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October Bus Timetable changes

Postby jibb » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:08 pm

Timetable changes are scheduled for October to enable the successful transition of Light-City Bus Services to Torrens Transit.
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby TA3001 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:04 pm

Does this include uniforms? I don't think a Hungry Jack's worker would be welcomed with open arms turning up wearing uniform for KFC, so how is this any different?
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby jibb » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:43 pm

That's a matter for Torrens Transit not DPTI.
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby hillsbus » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:03 am

I've noticed a number of bus drivers training on the O-Bahn lately, not sure if this is linked to the upcoming timetable changes?

Any idea of what changes may occur in October?
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby TA3001 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:08 pm

hillsbus wrote:I've noticed a number of bus drivers training on the O-Bahn lately, not sure if this is linked to the upcoming timetable changes?

Any idea of what changes may occur in October?


There's been a mention of the 'B10' possibly being through linked with the 502 from West Lakes to Salisbury. So they could be drivers from that area on the corner of Port and Grand Junction Rd, but time will yell.

This depot has at least 28 buses that are just as suitable for the O'bahn as the vehicles at St Agnes, and the CNG MANs at Camden Park....
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby jibb » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:55 pm

hillsbus wrote:I've noticed a number of bus drivers training on the O-Bahn lately, not sure if this is linked to the upcoming timetable changes?

Any idea of what changes may occur in October?

Could be Mile End and Newton drivers being trained for the O-Bahn-could it be for the "old" J1 being reinstated?
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby Route 506 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:10 pm

TA3001 wrote:
hillsbus wrote:I've noticed a number of bus drivers training on the O-Bahn lately, not sure if this is linked to the upcoming timetable changes?

Any idea of what changes may occur in October?


There's been a mention of the 'B10' possibly being through linked with the 502 from West Lakes to Salisbury. So they could be drivers from that area on the corner of Port and Grand Junction Rd, but time will yell.

This depot has at least 28 buses that are just as suitable for the O'bahn as the vehicles at St Agnes, and the CNG MANs at Camden Park....


A B10 through linked with the 502 would be a very interesting idea. Definitely a good way to connect Paradise/O-Bahn with the Western suburbs. One would assume that would mean Magill half of the B10 would return to a 106 or something unless it's through linked with a different Western service, and we dare not ask whether it would be a straight "B10 then 502" or vice versa or some new number such as a W10 etc... Will be interesting to see what changes come in October.
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby jibb » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:29 pm

Are we ever gong to get route letters? Route Numbers need to be simplified to make it easier for commuters-not confuse them!
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby TA3001 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:59 pm

jibb wrote:Are we ever gong to get route letters? Route Numbers need to be simplified to make it easier for commuters-not confuse them!


The best solution to this mess is to simply revert back to the early 2000s route numbers. It seems silly to me that the G20 has to change to G10 halfway through the run, and some real time apps don't always pick up runs from Blair Athol that continue on to Aberfoyle Hub. I'm not sure why this is. Drivers still have to update the BCU upon arrival to the CBD outskirts anyway.

It seems like this concept of simplifying the route names has became a white elephant. I'm still surprised that the 21W has survived, albeit being operated mostly by Scanias instead of AEC Swifts.
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby Eurostar » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:28 pm

Salisbury Highway between Mawson Lakes and Salisbury should be a Go Zone even if it means every second bus is a shortworking between Mawson Lakes and Salisbury (424)
Next station is Victoria Square. Change here for all trains.
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby hillsbus » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:55 pm

I presume services like the 579, 178 and H30 may have some peak hour services return to the O-Bahn track?
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby jibb » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:30 pm

There has been "rumours' around recently that Torrens Transit want to bring back the J1 from Elizabeth-Golden Grove-TTP-City-Airport-Glenelg service. Maybe this is why new drivers are being trained on the O-Bahn!
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby homer9000 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:19 am

I HOPE THE OLD J1/J2/J3 the latter of which was a weekend/public holiday 541 essentially does return all as a north eastern/northern suburbs via ttp and golden grove to the city through paradise and klemzig service next year.this year my brother is paying for my limo but next year who knows.it would make life a lot easier(living in payneham)a 15 minute walk from klemzig station not having to bother mom to drive me and me worrying if the alcohol from the previous night has cleared up in time.it gets expensive using say brunel or qantas drive all the time for my safety.
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby Eagle Eye » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:15 pm

Eurostar wrote:Salisbury Highway between Mawson Lakes and Salisbury should be a Go Zone even if it means every second bus is a shortworking between Mawson Lakes and Salisbury (424)

According to the government routes that parallel rail lines will be cut so does that mean no services along Salisbury Highway?! :lol:
$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: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby TA3001 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:08 pm

Eagle Eye wrote:According to the government routes that parallel rail lines will be cut so does that mean no services along Salisbury Highway?! :lol:


I'm sure the cancellation of the 721/722 routes would be welcomed with open arms, as well as the Anzac Hwy services. Not everybody finds train travel to be like being transported in your own personal limo. I avoid it whenever I can.
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby Route 506 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:22 pm

According to the government routes that parallel rail lines will be cut so does that mean no services along Salisbury Highway?! :lol:[/quote]

Looks like Churchill Road services will be going too! And Port Road as well! :lol:
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby jibb » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:57 pm

Torrens Transit have been applying new destination codes to its combined fleet this week so that all buses have both TT and LCB routes in preparation for the October amalgamation.
Many of the buses now have a new font as part of this change.
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby bigrobbo » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:11 pm

I saw 1521 on ANZAC Hwy today running Not In Service driven by a TT driver.

Are buses being moved around depots already?


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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby TT » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:53 pm

No, but a few drivers have been.
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby jibb » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:36 pm

bigrobbo wrote:I saw 1521 on ANZAC Hwy today running Not In Service driven by a TT driver.

Are buses being moved around depots already?


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1521 has been operating out of St Agnes depot for the last few weeks(was previously a Wingfield bus).
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby homer9000 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:13 am

I will be keen to see what turns up on the 200's once LCB ends the services next year.a few 1700's from the 1736 to 1740 and 1755-1760 and all other numbers 1761-1787,1170-1182,1001-1015,1908-1973 and newcomer 1981 plus the higher numbered 1200 series buses 1229-1261 plus the existing 1262-1289 fleets are there anything i have missed that are not ex serco fleets.
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby jibb » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:35 am

LCB doesn't exist-it was purchased by Torrens Transit in June-Torrens Transit operates their services and as part of the October changes will integrate all services and depots to operate under 1 banner.
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby hillsbus » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:04 am

Is it likely that Sunday 14 October will be the timetable change date? This ties in with the last day of school holidays and hopefully is also the date the tram extension may open?
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby TT » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:17 am

I believe Oct 14 was the proposed date. Given that’s just over 2 weeks away, that the timetable changes are supposedly very significant and not just tweaks, and that there’s been no announcements or promotion about it yet (nothing on AdMet website) I would say 14 Oct is looking less and less likely. But anything could happen, and remember this is all being done by a new government.
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby hillsbus » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:21 am

Good points TT but I'd presume it has to be the 14th so it ties in with the start of school term time driver rosters. Keep an eye on the AdMet site in the next day or two I'd say...
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