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by fabricator
Fri May 17, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: National Broadband Network
Replies: 643
Views: 153900

Re: News & Discussion: National Broadband Network

http://www.afr.com/p/technology/nbn_co_refuses_to_consider_alternate_ouM1qMhHnsbjWoiE3iEaVO NBN Co’s refusal to consider and judge the Coalition’s alternative broadband plan is disappointing and could be a sign of its “lax attitude”, according to independent MP Rob Oakeshott. Darn he really doesn't...
by fabricator
Sat May 11, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] Goodwood Junction Rail Underpass | $110m
Replies: 236
Views: 95809

[COM] Re: U/C: Goodwood Junction Rail Underpass | $110m

Goodwood Station, has been taken apart a little (getting shortened? replaced? or just to improve construction vehicle access?) http://imageshack.us/a/img69/6385/20130428142329.jpg Was done earlier to place sections of the stormwater diversion tunnel into place. They would have done a much neater jo...
by fabricator
Sat May 11, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: National Broadband Network
Replies: 643
Views: 153900

Re: News & Discussion: National Broadband Network

Given the costing of both NBN plans, $37B for FTTH vs $31B for FTTN, choosing the less reliable option to save $6B over 20 years or so is just pathetic. And given FTTN relies on old copper cables that in some cases date from the 1950's, there is just no way it can be as reliable as brand new fibre c...
by fabricator
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: National Broadband Network
Replies: 643
Views: 153900

Re: News & Discussion: National Broadband Network

Copper maintenance has been an ongoing problem for Telstra since about 2005, I've heard of serious problems before that. See copper cables are joined in special joints, for thick trunk cables these are a complex inline splice, for everything else there are various custom enclosures. One bright spark...
by fabricator
Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 1923
Views: 364044

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport

Expect to see another round of timetable changes occuring later this month with Adelaide's 3 Bus Contractors. Details/timetables should be available in the next week! So the Light City Buses timetables will have row upon row of question marks ? :lol: 'cause if not I can't see any of their bus drive...
by fabricator
Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects
Replies: 688
Views: 228660

Re: News & Discussion: Transport Projects

One of the funny things I see often is people repetitively pressing the pedestrian call button while waiting to cross. Pressing the button once registers a call to the computer that someone is waiting to cross. Pressing it multiple times does nothing to speed up how quickly the lights change becaus...
by fabricator
Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 1923
Views: 364044

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/fire-damages-st-agnes-bus-depots-administration-building/story-e6frea83-1226545622751 FIRE has damaged an administration building at the St Agnes bus depot on North East Rd. The Metropolitan Fire Service was alerted to the blaze by an alarm just af...
by fabricator
Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 688
Views: 170241

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Rail Transport & Infrastruct

Looks like a compilation of Heardy_101's greatests rants.

Seriously you sent that huge list of historical facts mixed with the odd question that should probably be answered to the media and politicians ?

by fabricator
Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4773
Views: 918221

Re: Electrification and Resleepering of suburban rail networ

Looking at the latest NearMap, it seems like they are prepping the Tonsley Line for duplication. What do you guys think? That is my thought as well, the Noarlunga line didn't get its signalling/power cables dug up and relocated. I doubt they will be laying the second track too soon, but as a longer...
by fabricator
Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Aldinga Rail Extension | $800m
Replies: 93
Views: 51107

[PRO] #PRO: Aldinga Rail Extension | $800m

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/onkaparinga-council-says-train-stations-for-the-state-governments-proposed-rail-extension-to-aldinga-in-wrong-place/story-e6frea83-1226444557177 TWO train stations proposed for the $800 million rail extension to Aldinga are in the wrong place, Onka...
by fabricator
Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Regional Development
Topic: Mount Gambier | Developments & News
Replies: 126
Views: 54882

Re: 7st Apartment complex for Mt Gambier

Old hospital to be demolished The Border Watch 19 Jul, 2012 04:00 AM Council will seek to explore whether crushed limestone rubble from the $2.5m demolition works can be used to backfill the hill. Despite a report indicating council could reap $1m from nine potential housing allotments, elected mem...
by fabricator
Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Aldinga Rail Extension | $800m
Replies: 93
Views: 51107

[PRO] Re: Fast trains planned for Adelaide's south

I think if the announcement had been that funding was being provided for the planning stage of a future Seaford Aldinga extension, rather than the more sensational headline grabbing 260km/h trains rubbish, then it would have had more credibility, and not offended those whose projects had been canne...
by fabricator
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Regional Development
Topic: Port Augusta & Far North | Developments & News
Replies: 13
Views: 12573

Proposed Olympic Dam expansion brings housing challenges

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-18/roxby-population/4138814?section=sa While anti-nuclear activists protest against the planned expansion of the mine, residents in nearby Roxby Downs seem to have barely noticed their presence. Life goes on as usual in the quiet town which was purpose-built for t...
by fabricator
Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Rundle Mall Redevelopment | $30m
Replies: 1240
Views: 245576

[COM] Re: General Rundle Mall Development & Progress Thread

That's wierd, its like the mall used to be :2cents: minus the red bricks of course, and hopefully the annoying as c**p, useless in winter, annoying in spring, plane trees that clueless councils think are good. The stalls in the middle of the mall were a pain though, as far from being a small kiosk t...
by fabricator
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4773
Views: 918221

Re: Electrification and Resleepering of suburban rail networ

This is a complete joke, what we have is inadequate in coverage, frequency and travel time. We really should replace the Obahn with proper heavy rail, expand the network with new rail and tram corridors. For example, there is a 2nd rail corridor to Glenelg, which if converted to heavy rail/tramway ...