[U/C] Flinders Rail Link

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[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

#121 Post by SRW » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:11 am

The Liberals proposed a southern O-Bahn at the 1997 election. It didn't go ahead because the cost estimate blew out from $70 million to $184 million. In today's dollars, it'd be much more, even discounting the number of underpasses/overpasses originally envisaged given the surrounding infrastructure is significantly changed.
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[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

#122 Post by SouthAussie94 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:38 am

SRW wrote:
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The Liberals proposed a southern O-Bahn at the 1997 election. It didn't go ahead because the cost estimate blew out from $70 million to $184 million. In today's dollars, it'd be much more, even discounting the number of underpasses/overpasses originally envisaged given the surrounding infrastructure is significantly changed.
Getting quite a bit off topic here, but any idea of the route that they proposed?
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[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

#123 Post by SRW » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:56 am

SouthAussie94 wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:38 am
SRW wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:11 am
The Liberals proposed a southern O-Bahn at the 1997 election. It didn't go ahead because the cost estimate blew out from $70 million to $184 million. In today's dollars, it'd be much more, even discounting the number of underpasses/overpasses originally envisaged given the surrounding infrastructure is significantly changed.
Getting quite a bit off topic here, but any idea of the route that they proposed?
From memory, the idea was to mostly use the Tonsley and (then) Noarlunga Centre corridors but return to road at Goodwood into the city. Emerson was problematic.
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[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

#124 Post by ChillyPhilly » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:27 am

Did a Google search re: southern O-Bahn, and came back to Sensational Adelaide via an old post by Rhino:
Rhino wrote:Regarding a southern O'Bahn - this was looked into in the 1990s and the only viable route utilised the old Glenelg train corridor and then the Sturt Linear Reserve. It required 22 bridges to be built and was considered un-economic due to this, and the less-than-direct route to Darlington (remember Glenelg is already serviced by the tram). There was no point in going further than darlington as speed would be restricted by the hill anyway, and there was already an 80kmh controlled-access road up Tapleys Hill (South Road). Part of the old Glenelg train corridor has since been used for road (James Congdon Drive).
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#125 Post by ralmin » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:09 pm

That would be a strange route. And rather disastrous to the amenity of the linear parks.
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#126 Post by PeFe » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:33 pm

What a bizarre indirect transport proposal......and where does it end up? About 500 metres from the the Tonsley line.....

Just imagine if the Flinders link had been built in the late 90's!

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#127 Post by EBG » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:49 pm

Some pictures from 18/7/2020.
1. the end of the line at Clovelly park looking towards new section.
2. the new over head section looking towards site of new FMC station.- is structurally complete just awaiting track laying.
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#128 Post by EBG » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:53 pm

The site of the new station at Flinders Medical Centre. The hospital is to the left of both pictures. Please click on pictures for bigger.
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