Yes kevin 48 it is 18 months ago since I started this thread and at times it has gone of track, but yes you are right there has been some very good posts.
Recent posts have indicated that Gomesal(spelling)Road would not be suitable for a bus service because it was not built properly as it was not completed. A local resident from Tanunda has told me that it is a terrible road. The Barossa Way, has no overtaking lanes from Angaston to Gawler.
2001 has suggested an articulated bus to replace the proposed railcar. This bus when full would have trouble on the hills travelling to Gawler along the Barossa Way. So the service will have to go via Nuriootpa and travel along the Sturt highway where it could travel quickly but in a round about way.
I have been called many names because I have put forward this proposal and others because they are not suitable, or there is not enough population, or perhaps there would not be enough commuters , or not enough tourists. If the ideas are not put forward there will never be change.
Yes the Government has done a lot of work in planning improvements for public transport to various places around the city of Adelaide and in the 30 year plan there are more plans to extend the system, but no services will go to the Barossa or the Southern Vales wineries area.
There is mention of a second Park and ride facility for Mount barker to cope with expected housing growth but no mention of a Rail service to Mount barker.
No set date for the start of the Aldinga extension on the Noarlunga line.
No mention of Rail passenger services to any of the major rural cities of the state so the expansion of public transport system is very city centric as Ivan venning has been saying for years.
I know exactly what is going to happen with the barossa Line because I have been talking to a lot of people over the last 18 months and it will be interesting if a Bus service is persued or a Train service.
May the best service win.