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by Simes
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ipart Opal Fare review 2020 to 2024
Replies: 119
Views: 25407

Re: Ipart Opal Fare review 2020 to 2024

It would be nice if Sunday fares were charged on a public holiday :roll:
by Simes
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: AIRPORT EXPRESS BUS
Replies: 34
Views: 7400

Re: AIRPORT EXPRESS BUS

I have watched the Airport line pretty much from day one and I think there are broader things at play here - in the '00's there was no one at Mascot or Green Square stations - now they almost have a reverse peak - likewise there can be just as many people waiting for trains at the airport stations a...
by Simes
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 2019 NSW State election
Replies: 280
Views: 41337

Re: Labor Transport policy for next election

How about the freebies that the current lot are giving to car owners in return for west connex?
by Simes
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Damien Party Bus
Replies: 10
Views: 7131

Re: Damien Party Bus

updated - that little thing sure has got around!
by Simes
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: New addition to Blue Mountains Explorer Bus
Replies: 5
Views: 4885

Re: New addition to Blue Mountains Explorer Bus

It's something that the operator engages in with the advertising company - e.g APN
by Simes
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations - July to December 2018
Replies: 486
Views: 118014

Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

tonyp wrote:Stepless aisle to the back or not?
I doubt that's possible with a K310 chassis - well, without voiding the warranty
by Simes
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Comparing Sydney and London
Replies: 63
Views: 15836

Re: 2017-8 NSW State Budget - Buses

The lack of productivity of STA buses was one of the main reasons for the franchising of region 6 to Transit Systems.I would expect over time that TSA will improve the productivity,getting more trips per bus,per driving shift than currently.Thats also the reason for building the tramlines.Frankly S...
by Simes
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Buy / Swap / Sell
Topic: WANTED AN ENGINE OR PARTS FOR SG 192 MAN BENDY
Replies: 1
Views: 7592

Re: WANTED AN ENGINE OR PARTS FOR SG 192 MAN BENDY

Could you please check your messages
by Simes
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Charter Services
Replies: 9
Views: 2800

Re: Sydney Charter Services

Knowing the owner of that business The vehicle lives at Blakehurst along with a couple of other charter companies vehicles The owner lives in Riverwood- hence the disparity The vehicle is in very good order, the owner wishes to dispose of it and put the capital into another vehicle with a higher sea...
by Simes
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Is the 400 Sydney's least reliable bus service ?
Replies: 55
Views: 19618

Re: Is the 400 Sydney's least reliable bus service ?

The bus stops at the airport would come under the control of the Airport Corp, which really doesn't want buses there at all. Wait till the new domestic "transport terminal" is finished to see how bad things will become. I don't think they're anti-bus considering the invested interest they have in t...
by Simes
Fri May 26, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - May 2017
Replies: 116
Views: 26077

Re: STA Observations - May 2017

Stu wrote:2414 from K is currently fitted with an Allison transmission.
Any reason why? The ZF failed?
Cost cutting?
by Simes
Wed May 24, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Lismore Buslines
Replies: 10
Views: 1679

Re: Lismore Buslines

I think I have seen some buses with Lismore sign writing (usually newer bustechs)
Definitely have seen Northern Rivers on older vehicles
by Simes
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Bus Priority Program - M41 corridor
Replies: 15
Views: 5617

Re: Bus Priority Program - M41 corridor

Funny how the report seems to consider stops in a vacuum, e.g the stops they want to cull on Stoney Creek Rd - like other stops along there, just 492 stops converted across, much like the stops in New Illawarra Rd are a mix of STA school special stops and 446 stops mixed in together What's the data ...
by Simes
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Switching drivers
Replies: 59
Views: 9577

Re: Switching drivers

Stu, Are there ever any reliefs on the 491? Back in the days of the 499 it used to be Oliver St Bexley North in amongst Gilchrist Park Used to be interesting when both directions were relieving since it would block the street Oh yeah back when Tempe was all bendy, they had a small fleet of red Hyund...
by Simes
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Transit Systems Strike 7/3/2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3971

Re: Transit Systems Strike 7/3/2017

It may have something to do with Transit Systems holding onto payments from the government that are meant for pay increaases to the workforce
by Simes
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Tangara upgrade contract awarded to UGL
Replies: 226
Views: 78664

Re: Tangara upgrade contract awarded to UGL

That closing chime sounds like a sound heard at a certain fast food chain out in the kitchen


here's an idea - roll it out to every damn carriage in service?
by Simes
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Bus Priority Program (Feb 17)
Replies: 36
Views: 12167

Re: Bus Priority Program (Feb 17)

I'll believe it when I see it!

I don't believe anything has happened in Leichhardt yet, I recall seeing a flurry of laminated paper on affected bus stops, that disappeared after a few months with no change evident
by Simes
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - January 2017
Replies: 106
Views: 18164

Re: STA Observations - January 2017

Have you seen what's coming out in Adelaide then?

I have to admit, when travelling on the buses, I prefer seeing a CB80 appearing over the bustech offering (sat on the back seat yet?)
by Simes
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Blockades using buses
Replies: 15
Views: 2425

Re: Blockades using buses

Bet they're regretting scrapping those APEC mk2 mercs now hehehe As to where to get buses on NYE? Often, especially where extra services are put on, buses get laid up, although it would seem on the the north, older buses were put out, however with the city ones, portions of the city get shut down pr...
by Simes
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: CONNEX / SOUTHTRANS
Replies: 3
Views: 3111

Re: CONNEX / SOUTHTRANS

I remember seeing CGEA Transport Pty Ltd at some point as the accreditation name - the yellow stripe appeared about the end of 2000 from memory
by Simes
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Fenced off line at Holsworthy
Replies: 9
Views: 1863

Re: Fenced off line at Holsworthy

Yes the track heads off into the facility on Moorebank Ave, if you check it out on google maps, you'll see some trees have grown up, to me that's a sign of minimal use
I guess if they needed to use it, they'd soon clear the line
by Simes
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Weekend Transport
Replies: 44
Views: 10085

Re: Weekend Transport

If anyone tries to travel on weekends some may find its harder than it is during weekdays. There are multiple factors primarily that now we have become a 7 day society unfortunately our transport network fails to reflect that both Road & PT. Look at it trains run a poor weekend service more than 50...
by Simes
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: BusNSW Bus Show
Replies: 31
Views: 17859

Re: BusNSW Bus Show

Swift wrote:How did they get the SBM's RT up to Qld return?
Not under it's own steam I hope. :shock:
boronia wrote:Perhaps it could now be classed as an RTi :lol:
And rename Bustech "Aldenham Works Qld".
Bustech have a low loader, the RT did the trip up and back on it (loaded and unloaded at Mt White)
by Simes
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA OBSERVATIONS - November 2016
Replies: 139
Views: 23127

Re: STA OBSERVATIONS - November 2016

If there was seen to be any value in it, they would still be installing them today - but they're not
by Simes
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA OBSERVATIONS - November 2016
Replies: 139
Views: 23127

Re: STA OBSERVATIONS - November 2016

I only hope they pick on the 490 - chop it back to Burwood Not many other routes have remained unchanged like the 492 has I've noticed the 492 has remained mostly the same, but one thing against it is that where it splits from the 490 at Five Dock, the 492 uses Great North and Lyons Roads whereas t...

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