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by ChillyPhilly
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 740
Views: 255930

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

Bank Street has definitely gone to the dogs. It needs to be closed off from cars asap.

Leigh Street needs some work too - repaving and bird management.
by ChillyPhilly
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Hove Level Crossing Removal | $171m
Replies: 90
Views: 21641

[PRO] Re: Hove Level Crossing Removal | $171m

Why would they not be in favour of rail over road? Almost certainly the least disruptive on the balance of things.

This is shaping up to be benefits of the many vs benefits of the few.
by ChillyPhilly
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4880
Views: 940225

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I'd anticipate that the required gradient for a tunnel under the Torrens from Park Terrace would be too steep. If the OH line were to be converted to a busway, then it'd be physically easier and far cheaper to run a track through the Parklands to join up with Currie Street. The OH/Grange line has o...
by ChillyPhilly
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4880
Views: 940225

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I'd anticipate that the required gradient for a tunnel under the Torrens from Park Terrace would be too steep. If the OH line were to be converted to a busway, then it'd be physically easier and far cheaper to run a track through the Parklands to join up with Currie Street. The OH/Grange line has on...
by ChillyPhilly
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4880
Views: 940225

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Buses would render the Torrens Junction a waste of money.

Stations can probably be culled, and more grade separations are needed.
by ChillyPhilly
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4880
Views: 940225

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

A more subtle but significant issue with running dual gauge on three rails is platform clearance. Running the same body on the standard gauge rails moves the centre of the train 3.25 inches (about ten centimetres) closer to the common rail than broad gauge, and hence shifts the edge of the train to...
by ChillyPhilly
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4880
Views: 940225

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Just a question. Has the possibility of a service as far as Two Wells or Virginia ever been contemplated? With electrification to Gawler complete by the end of this year, maybe, there ought to be the ability to have a very fast service from those stations to the CBD if it just did Two Wells, Virgin...
by ChillyPhilly
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Hove Level Crossing Removal | $171m
Replies: 90
Views: 21641

[PRO] Re: Hove Level Crossing Removal | $171m

DIT have launched an online survey.

I encourage everyone to mention expanding project scope to include grade separation (and a new station) at Jetty Road.

https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6186657/210105
by ChillyPhilly
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5078
Views: 973583

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Entrances/exits should cater for freight movements only. This is where Darlington failed a bit.
by ChillyPhilly
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Memorial Drive upgrade
Replies: 602
Views: 132261

[COM] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

It's a big sum of money for space that is used not much more than a few weeks of a year.

Would have much preferred a rectangular stadium, or a multi-purpose arena, failing that.
by ChillyPhilly
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4880
Views: 940225

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Yeah nah, Melbourne residents are fed up with constant delays.

Above all, I'm actually quite disappointed to see quite a few people here seemingly in favour of the flogging off of another asset that we, as taxpayers, are meant to own.
by ChillyPhilly
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4880
Views: 940225

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Here's just one example of why privatisation is a shocker.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_No ... rn_Railway

If it can't work in the UK, it won't work here.
by ChillyPhilly
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel
Replies: 795
Views: 286209

[U/C] Re: 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel

A quick one of the signage on the western face.Image