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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby jibb » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:41 am

Former driver37 wrote:Should be an interesting couple of days with bus movements
We will see any bus from any depot doing any route.
New Depot opening on Sunday at Edinburgh for O-Bahn buses
O-Bahn buses on J1-J2,O-Bahn buses on 110 with O-Bahn buses based at Port.
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby Westside » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:31 pm

Former driver37 wrote:I was driving at Lonsdale depot when we were through running and it never really worked all you needed was a accident on south road or main nth road and you were 45 plus minutes late and quite a headache for coordinators to cover routes


But Main North and South Roads aren't different from any other road. The problem is all the unnecessary (in an ideal world) X and F buses that use them. Ideally, most of the long runs should be altered to have passengers interchange with the rail lines and have 22# and 71#/72# buses cover the local part. This would allow them to be through-linked. As mentioned, the 720s may need to be adjusted and obviously a lot of reworking to still cover the northern section without relying on the F routes. Southern routes - send all current X and F buses to Flinders!
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby bigrobbo » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:38 pm

In my humble opinion, F routes along South and Main North Rds are pointless. People getting on at FMC and Sefton Plaza use the F buses and they seem to stop at a heck of a lot of stops sometimes.


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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby Eurostar » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:51 pm

bigrobbo wrote:In my humble opinion, F routes along South and Main North Rds are pointless. People getting on at FMC and Sefton Plaza use the F buses and they seem to stop at a heck of a lot of stops sometimes.
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The F's first set down should be Bus Stop 25, last pick up be Bus Stop 25 on Main North Road.
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby Crispy! » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:08 am

Eurostar wrote:
bigrobbo wrote:In my humble opinion, F routes along South and Main North Rds are pointless. People getting on at FMC and Sefton Plaza use the F buses and they seem to stop at a heck of a lot of stops sometimes.
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The F's first set down should be Bus Stop 25, last pick up be Bus Stop 25 on Main North Road.


It was Stop 25 till it was reduced to Stop 17
and transfers to 225 and 229 were also at Stop 25
with it being Stop 29 it is an inconvenience for some.
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby TA3001 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:39 am

Crispy! wrote:
It was Stop 25 till it was reduced to Stop 17
and transfers to 225 and 229 were also at Stop 25
with it being Stop 29 it is an inconvenience for some.


Stop 29 is closer to Pooraka depot than 25, and the connections at stop 25 are only logical with 225 runs. I agree with the F services being first set down at stop 25. But I personally think the 224 is too slow as it is. Ideally it should be rerouted via the route it took before Mawson Lakes existed (via Port Wakefield Rd and Salisbury Highway). It would shave around 12-15 minutes off travel times, with the 411 being rerouted via Ryans Rd and continuing to Mawson interchange.

A potential downside to this is that the 411 would not be able to serve the industrial area without looping around due to the connections taking place. At night and on weekends, it could leave Salisbury Interchange at say 8:21PM, and arrive Mawson at 9:00PM due to the shortened route it would take. Another service would depart the interchange at 9:18 enabling a connection with the 228 at stop 29 at 9:30.
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby jibb » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:11 am

Scanias 1819 to 1828 have been with guide wheels for O-Bahn services
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby jibb » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:31 am

Scania rigids 1403-1419 currently based at St Agnes are going to Port Depot.
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby jibb » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:11 pm

Fleet Lists has been updated today showing all the transfers and fleets at each depot.
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby jibb » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:12 pm

jibb wrote:Scania rigids 1403-1419 currently based at St Agnes are going to Port Depot.

Not quite correct-see updated fleet lists-apologies.
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby Route 506 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:09 pm

jibb wrote:
Former driver37 wrote:Should be an interesting couple of days with bus movements
We will see any bus from any depot doing any route.
New Depot opening on Sunday at Edinburgh for O-Bahn buses
O-Bahn buses on J1-J2,O-Bahn buses on 110 with O-Bahn buses based at Port.
and more.


Certainly proved that way yesterday with several 502 services being run from Newton as were a couple of 556/557 services. Makes perfect sense really if the shift starts and finishes at Paradise I/C and doesn't need the O-Bahn Newton is the closest Depot.

Looking at the way things have started so far (I know only 2 days in) I think we should be hoping that Torrens and Southlink both win their contracts again next year!
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby jibb » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:18 pm

Route 506 wrote:Certainly proved that way yesterday with several 502 services being run from Newton as were a couple of 556/557 services. Makes perfect sense really if the shift starts and finishes at Paradise I/C and doesn't need the O-Bahn Newton is the closest Depot.

Looking at the way things have started so far (I know only 2 days in) I think we should be hoping that Torrens and Southlink both win their contracts again next year!

It would save the Government a lot of money if they were to just extend the contracts for another 5 years ,as was part of the 2011 contracts which had provision for extending the contracts if the contractors performance was satisfactory.
Now with former problem child Light City Buses gone I would have thought this a good option!
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby The Phonj » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:03 pm

I understand that the contract extension was at the agreement of both parties, under the same conditions. While Torrens Transit may have purchased the Light City business; I doubt that they would want to continue it at the same price point that won Transfield Services the original contract.
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Re: October Bus Timetable changes

Postby Crispy! » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:17 am

It’s been great with all the rare sights

1333 did a 502 from Salisbury to Paradise on Sunday
Bustech 1981 did a 209F and then a 507 on Tuesday *first Bustech to enter Tea Tree Plaza.
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