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by Spotto
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line
Replies: 231
Views: 40322

[PRO] Re: Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line

Just thought i'd reactivate this thread: 1. To illustrate the folly of our state govt 2. To clarify if this is cancelled once and for all, or I am sure I read somewhere that the Libs Govt was conducting a further study on the viability? I’d say since the tracks and Jacketts platform have been compl...
by Spotto
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4292
Views: 626084

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

A few other stations probably need a set up like Salisbury. Mawson Lakes, Elizabeth and the Showgrounds are three where this could be handy. I get why you would do this for the stations on the Gawler Line, but how would it be an advantage at the Showground station? There's no bus interchange there....
by Spotto
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4292
Views: 626084

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Saw some poor woman waiting on the outbound platform at Salisbury just now. Luckily we eventually convinced her that it doesn’t get used outside of peak times and to come over to Platform 2. Which begs the question, why is Salisbury the only oddity on the whole network? None of the other interchang...
by Spotto
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4292
Views: 626084

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Saw some poor woman waiting on the outbound platform at Salisbury just now. Luckily we eventually convinced her that it doesn’t get used outside of peak times and to come over to Platform 2. Which begs the question, why is Salisbury the only oddity on the whole network? None of the other interchange...
by Spotto
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] Former LeCornu Redevelopment | Mixed Use
Replies: 1066
Views: 226106

[APP] Re: Former LeCornu Redevelopment | Mixed Use

This'll probably never happen because the land would be so valuable, but why not keep it as community space? It's quite nice going through North Adelaide to reach a break in the shopfronts that's just a nice open park area. The North Adelaide nimbys would probably say no to this, but could it become...
by Spotto
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4292
Views: 626084

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The buckets are out in force on Platform 6 this morning. ARS is overdue for a full revamp (should’ve been done in 2013 when the whole station was closed for electrification).
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(Posted from mobile sorry for rotation)
by Spotto
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4410
Views: 659023

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Not sure where else to put it but the new servo that’s being built opposite Castle Plaza, well the plastic wrap on the exterior panels has now been removed; the station shelter is blue and the shop is red. Since no other station looks like this, could this be the first new Ampol servo? For those th...
by Spotto
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4410
Views: 659023

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Not sure where else to put it but the new servo that’s being built opposite Castle Plaza, well the plastic wrap on the exterior panels has now been removed; the station shelter is blue and the shop is red. Since no other station looks like this, could this be the first new Ampol servo? For those tha...
by Spotto
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Brighton Road Grade Separation
Replies: 31
Views: 4931

[PRO] Re: Brighton Road Grade Separation

Preliminary works for this are well underway. Service locating, potholing and surveying have been underway for the past week or so. The scope seems to extend from Warradale station to Jetty Rd Brighton (and potentially further south) What's the likelihood of Jetty Rd being included in the grade sep...
by Spotto
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 664
Views: 141390

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

As someone who has recently started working at the Museum and has been able to get a better insight into this whole process (which Marshall is right, it's incredibly complex) and how things operate. I feel this gallery needs to be a part of a broader package that will see $100m allocated to both th...
by Spotto
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4410
Views: 659023

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

The wall collapse during construction near Darlington would give rise to concerns about stability of tunnels, but might be just as bad in other ways for stability of towers carrying an elevated road. The difference that they would need to advertise to people is that the Darlington walls were slante...
by Spotto
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4410
Views: 659023

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Phase 3: Regency to Pym - 2019-22 (projected) Torrens to Anzac - nothing Anzac to Darlington - nothing What do you think is a realistic completion date on the remaining part of the North to South Expressway if you had to guess it? My rough prediction based on current progress... perhaps 2035? :p We...
by Spotto
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4410
Views: 659023

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

So the traffic build up and delay at the end of the expressway outside Tonsley is bloody horrible in the morning... Which is why the central section, or at least part of it, should’ve been long under construction to progressively complete the corridor with overlapping projects. Waterloo Corner thro...
by Spotto
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4467
Views: 646185

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

An extension to Hindmarsh Stadium via Milner St could set the groundwork for future extensions down Grange Road. Grange Rd is a corridor with a lot of potential. It is a busy, commercial, inner city corridor that cuts right through the middle of an area of the western suburbs with no existing rail ...
by Spotto
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 763
Views: 140366

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Priority should definitely be retiring the last few buses that aren’t wheelchair accessible. But even for fully-abled people those stairs at the front doors are extremely narrow and the manually-operated rear doors are getting harder to open. And they’re so slow up hills.