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[May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 8:56 pm
by The Phonj
Greetings all and welcome to the May/June observations thread. Not much usually happens in May or June, they're typically pretty quiet months.

Seaford train services are set to resume on Monday 6 May, servicing the new sunken Oaklands station.

Currently Southlink have a number of buses on loan from Torrens Transit, these should return once the Seaford line resumes operations. Your last chance to see these buses operating out of their normal operating territory is now.

Please... Post your South Australian transport observations here that wouldn't seem to warrant their own thread.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 9:25 am
by TT
Lots of the buses that had been loaned to Southlink for train subs are doing normal Mule End shifts this morning, so I assume that all of those buses have now been returned to Mile End and the buses that Mile End has from St Agnes and Morphettville have been returned to their home depots.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 7:08 pm
by jibb
TT wrote:Lots of the buses that had been loaned to Southlink for train subs are doing normal Mule End shifts this morning, so I assume that all of those buses have now been returned to Mile End and the buses that Mile End has from St Agnes and Morphettville have been returned to their home depots.

Pretty much all the Bustechs from Mile End were in service this afternoon including on AO services.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 9:34 pm
by Columbo
Saw 4 or 5 heading along Brighton Rd yesterday morning one after the other.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 10:22 pm
by Skexis
TT wrote:Lots of the buses that had been loaned to Southlink for train subs are doing normal Mule End shifts this morning

Mule End - the best name I've heard for that place :)

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 11:23 pm
by jibb
New Scania CB80 Artic 1183 for the O-Bahn is now at St Agnes Depot.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 11:32 pm
by TA3001
Sounds like it took an unusually long amount of time to enter service. I thought this CC jackpot artic was built months ago.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 8:55 am
by jibb
Torrens Transit Scania Bustech 1025 has entered service this morning, currently on a 239 route to Arndale.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 2:08 pm
by Route 506
jibb wrote:New Scania CB80 Artic 1183 for the O-Bahn is now at St Agnes Depot.


Just wondering do we know how many more artics are either on order or due to be arriving?

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 2:15 pm
by jibb
Route 506 wrote:
jibb wrote:New Scania CB80 Artic 1183 for the O-Bahn is now at St Agnes Depot.


Just wondering do we know how many more artics are either on order or due to be arriving?

According to Fleet Lists there is another 5 on order,3 of which are for the O-Bahn.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 2:32 pm
by TA3001
CC bodied or another builder?

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 2:48 pm
by jibb
TA3001 wrote:CC bodied or another builder?

Same as 1183 Custom Coaches, (Precision Buses do not build Artics)

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:29 am
by jibb
Another new Scania Bustech in service this morning--1026.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 4:48 pm
by otto5013
I was on the train platform at Port Adelaide yesterday. It was pretty wet. A lady in her thirties asked me to confirm for her that she was on the right one for going into the city.
I've often remembered that it's the same side as if driving a car. But we had a quick look at all the prominent signage around us as the train arrived and it did seem that the most obvious advice for a visitor was missing or immediately unclear, if only at first.

I told her about the newish signs at the bottom of the ramps. She just wanted to be sure I guess.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 6:48 pm
by TA3001
Regarding recent deliveries, would I be correct in assuming that MAN SL202 845 and onward are still in service? It registers with me that 1023-1026 would have theoretically stole the spots of 841-844. 840 should still be on the road, being the last one built.

If 1999 saw the end of 1637, then it makes sense, but I stand to be corrected.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 8:19 pm
by jibb
2 new Scania Bustech's at Scania Wingfield today.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 12:30 pm
by TT
1183 spotted “on test” on the Obahn track this morning.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 12:54 pm
by jibb
TT wrote:1183 spotted “on test” on the Obahn track this morning.

Must be close to entering service?

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 7:55 pm
by TT
Must be close to entering service?

It happened today.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 6:32 pm
by Crispy!
TT wrote:
Must be close to entering service?

It happened today.


Doing which route?

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 7:40 pm
by Eurostar
I spotted Torrens Transit Scania L94UA 1361 in front of me on a driver training this afternoon in the Somerton Park area. He/she did quite well navigating the small roundabouts on King George Avenue and Moseley Street

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 4:40 pm
by jibb
Reported that a new Scania Bustech 1027 has entered service today.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 8:26 pm
by thedom
Premier Marshall through treasurer Lucas, has announced price increases proposed for public transport fares in FY19/20.

The $5.00 fee for a full fare metrocard is been reintroduced, $3.50 for concession... 2 section tickets are being abolished as well as metro card 2 section fares.

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 11:03 am
by Former driver37
Just drove past heavy Automatics there is what looks like an ex Adelaide volvo b58 artic sitting there its white with a turquoise front does anybody have details on this vehicle?
Cheers

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 5:46 pm
by nscaler69
I would have thought there was more rorting of the concession Metrocard than the 2 section ones.