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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:38 pm

I never commented on those 2 as I was well aware that neither of them did that.My comments relate to big robbos comments and reasons for the movements he referred to re 251/253 buses.
A couple of years ago LCB had some late buses doing long distance NIS!
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:54 pm

There was (or still is) a Morphettville shift that included a 541 then a 502 round trip, then NIS to Morphetville after the 502. It was in effect in mid 2015.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:46 am

Following an incident on the railway lines at Hove, trains are running Adelaide to Oaklands and Brighton to Seaford. Light City Buses and Southlink are providing sub buses between Oaklands and Brighton..
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:52 pm

Buses used included 958, 1575, 1803, 1825, 1829, 2857, 2860 & R804, but seemed like there were only about any 4 or 5 of these running at once.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby bigrobbo » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:05 pm

TA3001 wrote:There was (or still is) a Morphettville shift that included a 541 then a 502 round trip, then NIS to Morphetville after the 502. It was in effect in mid 2015.


This time last year there was a 502 which left Salisbury around 9:30pm or 10:00pm. It was a Morphettville shift. Once it got to Paradise, it had a few minutes to get to Northgate and start a 208 on the up.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:53 pm

This time last year there was a 502 which left Salisbury around 9:30pm or 10:00pm. It was a Morphettville shift. Once it got to Paradise, it had a few minutes to get to Northgate and start a 208 on the up.


There was one at 9:06PM from Salisbury some time last year that was a Morphettville shift. It did an inbound 541 from Hancock Rd between around 10:15 and 10:40 which then did the 11:27AM 502 then back as a 502, then nis to Morphettville. It was done by 443 a few times.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:39 pm

Before the current changes The last trip ex Salisbury was done by Wingfield. Now it is a St Agnes run.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby transenthusiast » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:55 pm

1574 is now in a new AOA for Tonsley Village
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:00 pm

On 1131 on an M44 at the moment and the vibrations from the gearbox are rather unpleasant, even at 55kph. I don't think I'll be riding it all the way to Golden Grove through the 90 zone.

These buses are a disgrace in my opinion.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby soak01 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:45 am

Looks like big delays on obahn services this morning. Very long queues at all city bound zones at Paradise and Klemzig.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby softgrow » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:29 am

The timetable boards on (red go zone) poles disappeared from along O’Connell Street North Adelaide, proabably in the last few weeks. The Real-time stickers with stop codes are still there.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Diesel_MAN » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:41 pm

1640 broke down in the middle of Pulteney Street this afternoon. I saw a Torrens Transit repair vehicle take a very quick look at the engine, but couldn't see if it was alright afterwards.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby callum1515 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:34 pm

Would anyone know if there would be a NL202 out rn? Looking for one
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:43 pm

What kind of NL202 and where? Not knowing which part of Adelaide you plan to head to in order to catch one makes it a little bit difficult to answer the question accurately.

Diesel NL202s are generally out 7 days a week, from Newton, Lonsdale, and at times ones from Edinburgh North/Pooraka.

The ones at Port Adelaide... and LCB are almost never used on weekends.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby callum1515 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:47 pm

Thank you but I found 1333 on a W90M.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:19 pm

For sone reason, the AdMet website doesn't seem to be loading at the moment, at least on my phone. And it's not the service provider.

No RTI available either, but this is becoming the norm between 4-8 PM on weekdays, so nothing unusual.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby transenthusiast » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:59 pm

Have any Mercedes O405NH's or MAN 18.280's been transferred to Mile End? I ask because this morning & yesterday morning I've seen an O405NH running special along Greenhill Road like Mile End buses usually do first thing in the morning & I also saw 1508 yesterday arvo running special along South Rd near the tram line heading north.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Diesel_MAN » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:35 pm

transenthusiast wrote:Have any Mercedes O405NH's or MAN 18.280's been transferred to Mile End? I ask because this morning & yesterday morning I've seen an O405NH running special along Greenhill Road like Mile End buses usually do first thing in the morning & I also saw 1508 yesterday arvo running special along South Rd near the tram line heading north.

It's not unusual to see any Torrens Transit bus Not in Service on Greenhill Road. I've seen Newton's buses doing just that on several occasions. It could be that certain shifts have buses heading to or from Mile End for a break to make it easier for drivers if they have to start their next run in the city or somewhere that's closer to Mile End than any other depot.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Route 506 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:46 pm

On Tuesday I saw the first of the "New" Bus Stops along Grand Junction Road - Stop 35B at Holden Hill on the Southern side. Didn't get close enough to get a picture but haven't seen any others around as yet
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:05 am

Stop 53 Hancock Rd, western side, has new plates.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby transenthusiast » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:26 pm

Saw 1334 this arvo down the bay about to commence a 190 to the city & it didn't sound like it was running too well.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:16 pm

transenthusiast wrote:Saw 1334 this arvo down the bay about to commence a 190 to the city & it didn't sound like it was running too well.


Revving up and down? Or revving low? I'll just say, it's a Port bus.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby transenthusiast » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:35 am

Sounded like it was idling rather roughly.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby transenthusiast » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:39 am

TA3001 wrote:
transenthusiast wrote:Saw 1334 this arvo down the bay about to commence a 190 to the city & it didn't sound like it was running too well.


Revving up and down? Or revving low? I'll just say, it's a Port bus.


Sounded like it was idling rather roughly.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:46 pm

That's common with diesel NL202s, but not so much other MAN chassis types. It doesn't mean their engines are about to fail.
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