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by Spotto
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4164
Views: 623582

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

can we expect any new timeline or announcements? the PM was just on saying that infrastructure projects will be brought forward. bit of extra cash here and there it seems. https://www.insideconstruction.com.au/index.php/2019/11/19/sa-infrastructure-gets-415m-federal-funding-boost/ The article makes...
by Spotto
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4164
Views: 623582

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

For those wanting to know more about the Regency to Pym project their website is: https://r2palliance.com.au/ or If you just want to see the latest concept design October 2019 showing on-off ramps, proposed road closures and access arrangements. https://r2palliance.com.au/assets/volumes/general-dow...
by Spotto
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4178
Views: 603437

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Am on a single car train to Outer Harbour - I knew they were running these on the Grange line but it's a first for me on the OH line. More Lib cuts I guess... 🙁 How full was it, and how long until the next one?I 'd rather catch frequent trains than large trains if it's choice. Timetable hasn’t chan...
by Spotto
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection
Replies: 110
Views: 20507

[PRO] Re: Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection

Slight shame that the historic house in the path of Springbank Road will be bulldozed but it's sadly a necessary sacrifice for the least disruptive path. Also leaves Bedford Industries untouched which is a positive.
by Spotto
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 605
Views: 126559

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

Which other routes does GWR still control? I noticed that the level crossing on the Horrocks Highway just north of Roseworthy is now signed as "crossing not in use". I assume that means they are no longer required to make/keep it usable. If I am not mistaken, Genesee & Wyoming Australia (or whateve...
by Spotto
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 605
Views: 126559

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

The mine at Penrice (near Angaston) was owned by Penrice Soda Products. Its main customer was the Penrice Soda factory at Osborne, so ore was transported by train operated by GWR. Penrice Soda went bust, and sold the mine to its next largest customer, Adelaide Brighton Cement. Adelaide Brighton use...
by Spotto
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4178
Views: 603437

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I wonder if the plan is to run electric trains on the Adelaide/Salisbury section before wiring is complete through to Gawler? There should be enough 4000-class EMUs already available, given the surplus units obtained at the time of opening to Seaford. Doubtful. If the Seaford Line is an indication ...
by Spotto
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4178
Views: 603437

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

According to DPTI website The electrification of Gawler Line is due in late 2020, isn't that slow compared to when poles and wires went up on Seaford and Tonsley Lines. And then we aren't due to have the first electric set until mid 2021. Sounds like the current State Government is dragging it out ...
by Spotto
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4178
Views: 603437

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Labor will announce this weekend that they will take back any tram or train services that are outsourced by the Liberals if they are elected at the 2022 state election. I believe the option of taking back the bus contracts will be explored too. They say they will, but they had 16 uninterrupted year...
by Spotto
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 508
Views: 59739

[APP] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

Can the AO lovers and haters PLEASE stop bickering with each other. It got boring ages ago. This thread is meant to be about the hotel not whether we like the design of the oval canopy or if we should build another grandstand over the hill. Can we please stick to discussing the hotel?
by Spotto
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 624140

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Brucetiki wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:57 am
Looks like the tram is being lumped in with the 'North-South' bus contract.

https://indaily.com.au/news/business/20 ... -services/
Surely it would be a better fit in the East-West contract? Maybe because the tram actually runs west? :|
by Spotto
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4164
Views: 623582

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

anyone driven on the ayliffes rd overpass yet? Yes. You don’t see anything but blue skies and a tiny bit of tree tops so for a moment it feels like you aren’t in Bedford Park. It was a nice enough drive, SO GLAD I don’t have to wait for the traffic lights now. Although, still concerned about outbou...
by Spotto
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4164
Views: 623582

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

I understand the blandness of the screens Southern Expressway screens makes them easier to mass produce and presumably keeps them lighter. And for an older stretch like the Southern Expressway with reasonably plain bridge designs at arguably underwhelming road crossings it makes sense. But are the T...
by Spotto
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4164
Views: 623582

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Those brown poles at Port, Grange and Torrens Road intersections with the surface road...they're getting canopies put over them. I believe that's why the LMW has been closed during nights while they work on installing them. And the purpose of them is...? Pretty useless spot to have canopies :lol:
by Spotto
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4164
Views: 623582

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

The Ayliffes Road bridge is open to traffic today. Quite nice. The trench is now South Road traffic only, the surface road also has access to South Road just before the bridge.

Can also confirm the trench is signed “Southern Expressway” at Ayliffes Road.