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by rubberman
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2489
Views: 508694

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

I was on EK441 / EK440 very recently. To say that both flights were half full would be generous. Not surprised about rumours of dropping back from daily. In addition, the B777's used on this flight are showing their age. Will go with Qatar or Singapore A350 next time. I thought that Emirates were u...
by rubberman
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 572942

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I'm in Prague atm, and I noticed this dirt cheap piece of equipment for getting rid of corrugations in rails, such as afflict most of our King William Street stops. How cheap is that? This is what you're looking at, it's a railgrinder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railgrinder I'm sure the DPTI has...
by rubberman
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 572942

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I'm in Prague atm, and I noticed this dirt cheap piece of equipment for getting rid of corrugations in rails, such as afflict most of our King William Street stops. How cheap is that?
by rubberman
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 572942

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

The stop finishings seem to get cheaper (or at least inconsistent -- no paving and less glazing this time) with every iteration, but I guess that's unsurprising given the Nth Tce blowouts. Glad to see an accessible stop either way. Meanwhile in Canberra :roll: Looks nice, but doesn't look like it p...
by rubberman
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 572942

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Nort wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:02 am
Given the layout of these stops are there plans to have buses use the tram lanes?
It would make sense. However, it doesn't appear that they have installed Kassel kerbs, so possibly not.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kassel_kerb
by rubberman
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 572942

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

As much as I like rail for sentimental value, the fact is that buses are more flexible and solve any complaints of congestion. The best solution in Adelaide is Bus Rapid Transit. I don't understand why it's rarely suggested. All the main roads should have BRT in the middle of the road, at least for...
by rubberman
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 572942

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

adelaide transport wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:49 pm
City Depot held a lot more trams than Glengowrie.
1/2 the depot held 26 H Trams(all under cover).
The other half held a lot of buses,from 1959 onwards.
Glengowrie holds 24 trams.
Yebbut H cars are about 17m long, vs Flexities/Citadis a tad over 30m. So, it's hard to compare by numbers of trams.
by rubberman
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 572942

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

What about Hutt into Halifax street back to KWS? This would bring it further South to serve the more residential SE corner. That was another option in the MVA. Probably better now the new stop is on the South side of Halifax/Sturt. The Angas, King Wm, Sturt route made sense if the King Wm South sto...
by rubberman
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 572942

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

What about Hutt into Halifax street back to KWS? This would bring it further South to serve the more residential SE corner. That was another option in the MVA. Probably better now the new stop is on the South side of Halifax/Sturt. The Angas, King Wm, Sturt route made sense if the King Wm South sto...
by rubberman
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 572942

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I wonder if Adelaide Metro will ever consider running most ex Glenelg trams straight through to the Entertainment Centre, and Botanic Gardens trams only to RAH and return? By terminating Glenelg trams at RAH, it’s a faster turnaround for services since they don’t have to go all the way to the Enter...
by rubberman
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 572942

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

The North Adelaide extension is only expensive because of the work that needs to be done to the King William Street Bridge. I'm no expert and at face value I can see why the general public (and even myself) don't understand this to be the case given that trams went over the same bridge 70 years ago...
by rubberman
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 572942

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

No surprises there. Their election promise was to cut, cut, cut. Actually, they promised to look at a City Loop and North Adelaide. However, the costs of the North Adelaide extension as presented by the previous Government were outrageous. I don't see how the present Government should be criticised...
by rubberman
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 572942

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Very odd article. Libs make a mess out of another issue. Well, based on the costs, I can't see anybody justifying a substantially different course. However, they are missing a number of minor tweaks to the policy that would have served them well politically. That is, they could easily have restated...
by rubberman
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 572942

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

As someone unfamiliar with tram technicalities, what are the reasons for people’s hatred of the Citadis Trams? I'm not sure if you are familiar with tram history. If not, have a look at the website of the Australian Electric Transport Museum. In it they show various of the old trams they have on di...
by rubberman
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 572942

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

As someone unfamiliar with tram technicalities, what are the reasons for people’s hatred of the Citadis Trams? I'm not sure if you are familiar with tram history. If not, have a look at the website of the Australian Electric Transport Museum. In it they show various of the old trams they have on di...