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by Columbo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Adelaide Metro. Empty Buses Everywhere!
Replies: 29
Views: 3441

Re: Adelaide Metro. Empty Buses Everywhere!

All I see, during my essential outings from home, are empty or nearly empty buses and trains traveling along. Surely it is well time that the whole train, tram and bus system is heavily pruned. A truly skeleton operation at this time would save unnecessary costs, at a time when state funds are need...
by Columbo
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Nov/Dec 2019] SA Transport observations
Replies: 45
Views: 10691

Re: [Nov/Dec 2019] SA Transport observations

Not sure if this is the right spot for this, but wasn’t sure where else it would fit. Went along tonight to the info session for the Regency to Pym road project, specifically to find out some info about the impact on the 230 and 232. As of mid next year Pym street will become left in and out only as...
by Columbo
Sun May 05, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations
Replies: 53
Views: 16043

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

Saw 4 or 5 heading along Brighton Rd yesterday morning one after the other.
by Columbo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Buy / Swap / Sell
Topic: Old Adelaide Timetables
Replies: 3
Views: 5333

Old Adelaide Timetables

I have recently come across some old Adelaide timetables and a Metroguide.
The timetables are from 1988/1989 through to 1996 and the Metroguide is from 2004.
Just wondering if these are likely to be of any value? worth holding on to? selling? or putting in the recycling.
Cheers
by Columbo
Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [June 2014] SA transport observations
Replies: 72
Views: 6357

Re: [June 2014] SA transport observations

Not much info besides the date and info available as it gets closer through usual places.
by Columbo
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [June 2014] SA transport observations
Replies: 72
Views: 6357

Re: [June 2014] SA transport observations

Apologies if this has been mentioned elsewhere. Saw a flyer at my work today advising of service changes on 20th July, info available from early July.
by Columbo
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: Douglas "Dakota" DC-3:The one at McDonalds,West Lakes.
Replies: 6
Views: 1524

Re: Douglas "Dakota" DC-3:The one at McDonalds,West Lakes.

Don't know if you have seen this but bit of history and quite a few pics at the link below, had an interesting life!

http://www.aussieairliners.org/dc-3/vh-aer/vhaer.html
by Columbo
Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: NEW Bus and tram timetables from Monday 27 January
Replies: 50
Views: 7760

Re: NEW Bus and tram timetables from Monday 27 January

Notice that as part of the cutbacks night time weekdays services after 700pm on Route 251 now operate from Arndale (instead of the City) meaning between 700pm and 1000pm services between the City and Arndale now operate 1/2 hourly instead of every 15 minutes. Hopefully enough time has been allowed ...
by Columbo
Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: NEW Bus and tram timetables from Monday 27 January
Replies: 50
Views: 7760

Re: NEW Bus and tram timetables from Monday 27 January

Always thought when i was stuck on a TL4/T255/254X at Ovingham crossing that it would have been a good idea for those services to have gone along Churchill Rd and over the bridge at Islington, looks like its finally happening, should be some interesting looks on peoples faces on the first morning as...
by Columbo
Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: The Random Admet Question Thread
Replies: 1276
Views: 323475

Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Cheers everyone, for the first time yesterday I actually noticed a sticker on the windscreen (about 1/3 of the way up) of the bus i caught home last night.
by Columbo
Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: The Random Admet Question Thread
Replies: 1276
Views: 323475

Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Just curious as to how buses get in and out of the West Lakes interchange now the boom gates are in? Is there some sort of sensor on the windows to activate the gates and if so are there only particular buses that have it? Or do drivers have some sort of card or code?
by Columbo
Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Oct 2013] SA Transport observations
Replies: 69
Views: 8293

Re: [Oct 2013] SA Transport observations

Muttley wrote:
Speaking of O305s, ex 540 has been sighted in Adelaide...in the old O-Bahn livery
Saw it on the weekend, back where it was prior to it's new coat of paint, looked good from a distance as does the vehicle parked next to it.
by Columbo
Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Emergency Rail Mordialloc - Cheltenham
Replies: 15
Views: 2463

Re: Emergency Rail Mordialloc - Cheltenham

Im a couple of weeks a year visitor to Melbourne and have seen the "culprit" train passing my hotel most nights and a few days the last couple of times i have been over. Anyone able to shed any light on what it carries and where it goes? I assume it starts in or near the Dynon area?
by Columbo
Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Dec 2012] SA Transport observations
Replies: 86
Views: 7280

Re: [Dec 2012] SA Transport observations

I saw MAN SL202 (CNG) 883 running a Torrens Transit service this morning. This means that at least three MAN SL202 buses have moved from Transfield to Torrens Transit; 1601 may have also returned to Torrens; however as it was not in service and I didn't get a clear look at the driver (I think he is...
by Columbo
Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Oct 2012] SA Transport observations
Replies: 48
Views: 6086

Re: [Oct 2012] SA Transport observations

Apologies if someone has already mentioned this (tried searching and couldn't find anything). Was up at Stockade Botanic Park at Northfield yesterday and noticed Mercedes-Benz O305G - 587 parked up against the back fence of the Enfield SES yard. Took a couple of pics and wasn't until then that I not...
by Columbo
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [July 2012] SA Transport Observations
Replies: 196
Views: 8783

Re: [July 2012] SA Transport Observations

Here is the new Árndale Interchange'. Still a fair bit of confusion with the new setup. Zone E is now operational but Zone A is now out of action so the 100/231/300 are using Zone E also...which is the reverse of last week when Zone E was closed and the 250-254 were stopping at Zone A (sometimes). ...
by Columbo
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [July 2012] SA Transport Observations
Replies: 196
Views: 8783

Re: [July 2012] SA Transport Observations

The new interchange at Arndale is sort of up and running. Fair chance there could be some chaos there tomorrow for drivers and passengers if the last couple of days are anything to go by. Appears that the info about the entry and exit and stop locations may not have found it's way to the some / many...
by Columbo
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bus Crash
Replies: 26
Views: 1615

Re: Bus Crash

251's were still being diverted around this until at least 8.30 tonight, the one I was on went back out on to Regency Rd down to Hassell Street and then back to Liberty Grove. Probably around 20 years or more since a bus has used Hassell Street.
by Columbo
Fri May 25, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [May 2012] SA Transport observations
Replies: 143
Views: 9167

Re: [May 2012] SA Transport observations

jibb wrote:if that is the case then 1602 would have joined it!
Does anyone know if TT's 1346-1349 and 1267-1268 have returned from LCB to Torrens Transit-haven't seen them for a while!
Saw one of 1346-1349 at TTP on Tuesday night.
by Columbo
Tue May 08, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [May 2012] SA Transport observations
Replies: 143
Views: 9167

Re: [May 2012] SA Transport observations

Appeared that a Man Artic may have got stuck in the round-a-bout at corner of First Avenue and Gray St near the Back of Arndale this afternoon. There have been some detours in place as a result of the work on the new Interchange area as part of the extensions that have started at the Shopping Centre...
by Columbo
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Apr 2012] SA Transport observations
Replies: 111
Views: 6972

Re: [Apr 2012] SA Transport observations

For those heading down to the Showgrounds for the Home / Animal / Craft show this weekend SL200 1903 (903) is parked under the Ferris Wheel in its new guise as a Mobile Garden Shop, complete with S21W wound up on the front and Home Show Expo (i think) as the destination.
by Columbo
Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: SM - Bus Operator Transfields Cost Stress
Replies: 20
Views: 2618

Re: SM - Bus Operator Transfields Cost Stress

Denis Hood-Family First member of State Parliament stated on Leon Byner's programme this morning that he had spoken at length to Senior People in PTSD/DPTI as well as Senior People at Transfield and found out that there were 16 less buses provided for them in the new contracts than existed prior to...
by Columbo
Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Apr 2012] SA Transport observations
Replies: 111
Views: 6972

Re: [Apr 2012] SA Transport observations

witsend wrote:3 Merc rigids sighted on Anzac Highway at approx 3pm turning right from South Rd.
Saw 2 travelling along Park Terrace Bowden about 11.30 yesterday morning
by Columbo
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bus complaint line running hot
Replies: 60
Views: 5915

Re: Bus complaint line running hot

I still can't believe that LCB is trying to service its large area from its 2 govt leased depots, especially when a large concentration of its services are in the Port Adel area. Seeing all the buses starting early in the morning at Port and Rosewater, with all having come from Mirohettville or St ...
by Columbo
Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: How Is The Change Over In Adelaide Going ??
Replies: 183
Views: 10329

Re: How Is The Change Over In Adelaide Going ??

I sent a message via the AdMet site on Tuesday and received a reply on Friday with a number of options as to how I could pass on some feedback, obviously lots of feedback to sort through at the moment!

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