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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Former driver37 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:13 pm

busrider wrote:Something that doesn't seem to have been mentioned here, 2452 the Merc O500LE with Gemilang body that was on trial with SouthLink appears to have been withdrawn, it's no longer registered.

Wonder if 2453 will be kept at Southlink or perhaps transferred to TT or join the others in early retirement??
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:49 pm

Scania 1977 is in service, at least according to myStops.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:40 pm

776 is doing the 8:06 M44 from Marion to Adelaide right now. No idea why. The bus id was actually 1521.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Crispy! » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:30 pm

1828 now O-Bahn Equipped.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:44 pm

Thought by now more might have been equipped! Bound to be O-Bahn bus movements tomorrow to Edinburgh and Port Depots.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:10 pm

jibb wrote:Thought by now more might have been equipped! Bound to be O-Bahn bus movements tomorrow to Edinburgh and Port Depots.


I heard that the latter was to have 28 buses fitted with guide wheels, which coincides with the number of K**0UB Scanias there, so I'd be suprised if more were transferred, unless they are artics. And speaking of O'bahn buses, it's ironic that 1015 did the last B12 from R1 North Tce, given it's a former track bus.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:15 pm

Port will have Artics as well as rigids. I very much doubt that Port will have 28 O-Bahn buses as it only has to cover 110-500-501-502 routes and that certainly doesn't require that many!
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Crispy! » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:44 pm

The fleetlists in the next few days would be able to tell us what has moved where.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Eagle Eye » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:15 am

jibb wrote:Port will have Artics as well as rigids. I very much doubt that Port will have 28 O-Bahn buses as it only has to cover 110-500-501-502 routes and that certainly doesn't require that many!

I’d imagine a number of 530 trips would be operated from Port Depot as they originate at West Lakes.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby thedom » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:41 am

Surely everyone realises that those port adelaide buses could be placed into services port adelaide to Marion, seacliff or Glenelg then onto a J1 or M44 or W90. With the wider contract areas a 300G may lead onto a J1 etc. A W90 onto a 502 from paradise.
It should provide a greater variety of runs for the drivers of each existing and newly added depot... and gunzels alike.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TT » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:02 am

As well as the 110 into 500/501/502, Port also doing the 530 into H30 (and reverse) and possibly the 578 (into 178,171,190,230 back to Port), although these only operate in am and pm peak.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Former driver37 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:55 am

Im assuming wingfield depot would also have obahn shifts aswell to start from west lakes etc?
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:09 am

[quote="Former driver37"]Im assuming wingfield depot would also have obahn shifts aswell to start from west lake
Doubt that-West Lakes services for the O-Bahn would commence their shift from Port Depot.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TT » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:32 pm

At least 20 Wingfield drivers have been transferred to Port depot to cover the many extra shifts from there. I believe many buses are going from Wingfield to St Agnes to replace the track buses that have gone from St Agnes to Port. Over half the drivers at Port have been Obahn trained in recent weeks.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:12 pm

TT wrote:At least 20 Wingfield drivers have been transferred to Port depot to cover the many extra shifts from there. I believe many buses are going from Wingfield to St Agnes to replace the track buses that have gone from St Agnes to Port. Over half the drivers at Port have been Obahn trained in recent weeks.

What will Wingfield get in return for losing buses to St.Agnes?
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:29 pm

jibb wrote:What will Wingfield get in return for losing buses to St.Agnes?


I have heard a rumour about it being closed down. It was only opened for the purpose of reducing not in service running from other depots when LCB entered the scene.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby Former driver37 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:22 pm

I went past pt Adelaide depot this afternoon and can see 1409 and 1405 i think sitting there maybe early 1400s have been transferred??
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby PD2/20 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:27 pm

Former driver37 wrote:I went past pt Adelaide depot this afternoon and can see 1409 and 1405 i think sitting there maybe early 1400s have been transferred??

See http://www.busaustralia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1034279#p1034279 in October Bus Timetable changes thread.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:10 pm

TA3001 wrote:
jibb wrote:What will Wingfield get in return for losing buses to St.Agnes?


I have heard a rumour about it being closed down. It was only opened for the purpose of reducing not in service running from other depots when LCB entered the scene.

At the moment anything and everything is possible. The only problem is where do all 50 odd buses get transferred to(I know some 1200 series are going to St Agnes),however with the exception of Morphettville the other depots don't have a lot of spare room.
Wingfield has Depot code 5,Morphettville 6,St Agnes 7, and Edinburgh 8.
May be one day another depot at Golden Grove like back in 2011.Problem is finding a suitable location to store buses.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby TT » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:55 pm

What will Wingfield get in return for losing buses to St.Agnes?

None. 20 Wingfield drivers have been transferred to Port depot, so a lot less buses required at Wingfield. Even with the track buses at Port it is not to the capacity it has held in the past. Crowded but has the room. And Newton has room to accommodate quite a few more.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby thedom » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:34 pm

The Salisbury South potential satellite depot is still available for lease... perhaps TT will look to that which is closer to Mawson Lakes and Salisbury than Edinburgh. Could house a Hendon sized depot with 20-30 buses - if it suited as a base for Torrens -LCB were considering it at one stage.
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What will Wingfield get in return for losing buses to St.Agnes?

None. 20 Wingfield drivers have been transferred to Port depot, so a lot less buses required at Wingfield. Even with the track buses at Port it is not to the capacity it has held in the past. Crowded but has the room. And Newton has room to accommodate quite a few more.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby route 228 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:08 am

683 Sported Tuesday Afternoon Diving past the Elizabeth Shopping Center and heading to the Elizabeth Interchange With a few drivers learning the Road as Passengers.
Living on the 228 bus run.

Route 228 Smithfield interchange to Victoria Square in the city of Adelaide South Australia.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby PD2/20 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:31 am

route 228 wrote:683 Sported Tuesday Afternoon Diving past the Elizabeth Shopping Center and heading to the Elizabeth Interchange With a few drivers learning the Road as Passengers.

683?
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby route 228 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:27 pm

PD2/20 wrote:
route 228 wrote:683 Sported Tuesday Afternoon Diving past the Elizabeth Shopping Center and heading to the Elizabeth Interchange With a few drivers learning the Road as Passengers.

683?

You are Right my stuff up put the numbers back to front 863.
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Re: [Sep/Oct 2018] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:37 pm

Scania O-Bahn Artic 1136 was which was badly damaged by a rear end fire late last year has finally returned to service.
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