and to travel to. The Adelaide Oval Hotel and long-awaited development on the old LeCornu North Adelaide sit...
by Spotto
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] SAHMRI Stage 2
Replies: 81
Views: 33132

[APP] Re: SAHMRI Stage 2

IMO it would have been really neat if SAHMRI was built as one big massive iconic building instead of 2 smaller buildings. Could have been a really nice landmark. I think it’s less visually imposing to have two separate buildings, plus size-wise it fits better with the surrounding buildings. Also op...
by Spotto
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4129
Views: 570271

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Spotto, it used to be that Platform 1 was towards the City and Platform 2 away from the City. But when they installed the new train control system, the numbering was changed to whether its northbound or southbound rather than whether it's Citybound. So you’re saying that every Platform 1 is northbo...
by Spotto
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4129
Views: 570271

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I feel like I've already asked this but I can't find it anywhere on the forum search. How come the platform numbers in Adelaide are the wrong way around (i.e. why does Platform 1 face away from the city)? In other Australian (and most international) cities at your typical two-platform stations, the ...
by Spotto
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: [PRO] 10 Anzac Highway | Kaufland Supermarket
Replies: 45
Views: 10409

[PRO] Re: 10 Anzac Highway | Kaufland Supermarket

Stupid question here. I know the Chrysler brick signs on Leader and Maple are going to be preserved and relocated, is the black Chrysler facade on ANZAC Hwy being retained too? I’m doubtful but it would certainly be a unique interior feature.
by Spotto
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4390
Views: 588326

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 Spotto
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4390
Views: 588326

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Not 100% convinced yet about train-trams but still an interesting example of such a system is the Sheffield Supertram in the UK. Since 2018 they’ve been running upgraded stock on a small section of the National Rail network between Meadowhall South and Rotherham. The rest of the network is on normal...
by Spotto
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4055
Views: 584104

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Here's the map that I've drawn about a possible route for a freeway connection (in green) between North-South Motorway and South East Freeway, along with a possible rail alignment (in blue) through the Adelaide Hills. The underground sections are represented by broken lines. Your railway looks much...
by Spotto
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 702
Views: 119260

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

More bus-train interchanges would be ideal. On the Gawler Line for example, an interchange at Islington could absorb a majority of citybound passengers on Churchill Road and Main North Road buses. Passengers continue into town via more epace-efficient trains, while that now-empty bus goes back out a...
by Spotto
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 825
Views: 195499

[U/C] Re: Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million

I would much rather this, than Federation Square in Melbourne, (which is more like what a design comp would come up with), which everyone seems to rave about, but in reality is a rather hot desolate public space that looks more like the outback, than southern Victoria. I have to agree with you abou...
by Spotto
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 2
Views: 799

Flinders Rail Link

Thought I'd post in a separate thread since the Flinders Rail Link is the only rail project to not get its own separate thread. Pictures taken today from the top level of the FMC/FPH staff carpark, and beside the Cancer Centre where the footbridge will start. Taken on my humble iPhone in bad weather...
by Spotto
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4055
Views: 584104

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

SBD wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:48 am
I wonder if anyone has done or is doing that level of planning for the North-South Motorway, GlobeLink hills bypass or links from the South Eastern Freeway to the North-South Motorway (either east and north of the city or south of it).
Planning? In South Australia? Good one :lol:
by Spotto
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4055
Views: 584104

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

I guess one of the advantages of Regency to Pym’s construction phase, aside from being a much shorter section, is that there’s no time-consuming excavation or as many extensive relocations of services. Fingers crossed this one will be pretty straight forward!