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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby thedom » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:49 pm

There's action at Salisbury Station...
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby transenthusiast » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:46 pm

jibb wrote:
busrider wrote:R806/7/8 have been transferred from TT back to SL for the upcoming rail subs.

As have Light-City Buses R803/804/805.


I take it R800/1/2 have been transferred from Lonsdale to Elizabeth as well, is that right?
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:36 pm

An M44 bus heading to Marion this afternoon was involved in an accident with 2 other vehicles.There were some minor injuries.
It occurred near Raglan Avenue. Heavy tow was used to remove the bus.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:54 pm

Bus involved was St Agnes Artic 1147.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby busrider » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:33 pm

Just saw 1147 drive through PBI, so I don't think that was the one in the accident.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:06 pm

busrider wrote:Just saw 1147 drive through PBI, so I don't think that was the one in the accident.

It was definitely 1147-saw footage on channel 7 news.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby busrider » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:29 pm

But you said the bus was towed. If the bus wasn't damaged, why would it need a tow?
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:01 pm

I was going on what SAPOL reported-maybe as a precaution it was towed to nearby Morphettville Depot for a check?
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Fleet Lists » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:40 am

re Light City Buses
1266 SB 21 AQ Scania L94UB YS2L4X20001857297 Custom Coaches 'CB60A' 7096A 10/2007 B41DW Admet Wingfield
Transferred from Torrens Transit 7/2012.


see http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-17307 although rego does not show up very well it is SB 29 AQ
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:54 am

1147 shown on the news barely had a scratch on it. The tow truck was probably for the cars involved.
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: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:38 pm

Another car v bus accident,this time this afternoon when a stolen car ran into the back of a bus in Grenfell Street.The car had earlier been stolen.
Looked like the bus was Torrens Transit Artic 1004 ,which appeared to only sustain minor damage.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby hillsbus » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:00 am

Just noticed this on the AdMet website -

http://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Announc ... ad-removal

It seems strange to remove the stop that is a terminus without changing the bus route! I presume the N254 will still layover in the bay where the bus stop was?
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Torrens_5022 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:20 am

Jetty Road tram line works 26th April to 19th May - http://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Announc ... s-affected
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby bigrobbo » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:49 am

The 11:18am and the 11:48am train from Elizabeth heading south is showing that the train terminates at Dry Creek.


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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby thedom » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:52 pm

bigrobbo wrote:The 11:18am and the 11:48am train from Elizabeth heading south is showing that the train terminates at Dry Creek.


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It did seem the up trains were all terminating at dry creek and most likely commencing there. No crossover at mawson interchange and easy to feed drivers and fleet through dry creek station and railcar depot.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Nick » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:53 pm

Stops Removed on Portrush Road
From first service Saturday 22 April:
Stop 8 both sides will be removed (Sprod Ave/Rothbury Ave)
Stop 16 both sides will be removed
Stop 18 both sides will be removed

300/140/144 Timetable updated
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby bigrobbo » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:32 am

Just spotted in Mawson Lakes going to Elizabeth.

3232 is doing a 224F.

Must have been some bus shuffling to cover the rail subs.


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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:13 pm

bigrobbo wrote:Just spotted in Mawson Lakes going to Elizabeth.

3232 is doing a 224F.

Must have been some bus shuffling to cover the rail subs.


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That is correct, 6 CB80 rigids from the Hills are in the northern depots for train subs. I've heard it's 3226, 3227, 3229, 3232, 3233 and 3234. I wonder how the drivers and passengers are coping with only 1 door...
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby TT » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:28 pm

Obviously still not enough buses to cover train subs: a long lineup (maybe 6 or 7) Kanga coaches outside Adelaide Rail Station zone D in yesterday afternoon's peak, all displaying ML1 or ML2 on their windscreens.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby bigrobbo » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:57 am

Southlink North are getting the most out of 3232. It also was on the 9:20pm 228 out of town last night.


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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:20 am

TT wrote:Obviously still not enough buses to cover train subs: a long lineup (maybe 6 or 7) Kanga coaches outside Adelaide Rail Station zone D in yesterday afternoon's peak, all displaying ML1 or ML2 on their windscreens.

I highly doubt it would be physically possible to transport all peak train passengers using Adelaide Metro vehicles only, on top of existing peak bus services, even in school holidays.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby TT » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:01 pm

Yes I agree. Not just several Kanga coaches but also a number of LinkSA buses in the queue as well (both Tues and Wed pm peak) showing ML1 and ML2.
Although interesting to note that Torrens are covering full closure of the Outer Hbr and Grange lines without bringing in any private buses. And they have lost their three R series Artics to Southlink as well. But then I guess the Torrens also have a fair number of their own company owned buses to supplement the government provided fleet. And having enough drivers available is probably as big a problem as availability of buses.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby route 228 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:16 pm

[quote="bigrobbo"]Southlink North are getting the most out of 3232. It also was on the 9:20pm 228 out of town last night.


3232 is certainly getting used to working in the North now on the 4.12pm 462 Munno Para to Angel Vale circuit run. Thursday afternoon.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:23 am

route 228 wrote:
bigrobbo wrote:Southlink North are getting the most out of 3232. It also was on the 9:20pm 228 out of town last night.


3232 is certainly getting used to working in the North now on the 4.12pm 462 Munno Para to Angel Vale circuit run. Thursday afternoon.

You wouldn't expect it to be sitting around the depot gathering dust... why not put it out on services? Statistically speaking almost every working bus at every depot is on the road in the morning and afternoon peaks, as well as some during the interpeak and night time so not sure what the great surprise is here?!
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:25 am

TT wrote:Yes I agree. Not just several Kanga coaches but also a number of LinkSA buses in the queue as well (both Tues and Wed pm peak) showing ML1 and ML2.
Although interesting to note that Torrens are covering full closure of the Outer Hbr and Grange lines without bringing in any private buses. And they have lost their three R series Artics to Southlink as well. But then I guess the Torrens also have a fair number of their own company owned buses to supplement the government provided fleet. And having enough drivers available is probably as big a problem as availability of buses.

Gawler trains run on average every 7.5 minutes during the peak, many 3 carriages, and many with standing loads. Outer Harbor (and Osborne) trains average every 15 minutes, generally 2 carriages and Grange every 30 minutes, also 2 carriages and nowhere near as busy as Gawler trains. Granted, yes the distances on the Outer Harbor line are much greater than Adelaide to Mawson Lakes but the number of passengers travelling during the peak times is significantly higher on the Gawler line than the Outer Harbor and Grange lines.
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