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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:32 pm

TA3001 wrote:I heard a rumour saying that they will eventually be replaced with Volgren bodied Volvos or something that will actually be designed for O'bahn operations. Is this actually true, or not?

I suspect at this stage it is rumour/speculation.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Skexis » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:08 pm

I see the new tram stop in King William Rd has resulted in the bus layover zone on the eastern side being decommissioned.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Crispy! » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:51 am

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.

1334 has been like that for a couple years now
drivers should be “booking” their bus problems at the end of their shift
but they don’t or maybe can’t really tell if there is a problem with their bus’s gearbox or not :roll:

On that note 1740 has a rough time changing gears with an Allionised ZF for quite a while now too.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Eurostar » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:39 am

Saw bus body frame on back of truck around Churchill Power Station area
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:20 am

Crispy! wrote:1334 has been like that for a couple years now
drivers should be “booking” their bus problems at the end of their shift
but they don’t or maybe can’t really tell if there is a problem with their bus’s gearbox or not :roll:


Do you seriously think drivers just ignore the problems on Port buses and park them on track at the end of a shift?

1334 had it's indicators wired to the reverse beeper for over a week some time last year causing headaches to drivers, and forcing them to disable it at intersections on occasions whilst in waiting queues despite being reported on the first day it was discovered, 423 had nasty gearbox vibrations for several months even at low speeds, and 1008 has been making a near deafening diff noise for well over 4 years now.

In short, I don't think it's the drivers that are at fault. I sent the DPTI a complaint about Port a couple of weeks ago, and as always - no response.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:52 pm

Last night with the opening of the Adelaide Fringe drawing huge crowds into the City, Adelaide Metro bumped up the O-Bahn and tram frequencies to/from the City. Services ran until almost 100am,as well many other routes had additional services from the City between 1130pm and 100am. Wonder how many people knew about this-no publicity anywhere including Adelaide Metro website!
Tonight there are again additional O-Bahn services to and from the City and frequent tram services until 300am--where is the publicity for this?
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Torrens_5022 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:20 am

Trains on the Seaford line were running every 30min (to Seaford) until 3.00am last night / this morning.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:41 pm

Torrens_5022 wrote:Trains on the Seaford line were running every 30min (to Seaford) until 3.00am last night / this morning.

All lines had extras until a similar time. Didn't appear to be any extra services to the city after the last normal service, but there were extras earlier in the evening heading to the city. I wonder how many people used trains after midnight without any publicity or awareness they were operating later?
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:05 am

Volvo 612 was out yesterday evening. Couldn't tell which run, but it would have most likely been a 202, 203, or 208(B) as it was serving X2.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:59 am

TA3001 wrote:Volvo 612 was out yesterday evening. Couldn't tell which run, but it would have most likely been a 202, 203, or 208(B) as it was serving X2.

It did a 200 to Marion,then a 208 to Paradise Interchange,then a 502 return to Salisbury Interchange.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:08 pm

LCB MAN SL202 CNG 871 getting a tow back to Morphettville this afternoon.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby thedom » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:15 pm

Additional late night Sat PM/Sun AM services finally announced for the next four weeks :
Trains, Trams and Obahn services
https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Announcements/Events/Additional-services-during-festival-period
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:43 pm

Thanks for posting. Why aren't there additional services on key bus routes or are people in those areas not needing a bus to get home?
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Diesel_MAN » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:39 pm

The Fleet Lists page for Torrens Transit was updated today.http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/index-sa.php

The ex-O-Bahn SL202s have been removed, but 1704 is still listed. The details for the latest Scanias have also been added, such as their location.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Torrens_5022 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:40 pm

The extra trains and trams are running on Saturday nights there's already after midnight services on many bus routes on Saturdays. The after midnight services should include trams and trains all the time.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:33 am

Speaking of the TT fleet lists, have any ex Darwin NL202s been withdrawn? I thought there were ones numbered 1351, and 1353.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby busrider » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:28 am

The disposal list has the answer to your question.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:40 pm

Light-City Buses SL202 Diesel 444 has been withdrawn,is sitting in "withdrawn" section at the front of Morphettville Depot.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby 2MSJ » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:34 am

444 seen in service today on West Tce just before 9am...
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:25 am

jibb wrote:Light-City Buses SL202 Diesel 444 has been withdrawn,is sitting in "withdrawn" section at the front of Morphettville Depot.

2MSJ wrote:444 seen in service today on West Tce just before 9am...

Well that's awkward... :roll: people love to make up cr@p because they think they'll be the first to report on something. This is an observations thread, the observation should have been that 444 was parked at the front section of Morphettville Depot. Research is needed before claiming it has been withdrawn.

Now for an actual observation, voiceovers on Adelaide's trams are being reprogrammed with a different voice and different messages in readiness for the new extensions due to open soon. The voice is similar to that on Yarra Trams and the G:Link and advises customers to hold on if standing and which side the platform will be at the next stop. A pleasant voice to listen to, unlike the voice on train services. Let's hope trains are re-programmed with this voice (and which side the platform is on) in due course.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:27 am

I was wrong-its last day in service will now be Wednesday.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:30 am

Eagle Eye wrote:
jibb wrote:Light-City Buses SL202 Diesel 444 has been withdrawn,is sitting in "withdrawn" section at the front of Morphettville Depot.

2MSJ wrote:444 seen in service today on West Tce just before 9am...

Well that's awkward... :roll: people love to make up cr@p because they think they'll be the first to report on something. This is an observations thread, the observation should have been that 444 was parked at the front section of Morphettville Depot. Research is needed before claiming it has been withdrawn.

No need to make a big deal of it-I admitted being wrong-we all make mistakes Eagle Eye.
The bus was parked in an area where with drawn buses are often stored.So I was a few days premature.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Route 506 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:33 pm

Well that's awkward... :roll: people love to make up cr@p because they think they'll be the first to report on something. This is an observations thread, the observation should have been that 444 was parked at the front section of Morphettville Depot. Research is needed before claiming it has been withdrawn.

Now for an actual observation, voiceovers on Adelaide's trams are being reprogrammed with a different voice and different messages in readiness for the new extensions due to open soon. The voice is similar to that on Yarra Trams and the G:Link and advises customers to hold on if standing and which side the platform will be at the next stop. A pleasant voice to listen to, unlike the voice on train services. Let's hope trains are re-programmed with this voice (and which side the platform is on) in due course.[/quote]

I couldn't agree more re the voiceover on the trains. That voice just seems so dull. I recall some of the earlier sparks had a voiceover similar to the trams or Metro Trains in Melbourne but I think they have also been changed too :( Hopefully our trains will get an upgrade of voiceovers soon...

When I was in Brisbane in 2016 the trains still had driver's announcing the station and what side the platform was, which worked great.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:37 pm

Eagle Eye wrote:Now for an actual observation, voiceovers on Adelaide's trams are being reprogrammed with a different voice and different messages in readiness for the new extensions due to open soon. The voice is similar to that on Yarra Trams and the G:Link and advises customers to hold on if standing and which side the platform will be at the next stop. A pleasant voice to listen to, unlike the voice on train services. Let's hope trains are re-programmed with this voice (and which side the platform is on) in due course.


I thought removing that near painfully loud, and annoying voice would cause an apocalypse. Is it actually a requirement to have 'mind the gap' in today's suburban trains?

How come 3015 has gotten around for months with only driver announcements? Obviously the drivers know the automated announcements are not working in that railcar, so they announce the next station the old fashioned way. It is barely audible though at least 50% of the time, like on the Jumbos.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Skexis » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:39 pm

TA3001 wrote:How come 3015 has gotten around for months with only driver announcements? Obviously the drivers know the automated announcements are not working in that railcar, so they announce the next station the old fashioned way. It is barely audible though at least 50% of the time, like on the Jumbos.

Question should be, why do they have to announce the stations anyway? Are Adelaide fare paying passengers too dumb to work out which is their stop? And "gotten"? Are you American by any chance? The rest of us certainly are not.
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