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by TorrensSA
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 1031
Views: 209414

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

The proposed changes to the buses obviously reflect a desire by the state government to get "better value" from their bus contracts. Yes there are winners and losers.......the winners are people who leave near main transport corridors ie railways, tram lines, main roads. Their services have stayed ...
by TorrensSA
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 1031
Views: 209414

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

I hope the "G" buses stop at the new Flinders station. I had to walk from the 681 (this bus is being removed) bus stop 26B on University Drive to the main entrance, it was a 650m walk and 8 mins, the train station would be about 500m from the medical centre interchange, the govt seriously cant think...
by TorrensSA
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 1031
Views: 209414

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

It's bizarre, the 300 misses Henley now but they add more of a dog leg in West Beach. It's all just weird, half the night buses are gone. Lot's of routes gone, some routes that should be a Go Zone are only "connectors" - removing multiple routes and replacing them all with a "connector" is crap, a l...
by TorrensSA
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5050
Views: 957890

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

There's extra width available at the old brickworks, I think a tunnel portal there until James Congdon Drive. A cheaper section from James Congdon to Anzac Highway, to get back some of the tunnel costs. The tunnel would be 3km and the cheaper next section 1.5km. A lot of properties would need to go ...
by TorrensSA
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: [REJ] Glenburnie Tce and Gray St., Plympton
Replies: 3
Views: 2465

[REJ] Re: Glenburnie Tce and Gray St., Plympton

The block is probably too small, not sure what number it is but 1 Glenburnie Tce is an odd shape and 1000sqm and number 2 is a rectangle but only 680sqm The street is also narrow and lacks on street parking. It looks too bulky for the site.
by TorrensSA
Wed May 27, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4780
Views: 921095

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Would be pretty easy to turn Grenfell Street into a nice tree lined bus street, you would need to allow cars to travel east though for the Rundle Place carpark. You could remove the parking / bus stop lane from each side, which would make the footpath 3m wider and plant some trees and than there's o...
by TorrensSA
Tue May 26, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4780
Views: 921095

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The blue line would work well with a city tram loop. Adelaide's CBD (postcode 5000) is huge compare it to Melbourne. Melbourne is about 1.8 x 0.9km (plus the triangle bit at the top) Adelaide is 1.6km from North to South Terrace and South Terrace is 2.6km long. Adelaide is 1.6 x 2.6km, we need a tra...
by TorrensSA
Tue May 26, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4780
Views: 921095

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

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The three station option in blue and four station in purple, stations in black.
by TorrensSA
Mon May 25, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4780
Views: 921095

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The underground line (and above ground section) is actually a loop, Adelaide Showground to Adelaide Showground via the underground stations and Mile End. But the underground city line, will be mainly used to connect the Seaford and Gawler lines, it can be used to loop Gawler to Gawler and Seaford to...
by TorrensSA
Mon May 25, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4780
Views: 921095

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The Bank Street Station would be accessed by Bank Street and ARS. You would need to make a hard left to make the underground line line up under the current ARS, having it diagonally under Bank Street with an entrance near Hindley Street and one that connects with the platforms at ARS. People would k...
by TorrensSA
Mon May 25, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4780
Views: 921095

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

What I've heard is three underground city stations, one under North Tce (under the current station - Bank Street most likely) East End around Hindmarsh Square and one under Victoria Square. It's a 1km walk from Bank Street to Hindmarsh Square. A fourth station at Hutt Street would be nice. With thre...
by TorrensSA
Wed May 20, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4780
Views: 921095

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

$175M is buying 15 x 3 carriage trains - seating capacity of 240 each and $120M buys you 20 x trams at a seating capacity of 64 each. You want to run an Outer Harbor tram line and add spurs to West Lakes and Semaphore and only buy 20 trams. Grange and Outer Harbor run a combined 8 trains an hour in ...
by TorrensSA
Tue May 19, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4780
Views: 921095

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

How can a tram with a capacity of 150 people do the job of a train that has the capacity of 500 people? (1000+ if you use 6 car trains, crush load is 1500 per 6 carriage Comeng train in Melbourne). The Seaford line has 9 trains an hour in peak direction, so a capacity of 4500 people, thats 30 trams ...
by TorrensSA
Mon May 18, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4780
Views: 921095

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Whats the point of getting rid of stations anyway? The train is there to service the community, why does someone in a low density outer suburb deserve a train station but someone in a medium density middle suburb doesn't. Yes some stations can be amalgamated. We should be building higher density hou...