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by rubberman
Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: PRO: Port Adelaide Tramline | $260m
Replies: 1597
Views: 196259

Re: #U/C: Port Adelaide Tram Line

Updates? Well, went for a bus ride past the works today. They are working on the George St corner, and seem to be doing ok. There are long stretches still needing rails installed. No poles up. Seems to me that another five weeks is not enough to get things finished...but they may confound me. The No...
by rubberman
Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: VIS: Tram on O'Connell St and Prospect Rd
Replies: 44
Views: 7316

Re: #U/C: Port Adelaide Tram Line

I think you're worrying a bit too much about street running. Yes there are clear advantages of reserved track, but the presence of shared sections need not be a major problem if the trams have priority at the traffic lights. It is not just priority at the traffic lights, there is also the banking u...
by rubberman
Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: VIS: Tram on O'Connell St and Prospect Rd
Replies: 44
Views: 7316

Re: #U/C: Port Adelaide Tram Line

Firstly, removing traffic lights from O'Connell Street would dramatically reduce pedestrian access and safety. It is a public space full of shops and cafes. It is not a highway and serves a far greater purpose than catering to commuters for just a few hours per day. Secondly, park-and-rides is not ...
by rubberman
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: VIS: Tram on O'Connell St and Prospect Rd
Replies: 44
Views: 7316

Re: #U/C: Port Adelaide Tram Line

Because basically it slows the trams down so much that nobody wants to ride on them as an alternative to using the car. It is the relative speed of the reserved track that makes the tram alternative viable. No reserved track, no advantage for trams, no patronage. Sad but true. Melbourne (and Adelaid...
by rubberman
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: U/C: Glengowrie Depot Upgrade | $23m
Replies: 48
Views: 14525

Re: Glengowrie depot works

rhino wrote:It looks like it's been made by folding a piece of cardboard. The Citadis trams have really made these flexitys look sad. :(
But Rhino, I think I like the Flexitys better. :bow:
by rubberman
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: VIS: Tram on O'Connell St and Prospect Rd
Replies: 44
Views: 7316

Re: #U/C: Port Adelaide Tram Line

Mattblack - The problem is that putting people on the ring route does not solve the problem that they need to get to the city somehow. So wherever they get off the ring route to get to the city, they will increase traffic on roads already congested. Therefore, the only way that it makes sense is if ...
by rubberman
Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: VIS: Tram on O'Connell St and Prospect Rd
Replies: 44
Views: 7316

Re: #U/C: Port Adelaide Tram Line

The problem with a tram up O'connell St is that there would only be one lane left for traffic unless either the traffic was allowed to use the tramline area and/or the parking on the street was prohibited. The first would make the trams so slow as to make it useless, the second would send the North ...
by rubberman
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: VIS: Tram on O'Connell St and Prospect Rd
Replies: 44
Views: 7316

Re: #U/C: Port Adelaide Tram Line

He wants a 300m extension? How (snip) lazy are people? JUST WALK! sorry about that Well, since 1958, that's what successive Governments said to people who had to walk from Vic Square to the Railway Station or to workplaces or shops further north of the Square. I thought we had gotten over that give...
by rubberman
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: PRO: Port Adelaide Tramline | $260m
Replies: 1597
Views: 196259

Re: #U/C: Port Adelaide Tram Line

As I look out of my apartment balcony on North Tce, I can see the worker chappies pouring concrete on the northern track leading from the West Terrace stop toward the Morphett St Bridge. (2240 hrs). If they keep this up, they will be nearly finished in six weeks. (But everything will need to go righ...
by rubberman
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Water Infrastructure
Replies: 184
Views: 14666

Re: #Article: City plan to use recycled water

And then they wonder why newspaper circulation is falling like a stone. I mean there is only so much insulting of the intelligence of their readers that they can do. I am sure that most people would be confused by that piece - it contains so much that strains credibility I hardly know where to start...
by rubberman
Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: PRO: Port Adelaide Tramline | $260m
Replies: 1597
Views: 196259

Re: #U/C: Port Adelaide Tram Line

The other thing is that in effect there are two services being run - the shuttle and the bay tram. They are not mutually exclusive so that if you think that more trams should run to Glenelg (and the problems with delays at crossings can be overcome) then that can happen without having to reduce the...
by rubberman
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: PRO: Port Adelaide Tramline | $260m
Replies: 1597
Views: 196259

Re: #U/C: Port Adelaide Tram Line

The other thing is that in effect there are two services being run - the shuttle and the bay tram. They are not mutually exclusive so that if you think that more trams should run to Glenelg (and the problems with delays at crossings can be overcome) then that can happen without having to reduce the ...
by rubberman
Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: PRO: Port Adelaide Tramline | $260m
Replies: 1597
Views: 196259

Re: #U/C: Port Adelaide Tram Line

Crossovers were used everywhere on the Adelaide (and all other systems in Australia) for short workings and specials. Actually, they were quite fast even when one had to change trolley poles, manually wind destination blinds and change the steps from one side to the other. However, if you have the r...
by rubberman
Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4588
Views: 794673

Re: Electrification and Resleepering of TransAdelaide Network

Actually, the concept of providing temporary station access while major works are undertaken is not new. Nor is it impractical. Nor is it expensive in the overall scheme of things. What Aidan is asking for is not rocket science. The problem in South Australia now is that most corporate knowledge in ...
by rubberman
Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: COM: Port Stanvac Desalination Plant | 100gL | $1.8b
Replies: 408
Views: 79447

Re: Desalination plant for Adelaide

If you try drinking ultra-pure water without anything in it, then the taste is quite bland and uninviting. Sometimes the taste of rainwater is because of what comes from whatever is on the roof. For example, someone near the beach will have some salt and a smidgeon of seagull, someone in the inner s...