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by Aidan
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: SA Economy
Replies: 475
Views: 101398

Re: SA Economy

Aidan, a place as well located and resourced as Adelaide won't die if it doesn't go Big, assuming good management. The go big or die message being peddled is a scam designed to benefit those in power. You misunderstand me. I'm not saying Adelaide itself is at risk of dying. But there are a lot of b...
by Aidan
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4281
Views: 624091

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The Gawler line is 42km long and the Seaford line is 36km, I don't see why people are calling for a third track on the Gawler line and not the Seaford line. Both don't need a third line, what they need is regular services and an underground city tunnel linking the two up. The Gawler line also has n...
by Aidan
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: SA Economy
Replies: 475
Views: 101398

Re: SA Economy

Do you really want your schools, shops, hospitals, favourite weekend spots flooded with people? Yes, it's much better than having them close down because if lack of demand. Like being stuck in traffic forever or not getting a seat on the train? No, but the best solution to that is more trains.,And ...
by Aidan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4281
Views: 624091

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Isn’t the Seaford line an all-stops 15 min frequency service during the weekday inter peak period? Not quite. The section between Woodlands Park and Adelaide has half the Seaford trains running express and the other half stopping. So Northbound trains arrive in Adelaide at irregular intervals, and ...
by Aidan
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4453
Views: 643645

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

SBD,
I admit I haven't actually measured it, but University Drive certainly looks steeper than the tram overpass, and the steep section is longer.
by Aidan
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4453
Views: 643645

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

If Sealink did get to run the trams they could run the 248 as a feeder between Marion Centre and Plympton Tram Stop. Kilometres saved by not running 248s between Plympton Tram Stop and City could be used elsewhere to run short running of the 100 between Plympton and Arndale or between Plympton and ...
by Aidan
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4453
Views: 643645

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Considering most people don't actually have to go to the city but suburb to suburb I think it'll be wise to look at suburban tram lines. For example: 1) Gawler to Gawler Central Line via 19th Street, Adelaide Road, Murray Street. *Possible extension to Willaston pub. What would trams do on that rou...
by Aidan
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [VIS] Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station
Replies: 121
Views: 28625

[VIS] Re: Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station

Thought: maybe we should stop thinking about ARS as a destination for interstate rail, and instead shift our thoughts to a new station elsewhere in the CBD, such as beneath the Central Market? I don't think the huge expense of an underground station for interstate trains can be justified... until w...
by Aidan
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 629
Views: 135295

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

EBG, since when have the diesel hauled carriages been limited to 100km/h? They used to do 120.

In Melbourne a few weeks ago I found hotels there charge double on Saturday night. Could The Overland be scheduled for Saturday night running to take advantage of that?.
by Aidan
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Brighton Road Grade Separation
Replies: 31
Views: 4849

[PRO] Re: Brighton Road Grade Separation

Any solution that doesn't keep the trains running should be disqualified immediately! If you look at the topography, you'll see the crossing's higher than the road on both sides; it's clearly most suited to road under rail. It would have been easier to do it before they built that childcare centre, ...
by Aidan
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Harris Scarfe has gone broke
Replies: 12
Views: 1760

Re: Harris Scarfe has gone broke

ghs, there was such a thing as online shopping in 2001. Nowhere near as big as it was now, of course, but Amazon and ebay both existed (and both had competitors) and the mail order companies all had an online presence by then. ______________________________________________________________ The Scoote...
by Aidan
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4281
Views: 624091

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Bit of a tangent, but does anyone know the chances of rail heading north east in either the medium term or long term future? I’m guessing the o-Bahn corridor would make the job somewhat easier, and from what I understand the obhan is approaching the end of its estimated useful life. The service is ...
by Aidan
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 660
Views: 198230

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

As far as I've seen and experienced, entering and exiting the carpark has never been so easy. I think condensing the amount of road traffic in Gawler place has done wonders for this carpark because they don't have to compete with people whizzing in to drop someone off, taxis etc. It's now primarily...
by Aidan
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: [COM] Bunnings (ex-Masters) Adelaide Airport
Replies: 139
Views: 57332

[COM] Re: Masters Adelaide Airport

Adelaide Tools' shops are relatively small, and unlike those six Mitre 10 stores, they're all within a 5 minute drive of Bunnings. It doesn't make sense for Bunnings to acquire them unless reducing competition is their objective. Therefore I expect the ACCC to block it.
by Aidan
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Petrol Station Owners
Replies: 58
Views: 3533

Re: Petrol Station Owners

This site would be great for an OTR. Which site? Do you mean this website? Or was there a map that somehow disappeared? If so, where? I even tried searching your name on Google Maps - plenty of Yellow Brick Road shops, and inexplicably a reserve in Marino, but no Yellow Road anywhere. Even Lemon Ro...