[July/Aug 2020] SA transport observations

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Spotted a Bustech in Transport for NSW/Transit Systems livery along Lower Portrush Road this morning. Is this coming from Sydney or is it a new bus out of Bustech in the north destined for Sydney?
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There were a number of Transport NSW Blue/White Scania Bustechs at Scania last week. I imagine they are on their way to their new home.
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And from what I can tell, they still haven't fixed the backrest vibration issue with those from 1046 onwards.

If Custom Coaches can provide stable backrests, then why not this company?
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At least one of the Hinos that Torrens Transit use for the Gawler 495 services has been painted into Adelaide Metro colours.
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TA3001 wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:49 pm And from what I can tell, they still haven't fixed the backrest vibration issue with those from 1046 onwards.

If Custom Coaches can provide stable backrests, then why not this company?
1. That sounds like a serious drive shaft problem to me.
2. They don't care about their business.
3. They don't want to spend the money because of number 2.
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TA3001 wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:49 pm And from what I can tell, they still haven't fixed the backrest vibration issue with those from 1046 onwards.

If Custom Coaches can provide stable backrests, then why not this company?
If the vibration is really noticeable and your concerned about it you should report it to the police,
Its unfair and not safe on the road around other drivers.
The more people complain the more things will be done about it;
1. It's cheaper to repair the buses,
2. Than to have let's say 10 or 20 etc of the road defected,
3. Than to replace 10 or 20 etc buses with new ones.
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Also same thing if they cared to pay for the buses to be properly serviced like making sure the drive shaft gets regularly greased then that wouldn't be a problem,
Once the regular greasing stops it can cause permanent damage to the drive shaft or tail shaft you can also call it especially if it's been used alot on a daily basis.
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They're brand new buses still under warranty, how much maintenance should they do? Full engine rebuild after every trip perhaps?
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busrider wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:20 pm They're brand new buses still under warranty, how much maintenance should they do? Full engine rebuild after every trip perhaps?
Obviously someones not a mechanic.
These are very simple services that have not happend, it is very easy to detach a tail shaft and grease the spindle.
Believe me it will not end well if not done. :(
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Also most warranties for motor vehicles etc are a scheme and only cover very little and you usually have to pay extra for things like that.
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I like to call it a spindle but some people call it a yoke,
Something similar to this;
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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 will always be that element out there, but it is good to see an increased revenue protection presence out there.
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@The Phonj
They are all SA transport observations. :roll:
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Apparently many "SA transport Buses" look like to me they are having some serious mechanical issues and I obviously pointed out the issues that could be causing it and relating to it.
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The Phonj wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:15 pm 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 will always be that element out there, but it is good to see an increased revenue protection presence out there.
I wonder how much longer the "I didn't realise you can't buy metrotickets" or "need to go recharge my card in the city" excuses will continue to be accepted by drivers, especially seeing as inspectors are coming back on. Perhaps more machines that accept cash along with EFTPOS should be installed at interchanges/the city to make sure more people can get a ticket/recharge before riding?
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Observed at Gawler this morning two of the Poncho buses in Admet colours numbers 902 & 903, unfortunately I couldn't see the rego number for it.
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No sign of 1072-1075 yet. I thought the only gaps in deliveries were from December to January.
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The Phonj wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:15 pm 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 will always be that element out there, but it is good to see an increased revenue protection presence out there.
I had three last week, including two on Thursday. I have had more ticket inspectors in the last three months on buses than I have on any rail service.
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@bigrobbo
I've seen stuff like that to recently but the only problem with that is everytime the ticket inspectors get off the reoccurring scunge bags seem to get on !
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TA3001 wrote: Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:58 pm No sign of 1072-1075 yet. I thought the only gaps in deliveries were from December to January.
1 new Scania Bustech at Scania Wingfield today. Not sure which depot will receive this one? Surely they don't need any more at Morphettville.
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One more is reg XS35DA which might be (1072)???
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gen man wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:11 pm One more is reg XS35DA which might be (1072)???
Where was it sighted, or which depot?
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All I have to do is go out on to the main road where I live to see all the new buses,
mostly that's all they run, I'm just on the edge of inner south and the foothills.
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