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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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