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Torrens Transit Nos. 1788, 1789 & 1790

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Torrens Transit Nos. 1788, 1789 & 1790

Postby Tim Williams » Sat May 12, 2018 4:20 pm

Neither of the two Hybrids (1788 & 1790) have, as yet entered service (one, at least is at Mile End, along side of the fence, next to Richmond Rd)) - does anyone have any idea why they are just sitting idle??

I have not seen Bustech CDI 1790 for a few weeks now - is it still running to and from the airport with its very light loads??
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Re: Torrens Transit Nos. 1788, 1789 & 1790

Postby TA3001 » Sat May 12, 2018 9:16 pm

The number 1790 is already being used by the double decker, so unless it's been suddenly withdrawn from AdMet service, it seems strange to have duplicated numbers, or ones following on directly from bus chassis types that were designed over a decade prior. I think 1991 and onward would be more appropriate, or 1541.
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Re: Torrens Transit Nos. 1788, 1789 & 1790

Postby Tim Williams » Sun May 13, 2018 12:11 am

I am sorry, the numbers I put in the post were incorrect.

What I meant to say was - what has happened to the 2 hybrids 1788 & 1789 and is the CDI Decker 1790 still circulating on the Airport Express??
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Re: Torrens Transit Nos. 1788, 1789 & 1790

Postby bigrobbo » Sun May 13, 2018 11:28 am

I am in town 2-3 times a week and I keep seeing 1790 in service.


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Re: Torrens Transit Nos. 1788, 1789 & 1790

Postby 1whoknows » Tue May 15, 2018 9:55 am

One of the hybrids has been on some sort of tour/ demo in both Qld and NSW recently.
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Re: Torrens Transit Nos. 1788, 1789 & 1790

Postby Tim Williams » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:32 pm

I hear a rumor that 1790 (bustech CDI) has suffered a semi - decapitation incident at the Mile End Depot (by being driven into the under-cover refueling line) and the damage which includes windows, desto. etc. is/will be repaired in-house.

No wonder I have not seen it around for a while!!!!
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Re: Torrens Transit Nos. 1788, 1789 & 1790

Postby hino rg » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:02 am

Tim Williams wrote:I hear a rumor that 1790 (bustech CDI) has suffered a semi - decapitation incident at the Mile End Depot (by being driven into the under-cover refueling line) and the damage which includes windows, desto. etc. is/will be repaired in-house.

No wonder I have not seen it around for a while!!!!



it got fixed then the Air Con stuffed up in it i heard its waiting for parts
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Re: Torrens Transit Nos. 1788, 1789 & 1790

Postby hino rg » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:41 pm

1790 i now back in service
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Re: Torrens Transit Nos. 1788, 1789 & 1790

Postby Tim Williams » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:33 am

I stayed at the new Atura Adelaide Airport hotel one night, this week - very good it is too, but make sure you ask for 7th floor, runway view!!

So I noticed 1790 on the J1X several times - it really does not seem to carry large loads. I would have thought a better use for this high capacity bus would be to join the Scania/Gemilang DD 3401 on the Mount Barker express services!!!
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