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« on: February 25, 2015, 10:16:27 AM »
Adelaide O-Bahn City Access project

--> http://www.infrastructure.sa.gov.au/public_transport_projects/o-bahn_upgrade_projects

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The State Government’s proposal to provide quicker, more reliable access for O-Bahn buses into the city could also dramatically transform the city’s East End.

The Premier Jay Weatherill and the Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan have unveiled a revised proposal for a $160 million guided bus tunnel from Hackney Road to the CBD.

The proposal includes a 500-metre bus tunnel from Hackney Road to a realigned Rundle Road to provide quicker more reliable access for Adelaide’s most heavily patronised public transport service.

The improved plan will have numerous benefits including:

    better travel times for O-Bahn bus passengers
    on average, daily commute times reduced by 7 minutes
    increased capacity and reduced congestion on Adelaide’s Inner City Ring Route
    returning more than 3000m2 to the Parklands
    significant improvements to the East End precinct
    enhanced event space in the East Parklands and opportunities to further improve the Parklands experience for all
    support about 450 jobs during construction
    provide for future EastLINK tram corridor

The project represents another important investment in the state’s public transport network ...
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2015, 10:21:01 AM »
The Advertiser --> O-Bahn extension: Majority of commuters prefer upgraded interchanges, parking
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2015, 12:41:43 AM »
The Advertiser --> O-Bahn extension: Majority of commuters prefer upgraded interchanges, parking

Adelaide: learn from Brisbane. Do not continue the failed bus paradigm.

More parking is definitely the solution.

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2015, 01:16:59 PM »
Update

O-Bahn City Access Project Impact Report

>> http://www.infrastructure.sa.gov.au/public_transport_projects/o-bahn_city_access/latest_news_and_construction_updates
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2016, 07:25:32 AM »
For interest ...  Adelaide might become the last place to see a guided bus way ..

Railway Gazette --> Guided bus to tram plan confirmed

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FRANCE: The municipality of Caen has confirmed its intention to develop a three-line light rail network for opening by the end of 2019.

The majority of the tramway would be converted from the existing TVR guided bus network under plans first announced in December 2011, but a feasibility study has suggested that several sections of new rail infrastructure should also be added to better serve local traffic generating hubs and optimise network operation.

Three routes are envisaged:

    T1: Hérouville Saint Clair – Ifs Jean Vilar;
    T2: Campus 2 – Presqu’île;
    T3: Théâtre – Fleury sur Orne.

The network would total 16·8 km with 37 stops. The two moist significant sections of new infrastructure are a 2·2 km branch from Théâtre to Presqu’île and a 1 km extension beyond the current terminus of the guided bus at Grace de Dieu to Hauts de l’Orne in Fleury.

Services are expected to run at 3 min headways in peak times on the shared section used by all three routes. A fleet of 23 trams is to be acquired. Total project cost is estimated to be €247m, with work being undertaken by the ASyAS consortium of Artélia, Setec, Attica and Signes under a contract awarded in July 2015.
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2016, 07:57:52 AM »
A short video I photographed when in Adelaide recently on the O-bahn (guided busway)

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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2016, 09:01:35 AM »
Adelaide Now --> A drone’s eye view of the new O-Bahn route being tunnelled through Adelaide’s parklands

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IT’S a drone’s eye view of the new O-Bahn bus tunnel cutting a swath through the city’s parklands.

The Sunday Mail contracted a licensed drone operator to capture images of the $160 million construction project from the air.

The aerial photographs reveal the magnitude of the project. Tunnel works began in April, and at the end of the month construction workers will begin placing a “lid” over the tunnel, made of large concrete slabs.

It will later be covered by grass and other plants, returning much of the area to parklands.

Workers will also have to fit out the inside of the tunnel by installing lighting and electrical connections.

The dirt dug out to clear the tunnel will later be used to backfill gaps and cover the concrete lid before landscaping can take place.

The whole project is expected to be complete by the end of next year.

The State Government says the 650m bus tunnel, from Hackney Rd to East Tce, will reduce daily bus commute times by an average seven minutes. ...
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2017, 02:02:25 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2017, 02:07:55 PM »
ABC News --> Adelaide O-Bahn bus tunnel reaches milestone as roof works completed

Time lapse of work on Adelaide bus tunnel

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Adelaide buses are expected to start using the city's new O-Bahn tunnel through the east parklands by the end of the year, South Australian Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan has said.

Construction workers are lowering the final concrete roof planks into place this weekend.

The tunnel will give buses quicker access to and from the CBD, taking passengers underground between Hackney Road and Grenfell Street.

All the excavation work is now finished and 90 per cent of the concrete for the tunnel has been poured.

Mr Mullighan said the $160-million project was under budget at this time.

"We're about two-thirds of the way through the project. We are still on schedule to finish before the end of this year," he said.

    "We did have a tricky summer with a lot of unexpected rain for a period, also some blistering heat, but we managed to stay on track, on schedule and importantly under budget."

The tunnel has more than 400 precast roof planks along its 670 metres and the Minister said the Government had also sourced materials from the Whyalla steelworks.

Shorter travel times promised

Mr Mullighan promised shorter travel times for both public transport users and city drivers.
Blue dotted section shows tunnel access to the CBD.

"By removing buses from the rest of the traffic we will not only give our most popular public transport network a better run, but we will also remove more than 1,000 buses each weekday from the road corridor, freeing up space for more cars," he said.

North-east suburbs Labor MP Tom Kenyon said the improvements to the city end of the O-Bahn guided busway would be welcomed by many commuters.

"The almost uninterrupted, smooth ride into the city will be a boon for residents of the north-eastern suburbs," he said.

As well as the roadworks on the eastern edge of the CBD, other transport projects are widening busy South Road at Hindmarsh and Darlington and putting in underpasses and overpasses, as well as changing rail lines and crossings just north-west of the CBD.

I am hoping to visit Adelaide next January so be great this new tunnel is in use for the O-Bahn.
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2017, 04:42:58 PM »
https://twitter.com/7NewsAdelaide/status/919065032482209793
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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2017, 05:22:23 PM »
Definitely try to get to Adelaide sooner than later.

From a public transport perspective is a very interesting place.  The O-Bahn, trams, rail - electric and DMU, plus the big freighters etc.

Well worth a visit!
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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2017, 05:31:27 PM »
For anyone not familiar with the O-Bahn (guided busway).

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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2017, 02:50:05 AM »
The Advertiser --> O-Bahn extension will mean buses take passengers from city to Golden Grove in Adelaide’s northeast



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THE O-Bahn busway would be extended from Tea Tree Plaza to Golden Grove in a proposal to better connect Adelaide’s outer northeast with the CBD.

The project, beginning with an eight-month feasibility study costing $500,000 to be announced today, would be the most significant upgrade to the renowned O-Bahn system since it was built in 1986.

“The study will assess potential routes, engineering requirements and likely demand for the proposed extension, as well as undertake detailed economic and financial modelling,’’ Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan said.

The project will mirror the dedicated O-Bahn-only track between Tea Tree Plaza and Gilberton, as well as improvements to the road network to give buses uninterrupted journeys from Golden Grove Village to the Tea Tree Plaza interchange. The Advertiser understands the likely route will be on Golden Grove Road, which was purpose-built to be wider than needed to accommodate future traffic flow.

The extension is half as long as the existing O-Bahn line, which will allow an almost uninterrupted commute from Modbury to the city when the tunnel through the parklands is opened next month.

Adelaide’s O-Bahn system was the brainchild of global car giant Daimler-Benz, beginning in the German city of Essen.

The idea was adopted by the State Government in 1986 when a tram extension was planned, then rejected, to service the city’s rapidly expanding northeastern suburbs.

RAA senior road safetymanager Charles Mountain said motorists would also benefit from the extension, especially commuters on North East Rd.

“We support this proposal, given the considerable work that has already been done to improve travel times for the O-Bahn, and this would further capitalise on the existing investment in the corridor,’’ he said.

“Incorporating additional park and ride facilities could potentially reduce traffic on North East Rd and other arterial roads as more people switch to public transport.

“Once the study is done, the challenge for the State Government will be to determine whether the proposed recommendations are more worthy of investment compared with other public transport improvements already identified.’’

The suburbs to benefit the most from the project, which has not yet been costed, would be Golden Grove, Wynn Vale, Redwood Park, Surrey Downs, Modbury Heights and Ridgehaven.

Mr Mullighan said public input into the route to be taken by the new track would be an important component of the project.
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2017, 03:21:58 AM »
https://twitter.com/Robert_Dow/status/938452888824659968
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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2017, 03:08:12 PM »
https://twitter.com/DPTI_SA/status/938998006040297472
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« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2017, 12:21:01 PM »
https://twitter.com/DPTI_SA/status/939672223840743426
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« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2017, 01:18:21 PM »
I am thinking heading to Adelaide for the Commonwealth Games.  These latest improvements on the O-Bahn gives me a good excuse ..

(There will be no transport meltdown either in Adelaide during the Games) 

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« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2017, 02:53:02 AM »
Adelaide Now --> O-Bahn tunnel opens for pedestrian walk


People walk through the new O-Bahn tunnel under Rymill Park before it’s opened. Picture: Nick Clayton.


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ITS purpose is to slash commuter travel times to the city, but on Sunday Adelaideans took to the new O-Bahn tunnel at a more leisurely pedestrian pace.

Buses will start running through the 670m, $160 million tunnel on Monday.

“The O-Bahn tunnel is about easing the commute for more than 30,000 people who use the service every day,” Premier Jay Weatherill said.

“It’s not just bus passengers who’ll benefit.

“Creating an extra lane for buses along Hackney Rd and detouring them into the tunnel means more road space for other vehicles.”

Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan was again forced to fend off criticism from the Dignity Party that the tunnel lacked sufficient safety features for evacuating people with disabilities in emergency situations.

He said the tunnel had been designed and tested for situations including a bus catching on fire in the tunnel.

Mr Mullighan also addressed Adelaide City Council concerns about the impact of more buses on the deteriorating road surface along Grenfell St.

He said the council was trying to get the State Government to pay for local road maintenance costs.


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« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2017, 10:43:17 AM »
https://twitter.com/7NewsAdelaide/status/940016291494035456
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« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2018, 03:17:32 AM »
https://twitter.com/Robert_Dow/status/948604028530843648
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