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by PeFe
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Regional Development
Topic: #Official Energy Thread
Replies: 228
Views: 62583

Re: #Official Energy Thread

Hey mods, how about merging this thread with the Electricity Infrastructure thread......
by PeFe
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Vision: CBD Underground Rail Loop
Replies: 48
Views: 11601

Re: Vision: CBD Underground Rail Loop

Really interesting concept.....however there is one thing that I think is a total disaster, and that is the use of lifts/elevators......very, very, slow at moving passengers up to street level compared to escalators.... also a lot more dangerous if there is a fire. Modern metro building techniques ...
by PeFe
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Vision: CBD Underground Rail Loop
Replies: 48
Views: 11601

Re: Vision: CBD Underground Rail Loop

Really interesting concept.....however there is one thing that I think is a total disaster, and that is the use of lifts/elevators......very, very, slow at moving passengers up to street level compared to escalators.... also a lot more dangerous if there is a fire. Modern metro building techniques f...
by PeFe
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4247
Views: 548929

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

New electronic timetable displays coming to CBD tram stops......really electronic "next tram arrives" displays should be at all tram stops. (This encourages the general public to "turn up and go") Also more smart displays for bus stops... Small steps forward in a city that considers public transport...
by PeFe
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Aldinga Rail Extension | $800m
Replies: 72
Views: 36112

[PRO] Re: Aldinga Rail Extension | $800m

When they (ie the South Australian government) decide to build the extension to Aldinga, well how about building it all the way to Sellicks Beach at the same time. Why not ?! Its probably only one more stop (and that will be the end of the line) Spend the money now (because it will only get more exp...
by PeFe
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1461
Views: 214834

Re: News & Discussion: O-Bahn

And the locals objected to 4 storey apartment block near the Paradise Interchange because if everyone in the new block owned a car there would be an extra 32 cars in the area... So the locals won the fight against the apartment block, but don't seem very interested in this monstrous 1970's throwback...
by PeFe
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 533
Views: 87988

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Great article from Renew Economy detailing the Tesla's battery response to an interstate power issue. If you didn't understand why the battery is so important then you will after you read this. How the Tesla big battery kept the lights on in South Australia They say that lightning never strikes twic...
by PeFe
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line
Replies: 222
Views: 31541

[PRO] Re: Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line

F. F. S Just make Grange a spur line line...........change at Woodville.

Port Dock - City........all stops

Outer Harbor - City.....all stops to Woodville, express to city.
by PeFe
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1838
Views: 257339

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

1NEEDS2POST wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:23 pm

O-Bahn guideways can run buses at 165 km/h, so a high speed bus to Mount Barker will be much faster than driving. Laying guideways is much cheaper than tunnels.
Mt Barker buses already have a freeway to drive on.........why would you build an O-Bahn up there? You wouldn't.......
by PeFe
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1838
Views: 257339

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

Two Wells and Virginia will be where the growth happens (where it is already happening).. And they're both already on a rail corridor. Build a new passenger line following the ARTC line from Salisbury to Two Wells or even extend it to Mallala Seriously what is the point of expanding Adelaide's urba...
by PeFe
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1838
Views: 257339

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

Maybe I am out of step with "modern thinking". I think we'd be better off if Elizabeth, Mount Barker, Stirling, Reynella, Noarlunga had stayed as regional centres rather than becoming predominantly dormitories for people working in Adelaide. There are a lot more populous cities in the world with mu...
by PeFe
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line
Replies: 222
Views: 31541

[PRO] Re: Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line

The Port dock frequency really should be 15 minutes during business hours, 30 minutes at night is acceptable. Outer Harbor can be an express to Woodville during the day, not quite sure how to work the night time timetable.... The reality is very few Adelaide people use public transport at night, eve...
by PeFe
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1838
Views: 257339

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

Article from In Daily discussing the road lobby's power versus the public transport lobby. Adelaide's public transport users need a more powerful voice OPINION It’s no wonder that public transport users are the bottom of the policy pile when the best-connected and most well-resourced transport lobby...
by PeFe
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 533
Views: 87988

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

And a new gas plant to come online......eventually replacing aging equipment at Torrens Island facility, and will integrate "better" with renewables.

https://reneweconomy.com.au/agl-gets-re ... ant-15012/
by PeFe
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 533
Views: 87988

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

The Tailem Bend solar farm has started sending electricity into the grid.

https://reneweconomy.com.au/south-austr ... ion-56221/