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[July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:21 pm

Unfortunately there will be no further updates to the Transit Times app.The person who created this app has advised me that he has moved onto another business venture.Shame as it is the only one that provides vehicle ID.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:43 pm

I've asked this before, but is there a way to manually update it?
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby busrider » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:12 pm

Short of rebuilding the app yourself, no, not really.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:27 pm

I don't believe that there is any other app with the same features as Transit Times.
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Car on Showgrounds platform

Postby Roderick Smith » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:23 pm

Roderick.

Pair drive car on SA rail platform.
Australian Associated Press July 20, 2017.
A 26-year-old learner driver is among two men charged by summons for allegedly driving a Hyundai Excel on Adelaide's Showgrounds railway station.
The Queenstown man and a 24-year-old from Cheltenham allegedly drove the car along a footpath and onto the railway station platform for about 15 metres on June 29.
There were no passengers about or trains operating at the time.
They are charged with multiple driving offences, have been banned from all train stations for three months and will be summonsed to appear in Adelaide Magistrates Court at a later date.
www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news ... 21945a84c7
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:52 am

I know that it would result in cuts to other services, but I think that there needs to be more O'bahn services between 7 and 9PM. I went past stop F2 Greenfell St at about 8PM last night and I saw a full standing load on the artic sitting there (route M44). I have also counted 70+ passengers waiting at F2 at 7PM on a weekday a few weeks ago. From my obs, they weren't footy goers either.

In my opinion, there should be at least two services every 15 minutes up to at least 9PM, and improved frequencies at busy times on weekends. There are some weekend services/routes that could be altered to account for extra kms with current O'bahn services. The 722 is one of them, and the 861.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:49 am

LCB SL202 #443 has returned to service in the last day or two after a prolonged stint on the sidelines and it's still Busway-equipped :D
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: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:38 pm

TA3001 wrote:I've asked this before, but is there a way to manually update it?

I have been in touch with another developer who has Adelaide Metro "real-time" info on their app but not Fleet ID. He is going to work on it to see if his app can provide the same info.
I'll keep you informed of the outcome.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:06 am

jibb wrote:
TA3001 wrote:I've asked this before, but is there a way to manually update it?

I have been in touch with another developer who has Adelaide Metro "real-time" info on their app but not Fleet ID. He is going to work on it to see if his app can provide the same info.
I'll keep you informed of the outcome.


Thanks. Please feel free to let me know how it's going. Once the next round of timetable changes are implemented, it will be the end of Transit Times' usefulness.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby Skexis » Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:29 am

Would the TT developer be prepared to hand the app over to someone who would continue it's upkeep and is there anyone here with the knowledge to do so? Two questions that should be asked now before it's gone for good.

Edit: probaby not. See https://transitapp.com/ and go to the bottom of the page where there are a couple of links to interesting stories about what this company has achieved. Wonder if it's just Adelaide they're dropping and of so, why.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:35 pm

Transit Times is no longer involved in any transit operations.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby thedom » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:39 pm

During the Station close-down on the Gawler line today.. i did observe high pressure cleaning of Mawson Lakes Station... rubbish crew working the Salisbury interchange rail corridor...

I think Eagle Eye posted in last months Ob's page asking why both lines are fully shut... perhaps like the recent Obahn interchanges etc that the major interchanges needed to be cleaned and this was an opportunity to take advantage of the weekend to do so?

A lot of government organisations have been focussing on gutter cleaning and high pressure cleaning in recent months...
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby route 228 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:04 pm

thedom wrote:During the Station close-down on the Gawler line today.. i did observe high pressure cleaning of Mawson Lakes Station... rubbish crew working the Salisbury interchange rail corridor...

I think Eagle Eye posted in last months Ob's page asking why both lines are fully shut... perhaps like the recent Obahn interchanges etc that the major interchanges needed to be cleaned and this was an opportunity to take advantage of the weekend to do so?

A lot of government organisations have been focussing on gutter cleaning and high pressure cleaning in recent months...

Elizabeth station rail tracks have also been cleaned.
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: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:56 pm

A new Scania is at the Wingfield premises of Scania. Possibly 1960 for Torrens Transit?
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:26 pm

It's probably to replace 426, which I suspect has done it's last run.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:14 pm

The controversial bus lane along Anzac Highway heading into the City will be scrapped at the weekend, and revert to a normal 3 lane road for all traffic from next Monday morning.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby bigrobbo » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:42 am

443 is doing the 9:17am 361 from Port Adelaide to TTP. When I get on I will try and see if she is scheduled for track work today.


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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby bigrobbo » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:47 am

Aaarrrggghhhh - is on a silver run. I also confirm the guide wheels are still on.


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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby Diesel_MAN » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:42 am

bigrobbo wrote:Aaarrrggghhhh - is on a silver run. I also confirm the guide wheels are still on.

Last time I checked, that was on one of St. Agnes' silver shifts. You'll find that a few morning 361s are on silver shifts. I remember a couple of them had 545 runs after the 361s.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:45 am

First run of the day to Port Adelaide and back to TTP is an O-Bahn run,usually an Artic.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby transenthusiast » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:25 pm

Saw a new Bustech this afternoon running back & forth along King William St with a livery almost identical to Admet but the front of it was green instead of red & displaying 'Not in Service'.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby mmosca447 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:46 pm

transenthusiast wrote:Saw a new Bustech this afternoon running back & forth along King William St with a livery almost identical to Admet but the front of it was green instead of red & displaying 'Not in Service'.


I may be very wrong but could it be the new electric Bustech? If that one is even a Bustech?
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby busrider » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:57 pm

Yes it is, and yes it is. Some info here: http://bustech.net.au/2017/06/
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:09 pm

I believe that these buses will be trialled on the City-Free services.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:15 am

Transit Times appears to be very erratic over the last few days with many routes and stops not working?
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