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Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCentre

Postby softgrow » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:48 pm

I went in yesterday and all timetables are available in printed form at the 17th December 2017 revision (about 82 timetables) or the current for those that are not changing.

There are the following exceptions:
  • 241-245-248, Marion Centre Interchange, Hove, Warradale & Oaklands Park to city is at an old revision 26 Jan 2016 version 8 instead of 10 September 2017 version 9
  • 262-263-264-N262, Marion Centre Interchange, Brighton & Glenelg Interchange to city is at an old revision 26 Jan 2016 version 8 instead of 10 September 2017 version 11
  • 300, Suburban Connector is out of stock (should be 23 July 27 version 18)
  • 401-403-900, Elizabeth Interchange, Paralowie & Salisbury North to Salisbury is at an old revision 26 Jan 2016 version 2 instead of 23 July 2017 version 4
  • 404-405, Salisbury to Paralowie Loop service is at an old revision 26 Jan 2016 version 2 instead of 23 July 2017 version 4
  • 411, Salisbury & Salisbury Interchange to Mawson Interchange & UniSA Mawson Lakes Campus is at an old revision 26 Jan 2016 version 3 instead of 23 July 2017 version 7
  • 722-T722, Seaford Centre & Noarlunga Centre Interchange to Old Reynella Interchange & city is at an old revision 26 Jan 2016 version 11 instead of 23 July 2017 version 12
  • 723F-723X-733, Colonnades Centre Interchange, Noarlunga Centre Interchange, Morphett Vale & Woodcroft to O’Halloran Hill, Marion Centre Interchange & city is at an old revision 26 Jan 2016 version 11 instead of 23 July 2017 version 12
  • 97-98-99, City Connector is out of stock (should be 17 December 2017, no version number)

There is no printed material apart from public timetables generally available, compared to the website which has extra maps, service standard reports, promotional posters and so on.
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby softgrow » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:37 pm

Had a look this morning and there are quite a few out of stock and a few updates:

Updated to current:
  • 262-263-264-N262, Marion Centre Interchange, Brighton & Glenelg Interchange to city is at 10 September 2017 version 11
  • 723F-723X-733, Colonnades Centre Interchange, Noarlunga Centre Interchange, Morphett Vale & Woodcroft to O’Halloran Hill, Marion Centre Interchange & city is at 23 July 2017
Still out of date:
  • 401-403-900, Elizabeth Interchange, Paralowie & Salisbury North to Salisbury is at an old revision 26 Jan 2016 version 2 instead of 23 July 2017 version 4
  • 404-405, Salisbury to Paralowie Loop service is at an old revision 26 Jan 2016 version 2 instead of 23 July 2017 version 7
Out of stock:
  • 100/101, Arndale Centre Interchange to Glen Osmond, Arndale Centre Interchange to Flinders University, (should be Version 9 December 2017)
  • 115/117/118
  • 140/144/147
  • 150/350
  • 155/157/376
  • 171/173
  • 190
  • 241-245-248, Marion Centre Interchange, Hove, Warradale & Oaklands Park to city, (should be 10 September 2017 version 9)
  • 300, Suburban Connector is out of stock (should be 23 July 27 version 18)
  • 411, Salisbury & Salisbury Interchange to Mawson Interchange & UniSA Mawson Lakes Campus (should be 23 July 2017 version 7)
  • M54/544,
  • 722-T722, Seaford Centre & Noarlunga Centre Interchange to Old Reynella Interchange & city (should be 23 July 2017 version 12)
  • 724/734,
  • B10/B12,
  • G20/G21/G22
  • 97-98-99, City Connector is out of stock (should be 17 December 2017, no version number)
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby flaneur » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:17 am

It's about time the Currie St Information Centre closed and moved to Rundle Mall, where its use would be more practical for locals and visitors
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby jibb » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:42 am

ticed many "out of stocks" of printed timetables at Marion yesterday. As well a newsagent at Glenelg who has the timetables box outside the shop was empty yesterday. This is not a good look.
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby route 228 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:00 pm

The 2 timetable racks as i remarked before gone outside at the Elizabeth shopping Center,

Inside where you used to get printed timetables that box got removed some weeks ago and has been replaced with a Adelaide Metro information Computer so you have to print off your own bits of timetables on a small bits of paper, so its called now do it yourself, Has any other shopping centers got this yet or are we the first?
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby jibb » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:02 pm

route 228 wrote:The 2 timetable racks as i remarked before gone outside at the Elizabeth shopping Center,

Inside where you used to get printed timetables that box got removed some weeks ago and has been replaced with a Adelaide Metro information Computer so you have to print off your own bits of timetables on a small bits of paper, so its called now do it yourself, Has any other shopping centers got this yet or are we the first?

Looks like you are the first-sign of things to come! Cheapskate DPTI-big fail
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby mmosca447 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:31 pm

I noticed one of those Admet timetable machines at Arndale. It wasn't even a week old and already needed repairs
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby TT » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:08 pm

Also noticed one yesterday in Port Mall shopping centre opposite Kmart, with a person in AdMet uniform helping someone use it print a timetable. The stand full of timetables had gone completely.
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby jibb » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:03 pm

Looks like DPTI are taking is back to the 1960's.
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby Fleet Lists » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:43 pm

You could not have printed timetables yourself in the sixties.
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby jibb » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:39 pm

Fleet Lists wrote:You could not have printed timetables yourself in the sixties.

I wasn't referring to printing of timetables-I was referring to the availability of them,or lack thereof.In the late 50's and early 60's,timetables weren''t readily available or easy to get hold of-same as seems to be happening now!
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby Eagle Eye » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:41 am

Hard to argue they're not readily available now with online technologies. Those without access can usually go to an InfoCentre, the kiosks as mentioned above, a library, a bus depot, ask a friend or family member to print one, etc.
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby 2MSJ » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:53 am

There is very little requirement for printed timetables today
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby Mike M » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:15 am

Funny isn't it, letterboxes are regularly filled up with printed material advertising & promoting all sorts of products & services but public transport providers are increasingly regarding providing printed information as an unnecessary expense.

Despite having an excellent website & presence across all forms of electronic media the general manager of Reading Buses, a very successful & progressive UK operator, said that the humble timetable leaflet is still their best form of publicity & they always carry them on their buses.
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby 1whoknows » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:24 am

Don't worry - soon they will be like the event ticket companies and charge you for printing it out! This will be followed almost immediately by a mass bankruptcy of timetable collectors. What really irks me is the lack of good system maps. You go to an info centre in most of Europe you can get a system map which gives the visiting tourist or gunzel much of what they need to know and in many cases a printed book or series of leaflets with the timetables as well.
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby Mike M » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:23 am

1whoknows wrote:Don't worry - soon they will be like the event ticket companies and charge you for printing it out! This will be followed almost immediately by a mass bankruptcy of timetable collectors. What really irks me is the lack of good system maps. You go to an info centre in most of Europe you can get a system map which gives the visiting tourist or gunzel much of what they need to know and in many cases a printed book or series of leaflets with the timetables as well.

So true. Adelaide Metro has a decent network map on the website but it is too big to print on the average home printer or use on a phone. If it was available in print & sold for a modest price I'm sure they would sell plenty of copies. The same goes for the late & lamented Melbourne map which sold for $2.20 when last produced in 2006.
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby jibb » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:05 pm

Agree with your comments re lack of map.I have sent emails to DPI and Michael Deegan-CEO re this-but no reply?
Yes you can enlarge map on computer screen but when you go to print you get a useless tiny map ,which is unreadable!
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby TA3001 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:18 pm

I just went to the AdMet website to download a timetable for the 100 route, and it says (underneath 'printed timetable' 'No PDF available'. This is surprising. What would be the reason for this?

Would it be that it was not changed during the Dec changes, with the old version being deleted from the system?

I just want to look up some scheduled departures, but it seems to be harder than ever without using a realtime app.
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby jibb » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:21 pm

I tried and didn't have any problems--it worked fine.
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby TA3001 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:24 pm

Well this is what comes up at my end.

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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby jibb » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:39 pm

When you go to first of the 100 timetables it brings up the PDF,748kb - to enable you to print it off. You obviously need to update your computer or try another "100" PDF
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby PD2/20 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:13 pm

jibb wrote:When you go to first of the 100 timetables it brings up the PDF,748kb - to enable you to print it off. You obviously need to update your computer or try another "100" PDF

Currently there seems to be a general problem on the website. 'No PDF Available' is being displayed on all bus, train and tram routes.
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby Fleet Lists » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:34 pm

Could not get a 100 but got 140, 144, 147 OK
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby TA3001 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:35 pm

jibb wrote:When you go to first of the 100 timetables it brings up the PDF,748kb - to enable you to print it off. You obviously need to update your computer or try another "100" PDF


I just forked out some serious dosh for this purpose, yet you're insisting I repeat this just to download a .PDF file? I think I'll pass up this option for now.

I can also confirm that PD2/20's observation is correct, regarding pdfs. I wonder how long it will take them to fix this?
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Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

Postby Fleet Lists » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:38 pm

No, I think there is a website problem. Just wait until that is resolved.
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