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[Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby transenthusiast » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:42 pm

I've seen 1182 on a handful of Camden Park shifts lately, has it been permanently transferred there? It still shows on Fleetlists as being at Mile End.
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Re: [Jul/Aug 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:35 pm

transenthusiast wrote:I've seen 1182 on a handful of Camden Park shifts lately, has it been permanently transferred there? It still shows on Fleetlists as being at Mile End.


1182 has been there for just under a year at least. 1679 ended up there as an extra bus at this time as well, as it's of little value to them being CNG powered.
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Re: [Jul/Aug 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby thedom » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:03 pm

This morning driving East along King's road at Parafield Gardens, approaching the Gawler Rail crossing: there was a bright blue directional sign stating " Obahn Park N Ride " wtih a directional arrow pointing to the right... clearly referencing the Parafield Train Station Park N Ride - that is nearing completion of upgrade.

Have reported this through to the DPTI project manager through contacts, as it would appear wildly out of range of Obahn services. (Unless there is a drastic change to the electrification project on the Gawler Line, or the new state Government is rushing in new expanded Obahn bus services in the coming few weeks... ) quite likely an error on the signage installed without a double check
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Re: [Jul/Aug 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:21 pm

thedom wrote:This morning driving East along King's road at Parafield Gardens, approaching the Gawler Rail crossing: there was a bright blue directional sign stating " Obahn Park N Ride " wtih a directional arrow pointing to the right... clearly referencing the Parafield Train Station Park N Ride - that is nearing completion of upgrade.

Have reported this through to the DPTI project manager through contacts, as it would appear wildly out of range of Obahn services. (Unless there is a drastic change to the electrification project on the Gawler Line, or the new state Government is rushing in new expanded Obahn bus services in the coming few weeks... ) quite likely an error on the signage installed without a double check
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You should have photographed it and sent it to The Advertiser. The DPTI will be more likely to respond then.
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Re: [Jul/Aug 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby thedom » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:34 pm

TA3001 wrote:
thedom wrote:This morning driving East along King's road at Parafield Gardens, approaching the Gawler Rail crossing: there was a bright blue directional sign stating " Obahn Park N Ride " wtih a directional arrow pointing to the right... clearly referencing the Parafield Train Station Park N Ride - that is nearing completion of upgrade.

Have reported this through to the DPTI project manager through contacts, as it would appear wildly out of range of Obahn services. (Unless there is a drastic change to the electrification project on the Gawler Line, or the new state Government is rushing in new expanded Obahn bus services in the coming few weeks... ) quite likely an error on the signage installed without a double check
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You should have photographed it and sent it to The Advertiser. The DPTI will be more likely to respond then.


Not easy to do ar 60kms an hour driving. Nor legal or safe. But I might have a walk later today if its still there.
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Re: [Jul/Aug 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:59 pm

I overlooked the driving part. I for some reason assumed you were subjecting yourself to the ordeal of catching a suburban train.
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Re: [Jul/Aug 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby thedom » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:28 am

Kings Road Obahn Park N Ride / Parafield Railway Station.
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Re: [Jul/Aug 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Route 506 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:20 pm

Wow the new Government must be abandoning any further electrification plans for the Gawler line (anything could be possible with these guys in...) :oops:
But replacing it with a new O-Bahn!! :D

Seriously, hopefully the sign will be amended quickly!
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Re: [Jul/Aug 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:21 pm

Well the government is supposed to be building a new Park 'n' Ride at Paradise aren't they? Perhaps DPTI confused the signage for Paradise and Parafield. Maybe we'll see train commuter parking signs at Paradise soon!
$2,500 fines for vehicles illegally using red Bus Only lanes - could cut the state's debt real quickly if they extended that to regular Bus Lanes!
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Re: [Jul/Aug 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Eurostar » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:20 pm

Well there is two "Busway Buses Excepted" signs in on Coventry Road , one near Orleana Waters on the east side and one in Kudla on the west side. I know ex Busway Buses have been on the road for Gawler Train Substitute services but it ain't a busway and guide wheels were off the Mercedes Benz Buses by then.
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Re: [Jul/Aug 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:39 pm

DPTI have removed the large timetable holders from the entrance at Marion Shopping Centre that held about 80 timetables and replaced it with a small cardboard unit that holds about 20 timetables. It has also installed a new digital display unit(same as the one at the City Info Centre).
This is also part of the plan to reduce the number of timetables printed, and use the Adelaide Metro website.
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Re: [Jul/Aug 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Skexis » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:56 pm

Not going to do much for those out and about without smartphones.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby busrider » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:17 pm

Meanwhile at TTP, the timetable rack has been removed altogether, replaced by another one of these touchscreen journey planners.
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Re: [Jul/Aug 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby softgrow » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:06 am

Skexis wrote:Not going to do much for those out and about without smartphones.


Don’t underestimate the power of a dumb-phone and well written mobile friendly sites. I quite happily navigated Sydney’s real-time information on a phone with a tiny screen and a 100MB or less plan in early 2011
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Skexis » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:00 pm

I'm thinking more of the older middle aged and elderly people who don't use mobile phones for whatever reason.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Eurostar » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:04 pm

DPTI are considering removing stop 5, merging stops 11 and 12, removing 13A and moving stop 17 south west 50 metres.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) is seeking to improve the travel times of Adelaide Metro services for commuters by investigating the location of bus stops along key service corridors.
The Bus Stop Management Plan project includes:

investigating the potential location of stops and shelters that may better serve Adelaide Metro patrons
identifying how different bus stop configurations may improve travel times whilst also maintaining good levels of accessibility
Bus stops and shelters could be relocated, removed or proposed for indentation as part of the plan.

Payneham Road
The map below shows the proposed changes for Payneham Road. These proposals are based on DPTI patronage, operational and road safety data.

View the map (PDF 904KB) showing the proposed changes along Payneham Road.

Your feedback is important to us and we invite you to either:

complete the online feedback form
email dpti.communityrelations@sa.gov.au by COB 5 October 2018
These projects are part of Operation Moving Traffic, a South Australian Government initiative launched in 2015 to improve the efficiency, reliability and safety of the transport network.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby homer9000 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:48 am

busrider wrote:Meanwhile at TTP, the timetable rack has been removed altogether, replaced by another one of these touchscreen journey planners.
so silly soon only a local library or the adelaide metro in town will be the only places left for timetables.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Skexis » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:36 pm

Layover zone in Sir Edwyn Smith is out of action - some kind of kerbing work being done.

Also Stop 24a on South Rd (down) has been relocated due to the revised roadwork layout.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby transenthusiast » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:02 pm

It appears 1360 is back in service, saw it twice today.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby hino rg » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:27 pm

1981 is Now in serivce
volvo B10M are the best bus ever made
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Skexis » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:28 pm

Noarlunga Centre Interchange has had the painters in and we now have line markings down the middle of the roadway and yellow bars on the road by each stop. Complete waste of time and money imho as it's not like we didn't know how to drive around there.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:11 pm

hino rg wrote:1981 is Now in serivce


It was much less of an eyesore than a V2 CB80 when I saw it at Port this arvo. But wasn't there a requirement for Bustech to lower the window line before making any further deliveries?
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Skexis » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:56 pm

Big religious march delaying all services using King William St northbound. Well done, not.
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