News & Discussion: Trams

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#1861 Post by mshagg » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:20 pm

Llessur2002 wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:14 pm
monotonehell wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:11 pm
mshagg wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:31 am
...rather than the selfish and impatient drivers who are illegally entering blocked intersections.
Is there a specific road rule about this?
http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/road-rules/t ... bstruction
For those playing at home $242 (+$60 victims of crime) and a surprisingly harsh 3 demerit points.

s128 of the Act would be a good little money spinner for DPTI if they're looking for a way to fund the tram extension to Norwood...

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#1862 Post by ghs » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:42 pm

So we now have to put up with chaos on north terrace for 3-4 months so that the tramline can
be extended to nowhere. Honestly, now that the Rah has closed down, there nothing in the east
end these days. What a disgrace.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#1863 Post by Llessur2002 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:49 pm

ghs wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:42 pm
there nothing in the east end these days.
a) Not exactly true
b) Trams are a proven catalyst for development

What's the problem?

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#1864 Post by [Shuz] » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:59 pm

The tram line is not being extended to nowhere. It is being extended to the Adelaide Festival Theatre and the currently under construction Festival Plaza, which will become a major events space and tourism drawcard. It also improves accessibility to the world class Adelaide Oval, which draws in attendances in excess of 40,000 on average at match day events.

The extension to the East End serves the popular North Terrace cultural and heritage precinct, home to the Government House, War Memorial Walk, Art Gallery, SA Museum, University of Adelaide and University of SA and the ever popular Rundle Mall and Rundle Street dining and shopping precincts. These locations are the some of, if not the biggest - visitor and tourism drawcards in the Adelaide CBD and will be utilized by the huge student population of the two major universities and workers along North Terrace.

It is anything but a tram to nowhere, it is a tram to not just somewhere; but a tram to everywhere - Adelaide's major key destinations.
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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#1865 Post by rubberman » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:50 pm

ghs wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:42 pm
So we now have to put up with chaos on north terrace for 3-4 months so that the tramline can
be extended to nowhere. Honestly, now that the Rah has closed down, there nothing in the east
end these days. What a disgrace.
You obviously haven't been there in the past few decades. Well, apart from the large numbers of people living there, the huge number of pubs and restaurants, the theatres, the parkland activities. Apart from those, what have the Romans, oops, I mean East End done for us?

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#1866 Post by Nathan » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:07 pm

ghs wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:42 pm
So we now have to put up with chaos on north terrace for 3-4 months so that the tramline can
be extended to nowhere. Honestly, now that the Rah has closed down, there nothing in the east
end these days. What a disgrace.
I'm curious, what would you qualify as "somewhere"?

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#1867 Post by Patrick_27 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:09 pm

Anyone would think that ghs had subscribed to The Advertiser... What a stupid comment.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#1868 Post by A-Town » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:59 pm

ghs wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:42 pm
So we now have to put up with chaos on north terrace for 3-4 months so that the tramline can
be extended to nowhere. Honestly, now that the Rah has closed down, there nothing in the east
end these days. What a disgrace.
Poor comment. Plenty happening in the East even with the RAH closure and a lot of development on the way. New school, future development of the old RAH, new student accommodation on North Terrace, Frome Central and Realm on the way and a potential tram extension to Norwood in the near future. The East will definitely benefit from this tram extension.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#1869 Post by The Scooter Guy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:19 pm

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#1870 Post by ghs » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:40 pm

Nathan wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:07 pm
ghs wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:42 pm
So we now have to put up with chaos on north terrace for 3-4 months so that the tramline can
be extended to nowhere. Honestly, now that the Rah has closed down, there nothing in the east
end these days. What a disgrace.
I'm curious, what would you qualify as "somewhere"?
The western side of the city is somewhere. Adelaide casino, chinatown, Nrah, hindley street, the laneways, the night clubs, the major hotels, adelaide oval, the festival theatre are all west of king will.

I am already sick to death of getting stuck in traffic at peak hour as a result of this project and we have to put up with it for another 3 months ?

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#1871 Post by Nort » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:44 pm

ghs wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:40 pm
Nathan wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:07 pm
ghs wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:42 pm
So we now have to put up with chaos on north terrace for 3-4 months so that the tramline can
be extended to nowhere. Honestly, now that the Rah has closed down, there nothing in the east
end these days. What a disgrace.
I'm curious, what would you qualify as "somewhere"?
The western side of the city is somewhere. Adelaide casino, chinatown, Nrah, hindley street, the laneways, the night clubs, the major hotels, adelaide oval, the festival theatre are all west of king will.

I am already sick to death of getting stuck in traffic at peak hour as a result of this project and we have to put up with it for another 3 months ?
If only there were credible alternatives to driving through the heart of Adelaide at peak hour. Perhaps some kind of public transport system they could be working to update.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#1872 Post by SouthAussie94 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:45 pm

ghs wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:40 pm

The western side of the city is somewhere. Adelaide casino, chinatown, Nrah, hindley street, the laneways, the night clubs, the major hotels, adelaide oval, the festival theatre are all west of king will.

I am already sick to death of getting stuck in traffic at peak hour as a result of this project and we have to put up with it for another 3 months ?
You mean where the tram goes as it heads to the Entertainment Centre?
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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#1873 Post by timtam20292 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:33 pm

Yet another couple of positive contributions from GHS about this much needed public transport project. :applause:

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You’ve known about this project for months. You would’ve known that it would have impacted your daily commute along North Terrace. It is your own doing that you’re getting caught up in the traffic delays instead of working out an alternative route prior to the works commencing and sticking to that alternative route until the project is complete. Then you come on here and have a whinge. Just like an Adelaide Now commentator. And to jump on the “tram to nowhere” bandwagon....your comments and constant negativity are a disgrace.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#1874 Post by Patrick_27 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:53 pm

ghs, are you kidding me? Get off your pedestal, you privileged idiot. So because you're stuck in traffic for a little longer everyday for the next few months, the future of this city's public transport network should remain the same? As it's already been mentioned, these works have been penned down for months and DPTI have been very open about the havoc that it would cause.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#1875 Post by Nort » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:49 am

Rode my horse through town tonight and it was very slow going due to the paved surfaces, when will they stop this nonsense and get back to dirt roads for my benefit?

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