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[July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby The Phonj » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:41 pm

Half of the year has gone past; and the new financial year is upon us... July is here! Don't forget to do your tax return; hope you get a nice refund!

A quick reminder that Metrocard and Metroticket fares increased as of Sunday 2 July. For details visit the Adelaide Metro website.

Works on the major projects at Darlington, Torrens to Torrens and Torrens Junction continue apace; closures on the Outer Harbor, Grange and Gawler Central lines have been announced for the weekend of 22/23 July 2017.

The diesel MAN SL202's have almost all been retired; make sure you get your last rides/videos/etc before they're all gone for good.

Changes in the conditional registration scheme for historic vehicles mean buses over 30 years of age are now available to register under the scheme. I hope this will see an increase in the number of historic buses riding our streets; a recent event at the National Railway Museum played host to five buses, all of which were well received.

Please post your South Australian transport observations that wouldn't seem to warrant their own thread here.
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Re: [July/Aug 2016] SA transport observations

Postby mmosca447 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:47 pm

What were the fares before these changes? I never really look at my Metrocard when I scan it to be honest. Thanks
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Re: [July/Aug 2016] SA transport observations

Postby Diesel_MAN » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:22 pm

mmosca447 wrote:What were the fares before these changes? I never really look at my Metrocard when I scan it to be honest. Thanks

$1.94 between 9:01am and 3pm on weekdays and all day on Sundays and public holidays; $3.48 outside of those times.
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Re: [July/Aug 2016] SA transport observations

Postby mmosca447 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:27 pm

Diesel_MAN wrote:
mmosca447 wrote:What were the fares before these changes? I never really look at my Metrocard when I scan it to be honest. Thanks

$1.94 during between 9:01am and 3pm on weekdays and all day on Sundays and public holidays; $3.48 during outside of those times.


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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby Diesel_MAN » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:19 am

1959 is now in service according to TransitTimes.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby TT » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:07 am

Correct, and 1958 in service today for first time.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby Diesel_MAN » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:36 pm

TT wrote:Correct, and 1958 in service today for first time.

That one did show up on TransitTimes this morning. 426 also appeared again, despite being more than 25 years old according to the Fleet Lists.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby PD2/20 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:15 pm

Diesel_MAN wrote:
TT wrote:Correct, and 1958 in service today for first time.

That one did show up on TransitTimes this morning. 426 also appeared again, despite being more than 25 years old according to the Fleet Lists.

426 was out on a 118 one afternoon last week but required assistance from a TT support vehicle in St Vincent St.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby mmosca447 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:45 pm

Just saw 2453 in action for the first time on an outbound 720
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby mmosca447 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:12 pm

I also took a ride on 2211 on an outbound 720 today (13/7) and saw that almost every seat was a mixture of Scania blue fabric and the old tartan/red. Any reason why it would be like this?
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby Diesel_MAN » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:12 pm

mmosca447 wrote:I also took a ride on 2211 on an outbound 720 today (13/7) and saw that almost every seat was a mixture of Scania blue fabric and the old tartan/red. Any reason why it would be like this?

Some of the original seats may have been damaged. I noticed these seat cover replacements in some of Port Depot's SL202s before they were retired, but it doesn't appear to be common yet.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby thedom » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:15 pm

Just spotted 2562 on the move...looks like it has sustained a black eye recently...at least it's still smiling!
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby TT » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:17 pm

No tartan fabric available anywhere so the upholsterers changed over to using the bright blue patterned Scania fabric. Several of the 400s ended up with a few random seats of it, especially the very rear seat. More due to the tartan fabric having worn thread bare than graffiti damage I believe.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby mmosca447 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:44 pm

TT wrote:No tartan fabric available anywhere so the upholsterers changed over to using the bright blue patterned Scania fabric. Several of the 400s ended up with a few random seats of it, especially the very rear seat. More due to the tartan fabric having worn thread bare than graffiti damage I believe.


Aren't the very rear seats usually red vinyl on the 400's and SL's? I could understand that needing to be replaced too
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby TT » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:24 pm

The NLs and the midis have red vinyl in the rear half, with fabric in the front. The SL202s have tartan fabric or plain mid-blue all the way through. Unless there's a variation in some that I'm not aware of.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby mmosca447 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:20 pm

TT wrote:The NLs and the midis have red vinyl in the rear half, with fabric in the front. The SL202s have tartan fabric or plain mid-blue all the way through. Unless there's a variation in some that I'm not aware of.


Ahh right, I guess that comes from not riding too many SL's living near most of Southlink's routes
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:30 pm

TT wrote:... the bright blue patterned Scania fabric.

Scania have a fabric?
A lot of MAN buses had the blue fabric with coloured graffiti design before Adelaide's first Scania bus was introduced.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby coach driver 1981 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:15 am

TT 1958 and 1959 both seen in service today
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:35 am

They've been in service for over a week now.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby mmosca447 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:07 pm

Was driving along Morphett Rd earlier and noticed 1676 with an RAA van broken down. :(
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby TT » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:26 pm

It was mmosca447 who referred to the fabric as blue Scania fabric, so I just ran with that so he knew what I was referring to.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby Eurostar » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:31 pm

UPDATE 11 JULY: Smithfield Interchange works Sunday 16 July 2017 from 5pm to last bus service. All Smithfiled Interchange buses will detour due to the resurfacing of the roundabout at Morialta Drive and Station Road.

Buses will detour as follows:

228 to city - from Munno Para Shopping Centre then via normal route.

228 from city - normal route to Munno Para Shopping Centre and then terminating at the shopping centre.

441 and 442 to Elizabeth Station - from Munno Para Shopping Centre then via normal route.

441 and 442 from Elizabeth station - normal route to Munno Para Shopping Centre and then terminating at the shopping centre.

451, 452, 461 and 462 from Elizabeth station, Munno Para West and Angle Vale - normal route to Anderson Walk then via Main North Road (setting down passengers after George McCullum Road), Uley Road, Hamblynn Road, Lindsay Street, Baker Street then arriving at the temporary terminus.

451, 452, 461 and 462 to Elizabeth Station, Munno Para West and Angle Vale - normal route to Uley Road then via Main North Road, George McCullum Road (picking up passengers from the Interchange), George McCullum Road, Main North Road, Anderson Walk and then via normal route.

440 to Elizabeth - normal route to Main North Road (setting down passengers after George McCullum Road), Uley Road, Hamblynn Road and then via normal route.

440/443 from Elizabeth to Munno Para Station - from Munno Para Shopping Centre, George McCullum Road, Main North Road and then via normal route.
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Bus stops 80M Warooka Drive and zones A and B at Smithfield Interchange will be closed.
The Baker Street terminus is being reused , kinda.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby mmosca447 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:34 pm

TT wrote:It was mmosca447 who referred to the fabric as blue Scania fabric, so I just ran with that so he knew what I was referring to.


Sorry about that I just kind of associate that fabric with Scanias I guess haha. :)
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby The Phonj » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:44 pm

Saw 1906 bus today and it is now sporting a "Precision Buses" sticker above the drivers window in lieu of the former Bustech signage.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby mmosca447 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:07 pm

Saw 2452 along Sturt Rd today for the first time as well. Looked nice with its lights on.
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