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Ground level stations have better passive surveillance, which deters crime.
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Just went past (5am) and there’s still plenty of activity. No letting up even with the deadline extension.
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Latest update, including some photos: https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/__data/asset ... OV2017.pdf
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The parklands trench looks deep enough to cover up - Some steel beams, concrete pour and a 30cm layer of soil and grass could be done without too much cost surely?
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[Shuz] wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:26 am
The parklands trench looks deep enough to cover up - Some steel beams, concrete pour and a 30cm layer of soil and grass could be done without too much cost surely?
I thin this is exactly what they were trying to avoid. Covering it up would mean it is classified as a tunnel which comes with a whole new raft of design requirements (which the trench does not meet) - escape stairs, ventilation etc which equals large increase in construction costs.

Interestingly, the couple of meters' worth of opening between the two carriageways of Park Terrace is to break up the continuous length of covered trench to avoid the tunnel classification.
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Llessur2002 wrote:
[Shuz] wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:26 am
The parklands trench looks deep enough to cover up - Some steel beams, concrete pour and a 30cm layer of soil and grass could be done without too much cost surely?
I thin this is exactly what they were trying to avoid. Covering it up would mean it is classified as a tunnel which comes with a whole new raft of design requirements (which the trench does not meet) - escape stairs, ventilation etc which equals large increase in construction costs. I can't see this happening.

Interestingly, the couple of meters' worth of opening between the two carriageways of Park Terrace is to break up the continuous length of covered trench to avoid the tunnel classification.
How difficult would it be to retrofit these items when the service is made electric and is therefore more suitable for a tunnel?
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Bowden Station from today:
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Throw screens have also been installed on the southern end.
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Nearmap update, 21 November.

Area around Bowden Station:

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Tunnel under Gawler and freight/interstate lines:

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Looking south (angled shot), Park Terrace bridge:

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Mind the reflection.

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From today. Video to come a bit later.

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The pedestrian crossing has been reinstated

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This is the footpath on the Port Road side, running parallel to the rail line.

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Looking north-west, you can see the original Bowden Station platform and the trench towards East Street

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Looking towards the city, you can see the footbridge over the new station.

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Park Terrace
Here is Bowden Station, it's progressing well. The brick render is there, the ramps are taking shape and the stairs are in place.

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The tracks are still on Park Terrace

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Some interesting fencing has also gone up next to the Park Terrace bridge

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You can see some of the equipment from Port Road as well

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Did you get any shots of Mt. Bowden?
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Nathan wrote:
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Did you get any shots of Mt. Bowden?
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Did you get any shots of Mt. Bowden?
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I'm assuming Mount Bowden means the overpass of the road over the Gawler train line....

10m "hill". :hilarious:
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I thought it was those huge piles of dirt.

Anyway thanks for the great update.
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