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by PD2/20
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4345
Views: 648928

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

ChillyPhilly wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:16 pm
Viterra and GWA should never have been allowed to discontinue rail freight.
... and how do you compel them to continue?
by PD2/20
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 54
Views: 7276

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

So commuters coming from elsewhere by train would need to get off at Tonsley and then catch the light rail (and vice versa from the Uni)? How is that ideal? I know the train doesn’t go to Flinders Uni etc but I expect the current bus shuttle that does Flinders Uni, FMC, Sturt (and ideally a bus int...
by PD2/20
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 54
Views: 7276

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

From AdelaideNow ... https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/crucial-crossing-of-south-road-completed-to-allow-for-rail-link-to-flinders-university-and-hospital/news-story/2dd31b89f37ef90c0e2fb194dde2576a Crucial crossing of South Road completed to allow for rail link to Flinders Univer...
by PD2/20
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 54
Views: 7276

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Honestly, it's a joke that they spend all this money on a railway and only run it at 20 minute intervals at best. When the wait time is included, nearby bus routes will still be faster. The reason for that is due to the road/rail crossing. If the trains were more frequent than the roads would be bl...
by PD2/20
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4345
Views: 648928

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

I thought that cemetery is historical? Pretty sure all cemetaries would be historical. I think each plot is bought for a pre determined number of years (20/50/100) Once this period has elapsed if nobody decides to 'renew' for lack of a better word, the plot can be excavated and reused. Perhaps it i...
by PD2/20
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4426
Views: 638089

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

ralmin wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:47 am
Is is true that any station at which the tram-train needed to stop would have needed to be modified to have a platform at a lower height to suit boarding the tram-train?
Generally yes.
by PD2/20
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4426
Views: 638089

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I would suggest two factors in the abandonment. One of the drivers for the tram/train was to service Football Park at West Lakes. This was removed by the Adelaide Oval redevelopment initiated in 2010. The second factor was the need for gauge conversion. As this would have involved the entire AdMet ...
by PD2/20
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4426
Views: 638089

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Without dredging up an old circular argument, does anyone here know the actual reason the original coast to coast concept including dual voltage tram/train element on the OH line was canned? I thought I read it got canned because the technology for dual voltage trams was not feasible, and it became...
by PD2/20
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4345
Views: 648928

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Just hearing that another wall has broken on the Darlington Road works this afternoon. Having been through the trench since then, there doesn't seem to be any obvious signs of a recent collapse. However there is extensive remedial work going on between Flinders Dr and Sturt Rd on the eastern wall w...
by PD2/20
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4345
Views: 648928

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

And it’s still not open.... 5am Saturday morning... 🤦‍♂️ The DPTI flyer https://dpti.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/571731/Darlington_Traffic_Switch_July_2019_PDF.pdf has the heading " Major traffic switch 20–22 July " and contains the statement The Darlington Upgrade Project is being constr...
by PD2/20
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4345
Views: 648928

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Patrick_27 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:17 pm
PD2/20 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:52 am
muzzamo wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:34 am
...
What is the source? Is this a DPTI press release or is it a news story?
What is it with you and sources?
When a quote appears in a post, is it not a reasonable question to ask where it comes from? Most posters do give a link or other indication of where quotes come from.
by PD2/20
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line
Replies: 222
Views: 39294

[PRO] Re: Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line

The National Railway Museum, which ripped out tracks in anticipation of a new rail spur in to the heart of Port Adelaide, will still receive $60,000 in compensation from the State Government despite its decision to shelve the project. Museum chairman David Burnett and executive officer Bob Sampson ...
by PD2/20
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4345
Views: 648928

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

A 220m section of shoddy concrete between two pieces that dramatically dropped off the South Rd Darlington Upgrade will be totally replaced, possibly as soon as today. The State Government has confirmed that works will start this week, weather permitting, to take down the existing shotcrete between...
by PD2/20
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1859
Views: 288573

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

Just saying, but the London Underground remains government-owned and run. I just can't see this latest Marshall and Knoll initiative working in the long run. I don't think it will work either, we are to small. What will be interesting is if the new operations can bring some of the user experiences ...
by PD2/20
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4426
Views: 638089

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Interesting that LeFevre Peninsula and light rail and merit all appear in the same sentence. Is there a glimmer of hope there? Not with a Liberal Government. Sorry. I guess that massive 6kms of tram over 16 years gives you hope with the other mob.[emoji1787] Full credit to Labor, they knew how to k...