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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:36 pm

Does anyone happen to know the measurements for a 'supp board' or supp board holder? Or be able to gain access to them? It's sort of important for a little project I'm working on...
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby The Phonj » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:49 pm

Supp boards measure 200mm high and 685mm wide
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby TA3001 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:18 pm

When was one last used for regular service?
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:30 pm

Would have been earlier today on any T840 which connects with route 806 to Murray Bridge ;)
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby TA3001 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:01 pm

I didn't think of this obviously... I just thought they were virtually obsolete.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby TT » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:18 pm

Supp boards were used last month for X1 and O1 services on the Outer Harbor/Grange train subs. Only H1 and G1 were programmed into destos and so X1 and O1 displayed supp boards with generic "train substitute service" on desto.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby The Phonj » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:47 pm

Some of the current Grange train substitutes (Grange to Seaton Park) have been showing Grange line substitute supp boards.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby busrider » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:01 am

I saw an LCB school bus with a supp board last week, the desto just said "School Bus", the supp board said " School Bus 949". Having just looked up the route on the AdMet website, it's one of the strangest routes I've seen...
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Bodø Glimt » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:45 am

busrider wrote:I saw an LCB school bus with a supp board last week, the desto just said "School Bus", the supp board said " School Bus 949". Having just looked up the route on the AdMet website, it's one of the strangest routes I've seen...


Strange in what way?
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby jibb » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:00 am

As 949 is a new School service that has just begun it is not on the destination list as there were no upgrades done for January 29th changes-thus the sup board.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby busrider » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:22 am

Bodø Glimt wrote:
busrider wrote:I saw an LCB school bus with a supp board last week, the desto just said "School Bus", the supp board said " School Bus 949". Having just looked up the route on the AdMet website, it's one of the strangest routes I've seen...


It starts near Elizabeth and ends up near Arndale, it takes a rather indirect route between the two...
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Bodø Glimt » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:51 am

I thought most runs (especially school runs) took a rather indirect route.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Eagle Eye » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:50 am

busrider wrote:It starts near Elizabeth and ends up near Arndale, it takes a rather indirect route between the two...

If it ran direct it would follow the Gawler train line most of the way which would be pointless - it's probably meant to pick up students away from the train line, like most bus services do?
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Busman444 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:20 pm

Does anyone know anything about the typical three tone next-stop chime used on almost every Admet bus? I'm wondering the reason it has been mandated for government purchased buses and the manufacturer/model for these bells?

I notice that whilst Brisbane also have a different 'customised' next-stop bell on their buses, not many other operators have elected to go down that path. Is there an advantage for doing so or do these operations simply want to be different?

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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby TA3001 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:00 pm

The chime in the newest CB80s is ten times more annoying that the one you're referring to. I'm relieved when most passengers have alighted so that I don't have to hear it every 30 seconds.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Bodø Glimt » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:50 pm

The three chimes often have me singing Shōnen Knife's Animal Song to myself.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby thedom » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:58 pm

Eagle Eye wrote:
busrider wrote:It starts near Elizabeth and ends up near Arndale, it takes a rather indirect route between the two...

If it ran direct it would follow the Gawler train line most of the way which would be pointless - it's probably meant to pick up students away from the train line, like most bus services do?


Last year there was a Southlink run School Bus that came through Salisbury and mostly followed the 224/225 route through Salisbury, Parafield Gardens, Greenfields and through Gepps Cross to Sacred Heart Girls at Enfield? Not sure i can see that route listed this year and with many new arriving families perhaps they have had a rethink as this route seems to take in Sacred Heart Girls still and then head over to Adelaide Secondary School of English. Given the end contract area perhaps it is obvious that it has changed contractors hands and had an extension to suit the northern students who have travelled previously via train to the city and then out.
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Adelaide Trams salary

Postby Fotosbysal » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:47 am

Hi there, just wondering if anyone knows roughly what driving a tram here pays, as opposed to Yarra Trams. I have applied for Yarra and considering moving to Melbourne but since hearing of the extended tram network to be laid here, thought it might be worth staying in SA. I've just missed out on the latest intake in SA and was keen to hear of working conditions. I'd seriously consider passing on Yarra Trams and staying here if there were definitely opportunities. Thanks.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Eagle Eye » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:47 am

thedom wrote:Last year there was a Southlink run School Bus that came through Salisbury and mostly followed the 224/225 route through Salisbury, Parafield Gardens, Greenfields and through Gepps Cross to Sacred Heart Girls at Enfield? Not sure i can see that route listed this year and with many new arriving families perhaps they have had a rethink as this route seems to take in Sacred Heart Girls still and then head over to Adelaide Secondary School of English. Given the end contract area perhaps it is obvious that it has changed contractors hands and had an extension to suit the northern students who have travelled previously via train to the city and then out.

That would be the 483 which still operates this year.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby TA3001 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:13 pm

Does anyone know what speed a CNG NL202 changes to fifth gear at? I've seen them reach fifth gear on back roads on 167s, yet I haven't seen a TT one change to fifth recently at all, even on roads like West Lakes Boulevard when keeping up with cars.

Seems to be less common occurrence than an NL232 reaching fifth gear, which seems to occur at about 58kph.
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Re: Adelaide Trams salary

Postby Skexis » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:36 pm

Fotosbysal wrote:Hi there, just wondering if anyone knows roughly what driving a tram here pays, as opposed to Yarra Trams. I have applied for Yarra and considering moving to Melbourne but since hearing of the extended tram network to be laid here, thought it might be worth staying in SA. I've just missed out on the latest intake in SA and was keen to hear of working conditions. I'd seriously consider passing on Yarra Trams and staying here if there were definitely opportunities. Thanks.

A short Google search would have lead you to this page that shows the current agreements for all SA public sector workers. Subsequently selecting the correct option would lead you here. Interestingly it is dated 2011 which seems a long time for one enterprise agreement to stand and there is a reference to these being up for renewal in 2013. I cannot find a newer version though but broadly it will not be too far off if indeed it has changed at all.

It's worth pointing out there are aptitude tests one has to successfully complete in order to be selected and I would hazard a guess that the ability to reason and to select the correct option from a number of choices would be included somewhere.
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Bus 116

Postby Hayden.Dew » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:58 pm

Anyone know whats happening with 116? I read she has been removed from service but for a month at least its been sitting on Workshop tracks laying basically flat on the ground looking sad.

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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby jibb » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:41 pm

As has been told to me it was withdrawn from service. some time late last year.
I imagine eventually it will end up in the Transport Department compound at Morphettville Depot along with all the other Midis.
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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby bigrobbo » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:46 pm

I took a 361 yesterday and noticed a lot of the Grand Junction Road stops has the suffix G or H (stop 35G for example).

When did they change to be like that?


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Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Postby Diesel_MAN » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:32 pm

bigrobbo wrote:I took a 361 yesterday and noticed a lot of the Grand Junction Road stops has the suffix G or H (stop 35G for example).

I just checked the 361 route on TransitTimes, and there are indeed a lot of stops with new suffixes. As a guess, I'd say the changes were made to avoid any confusion about which stop was which, as the previous numbering system meant that there were duplicates of several stop numbers on Grand Junction Road. It only really made looking those stops up on TransitTimes confusing as far as I'm concerned, but maybe it was a bigger problem for other people.
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