I Just had a look at the "flummery"
Interesting points I noticed.
1 The "kiss n ride"
You can easily get there from the east.
So you drive down the prexy and lose the trouble and strife.
She can get a coffee from the food van parked there that will be really popular with the existing business places that have not gone broke yet.
Then you drive to your place of work.
OK , why not do the same at Mawson Lakes, Glanville, Port Adelaide?
There is only one platform there.
So you leave the crossovers travelling from Alberton, exit the up main and enter the Port section as double track.
Get to the end and revert to single track.
Return to Adelaide via the double track, retravel on the crossovers bit you use before.
Why is double track needed? one kilometre each way, ten minutes tops, and five minutes turnaround.
So the section will clear in 15 minutes tops.
Would it not be better to have two platforms , ( or at least two tracks. !!!) so a (failed train), ( tourist train), ( charter) could load or wait clearance.
The platform itself has a cover that seems to be well clear of the train, made from expensive curved glass or plastic that would cost a fortune to keep clean.
The only protection from wind seems to be the shed at the rail museum.
My estimate of traffic on weekdays may be AM inbound 200 max and 150 outbound.
PM inbound 150 and 200 outbound.
Weekends maybe on a festival weekend 500 each way.
So we have a double track able to serve a ten minute headway program to serve three or four hundred people.
A new railcar costs ???? 4 million or so. Would it be better to spend that money to buy 3 or four extra centre cars to bolster the size of the electric railcars? They would carry a lot more than 400 passengers per day.
Does anybody remember back to Media Mike and Phat Colon? They promised to standardise the metro system. So if that were to occur services could be introduced outside of Adelaide again, and the Rosewater loop could be reborn as a link towards , Barossa Valley, Virginia, ( Melbourne?????) Port Pirie etc.
I presume the need for the double track is to allow for a failed service, or to allow a five minute headway.
Well why not hook up the existing Rosewater line to provide a quick service from Elizabeth etc, so all the relocated Holdens workers could use public transport to get to the subcorp in under 2 hours.
I used to employ a worker who travelled from Elizabeth to Woodville to start work at 10 am.
Took almost two hours as the Gawler train would be held in the Adelaide yard to watch the Port line trains leave and wait the maximum time for the next one. Same occurred for the trip home.
The circle line bus would also add time as the bus would be held at the Woodville crossing waiting for the inbound train to depart, then you wait for the next train.
Using the circle line bus from Woodville to Islington involved changing bus at Arndale and quite a walk to change at Islington. And only fifty percent of trains stop at Islington. So delays were ridiculous.
Elsewhere there was discussion about services to Roseworthy.
There are several hundred houses there already, and many residents are forced to drive to Gawler. This 16.5mill would do a lot towards providing a good service to there.
That would be a better use of funds.