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by PD2/20
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 141
Views: 31671

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Surely the trains will run till midnight on the weekend? Lots of students coming back to their accommodation at the university plus shift workers at the hospital... Plus all the people who need to connect to a bus.... 2288 is 52 x 44, so is consistent with 44 extra services per week. That could be ...
by PD2/20
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 683
Views: 157335

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

Why not just go by rail to Darwin and ship it out from there? That way it's closer to the export markets. Build the Adelaide Hills rail bypass and ship everything in and out via Darwin. How does this relate to Mt Gambier and the South-East? Nearest rail is at Bordertown or Woseley. See the recent d...
by PD2/20
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4697
Views: 836318

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Eurostar wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:51 pm
So on lines like Gawler Central Railway Line so will we see semi express services during the day changed to all stops services , it'll get more validations on KDs trains and shorter train sets.
??? KDs? All electric trains are 3 car.
by PD2/20
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4697
Views: 836318

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The stations are bargain basement compared to Oaklands, and they continue to have at grade pedestrian crossings, nothing but the cheapest for anything that isn't about cars from the State Liberal Government as per usual Oaklands station was constructed in a cutting which required substantial excava...
by PD2/20
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4850
Views: 836379

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

Doesn't make much sense that they'd introduce another noise wall design; R2P is only 1km and connects the Superway with the T2T. Since the Superway doesn't have noise walls, using the T2T design helps keep an element of flow. I agree with differentiating the larger sections but not for a short conn...
by PD2/20
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4697
Views: 836318

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Looks like the "Noarlunga Freeway" would have followed Adams Road at Trott Park and Morphett Road at Seacombe and then followed the alignment in the image onto the Tonsley line. Also is there a reason why Morphett, Adams and Panalatinga Roads seem to follow the same alignment but don't join up? Man...
by PD2/20
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Hove Level Crossing Removal | $171m
Replies: 57
Views: 12899

[PRO] Re: Hove Level Crossing Removal | $171m

At Oaklands it was possible to excavate the new trench and construct the station and much of the new track by making use of the extensive car park to the south while allowing the rail service to continue operation on the old line. At Hove the rail corridor is bordered by either roadways or resident...
by PD2/20
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Hove Level Crossing Removal | $171m
Replies: 57
Views: 12899

[PRO] Re: Hove Level Crossing Removal | $171m

I've heard from a pretty good source that this will be built as a rail underpass similar to the Oaklands Crossing. This hasn't been locked in 100% but is almost certain. I'm hoping to see a near-identical design to Oaklands. It would tie them both in as Seaford Line stations and as part of the wide...
by PD2/20
Mon May 25, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m
Replies: 110
Views: 23789

[PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

Work has started. I guess its utilities relocations or some other preparatory works. I had a look in the vicinity today. An electrification mast footing has been cast right next to the boom gate on the south side of the crossing. In the triangle of land immediately to SE of the level crossing, ther...
by PD2/20
Fri May 22, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4697
Views: 836318

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Yes, but I think you're forgetting the cost of doing that, with only one line operating diesel train services, there will be an increase in the cost of upkeep for those locomotives. Unless these trains are used for a renewed Barossa service which would justify having the facilities to maintain such...
by PD2/20
Fri May 22, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4697
Views: 836318

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Flipping it around, taking plans like a CBD underground seriously would force things like the electrification of the network. Yes, but let's look at this realistically, we can't afford for both to happen concurrently, nor can we afford for one to happen immediately before the other. The price tag o...
by PD2/20
Wed May 20, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4697
Views: 836318

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Looking at the rolling stock in that example, would 20x Flexity 2 trams have the capacity of 12-15x Bombardier train sets to get a ship load of tourists in and out of Outer Harbor when a cruise arrives (I expect they will eventually restart operations)? Infrastructure needs to be built for the surg...
by PD2/20
Wed May 20, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4697
Views: 836318

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

That's what I'd expect, but I recall a post here saying that the bridge was too low for electrics to pass under. I did wonder about this claim about clearance under the Park Terrace overpass. The overpass dates from the 1990's quite a few years after the Emerson overpass, where the Seaford electrif...
by PD2/20
Wed May 20, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4697
Views: 836318

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Here comes my guestimate of the costs of heavy rail or light rail conversion of the Outer Harbor/Grange line. All costs are guestimates from other heavy/light rail projects. Heavy Rail $615 million, cost of electrification, based on Gawler costs $175 million, cost of 15 new electric Bombardier trai...
by PD2/20
Wed May 20, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4697
Views: 836318

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The experience of a loop in Melbourne has not been all good. Multiple lines converging on a single loop creates major scheduling problems in peak hour, as one train running late, and missing its "slot" has a knock on effect to the whole system. Melbourne is now avoiding this mistake with their new ...