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by PeFe
Thu May 21, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Other Metropolitan Developments
Replies: 1375
Views: 266782

Re: News & Discussion: Other Metropolitan Developments

Parkside Housing Trust apartment block finally being renovated. From In Daily Work begins at neglected Parkside public housing block Renovation work has finally started on a 21-unit State Government-owned public housing block that has remained empty and dilapidated for three years, despite $4 millio...
by PeFe
Thu May 21, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4588
Views: 795652

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Again not a fair comparison, because the train does not enter the CBD, it stops on the edge forcing its Users's to either walk or take the tram anyway. What????? The Adelaide Railway Station is not in the CBD.....Not in my definition of "central business district/city centre". You walk north from t...
by PeFe
Thu May 21, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4588
Views: 795652

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

So, while people insist on maintaining existing station spacings, the trains will remain slow, and not increase patronage, meaning trams can do the job. I really don't care one way or another, I just see that there's no benefit in heavy rail that's oversized for the job it's being asked to do. I ju...
by PeFe
Wed May 20, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4588
Views: 795652

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Here comes my guestimate of the costs of heavy rail or light rail conversion of the Outer Harbor/Grange line. All costs are guestimates from other heavy/light rail projects. Heavy Rail $615 million, cost of electrification, based on Gawler costs $175 million, cost of 15 new electric Bombardier trai...
by PeFe
Wed May 20, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4588
Views: 795652

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The experience of a loop in Melbourne has not been all good. Multiple lines converging on a single loop creates major scheduling problems in peak hour, as one train running late, and missing its "slot" has a knock on effect to the whole system. Melbourne is now avoiding this mistake with their new ...
by PeFe
Wed May 20, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4588
Views: 795652

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Here comes my guestimate of the costs of heavy rail or light rail conversion of the Outer Harbor/Grange line. All costs are guestimates from other heavy/light rail projects. Heavy Rail $500 million, cost of electrification of OH and Grange, based on Gawler costs $175 million, cost of 12 new electric...
by PeFe
Wed May 20, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4588
Views: 795652

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Why cant the Belair line be included in the city tunnel? (provided it can be electrified)

Trains could run around the loop and out again, it doesn't have to be a "through" service.
by PeFe
Tue May 19, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 774
Views: 155303

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Update on the 1414 Degrees Aurora project at Port Augusta. From @AuManufacturing AURORA THERMAL STORAGE PROJECT SET TO LAUNCH 2021 https://www.aumanufacturing.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Capture-1-600x300.png Thermal energy storage developer 1414 Degrees is planning to open the first stage of ...
by PeFe
Tue May 19, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4588
Views: 795652

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

OlympusAnt wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 11:00 am
bring in request stops

nothing worse than stopping at every stop and no-one gets on/off at half of 'em
Well that just implies that there are too many stops..........circular argument.
by PeFe
Mon May 18, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4588
Views: 795652

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Does Bowden deserve 2 railway stations serving the area? You already have one heavy rail line, one tram line and buses......How much public transport do you want for such a small area? The Gawler railway line is better utilised as some sort of express line that serves the outer northern suburbs, mea...
by PeFe
Mon May 18, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4588
Views: 795652

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Nathan do you really think North Adelaide is viable as a train station? Given its location and lack of catchment..it really is in the middle of nowhere, I would think access is a huge issue. You have to get across the parklands and Park Terrace to get to Bowden....quite a feat and not a particularly...
by PeFe
Mon May 18, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4588
Views: 795652

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I am one of those people who favour closing stations, here is my list : Gawler Line Close North Adelaide as a train station (but keep and protect the heritage building) Remove : Greenfields, Nurlutta, Womma, Kudla, Tamblin, and Gawler Oval. A new station can be built between Muno Parra and Gawler i...
by PeFe
Sun May 17, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4588
Views: 795652

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Continuing an off subject discussion!

Please take it to The Pub!
by PeFe
Sun May 17, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4588
Views: 795652

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Ok everybody you have convinced me to scrub Coromandel off the hit list !!!

So where can I get station patronage figures from?
by PeFe
Sun May 17, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 23-29 Market Street | 58m | 17 levels | Hotel Indigo
Replies: 102
Views: 52109

[U/C] Re: 23-29 Market Street | 58m | 17 levels | Hotel Indigo

Sort of looks like a smaller Sofitel in those pictures.