Would an O'Bahn busway system be suited for some of Melbourne

 
  James974 Deputy Commissioner

I just had bit of knowledge of the a bus system used in Adelaide called the O'Bahn, which is a bus way system guided on dedicated tracks and can be used onto the roads where it have a dedicated lane normally bypass traffic. The buses running express can run at high speeds and higher frequency and capacity. This kind of system could be implemented for Doncaster which already has a DART (Doncaster Area Rapid Transit) which already has four frequent bus route linking Doncaster to the CBD but does get stuck at intersections and can be much slower due the Eastern Freeway clogging up with traffic.

I believe it has some merits, and should be investigated and planned to parts of Melbourne like Doncaster or Rowville. The capacity would be enough if more expressing dedicated O'Baun system was used in areas where new rail extensions are not viable.

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  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Would help if you explained what you mean by DART system.
I assume that it is not:

'A DART® system consists of a seafloor bottom pressure recording (BPR) system capable of detecting tsunamis as small as 1 cm, and a moored surface buoy for real-time communications. An acoustic link is used to transmit data from the BPR on the seafloor to the surface buoy.'
  James974 Deputy Commissioner

Would help if you explained what you mean by DART system.
I assume that it is not:

'A DART® system consists of a seafloor bottom pressure recording (BPR) system capable of detecting tsunamis as small as 1 cm, and a moored surface buoy for real-time communications. An acoustic link is used to transmit data from the BPR on the seafloor to the surface buoy.'
YM-Mundrabilla
DART stands for Doncaster Area Rapid Transit. Basically four major bus routes linking the CBD to Doncaster running frequent buses, where some busy sections have dedicated lanes.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Would help if you explained what you mean by DART system.
I assume that it is not:

'A DART® system consists of a seafloor bottom pressure recording (BPR) system capable of detecting tsunamis as small as 1 cm, and a moored surface buoy for real-time communications. An acoustic link is used to transmit data from the BPR on the seafloor to the surface buoy.'
DART stands for Doncaster Area Rapid Transit. Basically four major bus routes linking the CBD to Doncaster running frequent buses, where some busy sections have dedicated lanes.
James974
Thanks James.
You will have guessed that I don't live in Doncaster. Smile
  doyle Junior Train Controller

Sure build extra lanes and ramps have some cbd streets bus only it could be incorporated into the western distributor to serve the footscary inner Western area through route from Doncaster to the inner west but it doesn't need to be a guided system
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
There's a myriad of threads in the South Australian forum about the Obahn and how it is currently running after some decades of service, I'd suggest you educate yourself a bit more on how it's operating before saying "here's a solution for Doncaster". It's not simply a case of sticking guide wheels on a bus and building a guide-way somewhere.
  RTT_Rules The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dubai UAE
The O-bahn was old technology when it was built and even older now. A road way with a similar foot print can be built for 100km/hr running at lower cost than the O-bahn track.
  James974 Deputy Commissioner

There's a myriad of threads in the South Australian forum about the Obahn and how it is currently running after some decades of service, I'd suggest you educate yourself a bit more on how it's operating before saying "here's a solution for Doncaster". It's not simply a case of sticking guide wheels on a bus and building a guide-way somewhere.
don_dunstan
I had a quick read on the other threads, seems like the regular busway would be cheaper and be as good as a O-Bahn guide track.
Also said that it required grade separating every intersection unlike conventional light rail/busways. Also some say it doesn't run on a profit.

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