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by Tim Williams
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Left Hand Drive (fully) Low Floor Bus
Replies: 7
Views: 6597

Re: Left Hand Drive (fully) Low Floor Bus

I probably should add that I have been married for many, many years and when we were younger, I used to drag my wife around to all sorts seedy places, where bus stations often exist. For example, the Greyhound terminal in Los Angeles (in the 1970's) was in a shocking part of that city and it was dus...
by Tim Williams
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Left Hand Drive (fully) Low Floor Bus
Replies: 7
Views: 6597

Re: Left Hand Drive (fully) Low Floor Bus

Would have been an interesting trip. I mentioned Helsinki before and Tonyp mentioned that he doubted their buses are full low floor and he was correct. Even the 3 door buses are only low entrance and there are naturally quite a number of steps to negotiate at the rear door - I will try and dig up a ...
by Tim Williams
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Left Hand Drive (fully) Low Floor Bus
Replies: 7
Views: 6597

Left Hand Drive (fully) Low Floor Bus

usc_story2_hero1_1200x675 (2).jpg The USC Morton Bay is trying to tempt students to enroll there offering a more cost effective and less stressful study time at the university. Local transport is part of the deal. There was an advertorial article in Adelaide now today with this photo of the bus tra...
by Tim Williams
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Murton's Broken Hill
Replies: 28
Views: 11009

Re: Murton's Broken Hill

The laid back is still alive and well in the bush - I must put together a more serious posting about double decker trains in Sydney (I was there a couple of weeks ago) and their unsuitability for the Airport Express!
by Tim Williams
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Murton's Broken Hill
Replies: 28
Views: 11009

Re: Murton's Broken Hill

A question for Tim. Did the Menindee and Wilcannia services carry enough pax to justify full size buses.What was the average patronage like. I suspect not as you used Rosas on them. The Rosas were only intended as an interim measure and there were inadequate in two areas, no wheelchair lifts and la...
by Tim Williams
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Murton's Broken Hill
Replies: 28
Views: 11009

Re: Murton's Broken Hill

Looks good!
by Tim Williams
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Murton's Broken Hill
Replies: 28
Views: 11009

Re: Murton's Broken Hill

Some of the rebranding would have already taken place as 4 x new buses are now in service - 2 for the Town Service and 1 each for Menindee and Wilcannia services. Will try and get details and maybe photos.
by Tim Williams
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Various electric buses at TSA.
Replies: 164
Views: 30951

Re: Various electric buses at TSA.

I am not sure if it applies to these current (high tech) batteries, but Toyota Industrial put a lot of research into fast charging of electric fork lift trucks to try and eliminate detrimental effect it had on the batteries. The best method of recharging, to preserve battery integrity was a slow ove...
by Tim Williams
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Various electric buses at TSA.
Replies: 164
Views: 30951

Re: Various electric buses at TSA.

Great response Tony, thanks! The article in "Buses" does show in photos and talks about battery placement on Enviro 400EV, with most batteries stacked at the back (behind the rear axle) with a few others placed under the staircase, behind the floor. All looks to be a good use of space and a neat ins...
by Tim Williams
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Various electric buses at TSA.
Replies: 164
Views: 30951

Re: Various electric buses at TSA.

When it comes to discussion about electric buses and probably other technical matters you blokes really get bogged down in the minutiae of the chosen subject, but perhaps it is of more interest and more beneficial looking at the bigger picture of current technical developments etc. For example the B...
by Tim Williams
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Scania K320UD double decker and Hino Double decker
Replies: 19
Views: 9979

Re: Scania K320UD double decker and Hino Double decker

Thanks, that's good to hear - now I just need to follow up the status of 3401!!
by Tim Williams
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Scania K320UD double decker and Hino Double decker
Replies: 19
Views: 9979

Re: Scania K320UD double decker and Hino Double decker

Not sure about 1790 (Bustech CDI), but I haven't seen it on the road (Airport Run) and when it is not running, it has always been visible from Richmond Road, at the Mile End Depot - now it seems to have disappeared!! My understanding of 3401 (Scania/Gemilang) is that it has had or is still having so...
by Tim Williams
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Scania K320UD double decker and Hino Double decker
Replies: 19
Views: 9979

Re: Scania K320UD double decker and Hino Double decker

One of the Mt Barker driver mentioned last week that the Scania Decker 3401 was at the Aldgate depot - neither 3401 or the Bustech CDI seem to be running at the moment.
by Tim Williams
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: High Floor/Low Floor Trams
Replies: 4
Views: 7355

Re: High Floor/Low Floor Trams

This must be the most boring of topics, as there has been no response to this!!
by Tim Williams
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: High Floor/Low Floor Trams
Replies: 4
Views: 7355

High Floor/Low Floor Trams

P1020396.jpg I remember reading (in one of my many books on transport) that consideration was given to insert a low floor section within the B2 trams, but the idea was not proceeded with - which is a great shame as the the B2's are a very useful high capacity (high seating capacity, that is) tram. ...
by Tim Williams
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Scania K320UB / Bustech VST
Replies: 13
Views: 6701

Scania K320UB / Bustech VST

I notice that there are now 30 of these in service - all with Torrens?? How many, in total, are on order and are any planned top go to Southlink? I think that they are attractive buses and look good in the Adelaide Metro livery with the exception the feature black paint around the windows - which sh...
by Tim Williams
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: Double Decker Buses in New Zealand
Replies: 8
Views: 23401

Re: Double Decker Buses in New Zealand

Thanks again for the update - what an amazing number, New Zealand, particularly Auckland has really embraced double deckers in a big ways!

It's a great shame that the pace of the introduction of DD's into service in Australia is so slow - only Sydney and SkyBus Melbourne.
by Tim Williams
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Scania K320UD double decker and Hino Double decker
Replies: 19
Views: 9979

Re: Scania K320UD double decker and Hino Double decker

3401 will not be back in service for a little while - it is having mods. done to the top front - it could you with an Alexander Dennis type tree guard.
by Tim Williams
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Scania K320UD double decker and Hino Double decker
Replies: 19
Views: 9979

Re: Scania K320UD double decker and Hino Double decker

3401 remains out of service and is likely to be for a while!
by Tim Williams
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: A380 production finish
Replies: 2
Views: 5326

Re: A380 production finish

Great shame it has not sold particularly well as it is a wonderful plane to travel in.
by Tim Williams
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Buy / Swap / Sell
Topic: BOOK - Australia and New Zealand Double Decker Bus
Replies: 1
Views: 6860

Re: BOOK - Australia and New Zealand Double Decker Bus

It is a really good book - covers the history well and details the current position. It is very well illustrated with colour photos and is a bargain at the price.

Do purchase before it is sold out!!!!!
by Tim Williams
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Scania K320UD double decker and Hino Double decker
Replies: 19
Views: 9979

Re: Scania K320UD double decker and Hino Double decker

Anyone know if 3401 is back in service? As was suggested by "Olympian", it should have the full tubular metal tree guard on both sides and over the front/top - same as NLB AD400's
by Tim Williams
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations
Replies: 161
Views: 28541

Re: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations

I saw the AN124 on finals at about 7.00pm yesterday from the wonderful "fringe" pontoon, on the Torrens!
by Tim Williams
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Increaed widths for buses??
Replies: 7
Views: 6876

Re: Increaed widths for buses??

If you think the roads in Sydney are a problem, then have a look at various places in Europe and their narrow, sometimes hilly, roads and where 2.55 mtr prevails, without obvious problems. Manufacturers, such as Optare, produce narrow buses for areas with particularly narrow roads, which probably or...
by Tim Williams
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Increaed widths for buses??
Replies: 7
Views: 6876

Increaed widths for buses??

The National Road Transport Organisation (NatRoads) is calling for an increase in allowable widths for trucks to 2.55mtrs and 2.6mtrs for refrigerated trucks - they are a powerful body and if this is successful it will naturally flow on to buses - hopefully this happens sooner rather than later!!

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