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by fabricator
Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects
Replies: 629
Views: 159546

Re: News & Discussion: Transport Projects

Unfortunately SA only has one Rapid Car charger for electric cars, these are high current DC supplies with a special plug, they require 3 phase power. It's the Mitsubishi office carpark. Telsa are building their own network of these chargers, but its only between Melbourne and Sydney so far. SA also...
by fabricator
Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1425
Views: 182753

Re: News & Discussion: O-Bahn

If only the Liberal government that built the O-bahn hadn't sabotaged things by making all the bridges too low for trams to pass under. Would cost a lot of that $160M just to raise the bridges (or lower the ground) just to gain that 30cm needed for tram overhead. The only 1:1 option as far as speed ...
by fabricator
Mon May 26, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3805
Views: 454183

Re: U/C: Electrification & Upgrade of the Adelaide Rail Netw

Salisbury is already the most Box Hill like suburb we have. But I expect the house prices there are dragged down by its proximity to Elizabeth. Actually it's the bodies in the barrels case that did that, the killers lived in Salisbury North. All 3 carriages of 4007 have apparently arrived and been ...
by fabricator
Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:52 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3805
Views: 454183

Re: U/C: Electrification & Upgrade of the Adelaide Rail Netw

The problem is lack of government funds for operational purposes. Extra services are due to be funded by the city car park tax I believe. Seems like a fair deal, the amount of car parks in the Adelaide CBD is entirely excessive, no other state has such a large percentage of the city as multi-story ...
by fabricator
Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Oaklands Crossing | $174m
Replies: 692
Views: 83824

[U/C] Re: PRO: Oaklands Rail Overpass

Sorry if someone has already mentioned this, but why was the overpass not created when the initial Oaklands Park station got it's redevelopment? It just seems like a massive waste of millions of dollars? I'm more than happy to see an overpass here, as the current set of two really close traffic lig...
by fabricator
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1696
Views: 220610

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport

The level crossing on Morphett and Diagonal roads, that's the one next to Oaklands station, is "stuck" this morning and hence delaying traffic on both roads. http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/road-watch-faulty-boom-gates-at-warradale-and-a-breakdown-on-port-wakefield-rd-cause-delays...
by fabricator
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 163555

Re: The SA Politics Thread

Interesting to see the breakdown of how the votes changed in the 3 seats the Liberals have picked up this election. Firstly Mount Gambier http://www.abc.net.au/news/sa-election-2014/guide/moun/ Don Pegler (sitting member) lost 8.2% and 'Others' lost 2.3% (due to not contesting at all), a total of 9....
by fabricator
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Vision: Panalatinga Road Extension
Replies: 7
Views: 3797

Re: Vision: Panalatinga Road Extension

My street directory from 1979 also shows that the road extends all the way down to Penneys Hill Road (now Upper Penneys Hill Road) to the South. The former road now services local houses, then where the map says "Road", has no evidence of a road, and it way too steep, so may have just been a horse ...
by fabricator
Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 163555

Re: The SA Politics Thread

Latest Newspoll: Libs 53.3, ALP 47.7. It's newspoll however, you forgot the +/- 3% error margin on account of: 1. It being associated with that toerag that passes for an information source. 2. The loaded questions. 3. People not actually having time to answer how many questions they throw at you. E...
by fabricator
Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 163555

Re: The SA Politics Thread

I think it points to some serious issues in the state of the libs win the popular vote again but don't get into power. As much I am reluctant to see the Liberals elected, I have to agree. It's both a quirk of SA's electoral geography and a hangover from the Playmander days (when Labor smashed the p...
by fabricator
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: Toll Roads in Adelaide
Replies: 264
Views: 48026

Toll Roads in Adelaide

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/productivity-commission-proposes-big-brother-toll-roads-and-says-infrastructure-reforms-could-save-1bn-a-year/story-fni6uo1m-1226853032712 Productivity Commission proposes 'Big Brother' toll roads and says infrastructure reforms could save $1bn a y...
by fabricator
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 163555

Re: The SA Politics Thread

I don't see either Labor or Liberal gaining a majority and we will end up with a hung parliament, and I think, we may, yet again, see Labor returned in minority government. The Liberal's extraordinary lack of policy detail is frightening. At least Labor has a somewhat formidable track record to go ...
by fabricator
Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 163555

Re: The SA Politics Thread

On another (personally disturbing) note, I heard on the radio this morning that sportsbet has closed betting on the election predicting a liberal landslide... seems like its another win for the shallow, empty promises, non-truths and general political spin :( Same thing happens every election, as o...
by fabricator
Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3805
Views: 454183

Re: U/C: Electrification & Upgrade of the Adelaide Rail Netw

If anyone's interested, I got news on the Gawler line electrification, and another station rebuild. This is from the horses mouth, eg the local politician himself. The $152m for the Gawler line does cover all the vital equipment, extending the line to Gawler is simply a matter of extending the wires...
by fabricator
Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 163555

Re: The SA Politics Thread

Spending money on things the state NEEDS is a bad thing when a better result can be achieved with less money spent. Our main unmet hospital requirements were in country areas - and they're still unmet. And while the RAH certainly needed upgrading, it didn't need rebuilding from scratch, and it cert...