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by otto5013
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations
Replies: 73
Views: 20697

Re: [July/Aug 2019] SA transport observations

Advert coverage of buses - are we the only state with total coverage? Strewth. They want people to start using buses. I'm on 1251/147 and every window bar 3 of the 16 is covered with ads. Are things that desperate? Surely they could do the trains as well. Doesn't it occur to them that part of bus t...
by otto5013
Fri May 10, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations
Replies: 53
Views: 16027

Re: [May/June 2019] SA Transport observations

I was on the train platform at Port Adelaide yesterday. It was pretty wet. A lady in her thirties asked me to confirm for her that she was on the right one for going into the city. I've often remembered that it's the same side as if driving a car. But we had a quick look at all the prominent signage...
by otto5013
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations
Replies: 161
Views: 27536

Re: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations

City Free Bus detours around funding roadblock. -Indaily If it carrys 1,000,000 people a year - about 2,700 per day, then it's not a ghost bus I guess. " ... administration ... provided figures showing one million passengers per year use the Connector bus ... " https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...
by otto5013
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: The Random Admet Question Thread
Replies: 1276
Views: 322820

Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Thanks. So for the time being the driver plays an essential part in confirming correct validation.

But it happens on O-Bahn routes where timeliness is of the essence.
by otto5013
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: The Random Admet Question Thread
Replies: 1276
Views: 322820

Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Middle door boarding. In the city, preparing to board buses heading to the Port via Arndale, I look in vain for the middle door entry option. They still seem to be as rare as hen's teeth. Perhaps they're more on east and south destinations where fare evasions might be less of a issue? Are the centr...
by otto5013
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: What to do & see on Adelaide PT!
Replies: 51
Views: 66493

Re: What to do & see on Adelaide PT!

I guess we're going to have a lean run for awhile till things are a little more back in the black. Weekend options for the Gardens would be good. People already enter at the upper entrance using PT. The Hills are an under appreciated gem but some would say just as well. The route chosen for the 822 ...
by otto5013
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: What to do & see on Adelaide PT!
Replies: 51
Views: 66493

Re: What to do & see on Adelaide PT!

Alberton Station refurbishment Earlier in this thread there's mention of Adelaide's surviving, historic railway stations - the few. So the present refurbishment of Alberton Station makes sense. It's one of the best but has been hammered with graffiti. Little damage otherwise. Barber Frank's has bee...
by otto5013
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: What to do & see on Adelaide PT!
Replies: 51
Views: 66493

Re: What to do & see on Adelaide PT!

Best Adelaide Hills bus circuit. I did a great, two and a half hour Hills circuit on Thursday - around two of our best known parks and through some of the best, historic (old buildings) parts of the Tiers country. The city 822 bus at 2.30 takes you all the way to Stirling, heading up precipitous Gr...
by otto5013
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: New smart tram and bus stops to be installed
Replies: 3
Views: 3545

Re: New smart tram and bus stops to be installed

That's a very smart looking and spacious bus stop going up outside Edmund Wright House on King William St. It seems to have left out a glass panel so people can enter from the rear as well. That bench seat may quickly become a bunk tho'. The 254 route is often crowded. Electro board is on the way I ...
by otto5013
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations
Replies: 161
Views: 27536

Re: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations

Alberton Railway Station south side building is completely shrouded in scaffolding. Being restored to former glory I guess ?
by otto5013
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Mad March Extra Tram and Bus services
Replies: 9
Views: 4186

Re: Mad March Extra Tram and Bus services

At Sept 2018, stop 33g on Grand Junction, Pennington.
by otto5013
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Mad March Extra Tram and Bus services
Replies: 9
Views: 4186

Re: Mad March Extra Tram and Bus services

A welcome addition to bring the Port along but seeming to be a spur line to nowhere unless you're heading for the Courts, which are a popular destination. But there's the Dock 1 development. The station might be like the one at Grange or Station Pier tram stop in Melbourne. Vinnies is about to reloc...
by otto5013
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Mad March Extra Tram and Bus services
Replies: 9
Views: 4186

Re: Mad March Extra Tram and Bus services

The new, upgraded Port station is a great improvement on what was there earlier with a modern look to match those in the leafies. Our biggest problem is vandalism so everything has to be "hardened" with this in mind and it's done well. But any fancy extras will be smashed. One of the new electronic ...
by otto5013
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Mad March Extra Tram and Bus services
Replies: 9
Views: 4186

Re: Mad March Extra Tram and Bus services

Thanks TT. The first place we look is the board itself and the board said they're on their way, as I noted. Once that's clear then any other signage, amongst the myriad of advertising etc becomes an optional extra should it be noticed. I didn't see them but I normally catch this 147 at the Currie st...
by otto5013
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Mad March Extra Tram and Bus services
Replies: 9
Views: 4186

Re: Mad March Extra Tram and Bus services

Just a note about the car race and alterations . The 147 went past us thismorning as we waited at the Hindmarsh Sq stop. It was out bound at 8.15am and turned into Pultney instead of going on to East Tce. The reason we were waiting was because the electronic board was telling us to, up until the bus...
by otto5013
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8230
Views: 600133

Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Any vending machine alone on a platform in Adelaide, particularly west and north lines would be quickly and repeatedly vandalized. Same has happened with the new auto info boards in the city - smashing of the glass. We don't have the customer numbers to afford an effective monitoring and response sy...
by otto5013
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: Kermit Buses
Replies: 5
Views: 10194

Re: Kermit Buses

So the smaller Kermit/s are still doing the city circle? I mean is Tindo still en route ?
by otto5013
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: The Random Admet Question Thread
Replies: 1276
Views: 322820

Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Mt Lofty and the wild life park are part of Adelaide's few unique draw cards, the Lofty Bot.Gardens too. Equal to the Central Mkts and way in front of the much touted Wine Centre and Casino. But there are only three buses a day to and from them, a genuine disincentive to visit. Is there any chance o...
by otto5013
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Mar/Apr 2018] SA Transport observations
Replies: 69
Views: 24249

Re: [Mar/Apr 2018] SA Transport observations

SA Best did have policy tho' their web info may not have supported it.
by otto5013
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: LinkSA service changes - 16 October 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 7538

Re: LinkSA service changes - 16 October 2017

Does LinkSA only supply fares info on demand? Can't remember seeing any with their schedules.
by otto5013
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Mar/Apr 2016] SA Transport observations
Replies: 235
Views: 33861

Re: [Mar/Apr 2016] SA Transport observations

Coming History Wk/Month interest:

History of Adelaide's Trams, presented at Burnside Library.

Thursday 26 May at 7pm. $10 w. drinks&nibbs
Tom Wilson & Colin Seymour.

Featuring tram services of eastern suburbs etc.
by otto5013
Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Jan/Feb 2016] SA Transport observations
Replies: 217
Views: 36194

Re: [Jan/Feb 2016] SA Transport observations

We're on the 254x /#953 to Arndale. As we turn from OConnell into Strangways, a bunch of young Africans start pleading to be let down at the following stop. Driver explains he can't , being an Express service. But he relents, perhaps so as to send a message and stops in Wellington Sq. They pile off,...
by otto5013
Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [July/Aug 2015] SA transport observations
Replies: 154
Views: 27354

Re: [July/Aug 2015] SA transport observations

On the 147(273) to Beaumont. Back seats filled w yougsters playing rap, LOUD. Every second lyric " f...., f...., f...". Otherwise, young Asian students and older types heading home from a day at the museum. Mind boggling. Cracked-up? Five kids getting off at the Trak. Whoa! East meets west, Burnside...
by otto5013
Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: The Random Admet Question Thread
Replies: 1276
Views: 322820

Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

I take it there's no way of knowing which side the platform's going to be, other than by sight, as one approaches a station?
At night, in the boondocks, you simply have to keep your eyes peeled?
by otto5013
Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [June 2015] SA transport observations
Replies: 67
Views: 12839

Re: [June 2015] SA transport observations

2733's desto shows just 3 horizontal lines on the right.

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