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by Tim Williams
Mon May 25, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Route Service Double deckers - Sydney
Replies: 19
Views: 3375

Re: Route Service Double deckers - Sydney

Semi-trailer d/deckers have been around for a number of years in India, but in relatively small numbers and are/were fairly crude affair!! The concept is interesting, but road space, for buses with such a large footprint, might be a problem in Sydney's inner areas. Sometimes I think that we dwell to...
by Tim Williams
Wed May 20, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5451

Re: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!

Yes, "Broad gauge", you have made a valid point between city and metropolitan populations, I should have noted that! However, my main point stands that America has many small and medium sized cities, where the pace of life in general and on public transport would be significantly slower than Sydney....
by Tim Williams
Wed May 20, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5451

Re: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!

America has a lot of smaller cities, where the pace of life would be relatively slow - Only New York has more people than Sydney. IF you include Wollongong and Newcastle, the Greater Sydney area has a population of 5.2 m - that's large and fast, if you are lucky! Here are some US city population num...
by Tim Williams
Tue May 19, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5451

Re: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!

tonyp's comments are spot on - common sense would suggest that a large city, such as Sydney, with a high proportion of public transport use, cannot restrict loadings to that degree, without causing utter chaos. Here is a newspaper article of today, which self explanatory and does seem to show that T...
by Tim Williams
Mon May 18, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5451

Re: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!

Well, this is the Adelaide version and I am not saying that I agree with it - but a different viewpoint! Adelaide trains packed again, but no social distancing rules coming More photos of packed trains in Adelaide have emerged, but the Transport Minister says no social distancing measures will be in...
by Tim Williams
Mon May 18, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5451

Re: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!

Yes, I wonder what is going to happen in Sydney - I would imagine, when work gets properly going again, only permitting 12 passengers per bus, is going to result in absolute chaos!!
by Tim Williams
Mon May 18, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5451

Re: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!

Here is the maximum capacity announcement: "NSW Public-Transport Users, Your Commute Is About to Dramatically Change Buses will be capped at 12 passengers, train carriages at 32 and ferries at 45. (Look out for the green dot stickers with the words “sit here”.) New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejik...
by Tim Williams
Mon May 18, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5451

Re: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!

I noticed an article headline in a newspaper today (admittedly it was one of the trashier publications) advising that 12 would be the new maximum number for passengers on buses - not sure I can believe that!!! However, if this is true, that number would surely have to vary according to bus type and ...
by Tim Williams
Fri May 15, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Route Service Double deckers - Sydney
Replies: 19
Views: 3375

Route Service Double deckers - Sydney

Below is my list of deckers operating route services in Sydney. This list naturally excludes tour buses and coaches. My list totals 90, not a very large number and it is possible that the true number is 88, with the 2 CDI's of Forest being included in CDC's 28 - please let me know if that is correct...
by Tim Williams
Thu May 14, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [May/June 2020] SA Transport observations
Replies: 96
Views: 10380

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

If J1X does resume, which would seem unlikely given it's loading's to date, then I think it would be much better to install suitable luggage racks in a couple of normal single deckers and have them painted (or wrapped) in a special airport bus livery. Then, as mentioned above, 1790 could be utilised...
by Tim Williams
Wed May 13, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [May/June 2020] SA Transport observations
Replies: 96
Views: 10380

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

Bustech CDI 1790 seems to have joined the group of "dead" buses along side the fence, near Richmond Road at Mile End - any thoughts about what might be happening with this bus?? Once life gets back to normal, as I have previously noted, it should join the other DD at Mt Barker. where it could be use...
by Tim Williams
Sat May 02, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5451

Re: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!

Are you literally talking about the old style semi-trailer buses that had a limited popularity here, mainly after WW2?
by Tim Williams
Sat May 02, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Electric bus - how to get artics viably electrified
Replies: 93
Views: 50869

Re: Electric bus - how to get artics viably electrified

I have always been a fan of Citaro's having ridden on them in Singapore and a little in the UK, our width restrictions are silly, as has been noted previously, roads in Europe (incl. the UK) can be narrow and congested and wider buses seem to cope alright!! I know little about the electric ones, but...
by Tim Williams
Fri May 01, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Electric bus - how to get artics viably electrified
Replies: 93
Views: 50869

Re: Electric bus - how to get artics viably electrified

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What about the new Denning Element - fully Australian, using the same technology as the e-Citaro, lightweight construction, maybe with a full low-floor (to keep Tonyp happy!!!). It seems like a great piece of innovation from Custom-Denning.
by Tim Williams
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5451

Re: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!

Eddy, I have no idea what "Trailer Bus Stairs" are - please enlighten me!

Thanks!!
by Tim Williams
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia
Replies: 71
Views: 33828

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Reply to Eddy, re. stop buttons upstairs - look in the topic "NO STANDING PASSENGERS" reply entry 9!!
by Tim Williams
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5451

Re: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!

Bus stop buttons are mounted on stanchions and additionally (often) along the inside walls - accessible to most seats without having leave the seats to operate them. The drivers need to be given reasonable notice of the next bus stopping requirement. Younger people will pile down the stairs while th...
by Tim Williams
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5451

Re: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!

Thanks for the comments - interesting!! I am not going to do a Donald Trump" and say that I was being sarcastic, because I do sincerely wonder what would or maybe will happen if standing passengers are banned on buses and some form of social distancing is applied. My obvious point regarding DD's ver...
by Tim Williams
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5451

Re: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!

My suggestion of using more double deckers was speculative at the least, but I do believe social distancing may be with us for a long while, whether the current virus permanently leaves our shores or not!! The seating of all forms of public transport, including airliners, may need to be re-designed,...
by Tim Williams
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5451

NO STANDING PASSENGERS!!

Well, the artic and long bus standee single decker brigade are not going to be pleased about one of the possible long term outcomes of Covid-19, that is that standing passengers will not be permitted in buses! This means that to obtain decent seated loads we might have to revert to double deckers en...
by Tim Williams
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Mar/Apr 2020] SA Transport observations
Replies: 77
Views: 11681

Re: [Mar/Apr 2020] SA Transport observations

I presume that the new Custom bodied artics entering service are in traditional Adelaide Metro livery - not the new Bustech livery with the bloody great logos on the sides!!!
by Tim Williams
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Adelaide Metro. Empty Buses Everywhere!
Replies: 29
Views: 5541

Re: Adelaide Metro. Empty Buses Everywhere!

Singapore is now reducing frequencies and operating hours of buses and trains, in line with significant falls in patronage, whilst providing enough services to ensure reasonable social distancing. I am not sure of the new spread of hours of trains but buses will now operate between 6.30am and 8.00pm...
by Tim Williams
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: Torrens Transit Bustechs.
Replies: 27
Views: 10359

Re: Torrens Transit Bustechs.

Regarding the windows, these new Bustechs have bonded, rather than rubber mounted windows, which provides a smoother look. I am not a fan of the new livery, but it's worst feature is the ridiculously oversized "Adelaide Metro" on both sides - it is a totally amateur effort!! I believe Bustech/Precis...
by Tim Williams
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: The MAN Bus with the roof mounted clearance structure
Replies: 7
Views: 2808

Re: The MAN Bus with the roof mounted clearance structure

The bridge clearance at Aldgate is 4.4mtrs, so unless the Scania/Gemilang is extra tall, that bridge would not be a problem for either d/decker. There is usually an amount of "slack" built into clearance numbers!!
by Tim Williams
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: The MAN Bus with the roof mounted clearance structure
Replies: 7
Views: 2808

Re: The MAN Bus with the roof mounted clearance structure

Not sure of the clearance with that bridge, but I think the CDI is only 4.2mtrs in height.

Anyway the purpose of this topic was to find out why that bus with the roof structure was out!!!!

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