...and...claybro wrote: ↑Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:07 amAll the options being discussed were covered off previously under the previous Labor government, including the Grange Road option. It just got put in the too hard basket. What people still don't seem to understand is that once OH is electrified as heavy rail, there will be no light rail of any type for the NW, and Grange spur will close. That is pretty much where it is currently at.
The idea of a light rail up Port Road is a waste of money. Let's hope these are the nails in that coffin so it is laid to rest. Buses do a good enough job. What they need to do is supply the railway stations with feeder buses and build up areas around the rail line. Stations should also be covered not slabs of bitumen with small sheds!
A tram up Grange Road is still a good idea. The heavy rail to Grange from Woodville can be retained if commuters still want it otherwise it should be converted to a tram line to connect to the Grange line as shown by Goodsy servicing West Lakes but also the QE Hospital and Arndale. No need to double up with the Outer Habor line. Also if converted to a tram line it should circumvent the Royal Adelaide Golf Course possibly by Trimmer Parade and Frederick Road.
At Hindmarsh the tram line should run along Manton Street to Adam Street into Port Road and not through the current terminus. When Hindmarsh (Coopers) Stadium disappears build high density housing. Same if the Entertainment Centre goes one day. All serviced by the tram.