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by hillsbus
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: The Random Admet Question Thread
Replies: 1316
Views: 336689

Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

In line with the attempt in the 2000s to reduce patronage by having trains run express from Dry Creek to Adelaide on weekends at hourly intervals, I was thinking that maybe every second 150 on weekends could run express to and from stop 25 Port Rd to the city (and reverse), from first service to ab...
by hillsbus
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: City Connector bus survey
Replies: 0
Views: 745

City Connector bus survey

A survey to get people's views of the 98 and 99 bus routes

https://yoursay.cityofadelaide.com.au/c ... Jd3f8kWWNc
by hillsbus
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: What to do & see on Adelaide PT!
Replies: 56
Views: 69830

Re: What to do & see on Adelaide PT!

A good bus company for the hills and surrounds to use is Link SA. Services I have used to link with Metro and Non-Metro services are the 801 from TTP to Lobethal to connect with an 834/835. Also there is a service that runs on school days from Strathalbyn to Murray Bridge (am) and Murray Bridge to ...
by hillsbus
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Next Timetable Changes
Replies: 1
Views: 966

Next Timetable Changes

After the cancellation of the New Network, does anyone have any idea when the next bus route changes will be? I presume the new contractors have some ideas on service improvements. Will a New Network 2 appear or will there just be some 'standard' changes that we normally see in either October or Jan...
by hillsbus
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Tap and Pay on Trams
Replies: 22
Views: 1736

Tap and Pay on Trams

Just noticed this on the AdMet website. PayWave style fares will be trialled on trams only, starting in September.

https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Ticket ... y-on-trams
by hillsbus
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Broken Hill bus
Replies: 2
Views: 1492

Broken Hill bus

I noticed today in the City that the NSW TrainLink Bus from Adelaide - Broken Hill is still going, despite Covid19 restrictions - anyone know what the patronage is like? I'd imagine not many are on board due to border restrictions. Also given the timetable has few stops mentioned, am I correct in th...
by hillsbus
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals
Replies: 332
Views: 62565

Re: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals

Is Keolis Downer still branding their hills contract operation as SouthLink or is it being operated/branded as Keolis Downer?
by hillsbus
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Adelaide Bus Network Simplification Ideas
Replies: 21
Views: 10385

Re: Adelaide Bus Network Simplification Ideas

One I've thought of this morning. Now that Torrens run both 228 and J1 if 228 was to deviate via the Lyell McEwin and times adjusted they'll have a Go Zone beteeen Elizabeth East and Salisbury Heights The J1 doesn’t service all stops so that would have to change for it to be a Go Zone. Also J1 serv...
by hillsbus
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Consultation on new AdMet Network
Replies: 86
Views: 9139

Re: Consultation on new AdMet Network

Another slight tweak that may not cause much fuss could be removing the 565 unless there is massive demand between Stop 37C and Ingle Farm Shops which still has 500-501-502, 560 and 229 services. 566 services cover the Mawson to Ingle Farm stretch and use the extra kms to extend the 415 to Golden G...
by hillsbus
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [May/June 2020] SA Transport observations
Replies: 96
Views: 10566

Re: [May/June 2020] SA Transport observations

I noticed most buses leaving St Agnes Depot this morning has "TT JULY 2020" or similar on the desto
by hillsbus
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals
Replies: 332
Views: 62565

Re: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals

There is a possibility of the current Pooraka Depot closing when Torrens Transit takes over the Outer North contract area in July. That could make a at least 3 TT depots closed or closing? Obviously TT now prefer less but larger depots(keeps their costs down). Pooraka depot become LINK SA DEPOT Any...
by hillsbus
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Knoll faces Liberal Party revolt on bus cuts
Replies: 127
Views: 8523

Re: Knoll faces Liberal Party revolt on bus cuts

The 313 does go into West Lakes Shops and then continues onto the airport (partly replacing the 288 and J8 services). The only reason 314 at West Lakes Mall is displayed on the map is to show that it terminates there, just like 313 shows up at the airport as its terminus. And 313 and 314 are shown ...
by hillsbus
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Knoll faces Liberal Party revolt on bus cuts
Replies: 127
Views: 8523

Re: Knoll faces Liberal Party revolt on bus cuts

The State Government is elected to serve and Govern for all of South Australia, I can't see many bus route improvements that he is proposing that will win votes. Pat Conlon and transport ministers after him may of not been perfect but they improvised when needed and fixed the system including,... P...
by hillsbus
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Consultation on new AdMet Network
Replies: 86
Views: 9139

Re: Consultation on new AdMet Network

interesting to see that there are proposed to be routes 810, 811 and 812 in the Hills when LinkSA have these numbers allocated to their Gawler - Barossa services. Very strange!
by hillsbus
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: The Random Admet Question Thread
Replies: 1316
Views: 336689

Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

That level of detail doesn't seem to be anywhere but if you know current network, look at the new network map here - https://dpti.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/657451/20132_AM_consultation_map_network_675x1055mm.pdf It becomes clear quickly where the missing stops are given large slabs of ex...
by hillsbus
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: 752 bus route
Replies: 11
Views: 2761

Re: 752 bus route

No real surprise - did a small survey of the 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 services and all were next to empty (2 pax max). A much simpler system for the Southern Vales is planned, reducing 10+ variations to just 4. One option that might work though is extending the 737 to McLaren Vale via Clarendon and McLaren...
by hillsbus
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: AdMet website
Replies: 8
Views: 2699

Re: AdMet website

TT wrote: Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:22 pm Should I Run is great. It also gives you fleet numbers.
Should I Run is also good as one of the app pages shows on a map all the buses/trains/trams in service across Adelaide at one time
by hillsbus
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Consultation on new AdMet Network
Replies: 86
Views: 9139

Re: Consultation on new AdMet Network

Has anyone heard if any train stations are going to get closed down ? This round of reforms is only bus and tram - the privatisation of the trains will occur sometime in 2021 - I think the final 3 tenderers are being shortlisted now - maybe aligning with the start of electric trains on the Gawler l...
by hillsbus
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Consultation on new AdMet Network
Replies: 86
Views: 9139

Re: AdMet New Network consultation

leftyandy76 wrote: Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:16 am In theory it's a great idea, but in practice, it's going to go to XXX.
Agree - all looks good but with the withdrawal of so many routes, there will be alot of unhappy people who don't want to walk further!
by hillsbus
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Consultation on new AdMet Network
Replies: 86
Views: 9139

AdMet New Network consultation

Consultation now open on the AdMet website!
by hillsbus
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals
Replies: 332
Views: 62565

Re: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals

I haven't heard any updates on the tram new contract starting on July 5th? Will all existing tram Rail Commissioner staff be transferred to the new company owned by Torrens Transit and John Holland etc?
by hillsbus
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Gawler Line Peak timetable changes
Replies: 2
Views: 2401

Re: Gawler Line Peak timetable changes

Anyone know if these extra services have started yet? There's no more info on the AdMet website
by hillsbus
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: AdMet website
Replies: 8
Views: 2699

AdMet website

The AdelaideMetro website has had an upgrade overnight. Content appears similar, just a new layout.

It does mention now that MetroMate will be withdrawn in July and they list 3 replacement apps.
by hillsbus
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [May/June 2020] SA Transport observations
Replies: 96
Views: 10566

Re: [May/June 2020] SA Transport observations

A new Hino Poncho in the new AdMet livery is currently sitting at the Hino dealership on South Rd. Is this going to be used by Torrens Transit on one of the new On Demand services? Some info here re TT wanting to expand their Bridj product nationally https://www.afr.com/companies/transit-systems-ey...
by hillsbus
Tue May 26, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals
Replies: 332
Views: 62565

Re: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals

Interesting to see some Facebook coverage and lobbying on the changes occurring already. This video shows some signage about the changes but don't think it's official signage.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... tions=true

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