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Old September 18th, 2017, 06:38 AM   #20941
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How long does the bus take and how frequent is it?
31 minutes from Ellenbrook town centre to Whitfords. Frequency currently every 30 minutes - which is fine when you go to work in the morning but makes getting home a bit hit and miss, hence why I am not relying on it at the moment for getting home.
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Old September 18th, 2017, 10:11 AM   #20942
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This perfectly shows how way over sized this roundabout is. Way to big to keep traffic at an optimal speed.

It appears even larger from the side angle


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Old September 18th, 2017, 10:23 AM   #20943
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But after it's finished I assume it is a 2 lane roundabout for westbound traffic with another eastbound one still to be built. Which would be why it is large. It looks to be temporarily used for 2 way traffic.
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Old September 18th, 2017, 10:37 AM   #20944
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But after it's finished I assume it is a 2 lane roundabout for westbound traffic with another eastbound one still to be built. Which would be why it is large. It looks to be temporarily used for 2 way traffic.
Like this one in brisbane
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-27..../data=!3m1!1e3

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Old September 18th, 2017, 11:40 AM   #20945
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Sorry - I thought people were talking about the small roundabouts which I didn't realise would be temporary.
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Old September 18th, 2017, 11:47 AM   #20946
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awaiting uproar over the damage to the cockburn sound oh waiiiiitttt......
It will be quiet a wait judging by the references to long-term and viability.

Infrastructure Australia defines longer term as 10 to 15 years.
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Old September 18th, 2017, 11:53 AM   #20947
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It appears even larger from the side angle

It would probably function better by retaining the two way traffic around the circle and having a small roundabout like the two there on all four entrance/exits. The UK have rectified some over sized roundabout interchanges, that started life out like the Brisbane one above, that very way.
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Old September 18th, 2017, 11:57 AM   #20948
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It would probably function better by retaining the two way traffic around the circle and having a small roundabout like the two there on all four entrance/exits. The UK have rectified some over sized roundabout interchanges, that started life out like the Brisbane one above, that very way.

Are you saying that a cheaper smaller two bridge dogbone would have been a better outcome ?
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Old September 18th, 2017, 12:13 PM   #20949
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Are you saying that a cheaper smaller two bridge dogbone would have been a better outcome ?
Not at all. I have seen plenty of roundabout interchanges that manage to keep the size of the roundabout optimal (probably because of future rail allowances). Also my suggestion gives traffic two ways to get to their desired destination. While a dogbone only gives one.
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Old September 18th, 2017, 12:15 PM   #20950
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The following page from Infrastructure Australia which contains a recent update for business cases currently under assessment (5/9/2017).

http://infrastructureaustralia.gov.a...px#anc_current

WA transport project presently under assessment are the Thornlie and Yanchep rail extensions (submitted Aug 2 2017), Mitchell Freeway from Hester Ave to Romeo Road and Tonkin Highway from Collier Road to GEH (Tonkin Gap). The latter two were submitted on Feb 23 2016 and are awaiting further information from the project proponent.

Neither the Mitchell Freeway extension or the Tonkin Gap feature in the recent state budget however the Tonkin Gap footprint does feature in the recently published shared use path plan.
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Old September 18th, 2017, 03:49 PM   #20951
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It looks like they are going hell for leather on removing the Collier Road dirt that WAS under the bridge..Its now completely clear with trucks and diggers on both sides removing the sides of the approaches...Looks like they will be pushing hard in the lead up to Xmas to get most of this work if not done then very close to completion.
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NorthLink - Collier Road
Traffic is now flowing on the new Collier Road, as part of the NorthLink WA Southern Section in WA. Well done to the team who undertook this work safely and successfully. The next big milestone at Collier Road will be at the end of October, when Tonkin Highway traffic is planned to be travelling under the bridge.

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Video of the new Mandurah Traffic Bridge, opened today

https://www.facebook.com/MandurahCoa...0114047738987/

Courtesy of Mandurah Coastal Times
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Tonkin under Collier will be a watershed moment for the project. I'm anticipating an extension on Tonkin southbound in a temporary two way layout under the bridge and towards the Midland Line bridge while northbound is completed.
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Tonkin under Collier will be a watershed moment for the project. I'm anticipating an extension on Tonkin southbound in a temporary two way layout under the bridge and towards the Midland Line bridge while northbound is completed.
Why do you see this as a watershed moment?
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https://thewest.com.au/news/transpor...-ng-b88605510z

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A fast train from Perth to Bunbury is on the Federal Government’s agenda
Shane Wright, Economics Editor
Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:31AM

A fast train finally linking Perth to Bunbury has been put on the agenda by the Turnbull Government, arguing it and several other rail projects could help make the State more liveable for commuters.

But it could be years before the dream of a one-hour train trip between Perth and the regional centre is made real.

The Federal Government yesterday launched its “faster rail prospectus”, looking for projects across the country that could tap up to $20 billion that is to be set aside over the coming decade to upgrade key parts of the nation’s rail systems.

The prospectus identifies the Perth-Bunbury link, along with Perth-Mandurah and suburban links to Joondalup and Yanchep, as rail corridors that have the potential for expansion and use by fast trains.

Improving or extending existing lines, establishing new lines to greenfield residential areas, taking fast rail to regional centres and electrifying lines currently used by diesel trains are all areas the Government has signalled it may finance.

Transport Minister Darren Chester said connecting capitals to regional and even suburban centres with higher speed rail would improve lifestyles for many Australians.

“For the many commuters in regional and outer urban areas, faster rail has the potential to have a significant impact on their quality of life by allowing them to spend more time at home, and less time travelling,” Mr Chester said.

The Perth-Mandurah line, with an average speed of 80km/h an hour, is the third fastest regional link in the country.

It is only behind the more recently constructed Melbourne-Bendigo and Melbourne-Ballarat lines which have both reported surges in patronage since coming into service.

However, the Government is aiming for speeds of between 100km/h and 160km/h an hour, which would bring a Perth Bunbury rail trip to an hour’s commute. The current rail link can take more than three hours.

The Perth-Bunbury link, which both the McGowan Government and the National Party have supported, could be the centrepiece to plans to give commuters an easy ride into the State capital while also boosting regional job opportunities.

The Government hopes to narrow to three the number of potential projects up for possible funding by the end of November.
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Why do you see this as a watershed moment?


Perhaps because it would mean no traffic lights from ried hey to hale road. That ried hwy intersection on tonkin hwy is probably going to be terrible for a while
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