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[May/Jun 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Eurostar » Tue May 01, 2018 6:05 pm

A southlink scania rigid bus broke down on the southbound carriageway of Main North Road by Fremont Park in Elizabeth this afternoon.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Wed May 02, 2018 5:32 pm

Notice that at Morphettville Depot all the midis bar 1 have been removed from the bus yard?
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Thu May 03, 2018 9:30 am

Just reported O-Bahn closed due to bus breakdown-not sure of location.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby PD2/20 » Thu May 03, 2018 11:40 am

jibb wrote:Just reported O-Bahn closed due to bus breakdown-not sure of location.

AdMett website at 0925 reported breakdown in tunnel and at 0950 that problem rectified.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Fri May 04, 2018 9:53 am

PD2/20 wrote:
jibb wrote:Just reported O-Bahn closed due to bus breakdown-not sure of location.

AdMett website at 0925 reported breakdown in tunnel and at 0950 that problem rectified.

Incorrect - the breakdown was at the Park Tce exit towards the city.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby PD2/20 » Fri May 04, 2018 10:25 am

Eagle Eye wrote:
PD2/20 wrote:AdMett website at 0925 reported breakdown in tunnel and at 0950 that problem rectified.

Incorrect - the breakdown was at the Park Tce exit towards the city.

The Admet website stated:
Due a mechanical issue with a bus, the #OBahn tunnel is currently closed. Buses will detour on the road network.

Thus the tunnel closure resulted from the detour. This is not obvious from the Admet post.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Fri May 04, 2018 12:12 pm

PD2/20 wrote:The Admet website stated:
Due a mechanical issue with a bus, the #OBahn tunnel is currently closed. Buses will detour on the road network.

Thus the tunnel closure resulted from the detour. This is not obvious from the Admet post.

The tunnel was not closed. Just because buses are detouring away from the tunnel does not mean it was closed. Outbound buses were still using it and depending which way buses were coming from, some inbound buses could have used it if required. Most "in service" buses would have detoured via Payneham Rd and Botanic Rd.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby thedom » Fri May 04, 2018 2:38 pm

Railcar 3136 has been seen out in service today on the Gawler line this afternoon - new paint job
Railcar 3128 also in service in the same paint job also on Gawler line this afternoon.
Railcar 3116 also in service in same paint job on Belair line this afternoon.

Are these being prepared ready for future electrification service? No obvious refit inside.
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Re: [May/Jun 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Tue May 15, 2018 9:51 am

The O-Bahn track will be closed for routine maintenance next Sunday 20th May between Tea Tree Plaza Interchange and Paradise Interchange. During this time buses will detour via North East Road.
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Re: [May/Jun 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Skexis » Tue May 15, 2018 10:24 pm

Stop 29 on Main South Rd has been relocated approx 100m further south
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Re: [May/Jun 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Skexis » Thu May 17, 2018 8:32 pm

The "B" light bus lane in King William Road by Victoria Drive has had a new coat of red paint
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Re: [May/Jun 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby The Phonj » Sun May 20, 2018 10:48 am

Seaford trains are being replaced by buses between Adelaide and Brighton after 8:00 PM on Saturday 19 May, Sunday 20 May; Friday 25 May and Saturday 26 May. Refer to https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Announ ... d-Brighton.

The reason for the closure is to effect preliminary work on the Oaklands Crossing grade separation project. While not much, last night my observations saw a billboard being removed and a hole being dug. On-site staff were advising of a second billboard being removed and the hole being for a stanchion - the road is being diverted to accommodate the construction of the road bridge over the new railway alignment (a similar construction methodology to that used on the Outer Harbor line at Park Terrace I would presume).
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Re: [May/Jun 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby thedom » Sun May 20, 2018 2:12 pm

Just rode on repainted 3029 rail car...does anyone know if this has a new engine? It was grunting like a Vline velocity when the leading power car this morning, very noticeable and felt like it had faster acceleration. Could just be a mechanical fault though i genuinely believe it was a very different ride onboard.
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Re: [May/Jun 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby mmosca447 » Sun May 20, 2018 10:21 pm

I went to the Public Transport expo at the Railway Museum today and it was a blast from the past seeing the buses from the 80’s and 90’s. Would definitely recommend but the expo finished today. Also a few very good condition 90’s Holden police cars
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Re: [May/Jun 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby coach driver 1981 » Wed May 23, 2018 12:28 am

noticed today LCB 751 now sporting AOA for statewide congratulating south adelaide womens footy team on there premiership same as TT 1663 had last season and i think still has it? also TT 1913 sporting new AOA for westpac bank
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Re: [May/Jun 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Heardy_101 » Wed May 23, 2018 1:57 pm

thedom wrote:Just rode on repainted 3029 rail car...does anyone know if this has a new engine? It was grunting like a Vline velocity when the leading power car this morning, very noticeable and felt like it had faster acceleration. Could just be a mechanical fault though i genuinely believe it was a very different ride onboard.


New engines - the original Mercedes V12s have been replaced with V8s.

Also have new computer systems as well.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Heardy_101 » Wed May 23, 2018 2:01 pm

thedom wrote:Railcar 3136 has been seen out in service today on the Gawler line this afternoon - new paint job
Railcar 3128 also in service in the same paint job also on Gawler line this afternoon.
Railcar 3116 also in service in same paint job on Belair line this afternoon.

Are these being prepared ready for future electrification service? No obvious refit inside.


I think they've been repairlnted to match the 4000s, although someone more in the know may be able to give more info if they so desire.

As for electrification, the following is my opinion only. Give there's 15 new train sets being ordered as part of the Gawler line electrification, perhaps some of the 3100s may be converted as well.
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Re: [May/Jun 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby PD2/20 » Wed May 23, 2018 8:03 pm

Heardy_101 wrote:
New engines - the original Mercedes V12s have been replaced with V8s.

Also have new computer systems as well.


When was the upgrade initiated? Is it part of the $48m railcar upgrade announced in the 2017 budget?
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Re: [May/Jun 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Heardy_101 » Thu May 24, 2018 1:34 pm

To be honest, I have no idea. It would be my guess. I'm only going by what was posted on elsewhere by individuals who are usually reliable or "in the know"
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Re: [May/Jun 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby PD2/20 » Thu May 24, 2018 11:15 pm

Heardy_101 wrote:To be honest, I have no idea. It would be my guess. I'm only going by what was posted on elsewhere by individuals who are usually reliable or "in the know"

I have looked at the 2016 and 2017 State Budgets for DPTI. There is a 2 year $48m project for the railcars due for completion in June 2018. It is described as 'dedicated mechanical upgrade of the diesel railcar fleet including the overhaul of bogies, brakes and traction power systems'. The 2017 budget documents refer to upgrade of 50 railcars (the later Clyde built batch?). Whether the traction power systems overhaul actually includes engine replacement is not clear. What has been evident in the last couple of years is that bogies have been receiving attention with overhaul dates stencilled on the bogies.
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Re: [May/Jun 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby transenthusiast » Tue May 29, 2018 9:41 pm

You know how the ex Melbourne Volvos have now been transferred to Mile End along with diesel NL202's 1331, 32 & 34, I saw a post on an Adelaide transport appreciation group on Facebook that CNG NL202 1683 has been sent there too, can someone confirm or deny this? Also I haven't seen 1668 out on the road for quite a while & in fact I saw it on Friday on the Richmond Road side of Mile End depot as I passed by on my 167. I was thinking could 1683 possibly have been sent there as a replacement for 1668?
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Re: [May/Jun 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby tonyp » Wed May 30, 2018 9:09 am

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I found this photo in the fleetlists. Is that "no entry" symbols on the centre doors? Why on earth would they have no entry when it's a free bus? I thought they would be the same as the Perth CATs, even more so now that AdMet has opened up all-door loading on the paid O-Bahn services. Completely irrational.

I am also wondering what's happening with the two electric buses and the new Bustechs. Are any more making an appearance in revenue service yet?
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Re: [May/Jun 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Wed May 30, 2018 9:37 am

The 2 electric buses have still not yet entered service. One of them is sitting by the fence at Torrens Transit's Mile End Depot.
The other 2 Bustech buses have been in regular service since last year.
Bustech are no doubt hoping that they will get a contract to supply buses to Adelaide Metro for the next few years. Tenders were called for the supply of 400 buses over 10 years last October with tenders closing in February.
As yet the results have not been annonunced?
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Re: [May/Jun 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TT » Wed May 30, 2018 10:38 am

1901 isn’t only used on City Connector services, plenty of days (including weekends) it’s on normal route work. City Connectors can be just about any low floor Mile End bus: frequently (daily) Ivecos and Scanias (especially the newly delivered 1963-70). When on City Connector work people board 1901 through the centre door, just like they do if it’s an Iveco or Scania. And they don’t board through centre door when those buses are on regular route work, so no big deal about the “no entry” sticker really.
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Re: [May/Jun 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby tonyp » Wed May 30, 2018 10:42 am

TT wrote:1901 isn’t only used on City Connector services, plenty of days (including weekends) it’s on normal route work. City Connectors can be just about any low floor Mile End bus: frequently (daily) Ivecos and Scanias (especially the newly delivered 1963-70). When on City Connector work people board 1901 through the centre door, just like they do if it’s an Iveco or Scania. And they don’t board through centre door when those buses are on regular route work, so no big deal about the “no entry” sticker really.

Thanks. Sounds like the Fremantle CATs where people just ignore the no entry signs.
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