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Re: [Nov/Dec 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby Columbo » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:08 pm

Not sure if this is the right spot for this, but wasn’t sure where else it would fit.

Went along tonight to the info session for the Regency to Pym road project, specifically to find out some info about the impact on the 230 and 232. As of mid next year Pym street will become left in and out only as part of the project meaning the bus routes will be modified.
The plan on display tonight shows that Days Rd, Pym St and Harrison Road will no longer be serviced and buses to the City will instead travel along Regency Rd right onto South Rd and left onto Torrens Rd and vice versa from the City. As it was for the old 233 (from memory)
The existing stop at Regency Tafe will be used along with 3 (or 4) new stops along South Rd and the 2 existing Stops on Torrens Rd currently used for Footy Services only. One of the South Rd stops will be near the Pym St corner and pedestrian overpass being built as part of the project.
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Re: [Nov/Dec 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:16 pm

I'm sure that these runs will only traverse the slow lanes that will end up parallel to the South Rd 90 zone, instead of enabling a CNG bus to reach at least 80kph, which would be less boring on what is a lousy route anyway.
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Re: [Nov/Dec 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby TT » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:27 pm

231 was the route that went from city via Torrens, South, Regency Rds to Arndale (231A terminated at Arndale), the full 231 then went onto West Lakes via Kilkenny, Port, Old Port, Tapleys Hill
Roads and WL Blvd. This section of it was replaced by the J8 about 6 years ago.
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Re: [Nov/Dec 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:47 pm

A car which ran a red light this morning at the corner of East Terrace and Grenfell Street collided with a Scania O-Bahn bus heading towards the busway tunnel. A woman and her 2 children were taken to hospital.
The bus suffered a shattered windscreen and minor front end damage. The St Agnes based bus 1284 was on an Edinburgh shift.
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Re: [Nov/Dec 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:15 am

TA3001 wrote:I'm sure that these runs will only traverse the slow lanes that will end up parallel to the South Rd 90 zone, instead of enabling a CNG bus to reach at least 80kph, which would be less boring on what is a lousy route anyway.

It's a bit hard to service bus stops on a lowered 90km/h motorway - pedestrians are generally not permitted on motorways, therefore public transport buses cannot use these types of roads, unless part of an express route or similar. Therefore, by necessity, bus routes operate on the surface roads which are generally 60km/h roads.
$2,500 fines for vehicles illegally using red Bus Only lanes - could cut the state's debt real quickly if they extended that to regular Bus Lanes!
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Re: [Nov/Dec 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:21 pm

Last week Morphettville Depot finally saw the end of the long time retired Mercedes O-Bahn Artics and Rigids,many of which were barely shells.
Today saw the first lot of MAN SG 280H Artics at Elizabeth Depot towed away to Sims Metal ,and as was the case with the Mercs they will become scrap.
It is expected the balance will be towed away tomorrow.
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Re: [Nov/Dec 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:10 am

Scania Artic 953 has been transferred from St Agnes Depot to Morphettville Depot.
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