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by Spotto
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 1108
Views: 221840

Re: The SA Politics Thread

It looks like the vandals used bleach or some kind of cleaner which removed the tarnishing/weathering. Not sure what can be done other than completely removing the weathering on the rest of the pig and bringing it back to “fresh” metal. Very petty attack on a completely uncontroversial Adelaide icon.
by Spotto
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4855
Views: 845629

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

is there more layers of bitumen to go down in the trench at Darlington? when you enter the trench at the northern end when travelling south the surface has been scraped and there are large raised sections around the man hole covers of the inspection ports. doesn't look finished at all Can’t remembe...
by Spotto
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 1025
Views: 191861

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Well, well overdue. The interchange should be moved to the new Flinders Station anyway. By the looks of the animation there will be a bus stop under the viaduct on Main South Road If you drive through Darlington you can see the northbound and southbound Stop 27 Main South Road being finished off. T...
by Spotto
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4705
Views: 845025

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The 4000-class trains were manufactured by Bombardier. Perhaps Labor should also explain why it thought a foreign company was a better supplier than an Australian one for those. Manufactured in Australia at Bombardier’s Dandenong plant (originally owned by Comeng), with a shell based on the locally...
by Spotto
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 1025
Views: 191861

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

In addition to the new digital bus stop screen which was installed a while ago, the wind screens at FMC bus interchange have now been refurbished. The used to be cream with scratched up and stained plastic panels; they’ve been repainted and the panels brand new. 4B01A64B-1AAD-4887-9FFC-62402E9CA752....
by Spotto
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 683
Views: 157963

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

If anything, the SA government should be making sure that exporting from SA is the cheapest option. A viable export port somewhere southeast of the Murray Mouth and/or a gentler railway corridor over the Mount Lofty Ranges would make it much easier to keep freight from the Southeast and Riverland o...
by Spotto
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4855
Views: 845629

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

If you look at the current T2T lowered motorway, it's a bit barren in general, not very appealing and wouldn't do much for the surrounding residential area. I mean here we are talking about not destroying the character of Thebarton and so on, but we forget that a short walk away an entire row of ho...
by Spotto
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4855
Views: 845629

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

I don't know about the feasibility of cut and cover. How long would it take to do? The current approaches have kept South Road open to traffic, even if slowed down. Cut and cover would seem to require shutting that section entirely and diverting traffic a long way around. If cut-and-cover were to h...
by Spotto
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4855
Views: 845629

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

The 'new' South Rd / Grange Rd intersection occupies an area about 85m X 85m. A similar designed intersection at HBR won't quite fit with the existing road alignment if you want to preserve the Thebby & the school opposite, but if you shifted that bit of HBR south by 20-30m it'll fit much more easi...
by Spotto
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4855
Views: 845629

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

TBM are expensive, once it's used on South Road, use it on the city train tunnel. Impractical, a TBM built for a 2 or 3 lane motorway would be too large for a single track train tunnel. It would be more practical find another use for the motorway TBMs (Cross Road Motorway link to SEF comes to mind)...
by Spotto
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 683
Views: 157963

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

For Kimberley-Clark to get the full benefit, the line needs to be reinstated from their factory all the way through to avoid double handling. For the SA government, it has the problem that this proposal might increase economic activity for export from the Limestone Coast region, but if it does, it'...
by Spotto
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4705
Views: 845025

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I see that they have renamed Adelaide Showground back to Keswick and renamed Goodwood to Woodlands Park :roll: Who approved this video? Some serious quality control missing here! The map was ripped straight from the previous animation video from 2017 and still looks just as horrid. The station name...
by Spotto
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4705
Views: 845025

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

An updated version of the Flinders Link Project Animation with a more accurate representation of what we'll see. They've also included the new Tonsley station and added buildings to visualise Tonsley Village and a built-up Laffers Triangle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crnXJlXL6UQ
by Spotto
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 677
Views: 103903

[U/C] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

To loose the Boxing Day test to Adelaide would be some small compensation for years of arrogantly looking down their nose at the other states. I will admit though, it was pretty funny to watch Andrews eat his words about “Why would you want to go to SA?” so quickly. It was only a couple weeks later...
by Spotto
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 677
Views: 103903

[U/C] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

Not when dictator Dan keeps Melbourne in lockdown and under curfew. Damned if he does because "he's a dictator we don't need these lockdowns", damned if he doesn't because "these cases are off the charts and he's doing nothing about it". The Murdoch press has absolutely trashed him for trying to ge...