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by SBD
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] Oaklands Crossing | $174m
Replies: 830
Views: 121850

[COM] Re: Oaklands Crossing | $174m

Is the "new advertising board" for advertising, or driver information? It looks the same shape as the ones on the North-South Motorway and Port Wakefield Road with travel times to likely destinations.
by SBD
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 679
Views: 115840

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Rail is cheaper, lighter and relatively easy to re ballast. Re stumping those concrete sections and properly resurfacing the concrete guide tracks is not going to be a quick or easy task. The speed of the Obahn has already been significantly reduced from its original design speed, and will be slowe...
by SBD
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 679
Views: 115840

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Today is 30 years since the full O-Bahn track opened The track is also almost at the end of its useful life already. How does that compare to railway track that has not been lifted to have the ballast repacked, or had sleepers or rails replaced or ground? Have any equivalent things been done to the...
by SBD
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4014
Views: 568291

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

... My opinion, theyll build a trench for most of it, and a couple short tunnels in some areas where its too sensitive to demolish heritage listed buildings..like Thebby where the opposite side is a school. That was the plan for the middle bit, with Superway-style past Castle Plaza in the original ...
by SBD
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4014
Views: 568291

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Also similar work is also now occurring on one eastern wall section between Mimosa and Sturt And yep that the area that I am talking about. Also this is in the Murdoch trash - this is the start of the current gov trying to pitch to SA that the road doesn’t need to be upgraded anymore after Darlingt...
by SBD
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4014
Views: 568291

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Also similar work is also now occurring on one eastern wall section between Mimosa and Sturt And yep that the area that I am talking about. Also this is in the Murdoch trash - this is the start of the current gov trying to pitch to SA that the road doesn’t need to be upgraded anymore after Darlingt...
by SBD
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1215
Views: 168258

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

The Industry Forward Work Plan 2019 has been updated https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiUp6OO-IbkAhWSj-YKHeugBwkQFjADegQIABAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dpti.sa.gov.au%2F__data%2Fassets%2Fpdf_file%2F0005%2F577049%2FIndustry_Forward_Work_Plan_2019_V...
by SBD
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 554
Views: 94232

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

I'm surprised there isn't a proposal in the pipeline for a solar power station near Wudinna, as far west (later sunset) as it is possible to connect to the grid, and scaled to the capacity of the grid flowing east. Interesting concept. I too have always wondered why there aren't more renewables com...
by SBD
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1848
Views: 264469

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

Someone mentioned hearing on the radio about researchers working out a new algorithm to figure out origin/destination data from our metro card. The ABC has done a write up on the study and the government's intentions. Basically more buses, more park-and-rides (and likely thereby more congestion): h...
by SBD
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4014
Views: 568291

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

SouthAussie94 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:08 pm
Add one or two of these and she'll be right....
I believe that there are several rail projects in New South Wales to re-route railways to avoid spirals they presently have in the network. I don't know the reasons.
by SBD
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4014
Views: 568291

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Zig zags and horsehoe curves would probably be applicable in such a scenario if a train line was to ever run through there. Even spirals. All are techniques used to get trains up and down hills. What makes anyone assume that if they did a line through there that it would run exactly as the hills ar...
by SBD
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1848
Views: 264469

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

Someone mentioned hearing on the radio about researchers working out a new algorithm to figure out origin/destination data from our metro card. The ABC has done a write up on the study and the government's intentions. Basically more buses, more park-and-rides (and likely thereby more congestion): h...
by SBD
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 800
Views: 189274

[U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million

The Festival centre used to have an outdoor amphitheatre too. "Progress" apparently means we don't use places like that any more. That area was an abomination though, especially in conjunction with the zigzag stairs. I think it was more disused than an abominable. At least it had a potential purpos...
by SBD
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4014
Views: 568291

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Here's the map that I've drawn about a possible route for a freeway connection (in green) between North-South Motorway and South East Freeway, along with a possible rail alignment (in blue) through the Adelaide Hills. The underground sections are represented by broken lines. Your railway looks much...
by SBD
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 800
Views: 189274

[U/C] Re: Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million

I would much rather this, than Federation Square in Melbourne, (which is more like what a design comp would come up with), which everyone seems to rave about, but in reality is a rather hot desolate public space that looks more like the outback, than southern Victoria. I have to agree with you abou...