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by The Phonj
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations
Replies: 41
Views: 3057

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

jibb wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:48 am Now Morphettville's MAN NL202 Volgrens 1351-1353-1355 have been withdrawn.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 6:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Manual transmission discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 248

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 8:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Tap and Pay on Trams
Replies: 22
Views: 1263

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 8:24 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Your Bucket List
Replies: 31
Views: 1658

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 11:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Adelaide Bus Run Numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 655

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 10:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations
Replies: 41
Views: 3057

[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 6:00 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Tap and Pay on Trams
Replies: 22
Views: 1263

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.
by The Phonj
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Tap and Pay on Trams
Replies: 22
Views: 1263

Re: Tap and Pay on Trams

Wasn't there an earlier trial on trams for a similar payment methodology?
by The Phonj
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [July/Aug 2020] SA transport observations
Replies: 148
Views: 11659

Re: [July/Aug 2020] SA transport observations

Back on topic please. SA transport observations. I had a ticket inspector get on my bus today, the fourth in the last two months. On a completely unrelated topic; I think that the number of people that get on the bus without paying their fare appears to be reducing. It will never drop to zero, there...
by The Phonj
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: 230, 232 and 232R route and timetable change
Replies: 23
Views: 2407

Re: 230, 232 and 232R route and timetable change

Columbo wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:20 pmAll the stops along Harrison Rd and 14A on Pym St have been removed but shelters remain, however Stop 18 (and possibly 17) on Days Rd is still there on both sides.
The Days Rd stops remain for AM school bus 949 (Elizabeth to School of English, Torrens Rd) and Adelaide Oval AO16 services.
by The Phonj
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: 230, 232 and 232R route and timetable change
Replies: 23
Views: 2407

Re: 230, 232 and 232R route and timetable change

Maybe once the bridge project is complete, an option would be to resume the old route via Harrison, Pym and Days, with buses turning left into South Rd, u-turning at the intersections of South and Regency or Torrens, then left back into Pym St. It would add maybe another two minutes but with the low...
by The Phonj
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [July/Aug 2020] SA transport observations
Replies: 148
Views: 11659

Re: [July/Aug 2020] SA transport observations

I reckon they should do bus shelters American yellow that stands out because I don't know how many times Ive been on a bus where the bus driver has missed the stop or braked suddenly because the bus stop is not clearly visible. One of the worst things they did was remove the timetable cases from th...
by The Phonj
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Footy Express Transport 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1842

Re: Footy Express Transport 2020

I have seen some Willunga Charter coaches parked in Railway Tce on weeknight football nights; parked with the Busways buses. Torrens aim to do the entirety of the work in-house so whoever used to supplement the Outer North football runs (Kanga??, Link SA??) wouldn't get a guernsey. I guess if Torren...
by The Phonj
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Adelaide Bus Network Simplification Ideas
Replies: 21
Views: 9851

Re: Adelaide Bus Network Simplification Ideas

The existing H30 between the City and Rostrevor doesn't meet the current Go-Zone criteria at weekend nights, and during the middle of the day on weekdays. Regardless, the extension of either or both services to meet Go Zone criteria through to Paradise would require a not so insignificant amount of ...
by The Phonj
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: HISTORY of ADELAIDE - BUS, TRAIN & TRAM ROUTES
Replies: 1016
Views: 422280

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

Interesting finding there Mr. Data, I wonder if the service was subsidised by the local council or another authority. It needs to be remembered that Mt. Barker Passenger Service, being a private company had to cover their costs from the farebox revenue. In 1995, the adult fare from Adelaide to Hahnd...
by The Phonj
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Radio station discussions
Replies: 26
Views: 5602

Re: Radio station discussions

I can't say that I have listened to SAFM/Hit 107 by choice since I was a teenager. Since those days I've listened varyingly to MMM, Mix and Cruise
by The Phonj
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Radio station discussions
Replies: 26
Views: 5602

Re: Radio station discussions

Adelaide radio station Hit 107 has reverted to its former branding of SAFM
by The Phonj
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Railway Terrace depot - 6 months on
Replies: 10
Views: 3969

Re: Railway Terrace depot - 6 months on

The facility at Railway Tce is DPTI owned; and made available to the contractors as specified in the contracts.

The staff toilets at Paradise have no hot water either; I suspect that there may be other staff toilet facilities that do not have hot water available.
by The Phonj
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Knoll faces Liberal Party revolt on bus cuts
Replies: 127
Views: 7850

Re: Knoll faces Liberal Party revolt on bus cuts

Stephan Knoll has resigned from the state cabinet; not over the failed bus network changes; but over the "pollie perks" issue.
https://indaily.com.au/news/2020/07/26/ ... president/
by The Phonj
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: The Random Admet Question Thread
Replies: 1303
Views: 333023

Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

300 without a doubt. Almost three hours to complete, and about 65km. The J1 was 2 hours end to end (in 2011) and about 50km.
by The Phonj
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: News & Administration
Topic: Error message.
Replies: 82
Views: 18118

Re: Error message.

I had a new error today, while trying to bulk delete a number of PM's. Selecting the ckeck box for about a dozen PM's, then trying to delete them resulted in the error message "The submitted form was invalid. Try submitting again." The PM's were not deleted. Deleting PM's individually works fine.
by The Phonj
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [July/Aug 2020] SA transport observations
Replies: 148
Views: 11659

[July/Aug 2020] SA transport observations

Half of the year has gone past; and the new financial year is upon us... July is here! Don't forget to do your tax return; hope you get a nice refund! A quick reminder that Metrocard and Metroticket fares increase as of Sunday 5 July. For details visit the Adelaide Metro website. The last MAN SL202 ...
by The Phonj
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Knoll faces Liberal Party revolt on bus cuts
Replies: 127
Views: 7850

Re: Knoll faces Liberal Party revolt on bus cuts

Big Engine Mechanic wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:16 am
jibb wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:11 am All route numbers need simplifying..
It gets a little confusing when you have been around for so long and they use existing route numbers for new different/other routes like for example the 734 used to go up to Blackwood.
734 has never gone to Blackwood.
by The Phonj
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: The Random Admet Question Thread
Replies: 1303
Views: 333023

Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

First Set Down. Stopping arrangement whereby (generally) on heading away from the City, the bus will pick up only until stop xx. Examples: 224F, 864F, 195F, 721F. On trips in the reverse direction the bus will stop to set down only, however intending passengers are permitted to board if the bus has ...
by The Phonj
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Buses out of service for long periods
Replies: 98
Views: 28099

Re: Buses out of service for long periods

Admin Note: I have removed a number of posts from this topic which were off-topic. This topic is to discuss buses which leave service for extended periods of time, and to advise of those buses returning to service. Please keep to the topic, and if you wish to discuss various aspects, consider creati...

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