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Just out of interest, I was wondering how well patronized are the Route 864's servicing the stop at the RAH and how well patronized are the Route 820's to and from Stop 13 Greenhill Rd?

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leftyandy76 wrote:Just out of interest, I was wondering how well patronized are the Route 864's servicing the stop at the RAH and how well patronized are the Route 820's to and from Stop 13 Greenhill Rd?
Not sure re the 864's but the 820 service that runs only to Stop 13 seems to get average patronage. It seems to have 10 people on an average run, alot of Uni students. Locals probably prefer it given it is much quicker than the 144 and 147 routes.

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I only ask about the 864's as is it really necessary to have all those service's going to the RAH. Wouldn't it be better just to have service's that are & dep when the staff have shift changes?

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leftyandy76 wrote:I only ask about the 864's as is it really necessary to have all those service's going to the RAH. Wouldn't it be better just to have service's that are & dep when the staff have shift changes?
I think the theory is that it's also there for people going to the Hospital for appointments, visiting people etc. As the Mt Barker Hospital has only limited services, a lot of patients from there are referred to the RAH.

I know the 540 and 541 services rarely leave the stop on North Tce empty - around 4pm some of the 541X services leave there with 15-20 people on board.

With the demise of the 540 and 541 routes in the proposed "New Network" (540 removed and 541 renumbered and through routed in place of the G40 and extending to Marion SC), it will be interesting to see if any O-Bahn routes still serve the RAH.

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Fair enough. Once the new service's get up & running, I see the Route 864 will be even more important to get people to & from the hospital.

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Hello, I was wondering if anyone knows what route was serviced along Gilles Rd, Glen Osmond. When I look at Google Earth in 2009, I see Bus stops (17A, 18, 18A, 19) along the road and stop 19 reading 'Glen Osmond Terminus' at the roundabout at the top of Gillies Rd.

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T3331 wrote:Hello, I was wondering if anyone knows what route was serviced along Gilles Rd, Glen Osmond. When I look at Google Earth in 2009, I see Bus stops (17A, 18, 18A, 19) along the road and stop 19 reading 'Glen Osmond Terminus' at the roundabout at the top of Gillies Rd.
Have been lurking for a long time and have just created an account. I think the route that used to service Gilles Rd, Glen Osmond, was 148. There might have a different route number at different times but around 2011-2012 it was 148.

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T3331 wrote:Hello, I was wondering if anyone knows what route was serviced along Gilles Rd, Glen Osmond. When I look at Google Earth in 2009, I see Bus stops (17A, 18, 18A, 19) along the road and stop 19 reading 'Glen Osmond Terminus' at the roundabout at the top of Gillies Rd.
It used to be Route 15 which later became Route 145.

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145 (and 15) turned right from Gilles Rd into Portrush Rd, left Greenhill, right Stuart, left Dulwich, right Fullarton, then Dequetteville Tce and Rundle Rd to city.
The right turn onto Portrush became too dangerous, so for a while I think it was the 148 that went left Portrush, into Cross Rd, right Duthy St.
Gilles Rd is now only serviced by a school bus run (for St Ignatius College, Athelstone).

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TT wrote:145 (and 15) turned right from Gilles Rd into Portrush Rd, left Greenhill, right Stuart, left Dulwich, right Fullarton, then Dequetteville Tce and Rundle Rd to city.
The right turn onto Portrush became too dangerous, so for a while I think it was the 148 that went left Portrush, into Cross Rd, right Duthy St.
Gilles Rd is now only serviced by a school bus run (for St Ignatius College, Athelstone).
148 travelled via Unley Rd, not Duthy St.
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TT wrote:145 (and 15) turned right from Gilles Rd into Portrush Rd, left Greenhill, right Stuart, left Dulwich, right Fullarton, then Dequetteville Tce and Rundle Rd to city.
The right turn onto Portrush became too dangerous, so for a while I think it was the 148 that went left Portrush, into Cross Rd, right Duthy St.
Gilles Rd is now only serviced by a school bus run (for St Ignatius College, Athelstone).
Thanks for the response, would you of happened to know though were 145 started? I am assuming it was at the top of the road at the roundabout...

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Yes you are correct.

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jibb wrote:Yes you are correct.
Alright thank you

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Also the 650 bus went from this terminus at Glen Osmond to Glenelg via Cross Rd, Marion Rd, Bray St and the current 190 route. The 650 and 652 (Mitcham to Glenelg) routes were replaced by the 190 route not long after Torrens Transit took over the North-South Contract from Serco.

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TT wrote:145 (and 15) turned right from Gilles Rd into Portrush Rd, left Greenhill, right Stuart, left Dulwich, right Fullarton, then Dequetteville Tce and Rundle Rd to city.
The right turn onto Portrush became too dangerous, so for a while I think it was the 148 that went left Portrush, into Cross Rd, right Duthy St.
Gilles Rd is now only serviced by a school bus run (for St Ignatius College, Athelstone).
FYI the 145 timetable from 01/2008:
http://web.archive.org/web/200807230918 ... ttable.pdf

And routemap:
http://web.archive.org/web/200807230919 ... utemap.pdf

Can't find the 148 timetable on the wayback machine, but it ran at 2 hourly intervals to begin with, later reduced to 2 round trips a day before being cut completely.
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Does anyone know when the l94's in the Adelaide hills are going to retire and when they do, what buses will replace them?

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I have heard rumours of them potentially being prematurely withdrawn. But unless this is actually the case, they should last until at least 2027, excluding the 4 units (3269, 3270, 3310, 3311) that were built before 2002.

Not sure about the extra ones that were built at random intervals from 2003 to 2007.

There is also the risk of expensive unjustifiable repairs that may spell the end for any that fall in this category closer to their retirement age.

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TA3001 wrote:
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I have heard rumours of them potentially being prematurely withdrawn. But unless this is actually the case, they should last until at least 2027, excluding the 4 units (3269, 3270, 3310, 3311) that were built before 2002.

Not sure about the extra ones that were built at random intervals from 2003 to 2007.

There is also the risk of expensive unjustifiable repairs that may spell the end for any that fall in this category closer to their retirement age.
Was actually thinking this the other day when I went up to the hills. Glad they will overall be around for a while yet as I really enjoy riding these buses when heading to the hills
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I'd prefer to see some MAN NL232s, 18.280s, or Mercedes-Benz O405s doing 864s or T840s over diesel Scanias any day.

At the very least, it would enable through running with 167/168s.

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Sending CNG buses up the freeway?

What does the bus type have to do with enabling through running?
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Does anyone know what the 2571 from Lonsdale depot is doing up in the hills? Saw it running an 883 this morning.

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T3331 wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:56 am
Does anyone know what the 2571 from Lonsdale depot is doing up in the hills? Saw it running an 883 this morning.
Most likely being serviced at Aldgate. A number of Lonsdale buses have been serviced at Aldgate in the last few months including 2585, 2522, 2571, and an NL202
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Lt. Commander Data wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:52 am
T3331 wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:56 am
Does anyone know what the 2571 from Lonsdale depot is doing up in the hills? Saw it running an 883 this morning.
Most likely being serviced at Aldgate. A number of Lonsdale buses have been serviced at Aldgate in the last few months including 2585, 2522, 2571, and an NL202
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Lt. Commander Data wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:52 am
T3331 wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:56 am
Does anyone know what the 2571 from Lonsdale depot is doing up in the hills? Saw it running an 883 this morning.
Most likely being serviced at Aldgate. A number of Lonsdale buses have been serviced at Aldgate in the last few months including 2585, 2522, 2571, and an NL202
Is that because so many are failing these days and Lonsdale can't cope?

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Question: Does varying from the published route where there are no stops really matter?

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The 222 and other Main North Road buses has the published route on the timetable heading North from Stop 6 O'Connell Street as being along Prospect Road, then turn right on to Fitzroy Terrace, then left on to Main North Road to Stop 7 Medindie. At the moment roadworks on Prospect Road through the parklands make access to the Bus Only lane on Western side of Prospect Road at Fitzroy Terrace difficult. However excluding that, I've found that some buses go via the "official" route and some turn right from O'Connell Street to Main North Road direct. My question is, does it matter? Does the contracted company or SAPTA mind or care?

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