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Postby TA3001 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:48 am

It was renamed around 2014 or a bit earlier. The depot is physically located in the suburb of Edinburgh North, not Davoren Park or Elizabeth.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Eurostar » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:30 pm

Remember the Bay City Roller Glenelg loop services ran by Holdfast Bay council. What happened to the bus and when did the council scrap the idea?
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Torrens_5022 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:48 am

I was reading the internet and saw Edinburgh North, I didn't realise Elizabeth West was renamed in 2011 to Edinburgh North. The bus depot is in Edinburgh North. Any other new suburbs I should know about lol apart from Edinburgh North, Lightsview and St Clair.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby mmosca447 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:55 pm

Torrens_5022 wrote:I was reading the internet and saw Edinburgh North, I didn't realise Elizabeth West was renamed in 2011 to Edinburgh North. The bus depot is in Edinburgh North. Any other new suburbs I should know about lol apart from Edinburgh North, Lightsview and St Clair.


I guess you could say Seaford Rise and Seaford Meadows are kinda new.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby mmosca447 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:07 pm

I've been wondering this for a while now but what is the difference between a Scania L94UA and UB? Thanks in advance
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Diesel_MAN » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:34 pm

mmosca447 wrote:I've been wondering this for a while now but what is the difference between a Scania L94UA and UB? Thanks in advance

L94UAs are artics and L94UBs are rigids.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby mmosca447 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:41 pm

Diesel_MAN wrote:
mmosca447 wrote:I've been wondering this for a while now but what is the difference between a Scania L94UA and UB? Thanks in advance

L94UAs are artics and L94UBs are rigids.

Ah, I kinda predicted it was something like that but wasn't 100% sure
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby 2MSJ » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:56 pm

Very handy thread here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=481 for bus model numbers
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Eurostar » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:52 pm

I noticed this bus stop sign on Ocean Boulevard, bus stop 43 on the east side, odd spot to put a bus stop , I gather its so passengers dont have to stand on narrow median strip
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby mmosca447 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:09 am

Eurostar wrote:I noticed this bus stop sign on Ocean Boulevard, bus stop 43 on the east side, odd spot to put a bus stop , I gather its so passengers dont have to stand on narrow median strip


Yeah that must be the case. Through the last five years when i've caught buses past that stop, i've never seen anyone board or alight so it's kind of a wasted idea.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Torrens_5022 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:18 pm

Stop 43 Ocean Boulevard is terribly located on both sides of the road.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Eagle Eye » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:17 pm

That would have to be one of the few bus stops in Adelaide that is not wheelchair accessible (or very difficult at least), excluding the Hills and outer suburbs with limited infrastructure.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby mmosca447 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:56 pm

I've organised to do a bit of gunzelling this coming Thursday and the routes i've planned are the M44, H30 and J8. I was wondering what kind of bus would be most likely on a H30 to West Lakes at around 9:00am? I know it's run by each depot but are there any buses that tend to pop up more regularly around that timeslot? Thanks in advance :)
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby TA3001 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:28 pm

What kind of bus are you wanting to catch on that run? It's down to whatever would be sitting on track when the driver starts his shift. If there's 3 on track, the driver might get to choose which one he/she wants.

There are some drivers who seem to love CB80s, and there are a few that prefer older stuff. Also, given that tomorrow is a typical weekday, it should theoretically be done as part of the regular roster, not one that applies to footy/other AO events, or school holidays.

If it's done by Port, it will definitely be low floor, but the three other depots still have high floors seeing regular use on weekdays.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby mmosca447 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:47 am

TA3001 wrote:What kind of bus are you wanting to catch on that run? It's down to whatever would be sitting on track when the driver starts his shift. If there's 3 on track, the driver might get to choose which one he/she wants.

There are some drivers who seem to love CB80s, and there are a few that prefer older stuff. Also, given that tomorrow is a typical weekday, it should theoretically be done as part of the regular roster, not one that applies to footy/other AO events, or school holidays.

If it's done by Port, it will definitely be low floor, but the three other depots still have high floors seeing regular use on weekdays.


I was hoping to catch a high floor, so an SL202 would be good before they retire
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby mmosca447 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:01 pm

I know this is a completely un bus-related question but do 3000 class railcars ever operate on the Seaford Like anymore cause it seems like it's always 4000's around there now? If no-one knows I can do some more research myself. Thanks in advance
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Diesel_MAN » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:30 pm

mmosca447 wrote:I know this is a completely un bus-related question but do 3000 class railcars ever operate on the Seaford Like anymore cause it seems like it's always 4000's around there now? If no-one knows I can do some more research myself. Thanks in advance

I assume that all of the 3000-series trains are required on the other train lines following the retirement of the 2000 and 2100-series trains, and that there are enough EMUs to cover the Seaford line. I remember reading that some of the 3000-series trains were going to be converted into DEMUs, but I suspect that may have had something to do wth their use on the Belair line.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby busrider » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:40 pm

The 3000/3100 railcars are already DEMUs... The plan was for most of them to be converted to electric once all the other lines were electrified, with some remaining diesel for the Belair line, as the tunnels are too low for overhead wire to be installed.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Merc1107 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:21 am

Has anyone spotted the ex. Darwin Scanias in service yet?
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby busrider » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:57 pm

The first one only arrived 8 days ago, so they most likely haven't entered service yet.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Eagle Eye » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:36 am

mmosca447 wrote:I know this is a completely un bus-related question but do 3000 class railcars ever operate on the Seaford Like anymore cause it seems like it's always 4000's around there now? If no-one knows I can do some more research myself. Thanks in advance

Usually the only time you'll see 3000s on the Seaford line is when there is maintenance on the overhead wires, this is usually done at night or occasionally on weekends if it's a larger task.

Occasionally there may be unplanned circumstances where the electricity needs to be switched off and diesels brought in to provide a partial service. I remember sometime in the last 12 months some debris had become lodged in the wiring and the line was closed for some time with a diesel shuttle between Adelaide and Brighton.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby mmosca447 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:16 pm

Just went on the AdMet website looking for a route 200 and 190 PDF timetable and it said no PDF available. Is this a problem that needs fixing or is there just no PDF timetable for those routes? Thanks in advance
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby mmosca447 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:29 pm



Oh, wonder why I couldn’t access them, thanks anyway
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby jibb » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:48 pm

I not only cannot get those 2 PDF's but quite a few others?
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