Flinders University - Developments & News

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Re: Flinders University - Developments & News

#76 Post by how good is he » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:30 am

I totally agree Shuz. Also if you look at the images the walk is quite long and steep with hundreds of stairs needed to get to the uni itself. It reminds me of mid-levels in Hong Kong where they have a 800m escalator [which runs uphill from 6am-10am and downhill from 10.30am-midnight - like our former Southern Expressway]. The images don't show any but you would expect escalators/lifts here, right?
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#77 Post by ozisnowman » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:16 pm

Basically they were short sighted when they plonked the private hospital/margaret tobin centre/carpark where they did. Had that not been there they could have easily curved the train line up flinders university drive and then either cut across pine plantation and ring road or more likely keep going up university way into the main carpark in the central campus.

But this is bound to happen with our lack of an infrastructure planning department which has long term plans. We are very much private developer oriented and also short term infrastructure planning based on government 3-4 year terms.

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#78 Post by SRW » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:50 pm

I don't think University Drive was ever considered a feasible route; to get the line further at an acceptable grade it needed to continue along Flinders Drive. That's not prohibited by this proposal, but it's still a lack of forward planning to amass facilities here if it's possible in 30-50 years the line may move. But there's never been any confirmation of such a plan, so they're fair to proceed. In terms of the proposal, it's certainly less inspiring than the 'Chatswood-inspried' line they were throwing around months ago. That said, there's nothing bad that can't be undone and it's a decent foundation on which to grow. In terms of interconnection with Central, if money's been thrown around, I'd suggest a short gondola lift or aerial tram à la Portland's OHSU rather than trying to engineer the rail there.
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#79 Post by mattwinter » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:36 pm

SRW wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:50 pm
I'd suggest a short gondola lift or aerial tram à la Portland's OHSU rather than trying to engineer the rail there.
Yep. The obsession with always planning for some sort of utopian future is going a bit far here... they probably have no expectation that the line will be extended in the next century and that's probably realistic. Something like a gondala would be a great little idea.

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#80 Post by Norman » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:03 pm

If they can actually pull this off in the next 10 years it will be a fantastic addition to the southern hub.

They should move to making the Marion Shopping Centre - Flinders Interchange - Flinders Uni into a high frequency bus corridor, with digital bus stops, aligned bus timetables and a frequent train service to the city via the Flinders Line. Flinders Interchange can also be the new terminus for many southern services that currently run along South and Goodwood Roads, such as the G buses and the 7-series buses. This would save valuable contract kilometres and speed up travel times.

The government has today announced a planning study for a Flinders bus interchange that will hopefully be the start of the realisation of this vision.

https://indaily.com.au/news/local/2019/ ... ange-site/

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Re: Flinders University - Developments & News

#81 Post by how good is he » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:06 pm

In the article the Govt seems to be favouring Tonsley as a bus hub by saying they have “safeguarded” land for it. I would have thought Flinders/the end of the train line would be a more (or at least an equally) logical choice to safeguard land for it as well?

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