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by 1NEEDS2POST
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 973
Views: 291473

[U/C] Re: SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel

It was not so much the change of government but the people of Norwood, when given a choice between the prestige of having a tram or keeping the gum trees in the centre of the parade, most decided the gum trees were more important. so the liberals quietly dumped the tram plan because they did not ha...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4884
Views: 897269

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

Even if its finished in 10 years that's only 1 km a year on average for the 10kms of road... plus the cost of probably $1 billion per km.. something is wrong. TBMs can do 10-15 kms in one year... even allowing 2-3 years to complete it would be fair... but 10 -15 years? When a TBM is set up and runn...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New inner-city stadium
Replies: 160
Views: 36607

[VIS] Re: New inner-city stadium

With this weeks announced pending closure (mid 2021) of West End Brewery at Thebarton surely this site would be a prime candidate as a replacement for Hindmarsh Stadium. The previously proposed railyards site could then be used for a smaller 15K multiuse arena. Great idea. It's in a well connected ...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 161
Views: 66882

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Unless upgrades or additional tracks are created between Woodlands Park and Goodwood, I think the proposed stopping pattern is a fair compromise given the lack of overtaking tracks. Making Flinders stop all stations and Seaford express would likely result in the express services being stuck behind ...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1299
Views: 236022

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

Put in bus lanes then. Since the freeway is grade separated, we may as well make it an O-Bahn track. This idea has been discussed before: https://www.sensational-adelaide.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=6340 It's actually a really good idea. According to one source (which I can't verify, but sounds ...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: New $55m pool floated for bus depot.
Replies: 12
Views: 21355

Re: New $55m pool floated for bus depot.

It's a great location for when Adelaide holds the Commonwealth Games.
by 1NEEDS2POST
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Tonsley
Replies: 169
Views: 97821

Re: News & Developments: Tonsley

Another reason to increase the frequency of the Flinders railway line.
by 1NEEDS2POST
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Moving the airport to a less populated area
Replies: 44
Views: 40507

Re: Moving the airport to a less populated area

Adelaide already has a second airport capable of handling big jets, RAAF Edinburgh. It's underused by the air force, it could handle far more jets. They could build a civilian terminal there and lease it to airlines. This is what happens at Newcastle, Darwin and Townsville. RAAF Edinburgh is already...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 161
Views: 66882

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

So if people have to wait on average 30 minutes, that adds an average of 30 minutes to their journey. The train will take about 20 minutes to get to the city, so the average journey will be 50 minutes. It also takes 50 minutes to cycle to the city. :wallbash: Seaford trains should be express into th...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 1025
Views: 197801

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Why can't the buses use the tram track to overtake? It's just another lane. Trams stop in the tram lane, which prevents buses from overtaking. A potential solution might be to have an overtaking lane for trams and buses, but move the tram stop to a side lane too. Trams would get out of the overtaki...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 1025
Views: 197801

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Maybe in the longer term a bus-only tunnel underneath Currie and Greenfell streets would work. I think there is a similar concept in Seattle. Here it could link up with the Obahn tunnel that emerges near East Terrace, and carry people across the CBD with stops near Rundle Street, KWS for tram conne...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4884
Views: 897269

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

Cross streets don't need motorway access if we have a tunnel. All that needs to happen is the occasional connection between the surface st South Rd and the motorway. I can't remember where I saw this, but I have seen some unique grade separation projects which involve putting traffic in one directio...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 161
Views: 66882

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Hourly service means few people will use it. Why spend so much on infrastructure and barely use it? :wallbash:
by 1NEEDS2POST
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 683
Views: 162316

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

Why not just go by rail to Darwin and ship it out from there? That way it's closer to the export markets. Build the Adelaide Hills rail bypass and ship everything in and out via Darwin.
by 1NEEDS2POST
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 1025
Views: 197801

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

It needs to happen. If Currie/Grenfell St changes to a bus only street, it would only need to be two lanes each way, so the footpaths could be widened.