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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby Fleet Lists » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:29 pm

Fleet Lists wrote:And a couple of days earlier I got this at Adelaide airport

It does not appear in the fleet list but it could be the Higer which is listed as SB70JR - SB70JR in a rego check shows as a Scania but unfortunately SB70JZ shows as make unknown.

I found SB70JR duplicated in the fleet list - the Scania is
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:15 pm

Light-City Buses St Agnes depot appear to have at least 5 O-Bahn Artics out of action. 1109 is at an engine reconditioning workshop at Wingfield.,whilst 1124/1128/1154/1166 have all been out of service for some time,with some of them parked along the western fence.
Bad luck at the moment for anyone trying to work out which bus goes from where at Tea Tree Plaza Interchange today? There is no signage anywhere with the digital information board out of action.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby coach driver 1981 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:09 am

jibb wrote:Light-City Buses St Agnes depot appear to have at least 5 O-Bahn Artics out of action. 1109 is at an engine reconditioning workshop at Wingfield.,whilst 1124/1128/1154/1166 have all been out of service for some time,with some of them parked along the western fence.
Bad luck at the moment for anyone trying to work out which bus goes from where at Tea Tree Plaza Interchange today? There is no signage anywhere with the digital information board out of action.

1109 is at heavy automatics at wingfield recieving a transmission rebuild
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:01 am

jibb wrote:Light-City Buses St Agnes depot appear to have at least 5 O-Bahn Artics out of action. 1109 is at an engine reconditioning workshop at Wingfield.,whilst 1124/1128/1154/1166 have all been out of service for some time,with some of them parked along the western fence.
Bad luck at the moment for anyone trying to work out which bus goes from where at Tea Tree Plaza Interchange today? There is no signage anywhere with the digital information board out of action.


I never thought of the info board being vulnerable to power issues. I still don't understand what was wrong with the original boards that listed the routes that served that particular stop.

It's not like they are changed every 3 months, and they were much more useful than having to walk to a computer screen, then back to the stop one initially thought that the bus departed from.

Are there any other major interchanges in Australia that don't have signage at stops that list the routes serving it?
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:35 pm

New Scania at Morphettville Depot is 1827.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby Off The Rails » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:42 pm

TA3001 wrote:Are there any other major interchanges in Australia that don't have signage at stops that list the routes serving it?

Technically, Perth Busport doesn't have specific bus routes departing from specific stands (unless the dynamic stand allocation dies, in which case it does). It does have set routes from a range of 4 stops, but will randomly allocate stands to different routes.

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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:37 pm

jibb wrote:New Scania at Morphettville Depot is 1827.


Will it be receiving guide wheels, or not?
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:10 pm

Have to wait and see I guess.Its been sitting in the same spot for over a week-never seems any urgency to get new buses on the road at Morphettville Depot.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:19 pm

Light-City Buses new Scania 1827 entered service yesterday.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby Fleet Lists » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:31 pm

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Fleet Lists wrote:Missing from the Sealink fleet list is (50) SB25HG Toyota Coaster seen at Hahndorf last Friday. Will be adding a photo to the photo gallery in the next week or so.


Here is the photo of the missing SB25HG
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-18181

This was added as SB50HG instead of SB25HG
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby Diesel_MAN » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:21 pm

Port Depot's 1231 is on a Camden Park shift right now. Is this an emergency bus swap, or is has it been sent to Camden Park for a few days, which has happened with a few buses this year?
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby 2MSJ » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:42 pm

It would only be a temporary thing, and would be a daily occurrence
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby coach driver 1981 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:30 am

jibb wrote:Light-City Buses St Agnes depot appear to have at least 5 O-Bahn Artics out of action. 1109 is at an engine reconditioning workshop at Wingfield.,whilst 1124/1128/1154/1166 have all been out of service for some time,with some of them parked along the western fence.
Bad luck at the moment for anyone trying to work out which bus goes from where at Tea Tree Plaza Interchange today? There is no signage anywhere with the digital information board out of action.

1154 and 1166 both seen in service today
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby applecider » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:13 am

AdMet have released their changes from the "Bus Stop Management Plan - Anzac Highway". These take affect from Sunday September 10.

These are:
Stop 6 will be removed on both sides
Stop 7 on the northern side will be moved to a location approximately 200m northeast between the entrance to the Kurralta Park Shopping Centre and Warwick Avenue
Stop 9 to remain on both sides of the road in response to significant community feedback
Stop 11 on the northern side and stop 12 on the southern side to remain
Stop 19 on the southern side will not be relocated
Stop 20 on the northern side will be relocated approximately 90m west to the front of the Holdfast Bay Bowls and Croquet Club, near Darwin Street
Stop 20 on the southern side will be removed
Stop 21 will not be relocated, but will now be serviced by all Anzac Highway routes.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:36 am

coach driver 1981 wrote:
jibb wrote:Light-City Buses St Agnes depot appear to have at least 5 O-Bahn Artics out of action. 1109 is at an engine reconditioning workshop at Wingfield.,whilst 1124/1128/1154/1166 have all been out of service for some time,with some of them parked along the western fence.
Bad luck at the moment for anyone trying to work out which bus goes from where at Tea Tree Plaza Interchange today? There is no signage anywhere with the digital information board out of action.

1154 and 1166 both seen in service today

Thanks for that info.Saw 1154 yesterday in service. 1109 is also back in service.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby The Phonj » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:27 am

I've noticed Citadis trams 201 and 203 sporting a new destination format for trams going to the Entertainment Centre. Previously these scrolled through the words "Entertainment", "Centre" and "Hindmarsh". They are now displaying "Entertain/Centre" without any scroll. It's possible these trams have had new destination programs installed in preparation for the City tram extensions.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:29 pm

The Phonj wrote:I've noticed Citadis trams 201 and 203 sporting a new destination format for trams going to the Entertainment Centre. Previously these scrolled through the words "Entertainment", "Centre" and "Hindmarsh". They are now displaying "Entertain/Centre" without any scroll. It's possible these trams have had new destination programs installed in preparation for the City tram extensions.

Whereas the Flexity's add "via City'!
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby ferro » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:49 pm

Bus stops at the following locations are in the process of being replaced / upgraded,
have not been past for a few days to check.

zone C Colley terrace - Glenelg -- as of wednesday just gone, slab only no shelter, and electrical work in progress
Stop 21B Anzac Hwy Southern side - Glenelg, as of last check ,metal base frame only.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:51 pm

Speaking of stops, when is W1 North Tce due to be reopened? It's a bit inconvenient having it so far west.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:39 pm

Timetables for Royal Adelaide Show services(Friday 1st September to Sunday 10th September) are now available on the Adelaide Metro website--Announcements/Events.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby jibb » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:52 pm

Looks like at least1 --possibly 2 new Scanias at LCB's Morphettville Depot.
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:10 pm

jibb wrote:Looks like at least1 --possibly 2 new Scanias at LCB's Morphettville Depot.


To replace the diesel SL202s presumably?
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Re: [July/Aug 2017] SA transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:06 am

jibb wrote:Bad luck at the moment for anyone trying to work out which bus goes from where at Tea Tree Plaza Interchange today? There is no signage anywhere with the digital information board out of action.


They should change the pieces of paper into digital stops with static displays that at least run on batteries as back up. It is the stupidest interchange design I have ever seen in Australia so far.
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