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New bus depot at Mile End

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New bus depot at Mile End

Postby jibb » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:19 am

DPTI has called tenders for 2 new permanent transportable buildings to be transported and installed at the DPTI site at Railway Terrace Mile End which will undergo preparation works for it to be a depot for buses to layover whilst drivers have a meal break etc.
It will have 9 tracks,and the installation of these 2 buildings will commence late August. 1 building will be for female and male toilets,the other will be a lunch room.
I guess this will probably see the end of Clarendon Street terminal, Currie Street Bus Depot and probably Southlinks Franklin Street depot.
This plan was talked about late last year and included plans for O-Bahn buses that currently use Clarendon Street to then use the new depot at Railway Terrace.
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Re: New bus depot at Mile End

Postby Tim Williams » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:34 pm

I wonder if the dead running between the city and Mile End has been costed in, particularly for the large number of O'Bahn buses!!
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Re: New bus depot at Mile End

Postby The Phonj » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:28 am

As dead running is the responsibility of the service providers I doubt they will get anything for it, however with the contracts being up for tender in a year I'm sure it would be factored into the new tenders. Depending on how long it takes for the facility to be built; the status quo may remain until the new contracts commence operation.
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Re: New bus depot at Mile End

Postby Tim Williams » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:47 am

Having done contract exercises (albeit on a much smaller scale) for TfNSW, I can assure you that the cost of dead running can be quite substantial. I think I recall reading that, in the change over from Sydney Buses to the private contractor in Region 6, Sydney, an amazingly expensive practice, amongst will be eliminated - that is that drivers return (dead running) to their home depot, from where ever they are, to take their breaks - that and current restrictive practices must cost a small fortune.
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Re: New bus depot at Mile End

Postby Skexis » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:01 pm

Just wondering why the new Mile End facility is being built at all. The existing arrangements seem to work quite well. Franklin St set to become the site of yet another tower block maybe?
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Re: New bus depot at Mile End

Postby jibb » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:23 pm

Skexis wrote:Just wondering why the new Mile End facility is being built at all. The existing arrangements seem to work quite well. Franklin St set to become the site of yet another tower block maybe?

Plus both Clarendon Street(University of SA) and Currie Street are eventually going to be Hi -Rise Buildings.
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Re: New bus depot at Mile End

Postby TT » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:14 pm

And Franklin Street as well is to have multi storey building going up on it.
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Re: New bus depot at Mile End

Postby Volvo B12B Driver » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:45 am

where on railway tce is this going to be located?
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Re: New bus depot at Mile End

Postby jibb » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:38 pm

On the eastern side of Railway Terrace just before Bunnings-currently a dirt vacant area with nothing happening yet.
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