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jibb wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:36 pm There hasn't been any new Bustech's into service for several weeks. Last one was 1067(which has been off the road for almost 2 weeks).
I saw 1067 on King William Street today on a 245, so must be back in service
First person on 822, 865 (2016 re-route).
Last person on 164, 867, 868

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Lt. Commander Data wrote: Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:16 am
jibb wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:36 pm There hasn't been any new Bustech's into service for several weeks. Last one was 1067(which has been off the road for almost 2 weeks).
I saw 1067 on King William Street today on a 245, so must be back in service
Doesn't appear to have been out except on that 1 occasion?
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jibb wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:59 amDoesn’t appear to have been out except on that 1 occasion?
Perhaps there’s an issue with its vehicle ID or BCU - it passed me again today (around 1:30PM), but it’s not showing on real-time apps
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I guess Fleet Lists still a job in Progress,A few i Spotted this week EX Lonsdales 2201 is now working from St Agnes Had a 7 Biscuit number to back that up

Romeo 805 is at Edinburgh North , Spotted Sunday Morning on 440 , Had a Edinburgh North 8 Biscuit Number .

I guess they get it in Time its not 837 Yet it was still 2837 on Thursday morning..
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2201 and 2202 are already shown in the Torrens fleetlist with their new numbers, 246 and 247. Not all buses have had the 2 removed from the vehicle itself, but on live timing, all the ex SouthLink buses at Torrens are showing three digit fleet numbers.
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There's still a few bus numbers that need to be updated on Busways fleet list 2204, 2207,2208,2209 are all at Lonsdale but not showing on fleet list 2203 and 2206 i asume are at Lonsdale aswell but have not seen these in service yet( maybe due to mechanical defects)
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Received an email from the Regency to Pym project today advising changes to 230, 232, 232R route will commence from Monday August 10.
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Routes 230-232-232R which currently travel via Harrison Road, Pym Street and Days Road to Regency Road, will now travel via Torrens Road, South Road and Regency Road due to North-South Motorway works.
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route 228 wrote: Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:21 pm I guess Fleet Lists still a job in Progress,A few i Spotted this week EX Lonsdales 2201 is now working from St Agnes Had a 7 Biscuit number to back that up

Romeo 805 is at Edinburgh North , Spotted Sunday Morning on 440 , Had a Edinburgh North 8 Biscuit Number .

I guess they get it in Time its not 837 Yet it was still 2837 on Thursday morning..
Still 2837 this afternoon.
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New Scania Bustech 1068 in service this morning.
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jibb wrote: Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:36 am New Scania Bustech 1068 in service this morning.
Now 1069 has entered service this morning.
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1070 bus now in service, currently doing a J8 towards West Lakes.
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Then on a H30S to Newton.
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I doubt a bus that is invaluable to TT like this one would be confined to peak only work.

No doubt it will be out as much as possible to provide passengers with the best quality of service imaginable. It's not 1385 after all.
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Scania Bustech 1071 has entered service this morning.
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Saw 1015 this morning on a Morphettville shift, just wondering if it's been transferred there possibly to replace R804
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It doesn’t seem that long ago when BusTechs with fleet numbers in the 1990s were being delivered to Mile End depot and we were all trying to guess what would follow 1999. Along came 1020.
But we are now into the 1070 range (with 1071 hitting the road today from Morphettville). So what happens when 1099 is delivered? Can’t keep counting upwards into 1100s (without remembering a significant portion of the Obahn fleet).
So where to next? And remember this BusTech contract involves the building of something like 380 units.
And I’ve heard a rumour that the deliveries might soon shift from Morphettville to Edinburgh North. We'll have to wait and see what truth there is in this rumour.
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Morphettville Depot must be close to its Fleet requirements, and unless there are any transfers to other Depots, your suggested rumour of Edinburgh North could be close to coming to fruition, although the 1331-1338 MAN NL 202 must be close to being retired?
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Well not all but most old claggers are sent to crummy areas along with terrible or feral looking bus drivers and most of the new ones are sent to nice areas along with nice bus drivers, I swear everyday these changes are happening and it becomes more and more noticeable and obvious, oh boy do they come down hard on the nice bus drivers if they think they've done something wrong - ive finally figured out that's why they sit there like wooden indians - once they've been told off.
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I can see why they do that to make the feral people and the upper class people of society to feel more comfortable but really stuff that it's so much easier and straight cut to have a group of elite and patient bus drivers with well maintained vehicles to make sure things run smoothly or it just becomes too messy.
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Last week I went on a few buses in first time in ages whilst waiting for my car to be serviced. The driver on the 502 was braking too late. The MAN bus on H30 felt like its tyres were really really inflated. Then rode a A City train to Clovelly, swaying alot especially between Mile End and Goodwood. Even later on a 3000 it was bumpy. How does the State Government expect patronage to increase when many rides are uncomfortable? Looking at the railways it does appear the track is not set in probably, i thought concrete sleepers are meant to be better than timber?
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The ride between Mile End and Goodwood was smooth for me a week or so back though it has swayed a bit sometimes.

Also...
sent to crummy areas along with terrible or feral looking bus drivers
is this really appropriate for a transport discussion forum? we're observing fleet movements not making a classist social commentary and it's a bit disappointing to see it here
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Wake up to reality of Adelaide Metro, it's exactly what it is an SA transport observation! The stiffer the suspension the more you will feel the bumps, same thing applies to train tracks.
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Re: [July/Aug 2020] SA transport observations

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@Lieselta If you want discomfort, I'd suggest riding any bus from 1973-1999 and 1020 onwards. 1024 is like being in a car along a badly corrugated road. The backrests bounce/vibrate all the time, and you can barely see out of them. But that's perfection for ya.

I've heard the 2020 built ones have announcements for every stop. MANs can be uncomfortable at times when they have suspension troubles. But otherwise they leave almost any Scania for dead.
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