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by claybro
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4580
Views: 733646

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

Nothing needs to happen at the river other than knock over a few buildings and block a side street off. Once the buildings are gone the corner can be eased via the new land. I imagine the motorway will be pushed to Jervois Ave. I'm pretty sure there is enough room for 3+3 on the existing bridge. An...
by claybro
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4580
Views: 733646

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

I've just seen that 35-37 South Road Thebarton, next to Pikes Construction is slated for an industrial development. Being developed by Pikes and Leedwell. And this right here is the issue; with a government that is yet to come up with a plan or a team developing a plan. Councils are still allowing ...
by claybro
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4580
Views: 733646

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

Could also be properties that are behind Road fronting properties. Sent from my SM-A515F using Tapatalk The T2T section did not require removal of properties from both sides of the road. The eastern side was left largely intact, as were most properties behind the ones removed on the Western side. S...
by claybro
Sun May 31, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4580
Views: 733646

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

Option 2 would be the likely selection... not sure how they come to 700 "homes" though particularly pertaining to entry/ exit ramps. Properties maybe... but a fair amount of those would be business sites surely and not "homes". Still, for an action group, the word homes is more emotive that properti...
by claybro
Fri May 29, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4565
Views: 779434

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-29/coronavirus-plan-for-adelaide-trains-buses-and-trams/12301252 Diesel train cars will have some of their seats removed, timetables will change and cash payments will remain banned. ... Transport Minister Stephan Knoll said allowing more space in aisles would he...
by claybro
Tue May 26, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4565
Views: 779434

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Adelaide-South Australia.gif The three station option in blue and four station in purple, stations in black. The blue line is very close to what is commonly proposed. Anything else I think will be beyond the state finances, and probably could not be justified given the population growth in the medi...
by claybro
Sun May 24, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4565
Views: 779434

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Here is a subway proposal I have thought of. The subway would go south east from Ovingham to the Botanic Gardens then curve to head west under Grote or Flinders Street. Stations could possibly be around by Melbourne Street, East End, Town Hall. Any underground route is determined by the deep founda...
by claybro
Sat May 23, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4565
Views: 779434

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Yes, but I think you're forgetting the cost of doing that, with only one line operating diesel train services, there will be an increase in the cost of upkeep for those locomotives. Unless these trains are used for a renewed Barossa service which would justify having the facilities to maintain such...
by claybro
Thu May 21, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4565
Views: 779434

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

What????? The Adelaide Railway Station is not in the CBD.....Not in my definition of "central business district/city centre". You walk north from the train station for sports and entertainment, you walk west from the train station for medical and education facilities, you walk east from the train s...
by claybro
Thu May 21, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4565
Views: 779434

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Again not a fair comparison, because the train does not enter the CBD, it stops on the edge forcing its Users's to either walk or take the tram anyway. What????? The Adelaide Railway Station is not in the CBD.....Not in my definition of "central business district/city centre". You walk north from t...
by claybro
Thu May 21, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4565
Views: 779434

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

[quote=rubberman post_id=191948 time=<a href="tel:1590018709">1590018709</a> user_id=1288] So, while people insist on maintaining existing station spacings, the trains will remain slow, and not increase patronage, meaning trams can do the job. I really don't care one way or another, I just see that...
by claybro
Wed May 20, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4565
Views: 779434

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The whole heavy v light rail is now kind of irrelevant in regard to the Northwest corridor anyway. It's dead. We MIGHT see the main line electrified in the next decade, but that's about it. I would expect at that time Grange will be closed as there is no way it could be cost effective for 4 barely u...
by claybro
Wed May 20, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4565
Views: 779434

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Here comes my guestimate of the costs of heavy rail or light rail conversion of the Outer Harbor/Grange line. All costs are guestimates from other heavy/light rail projects. Heavy Rail $615 million, cost of electrification, based on Gawler costs $175 million, cost of 15 new electric Bombardier trai...
by claybro
Wed May 20, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4565
Views: 779434

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Fair enough. I would still think the Outer Harbor line can be linked to the Flinders line, but it really depends on what a cost/benefit analysis would be for an underground CBD link. I also believe that the density around the Outer Harbor line has a lot of potential to be increased as there are big...
by claybro
Wed May 20, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4565
Views: 779434

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

[quote=rubberman post_id=191920 time=<a href="tel:1589874964">1589874964</a> user_id=1288] [quote=SRW post_id=191918 time=<a href="tel:1589866566">1589866566</a> user_id=1217] Wouldn't these be minor costs compared to the expense of converting the system from heavy to light? It seems like you're de...