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by mattwinter
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 161
Views: 65878

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Is there any need for Seaford to stop at Showgrounds, even at showtime? It's not much of a walk to the south entry from Goodwood. That was the whole point of building the Showground station. :wallbash: Nobody will want to walk 5-10 minutes from Goodwood when there’s a perfectly good station that wa...
by mattwinter
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 161
Views: 65878

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Unless upgrades or additional tracks are created between Woodlands Park and Goodwood, I think the proposed stopping pattern is a fair compromise given the lack of overtaking tracks. Making Flinders stop all stations and Seaford express would likely result in the express services being stuck behind ...
by mattwinter
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New inner-city stadium
Replies: 153
Views: 27414

[VIS] Re: New inner-city stadium

As much as I love the design of the stadium and precinct as a whole, I would prefer the stadium be built at a lower cost to cater for soccer, rugby, and large concerts, and then use some of left over money to build an indoor arena on the Memorial Drive site for tennis, netball, and basketball. Yeah...
by mattwinter
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4875
Views: 882521

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

Seems a bit more sensible to pick what's right for each stretch rather than just one long tunnel. Be interesting to see what the Cross Road interchange ends up looking like / what they do with that.
by mattwinter
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 683
Views: 161721

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

It does make me wonder if now that Victoria is building standard gauge vlocity trains they have at least half a mind to run one along the overland route one day and hence are keeping it going while they work that out. At least to Horsham or something.
by mattwinter
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 161
Views: 65878

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Have they allowed for a second track (if need be) to be added on the section of the bridge allocated to the bike path? Based on the steel work I'd have said yes, but it doesn't look wide enough and they you'd lose the track, obviously. If not, I can see this being an expensive oversight, especially...
by mattwinter
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4875
Views: 882521

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

No bike lanes and the lanes themselves are so tight, with no provision for any room if someone broke down etc. This is especially disappointing considering significant amount of traffic (inc Ambulances / Police) that still use that portion of road to go to Flinders Hospital / Uni, Sturt Police Stat...
by mattwinter
Tue May 26, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4712
Views: 870388

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The underground line (and above ground section) is actually a loop, Adelaide Showground to Adelaide Showground via the underground stations and Mile End. But the underground city line, will be mainly used to connect the Seaford and Gawler lines, it can be used to loop Gawler to Gawler and Seaford t...
by mattwinter
Thu May 21, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4712
Views: 870388

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Surely the biggest factor that would increase usage would be building a CBD underground... if they're planning to do that in the next 30 years and planning to include links for the OH and Belair lines, then converting them to trams doesn't make any sense....
by mattwinter
Sat May 02, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] M2 Northern Connector | 15.5km | $867m
Replies: 1156
Views: 266250

[COM] Re: [COM] Re: M2 Northern Connector | 15.5km | $867m

What logic? T2T there's an on ramp heading north off Port Road, and an off ramp heading south there as well. Cant get off heading north, cant get on heading south. Port Road is one of the major arterials, so is Salisbury Hwy. Similar situation at Grand Junction Road. Three major arterial roads, and...
by mattwinter
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 1923
Views: 346163

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

And will I still be able to put a 28 day pass on a credit card? I presume this will work because your credit card acts a a pseudo MetroCard......but what if it doesn't work? In Sydney they do not have transport passes, all transactions are a " one off payment". The easy option would be to say that ...
by mattwinter
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 1923
Views: 346163

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

Please don't get rid of MetroCard... 1) Not everybody has a credit card to use on public transport 2) Nor will banks give credit cards to every person in society....some are too young, some are too old, some are an extremely poor credit risk 3) International tourists credit cards would not necessar...
by mattwinter
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 1923
Views: 346163

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

I think I've read before that credit card payments will be implemented eventually too... avoids the need for metrocards entirely and makes it more accessible for less frequent users who don't bother carrying around a metrocard. Would make sense to bring that in at the same time as single tickets get...
by mattwinter
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 161
Views: 65878

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

I think it's still due to have a sort of cover over the bridge which will provide shade for the pedestrian link and also look a bit nicer when you're driving over.
by mattwinter
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New inner-city stadium
Replies: 153
Views: 27414

[VIS] Re: New inner-city stadium

Adelaide Oval may never meet FIFA standards unless some big coin changes hands. Thinking outside the square for World Cup though... a rogue move might be to carefully remove AO's top soil and drop the oval surface down 10metres, then add 28,000 seats around the perimeter of the pit, lay a rectangul...