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[Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:32 pm
by The Phonj
September is here, the weather should start to warm up soon.

Normally I'd make mention of the Royal Show, and its extra services, which would have started this Friday, the 4th. However restrictions imposed this year caused by COVID-19 have cancelled the show for this year. The Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society have a virtual show on their website, and On The Run are selling showbags so all is not lost for those wanting their 'fix' of the show.

Gawler electrification works continue, with regular night and weekend closures to enable the work to progress.

Work in the Flinders rail extension looks to be nearing completion, hopefully trains start running there before the end of the year.

Please post your South Australian transport observations that wouldn't seem to warrant their own thread here.

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:35 pm
by Big Engine Mechanic
Saw Old Merc 1322 on the road today,
The guys working inside reminded me of an angry mob looking for somebody :lol:
I was on 1909 today,
The bus driver actually said hello back to me which was nice :D
The exhaust had a nice sounding deep note altho there was some annoying rattling pole inside which could be adjusted also the seats didn't vibrate.
I can't say too much about bus numbers somebody might figure out who I am.

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:28 pm
by Lt. Commander Data
Scania L94s 1215/1215 are on City Free Loops this afternoon. Unusual for anything but a Cityfree CB80 in then usually

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:12 pm
by jibb
Lt. Commander Data wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:28 pm Scania L94s 1215/1215 are on City Free Loops this afternoon. Unusual for anything but a Cityfree CB80 in then usually
I think you meant 1215/1216.

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:07 pm
by Lt. Commander Data
jibb wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:12 pm
I think you meant 1215/1216.
:oops: Thankyou, my error

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:17 am
by jibb
This morning 1936/1965 are on City Free services.

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:27 pm
by Big Engine Mechanic
I was on 1759 today it was misfiring badly,
After I ran for the bus with a leg injury from a couple of days ago even though he waited I said Thankyou to the bus driver when I got on but he still acted like a snob.

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:05 am
by jibb
2 new Scania Bustech's entered service this morning-1072-1073 both from Morphettville Depot.

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:07 pm
by Big Engine Mechanic
I was on 1247 today and the bus driver was extremely nice.
@TA3001
Also another reason for vibrating seats is engine mounts problems,
Noticed that on a bus a few days ago but also the bus steal structure of the seats looked weak,
It's either you fix that or the mounts.
I've also noticed in the new buses that the windows have been put in very poorly
It's like "Guys I can still see the glue!

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:01 pm
by Former driver37
Seen Edinburgh north Hino poncho 901 sitting at Mile end depot today not sure if been transferred to mile end or there for mechanical repairs

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:06 pm
by busrider
Could be getting repainted, their other Hinos have been repainted.

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:13 am
by Route 506
Recently went past Aldgate Depot and saw a red artic there numbered 3379. Are Southlink renumbering all the artics 2854-2856 & 2858 to 3377-3380? Will 2522 and 2523 return to their original fleet numbers of 3223 and 3224?
Can anyone in the hills confirm this? Cheers

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:13 pm
by Lt. Commander Data
Route 506 wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:13 am Recently went past Aldgate Depot and saw a red artic there numbered 3379. Are Southlink renumbering all the artics 2854-2856 & 2858 to 3377-3380? Will 2522 and 2523 return to their original fleet numbers of 3223 and 3224?
Can anyone in the hills confirm this? Cheers
2522 and 2523 were renumbered 3223 and 3224 last week
3379 is 2858
I also saw 3370 which was 2854
Logic suggests 2855 and 2856 will become 3377 and 3378

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:02 am
by jibb
Scania Bustech 1074 entered service this evening from Morphettvile Depot.

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:44 pm
by jibb
Scania Bustech 1075 entered service this afternoon from Morphettville Depot.

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:09 pm
by Eagle Eye
Scania #1239 has a large side ad for North Adelaide's SANFLW Premiership win, sponsored by Statewide Super. This is the same as has happened for Norwood & South Adelaide in recent years, but it has been a different bus for each team.

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:26 pm
by TA3001
MAN NL232 1765 seems to be back on the road, after being out of service for months.

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:56 pm
by jibb
Bus fire Adelaide Metro bus,cnr Henley Beach and Military Road Henley Beach.
Channel 7 filmed for tonights news.

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:42 pm
by Former driver37
What bus number was the fire does anyone know?

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:55 pm
by jibb
One of the ex Melbourne Volvos-either 1304 or 1305?

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:44 pm
by TA3001
Not a write off I hope. They're not as bad as some folks make them out to be.

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:11 pm
by jibb
TA3001 wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:44 pm Not a write off I hope. They're not as bad as some folks make them out to be.
Considering this bus has less than 4 years left and considering the amount of damage, I doubt this bus will be repaired.

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:34 pm
by Big Engine Mechanic
When a vehicle catches on fire on its own no mechanic will trust that model again.

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:29 pm
by Skexis
Big Engine Mechanic wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:34 pm When a vehicle catches on fire on its own no mechanic will trust that model again.
Well that's all the CB80's on the list for a start.

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:24 am
by Eagle Eye
jibb wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:55 pm One of the ex Melbourne Volvos-either 1304 or 1305?
It was 1305.