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by burrumbus
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: Willunga Charter.
Replies: 2
Views: 7941

Re: Willunga Charter.

Thanks for your recent batch of Adelaide photos Scott. Ben has certainly built an excellent fleet at Willunga Charter Pty.Ltd.built mainly on the school Runs out of Willunga and Yankalilla,plus several Private school contracts and a large volume of school Charter from schools all over the southern s...
by burrumbus
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: Torrens Transit Bustechs.
Replies: 27
Views: 10570

Re: Torrens Transit Bustechs.

With that last image - is it just me but I see a fancy colourful red dress blown in the wind exposing white knickers. Perhaps I've been indoors too long during this virus - need to get out and get some fresh air ! :oops: Seriously though - that's what it reminds me of. Just love your analogy Centra...
by burrumbus
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals
Replies: 332
Views: 62517

Re: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals

Hmm....reverting back to 3 operators. Certainly a leap forward, not. If you read it carefully it is actually four operators. -1)-Busways South Australia Pty.Ltd.Outer south. -2)-Keolis Downer.Hills -3)-Torrens Connect Pty.Ltd.North/South contract. -4)-Torrens Transit Pty.Ltd.Outer north east.East /...
by burrumbus
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: East Hills MP Wendy Lindsay lobbies for bus route detour
Replies: 6
Views: 2824

Re: East Hills MP Wendy Lindsay lobbies for bus route detour

I think what Wendy Lindsay did in helping to get that change in is what a switched on MP should be doing. She was doing it for 98 more students safety as well as her own two children. The students also were from her own electorate. The flow of students between various residential areas and schools n...
by burrumbus
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: [SMH] Public transport growth surges past NSW government....
Replies: 20
Views: 3281

Re: [SMH] Public transport growth surges past NSW government

Agreed Tony. Melbourne has not invested in additional capacity for several years now,although there are projects such as the underground rail extensions either being worked on or in the pipeline. There has been no investment in additional capacity on tram routes with several routes screaming for mor...
by burrumbus
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)
Replies: 148
Views: 24440

Re: Privatisation of remaining STA regions

tonyp wrote:Alexandria Bus Co of 25 Erskineville St Newtown in 1955. Maybe it became Lowes?
That was Lowes Bus Service owned by Spencer and later,son,Peter Lowe.
One of the best bus businesses in Sydney for many ,many years.
by burrumbus
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 162566

Re: Private Observations 2019

Dysons commence 1/12/19.
by burrumbus
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Ferry Observations 2019
Replies: 98
Views: 38836

Re: NSW Ferry Observations 2019

Done well Boronia.
Thanks for the shots.
The Palm Beach Ferry Service is owned by the same group that owns Fantasea Cruises which explains why it is operating on Sydney Harbour.
How many pax did the 439 get ??
Have a good day..
by burrumbus
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: On Demand Ferry
Replies: 20
Views: 5142

Re: On Demand Ferry

Lets hope so Tony. .Yet another interesting trial.There is some good pax potential in this densely populated and tourist orientated area. The vessel size and therefore the cost of running the service is the major factor why this service,in my book,will not work. For on demand to work with ferries th...
by burrumbus
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: On Demand Ferry
Replies: 20
Views: 5142

Re: On Demand Ferry

The ferry in question Me-Mel was noted on Saturday evening 28/9/19 moored at Barangaroo wharf.Covered in all over advertising for on demand ferries,including the windows.
by burrumbus
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Vale Ken Bowman
Replies: 2
Views: 1677

Re: Vale Ken Bowman

Thanks for reporting this very sad news Peter. I was fortunate to visit Ken's depot in Goulburn a number of times and ,like you,was allways impressed by the friendly welcome and very informative chats with Ken.He had a very broad range of interests and he was just great to talk with. The business he...
by burrumbus
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Precision Buses and Bustech to merge.
Replies: 6
Views: 5677

Re: Precision Buses and Bustech to merge.

It is definately stage 2.It is not a merger but a takeover with Fusion taking over Bustech.
Same technique that the Grenda family used.
by burrumbus
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 148930

Re: STA Observations 2019

Yes,definately a beat up as the amalgam of bus routes carried roughly the same numbers. STA (and TFNSW)still need to rationalise the service there more and just have the one route 333 operating on that corridor.As Tony says with all door loading/unloading to make things more eficient. I will bet Gab...
by burrumbus
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Cronulla Ferries - Curranulla
Replies: 3
Views: 4300

Re: Cronulla Ferries - Curranulla

I see the Sharks are knocked out of the finals ,Lourie.
by burrumbus
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: North & Western Bus Lines remnants
Replies: 31
Views: 8450

Re: North & Western Bus Lines remnants

Generally most of the top flight private operators of the past realised that operating 15-25 year old buses was not overly attractive to their passenger bases ,and more expensive in maintainence and fuel usage and made sure that their new fleet mostly operated all day shifts and the older buses just...
by burrumbus
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from SMNW opening
Replies: 290
Views: 64809

Re: New bus network arising from SMNW opening

Cherrybrook is the worst case in the NW bus network where literally nothing is available from the nearby residential areas to the Cherrybrook Station. Most of the other stations suffer from simllar situations but there is generally a 30 minute peak/60 minute convoluted route covering some of the nea...
by burrumbus
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Cronulla Ferries - Curranulla
Replies: 3
Views: 4300

Re: Cronulla Ferries - Curranulla

Looks like the Curranulla is in great nick.
by burrumbus
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: North & Western Bus Lines remnants
Replies: 31
Views: 8450

Re: North & Western Bus Lines remnants

Great shot of the legendary busman Ken Butt.Thanks for posting,kypros.
by burrumbus
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney's demographics are changing
Replies: 35
Views: 7004

Re: Sydney's demographics are changing

Would not be far off there Tony!!! Would allow the demand to be met properly. I can't think of a lot of routes in the former traditional private areas that would require artics but there are a lot of corridors in the STA and former STA areas that would need them. 333,400,410,343,438,Victoria Rd to n...
by burrumbus
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney's demographics are changing
Replies: 35
Views: 7004

Re: Sydney's demographics are changing

In the UK there are thousands of mini and midi sized buses operating lower patronage route services for operators large and small. In fact the 2 main trade bus magazines both have sections devoted to small buses such is the demand for buses of that size in the industry. There were a lot of areas in ...
by burrumbus
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Berry Bus Service
Replies: 2
Views: 1828

Re: Berry Bus Service

Hi Hugh45.
Why don't you give the proprietor of Berry Bus Service a ring.
Ben is a great bloke and an excellent operator and will most likely give you the info you require !!
by burrumbus
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 196976

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Great stuff Lourie.
That finally makes it user friendly.The previous system was just hopeless.
by burrumbus
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Artic running on route 458
Replies: 3
Views: 4915

Re: Artic running on route 458

That would appear to be an absolute waste of capacity at the height of the PM peak hour. So it leaves Top Ryde at 3.43 PM ON THE preceding 458 ar Burwood at 4.27pm. Lay over for 16 minutes then does another 458 to Top Ryde at 4.43pm arriving AT 5.27pm. From observations the 458 does not get massive ...
by burrumbus
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5420
Views: 838110

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

Alas no thought given to the different characteristics needed to provide a relevant solution of each individual route/route corridor or geographical area. Just a continuation of the one size fits all services regime operated in Sydney for decades which has failed dreadfully and which can not provide...

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