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by rubberman
Fri May 15, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4877
Views: 939210

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

At least the new 25KV electrification is far superior of that in Sydney and Melbourne that run 15KV systems. Which counts for little, when the trains are run at half their design speed. The rolling stock design speed is not the only factor that determines the operating speed of trains. Signalling, ...
by rubberman
Thu May 14, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4877
Views: 939210

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I'd hate to be in Stephen's shoes , the Darlington wall incident, faulty trains. Its going to be a easy fight at the next State Election for SA Labor Party For something like that to happen I am afraid that numbers of the news corp. watchers/readers/believers needs to be a much lower. . They are ge...
by rubberman
Thu May 14, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2806
Views: 708090

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

muzzamo wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 10:11 am
ChillyPhilly wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 12:50 am
Why isn't SA going after Virgin?
Because states shouldn't be in the business of owning private enterprises.
Why is that?
by rubberman
Mon May 04, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2806
Views: 708090

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

rev wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 6:21 pm
$5 billion worth of aircraft is parked in the outback near Alice Springs..

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I'm surprised that no-one is using Woomera for this.
by rubberman
Sun May 03, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 688
Views: 172847

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

In this vision there would only be one railway station – Tanunda. Tanunda could be upgraded into a transport & destination hub. It is the main historic township of the valley; it does have Chateau Tanunda next to the station and the ICC approved cricket oval on the grounds. To be honest, I've never...
by rubberman
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4877
Views: 939210

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Labor are the Opposition. They can't do anything at the moment...other than propose what they might do if elected in 2022. Aah, that old excuse. Sad that it comes from voters as well as the politicians themselves. The opposition can very much do more. Instead of playing games by upsetting people in...
by rubberman
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4877
Views: 939210

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Does DPTI even have capacity to do detailed planning anymore or has it been so whittled down it needs funding to outsource to private sector? That's the only reason I can imagine to explain its failure to bring projects to shovel ready status. It really is exasperating to see developments in other ...
by rubberman
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4877
Views: 939210

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

[quote=PeFe post_id=191251 time=<a href="tel:1587884947">1587884947</a> user_id=4203] And getting back to the topic, trains...why doesn't government at least prepare for the Outer Harbor electrification? They have public servants that have done it before, they could at least "prepare" the necessary...
by rubberman
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4877
Views: 939210

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Out of idle curiosity, has the option of running suburban trains out as far as Virginia or Two Wells been considered? There's a lot of development there. Given the possibility of having a couple of stations only but well connected to buses in the area, that could be a very fast service, even with di...
by rubberman
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4527
Views: 781211

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

So connecting Buses to Trains makes sense. I assume.buses to the obahn too? The map suggests the O-Bahn is part of Outer North East, so will continue with Torrens Transit. One of the joint venture partners for the north-south package that includes the trams is currently also the operator of Canberr...
by rubberman
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4527
Views: 781211

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Have recently returned from Europe, and have experienced Pragues excellent tram network. Some of the rolling stock is old, but obviously being replaced and all of it travels quickly and efficiently through narrow streets, wide boulevards, and as Rubbermans photo shows... through open grassed track....
by rubberman
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4527
Views: 781211

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I would then say again, that other cities in this situation put geotextile over the ballast, with only the rails visible, then put turf or some other covering over the geotextile, so that in a few months, the track between stops is almost invisible except for the rails. Far better than a concrete s...
by rubberman
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4527
Views: 781211

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Hi, The specific cost saving that could halve cost is the use of open ballast vs the concrete slab. As the Glenelg line shows, it is quite practical. Further, open ballast track can be topped with turf, or other covering appropriate for the area. Surely a consideration in the national capital? In t...
by rubberman
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4527
Views: 781211

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Note also that the first stage of light rail saw more than 2.2 million trips in the first 6 months. From what I can determine, that's about the same as the Glenelg tram does in a full year (not counting the free trips in the city)! Invest in good infrastructure and it does pay off. Yet people still...
by rubberman
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4527
Views: 781211

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

https://the-riotact.com/light-rail-stage-2a-to-be-wire-free-as-approvals-process-moves-to-next-phase/357853 Some interesting news about the next phase of light rail in Canberra, being wire-free. This means that new and existing light rail vehicles will need to be fitted with onboard energy storage ...