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New Midis for Lonsdale

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 8:52 am
by Skexis
Photos of the new midis.
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Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 9:11 am
by jibb
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.

Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 10:49 am
by LB608
there is another 8 to come,as Newcastle gets more new buses they will free up the poncho's to go there

Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 3:57 am
by Route 506
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.

Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 4:29 am
by TA3001
And what kind of bizarre next stop tone do they have? Hopefully not the painfully loud CC jackpot one.

Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 10:09 am
by hillsbus
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.

Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 9:44 pm
by TT
Saw one of these on the road yesterday near Marion, “Driver Training” on desto.

Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 7:22 am
by Skexis
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.

Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 11:58 pm
by Eurostar
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

Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 10:23 am
by TA3001
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.

Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 3:36 am
by ScaniaK320
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.

Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:27 am
by Skexis
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.

Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:07 pm
by burrumbus
Hi Skexis.What routes and shifts are Lonsdale depot using the BCI midis on ??
Cheers

Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:32 pm
by Skexis
I've only seen them out and about on 682's and a 725 so far.

Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:17 pm
by burrumbus
Please keep us informed on this as the route/shift allocations will be interesting to see if they allocated in the best way.

Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:05 pm
by Eagle Eye
I've seen them on a couple of 681 trips in the morning peak.

Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:18 am
by Former driver37
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