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by Westside
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4712
Views: 875092

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Light rail in tunnels won't ever and should never happen. Absolute rubbish.....plenty of cities around the world want to get their trams/light rail vehicles off the surface of crowded city streets to speed up the service. Here's a Wikipedia article to explain it in simple terms. https://en.wikipedi...
by Westside
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4712
Views: 875092

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Converting the Outer Harbor line won't happen after the Torrens Junction project. Why not? The junction was designed to cater for both scenarios. If it does get converted, then the line will join the road at War Memorial Dr and connect to King William Rd in front of Adelaide Oval. Light rail in tun...
by Westside
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4895
Views: 900140

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

rev wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:40 am
You can't just expect them to commit to do a tunnel, tunnels, surface motorway, elevated motorway, trench, combination of all of that or whatever, without doing the proper preliminary work.
Why not? That's how the Eastern states get things done! Announce now. Work out the details later. :lol:
by Westside
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 161
Views: 67250

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Back then, Noarlunga was a station on the WIllunga Railway which used a different route than now past Hallett Cove. South Road looked a lot different to what we now want to see upgraded. Kinda, but not quite. The Noarlunga station on the old Willunga line was nowhere near the current Noarlunga Stat...
by Westside
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 1025
Views: 198354

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

The ON-DEMAND bus service is from Outer Harbor to Largs Bay only. I am at Glanville it is a bit hard to push a wheelchair up the ramp at the Port Adelaide train station or push over one of the bridges and it cost a bit when you need to go to the Port 3 or 4 times a week. The new bus network still h...
by Westside
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 1025
Views: 198354

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

I also suggested a major change to the cross town 300/301 route. I proposed that the route stay the same from Marion all the way round back to the western suburbs but that it ends at Adelaide Airport. Shorter, easier to keep to timetable and "destinations" at either end.....not just a cross suburba...
by Westside
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Bus contract overhauls - Our suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 3550

Re: Bus contract overhauls - Our suggestions

I'm not a huge fan of the massive suburban loop. I think you can combine and split with some of the other cross-suburban routes to provide much greater utility. I propose adjusting the 300/301, 312, 313 and 321 into three connector routes. This provides greater options for West Beach residents, brin...
by Westside
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m
Replies: 110
Views: 25973

[PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

" " Have you been to Europe, Asia or most other places in the world? Cars, bikes, pedestrians and all other manner of vehicles all get along just fine. The problem in Australia absolutely is about behaviour. Yes, we could spend billions of dollars upgrading every main rd in Adelaide to separate tru...
by Westside
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m
Replies: 110
Views: 25973

[PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

Go for a drive down there and make a post suggesting where you think a bike lane would fit after Chief Street on that side of the road. The project isnt about widening Torrens road and adding a dedicated bike lane, so why would it be done..even if there was room without having to widen the entire r...
by Westside
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 1025
Views: 198354

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Meanwhile, in Canberra, they're increasing services: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-16/more-bus-services-each-weekday-in-canberra-in-network-overhaul/12357928 Exactly. And how can Canberra justify these services? They recently went through an overhaul of their own network. When the tram came o...
by Westside
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 161
Views: 67250

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

SRW wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:06 am
DPTI's uploaded a girder install vid:
And what about the bus interchange!? So it can take dozens of limited stop buses off Goodwood and South Rds!
by Westside
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Bus contract overhauls - Our suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 3550

Bus contract overhauls - Our suggestions

Given the drastic changes that are proposed to other contract areas, I was thinking about what a significantly overhauled Outer North area would look like. I believe that the outer suburbs have long since deserved high-frequency and more direct routes. I think there are also a lot of routes that can...
by Westside
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 1923
Views: 348736

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

In Sydney they do not have transport passes, all transactions are a " one off payment". Yes, but with automatic daily and weekly caps as in many transport systems around the world. How hard is it for us to do the same? Using you credit card is just like using your opal card. It waits to the end of ...
by Westside
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4527
Views: 732011

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Hi, The specific cost saving that could halve cost is the use of open ballast vs the concrete slab. As the Glenelg line shows, it is quite practical. Further, open ballast track can be topped with turf, or other covering appropriate for the area. Surely a consideration in the national capital? In t...
by Westside
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4527
Views: 732011

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Note also that the first stage of light rail saw more than 2.2 million trips in the first 6 months. From what I can determine, that's about the same as the Glenelg tram does in a full year (not counting the free trips in the city)! Invest in good infrastructure and it does pay off. Yet people still...