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by rubberman
Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 885
Views: 166868

Re: Cross suburban bus routes

Well cookiemonster10 if you think that, "If You wanted a faster service pay the extra for taxi or chauffeur driven car or the skybus." you would be in agreement with the great majority of South Australians who do pay extra for taxis, skybus, and private car. If OTOH, you might like to have less cong...
by rubberman
Tue May 26, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: PRO: Port Adelaide Tramline | $260m
Replies: 1597
Views: 195212

Re: #U/C: Port Adelaide Tram Line

The Outer Harbor line is looking at a time frame of 2014/15, so that's 6 years away. In the mean time, they'd need to be placed in storage either here or in Europe. They'll be purchased on debt, paying interest and suffering depreciation for six years before they get used. Not a wise use of taxpaye...
by rubberman
Mon May 25, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: PRO: Port Adelaide Tramline | $260m
Replies: 1597
Views: 195212

Re: #U/C: Port Adelaide Tram Line

My first thought (other than a few technical questions about the Citadis design) was that I thoroughly approve. But obviously I didn't read that article carefully the first time. Why only six? At that price wouldn't it be better to put in a bid for all 22? There isn't a need for 22 additional trams...
by rubberman
Sun May 24, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: PRO: Port Adelaide Tramline | $260m
Replies: 1597
Views: 195212

Re: #U/C: Port Adelaide Tram Line

muzzamo wrote:now this is a mans tram:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... dapest.JPG
Oh yes. I rode them last time I was in Budapest.

They would have no trouble in taking a goodly load from Football Park now.
by rubberman
Wed May 13, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: COM: Port Stanvac Desalination Plant | 100gL | $1.8b
Replies: 408
Views: 79043

Re: Desalination plant for Adelaide

Hi Aidan, First of all, let me commend you for just completing a UniSA Civil Engineering Degree. Keep up the good work! Becoming a Chartered Engineer is the next step, and well worth the few years it will take for you to become experienced. Although it was some time ago for me, I still am amazed at ...
by rubberman
Wed May 13, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1465
Views: 242254

Re: #PRO: City Busway - O-Bahn to West Tce

I wonder why they don't just convert the Obahn to a tramway and then connect that in with the Port Adelaide to Glenelg line.

This busway work would get that started.
by rubberman
Wed May 13, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: COM: Port Stanvac Desalination Plant | 100gL | $1.8b
Replies: 408
Views: 79043

Re: Desalination plant for Adelaide

Well, yes Aidan, there is more and cheaper water available in the Adelaide Hills - harvested by raising Mt Bold. However, that is still subject to climate variation. While there are also options in demand management and water recycling, those were traditionally part of the risk management strategy n...
by rubberman
Tue May 12, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: COM: Port Stanvac Desalination Plant | 100gL | $1.8b
Replies: 408
Views: 79043

Re: Desalination plant for Adelaide

Why do you say 100 ML/Day is an extravagance? The city has expanded 25% since the last major piece of infrastructure, there should be some allowance for future growth, and I guess if you believe that there is climate change reducing natural catchment intake from rainfall, there is an even bigger sho...
by rubberman
Mon May 04, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2741
Views: 613627

Re: Adelaide Airport & Airline News

I think that there were Jumbo freighters coming in when we had the Grand Prix.

Blimey that was a while ago.
by rubberman
Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: PRO: Port Adelaide Tramline | $260m
Replies: 1597
Views: 195212

Re: #Proposed : Port Adelaide Tram Line

If this guy were really serious, he could ask for the police barracks, that tiddly little safety school and the old SA Water depot to be returned to Parkland. None of these needs to be located in parkland, and in the case of the police barracks, I am sure that our boys in blue would be relieved to b...
by rubberman
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1276
Views: 205098

Re: The Great Roads Debate

Hi Stelaras, I agree with what you have written. It is most thoughtful and covers most of the points that planners should address. However, I suggest that most members of the public do not have that overall vision, and need something to focus on before they can make informed comment. This means that...
by rubberman
Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Water Infrastructure
Replies: 184
Views: 14415

Re: #Article: City plan to use recycled water

I notice that the Property Council wants the Government (code for the rest of us taxpayers) to pay for the pipework, and no doubt will want the water at a reduced cost (code for free). :roll: Given that this water has to be treated using lots of energy, just recycling for the sake of it might not be...
by rubberman
Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4487
Views: 665756

Re: 20 Year Old Trams For Adelaide??

I am on holidays in Prague at the moment. Ë™:)) I reckon twenty Tatra T3 would do the trick nicely. Except that most european trams run on the right side and are single directional needing terminal loops. That really really limits the market. Maybe not impossible, but cuts out lots of possibilities.
by rubberman
Wed May 28, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Station Upgrades
Replies: 104
Views: 12363

Re: Keswick Terminal Upgrade

Monotone, I guess I agree that it would be good to have parks, gardens and restaurants nearby any hospital. However, if I were in an ambulance in an emergency, would I prefer to be trying to inch my way down North Terrace most times of the day or down the roads feeding Keswick? Especially as with th...
by rubberman
Tue May 27, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Station Upgrades
Replies: 104
Views: 12363

Re: Keswick Terminal Upgrade

Why not put the "Marj" hospital at Keswick, and the interstate rail terminal where the 'Marj' is supposed to go? I am not sure that having a hospital right in the CBD is a good idea. Wherever it is in the CBD there are going to be traffic access issues. If the Marj were at Keswick, it has a number o...