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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:53 am

From my obs, the Outer Harbor trains do not need two carriages after 9PM either. The patronage would barely fill an NL202. I'm not sure why the DPTI continues to waste money letting 2 car trains run mostly empty both ways at night.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Eurostar » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:03 pm

TA3001 wrote:From my obs, the Outer Harbor trains do not need two carriages after 9PM either. The patronage would barely fill an NL202. I'm not sure why the DPTI continues to waste money letting 2 car trains run mostly empty both ways at night.
Both two trains have to go back to Dry Creek anyway so myswell keep them as a set.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:17 pm

TA3001 wrote:From my obs, the Outer Harbor trains do not need two carriages after 9PM either. The patronage would barely fill an NL202. I'm not sure why the DPTI continues to waste money letting 2 car trains run mostly empty both ways at night.

Two cars is the standard consist length.

In other news R803, R804 & R805 have been returned to Light-City Buses. Assume R806, R807 & R808 are back with Torrens Transit as well.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Eurostar » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:14 pm

The boom gates at Anderson Walk and Curtis Road in Smithfield area were playing up this afternoon
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:33 pm

Eagle Eye wrote:In other news R803, R804 & R805 have been returned to Light-City Buses. Assume R806, R807 & R808 are back with Torrens Transit as well.


Can also confirm that 3226, 3227, 3229, 3232, 3233 and 3234 are back at Aldgate, they cropped up on various Aldgate runs this evening.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby route 228 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:36 am

2579 at Elizabeth has lost its AOA for West End now in AOA for Matilda the Musical.
Living on the 228 bus run.

Route 228 Smithfield interchange to Victoria Square in the city of Adelaide South Australia.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby mmosca447 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:37 pm

This may seem obvious to everyone else but I am just getting into buses currently, but I have been riding the 645 weekly for the last couple of years and for the first time yesterday I boarded a Yellow-fronted Scania 1533. Is this a rare occurrence or do I just not see this bus often? Thanks
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:12 pm

1521 - 1533, 2501 - 2505, 2586 - 2599 (excluding 2590) were painted in the yellow livery. They were built in mid 2011 around the time when the rules seemingly changed regarding the life limits of the SL200s. Vehicles delivered from around June 2011 and after have typically been painted in the AdMet V2 livery.

There are several variations of the front of these vehicles. Some tend to have yellow at the top, with some being red except for the yellow smile. I think I saw one that was more or less all red at the front not that long ago, but didn't take much notice of it due to it being a CB80.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:50 pm

TA3001 wrote:1521 - 1533, 2501 - 2505, 2586 - 2599 (excluding 2590) were painted in the yellow livery.


3227, 3228 and 3229 are also part of the yellow crew.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby hino rg » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:39 am

Light City Buses #1129 is geting work done on it at Heavy Automatics at Wingfield and #542 is at Mercedes Benz
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby mmosca447 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:07 pm

I boarded a 720 today from Hallett Cove Shopping Centre and it was bus 2746. It had a really cool seat pattern and stopping sound but from all the buses I'd ever been on in the past, I saw that it only had a single door. I'm not sure if this is the only single door bus left nowadays?
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Diesel_MAN » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:09 pm

mmosca447 wrote:I boarded a 720 today from Hallett Cove Shopping Centre and it was bus 2746. It had a really cool seat pattern and stopping sound but from all the buses I'd ever been on in the past, I saw that it only had a single door. I'm not sure if this is the only single door bus left nowadays?

SouthLink operates plenty more single-door buses in the Hills.
Please leave via centre door.
Please push handle to open door.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:21 pm

hino rg wrote:Light City Buses #1123 is geting work done on it at Heavy Automatics at Wingfield and #542 is at Mercedes Benz

According to the photo I have seen it is 1129.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:21 pm

TA3001 wrote:1521 - 1533, 2501 - 2505, 2586 - 2599 (excluding 2590) were painted in the yellow livery. They were built in mid 2011 around the time when the rules seemingly changed regarding the life limits of the SL200s. Vehicles delivered from around June 2011 and after have typically been painted in the AdMet V2 livery.

There are several variations of the front of these vehicles. Some tend to have yellow at the top, with some being red except for the yellow smile. I think I saw one that was more or less all red at the front not that long ago, but didn't take much notice of it due to it being a CB80.

Southlink 2591 is in RedMet.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:23 pm

Light-City Buses MAN NL202 CNG 764 suffered considerable front end damage after a collision with a motor vehicle on Torrens Road this afternoon.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby TT » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:09 am

This appeared on Instagram yesterday.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Mon May 01, 2017 10:45 am

Another disturbing incident on our buses on Saturday night. A Southlink bus driver was assaulted at Seaford Interchange,as well as having a beer bottle thrown at him.
Fortunately he was not seriously injured,but on returning to his depot the Duty Coordinator asked the question-"What did you do to provoke this incident"--pretty poor form!
There have also been recent cases of O-Bahn bus drivers having rocks thrown at their windscreens and drivers windows.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Crispy! » Mon May 01, 2017 9:20 pm

O-Bahn tunnel project: Adelaide man moves his family away from roadwork chaos

A Hackney family has temporarily relocated to the hills to get away from noise and disruption from the $160 million O-Bahn tunnel project.

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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby jetbus » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:13 am

Eagle Eye wrote:
jibb wrote:It appears the upgrade and electrification of the Gawler line has been put back another year as a full business case for the Gawler rail line upgrade will not be handed to the agency essential for Federal funding until next year,again stalling the program Infrastructure Australia(IA) and the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development accused the the SA Government of not providing a detailed business case for the Gawler line electrification.
An spokeswoman said the agency had only received an early stage submission on the Gawler line upgrade in September 2015.This was not a full business case submission.The SA Government has indicated it will provide a full business case for the Gawler line upgrade. in the next year.

As much as I'd love to see more lines electrified, I have to say it really doesn't make economic sense at this point in time. Probably about half(?) of the current DEMU fleet would be dedicated to the Gawler line and if the line is electrified and new electric trains purchased, what would you do with those large number of DEMU cars that would be left sitting doing nothing in the depot? As long as the DEMUs still have some decent life left in them it doesn't make sense to get rid of them just yet. As maintenance costs increase or their age becomes a real factor only then will new electrics replace them, and the electrification of the line won't precede that by too many years. As for the effects of a partial electrification to either Dry Creek or Salisbury - that may provide some logistical challenges for timetabling, or might be a stepping stone to the DEMU retirements. But all in all, I can't see any electrification work happening on the Gawler line in the next 3-5 years.

I Disagree I think it should be electrified it would attract more tourists
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:33 pm

More tourists to see what?+it is a commuter line !
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby Eurostar » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:37 pm

jibb wrote:More tourists to see what?+it is a commuter line !


Although many locals may not see towns like Gawler as places for tourists or new electric trains as tourist magnets in many ways they are. Gawler is an old beautiful town and the gateway to the Barossa Valley which can be accessed by catching LinkSA services from Gawler. The electric trains that are due to run on the line soon are good to see from a train enthusiast point of view.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2017] SA Transport observations

Postby jetbus » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:42 pm

No, Because it would be a faster way to access Galwer Via Train plus that means more diesels being replaced which is good I guess? and we get to look at more Bombardiers
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