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by rubberman
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4968
Views: 967591

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

It seems to me that the extension to Concordia is rather winding. That means slow. In fact, the whole problem is how slow heavy rail is in Adelaide. People simply will not use slow public transport unless there's no alternative, or they are railfans. The causes of the slowness are well known, with t...
by rubberman
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4968
Views: 967591

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Just a question. Has the possibility of a service as far as Two Wells or Virginia ever been contemplated? With electrification to Gawler complete by the end of this year, maybe, there ought to be the ability to have a very fast service from those stations to the CBD if it just did Two Wells, Virgin...
by rubberman
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4968
Views: 967591

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Just a question. Has the possibility of a service as far as Two Wells or Virginia ever been contemplated? With electrification to Gawler complete by the end of this year, maybe, there ought to be the ability to have a very fast service from those stations to the CBD if it just did Two Wells, Virgini...
by rubberman
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 1056
Views: 220784

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Sorry for the bad picture, but here's a picture of one of the new bus stops - In real life it looks bulkier than the bus stops equipped with real time information, and it's a shame that they did not include any real time info displays with this I'm a little curious. If you have the apps mentioned o...
by rubberman
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 1056
Views: 220784

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Sorry for the bad picture, but here's a picture of one of the new bus stops - In real life it looks bulkier than the bus stops equipped with real time information, and it's a shame that they did not include any real time info displays with this I'm a little curious. If you have the apps mentioned o...
by rubberman
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4968
Views: 967591

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Here's just one example of why privatisation is a shocker. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_North_Eastern_Railway If it can't work in the UK, it won't work here. I don't think a London-northern England-Scotland regional passenger service is a good comparison to the Adelaide Metro train network....
by rubberman
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4968
Views: 967591

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

This will end when Labor buys back the contract. Doing this in the midst of a still-raging global pandemic is madness. Labor will buy back the contract? Cool, so we will be in debt by another 2 billion or so...? Cant wait. If someone makes a stuffup, then the cost of fixing that stuffup is on the p...
by rubberman
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4968
Views: 967591

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Name a single public transport project that got delivered in the 1970s anywhere in the world. I can think of a few: San Francisco opened the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in 1972 Munich, for the Olympics they delivered a big suburban rail renewal and expansion by 1972. London Underground extended t...
by rubberman
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1325
Views: 257381

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

The current O-Bahn is over 30 years old and the ride quality shows it; as a result speed has been reduced from 100km/h to 80km/h. Buses also need to be specially modified with guide wheels to run on the tracks and the width of modern buses has been an issue in the past with tyre walls scraping on t...
by rubberman
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1325
Views: 257381

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

Put in bus lanes then. Since the freeway is grade separated, we may as well make it an O-Bahn track. This idea has been discussed before: https://www.sensational-adelaide.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=6340 It's actually a really good idea. According to one source (which I can't verify, but sounds ...
by rubberman
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1521
Views: 287568

Re: News & Discussion: O-Bahn

Trolley buses are used in so many locations in the world it is impossible to believe we could not build them here. The tech is old, cheap and reliable. Yes, but not many places are building more trolleybus routes. Meanwhile, lots of places are buying battery electric buses. For example, Wellington ...
by rubberman
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1521
Views: 287568

Re: News & Discussion: O-Bahn

Here is an idea: ground level power supply https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground-level_power_supply like the new trams in Sydney. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7b/George_Street_near_the_Dymocks_building_December_2017.jpg Trams use the rails as one part of the electrical circuit, w...
by rubberman
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1521
Views: 287568

Re: News & Discussion: O-Bahn

The O Bahn buses spend a lot of their time on normal roads. Why would travelling on "normal roads" prevent them either using wires..as is the case in many cities worldwide-or as stated above using emerging tech eg hydrogen, or even as is used in some scandanavian countries...at stop charging, if wi...
by rubberman
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1521
Views: 287568

Re: News & Discussion: O-Bahn

The O-Bahn tunnel was quite cheap at $160 million. The thing is, there are no bus stops inside the tunnel. When you put bus stops in a tunnel, the cost shoots up because the tunnel will be wider where the stops are, plus you need ramps for the pedestrians. It's looking at the problem the wrong way....