Started by ozbob, October 21, 2010, 18:11:41 PM
QuoteGrainCorp still has active sidings at Pinkenba. At the moment trucks heavily use the area. On the weekend you can swear that it's a week day with the amount of truck movements. They haven't been used in a while but they do have intentions once their fright network is up and running. The loop has been upgraded a year or two back with cement sleepers. More ex-QR locomotives have just arrived back from South Africa (Aurizon sold them - very sketchy stuff with that sale on the SA side) and are being overhauled at Warwick.
QuoteYou also have significant issues at Eagle Junction even if it's just 1 new platform for shuttles to avoid conflicts with the subs. You also have the flat junction/subs. To successfully have a dedicated platform you need to resume properties on the Southside of the track and rebuild a road bridge. Then retain access. It also sharpens the eagle junction curve. Engineering everything is possible but there's a cost associated with it aswell.
QuoteDual track is a very costly exercise. LRT has its own heavy cost conversion.
QuoteI'm sure they do. But like any business knows not every customer is worth servicing.
QuoteMaybe they need to move their operations to the other side of the river at Port of Brisbane which has port and dedicated freight railway access.
QuoteI'm sure there is a cost and an engineering appraisal involved. Railways aren't going to land on a silver platter. Even keeping it as a railway and upgrading it will have its own issues. There isn't an issue-free option.Resumptions - happens all the time.
QuoteDual track should not be as costly as much of the land acquisition has already been done. The current situation has high opportunity cost - services are operating at the convenience of the administration and not "customer-centric". The bare minimum should be 15-minute services during the day.
QuoteIt is quite pointless to run a railway that close to the CBD on 1/2 hourly frequencies, even if it is low cost do do so. By the time the train turns up, a car would be in the CBD and parked already.
Quote....The yet-to-be-told story in the development of Northshore Hamilton is public transport.The amended development scheme dwells on its active transport attractions – an impressive network of paths, streets cycle lanes and bikeways – and insists public transport is "highly accessible"But the nearest rail station is Ascot – a 25 minute walk from Portside Wharf – and unless there is a secret plan to pimp up Brisbane's ferry fleet with a couple of those V12-driven longtail monsters that ply the klongs in Bangkok, the river journey between Hamilton and the city will remain beautiful but slow.That leaves three words guaranteed to prompt groans of agony from Brisbane commuters – Kingsford Smith Drive.A business case developed by the council to introduced a CityGlider bus service between Woolloongabba and Northshore Hamilton is sitting with the state government.Current plans for the council's $1 billion Brisbane Metro suggest the new transit service will go nowhere near Hamilton and an ambitious concept floated by the Bligh government for a Brisbane "subway" running from Toowong to the airport via Northshore Hamilton – dubbed the Meanjin Line by former transport minister Paul Lucas – sank without a trace. ...
Quote from: Jonno on October 31, 2022, 13:01:36 PMAnother sign that Metro is just not Fit for Purpose.
QuoteMetroBus Line 5: one of the busiest routes in EuropeProbably the most well-known HOCHBAHN route is the MetroBus Line 5 that runs between Burgwedel and the Main Station. With around 60,000 passengers a day, it is not only one of the most frequently used bus routes in Hamburg but in the whole of Europe.
QuoteIf they are worried about using battery buses in mixed traffic (unlikely), put up a wire and use a trolley bus. Brisbane used to have them
Quote from: verbatim9 on October 30, 2022, 11:23:43 AMThe Gold Glider should provide a sufficient service to the area as long as the extend it to Skygate. It will be much faster than going via Eagle Junction to the City and the Gabba.Additionally, sinking funds into train infrastructure and operation costs will take funds away running a 24/7 bus to Skygate via Hamilton Northshore.Eventually, LRT or Metro (underground) can be an option for the area.
Quote from: Cazza on October 31, 2022, 15:39:16 PMThat was just raised as a potential issue in the Bus network briefing, basically saying that it wouldn't be smart running Metros to Chermside and Carindale etc. in the current state of the road network with no bus priority.
Quote from: achiruel on October 31, 2022, 16:18:16 PMQuote from: verbatim9 on October 30, 2022, 11:23:43 AMThe Gold Glider should provide a sufficient service to the area as long as the extend it to Skygate. It will be much faster than going via Eagle Junction to the City and the Gabba.Additionally, sinking funds into train infrastructure and operation costs will take funds away running a 24/7 bus to Skygate via Hamilton Northshore.Eventually, LRT or Metro (underground) can be an option for the area.Now, if only we could get rid of this absurd obsession with operating high frequency 24/7 buses to Skygate. There simply isn't the demand to warrant it. Have you ever been to Skygate at 4am on a weekday morning? There'd be lucky to be half a dozen people there.It absolutely does not need Glider levels of service, and realistically if we were going to start talking about 24/7 services, I'd be running them on the 412 before Skygate.
Quote"It's estimated Northshore Hamilton will have over 14,000 dwellings and be home to over 24,000 residents, to help meet south-east Queensland's fast-growing population" Mr Miles said. https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/96429
QuoteThe Queensland government will free up almost 50,000 square metres of near-riverside land at Hamilton for new homes, about 13 per cent of which would be for social and affordable housing.The land release, identified through an audit of Queensland government-owned land, would increase Northshore dwellings by about 50 per cent, with 1500 new homes added to the 3000 that had already been built. ...
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