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What is your favourite route bus...

Postby bus909 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:17 pm

Post any of your favourite bus route here and why?


Any of link to Bus timetable/Map is welcome too.
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Re: What is your favourite route bus...

Postby captainch » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:13 pm

my favouite route is sorry not in servie/special. because u don't get the ferrals /idiots. ect!and you don't have to open doors, sell tickets, its the best trip of the day allways better when its the last trip! :lol:
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Re: What is your favourite route bus...

Postby Bus-1809 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:16 pm

Captain CH, in the Transperth Handbook, nowhere does it state anything about opening doors or picking up passengers. It just says you have to drive the bus on the routes and not run timing points!
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Re: What is your favourite route bus...

Postby Doc68 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:52 pm

Bus-1809 wrote:Captain CH, in the Transperth Handbook, nowhere does it state anything about opening doors or picking up passengers. It just says you have to drive the bus on the routes and not run timing points!

Well I've always said it would be a great job if you didn't have to stop & pick up passengers :lol: All these years wasted I should have moved to Perth. :twisted:
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Re: What is your favourite route bus...

Postby simonl » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:10 pm

captainch wrote:my favouite route is sorry not in servie/special. because u don't get the ferrals /idiots. ect!and you don't have to open doors, sell tickets, its the best trip of the day allways better when its the last trip! :lol:

Maybe you should work for Brisbane transport where you can spend 28% of your day doing precisely that!
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Re: What is your favourite route bus...

Postby captainch » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:16 pm

I used to was a tram driver there!
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Re: What is your favourite route bus...

Postby Shoudy Chen » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:42 pm

My favourite route bus is the Route 34 because the bus was able to go via Angelo St, having to go past the Penrhos College and Karawara. Been on this bus a few times and it was fantastic.
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Re: What is your favourite route bus...

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:00 pm

1. Route 822. From Light Square (Adelaide) it then travels up Greenhill Rd (one of the most scenic in Adelaide), then down Rangeview Dr, Spring GUlly Rd and Piccadilly Rd to Stirling. Inbound is even better though, and the 822 the one Greenhill Road route that doesn't dump you in the middle of nowhere.

2.Route 750. Nice ride down along the coast, especially Sellicks Beach (the terminus).

3. Route 852. From the regional centre of Mount Barker to the township of Strathalbyn. One of the few Hills routes that doesn't go over too many hills. Costs extra though, but is worth it IMO, especially if you get bus 3269 (which is likely, as it is one of the nine 12.5m buses that can actually go down that way). The bakeries at Strathalbyn are also good, and there is a nice park along the Angus River, and plenty of history to go with it. And antique shops with SAR Working Timetables from the '70s :P

Also up there are routes 142, 147, 196, 200B, 265, 640, 752, 823 & 800/801.

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Re: What is your favourite route bus...

Postby Diesel_MAN » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:40 pm

1. Route 'G22X' (Adelaide): City to Aberfoyle Hub via Flagstaff Road, Happy Valley Drive (80 kph speed limit) and Windebanks Road.

2. Route 545 (Adelaide): Golden Grove Village to Tea Tree Plaza: The Golden Way (60 then 70 kph speed limit) and McIntyre Road (80 kph speed limit).

3. Route 300 (Adelaide): Arndale to Arndale via Klemzig, Marion Centre, Glenelg, Tapleys Hill Road (60 then 80 kph) and Harbour Town.
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Re: What is your favourite route bus...

Postby TA3001 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:05 pm

In no particular order

Route 'B12' - Not bad for 60kph running on an SL202, with very low chance of talking passengers being present along Military Rd.

Route 'J1' - Notorious for (sometimes near painfully loud) talking passengers, but has a short 80 zone which can yield 75kph running on a TT SL202, when there's no roadworks that is. Most are operated by a depot with more than 2 decent drivers.

Route 'G22X' - Not as bad as the J1. Has a steep descent along Ayliffes Rd in a 70 zone (which unfortunately doesn't very often yield 70kph running, maybe 1 in 10 trips), with a 70 zone along Flagstaff Rd that becomes an 80 zone after the roundabout that is only served by this route, with no stops.

Route T842 - Same as the T840 to Mt Barker, but much quieter than T840s, and becomes an 837. Only operates twice a day outbound.

Route 200 - Scenic past Cross Rd, traverses Ayliffes Rd as mentioned above, and South Rd. Generally quieter than the 'G10'.

Route 'C1' - Traverses the full length of the O'bahn. Has a nice view out of Golden Grove down the hill, with an 80 zone along Main North Rd. It's a route I remember catching SL202s on regularly, before all but one lost their guide wheels and mostly got sent to a crappy depot.
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Re: What is your favourite route bus...

Postby homer9000 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:12 pm

200 especially on the way to work(I work in Panorama which is a suburb of Adelaide)a lot quieter and nowhere near as crowded as a G10 IN THE MORNINGS OR A G40 IN THE AFTERNOONS.only downside on the afternoon service is walking to colonel light gardens racing to get the earliest service after finishing work at 3pm to be in by 3:30pm stop 18 kent rd.i am usually in town just as my friends G40's are just hitting goodwood.
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Re: What is your favourite route bus...

Postby AccordV6L » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:19 am

Abbotsford 438: My local route for 12 years, hence why it is on my list. I loved getting a Volvo B10BLE or B12BLE (Euro 3) on this route.

Campsie 412: Love going through the backstreets of Inner West Sydney. It's even better when you get a driver who absolutely thrashes a Scania K280UB/CB80!
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Re: What is your favourite route bus...

Postby TA3001 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:39 am

AccordV6L wrote:Abbotsford 438: My local route for 12 years, hence why it is on my list. I loved getting a Volvo B10BLE or B12BLE (Euro 3) on this route.

Campsie 412: Love going through the backstreets of Inner West Sydney. It's even better when you get a driver who absolutely thrashes a Scania K280UB/CB80!


(Yawn), these are just washing machines on wheels. I remember catching an MAN SG280H on the last 443 for the night from Elizabeth station in the early 2000s (193 from memory). It was on a timetable that basically forced drivers to floor it, and there was one time point which could only be done within the specified time if the bus stayed at 50kph all the way between these two stops (Craigmore to Elizabeth station).

I'm not sure what this driver was doing..... but he drove it at 70kph through all the backstreets like it was a Formula 1 car, and finished the run in 33 minutes, which is possibly an all time record!

Here's a link to it on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaEHvLBquqg

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