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colinw

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Article: Call for rail line to airport
« on: February 22, 2011, 10:17:08 AM »
The Advertiser: Light rail airport link plea

This would have to be about the shortest article I have ever seen!

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THE Government has been urged to build an airport rail link to prevent road congestion.

The Tourism and Transport Forum said the emergence of low-fare airlines meant more people were able to afford flights, generating strong demand for cheap transport options.

The group's Accessing Our Airports report predicts an increase in passenger numbers from 6.8 million to 14.1 million over the next 20 years, putting further strain on the state's poor airport access.

Adelaide Airport has included a rail link in its long-term master plan, but the Government is yet to support a light rail transit system.

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Re: Article: Call for rail line to airport
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011, 10:23:48 AM »
Looks like Melbourne will be vying for last place along with Darwin, Canberra and Hobart.
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Re: Article: Call for rail line to airport
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2012, 12:41:07 PM »
They are best to investigate cut and cover tunnels to run the exisisting light rail to Adelaide Airport. Perhaps even running a loop Adl city centre - Airport - Glenelg - Adl City Centre. Plus at least a shell of an underground light rail station should be delivered together with the new car park at Adl airport.

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Re: Article: Call for rail line to airport
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2012, 08:30:52 AM »
They are best to investigate cut and cover tunnels to run the exisisting light rail to Adelaide Airport. Perhaps even running a loop Adl city centre - Airport - Glenelg - Adl City Centre. Plus at least a shell of an underground light rail station should be delivered together with the new car park at Adl airport.

I actually think we are more likely to see an east-west route like this.

Possibly via Henley Beach Road or taking some road to the east other than The Parade, but I think Grenfell/Currie Street is the CBD corridor you would want.

Other potential corridors would be:
- Pulteney Street/Unley Road to Torrens Park station on the Belair line
- Main North Road to say Gepps Cross
- Goodwood Road to Flinders Uni
- Marion Road to Marion shops and Brighton Station (branch off the Glenelg route or continue north until you hit the Airport route
- Glen Osmond Road
- Montacute Road

All busy bus corridors already, and many former tram routes to boot.
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