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by 1NEEDS2POST
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 844
Views: 150614

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

You are entitled to your opinion Eurostar, but as you have read these or similar changes to Routes and services are going to happen! There are many routes that are just not viable, and we haven't had a major revamp for our Bus Networks in close to 30 years. These changes are necessary to put buses ...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 844
Views: 150614

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

It looks better than before, but there's no pattern to the numbers. If they're doing a re-numbering, why not give the routes a pattern? For example, east-west buses are even numbered, north-south are odd numbered. Port Adeliade-Largs-North Haven-Outer Harbour will also have an On-Demand Service. The...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 671
Views: 146761

[SWP] Re: Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)

Any chance parts could be reopened for coronavirus patients? Or are we past the point of now return for the site?
by 1NEEDS2POST
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 844
Views: 150614

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Very promising looking expansion. It's early stages yet and I don't see how the Go Zone expansion can occur when we hear of bus drivers getting laid off? I'd like to see the squiggly routes straightened out and better cross town connectivity. It's hard to move about the suburbs without travelling th...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [VIS] Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station
Replies: 140
Views: 32799

[VIS] Re: Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station

The other thing about a twice daily Overland is that the trains would be shorter and could fit in ARS without extending the platforms. Currently, interstate trains are too long to fit in ARS. There's also the question of how ticketing would work for the Overland at ARS. They'd need a separate entran...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [VIS] Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station
Replies: 140
Views: 32799

[VIS] Re: Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station

There was an opinion piece published by InDaily last week in which the writer outlined ways to save the service, the most interesting being replacing the rolling stock with Spanish tilting trains: https://indaily.com.au/opinion/2020/03/05/how-to-save-the-overland-for-the-long-term/ It's like the au...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [VIS] Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station
Replies: 140
Views: 32799

[VIS] Re: Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station

The train also has no USB ports, and minimal powerpoints at the end of each carriage by the doors (lucky I stocked up on powerbanks). The train is also painfully slow (especially the Ararat-North Shore leg), with an average speed of just 85km/h. Tuesday I had to take a couple of V/Line V'Locities, ...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 70
Views: 11583

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

That looks like a hefty bridge for a single track. From what I've read, it's not supposed to ever support a second track, but it looks like it can.
by 1NEEDS2POST
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 844
Views: 150614

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Also, while we're at it, may I put my hand up for modern fast loading 3 door buses. We had 3 door loading in the days of bus conductors, and European (outside the UK) practice is pretty much 100% low floor, 3 door loading for non-artics, and up to 5 doors for artics. These modern buses load and unl...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [CAN] Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line
Replies: 238
Views: 44508

[CAN] Re: Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line

Presumably the connection could be removed again if the project were to go ahead? I would have thought it would not have been politically safe to leave the museum cut off for X years whilst the project was reevaluated. Why does the connection need to be cut off? Why couldn't they have a set of poin...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [VIS] Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station
Replies: 140
Views: 32799

[VIS] Re: Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station

dbl96 wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:59 pm
Does anyone know what the reasons are for the speed restrictions in the Adelaide Yard? Trains always seem to go extremely slow until they exit the yard.
Is this a recent thing?
by 1NEEDS2POST
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4297
Views: 636414

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

It's about people thinking they're more entitled to a service because they travel further. What we need is a higher frequency service so people use it, express services will cause longer wait times, especially services that express a lot of stations. A minimum 15 minute service is needed during the...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [VIS] Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station
Replies: 140
Views: 32799

[VIS] Re: Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station

No, one that can be shared. But as said above, a City Loop could open up ARS to make it more feasible. Make ARS for feasible for what? If we build an underground CBD loop, ARS as it currently stands is all but redundant! The solution should NOT be a rail loop which will only get congested in under ...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Vision: CBD Underground Rail Loop
Replies: 53
Views: 17224

Re: Vision: CBD Underground Rail Loop

Now that the Seaford and Tonsley Lines are electrified the State Government should be selling the land above especially in areas such as Ascot Park, Oaklands, Hove (once grade separation is done), Noarlunga Centre, Seaford. A underground city rail loop with stations in the right places could help b...
by 1NEEDS2POST
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 70
Views: 11583

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Either way, I doubt the Seaford Line will have all trains run express from Woodlands Park. The inner portion still needs a decent frequency, so I imagine that, if both the Flinders and Seaford lines will run at a 30 minute frequency at night and on weekends, they will combine for a 15 minute freque...