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by rubberman
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 990
Views: 180302

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Speaking of improvements. How about some new park n rides? Possible sites Park and rides should only be built on the edges of the network. For Adelaide, the two best locations are near the ends of the Seaford and Gawler lines. There's already a big park and ride at Seaford Meadows, does it regularl...
by rubberman
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 990
Views: 180302

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Agreed. Now instead of one big package, there are likely to be minor changes and tweaks all over the place, and every change that results in a bus stop moving or a road not serviced will have Koutsantonis crowing about how Libs are trying to bring in their changes by stealth. Even adding new routes...
by rubberman
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 990
Views: 180302

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

The bus reforms aren't even popular among the Liberal Party https://indaily.com.au/news/2020/06/17/duluk-speaks-out-as-libs-revolt-on-bus-cuts/ No matter what the issue is, if a government makes changes, there will always be some who will complain. Carbon tax? Renewable energy? Tax reforms? It does...
by rubberman
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 990
Views: 180302

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

In terms of night buses, only the N40 (City to Elizabeth), N1 (City to Tea Tree Plaza via O-Bahn), N72 (City to Noarlunga/Seaford) and N82 (City to Mount Barker) remain. In terms of areas losing Public Transport, it's being lost in Oakden, St Marys, Warradale, Wattle Park and Auldana, and West Beac...
by rubberman
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 1904
Views: 318534

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

It does make sense to use those apps, rather than the state government to build, fund and maintain their own. An equivalent would be like SA creating their own version of the google maps app - why do it when others have already done it and are better at it. Well, yes. But often those apps start ove...
by rubberman
Thu May 21, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4602
Views: 797790

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

$175M is buying 15 x 3 carriage trains - seating capacity of 240 each and $120M buys you 20 x trams at a seating capacity of 64 each. You want to run an Outer Harbor tram line and add spurs to West Lakes and Semaphore and only buy 20 trams. Grange and Outer Harbor run a combined 8 trains an hour in...
by rubberman
Thu May 21, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4602
Views: 797790

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The whole heavy v light rail is now kind of irrelevant in regard to the Northwest corridor anyway. It's dead. We MIGHT see the main line electrified in the next decade, but that's about it. I would expect at that time Grange will be closed as there is no way it could be cost effective for 4 barely ...
by rubberman
Tue May 19, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4602
Views: 797790

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

So, for example, a tram and a train going between stops one km apart might each get up to 70kph before they have to brake for the stop. So, each can do the job equally, but the train costs more to build...for doing the same job. The train also sonsumes more energy because it has to accelerate a gre...
by rubberman
Tue May 19, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4602
Views: 797790

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Pedestrian access is still a problem for many stations in Adelaide. This discussion about North Adelaide is one example. The thing is, it's very inexpensive to solve compared to other infrastructure projects. There are plans to remove level crossings from Adelaide, but few talk about grade separati...
by rubberman
Tue May 19, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4602
Views: 797790

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Pedestrian access is still a problem for many stations in Adelaide. This discussion about North Adelaide is one example. The thing is, it's very inexpensive to solve compared to other infrastructure projects. There are plans to remove level crossings from Adelaide, but few talk about grade separati...
by rubberman
Mon May 18, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4602
Views: 797790

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Whats the point of getting rid of stations anyway? The train is there to service the community, why does someone in a low density outer suburb deserve a train station but someone in a medium density middle suburb doesn't. Yes some stations can be amalgamated. We should be building higher density ho...
by rubberman
Mon May 18, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4602
Views: 797790

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

This all gets back to the point that if we want lots of stops for small numbers of people each stop, then trams are the best type of vehicle. If, on the other hand, we want a fast service to the city, it's got to be heavy rail, preferably electrified with very few stops and large stations with lots ...
by rubberman
Sat May 16, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4602
Views: 797790

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Here's a radical idea to make people shift to trains: make it free. It may save the government money since they will be spending less on building and maintaining roads. Plus no need to enforce fares, no need to have fare terminals in trains. The Gawler eletrification should also come with some mode...
by rubberman
Sat May 16, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4602
Views: 797790

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I think the Gawler Line will see many of the benefits electrification can bring since the stations are a bit more spread out and the track is straighter. There are parts on the Seaford line that are rated at 110km/h, including near Oaklands and the extension beyond Noarlunga. The Gawler eletrificat...
by rubberman
Fri May 15, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4602
Views: 797790

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

At least the new 25KV electrification is far superior of that in Sydney and Melbourne that run 15KV systems. Which counts for little, when the trains are run at half their design speed. The rolling stock design speed is not the only factor that determines the operating speed of trains. Signalling, ...