(May/June 2021) Transport observations

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(May/June 2021) Transport observations

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New Scania Bustech 5001 has entered service this morning.
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Re: (May/June 2021) Transport observations

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Torrens Transit Scania Bustech 5002 has entered service today.
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Re: (May/June 2021) Transport observations

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Sourced from Jibb

Torrens Transit have had some fleet changes at some of their depots.
3 Scania Artics (955-956-958) have gone from Morphettville to Edinburgh North and 3 Scania Rigids L94UB (1210-1211-1212) have gone to Morphettville from Edinburgh North, plus MAN NL 202 2203 is now at Edinburgh North.
Scania Rigid O-Bahn 1273-1274 have now gone from Morphettville to St Agnes.
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Noticing quite a few of the new bus stops going up around the place now. Noticed over the weekend bus stop 50A and 51A Milne Road (203/209) section had been replaced but the new stops were 50 and 51 with the O-Bahn sign on them, so I think they were meant for Stop 50 and 51 Milne Road (506 section). I’m sure it will be sorted just hopefully nobody unfamiliar with the area gets confused!
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Route 506 wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 8:19 pm Noticing quite a few of the new bus stops going up around the place now. Noticed over the weekend bus stop 50A and 51A Milne Road (203/209) section had been replaced but the new stops were 50 and 51 with the O-Bahn sign on them, so I think they were meant for Stop 50 and 51 Milne Road (506 section). I’m sure it will be sorted just hopefully nobody unfamiliar with the area gets confused!
No new "Zone" signs at Marion, Glenelg or Flinders Medical Centre Interchanges(as yet)
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A car versus bus accident this afternoon on Beovich Road Ingle Farm. A person in the car was apparently trapped for some time, all emergency services attended including 2 Fire Engines to assist with extracation and clean up.
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Re: (May/June 2021) Transport observations

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New Scania Bustech 5003 has entered service this morning with Torrens Transit.
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Re: Nth East Road Car Accident

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jibb wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 8:48 pm A car versus bus accident this afternoon on Beovich Road Ingle Farm. A person in the car was apparently trapped for some time, all emergency services attended including 2 Fire Engines to assist with extracation and clean up.
Do you know what bus number was involved?
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Former driver37 wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 6:25 pm
jibb wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 8:48 pm A car versus bus accident this afternoon on Beovich Road Ingle Farm. A person in the car was apparently trapped for some time, all emergency services attended including 2 Fire Engines to assist with extracation and clean up.
Do you know what bus number was involved?
Have not been able to find out that info.
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jibb wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 8:16 pm [quote="Former driver37" post_id=<a href="tel:1078260">1078260</a> time=<a href="tel:1621326347">1621326347</a> user_id=24310]
[quote=jibb post_id=<a href="tel:1078243">1078243</a> time=<a href="tel:1621248522">1621248522</a> user_id=185]
A car versus bus accident this afternoon on Beovich Road Ingle Farm. A person in the car was apparently trapped for some time, all emergency services attended including 2 Fire Engines to assist with extracation and clean up.
Do you know what bus number was involved?
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Have not been able to find out that info.
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I did see 1096 parked at Stop 40A Beovich Road with hazards on and was running about 60 mins late going by Next There App but it may have been a different bus
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Re: (May/June 2021) Transport observations

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Another bus-car truck accident this morning at Smart /Reservoir Roads roundabout.
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Re: (May/June 2021) Transport observations

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Route 506 wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 5:50 pm
jibb wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 8:16 pm [quote="Former driver37" post_id=<a href="tel:1078260">1078260</a> time=<a href="tel:1621326347">1621326347</a> user_id=24310]
[quote=jibb post_id=<a href="tel:1078243">1078243</a> time=<a href="tel:1621248522">1621248522</a> user_id=185]
A car versus bus accident this afternoon on Beovich Road Ingle Farm. A person in the car was apparently trapped for some time, all emergency services attended including 2 Fire Engines to assist with extracation and clean up.
Do you know what bus number was involved?
Have not been able to find out that info.
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I did see 1096 parked at Stop 40A Beovich Road with hazards on and was running about 60 mins late going by Next There App but it may have been a different bus
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No sign tonight of 1096-will keep an eye out for it over next few days. I use Anytrip which most of the time is very good.
"Next there" is not available on Android?
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NextThere is iOS only. It's one of the more consumer friendly ones. I use it for everyday and use AnyTrip for nerding out
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Re: (May/June 2021) Transport observations

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Scania Bustech 5004 has entered service this morning.
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Re: (May/June 2021) Transport observations

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MAN NL202 253 has been renumbered to R253.
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Re: (May/June 2021) Transport observations

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I fail too see why a number of buses are having the letter "R" in front of fleet number?
These buses don't just do rail subs,they do all runs.
What is t1he purpose?
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Re: (May/June 2021) Transport observations

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Latest Scania Bustech 5005 has entered service a short time ago on Route 200 from Marion Shopping Centre.
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Re: (May/June 2021) Transport observations

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Scania Bustech 5006 has just entered service.
Still no sign of Scania Electric bus 1788?
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jibb wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 11:34 am I fail too see why a number of buses are having the letter "R" in front of fleet number?
These buses don't just do rail subs,they do all runs.
What is t1he purpose?
The R stands for Ready for scrapping or Ready for preservation once they've finished using them to be pretend trains.
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Re: (May/June 2021) Transport observations

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gunzel42 wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:31 pm
jibb wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 11:34 am I fail too see why a number of buses are having the letter "R" in front of fleet number?
These buses don't just do rail subs,they do all runs.
What is t1he purpose?
The R stands for Ready for scrapping or Ready for preservation once they've finished using them to be pretend trains.
That wouldn't work with ones like R1186(?) however. Perhaps a double meaning.
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Re: (May/June 2021) Transport observations

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Only the NL 202 buses are likely to be retired when the Gawler Rail subs finish.
Currently there are about 37,but that is likely to increase with the current rate of deliveries of new Scania Bustechs.
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I think the R means they’ve been given a life extension to assist with covering rail subs, not necessarily to do the subs but to release other buses (mainly artics) to do them. Same thing happened with Seaford Rail subs years ago when the Mercs (rigid and artic) and MAN SG artics had R prefixes but were often used for regular work while regular buses did train subs. Because must if them were artics they were used for actual rail subs more than the current NL rigids. That does not explain R1186. R3229 and R2823 though.
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Re: (May/June 2021) Transport observations

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Good explanation and thank you!!
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Re: (May/June 2021) Transport observations

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TT wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:34 pm I think the R means they’ve been given a life extension to assist with covering rail subs, not necessarily to do the subs but to release other buses (mainly artics) to do them. Same thing happened with Seaford Rail subs years ago when the Mercs (rigid and artic) and MAN SG artics had R prefixes but were often used for regular work while regular buses did train subs. Because must if them were artics they were used for actual rail subs more than the current NL rigids. That does not explain R1186. R3229 and R2823 though.
For the Seaford Rail subs there were also the brand new CB80 artics and rigids that were also given R numbers eg R805 and R851 that were since incorporated into the regular fleet.
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Re: (May/June 2021) Transport observations

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Another NL202 has joined the rail sub fleet - bus 254 is now R254.
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