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by howlerbus
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations
Replies: 74
Views: 21166

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

On the occasion I've caught a T721, I think I've only seen a passenger board at stop 27 once. Being limited stops makes it even less likely that someone will board. And there's the 5-10 minute layover at Old Reynella too which the DPTI doesn't give a toss about. Unless your destination is one of th...
by howlerbus
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 30909

Re: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019

https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/footer/about-ptv/improvements-and-projects/bus-and-coach/new-bus-service-for-armstrong-creek/ Armstrong Creek and Warralily estates south of Geelong finally get a bus route through the estate as of October 6, McHarrys will be operating the new route 45 from Waurn Ponds SC ...
by howlerbus
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Link SA
Replies: 4
Views: 2717

Re: Link SA

Country fares apply and travel is not permitted wholly within metro area, e.g. First set down on the 805 to Murray Bridge is Callington on the AM service and Murray Bridge on the PM service
by howlerbus
Thu May 02, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: New Uber style bus sytem planned
Replies: 5
Views: 3410

Re: New Uber style bus sytem planned

And some towns such as Murray Bridge have a Dial A Ride service which is the same thing but without an app
by howlerbus
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Why Queensland's buses don't have station onboard broadcast
Replies: 3
Views: 6076

Re: Why Queensland's buses don't have station onboard broadc

Few buses in Victoria have it as well, mostly just buses used on Smartbus routes
by howlerbus
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations
Replies: 161
Views: 27678

Re: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations

At least its not Transdev in Melbourne with 38 or 380 put at the start of many fleet numbers to make a 6 digit fleet number
by howlerbus
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Adelaide Bus Network Simplification Ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 8556

Re: Adelaide Bus Network Simplification Ideas

The 300 100 etc needs to run more often and there needs to be more of these routes, this has worked well in Melbourne with the Smartbus orbital routes which are very well used.
by howlerbus
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2017
Replies: 305
Views: 121558

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

They seem to often target major interchanges (many serviced by Transdev) but surprisingly they do turn up in more far flung places from time to time, like at least once they've spent a day riding the Sunbury town routes :shock: I occasionally see them at Geelong Station and Moorabool Street Bus Int...
by howlerbus
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Windsor station
Replies: 3
Views: 2476

Re: Windsor station

Never heard any issues from Alcohol being sold in the Ballarat Station refreshment rooms either
by howlerbus
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Service Changes for nRAH
Replies: 44
Views: 18250

Re: Service Changes for nRAH

Seems odd that the 864 is one of the routes singled out for being diverted as it doesnt serve the old RAH
by howlerbus
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Realtime apps
Replies: 9
Views: 3884

Re: Realtime apps

Do any apps show fleet numbers for buses in Victoria and do any besides the PTV app show realtime for buses in Geelong, Ballarat etc.? Tripview only shows real time for Melbourne.
by howlerbus
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [May/June 2017] SA Transport observations
Replies: 125
Views: 36033

Re: [May/June 2017] SA Transport observations

Gawler Oval passengers are told to get a train when there arent any: Gawler line Will be fully closed between Adelaide and Gawler Central Closed from first service Saturday 22 July 2017, reopening for first service Monday 24 July 2017 Substitute buses will pick up and set down at stop D North Terrac...
by howlerbus
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: O-Bahn upgrades
Replies: 91
Views: 34497

Re: O-Bahn upgrades

In Melbourne you can't buy a ticket on board any bus. You must have a Myki before you travel. Any public transport smart card should be treated like any other credit/debit card nearly everyone has, i.e. you have one with credit on so it's always ready to go when you need it. It's only a once-off in...
by howlerbus
Wed May 17, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: EVERY Adelaide Metro Route
Replies: 60
Views: 17761

Re: EVERY Adelaide Metro Route

I'm interested about the 865 and 866 classing. Both have many variations. For the 865 you have: 865 Aldgate to City 865 Aldgate to Stirling 865C Stirling to Crafers 865 City to Aldgate (becuase they have different routes in Stirling and Crafers, I assume they count twice?) 865 Stirling to Aldgate 8...
by howlerbus
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Firefly/PT/V-Line Scania No.45 [ 'Coach Ronnie' ]
Replies: 3
Views: 6878

Re: Firefly/PT/V-Line Scania No.45 [ 'Coach Ronnie' ]

That stop is no longer used as a meal break unfortunately as I liked that bakery
by howlerbus
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Eltham - Warrandyte goes to Yarra Glen
Replies: 2
Views: 1570

Re: Eltham - Warrandyte goes to Yarra Glen

Its there cause PTV/Google's data incorrectly shows Kangaroo Glen Primary School bus stop to be near Yarra Glen https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Kangaroo+Ground+P%2FS/@-37.6895184,145.389437,16z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x6ad7d33b49292393:0x5045675218ccf80!2sYarra+Glen+VIC+3775!3b1!8m2!3d-37.648889!...
by howlerbus
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations
Replies: 146
Views: 40014

Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Lt. Commander Data wrote:No, it's only moved very recently. Someone wanted to get off there, and the driver was very surprised that it had moved, she said it had been there yesterday (Thursday). To make it more clear what I'm saying, below is a rough diagram:
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Might as well call it Zone C of the Park n Ride
by howlerbus
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bus services to new Royal Adelaide Hospital
Replies: 8
Views: 3478

Re: Bus services to new Royal Adelaide Hospital

The O-bahn tunnel will prevent the return of the 54xN routes to North Terrace in morning peak that were around in Serco days, they would have been useful.
by howlerbus
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: Murray Bridge Passenger Service
Replies: 4
Views: 2545

Re: Murray Bridge Passenger Service

Riverside was a different company and got bought by Murray Bridge Passenger Service
by howlerbus
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Glink to Tweed Heads? & Byron Bay??
Replies: 22
Views: 9830

Re: Glink to Tweed Heads? & Byron Bay??

Byron Bay is far enough away to be served by heavy rail not light rail, would be a very long trip by light rail
by howlerbus
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Jan/Feb 2017] SA Transport observations
Replies: 181
Views: 29833

Re: [Jan/Feb 2017] SA Transport observations

All bad and everything, but what about that 722X that's running 14min early? I have a feeling that's a glitch, there is no way ANY South Rd buses were running early. Put it this way, express buses were late as they were stuck getting into the city on the run beforehand.. :| The 722X technically doe...
by howlerbus
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: General Victorian Timetable & Route Changes 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 29149

Re: General Victorian Timetable & Route Changes 2017

Geelong route 56 also has 2 extra weekday trips
by howlerbus
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Metlink Local Travel Guides
Replies: 114
Views: 53527

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

I know its not quite Melbourne, but I have noticed that the Mildura network map has been updated to the current format

https://static.ptv.vic.gov.au/siteasset ... etwork.pdf
by howlerbus
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What was the first bus you remember riding on?
Replies: 53
Views: 23918

Re: What was the first bus you remember riding on?

First bus I went on would have been on the Murray Bridge Eastside school bus which was then operated by Riverside Bus Service (the compan y then merged into Murray Bridge Passenger Service, now LinkSA), it would have been a Freighter bodied Bedford.

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