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by PeFe
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 776
Views: 158128

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Good news on wholesale electricity prices...going down....hopefully this translates to cheaper retail. From Renew Economy Renewables-dominated South Australia delivering cheaper power than Vic, NSW https://reneweconomy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/tesla-storage-south-australia.jpg South Austral...
by PeFe
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 999
Views: 183345

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

We won't get more people on public transport if we alienate or cut out of service those who are dependent upon it. I suspect the only way system change can be achieved is through a maximalist implementation, which can be made more targetted over time as people adjust. The SA government does have a ...
by PeFe
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 999
Views: 183345

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Article from In Daily discussing the fallout from the failed bus changes. State Govt's own research shows why wheels fell off bus reforms The market research the State Government says informed their now abandoned changes to the public transport system reveals where the plans went wrong – with more t...
by PeFe
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4639
Views: 805514

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Also, there looks like enough room to put in triple or quadruple track from South Rd to Ascot Park, which might help with scheduling problems caused by having one line express and the other not. No need to quadruple the track......just be smart about the timetable. The Flinders all stops train take...
by PeFe
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 127
Views: 28828

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

What a bizarre indirect transport proposal......and where does it end up? About 500 metres from the the Tonsley line.....

Just imagine if the Flinders link had been built in the late 90's!
by PeFe
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4639
Views: 805514

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Ok here is a chance for Adelaide to do something right regarding development and transport. What this site needs is something substantial...almost iconic...a chance to connect a higher frequency train station to its surrounds. A plaza with shops/cafes/restaurants in front of some well designed good ...
by PeFe
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 999
Views: 183345

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Park 'N' Rides in the inner city suburbs is a total no-no in my mind. Instead of having traffic jams all the way to the CBD you just move them 2 or 3 kilometres out.... Prime land anywhere within 5 kilometres of the CBD should be quality medium density or upmarket business offices. Cheapo housing an...
by PeFe
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 999
Views: 183345

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Here is an interesting reaction/discussion paper on the proposed Adelaide bus changes from the Melbourne on Transit blog.
Well worth the read.

https://melbourneontransit.blogspot.com ... -part.html
by PeFe
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 127
Views: 28828

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

As for a 3 carriage train rolling into Flinders with 400 passengers. A busway could support an enormous number of destinations, not just Flinders, and practically serving half of Adelaide. That's the key. Yep a train with potentially 450 customers rolls into Flinders Station (where my guess is that...
by PeFe
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 776
Views: 158128

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

I really hope the Iberdrola Port Augusta project is not far from construction. From Renew Economy Vestas lands big wind turbine contract in Australia, most likely Port Augusta https://reneweconomy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/vestas-copy.jpg International wind turbine manufacturer and developer...
by PeFe
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 127
Views: 28828

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

When an Adelaide A400 train rolls into the Flinders station (with 3 carriages) it has the potential to move 540 passengers......that's 10 buses worth.

No wonder the concept of the O-Bahn has not really taken off around the world......capacity issues that light and heavy rail do far better.
by PeFe
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 776
Views: 158128

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

More details on the SA Water rollout of small solar farms and associated batteries. From Renew Economy Nine new solar farms and two big batteries proposed for South Australia https://reneweconomy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/SAWaterGlenelg.jpg The South Australia state energy regulator says it ...
by PeFe
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 665
Views: 151050

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

The Overland really must mean something more to regional Victorians than it does to regional South Australians. The Vics are stumping up more money to keep the Overland running. From In Daily The Overland train set to resume when borders open: reports The embattled Overland train service between Ade...
by PeFe
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 776
Views: 158128

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Victoria is now top wind power producer in Australia, relegating South Australia to second. This the way things will stay for the forseeable future until NSW builds a lot more wind farms. From Renew Economy Graph of the Day: Victoria blows past South Australia as top wind producer https://renewecono...
by PeFe
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 776
Views: 158128

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

SA Water is tracking well in its solar installations. From Solar Quotes SA Water’s Solar Rollout On Track https://www.solarquotes.com.au/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/sa-water-solar-1024x538.jpg SA Water says it remains on schedule with its massive solar panel rollout, even given the challenges th...