SA Election 2018 transport promises -

 
  mawsonboii Junior Train Controller

Location: Banned
the Libs have nothing to offer, they will just sell off as much as they can including the Adelaide 500 and Fringe, whatever they can make a buck on will go, they'll even privatise our giant battery, the Libs do nothing but screw our state over JW might not be well liked but Labor have changed our state and are slowly bringing us up to speed with the Eastern states and even further.

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  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Nothing about the re-introduction of passenger rail services to Port Augusta.

Nothing about regauging the Mount Gambier line for freight.
bevans
Spotted this by Bevans whilst reviewing this thread and I thought I would make a comment on the other side of freight market.

"Whilst you weren't looking.........."
Road trains are now operating in South Australia on the Sturt Hwy, the Dukes Hwy and the Riddoch Hwy
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
Nothing about the re-introduction of passenger rail services to Port Augusta.

Nothing about regauging the Mount Gambier line for freight.
Spotted this by Bevans whilst reviewing this thread and I thought I would make a comment on the other side of freight market.

"Whilst you weren't looking.........."
Road trains are now operating in South Australia on the Sturt Hwy, the Dukes Hwy and the Riddoch Hwy
Pressman
The trucking industry puts a lot of time and effort into lobbying governments of all persuasions - this announcement has been expected for a while hasn't it.

I have a lot of respect for truck drivers because of their very difficult jobs but I've also seen some bloody dangerous and careless things being done with these massive 50-100 ton vehicles. I got cut off by a road train a few years ago in the Riverland, the driver didn't even look as he turned out onto the highway and if I hadn't been so quick on the brake pedal I could have been killed. It's a shame the intrastate rail network got destroyed here because we badly need some competition in the bulk haulage area to get some of these road trains off the roads.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Nothing about the re-introduction of passenger rail services to Port Augusta.

Nothing about regauging the Mount Gambier line for freight.
Spotted this by Bevans whilst reviewing this thread and I thought I would make a comment on the other side of freight market.

"Whilst you weren't looking.........."
Road trains are now operating in South Australia on the Sturt Hwy, the Dukes Hwy and the Riddoch Hwy
The trucking industry puts a lot of time and effort into lobbying governments of all persuasions - this announcement has been expected for a while hasn't it.

I have a lot of respect for truck drivers because of their very difficult jobs but I've also seen some bloody dangerous and careless things being done with these massive 50-100 ton vehicles. I got cut off by a road train a few years ago in the Riverland, the driver didn't even look as he turned out onto the highway and if I hadn't been so quick on the brake pedal I could have been killed. It's a shame the intrastate rail network got destroyed here because we badly need some competition in the bulk haulage area to get some of these road trains off the roads.
don_dunstan
I have recently seen many A-Double and B-Triple Tippers on the Northern Expressway (grain haulage from Roseworthy sub terminal?) along with A-Double Wine tankers seen at the Wolf Blass winery between Nuriootpa and Stockwell.
Also seen A-Double wine tankers on the Dukes and Riddoch Hwys (Coonawarra) (although not sure which route the take closer to the hills)
Edit:- Also include the Mallee Hwy in the above!
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
I've had a barrage of stuff from the ALP in my letterbox and last night a 15 second visit from my local (Labor) member telling me that public transport fares would be slashed if Labor is returned. I have a glossy souvenir of that visit that promises an average 20% or so slashing of fares - reminds me of when I was living in Victoria and Labor slashed V/line fares by an across-the-board 20%.

It's not going to change my vote incidentally.
“don_dunstan”
My local Labor candidate came past my house last week and told me the same thing!Told them I had already voted for them, and they said ‘great, thankyou!’.

Told them I’d happily pay 20% more to use PT (which I use nearly everyday) to change the government and that I’d actually already voted accordingly. See politicians, lying before elections can go both ways.
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
Any meaningful results - haven't been looking at the internet or watching TV with that much interest really.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Any meaningful results - haven't been looking at the internet or watching TV with that much interest really.
don_dunstan
Besides channel 9 predicting a Liberal win an hour before the polling booths closed? ....... Nope
  allan Chief Commissioner

Libs in front by a nose... maybe a bit more.
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Looks like Libs are over the line.
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
And good riddance to Nick, may we never again hear of the most useless politician in Australian politics - ever...
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Hope this result will be a good thing as far as rail transport in this state goes
  sar602 Chief Train Controller

Location: Nomadic truckie
It wont be mate, you can kiss all rail related projects good bye now, at the most we might get a useless study into moving the hills line
  allan Chief Commissioner

Truth is that there's not a lot of difference in the policies of the two parties in SA - this is hardly revolution.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Hope this result will be a good thing as far as rail transport in this state goes
greasyrhys
Don't hold your breathe Rhys, everything is to be reviewed,
We'll see an expensive committee roll out a repeated "Oh that's too expensive" message on every major project
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
I think many of the projects will still go ahead, but I hope the first thing they whack that stamp on is the tram up the Parade Pressman!
  62440 Chief Commissioner

I can't see them being too keen on bringing another station into Port Adelaide (despite claiming that Port Adelaide has not had a station for 30 years) but I understand that contracts were signed days before the prorogue. I certainly can't see a new tram line to the Parade happening, maximum disruption for minimal benefit. Any tram projects will have to stand on their merits, money will be in tight supply.
  62440 Chief Commissioner

I can see the Salisbury electrification being extended at the expense of other projects, I see Elizabeth being a better interim turn round anyway.
Passenger trains to Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla? These would arrive at Parklands Terminal so limited benefit for business or hospitals.
Adelaide freight bypass - most likely goer is Menindee to Mildura, taking all PM's away from Adelaide.
I suspect the right turn at North Terrace will fall by the wayside, too much disruption for too little benefit unless extensions to a loop or Norwood happen. I can see them having another look at Torrens bridge, the short extension as it is was a waste, it needs to go to the Oval at least to improve public transport.
Other extensions which could get looked at will be reliant on development eg Roseworthy and Concordia. Aldinga will be expensive but could fly.
But we will have a new Transport Minister next week and I am sure all projects will be thoroughly scrutinised for public benefit and political benefit! Geoff Brock may have trouble funding what he wants on the Horrocks Highway.
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
And as for the right turn into North Terace.

Apparently people off the Glenelg line would prefer to go to the business men of the East End rather than either the railway station or the RAH.

A waste of $37 million and another 2 or 3 week closure of the North Terrace King William Street intersection.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
I think many of the projects will still go ahead, but I hope the first thing they whack that stamp on is the tram up the Parade Pressman!
Aaron
Seeming how Steven Marshall openly campaigned against the Parade Tram proposal, I'd say that's a given to be dropped hastily.
  Halo Chief Train Controller

So now that liberal are in, what projects can we expect, or be cancelled?

I'm thinking about Gawler being sparked, and the Oaklands underpass?
Didn't they also promise to put right turns for trams at North Terrace, for a tram service they refuse to extend? Who wants to put money on that one?
  DJPeters Assistant Commissioner

A lot of projects might get scrapped by them but one the new station and line at Port Adelaide this money would be better spent on the electrification of the Gawler line actually. And how it should have been viewed in the first place actually. It won't get much but it would money better spent than on a white elephant or something of that nature.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

So now that liberal are in, what projects can we expect, or be cancelled?

I'm thinking about Gawler being sparked, and the Oaklands underpass?
Halo
I don't think either will be cancelled.

Contracts have been awarded for both, and the incoming government will not want to waste their political capital (they only have 8/22 Legislative Council seats) on buying out contracts with nothing to show for it.

Developers might be interested in the land around the Port Adelaide and Glanville stations, so keeping the Port Dock project and following it up with a truncation of the Outer Harbor line could be on the table.

Flinders Link is the most likely one to be cancelled.

Didn't they also promise to put right turns for trams at North Terrace, for a tram service they refuse to extend? Who wants to put money on that one?
Halo
I do expect that one to be quietly diverted into an impenetrable mass of paperwork.
  Cato56 Station Master

No one is going to touch putting a right turn in on North Terrace.

The project is enough of a clusterf*** as it is, no one is going to want to deal with that for a movement that is entirely unnecessary and that requires such drastic changes to the level of the intersection (and the effect that has on all the services buried beneath!).
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
So now that liberal are in, what projects can we expect, or be cancelled?

I'm thinking about Gawler being sparked, and the Oaklands underpass?
Halo
Don't believe the hype, those two will be safe.

I think all tram works are in doubt but that's not a bad thing.
  62430 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Metro Adelaide
No one is going to touch putting a right turn in on North Terrace.

The project is enough of a clusterf*** as it is, no one is going to want to deal with that for a movement that is entirely unnecessary and that requires such drastic changes to the level of the intersection (and the effect that has on all the services buried beneath!).
Cato56
What puzzles me is the assumption that incorporating the omitted SE curve requires the complete regrading of the intersection, given that the recently constructed layout has paired curves in the SW quadrant and single curves in the SE and NE quadrants.  A feature of this work is that all the point-work, together with diamond and square crossings appear to have been constructed on the level, with slopes away from the junctions on the W and N legs. Another aspect of the completed layout is that the permitted tram movements could be accommodated within the existing traffic signal pattern.

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