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Old August 29th, 2007, 12:50 PM   #301
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And Mawson Lakes, Elizabeth, Smithfield, Oaklands Interchange (once complete) and theres probably a few more.

Theres talk of reopening the North Adelaide station aswell
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Old August 29th, 2007, 12:53 PM   #302
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It's still open - for a few odd Gawler Central line trains each day mostly in peak. Also one stopping there at 10:49pm (!?) heading to Adelaide of all times - apparently for Clipsal workers.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 12:56 PM   #303
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Yeah but the actually station building. TransAdelaide is a bit 50/50 on the idea, but the lord mayor wants to see it reopen

I think we need a Adelaide Metro thread lol
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Old August 29th, 2007, 01:53 PM   #304
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yes i got it right, told you it was to the right bullswool
If that was looking towards the north, yes you would be right. Unfortunately, if you had done a comparison of photos, you would have duly observed that the new station is in fact to the left in that picture, as that is looking south. Google Maps and Earth will also confirm this for you.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 02:10 PM   #305
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It must say its good see that Perth does have shitty looking stations aswell
New York has shitty stations. So does London, and Berlin, Paris, Rome. Every Australian capital does. So?
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Old August 29th, 2007, 02:29 PM   #306
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It must say its good see that Perth does have shitty looking stations aswell
Of course, our rail system didn't open 10 years ago.

There's the Midland and Armadale lines from over 100 years ago which of course have much more basic stations.

The difference between us and other cities is the level of construction since the 1990s which has now given us two fantastic lines, running some 100km+ north-south.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 02:42 PM   #307
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Plus upgraded stations that look quite nice too. Besides Broadgauge, we already knew there were crappy stations as well, as pictures of each one are posted further back in this thread.
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Pictures of A LOT were posted earlier. They made me shiver.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 02:50 PM   #309
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The difference between us and other cities is the level of construction since the 1990s which has now given us two fantastic lines, running some 100km+ north-south.
Exactly, that's why the Transperth system is so modern -- over half of it was built in the last 15 years. This is in direct opposition to the east coast where the railway systems were largely finished a century ago. Unfortunately this has caused problems as east coast systems are heavily bogged down in tradition and because there are more stations placed closer together, it's very difficult to upgrade the stations in a short period of time.

As for counting the number of new lines built since time x, it's a really pointless measure as you'll find that other cities actually built their systems faster than Perth did, just 100 years ago. Look at Brisbane for example -- most of the current system was actually built in under 10 years, but no one remembers that because that was back in the 1890s.

What really matters is the level of service and connectivity with other transport modes. And this is where Transperth is kicking arse and why us easterners are all so envious of the Perth system. Trains run very frequently and connect with feeder bus networks at pretty much every station. The focus in other Australian cities isn't/shouldn't be on building new lines everywhere (new lines are required, but we don't need to 'double' our rail systems), but rather increasing the capacity of the existing system and improving service levels and integration with buses, trams and ferries.

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Old August 29th, 2007, 03:19 PM   #310
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New York has shitty stations. So does London, and Berlin, Paris, Rome. Every Australian capital does. So?
Well thats the first time I've seen photos of dodgy stations in Perth!


The rest have mostly been perfect
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Old August 29th, 2007, 03:24 PM   #311
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that one is west leederville, the station for subiaco oval, it would appear those people are going to an eagles footy game.
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good point Trent , but we did had 3 lines before joondalup and mandurah (which isn't finished) were built, Perth didn't have that much expanding to the north or south in the past, furthest was rockingham and there was no need for a train line to joondalup until the late 80's early 90's when it all picked up. They build for demand i spose not just because they decided to at once, although if liberal got in i question if this state would change from when they got in until they had finished, maybe a few more freeways, good thing it'll never happen.
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When was the Mitchell Freeway built?

When was most of Perth's northern coast around Hillarys etc developed as suburbs?
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Mitchell Freeway has always been extended in stages, it didn't get out to Karrinyup/Warwick, middle suburbs nowadays, until the early to mid 80s (according to Wiki), and then Joondalup until the early 1990s.

Our northern coast expanded through the 80s.
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Well thats the first time I've seen photos of dodgy stations in Perth!


The rest have mostly been perfect
look at page 2 of this thread and onwards. Every station is in this thread, including the dodgy ones! At least the ones posted are RECENT as to give a fair representation of the stations, rather than 20year old photos.
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does anyone have any pictures of Subiaco station back in the early 90s before it was a subway?
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Mitchell Freeway has always been extended in stages, it didn't get out to Karrinyup/Warwick, middle suburbs nowadays, until the early to mid 80s (according to Wiki), and then Joondalup until the early 1990s.

Our northern coast expanded through the 80s.
Ha, no kidding hey.

Here in the southern Suburbs the Kwinana Fwy didn't even cross the Canning River until 1982. Before this, the main roads to the city (...for Melville and Canning) were Manning road and Sleat Road. Get a map out... Sleat Road in Applecross is tiny!

Suppose they were different times. Still blows my mind though.
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Here in the southern Suburbs the Kwinana Fwy didn't even cross the Canning River until 1982.
This would be the Mount Henry Bridge that I keep hearing about?
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Yes, the longest road bridge in WA I believe....
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is not really that long..
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