New Midis for Lonsdale

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Skexis
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New Midis for Lonsdale

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Photos of the new midis.
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Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

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Excellent photos Skexis-thanks for posting. Are the only getting these 4 or are there more to come? I assume they will replace the Rosas.

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there is another 8 to come,as Newcastle gets more new buses they will free up the poncho's to go there

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They look like neat little buses. Love the stop buttons on the back of the seats! Thanks for posting these pics.

Will there be any specific routes these little guys will be on? I ask because I know the two similar to these up at Gawler are only on Dial A Ride services unless that's now changed.
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And what kind of bizarre next stop tone do they have? Hopefully not the painfully loud CC jackpot one.

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LinkSA have one of these buses that regularly works the 800 and 801 services out of Tea Tree Plaza. That bus is LinkSA and not AdMet branded. Great scenic windows for the drive through the hills.

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Saw one of these on the road yesterday near Marion, “Driver Training” on desto.

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One observation so far is the lack of space for a wheelchair to turn around. Looks like anyone going in forwards will have to reverse out and if you ride a gopher just forget even trying.

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These midi buses would be ideal for nightime on routes such as 400, 401, 411, 415, 440, 441, 442, 443, 451, 452. Also 725, 733 etc
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I would add the 157 and possibly the western portion of the former 'B10' to this list, but it may be undesirable to remove the through running. The only time I've ever seen standees on a a 157 is during the footy.

I have noticed Rosas doing the odd 900, but it's probably impractical to use them on this shift as the first one does a a 44( ) feeder route afterwards at roughly 5:20PM.

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These are very good units for route that are not to busy.
They are owned by Keolis Downer and there are currently 8 in the fleet between Willaston Depot, Edinburgh Depot & Lonsdale Depot.

The only issue is the slowness of the door opening and closing.
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ScaniaK320 wrote:The only issue is the slowness of the door opening and closing.
...and that the front wheel needs to be straight when pulling in to a stop otherwise the door hits it when opened.

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Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

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Hi Skexis.What routes and shifts are Lonsdale depot using the BCI midis on ??
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Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

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I've only seen them out and about on 682's and a 725 so far.

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Please keep us informed on this as the route/shift allocations will be interesting to see if they allocated in the best way.

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I've seen them on a couple of 681 trips in the morning peak.

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Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

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Has the rosas from Lonsdale depot been retired or they still in service i haven't seen 2603 and 2605 on the road for ages

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