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by Spotto
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4968
Views: 967728

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Any improved alignment needs to go somewhere that does not require it to go over the ridge in the vicinity of Crafers/Mount Lofty Station/Stirling. Either it goes under that ridge, or around it. I wonder if a railway could be built in the same corridor as the "Short South" freeway option which coul...
by Spotto
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m
Replies: 146
Views: 33745

[PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

Today the State Premier and Infrastructure Minister turned the first sod for the beginning of work which will see most of the crossing built off site and with a completion date of 2023. The increase in construction projects (not just Adelaide) using methods to pre-fabricate massive components off s...
by Spotto
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4968
Views: 967728

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The full closure of the Gawler line's now been extended to November They shouldn’t have bothered with the partial closures and openings in the first place and just done a full closure from the start. Yes inconvenient but easier to manage than reopening the line for 2-4 week intervals and saves disa...
by Spotto
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: Main South Road & Victor Harbor Road Upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 1366

Re: Main South Road & Victor Harbor Road Upgrade

Hopefully this upgrade sees the removal of the traffic lights at the southern end of the Southern Expressway. Ideally within the next 10 years the expressway should be extended over MSR, the hill and the river to join Victor Harbor Road (probably around where Wheaton and Warners Roads are). This wo...
by Spotto
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5121
Views: 992941

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

Brucetiki wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:16 am
I'm assuming now the bridge is (partially) opened they'll reinstate right hand turns at the South Rd/Regency Rd intersection shortly.
They probably won’t reinstate it until the surface roads have had their final surfacing done, finishing the surface roads.
by Spotto
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: New City Arena
Replies: 88
Views: 7024

Re: New City Arena

It seems this proposal is what I suggested in another thread late last year. Except I also suggested where a rectangular stadium may go as well. I believe the idea of putting a new rectangular stadium over the rail yard next to the new arena has been around for longer than that. IIRC the idea was m...
by Spotto
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4968
Views: 967728

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I was told that the elizabeth turnback track is being modified and connected to the main line finally after it was dumped in 2012. Apparently the track has been lifted when you go over the winterslow Rd bridge and look to the north and is being connected. So the elizabeth line is looking like a rea...
by Spotto
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4968
Views: 967728

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

PD2/20 wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:57 pm
The King St bridge work would explain the Gawler Central closure.
When is the bridge scheduled to be demolished?
by Spotto
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5121
Views: 992941

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

Accompanying tonight’s northbound motorway closure between Regency and Days Roads, southbound entry to the T2T was moved to the new on ramp immediately south of Regency Road. Southbound T2T traffic had to enter at the Regency Road on ramp and use the southern section of the R2P, normal access from t...
by Spotto
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Hove Level Crossing Removal | $171m
Replies: 134
Views: 25430

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

The petition to cease any plan to remove the Hove Level Crossing has around 600 signatures to date. Hopefully the Transport Minister and the DPTI will contrast that with the 1,000s of passengers who need to use the line every day. I read somewhere that over 4 million trips are taken on this line ev...
by Spotto
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Hove Level Crossing Removal | $171m
Replies: 134
Views: 25430

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

From https://www.dit.sa.gov.au/infrastructure/public_transport_projects/hove_level_crossing_removal/frequently_asked_questions The number of house acquisitions on the rail over option is 5, and rail under is 46. I would have thought that the rail over option would have been preferred to limit the a...
by Spotto
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4968
Views: 967728

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

We haven't even got the new EMUs yet Do we even have a delivery date? Using the Seaford Line as a guide, would this be a fair assumption? Seaford Line train contract was awarded in March 2011, first delivery 2 years later in July 2013, first passenger service 7 months later in February 2014. Gawler...
by Spotto
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4968
Views: 967728

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Nine News reporting on the Gawler Line delays. No estimates on how long the full line closures will be extended. But apparently the project is on schedule to reach its opening date later this year? Also, rail replacement buses are continuing to demonstrate just how much better rail-based transport (...
by Spotto
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Hove Level Crossing Removal | $171m
Replies: 134
Views: 25430

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

The weak opinions of the few outweigh the needs of the many, so it seems.
by Spotto
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Hove Level Crossing Removal | $171m
Replies: 134
Views: 25430

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

I think the preferred option is the rail under but at a whopping $450m (with property resumptions) it seems v. expensive. Even the $300m road bridge is almost double the original $171m budget. I’m no expert but I’d certainly be interested to see a full itemised cost estimate that brings them to tha...