Sunday, 15 April 2012
On Friday I travelled on Adelaide's guided busway, the O-Bahn. Its success was one of the reasons we in Cambridgeshire were given a busway rather than a reopened railway. You can read about the O-Bahn here and here. The Cambridgeshire and Adelaide busways are very different in terms of length, volume of traffic, design and speed. The Adelaide route is shorter than Cambridgeshire, but there are no flat road crossings requiring buses to slow down frequently. Roads and footpaths are carried over or under the O-Bahn on bridges, but there is a break at the intermediate stops. A yellow line is provided to help drivers to join the guideway efficiently.