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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:41 pm

There is another new Scania Artic with dome light at Customs Wingfield(probably 1187).
R807 and R808 are at Scania Wingfield.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:09 pm

Why haven't the R artics been renumbered yet, when the Southlinks have? It's not like lengthy rail closures are that frequent.

Technically these should have became 1183-1185, not the new jackpot ones.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:47 pm

As previously mentioned they will be renumbered when all 6 have been readied for O-Bahn service.
The present numbering system will ensure continuity of numbering for this series of Scania Artcs(1843--1850).
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:29 am

It still seems stupid using the 1800 range with artics, when this was used by LCB to prevent conflict. It would be logical to renumber 1849 and 1850 into the 1100 range, so as to avoid the anomaly that is present with the numbers of the artics. But whilst this isn't that necessary, it doesn't make sense to have two largely separated number ranges for the same chassis, with the same company.

All the buses in the 1800 range are rigids excluding 2, and only due to LCB being in the scene for 6.5 years roughly, compared to well over 10 with Southlink and TT.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:08 pm

I have reason to believe that Mile End Depot's MAN SL 202 864 may have been retired
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:29 pm

1102 sounded rather unhealthy tonight. It seemed to be taking longer than usual to accelerate at PBI, and it reminded me a tiny bit of MAN SL202 1635 before it was fixed at some point in 2017 (tired engine).

I don't know what it is with the Morphettville O'bahn equipped Scanias, but there's several that don't sound normal.

And in response to the above, 865 was withdrawn by May 2016 after it's short lived trial as a ferry bus through a flooded underpass on the 117 route.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:01 pm

jibb wrote:There is another new Scania Artic with dome light at Customs Wingfield(probably 1187).
R807 and R808 are at Scania Wingfield.

R808 now has a dome light,and will soon be transferred to St Agnes.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby Former driver37 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:52 am

jibb wrote:
jibb wrote:There is another new Scania Artic with dome light at Customs Wingfield(probably 1187).
R807 and R808 are at Scania Wingfield.

R808 now has a dome light,and will soon be transferred to St Agnes.

Does R806 to R808 have the same axel as the current obahn buses or are they getting replaced like the new artics with a diffrent axel?
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:08 pm

Scania O-Bahn Artic 806(ex R806) has entered service this afternoon.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:12 pm

Scania Artic R807 is still ar Scania. R808 is at Customs.
There are no new Scania Bustechs as yet.
MAN SL 202 862 is due to come off the road next week,not far behind will be 863?
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby TT » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:13 pm

861, 863 and 864 did their final trips yesterday afternoon.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:40 pm

TT wrote:861, 863 and 864 did their final trips yesterday afternoon.

All 3 plus 860 are parked out the back of Morphettville's workshops.
No replacements-obviously Mile End has sufficient buses.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:03 pm

So what's happened to 862 then?
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:18 pm

TA3001 wrote:So what's happened to 862 then?

Still in service as of this morning.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:07 pm

jibb wrote:
TA3001 wrote:So what's happened to 862 then?

Still in service as of this morning.

862 ran its last runs in tonights peak,then joined its retired mates.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby TT » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:11 pm

Another new Custom CB80 Scania Artic at Mile End this afternoon, no fleet numbers yet.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:32 am

Saw what I think was 2821 showing 733 on it's desto this arvo. Sounds like nothing out of the ordinary, until one realises that it was going south through KW St in peak hour.

Here's some proof.

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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby T3331 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:27 pm

jibb wrote:This should be a September post.
3 new Scanias being prepared for service at Mile End Depot
1045-- Bustech
R1184 and R1185 Scania O-Bahn Artics ( I imagine R indicates it can't be used on the O-Bahn)


I have seen the R1184 on a clockwise 300 service, maybe 3 weeks ago?
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby Crispy! » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:38 pm

Noticed 1102 with high rev’s but struggling to change gears 1181 is the same, what’s going on with maintenance with these buses?
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:50 pm

1102 has been like that for several weeks. Could be it's engine. It'll only get worse over time.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby TT » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:42 am

Noticed 806 (the R has been removed) doing an M44 last night. Are all of these former Rail substitute artics now in service on the track.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby Crispy! » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:18 am

TT wrote:Noticed 806 (the R has been removed) doing an M44 last night. Are all of these former Rail substitute artics now in service on the track.


806 has been on the track since 26th of September, none of the others have made on there as yet.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby Skexis » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:38 am

SL bus 2735 was stuck in the Victoria Square bus lane for 2+ hours on Friday arvo and was towtrucked away.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby thedom » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:16 pm

https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Announcements/Service-Updates/Outer-Harbor-and-Grange-lines-temporary-night-closures-October-2019

18th to 20th October 2019 - Friday night, Saturday late night and Sunday early AM closure with Bustitutes G1/H1 in place.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

Postby hino rg » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:52 am

1187 is now in service donw its first trip on Tuersday Afternoon
volvo B10M are the best bus ever made
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