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by rubberman
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
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Views: 478863

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

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by rubberman
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
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I agree that it should not run through the terraces. Our CBD is spread and catchment would be far better using 'inner roads' which cross the squares. The alternative routes for CityLink were studied in great detail by the previous government. Pulteney Street was one option, but it did not stack up....
by rubberman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4035
Views: 478863

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Nathan wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:30 pm
Isn't the left turn from North Tce to KWS only designed for an unloaded tram?
I think they only meant that they didn't plan on using it for passengers (at the time), rather than any structural limitation.
by rubberman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4035
Views: 478863

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by rubberman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4035
Views: 478863

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I agree with your points but note they want to build the AO hotel within the same time-frame and deadline... If the hotel development is privately funded, the approval processes are different, plus it's already past the announcement stage. Any tram extension has yet to be announced, and I'm not sur...
by rubberman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4035
Views: 478863

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All good points. Do you think if it was just to AO [ie 1km] even with bridge re-enforcement needed could it be done by next Oct? And no need for any new trams? Depends on whether any detailed design and documentation has been done. That generally takes a year from start to finish. The process of ge...
by rubberman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4035
Views: 478863

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With the T20 World Cup in Oct 20 what’s the chances they will announce a tram extension to AO and ready by then? I recall reading somewhere that extensive re-work of the King William street bridge would be needed to run trams over it due to modern engineering standards and hence why it stopped shor...
by rubberman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4035
Views: 478863

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Will they need more trams? They had to buy 3 for the North Terrace extension, so probably yes. Raises some interesting questions though. Morphetville Depot is chock-a-block, so where would they put more trams? How big a depot would they need? I mean if they needed four new trams, would they just bu...
by rubberman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3886
Views: 485335

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The original time frame for the re-opening of the line to Port Dock was to have it completed in 2019.

Has anyone got an update on this?
by rubberman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4035
Views: 478863

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Park and rides are more suited to heavy rail, and then only in middle to outer suburbs. We should not under any circumstance be advocating for park and ride so close to the CBD. In addition, trams/ light rail are not really suitable to park and ride commuter systems due to their lower capacity and ...
by rubberman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4035
Views: 478863

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A park and ride along the route could work at 88 O’Connell St with say 2-3 floors underground and/or at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre, if it will go that far? The Adelaide Aquatic Centre car-park is too small as it is, let's not put more unnecessary pressure on it, hey? If there's a tram down O'Conne...
by rubberman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4035
Views: 478863

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My observation of the Pirie St lights is that the normal cycle is: Pedestrians cross, then East-West for a short period, then North-South for a much longer period. If a tram travelling North approaches the lights and they are red then the cycle above changes: If the peds are crossing, then the next ...
by rubberman
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4035
Views: 478863

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Your reply raises a number of questions. How is the 50 year life of the track arrived at? By extrapolation from engineering design principles? From empirical observation of track condition? Was the track actually constructed to the MMTB standards specified? Has all track in Melbourne constucted to ...
by rubberman
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4035
Views: 478863

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The present track was laid to Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board standards in the late 1980s. That style of track has a fifty year life. So, whatever they are doing in terms of welding and patching clearly is not up to standard. In Melbourne, over the past ten years, they have been replacing...
by rubberman
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4035
Views: 478863

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I am concerned about the relaying of that section though. Two reasons: first, in Melbourne, they'd just grind the bumps off and reconcrete the loose bits. ... They've been welding the rail and patching the concrete repeatedly in that section over at least the last ten years! I note that this stop a...