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by rubberman
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1521
Views: 287702

Re: News & Discussion: O-Bahn

Join up all the basements of buildings along Rundle Mall, and run an O-bahn tunnel with electric buses (to avoid diesel fumes) through them. The shops and arcades already provide natural bridges over the tracks. I don't think that's how tunnelling works. It is actually if you use the "cut and cover...
by rubberman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4527
Views: 796152

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Some of the light poles along North Terrace will be replaced over the coming few weeks. Are there any that are still crooked film the original extension works? A 2-year old project and the street lights are already crooked? What happened?? They were crooked from day 1. There were a few posts on thi...
by rubberman
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 1056
Views: 220882

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Why can't the buses use the tram track to overtake? It's just another lane. Trams stop in the tram lane, which prevents buses from overtaking. A potential solution might be to have an overtaking lane for trams and buses, but move the tram stop to a side lane too. Trams would get out of the overtaki...
by rubberman
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 1056
Views: 220882

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Maybe in the longer term a bus-only tunnel underneath Currie and Greenfell streets would work. I think there is a similar concept in Seattle. Here it could link up with the Obahn tunnel that emerges near East Terrace, and carry people across the CBD with stops near Rundle Street, KWS for tram conne...
by rubberman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 1056
Views: 220882

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

It need have no more impact to Gawler Place than to any of the other cross streets (Pultney, Frome etc), but it's worth noting Gawler Place is already a cul de sac -- it (rightly) stops dead at the mall. Also, I doubt there's need to worry about trams. If there's ever a tram from Henley, it would m...
by rubberman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 1056
Views: 220882

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

It need have no more impact to Gawler Place than to any of the other cross streets (Pultney, Frome etc), but it's worth noting Gawler Place is already a cul de sac -- it (rightly) stops dead at the mall. Also, I doubt there's need to worry about trams. If there's ever a tram from Henley, it would m...
by rubberman
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 1056
Views: 220882

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

ginzahikari wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:25 pm
I know this sounds far-fetched, but surely they need to leave space for trams to go through under the Adelink tram project.
Buses and trams could use the same lane. There's no reason for separate tram and bus lanes.
by rubberman
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 688
Views: 176466

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

For Kimberley-Clark to get the full benefit, the line needs to be reinstated from their factory all the way through to avoid double handling. For the SA government, it has the problem that this proposal might increase economic activity for export from the Limestone Coast region, but if it does, it'...
by rubberman
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4527
Views: 796152

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

It's quite stupid that they have a separate validator that doesn't work for normal Metrocards... Yes, but it's a lot cheaper. Most people use metro cards. So, this is just for a small mumber of people, maybe. The present trial only has to use a variation of the card reader used in every shop round ...
by rubberman
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 1923
Views: 376127

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

Or spend far less for necessary education - e.g. addressing the lack of light rail knowledge in SA. Yes. However, for education to happen, you need to have someone with appropriate knowledge doing the educating. With something like light rail vehicle selection, who do we have? Sure, Yarra trams has...
by rubberman
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4970
Views: 968257

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Converting the Outer Harbor line won't happen after the Torrens Junction project. Why not? The junction was designed to cater for both scenarios. If it does get converted, then the line will join the road at War Memorial Dr and connect to King William Rd in front of Adelaide Oval. Light rail in tun...
by rubberman
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4970
Views: 968257

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

ChillyPhilly wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:37 am
Converting the Outer Harbor line won't happen after the Torrens Junction project.
Why not? If anything, it makes conversion easier. Previously the light rail would have had to cross the Gawler and standard gauge track...tricky. Now it doesn't.

Really, that is a plus for light rail conversion.
by rubberman
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4970
Views: 968257

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Here's something of interest. A group of German and Austrian rail operators have put out tenders for combined tram/trains. Such vehicles might suit Adelaide. Especially in light of the current discussions on conversion of the Outer Harbor and Belair lines and tunnelling. https://www.railjournal.com/...
by rubberman
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4970
Views: 968257

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The thing about light rail conversion is that it would mean the underground section uses smaller tunnels. Making it cheaper = more chance of it getting done. Modern trams like Citadis can be fitted with ground level power supply (essentially a third rail between the tracks.) This further reduces th...
by rubberman
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4970
Views: 968257

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

According to this, track laying is starting towards the FMC.

https://twitter.com/NicolleFlint/status ... 21153?s=09