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Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 10:49 pm
by TA3001
And whilst on the topic of Scanias, is 1123 currently in service, or is it off the road? I notice that it maxed out at about 75 kph or something in fourth gear along the O'bahn each time I caught it last year. Has this been addressed yet, or is it like 1008 which will never be fixed?

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 9:09 am
by jibb
1123 is certainly in service today.
The only Artic that has been off the road for over 6 months is Morphettville Depot 1103?

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 9:56 pm
by jibb
New Scania Bustech 1028 was sitting outside Mile End workshops tonight.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 8:02 pm
by jibb
jibb wrote:New Scania Bustech 1028 was sitting outside Mile End workshops tonight.

Entered service this afternoon-currently on Route 253 to Hanson Road.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 6:22 pm
by jibb
2 new Torrens Transit vehicles in service this afternoon--Volvo 1364(ex Territory Transit 117) and new Scania Bustech 1029(both Mile End buses).

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:21 pm
by Crispy!
jibb wrote:2 new Torrens Transit vehicles in service this afternoon--Volvo 1364(ex Territory Transit 117) and new Scania Bustech 1029(both Mile End buses).


Which means the end for 848.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:57 pm
by jibb
Morphettville Depot has a new bus as of today Scania O-Bahn Artic 1183.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:34 pm
by TT
Scania BusTech 1030 spotted in service this afternoon doing an H22 towards Wattle Park.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:50 pm
by Skexis
Labor party activists at Noarlunga Interchange today gathering signatures to protest the proposed rail sell off

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:55 pm
by Crispy!
TT wrote:Scania BusTech 1030 spotted in service this afternoon doing an H22 towards Wattle Park.


Scania Bustech 1031 in service today
it did the 3:44pm 265 from D1 King William Street.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:58 am
by softgrow
Since at least 8am this morning the Adelaide Metro website is not displaying PDF timetables. Says "No PDF available". Bit of a nuisance for me wanting to use the compact timetable a PDF offers compared to the build your own timetable online.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:16 am
by PD2/20
softgrow wrote:Since at least 8am this morning the Adelaide Metro website is not displaying PDF timetables. Says "No PDF available". Bit of a nuisance for me wanting to use the compact timetable a PDF offers compared to the build your own timetable online.

PDFs available at 10.40am.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:05 pm
by jibb
I notice that 1790 has been off the road for the last week.
Scania Bustechs have been operating all J1X services

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:44 am
by jibb
Looking at yesterday's state budget, it appears that there is no money allocated(other than that already announced) for any additional services or major changes for Adelaide's Bus Network.
No mention of any further cuts(as yet) to bus services.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:37 pm
by TT
https://indaily.com.au/news/2019/06/20/marshall-govt-derails-port-dock-railway-line/

So it sounds like the Liberal government have knocked the Port Dock rail extension on the head.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:06 pm
by jibb
A number of Mile End Depot MAN SL 202"s could possibly have now been retired;-
841-842-843-844-845-846
The following buses are due to retire by the end of the month;-
850-851(Morphettville)-852-853

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:11 pm
by TA3001
850 is the oldest bus in service. 845-848 were definitely withdrawn weeks ago.

1031 has been on the road for weeks now, which seems inconsistent with the current withdrawals of the SL202s. I haven't seen 1032 yet.

Essentially it's like this:

1601-1620 - 1963 -1982, but with 1604 and 1617 going first in late 2016.
1621/1623-1640 - 1983-1021
841-848 - 1022-1029
1030/1031 - unknown as 850 has not been withdrawn yet. 1993 (delivered in December 2018) did replace the very dull 1631, but the latter didn't get withdrawn until January 22.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:24 pm
by jibb
850/851 are both still in service.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:40 pm
by TT
Torrens Transit Scania Artics(ex Territory Transit) 1361 and 1362 based at Morphettville Depot are currently only being used for driver training.
I was wondering if they are eventually going to appear in Adelaide Metro colours and used in regular services?


Both 1361 and 1362 were in service (both doing northbound G10 services when I saw them) in this morning's peak. I believe they are used for service work when needed. They were used on a daily basis when based at Mile End.
They are still in white livery with some black highlights and haven't made it into AdMet colours.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:21 am
by jibb
Thanks TT. I thought they must have been out,as when I went past Morphettville Depot just before 8 there were no buses in the yard.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:20 am
by softgrow
Metrocard website is out of service for an upgrade this morning
The metroCARD recharge website is temporarily unavailable while we upgrade the system.
Please visit the Adelaide Metro Website to find your nearest recharge locations
http://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Tickets ... ere-to-buy .
If you have experienced any difficulties with your recharge please call the Adelaide Metro Infoline on 1300 311 108.
We apologise for the inconvenience.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:23 pm
by softgrow
softgrow wrote:Metrocard website is out of service for an upgrade this morning


Working again now and reporting "version 2.1.0.4". Had a poke around seem now be able to change autorecharge credit card and amount online rather than having to cancel it and re-add or visit a customer centre.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:51 pm
by TA3001
The auto-recharge function has been around for a little while now. The card is still devoid of one highly logical feature, but it's probably almost a death wish to mention it here or on any forum.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:36 pm
by jibb
As reported on Channel 7 in tonight's news Torrens Transit Scania 1249 managed to demolish a stobie pole at Pennington this morning.
Somehow the bus ended up reversing into the pole just past a roundabout. Extensive damage to the rear of the bus.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:37 pm
by jibb
No trains currently running between Adelaide and Woodville-MFS incident has shut down the line.
Trains only operating between Woodville-Grange/Outer Harbor.
Adelaide Metro trying to find buses to do Substitute services-not easy this time of the day.