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by mattwinter
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] Oaklands Crossing | $174m
Replies: 840
Views: 144039

[COM] Re: Oaklands Crossing | $174m

Am I missing something, how does the Oaklands Crossing cause any disruption to the Tonsley line? To give my 2 cents worth three weeks to connect in the new rail is ridiculous. What part of it can possibly take that long that can't be done prior while the existing line is still open? They'll need to...
by mattwinter
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] Oaklands Crossing | $174m
Replies: 840
Views: 144039

[COM] Re: Oaklands Crossing | $174m

The closure will inconvenice me, but honestly 3 weeks is fine. A few years ago we had a year or closures and the Tonsley line was out of action for two or three years.... They also don't bring F1 pit crews into do local go karting events. Adelaide is not a place where we have millions of people rely...
by mattwinter
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4588
Views: 795587

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

On the Flinders link upgrade... I thought part of the point of where they're planning to put the station is that they want to do some new development near the FMC carpark and this will add value to the project. Honestly the Tonsley line is not used much at the moment and adding this extension will m...
by mattwinter
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Tonsley
Replies: 165
Views: 88931

Re: News & Developments: Tonsley

Isn't Park'n'RIde transit-oriented? Surely a 6-level car park is better than the same number of parking spaces at ground level. Yeah and as much as the train will make it easy for some people to get there, it's just acknowledgement of the reality that lots of workers and students won't live on the ...
by mattwinter
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Tonsley
Replies: 165
Views: 88931

Re: News & Developments: Tonsley

Isn't Park'n'RIde transit-oriented? Surely a 6-level car park is better than the same number of parking spaces at ground level. Yeah and as much as the train will make it easy for some people to get there, it's just acknowledgement of the reality that lots of workers and students won't live on the ...
by mattwinter
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Tonsley
Replies: 165
Views: 88931

Re: News & Developments: Tonsley

Plans for a 6 Level carpark to the North of the MAB are up on the planning comission website at the moment: Starting to be a lot of cars parking around the area so will certainly be needed as the carparks get reduced and developed into housing / retail. https://i.imgur.com/cjKF1bC.jpg https://i.imgu...
by mattwinter
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Tonsley
Replies: 165
Views: 88931

Re: News & Developments: Tonsley

Was this article the other day too... sounds like construction on the boilerhouse / retail precinct will all get underway later in the year :applause: Work to start on $3m microbrewery at Tonsley NOVEMBER 13, 2017 Work will start in July on a $3 million plan to turn Tonsley’s former boiler house to ...
by mattwinter
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4656
Views: 776747

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Is that diagram implying there won't be an upgrade to the Cross Road / South Road intersection? Would be a great shame - desperately needs an upgrade which includes grade seperation of the train line
by mattwinter
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4488
Views: 676155

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Fantastic... about time. Always such a joke when a tram of 80 people gets held up by one guy waiting for the light to go orange to turn right... Plenty of complainers on the Advertiser website about right hand turns being removed, I don't think it's a big deal, but I wonder if they would consider ho...
by mattwinter
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Memorial Drive upgrade
Replies: 576
Views: 114397

[COM] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

Would be interesting to see if this is affected by plans for the CBD Rail loop...

Like the spot though, and would be great for an indoor arena. Hopefully it'd be integrated with a Western exit to the railway station. Need a soccer specific stadium somewhere in the area too though I reckon.
by mattwinter
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4588
Views: 795587

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

They'd have to be building a metro under Flinders Uni or something to warrant duplicating the line so not really ever going to be on the cards I don't think
by mattwinter
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4588
Views: 795587

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

If demand warranted a 10 min service frequency in the future (which I can only see happening once a CBD rail tunnel is built), it would be quite easy and inexpensive to double track the Tonsley line between the Mitchell Park station until just before the start of the overpass over Sturt Rd. There w...
by mattwinter
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4588
Views: 795587

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

There was some talk a year or so ago about a Light rail following the OH line into the city as far as War Memorial Drive, then going along War Memorial Drive past Adelaide Oval and south down King William Road right? That would be a fairly fast route.
by mattwinter
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 665
Views: 149721

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

On railway lines with level crossings, speed is limited to 160 km/h. I can't see any reason we couldn't run tilt trains at this speed on most of the track. At this speed, Adelaide to Melbourne is only 4 hours 31 minutes. Let's add in speed restrictions and a handful of stops, I think 5 hours 30 min...
by mattwinter
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Regional Development
Topic: [COM] The Bend Motorsport Park
Replies: 79
Views: 44623

[COM] Re: The Bend Motorsport Park

Would love to see some nice hills built up around the track / trees on the hills - nice spectator friendly areas to sit and watch racing with some natural shade. After attending the First V8 event at The Bend , this is one top-notch circuit. The track can easily be view from the large viewing mound...