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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Thu May 07, 2015 7:29 pm

busrider wrote:If it was on a weekend, I believe hills radio communication goes via the Lonsdale channel...


So that's why theres alway so much chatter on a weekend. I wondered the other day, "how can there be so much when theres only 861, 864 and the occasional 837/838H/839/865".
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby TA3001 » Mon May 11, 2015 12:51 pm

Also, an indication of this (if you're where you can hear the radio) would be like 2714 to Lonsdale for example. That's when you'd notice things are different.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby TA3001 » Sun May 24, 2015 1:07 am

K280UB 2408 is in service. I don't have any further details of this vehicle.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby busrider » Sun May 24, 2015 1:41 pm

TA3001 wrote:K280UB 2408 is in service at Elizabeth/Edinburgh North. I don't have any further details of this vehicle atm.


TA3001 wrote:K280UB 2408 is in service. I don't have any further details of this vehicle.


Duly (and dually) noted...
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby TA3001 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:52 pm

This isn't a Southlink update, but MAN SL202s 1618 and 1619 have reportedly been moved from Newton to Mile End. It also coincides with a few observations by myself of them being on Mile End shifts lately.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby hino rg » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:35 am

TA3001 wrote:This isn't a Southlink update, but MAN SL202s 1618 and 1619 have reportedly been moved from Newton to Mile End. It also coincides with a few observations by myself of them being on Mile End shifts lately.


this has nothing to with southlink
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby greenman » Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:16 pm

Only minor for the fleetlists - 2592 is a Scania K280UB (DOT# 944001) and not a K230UB.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:02 pm

greenman wrote:3231-3236 have been transferred from Aldgate to Lonsdale for the subs.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:46 pm

Adelaide Hills DD wrote:Hills have gained another CB80 Artic and Rigid CB80 today. 2856 and 2517 both joined the fleet to cope with the new timetables.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:36 pm

I just saw in the Fleetlists that Southlink 3212 and 3215 are listed as having the same rego ("WTX 787"). This, obviously can't be right. After a bit of searching (through photos on Flickr) I found that 3212 has "WTX 787", and 3215 has "WTX 789". I believe this to be a pretty major error, so it would be nice for it to get fixed. Photos are linked below:

3212 (My Photo)

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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:09 pm

I've made up a bit of a list for corrections for the SouthLink Aldgate/Mt Barker fleet:

3203 - has both the Metro Ticket & Mt Barker ticket machines, so can run beyond Echunga and Mt Barker to Strathalbyn
3205 - has both the Metro Ticket & Mt Barker ticket machines, so can run beyond Echunga and Mt Barker to Strathalbyn
3210 - has both the Metro Ticket & Mt Barker ticket machines, so can run beyond Echunga and Mt Barker to Strathalbyn
3211 - has both the Metro Ticket & Mt Barker ticket machines, so can run beyond Echunga and Mt Barker to Strathalbyn
3212 - has both the Metro Ticket & Mt Barker ticket machines, so can run beyond Echunga and Mt Barker to Strathalbyn
3215 rego - should be WTX 789
3231 - seating code B47FW
3232 - seating code B47FW
3233 - seating code B47FW
3234 - seating code B47FW
3235- seating code B47FW
3236 - seating code B47FW
3269 seating code - should be DP45FW
3270 - livery description should read "modified Adelaide Metro colour scheme, i.e blue and yellow strip running at a 45 degree angle with the red striping running around the base of the vehicle"
3271- has both the Metro Ticket & Mt Barker ticket machines, so can run beyond Echunga and Mt Barker to Strathalbyn
3272 - has both the Metro Ticket & Mt Barker ticket machines, so can run beyond Echunga and Mt Barker to Strathalbyn
3273 - has both the Metro Ticket & Mt Barker ticket machines, so can run beyond Echunga and Mt Barker to Strathalbyn
3310 - livery description should read "modified Adelaide Metro colour scheme, i.e blue and yellow strip running at a 45 degree angle with the red striping running around the base of the vehicle"
3311 - livery description should read "modified Adelaide Metro colour scheme, i.e blue and yellow strip running at a 45 degree angle with the red striping running around the base of the vehicle"
3331 seating code - should be AB71FR
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby TA3001 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:41 am

I thought there were no country ticket machines anymore? Last time I went to Strath, I just gave the driver a small cash fare. No ticket or anything. Like using a cab.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:44 am

There are still country ticket machines. Some drivers print off the receipt and give it to passengers, some don't. If you didn't get the receipt, you wouldn't know they still exist. Plus I was talking with the driver the whole time.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Hawkeye » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:51 am

Just an idea for the fleetlists - combine Mt Barker and Aldgate depots into one instead of having them separate, as buses constantly get rotated between the two depots instead of permanently situated at one of the two :)
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby TA3001 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:28 am

There's only one vehicle listed as being at Mt Barker, and that is the decker. The rest are listed as being at Aldgate. The fleet lists for other Southlink depots lists them at Elizabeth (the name is out of date), and Lonsdale. It gives an indication of which contract area they're in.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:22 pm

3401 spends time at Aldgate sometimes. It never does an Aldgate shift, but Aldgate drivers drive it. Anyway it has to come back to Aldgate every now and again, where at Mt Barker would they service it?

And a sidenote for people who are unaware - Aldgate shifts have a 10xx biscuit; Mt Barker shifts have a 13xx biscuit. Makes it easy to tell which depot the bus is at at time of photo/ride/whatever.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Hawkeye » Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:48 pm

Lonsdale's Rosa #2605 is listed as having the rego SB 38 EZ, should be SB 31 EZ. See here for a picture of the vehicle, taken today :)
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby TA3001 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:22 pm

Southlink Scania K280UB 2418 is at Edinburgh North depot (formerly Elizabeth), not Lonsdale as listed in the fleet lists.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Hawkeye » Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:50 pm

SouthLink's 2603 Rosa is in the standard Admet livery, and has not been in all white for quite some time now.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby 1whoknows » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:24 am

3306 was reported as scrapped some time ago but is still in the list
2536 is 1852477
1832 is 1882817/ 944037
The 1800 series rigids should be B43Dw according to ABC deliveries

And a question - are any of the MAN SH280s listed under rail replacement still available for service??

It would be nice to see Adelaide enthusiasts fill in the gaps in this list during 2017.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby TA3001 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:38 pm

3306 has been removed for months now. Which list were you reading?

I've heard numerous comments that the high floors in storage won't be used for rail subs. If anyone knows for sure, it'd be good to at least have confirmation.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby 1whoknows » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:55 pm

Still current in the Southlink owned list under Adelaide metropolitan.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Hawkeye » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:01 pm

3306 has been gone for many months now, along with the ex Melbourne SL200's that you mentioned in another topic in this sub-section.

If you're seeing these in the 'Disposal List', then that is where such vehicles belong. Also, 1832 belongs to Light-City Buses (Transfield), not SouthLink.

I may as well make a comment to all of your replies to the Admet related services:
1whoknows wrote:2536 is 1852477
- this is already listed as being the VIN number.
1whoknows wrote:1832 is 1882817/ 944037
- this is already listed as being the VIN number.
1whoknows wrote:1691 VIN is 01064
- there is no such vehicle currently in any of the 3 fleets.
1whoknows wrote:1113 - 1866693
- this is already listed as being the VIN number.
1whoknows wrote:1114 - 1866795
- this is already listed as being the VIN number.
1whoknows wrote:1115 - 1866813
- this is already listed as being the VIN number.
1whoknows wrote:1116 - 1866849
- this is already listed as being the VIN number.
1whoknows wrote:1117 - 1866845
- this is already listed as being the VIN number.

In regards to the SG's - all have been removed from service. They will not be used for any future rail sub work. All remaining SG's will either be scrapped or sold off privately (been informed this is the case, by numerous drivers).

Anyhow, you have provided some information in which can be used to update the lists. That will be edited accordingly when the person in charge has some spare time, thanks :)
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby busrider » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:23 pm

2520/21 are also listed in the SouthLink "owned fleet" list, but they're no longer with SouthLink either.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Hawkeye » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:48 am

For some odd reason, 2218 has been listed as withdrawn for a while now. I can confirm that this is certainly not the case, it has been sighted many times over the last months.. :?
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