SA Budget 2016: Adelaide tramline to be extended to East End

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SA Budget 2016: Adelaide tramline to be extended to East End

#1 Post by I Follow PAFC » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:20 pm

Adelaide's tramline will be extended to the city's East End in the first stage of an expanded network.

The State Government has announced a $50 million, one-kilometre extension along North Terrace that will go ahead in stage one of its long-awaited AdeLINK tram network.

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Re: SA Budget 2016: Adelaide tramline to be extended to East

#2 Post by mshagg » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:40 pm

Picking up on our discussion about negativity that's currently taking place, I made the mistake of reading the Adelaide now comments on FB.

"Great, more roadworks"
"Fix the roads"
"Spend it on healthcare"

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Re: SA Budget 2016: Adelaide tramline to be extended to East

#3 Post by Goodsy » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:52 pm

interesting that they found money in the state budget. all systems are go it seems

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Re: SA Budget 2016: Adelaide tramline to be extended to East

#4 Post by Nathan » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:04 pm

Great news.

I'd like to know what the routes will be. Will it be a shuttle run (East Tce to West Tce, or East Tce to South Tce), or will it be a full route to Glenelg or Entertainment Centre. (Entertainment Centre to East End would be very handy for me - I'd have almost door to door tram to work for those times I'm not on the bike)

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Re: SA Budget 2016: Adelaide tramline to be extended to East

#5 Post by Waewick » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:22 pm

GoodSmackUp wrote:interesting that they found money in the state budget. all systems are go it seems
only because we are being taxed more, but it is a good one and really links the east to the west which I think is a fantastic result.

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Re: SA Budget 2016: Adelaide tramline to be extended to East

#6 Post by Dvious » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:27 pm

I had to delete myself from The Advertiser page. But i went back to read the comments for the proposal. So worth it.

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Re: SA Budget 2016: Adelaide tramline to be extended to East

#7 Post by [Shuz] » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:42 pm

I'd guess they'd do a strictly East-West run from the old RAH to the third platform at West Terrace, which I understand isn't even being used at the moment. The $55m would have to be strictly for construction works - new dual tram tracks and two stops by the sounds of it. No new trams, which would mean at least 3 would have to come off the existing Glenelg route and the timetables rearranged again.
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Re: SA Budget 2016: Adelaide tramline to be extended to East

#8 Post by adelaide transport » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:05 pm

[Shuz] wrote:I'd guess they'd do a strictly East-West run from the old RAH to the third platform at West Terrace, which I understand isn't even being used at the moment. The $55m would have to be strictly for construction works - new dual tram tracks and two stops by the sounds of it. No new trams, which would mean at least 3 would have to come off the existing Glenelg route and the timetables rearranged again.
Currently the am and pm peaks on weekdays require 20 of the 21 trams to operate the services.Unless a couple of more trams are purchased they will have to cut out a couple of peak hour trips from the current services to cater for the new extension.

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Re: SA Budget 2016: Adelaide tramline to be extended to East

#9 Post by adelaide transport » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:10 pm

Assuming a 10 to 12 minute journey in each direction,and a peak hour frequency of 7.5 minutes,it would require a minimum of 4 trams to operate the service.

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Re: SA Budget 2016: Adelaide tramline to be extended to East

#10 Post by Llessur2002 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:27 pm

Fantastic news - a great boost for the City.

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Re: SA Budget 2016: Adelaide tramline to be extended to East

#11 Post by Llessur2002 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:29 pm

From the Advertiser:
Construction of new tram line to old RAH to start this year in $55m State Budget spend

CONSTRUCTION of a new tram line to the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site will begin this year, in a $55 million State Budget spend that kickstarts an extension to the eastern suburbs.

Premier Jay Weatherill has today announced the move, which comes as the State Government considers bids for a major revamp of the old RAH site when it empties next year.

The new RAH on the western end of North Tce is expected to open early next year, triggering the biggest moving house in SA history and the closure of the existing hospital.

Mr Weatherill said the tram extension would add three new stops on North Tce to service the universities and old RAH site, with future ambitions to go even further east.

The Government will contribute $50 million and Adelaide City Council $5 million.

At the federal election, Labor promised $500 million for Adelaide tram upgrades.

Mr Weatherill said the state’s Industry Participation Advocate will ensure as many local jobs and contractors as possible are used during construction of the one-kilometre extension.

A Registration of Interest for tenders as part of this stage will be called this week, with early works expected to commence in the last quarter of 2016, subject to the necessary approvals.

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An artist’s impression of the tram extension on North Tce. Picture: Supplied

Mr Weatherill said the Government’s tram plans were “one of our state’s most exciting infrastructure projects” and would help develop a “modern, vibrant and liveable city”.

“As we have seen with the development of the city’s western Riverbank Precinct, this extension will also help to reactivate vacant sites, including key buildings along North Terrace,” he said.

Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis said he was “committed to investing in public transport”

“This tram extension along North Tce is also an investment in SA jobs,” he said. “We will ensure as many local jobs and contractors as possible are used during the project.”

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An artist’s impression of the tram extension on North Tce. Picture: Supplied

Lord Mayor Martin Haese said the project would leverage more investment in the city.

“This financial commitment can help the future of the old RAH site, support the East End and encourage activation on the southern side of North Tce,” he said.

“This project will connect some of North Terrace’s most prominent institutions including the State Library, South Australian Museum, Art Gallery, Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk,

University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and the Adelaide Botanic Garden.”

Opposition Leader Steven Marshall said the Liberals offered bipartisan support for a new tram to the East End.

The Opposition have called for spending on new productive infrastructure in Thursday’s State Budget, which will create jobs in the building phase and increase economic capacity.
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#12 Post by fishinajar » Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:55 pm

From inDaily
$50 million tramline to the East End
UPDATED: Three new stops will be added in a $50 million, one-kilometre extension of the city’s tramline along North Terrace to the East End.

Confirming the new investment ahead of Thursday’s postponed state budget, Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis said the Government would mandate that “as many local jobs and contractors as possible are utilised during the project”, with a Registration of Interest for tenders to be called this week, ahead of work scheduled to start by year’s end.

The move kicks off – albeit modestly – the State Government’s investment in its mooted AdeLINK blueprint, to which federal Labor leader Bill Shorten committed $500 million of the estimated $3 billion total during the recent election campaign.

Koutsantonis said the project “links the old Royal Adelaide Hospital to the new [RAH]” and “if the election goes the way I hope it goes there could be a further half a billion dollars” for further work.

Premier Jay Weatherill said in a statement the proposed network was “one of our state’s most exciting infrastructure projects”.

Weatherill said the existing tram extension and new fleet had “revitalised South Australia” and “piece by piece we will rebuild Adelaide’s tram network”.

“People love using trams,” he said.

“[This] will play a major role in further developing our modern, vibrant and liveable city… Stage One not only provides a new transport option for people travelling to the city’s East End for work, study, shopping, sight-seeing or socialising – it will also create an new east-to-west CBD transport link.”

Weatherill said the extension would “also help to reactivate vacant sites, including key buildings along North Terrace”.

InDaily revealed last month the Premier had met with building owners along the boulevard in a bid to develop a plan to revitalise the neglected south side of North Terrace.

Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan said the service would be able “to carry up to 1000 passengers each hour”.

He said he was “pretty confident we’ve got enough road space on North Tce” to accommodate the upgrade, but that a dedicated tram lane would be part of traffic management study.

The one kilometre of new track will see trams turn right from King William Road and deliver commuters to a stop outside the Old Royal Adelaide Hospital, with other stops providing university access.

The Government said the extension formed a step towards a proposed city loop, with future stages also planned to extend further through Kent Town to the eastern suburbs.

“This is a route choice that keeps all our options open,” said Weatherill.

“There’s strong demand to expand this network [so] this is a bit of a no brainer, this choice.”

He said the service would remain free.

Infrastructure Australia recently listed the AdeLINK network as a priority project, with unfunded long-term proposals to extend the light rail service along The Parade, as well as to Henley Square, Mitcham and Port Adelaide, among others.

“The State Government is committed to building a vibrant, modern Adelaide with world-class services,” Koutsantonis said.

“We are also committed to investing in public transport infrastructure to encourage more people to catch buses, trains and trams.”

Adelaide City Council is chipping in an additional $5 million for “streetscape improvements” and building the destination East End tram stop.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese said the project would “help the future of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site” while supporting the East End.

“This project will connect some of North Terrace’s most prominent institutions, including the State Library, South Australian Museum, Art Gallery, Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk, University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and the Adelaide Botanic Garden,” he said.

The announcement ahead of Thursday’s budget puts the spotlight firmly on the Government’s plans for the old RAH site, a decision considered vital for the economic lifeblood of the east end.

SA’s Urban Development Institute of Australia executive director Pat Gerace welcomed today’s announcement, saying the new route was “a welcome ingredient to the ultimate success of the [old RAH] site”.

“[Trams] are more than just another way to travel… because they aren’t easily changed, they give the private sector certainty in making investment,” he said.

“It’s clear that the old argument about trams of ‘should we or shouldn’t we’ is dead – it’s now more about where they go to get maximum urban uplift.”

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Re: SA Budget 2016: Adelaide tramline to be extended to East

#13 Post by Kasey771 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:52 pm

Excellent news, what's the best guess as to when it will be ready?
Big infrastructure investments are usually under-valued and & over-criticized while in the planning stage. It's much easier to envision the here and now costs and inconveniences, and far more difficult to imagine fully the eventual benefits.

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Re: SA Budget 2016: Adelaide tramline to be extended to East

#14 Post by Alyx » Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:11 pm

The Advertiser wrote:Opposition Leader Steven Marshall said the Liberals offered bipartisan support for a new tram to the East End.
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#15 Post by I Follow PAFC » Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:18 pm

Kasey771 wrote:Excellent news, what's the best guess as to when it will be ready?
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