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by Aidan
Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: PRO: Port Adelaide Tramline | $260m
Replies: 1597
Views: 209689

Re: #Proposed : Port Adelaide Tram Line

So, I've been mulling this over for a couple of days now, and I've got a few thoughts: Firstly, praise to the government for electrification. Secondly, boo-ya! for connecting the tram and train lines. In London, I caught a heavy rail line from the airport, then a light rail through the near suburbs...
by Aidan
Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: PRO: Port Adelaide Tramline | $260m
Replies: 1597
Views: 209689

Re: #Proposed : Port Adelaide Tram Line

Will, I thank you for all the other explanations, but this is why I asked the question regarding the extension to the Entertainment Centre. I don’t really see the need for it. I would rather see the tram line on North Terrace loop back into the city. Why? It already serves the City quite well, an...
by Aidan
Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: PRO: Port Adelaide Tramline | $260m
Replies: 1597
Views: 209689

Re: #Proposed : Port Adelaide Tram Line

Aiden, you do have to remember that EMUs are lighter in over all weight then DMUs. DMUs have to carry around all the engines/fuel tanks/radiators and other anciallary equipment under the floor. This does add a reasonable amount of weight (probably about 3/4 tonnes in the case of the 3000/3100s). Re...
by Aidan
Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: PRO: Port Adelaide Tramline | $260m
Replies: 1597
Views: 209689

Re: #Proposed : Port Adelaide Tram Line

A link between the Outer Harbor line at Bowden and Port Road at the Entertainment Centre is the closest practical point to the CBD where a transfer can be made. As I pointed out already, try to take the tram route any further down the line and you will have a dual mode TransAdelaide tram/railway in...
by Aidan
Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:19 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: MATS Plan
Replies: 16
Views: 6611

Re: MATS Plan

Coincidentally I did look at the MATS Plan this week. A deeply flawed document proposing freeways where they weren't necessary and underestimating what could be done with public transport. It would have ruined many suburbs, prevented environmental improvements, and made Adelaide much more car depend...
by Aidan
Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: RAA - Backwater to Benchmark
Replies: 53
Views: 12744

Also, that showed a 3 lane underpass at anzac highway and the same at cross roads why would you demolish a perfectly good overpass?. I think that part of the video is mislabelled. What you're seeing is the Glenelg Tramway going over South Road, and the Emerson Overpass appears in the background jus...
by Aidan
Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: Toll Roads in Adelaide
Replies: 264
Views: 72537

Who said tolls should be enforced only suited to traffic volumes? I'm much more concerned about the quality of the roads moreso than the quantity it can handle, because really in the end all we should aim for is safe and effecient driving. Id be happy to pay a toll that would provide for a Victor H...
by Aidan
Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Ideas for a greater public transport system
Replies: 373
Views: 42804

TooFar, our existing railcars have a top speed of 160km/h and a capacity of 110 seated passengers per car, in a maximum of six car sets, meaning 660 seated passengers. A bus, on the other hand, has a max speed of 100km/h and capacity of ~80 seated passengers. Then compare Sydney's double-decker tra...
by Aidan
Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: Housing Developments | Northern Suburbs
Replies: 809
Views: 159916

Does Adelaide really need all those salt crystallation pans? That is actually quite an interesting question. Right now we do need all those salt crystallization pans. The salt industry is quite an important supplier to the chemical industry, and Adelaide's dry summers make it one of the best places...
by Aidan
Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: Housing Developments | Northern Suburbs
Replies: 809
Views: 159916

Nice release of land and handy for the future expansion of RAAF Edinburgh and an easy drive to Techport at Osborne with the Port River Expressway coming online next year. One concern would be people communting to the city(if that's where people may work). No rail link, dodgey bus services and the e...
by Aidan
Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Should the Belair train line be extended to Mt Barker???
Replies: 12
Views: 4596

The belair line has a terrible route and alignment and should be replaced. A hills line would be grossly inefficient because of the freeway. I'm not quite sure what you're saying here. Do you think the Belair line should be rerouted? If so, where? The route to Belair is indeed indirect, but to Blac...
by Aidan
Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: SHOULD ADELAIDE HAVE ANOTHER OBAHN
Replies: 33
Views: 9086

It hadn't been built over last time I looked, and the Google map littledyl16 posted suggests it's carparks rather than buildings which would be encroached upon. I think an overhead photo would be better, but I'll accept one taken from the Southern Expressway-Marion Road overpass looking straight at...
by Aidan
Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:04 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: SHOULD ADELAIDE HAVE ANOTHER OBAHN
Replies: 33
Views: 9086

[quote="Tom"][quote="bdm"]The only line to be replaced under a plan was the short Tonsley branch line. The O-Bahn was to parallel the Noarlunga line from the Tonsley branch to the city center.[/quote] Well i can tell you that is NOT possible past Goodwood Railway Station into the City. Dont always r...
by Aidan
Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: SHOULD ADELAIDE HAVE ANOTHER OBAHN
Replies: 33
Views: 9086

[...] As for the Tonsley line, the best thing to do would be to extend it alongside the Southern Expressway (similar to what they did in Perth) to Reynella, than alongside the Reynella Bypass section of South Road (crossing South Road and the Field River at the same point) and taking over the route...
by Aidan
Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: SHOULD ADELAIDE HAVE ANOTHER OBAHN
Replies: 33
Views: 9086

O-bahns are a specialist transport mode. They are good for connecting points of high demand to large tracts of sprawl, through sprawl. However, if there are any existing railways, it's usually best to go with rail instead. Competing with roads is more difficult - there either has to be a good reason...