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by Lt. Commander Data
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: The Random Admet Question Thread
Replies: 1339
Views: 363619

Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

They also add extra capacity - a lot more buses fit in two depots than one. I’m sure many drivers also enjoy working closer to home from a smaller satellite depot
by Lt. Commander Data
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: The Random Admet Question Thread
Replies: 1339
Views: 363619

Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

I believe there is a button on the BCU that records a passenger has boarded and not paid - maybe “special event” or something like that? I guess it keeps a more accurate log of loadings on a run
by Lt. Commander Data
Mon May 24, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Other Body Builders Discussion / Observations
Replies: 11
Views: 4449

Re: Other Body Builders Discussion / Observations

From Scania Facebook page: Fifteen years into a successful partnership, Scania and Chinese bus and coach builder Higer take another big step together. This week the new bus range Scania Fencer makes its world premiere in Great Britain. The collaboration is based on Higer contributing with knowledge ...
by Lt. Commander Data
Mon May 24, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Scania K320UD double decker and Hino Double decker
Replies: 33
Views: 12311

Re: Scania K320UD double decker and Hino Double decker

I am not sure if there’s friendly dialogue between the two companies- the individual helping to neaten it is not affiliated with any operator
by Lt. Commander Data
Mon May 24, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Scania K320UD double decker and Hino Double decker
Replies: 33
Views: 12311

Re: Scania K320UD double decker and Hino Double decker

From what I’ve heard, there has been a lot of trouble getting 3402’s destination set up and working at Southlink. Best in mind it’s their only Bustech with that setup of Hanover. I think it’s in the process of being remedied though
by Lt. Commander Data
Sun May 09, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: FACE MASKS
Replies: 10
Views: 738

Re: FACE MASKS

In SA plenty of people sign in manually on a piece of paper as well. Sometimes you have to ask a worker for it as it is kept hidden to protect other’s privacy
by Lt. Commander Data
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Mar/Apr 2021] SA Transport observations
Replies: 70
Views: 7862

Re: [Mar/Apr 2021] SA Transport observations

Massive accident on SE Freeway as well between Stirling and Bridgewater, meaning Glen Osmond Rd and the Freeway are both car parks. Delays of 30+ minutes to basically all services heading to the Hills
by Lt. Commander Data
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Bustech Discussion / Observations
Replies: 103
Views: 10792

Re: Bustech Discussion / Observations

Thanks! Didn’t know that was the case
by Lt. Commander Data
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Bustech Discussion / Observations
Replies: 103
Views: 10792

Re: Bustech Discussion / Observations

Is it not the body builder creating the Combo body rather than the chassis manufacturer?
Adelaide’s L94UA 2801 (bodied by Volgren) is low floor through to after the rear door, while L94UA 2802 (bodied by Custom coaches) is a combo.
by Lt. Commander Data
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Scania K320UD double decker and Hino Double decker
Replies: 33
Views: 12311

Re: Scania K320UD double decker and Hino Double decker

On weekends they are also found on route T843, and during weekday peaks the 840X
by Lt. Commander Data
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Mar/Apr 2021] SA Transport observations
Replies: 70
Views: 7862

Re: [Mar/Apr 2021] SA Transport observations

Lt. Commander Data wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:01 pm Scania L94UB 3270, which was retired in November last year has re-entered service tonight.
3269, retired in November 2020, and 3271, retired last month have both re entered service again today
by Lt. Commander Data
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Bustech Discussion / Observations
Replies: 103
Views: 10792

Re: Bustech Discussion / Observations

Bustech artic looks close to completion

https://fb.watch/51UcgKw4VL/
by Lt. Commander Data
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Mar/Apr 2021] SA Transport observations
Replies: 70
Views: 7862

Re: [Mar/Apr 2021] SA Transport observations

BusFan23 wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:14 pm Does anyone know why TT renumbered 1791 and 1792 to 5701 and 5702? Also, why did those SouthLink buses (3227, 3229, 3231 & 3232) get transferred?
Wouldn’t have been TT renumbering it, would have been DIT

Presumably the Hills CB80s are to help with rail replacements
by Lt. Commander Data
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Mar/Apr 2021] SA Transport observations
Replies: 70
Views: 7862

Re: [Mar/Apr 2021] SA Transport observations

Eurostar wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:07 am The double decker buses , are they allowed to use Greenhill Road or Upper Sturt Road ?
No, and 14.5m buses are not allowed to use any alternative route either. I believe staff at Aldgate try to keep artics away from both roads as well due to tight corners and little passing room
by Lt. Commander Data
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Mar/Apr 2021] SA Transport observations
Replies: 70
Views: 7862

Re: [Mar/Apr 2021] SA Transport observations

Major delays for Hills bus services heading out of the City tonight due to a breakdown on the SE Freeway - many services running over an hour late, some up to 2 hours late
by Lt. Commander Data
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Sorry bus stops
Replies: 13
Views: 2394

Re: Sorry bus stops

No idea why this one stop is being removed when there are plenty more dangerous/inaccessible stops along these routes. Maybe the beginning of something bigger?
by Lt. Commander Data
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Sorry bus stops
Replies: 13
Views: 2394

Re: Sorry bus stops

In somewhat related news, stop 24A on Greenhill Rd is being removed as of Monday 19/04/21

https://adelaidemetro.com.au/Announcem ... be-Removed
by Lt. Commander Data
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Bustech Discussion / Observations
Replies: 103
Views: 10792

Re: Bustech Discussion / Observations

Yes, quite correct and the same would apply to Tasmania where they've been presented with a design in which, if decided, the diesel engines can be pulled out and replaced with electric drive. (What you do with 100+ redundant near-new diesel engines I can't imagine!) Is there an option in the SA con...
by Lt. Commander Data
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Bustech Discussion / Observations
Replies: 103
Views: 10792

Re: Bustech Discussion / Observations

Of course the old Custom was down and out as a company and couldn't have tendered for the contract that Bustech won anyway. However, the new Custom Denning concern still has premises in Adelaide and intends to market the Element nationally and, doubtless, if an order was large enough, it would offe...
by Lt. Commander Data
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Bustech Discussion / Observations
Replies: 103
Views: 10792

Re: Bustech Discussion / Observations

I believe a main part of Bustech winning the Adelaide contract was that they would produce them in Adelaide. As far as I know, Custom-Denning were going to produce in Sydney and ship over. No doubt this would have increased the cost, but more importantly lost the political upper hand of “keeping job...
by Lt. Commander Data
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Mar/Apr 2021] SA Transport observations
Replies: 70
Views: 7862

Re: [Mar/Apr 2021] SA Transport observations

Scania L94UB 3270, which was retired in November last year has re-entered service tonight.
by Lt. Commander Data
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Mar/Apr 2021] SA Transport observations
Replies: 70
Views: 7862

Re: [Mar/Apr 2021] SA Transport observations

Still sitting at Aldgate depot last time I passed it
by Lt. Commander Data
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: CB80 Artic Seat Numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 1790

Re: CB80 Artic Seat Numbers

Skexis wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:51 pm Without looking I'd guess it's that the front section exit door is not used and has two seats there instead.
I thought only Lonsdale L94UAs had the centre door turned into seats?
by Lt. Commander Data
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Bustech Discussion / Observations
Replies: 103
Views: 10792

Re: Bustech Discussion / Observations

Is anybody in Adelaide able to give me the seating and standing capacity figures for the Bustech ZDi electric bus running on the free city loop in Adelaide thanks? I presume these figures will be on the back of the bus. SA has no requirement for a maximum on passenger numbers per vehicle, thus no f...
by Lt. Commander Data
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Mar/Apr 2021] SA Transport observations
Replies: 70
Views: 7862

Re: March 2021

2206 is reported to be in Port Pirie (replaced a midi that was 25 years old)

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