[U/C] Flinders Rail Link

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The Liberals proposed a southern O-Bahn at the 1997 election. It didn't go ahead because the cost estimate blew out from $70 million to $184 million. In today's dollars, it'd be much more, even discounting the number of underpasses/overpasses originally envisaged given the surrounding infrastructure is significantly changed.
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SRW wrote:
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The Liberals proposed a southern O-Bahn at the 1997 election. It didn't go ahead because the cost estimate blew out from $70 million to $184 million. In today's dollars, it'd be much more, even discounting the number of underpasses/overpasses originally envisaged given the surrounding infrastructure is significantly changed.
Getting quite a bit off topic here, but any idea of the route that they proposed?
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SouthAussie94 wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:38 am
SRW wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:11 am
The Liberals proposed a southern O-Bahn at the 1997 election. It didn't go ahead because the cost estimate blew out from $70 million to $184 million. In today's dollars, it'd be much more, even discounting the number of underpasses/overpasses originally envisaged given the surrounding infrastructure is significantly changed.
Getting quite a bit off topic here, but any idea of the route that they proposed?
From memory, the idea was to mostly use the Tonsley and (then) Noarlunga Centre corridors but return to road at Goodwood into the city. Emerson was problematic.
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Did a Google search re: southern O-Bahn, and came back to Sensational Adelaide via an old post by Rhino:
Rhino wrote:Regarding a southern O'Bahn - this was looked into in the 1990s and the only viable route utilised the old Glenelg train corridor and then the Sturt Linear Reserve. It required 22 bridges to be built and was considered un-economic due to this, and the less-than-direct route to Darlington (remember Glenelg is already serviced by the tram). There was no point in going further than darlington as speed would be restricted by the hill anyway, and there was already an 80kmh controlled-access road up Tapleys Hill (South Road). Part of the old Glenelg train corridor has since been used for road (James Congdon Drive).
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That would be a strange route. And rather disastrous to the amenity of the linear parks.
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What a bizarre indirect transport proposal......and where does it end up? About 500 metres from the the Tonsley line.....

Just imagine if the Flinders link had been built in the late 90's!
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Some pictures from 18/7/2020.
1. the end of the line at Clovelly park looking towards new section.
2. the new over head section looking towards site of new FMC station.- is structurally complete just awaiting track laying.
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The site of the new station at Flinders Medical Centre. The hospital is to the left of both pictures. Please click on pictures for bigger.
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Latest video from Department of Infrastructure and Planning re the pedestrian bridge linking the Flinders Railway station to the medical centre.

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Some pictures from 5/9/20 - track has been laid at the station at FMC and the over head masts are in place. This station is more advanced than the new Tonsley Park station. Please lick on pictures for bigger.
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Pictures of the new Tonsley Station just south of the existing station. This station is not very advanced. Please lick on pictures for bigger.
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EBG wrote:
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Pictures of the new Tonsley Station just south of the existing station. This station is not very advanced. Please lick on pictures for bigger.
Tried licking the pictures and nothing happened. :wink:
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I hope you disinfected your screen. I would not want you to catch covid-19.
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From today's Advertiser, after Corey Wingard announced increased services on the Flinders/Tonsley Line.

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Assuming this means 4 extra, hourly services on weeknights, this leaves 24 on weekends, most likely to be hourly between 9am and 9pm?
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Hourly service means few people will use it. Why spend so much on infrastructure and barely use it? :wallbash:
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