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by The Phonj
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Flinders line patronage up
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Flinders line patronage up

If I've read my history correctly, the Tonsley line was only really built as a siding to serve the then newly built Chrysler (later Mitsubishi) factory, with passenger service being provided for Chrysler staff, and for nearby residents that could utilise the (peak hour) return service. This may go s...
by The Phonj
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Broadspectrum
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Broadspectrum

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadspectrum this occurred in November 2015
by The Phonj
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: New upgraded bus stops
Replies: 15
Views: 1054

Re: New upgraded bus stops

Stop W1 North Tce has been replaced with the new style.
by The Phonj
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: New upgraded bus stops
Replies: 15
Views: 1054

Re: New upgraded bus timetables

That depends. If the service is infrequent, I'd rather an actual timetable rather than being told the bus runs every two hours.
by The Phonj
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: January 2021 timetable changes
Replies: 58
Views: 4908

Re: January 2021 timetable changes

Sadly the Metrocard system only requires passengers to touch on; so the detailed travel pattern data available from a tap on/touch off system is not available.
by The Phonj
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: HISTORY of ADELAIDE - BUS, TRAIN & TRAM ROUTES
Replies: 1042
Views: 439589

Re: HISTORY of ADELAIDE - BUS, TRAIN & TRAM ROUTES

32 (via 167 or 168?) originally finished at Novar Gardens, near corner of Pine Av and Bonython Av. Through-routed with route 16 to Glen Osmond. First routes with full-time one man operation. 32 extended to Glenelg (still as route 32) in early 1970s. 32 to Novar Gardens via Marion Rd and Mooringe Av...
by The Phonj
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bus Preservation Association of South Australia Inc upcoming activities
Replies: 2
Views: 2479

Re: Bus Preservation Association of South Australia Inc upcoming activities

Tour: "Night Moves", Saturday 20 February 2021 Join BPASA on Saturday 20 February 2021 and re-trace some of the former after-midnight routes! Over the years we’ve had a few brands that covered these services; Night Moves (Later MAC NightMoves), Wandering Star, and most recently After-Midnight (cover...
by The Phonj
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Pay no more than 2 zones
Replies: 12
Views: 1364

Re: Pay no more than 2 zones

The desire is obviously to reduce the fare costs for those travelling extended distances. Fair enough. One disadvantage with a zonal fare structure is where there is a hard zone boundary, it can cost an extraordinary amount of money to travel short distances, providing that the travel is over a zone...
by The Phonj
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: January 2021 timetable changes
Replies: 58
Views: 4908

Re: January 2021 timetable changes

Seems unusual to have timetables starting on a Wednesday; but in saying that it seems silly to have a special lot of shifts for one school holiday day.
by The Phonj
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: HISTORY of ADELAIDE - BUS, TRAIN & TRAM ROUTES
Replies: 1042
Views: 439589

Re: HISTORY of ADELAIDE - BUS, TRAIN & TRAM ROUTES

I seem to have a recollection of a route that travelled from Aberfoyle Hub and did a loop of Oakridge Rd and Homestead Dr before returning to Aberfoyle Hub during the 69x days - although the route number escapes me right now.
by The Phonj
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Jan/Feb 2021] SA Transport observations
Replies: 46
Views: 4799

[Jan/Feb 2021] SA Transport observations

A New Year is upon us; Congratulations!! We all made it through the old one :D Reviewing 2020..... The Bus Preservation Association of South Australia was launched. Visit their website at http://www.bpasa.org.au for more information. The last CNG MAN SL202 was retired on 30 June 2020. A new livery w...
by The Phonj
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: November/December 2020 SA Transport Observations
Replies: 69
Views: 7154

Re: November/December 2020 SA Transport Observations

Electric bus 1788 has reappeared at Mile End depot.
by The Phonj
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: January 2021 timetable changes
Replies: 58
Views: 4908

Re: January 2021 timetable changes

Problem with tweaking the times for the 600/601 to coincide with trains at Flinders may mean a loss of connectivity to trains at Blackwood. I think that train connection may be slightly more important than one at Flinders.
by The Phonj
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations
Replies: 100
Views: 10165

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Torrens Transit CNG MAN NL202 1669 has a new AOA, for the Fringe festival 2021.
by The Phonj
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bus Preservation Association of South Australia Inc upcoming activities
Replies: 2
Views: 2479

Bus Preservation Association of South Australia Inc upcoming activities

The Bus Preservation Association of South Australia was formed in 2019 by a group of bus enthusiasts – all of whom owned retired buses from SA. Noting a high level of interest in their restored buses from the public, they decided that they could achieve more by forming an official group. With over t...
by The Phonj
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: The Random Admet Question Thread
Replies: 1318
Views: 347163

Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

It's entirely possible that once electrification is complete, a new Gawler line timetable will be implemented.
by The Phonj
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Buses out of service for long periods
Replies: 165
Views: 36238

Re: Buses out of service for long periods

jibb wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:38 pm As per the fleet lists-which you can look up anytime;-
803-805-1184-1185-1186-2207-2208-2209-2234-2823
1184 and 1185 have had the 'R' removed from their number.
by The Phonj
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: News & Administration
Topic: Future of the board
Replies: 61
Views: 19719

Re: Future of the board

As the creator of these threads, I would like to apologise if it has distracted from the intent of the Lunch Room. I really like discussing on this forum (that’s not including the trivia and word games), so if it has been a distraction (and to be fair I think it has), I am ok for them to be removed...
by The Phonj
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations
Replies: 100
Views: 10165

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

jibb wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:48 pm Now Morphettville's MAN NL202 Volgrens 1351-1353-1355 have been withdrawn.
I saw 1354 in traffic this afternoon
by The Phonj
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Manual transmission discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2504

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Never been too sure on that but if that's happening that's good, all I know is members on here have told me you just get what ever bus you are given and yet a few years ago I used to know this bus driver that would always try and get the old diesel manual buses when starting his shift so I don't kn...
by The Phonj
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Tap and Pay on Trams
Replies: 22
Views: 3673

Re: Tap and Pay on Trams

The TVMs are still on board to purchase single trip tickets, and recharge Metrocards.
by The Phonj
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Your Bucket List
Replies: 32
Views: 4007

Re: Your Bucket List

That would be good ! The only "Dine in all you can eat Pizza hut left in Adelaide I think is the one next to Marion shopping centre unfortunately. Unfortunately the dining room is currently closed, due to the current situation. In any case, even if the dining room were open, it would be "a la carte...
by The Phonj
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Adelaide Bus Run Numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 3107

Re: Adelaide Bus Run Numbers

The small signs you find in the windscreens were traditionally Run numbers when the buses were Government run. Torrens Transit display the shift number; which consists of four digits. The first digit indicates the depot, the second digit indicates the shift type and the last two digits are a number;...
by The Phonj
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations
Replies: 100
Views: 10165

[Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

September is here, the weather should start to warm up soon. Normally I'd make mention of the Royal Show, and its extra services, which would have started this Friday, the 4th. However restrictions imposed this year caused by COVID-19 have cancelled the show for this year. The Royal Agricultural and...
by The Phonj
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Tap and Pay on Trams
Replies: 22
Views: 3673

Re: Tap and Pay on Trams

Looking at the description on the Adelaide Metro website, it appears to be a separate validator to the current ones, and does not accept Metrocards.

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