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[Nov/Dec 2017] SA Transport observations

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Re: [Nov/Dec 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Skexis » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:34 pm

gunzel42 wrote:Buses are again being stabled at the yard on the south-west corner of Sir Donald Bradman Drive and James Congdon Drive, in the yard recently frequented by Fulton Hogan until their move to Railway Terrace.

Only Hills artics at the moment I think.
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Re: [Nov/Dec 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby homer9000 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:07 am

i am surprised the old 1600 series buses have lasted this long which is a great testament to their design.a good bus but absolutely rubbish for airport usage.there is no place for luggage and the hassles due to them not being low floor getting suitcases in conjunction with a backpack is a nightmare.I curse the day the old straight through J1/J2 that started it's journey in the northern/north eastern suburbs and every bus you got for the most part on those after the old Mercedes fleet was low floor.nowadays it's a mix of any service to town to connect to any j1 in all it's variations or a j3 and the gamble on those is you never know what kind of bus you get.it's enough to send one over to smart car or citi car if the taxi services leaves a lot to be desired.
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Re: [Nov/Dec 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:34 am

homer9000 wrote:i am surprised the old 1600 series buses have lasted this long which is a great testament to their design.a good bus but absolutely rubbish for airport usage.there is no place for luggage and the hassles due to them not being low floor getting suitcases in conjunction with a backpack is a nightmare.

Have you written to Adelaide Metro to provide some feedback? If nobody says anything then everyone in power will think that it is working fine.
Time to get bus priority and tram priority through the city and suburbs.
Time to police bus lanes which are used by arrogant car drivers.
Time to work for better timetables and better connections.
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Re: [Nov/Dec 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Skexis » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:21 pm

Vic Square is all messed up again due to the pageant grandstand erection.
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Re: [Nov/Dec 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:14 pm

I caught one on a weekend last year, and saw several others getting around on that day. It was during the footy, and it was probably because Mile End had absolutely no other choices, given that they have about 34 of the original 125 built.

It may be desirable to send some ex Morphettville ones back there to even out the numbers, and get 'reimbursed' with a few CB80s which Morphettville seems to have no shortage of.
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Re: [Nov/Dec 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby coach driver 1981 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:26 pm

Southlinks R801 and R802 have been renumbered 2859 and 2860
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Re: [Nov/Dec 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby transenthusiast » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:40 pm

coach driver 1981 wrote:Southlinks R801 and R802 have been renumbered 2859 and 2860


Finally. Now it's time for Torrens' & Light City's 'R' series artics to be renumbered.
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Re: [Nov/Dec 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:41 pm

transenthusiast wrote:
coach driver 1981 wrote:Southlinks R801 and R802 have been renumbered 2859 and 2860


Finally. Now it's time for Torrens' & Light City's 'R' series artics to be renumbered.

Why? They're not part of the permanent fleets. I'm surprised that SouthLink's have been renumbered, although they perform the substitute services when the two major rail lines close so it's unlikely they'd have to give theirs up any time soon.
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Re: [Nov/Dec 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:41 pm

Finally. Now it's time for Torrens' & Light City's 'R' series artics to be renumbered.[/quote]
Why? They're not part of the permanent fleets. I'm surprised that SouthLink's have been renumbered, although they perform the substitute services when the two major rail lines close so it's unlikely they'd have to give theirs up any time soon.[/quote]
There has been talk of Light-City Buses R803-R804-R805 not only being renumbered, but being O --Bahn equipped for the new December timetables as LCB are going to require additional buses.
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Re: [Nov/Dec 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:08 pm

jibb wrote:There has been talk of Light-City Buses R803-R804-R805 not only being renumbered, but being O --Bahn equipped for the new December timetables as LCB are going to require additional buses.

Why will LCB require additional buses? Have you seen the new timetables?
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