City loop

 
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

If the Belair and the Port Adelaide group of lines were converted to light rail connected to the Glenelg - Hindmarsh line then they would run through the CBD.

This leaves the Seaford and Gawler lines: bring them into the city under the length of Currie and Grenfell Streets terminating in a balloon loop in the east park lands.

This would be constructed by "cut and cover" with two platform stations at Morphett Street, King William Street to Gawler Place, Frome Street to East Terrace, and a single track station, Kent Town, under the Adelaide Bowling Club.

While the trench is being dug it could be deeper between King William and Pulteney Streets to accomodate a Queens Street Brisbane style bus interchange free of any other road traffic.

Lots of dollars, though - several train loads in fact.

Now we are talking! Wink

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  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
if it is a through station why is it called a Terminal?

Why do no trains pass through it?
"steam4ian"
It's a through station as in the trackage is continuous either side, GSR call it a terminal because all their trains terminate there.

Could you imagine if the Overdue continued on to become a Melbourne-Perth IP? The time tabling would be a effort in futility.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
It's a through station as in the trackage is continuous either side, GSR call it a terminal because all their trains terminate there.

Could you imagine if the Overdue continued on to become a Melbourne-Perth IP? The time tabling would be a effort in futility.
"Aaron"


AN did run the Ghan to Melbourne at one time making it a through service.
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

If the Belair and the Port Adelaide group of lines were converted to light rail connected to the Glenelg - Hindmarsh line then they would run through the CBD.

This leaves the Seaford and Gawler lines: bring them into the city under the length of Currie and Grenfell Streets terminating in a balloon loop in the east park lands.

This would be constructed by "cut and cover" with two platform stations at Morphett Street, King William Street to Gawler Place, Frome Street to East Terrace, and a single track station, Kent Town, under the Adelaide Bowling Club.

While the trench is being dug it could be deeper between King William and Pulteney Streets to accomodate a Queens Street Brisbane style bus interchange free of any other road traffic.

Lots of dollars, though - several train loads in fact.

Now we are talking! Wink
  Tallboy-Lemond Station Master

If the Belair and the Port Adelaide group of lines were converted to light rail connected to the Glenelg - Hindmarsh line then they would run through the CBD.

This leaves the Seaford and Gawler lines: bring them into the city under the length of Currie and Grenfell Streets terminating in a balloon loop in the east park lands.

This would be constructed by "cut and cover" with two platform stations at Morphett Street, King William Street to Gawler Place, Frome Street to East Terrace, and a single track station, Kent Town, under the Adelaide Bowling Club.

While the trench is being dug it could be deeper between King William and Pulteney Streets to accomodate a Queens Street Brisbane style bus interchange free of any other road traffic.

Lots of dollars, though - several train loads in fact.
"kipioneer"



Most practical idea I've heard in a long while and would be billions cheaper than a deep Tbm and 20m deep stations. (although not sure it is feasible to convert Blair to light rail due to the power in tunnel issue).

The cut and cover would be a straight run with shallow station boxes at all four squares, plus the corners could be completed in the parkland.

Not too dissimmilar to how the Sydney city loop was built which used parks for station boxes and curves.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Well as they have shifted the RAH to a new site why couldn't the Adelaide Railway station be shifted to a new site down by the old Adelaide jail after you fill in and compact what was the old jail garden there in that hole behind the Wye cabin there and build a new through station there. The Seaford line could simply go through to Gawler and the Belair line link up with the Outer Harbor line. Of course this would also need buses bought into the new station to make a proper interchange. But it might be better than the current dead end arrangement. Just a pipe dream here though.
David Peters
A couple of more things to add now that I have thought about it a bit more it would be closer to the RAH when finished and could have a direct link to if need be. The space that is under the Riverside Buildings now and others could then be used for more car parking space there for Casino or other business's there. It would also eliminate any problems with the Morphett Street bridge and the Overhead wires. It would simplify the track work at the station for a start and being adjacent to the Standard gauge line a platform could be provided here for those that did not want to go into Keswick and come out by bus or Taxi. Get off the IP or Ghan and get straight onto Public transport to go where you want. I would imagine by the time this was done that the Overdue service was no more. The rest of the area that was formerly rail yard could be redeveloped for sports areas or something similar. Not Arena's but other sports that use less space. Or build underground parking spaces there and put the playing areas over the top of it to hide it all from view.
  mclaren2007 Assistant Commissioner

Location: recharging my myki
I don't think the city is large enough, nor does it have the right railway layout for a City Loop. Melbourne has north, east, south and west lines.

Also there is no money.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Indeed it is interesting.

It would be a shame for the medical precinct development to wipe out City SK8 though, it's a very popular facility that users travel to from all over the metro area (often by train if they use a BMX bike, good for promoting public transport to youth) and a positive move to have action sports given a safe venue in the city. Hopefully an even better replacement would be built before City SK8 gets demolished, maybe in the parklands to the east of Adelaide Oval or the south-western corner of Hindmarsh Square would be good options.

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