Looks like we finally know why nothing was announced about the future of the present Warradale station when the Oaklands grade separation was announced, the government knew they'd be announcing a policy necessitating a new Warrahove/Hovadale station.
I've done the number on the electoral districts which get level crossing removals, with reference to the sitting MP and the notional 2PP after the redistribution which takes effect at this election:Marion/Cross Roads:
situated on the boundary of Badcoe (replaces the electoral district of Ashford, ALP sitting MP, ALP 4.2% notional 2PP) and Morphett (ex-LIB independent MP Duncan McFetridge, LIB 7.7% 2PP)Goodwood Road:
situated in Unley (LIB MP, LIB 7.7% 2PP), close to the boundaries of Badcoe (ALP MP, ALP 4.2% 2PP) and Adelaide (LIB MP, LIB 2.0% 2PP)Cross Road:
on the boundary of Unley (sitting LIB MP is Opposition transport spokesman David Pisoni, LIB 9.2% 2PP) and Elder (ALP MP, LIB 4.3% 2PP), close to Badcoe (ALP MP, ALP 4.2% 2PP). Elder has had major changes to its boundaries in the redistribution, the Cross Road LX is in the Liberal part of the seat which was previously in Waite (ex-LIB independent MP Martin Hamilton-Smith, LIB 22.8% 2PP at 2014 election)Brighton Road:
situated in Gibson (replaces Bright, LIB MP, LIB 3.2% 2PP) and of major interest to commuters from Black (replaces Mitchell, LIB MP, LIB 2.6% 2PP) - Gibson/Black basically carve up the same area which was Bright and Mitchell but with a north/south division rather than east/west.Trimmer/Tapleys:
situated in Lee (sitting ALP MP is Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan, ALP 2.6% 2PP) and close to the boundary of Cheltenham (sitting ALP MP is Premier Jay Weatherill, ALP 14.4% 2PP)Park Terrace:
situated in Ramsay (ALP MP, ALP 17.4% 2PP)Torrens Road:
on the boundary of Adelaide (LIB MP, LIB 2.0% 2PP) and Croydon (ALP MP, ALP 19.6% 2PP)
So it looks like a mixed bag - some of interest to marginal seats the government will be trying to defend, some of interest to marginal LIB seats they'll be trying to take, a couple in safe territory both ways.
There were also promises to extend the tram network but the article didn't specify where -
According to the ABC website story, this will be announced at a later date. I guess it will be EastLink or ProspectLink.
EastLink could be a good one to hold back until later in the campaign, it would specifically target the seats of Dunstan (currently held by Liberal leader Steven Marshall on a 3.9% 2PP) and Hartley (held by ALP, being targeted by SA Best leader Nick Xenophon).
ProspectLink could be a good one to go for in the battle for Adelaide (LIB MP, LIB 2.0% 2PP) and as a general vote winner for the wider metro area, but has the disadvantage of being a much bigger project since the Victoria Bridge is currently in a condition that it will need remedial work before a tram line can be constructed over it.
I don't think there's any news from either NXT or the Liberals about specific transport promises - apart from a new carpark at Paradise Interchange which is bipartisan policy now (apparently).
Paradise Interchange is located in the seat of Hartley, which Labor will be trying to defend against a very strong challenge from SA Best leader Nick Xenophon.
The Liberal campaign in that seat will probably be the state's most interesting local campaign to watch. Will they run dead to help Xenophon knock off a Labor seat, or will they try and make it a traditional two party campaign to keep him out?
I'm aware of that policy to divert the railway line north and a new freight airport at Murray Bridge - does anyone know if that is official Liberal policy or just an un-costed pipe dream?
The policy document explicitly states that work on preparing a master plan will start after they take office, so there's nothing which can be costed yet.
The laughter from the industry and their mates in Canberra and the industry was probably not the response they were looking for.
A big component of the SA GlobeLink website is data mining - they ask for your feedback but what they really want is your data. The same goes for the Great Southern Bike Trail tourism policy they launched last week, a rough idea only and a request for your feedback.
If anyone has any other specific transport promises from any side I'd be interested to know -
We're on day three of the election, I'm sure there will be more to come!