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[Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby busrider » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:28 pm

Well, they could be blind and not actually able to see the stations. They could be new to Adelaide, or even new to riding on trains, and thus don't know where they are.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:40 pm

I'd also love to see the annoying beeping just before and while the doors are closing disappear. Either that or the "stand clear, doors closing" announcement disappear. You only need one or the other, not both. Beeping near doors means the doors are closing and stand clear, world-wide.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:21 pm

Skexis wrote: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.


You're complaining about the stations being announced when this discussion is referring to the style of the announcements.

I suspect as more random incidents occur worldwide, we'll see additional announcements at even louder volumes preceded by 'Attention please passengers!', and followed by 'Thank you for listening'. It will probably prevent at least one lawsuit, so be glad that there's only the current quantity. I think the DPTI would rather annoy the hell out of at least some passengers with them than be liable for a mishap that's a result of someone missing their station.

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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:16 am

It's interesting that 444's build date as listed in Fleet Lists is April 1993. If that's correct, shouldn't the bus be able to continue in service until the end of March?
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby thedom » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:22 am

Eagle Eye wrote:It's interesting that 444's build date as listed in Fleet Lists is April 1993. If that's correct, shouldn't the bus be able to continue in service until the end of March?


Are you suggesting that regardless of a replacement low floor vehicle being available to take 444's place; that the high floor should remain in service for another month instead of a low floor... or do you suggest that both be run in service for a month benefiting one contractor to have an 'extra' bus for a month at no extra cost? Or could it be the margins of one contractor can't permit the double cost in its low operating margins?
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:08 pm

Eagle Eye wrote:It's interesting that 444's build date as listed in Fleet Lists is April 1993. If that's correct, shouldn't the bus be able to continue in service until the end of March?



428 saw about 25 years and 3 months of service, so I don't think 444 will suddenly just self destruct into small pieces and crumble onto the road surface if it's around for a bit longer.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:16 pm

One of LCB's drivers posted this morning that he had the privilege of doing 444's last passenger service run,before it was retired.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby 2MSJ » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:30 pm

Have just spotted 444 in service again today...!
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:22 pm

2MSJ wrote:Have just spotted 444 in service again today...!


I heard that it's doing it's last run today, with an enthusiast driver behind the wheel.
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby citadis203 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:58 am

The new bus stop signs are popping up around the place. There is one in mawson lakes which is branded obahn but only 1 route, 5 days a week uses it and the rest are all southlink. I think the idea to brand the routes under North, obahn etc is a bit silly
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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby I Follow PAFC » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:56 pm

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Re: [Jan/Feb 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:20 pm

citadis203 wrote:The new bus stop signs are popping up around the place. There is one in mawson lakes which is branded obahn but only 1 route, 5 days a week uses it and the rest are all southlink. I think the idea to brand the routes under North, obahn etc is a bit silly


I reckon the best solution for Mawson Interchange would be to remove any informative signage, and replace it with the 30c pieces of paper used at Paradise and TTP, with the information screen being located on the left platform facing either towards or away from Adelaide.
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