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Offline Set in train

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Article: end of life for busway O-Bahn?
« on: October 28, 2013, 12:21:21 PM »
http://indaily.com.au/news/2013/10/28/is-the-o-bahn-track-nearing-end-of-life/

I have travelled on this when visiting Adelaide for novelty purposes.

It is an amazing piece of infrastructure.

A busway or rail system capable of 100km/h speeds would be more conventional but this is SA which has always done things differently since being settled as a free colony.

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Re: Article: end of life for busway O-Bahn?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 07:51:48 PM »
Adelaide always has weird stuff. Surprised that they haven't put up maglev or monorail yet  :fo:
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Re: Article: end of life for busway O-Bahn?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 09:22:30 PM »
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I doubt the ROW costs less to build than the typical two lane roads that busways are built on now.
Basically, the only reason for doing a guided busway is because they can have a narrower ROW compared to a regular roadway...That's why Cambridgeshire built one...So they could safely fit it in an old rail ROW.


Hard to see why Adelaide bothered with it. Has hardly any stops, but at the same time has hardly any entry/exit points, so it fails a bit in terms of doing what busways actually do well.

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Re: Article: end of life for busway O-Bahn?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2014, 04:23:47 PM »
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Whoops!

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Re: Article: end of life for busway O-Bahn?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2014, 04:34:58 PM »
Adelaide always has weird stuff. Surprised that they haven't put up maglev or monorail yet  :fo:

Yeah, like the one-way motorway. Not that I think it is a bad idea. It is being made into a regular two-way motorway anyway  >:(.
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Re: Article: end of life for busway O-Bahn?
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2014, 04:39:53 PM »
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Adelaide O-Bahn ‏@_obahn 6 hours ago

Whoops!



For punishment, that driver should be sent to the northern Gold Coast immediately !  :bna:

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Re: Article: end of life for busway O-Bahn?
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2014, 07:23:40 PM »
Hey, driving over the Nerang River tram bridge takes SKILL...  :bna:
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Re: Article: end of life for busway O-Bahn?
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2014, 07:37:23 PM »
That photo is from 2012

Which is amazing as I thought Adeliade was about ten years behind the rest of Australia  ;D

 

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