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[Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:13 pm
by jibb
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)

Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:41 pm
by Former driver37
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)

R usually indicates its going to used on rail subs when required maybe mile end are getting some o bahn shifts when clarendon street etc close later this month?

Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:46 pm
by jibb
Former driver37 wrote:
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)

R usually indicates its going to used on rail subs when required maybe mile end are getting some o bahn shifts when clarendon street etc close later this month?

These buses can't be used yet on the O-Bahn yet due to being fitted with incorrect axles-that is why they are based at Mile End.
Does that mean buses that would normally turn around at Clarendon Street now have to travel an extra 10 minutes to layover at Railway Terrace Mile End, then return to Currie Street?

This will require quite a few extra O-Bahn buses and will mean more fuel used-at considerable extra expense!

Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:52 pm
by TT
Just because buses are delivered to Mile End doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to operate from there. Mile End might be fitting the ticketing equipment and then buses shifted to any other depot. Perhaps they’ll be at Mile End doing silver work until appropriate axles are fitted and then transferred to St Agnes, Port or Morphettville for track work.
And I don’t think Clarendon St is closing this month.

Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:25 pm
by jibb
Can Port Depot squeeze in another bus?

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:06 am
by jibb
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)

1045 has entered service this morning.

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:57 pm
by jibb
jibb wrote:
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)

1045 has entered service this morning.

New Scania Artic R1184 in service this afternoon on 21W Showground services.

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:01 pm
by jibb
R1185 Scania Artic has entered service this afternoon(currently about to do a 195F from the City).

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:09 pm
by TA3001
Just saw 862 go past on a Blair Athol service from Adelaide. I thought it was withdrawn by now.

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:58 pm
by jibb
TA3001 wrote:Just saw 862 go past on a Blair Athol service from Adelaide. I thought it was withdrawn by now.

Actually 861 is still in service.858/859/860 I believe have all been retired.

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:37 pm
by TA3001
jibb wrote:I have since found out that these Artics have incorrect axles fitted for the O-Bahn and new ones are being sent out to replace them.


Have any of the current O'bahn equipped Scanias actually undergone modifications for track work at any point?

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:26 pm
by route 228
Parked in the Adelaide Royal show is the Replacement Dulcies Second hand clothes Bus for the Adelaide Hutt Centre It SL202 423, So old SL200 1908 must have been retired?

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:43 pm
by TT
1908 retired, sitting on the fence line at Mile End. 423, looking immaculate, is its replacement.

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:34 pm
by route 228
TT wrote:1908 retired, sitting on the fence line at Mile End. 423, looking immaculate, is its replacement.

Not Quite one bad thing I noticed the number plates have been applied over some of the signage.

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:47 pm
by jibb
There was a rumour last week that Scania Artics R806-R807-R808 would lose their "R" and become O-Bahn buses.
Looks like it is going to come to fruition as R806 was at Scania this morning with a new dome light.
R803-804-805 are also going to be prepared for O-Bahn use.

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:19 pm
by Route 506
jibb wrote:There was a rumour last week that Scania Artics R806-R807-R808 would lose their "R" and become O-Bahn buses.
Looks like it is going to come to fruition as R806 was at Scania this morning with a new dome light.
R803-804-805 are also going to be prepared for O-Bahn use.


Interesting to note, that will make nine extra artics on the O-Bahn including 1183, 1184 and 1185 assuming the later two are still going to be O-Bahn. Just out of interest will R803-R808 fleet numbers just become 803-808 or will they be changed to 1186-1191?

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:35 pm
by jibb
Route 506 wrote:
jibb wrote:There was a rumour last week that Scania Artics R806-R807-R808 would lose their "R" and become O-Bahn buses.
Looks like it is going to come to fruition as R806 was at Scania this morning with a new dome light.
R803-804-805 are also going to be prepared for O-Bahn use.


Interesting to note, that will make nine extra artics on the O-Bahn including 1183, 1184 and 1185 assuming the later two are still going to be O-Bahn. Just out of interest will R803-R808 fleet numbers just become 803-808 or will they be changed to 1186-1191?

At the moment R1184 and R1185 will stay as R buses at Mile End.
It is believed that R803-R808 will be renumbered as 1843-1848 meaning when converted that will be 7 extra O-Bahn Artics. Not sure the reason for these additional buses on the O-Bahn?

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:07 pm
by TA3001
Wouldn't it be more logical to number them 1186 to 1192? In theory, the 1800 range should have been used for almost everything in the 1900 range, with it continuing up to 1999, and then starting from 1020.

There are way too much unnecessary gaps and obscurities that are mainly as a result of privatisation, but also due to the STA numbering vehicles in random parts of the 1000 range, instead of making it near continuous.

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:53 pm
by jibb
re MAN SL 202"S looks like the oldest is Morphettville's 862 with it due to be retired by the end of the month.

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:43 am
by TA3001
1388's rear window was badly damaged last night during a scrape with a tree branch, as a result of the driver going in the wrong direction, and being forced to do a difficult 3 point turn.

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:47 pm
by Route 506
2546 was reversed into by a van today at Stop 37C Montague Road, Ingle Farm. Was parked behind the 560 and not sure what the van driver was looking at but certainly not the bus with a blinking indicator! All appeared okay as it drove off shortly afterwards

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:16 am
by TA3001
I saw what I assume is a Volvo B10BLE on the dead track at Port weeks ago, numbered 1365. But I still haven't seen it in service, and it is not listed in the fleet lists. Has it been sold?

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:41 am
by busrider
It's listed in the "to be delivered" section, it still hasn't been registered or used yet.

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:59 am
by TT
Scania artic R1186 arrived at Mile End depot yesterday.

Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] SA transport observations

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:42 am
by jibb
Entered service last night.