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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:38 am

TA3001 wrote:867 was on a Morphettville shift tonight, and it seems like 866 has been transferred there too.

I have no idea how Southlink will meet allocation requirements atter the NLs disappear, if all new buses get delivered to Mile End indefinitely.

Are there any plans to expand the depot to accommodate for the increased numbers?

It does look like your observations are correct as both 866 and 867 are operating Morphettville runs.
Mile End is only receiving new buses to replace retiring MAN SL 202's.Morphettville Depot will eventually receive theres.
As regards NL series MAN the first of these are not due for retirement until 2022 ,by which time all the MAN SL202's will have all been replaced.
As regards Mile End Depot-it is near capacity and they will not be increasing its current allocation of buses.
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:16 pm

I actually wasn't being 100% serious with that query. It just seems to be an impression of mine, but possibly not the actual outcome after 840 is withdrawn.

Anyhow, I have noticed that the backrests on the new 1000s and 1973-1999 continue to be very unsturdy. They basically hit you in the back every time they go over a bump.

Is this intentional by the manufacturer, or is it a design fault? It doesn't seem like the new arrivals are any better than the jackpot CB80s. It seems that some Bustechs have this problem, whilst some aren't as bad.

And on an unrelated note, 1943's next stop tone hasn't been audible for weeks now.
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby Stonesourscotty » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:24 pm

1102 SB 91 DI was involved in a near fatal collision today a chinese girl on her phone wasn't watching where she was walking and walked straight into the mid section of the Bendibus which was trravelling at approximately 50km/h she went under the wheels and twisted her left ankle all this happened right in front of me i rang her an ambulance and luckily my girlfrriend is a nurse and attended to her at the scene a woman partially blocked the dual carriageway off with her car in full hi vis and diverted traffic around the prone woman as i arranged a ambulance for the injured woman. she was taken to hospital and the diver of the Bendi took my details about the accident none of which was his fault
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:13 pm

They're generally called "articulated" buses now. Bendy is an old school term. You don't need to mention the rego, as the fleet lists provide all that info, and it would have been in plain view to the observers anyhow, including the police.

Whereabouts did this occur, and what time?

The near instant braking (from any speed) is something you don't mess with on modern buses, but on rare occasions, it has to be used.
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:51 pm

Scania Wingfield very busy with new Adelaide Metro buses. 3 Scania Bustech's. 2 Scania Artics.
O-Bahn Scania Artic is still at Custom at Wingfield.
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:35 pm

I have heard something about all (T)721s having another 3 minutes added between Beach Rd and Old Reynella, with down services from South Rd 33 to this interchange being the same.

Sounds absurd due to the fact that 721s often sit there for over 5 minutes taking out time already. Are Southlink running times ever actually properly reviewed?
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby Stonesourscotty » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:58 pm

I'm English so there still called Bendibuses in my language Artic is solely reffered to as lorries in my Language
The Police didn't attend the scene just one Ambulance it was outside the Tafe 120 Currie st?? opposite the J1 stop at exactly 13:20 i think the Stop on the opposite side is W1?
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:55 pm

2019 Royal Adelaide Show Details of 21W and 22W Show services as well as Showground Rail services plus other Public Transport Services in and around the area are all shown on the Adelaide Metro website.
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:09 am

Route 361X will cease operations from September 6th. This service provided one trip in the am from TTP to Port Adelaide,and return in the pm from Port Adelaide to TTP.
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:51 am

What's gonna replace it though? It is the norm in Adelaide to have at least one white elephant trial bus service operating before being scrapped.

Did the DPTI seriously expect this service to be a success? A 371F would probably be more practical, or even a service to the moon operated by a modified NL232.
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:16 pm

Nothing will replace it-poor patronage bought this cancellation on.
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby thedom » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:02 pm

Outer Harbor and Grange lines temporary closures

When: From Monday 26 August 2019 to Thursday 12 September 2019

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

Temporary night closures 9pm - 4am 26th -29th August and 9th-12th September

Bustitutes will occur in place of rail services during the closure.
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:15 pm

New Scania Bustech 1042 has entered service this afternoon.
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:53 am

It looks like several Torrens Transit Mile End Depot's MAN SL 202's have been withdrawn this week-858/859/860.
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:27 am

In this morning's Sunday Mail the announcement that Adelaide's major bus operator Torrens Transit has been named as the major sponsor of Adelaide's Carols by Candlelight.
A few weeks ago it was announced that the event was in danger of not going ahead if a major sponsor was not found.
Transit Systems (owner of Torrens Transit') CEO Clint Fueurhardt himself an ex South Australian say as a child he remembers travelling from his home in Port Lincoln to attend the event and he said he didn't want to see it finish up.
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby BroadGauge » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:30 am

jibb wrote:In this morning's Sunday Mail the announcement that Adelaide's major bus operator Torrens Transit has been named as the major sponsor of Adelaide's Carols by Candlelight.
A few weeks ago it was announced that the event was in danger of not going ahead if a major sponsor was not found.
Transit Systems (owner of Torrens Transit') CEO Clint Fueurhardt himself an ex South Australian say as a child he remembers travelling from his home in Port Lincoln to attend the event and he said he didn't want to see it finish up.

Here's an online link to the story: https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenge ... 419b614600

Well done Transit Systems.
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:07 am

jibb wrote:It looks like several Torrens Transit Mile End Depot's MAN SL 202's have been withdrawn this week-858/859/860.

Correction 860 in service this morning.
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:40 pm

Both 1043 and 1044 Scania Bustechs are sitting outside the workshops at Mile End Depot.
There are now 2 new Scania O-Bahn Artics at Scania,and one at Customs.
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby Former driver37 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:16 pm

jibb wrote:
jibb wrote:It looks like several Torrens Transit Mile End Depot's MAN SL 202's have been withdrawn this week-858/859/860.

Correction 860 in service this morning.

858 also in service this afternoon
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:49 am

jibb wrote:Both 1043 and 1044 Scania Bustechs are sitting outside the workshops at Mile End Depot.
There are now 2 new Scania O-Bahn Artics at Scania,and one at Customs.

1043 entered service yesterday afternoon.
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:28 pm

jibb wrote:
jibb wrote:Both 1043 and 1044 Scania Bustechs are sitting outside the workshops at Mile End Depot.
There are now 2 new Scania O-Bahn Artics at Scania,and one at Customs.

1043 entered service yesterday afternoon.

1044 entered service this afternoon.
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby TT » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:49 pm

2 new Scania artics, both Obahn equipped but without fleet numbers, arrived at Mile End depot on Friday.
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:38 pm

Interesting ?Wonder why they weren't sent to either Morphettville or St Agnes depots?
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Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:37 pm

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 the.
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