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by bits
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Should the O-Bahn be converted to light rail?
Replies: 16
Views: 597

Re: Should the O-Bahn be converted to light rail?

Klemzig, Paradise and Tea Tree Plaza become more like (low floor) railway platforms, long and spacious. I would keep the arrivals platform separate from the main track so that express trams may pass if necessary. Obviously the buses need to be spread out a little in the interchange area to disperse...
by bits
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Should the O-Bahn be converted to light rail?
Replies: 16
Views: 597

Re: Should the O-Bahn be converted to light rail?

Yes it does at the moment........because the Adelaide heavy rail network has such low frequencies.......what if A-400'S ran every 5 minutes instead of every 15 minutes....thats 6480 people per hour Obahn is said to have capacity of 18,000 an hour. With your rail approach what kind of massive interc...
by bits
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Should the O-Bahn be converted to light rail?
Replies: 16
Views: 597

Re: Should the O-Bahn be converted to light rail?

What makes the O-bahn so great is because it moves more people per hour than equivalent light rail or heavy rail and it's fast (Modbury to Hackney in 15 minutes). If I remember correctly the obahn has more users than all of Adelaide's rail combined. It is the public transport success story, yet peo...
by bits
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Should the O-Bahn be converted to light rail?
Replies: 16
Views: 597

Re: Should the O-Bahn be converted to light rail?

PeFe wrote:And how many diesel spewing buses is that going into Grenfell/Currie Streets over one hour?.....
20?..30?
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by bits
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Should the O-Bahn be converted to light rail?
Replies: 16
Views: 597

Re: Should the O-Bahn be converted to light rail?

Frequency.....every 8 minutes during business hours (including Saturday) and every 15 minutes the rest of the time. 8 minutes! Yikes that would be an absurd reduction in service. Try every 2 minutes in peak and maybe 8 minutes off peak. Below is sample of some of the services that will run the obah...
by bits
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4762
Views: 796718

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

Why 2 years. The project timeline says it will open in 12 months.
by bits
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 633
Views: 93343

[U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

EBG wrote:Best to see it now before the copper surface fades to a dull dark brown like the south side entrance to the oval/
Visitors will be able to go annually to take pictures and compare who ages better between the building and themselves.
by bits
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 776
Views: 158574

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

I would not at all be ok with going from having electricity 24/7, 365 days a year, to basically having a 1984 style Command Economy where I am told when I am allowed to turn on my Air Conditioner or take a shower. If this is the plan you renewables advocates have for the future, then I must say tha...
by bits
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 776
Views: 158574

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

We can't be designing a power grid by telling people when and how they can heat their hot water,- large scale industry certainly will not operate like that, they will just offshore where China and India are building coal fired power stations like there is no tomorrow. That is exactly how it has bee...
by bits
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 776
Views: 158574

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Add temporary load to the network if we are approaching over 100% supply of demand.
If a lack of load is a problem that seems very easy to design a fix for.
But there is obviously even better and cheaper ways than that.
by bits
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4762
Views: 796718

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

The cost in tunnels is not only in construction but also in ongoing maintenance. It is the lighting, communication systems including repeaters, sprinkler systems, fans and sensors. And the ongoing costs to test the structures integrity and repair it. The Hysen tunnels are costing an extra $15million...
by bits
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4762
Views: 796718

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

Been many years since I used Majors road, has traffic increased enough on this spot to even warrant an entry/exit for this road? Surely the existing South Road or Lonsdale are adequate to acces Majors? There is little traffic on the road with nearly nothing built on it. Only the suburbs of Hallett ...
by bits
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands
Replies: 624
Views: 151882

Re: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands


Nort wrote: Are you referring to Waterworld, the outdoor facility not usable year round?
Yes.
Surely a roof, gym and spa is not worth $50 million.
Also why must it be year round and with a roof.
Where is the options of roof less?
by bits
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4762
Views: 796718

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


claybro wrote: And what of the cemetery?
The cemetery stays exactly where it is. Accessible from a dead end Adam Street.
by bits
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4762
Views: 796718

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


SBD wrote: If the N-S Motorway consumes all six lanes over the bridge, then a new bridge would be required somewhere else for local traffic
There is nothing local to access between T2T and Brickworks, so why do you need a local road?