While Premiers Rann and Weatherill were infrastructure builders, Premiers
Marshall and Malinauskas are not. And when the Premiers don't want
something, consultants rarely come up with reports that say anything the
Premiers won't like.
In this case, I can think of at least two options that would do the job,
and I am certain that if the Premier wanted them to, they'd suddenly
"discover" a new solution.
The easiest solution is to buy new trams that can negotiate a slightly
smaller diameter curve. Flexities would do. And since new trams would be
required for a loop, it's not an extra cost at all. The only penalty is
that the Citadis trams would be barred from that route. That simply would
not matter if the Premier wanted it.
On Sun, 12 Mar 2023, 10:59 am Graham Jaunay, graham@...> wrote:
> I have been advocating the Adelaide Loop concern for some time. Whilst
> this version is ideal for the current festival it does leave out the west
> end - an easy fix by just adding in North Tce west and leaving out the
> short length on King Wm Road. Altho if we had retained the former track
> layout at Nth Tce/King Wm St removed in the 1950s we would have had even
> more scope for a range of variations! Somehow the early C21st track
> designers were unable to repeat what their counterparts had achieved 100
> years earlier!!!!
> On Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 8:12:38 AM UTC+10:30 Malcolm Rowe wrote:
>> Adelaide has turned on some fine world music this weekend and some
>> perfect weather.
>> The trams have been busy delivering passengers to WOMAD and the Fringe
>> Festival events.
>> My phone shot last night caught 209 at the University stop in North
>> Terrace, while the timetable shows that extra ADLOOP service that provides
>> CBD mobility at this busy time of year.
>> Mal Rowe - enjoying the music
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