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by MT269
Tue Apr 02, 2024 12:56 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line
Replies: 389
Views: 112326

[U/C] Re: Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line

Being in a museum, it would be fitting to build a short ramp for accessibility instead of a platform, that only enables one door on the train to be accessed. It would be a huge money saver for this joke of a government.
by MT269
Fri Mar 29, 2024 5:24 pm
Forum: General Development Discussions
Topic: News & Discussion: Population Growth
Replies: 150
Views: 88545

Re: News & Discussion: Population Growth

Well what's the solution? Castrate folks at birth? It will only take a max of about 100 years to bring the population down by 98% with this method. But it will ruin the economy.
by MT269
Thu Mar 21, 2024 12:17 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Main South Road & Victor Harbor Road Upgrade
Replies: 127
Views: 42268

[U/C] Re: Main South Road & Victor Harbor Road Upgrade

Actually, the vehicles with the best suspensions in South Australia would have to be the AdMet Scanias from 1973-1045. These can withstand even the most challenging of uneven surfaces, as though they were a maglev bus. You would not even know that you were on a public road after a few seconds.
by MT269
Mon Mar 18, 2024 9:30 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m
Replies: 290
Views: 91449

[U/C] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

Curtis Rd is a car park in peak periods. It seriously needs at least two or three lanes. It's not going to fix itself.
by MT269
Sun Mar 17, 2024 8:30 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4917
Views: 1136885

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I am so sick of these stupid consecutive governments believing that intersections provide better efficiency than grade separation. Particular when close to rail crossings. The road network is an absolute mess. It requires billions of dollars, if not trillions of dollars to fix, when at the same time...
by MT269
Sun Mar 10, 2024 12:05 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 6192
Views: 1508623

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

From what I heard, the road was a carpark in the late morning today near Regency Rd. Was there an MVA? Overpopulation will continue to provide everlasting reassurance of road congestion, unless it's brought under control.
by MT269
Sat Mar 09, 2024 9:56 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line
Replies: 389
Views: 112326

[U/C] Re: Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line

I assume you mean Rosewater. Roseworthy is in the lower north of the state. Will be surrounded by shoeboxes within 10 years at the most though. Unless the government wants to solve the housing crisis by decreasing the number of properties. I think somebody needs to have the guts to increase the spac...
by MT269
Fri Mar 08, 2024 8:51 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 6056
Views: 1465941

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Do the drivers enter the non-paying passengers into the BCU? I'm aware of some that don't. And I'd say that at least 15% of folks out there, if not more have never had a valid ticket in their lives.
by MT269
Fri Mar 08, 2024 12:13 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 6056
Views: 1465941

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The RAAF/DSTO was in a semi-rural area 75 years ago. Now's an impediment to urban development, and the local economy. It creates jobs. But at the expense of business, real estate, and virtually everything else. Perhaps it's time to relocate it somewhere more remote, like Mallala or somewhere. It's l...
by MT269
Wed Mar 06, 2024 8:49 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 6056
Views: 1465941

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Another option would be to close the line for a bit, demolish the existing stations except Bowden, and build new ones exactly 600 metres apart. So instead of around 20 or 21 stations, you would have around 32-35. Nobody would be whinging about stations being too far away then, if they live along the...
by MT269
Wed Mar 06, 2024 3:31 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 6056
Views: 1465941

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

It was a mistake to place the stations so closely in the first place. The same with the Seaford line. They should be placed about 1.5 - 2kms apart. The Holdens station on the former Henley Beach line was barely 300 metre apart. Now one is stuck with this set up, due to it being politically unfavoura...
by MT269
Wed Mar 06, 2024 11:03 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 6056
Views: 1465941

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

It could be cheaper to build a new O'bahn from the 333 terminus to Port Adelaide with a 5 minute frequency than what it would to build a crossing over the ocean from Port to St Kilda to serve er, ants, flies, and Coke cans? In my opinion, Adelaide was not positioned in a location which is friendly t...
by MT269
Tue Feb 27, 2024 10:32 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 2050
Views: 529174

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

Unfortunately, it takes an emotional toll when running afoul of the 'law', with some.

Re the chip, use your imagination. Or you could ask them directly. They're installed by a laser at birth, whilst the mother is looking away. Only takes a few seconds.
by MT269
Sat Feb 24, 2024 10:38 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 2050
Views: 529174

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

This makes me wonder if the actual physical card is still essential nowadays. The revenue officers/whoever don't give a rats whether or not you actually have a ticket. They only care about their pockets being replenished with $. There should be an option to travel without a card. Personally, I don't...
by MT269
Sun Feb 18, 2024 3:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [VIS] Passenger Trains to Mount Barker
Replies: 210
Views: 46740

[VIS] Re: Passenger Trains to Mount Barker

Adelaide is still slightly closer than Melbourne. The fares are disproportionate. But when there is no alternative option apart from driving, one is helpless to put up a cry.