2024 SA Transport observations

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2024 SA Transport observations

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A New Year is upon us; Congratulations!! We all made it through the old one :D

Reviewing 2023.....
Torrens Transit introduced two Foton Hydrogen buses to the streets; 1788 and 1789. These buses are based at Morphettville depot.
All electric Scania C250EB/Bustech 'VST' bus 5801 had entered service, based at Torrens Transit's MIle End depot.
A-City electric train 3034 entered service, marking the end of the 12 train/36 car order of electric trains for the Gawler line. All Gawler train services are now operated by electric train sets.
Some 3000 class railcars have been fitted with batteries and now operate as hybrid trains; with the diesel motor cutting out while stationary at stations and not cutting in until the train is in motion.
Construction on the line to Port Dock has commenced, with the National Railway Museum operating its last train from the "Jackett's" platform in July. Work has continued on the project, with an amount of track having been laid.

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

I hope that all have a prosperous and happy new year for this 2024!
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SouthLink Scania L94UB/Volgren CR224L 3269 (the first one) was retired from metro service following the 11:15 838H yesterday (9 January 2024). It will be joining 3270, 3310, and 3311 at LinkSA Murray Bridge, presumably for Monarto Zoo duties.
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Busways have received a Yutong E12 Electric Bus
it's numbered 7032.
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There were some (so far) unsubstantiated claims this bus was the original 6004 with Transport for Brisbane, which never entered service... Had seen it a couple of times around the south-side on test drives in its cleanskin livery quite some time ago.

If it is the same bus, I hope they've managed to chase away whatever gremlins stopped this bus operating in service the first time round!
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Busways electric bus trial

Busways, our bus operator in Southern Adelaide, is currently trialling a new electric bus. The Yutong is the first zero emissions bus to hit the road in the outer south, providing passengers with a smoother, quieter and more comfortable ride.

The two-month trial will inform future energy efficient transport options across the Adelaide Metro network.
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Busways story about it.

https://www.busways.com.au/news-items/b ... s-adelaide

Strangely I did sight this bus this morning on South Road heading not in service towards the city.
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