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New Midis for Lonsdale

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New Midis for Lonsdale

Postby Skexis » Sun May 05, 2019 6:52 pm

Photos of the new midis.
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Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Postby jibb » Sun May 05, 2019 7:11 pm

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.
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Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Postby LB608 » Sun May 05, 2019 8:49 pm

there is another 8 to come,as Newcastle gets more new buses they will free up the poncho's to go there
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Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Postby Route 506 » Mon May 06, 2019 1:57 pm

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.
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Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Postby TA3001 » Mon May 06, 2019 2:29 pm

And what kind of bizarre next stop tone do they have? Hopefully not the painfully loud CC jackpot one.
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Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Postby hillsbus » Mon May 06, 2019 8:09 pm

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.
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Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Postby TT » Wed May 08, 2019 7:44 am

Saw one of these on the road yesterday near Marion, “Driver Training” on desto.
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Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Postby Skexis » Fri May 10, 2019 5:22 pm

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.
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Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Postby Eurostar » Sat May 11, 2019 9:58 am

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
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Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Postby TA3001 » Sat May 11, 2019 8:23 pm

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.
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Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Postby ScaniaK320 » Thu May 16, 2019 1:36 pm

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.
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Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Postby Skexis » Sat May 18, 2019 6:27 pm

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.
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Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Postby burrumbus » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:07 am

Hi Skexis.What routes and shifts are Lonsdale depot using the BCI midis on ??
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Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Postby Skexis » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:32 pm

I've only seen them out and about on 682's and a 725 so far.
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Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Postby burrumbus » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:17 am

Please keep us informed on this as the route/shift allocations will be interesting to see if they allocated in the best way.
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Re: New Midis for Lonsdale

Postby Eagle Eye » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:05 am

I've seen them on a couple of 681 trips in the morning peak.
$2,500 fines for vehicles illegally using red Bus Only lanes - could cut the state's debt real quickly if they extended that to regular Bus Lanes!
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