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Buses out of service for long periods

Postby jibb » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:31 pm

For various reasons many buses spend long periods of time out of service.
Current examples :-
Volvo 1900 Mile End Depot
MAN NL 202 CNG 757,764,1754(accident damage) Morphettvile Depot
Scania Artic L94UA 951 St Agnes Depot
MAN NL 202 253 Morphettville Depot
I imagine both companies have other buses to add to the list.
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Re: Buses out of service for long periods

Postby TA3001 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:23 pm

I suspect that the wait for replacement parts contributes towards this. MAN NL232 1778 was out of service for a while from 2017-2018 awaiting a new gearbox, and Southlink 2558 was off the road in 2014 for possibly 7 months or more whilst parts were sourced.

A bus won't run without the required components. If they are not in a condition which enables to function safely and efficiently, then they'll sit dormant until these issues are addressed. Even the jackpot CB80s and Bustechs are not immune to this problem, as they are still machines to a degree.
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Re: Buses out of service for long periods

Postby Crispy! » Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:00 am

jibb wrote:For various reasons many buses spend long periods of time out of service.
Current examples :-
Volvo 1900 Mile End Depot
MAN NL 202 CNG 757,764,1754(accident damage) Morphettvile Depot
Scania Artic L94UA 951 St Agnes Depot
MAN NL 202 253 Morphettville Depot
I imagine both companies have other buses to add to the list.


1900 is the Alexander Dennis 350H
1901 is the Volvo...
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Re: Buses out of service for long periods

Postby jibb » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:37 pm

O-Bahn Scania Artic(Morphettville) 1103 is still out of action, as is 754 and 868(all Morphettville).
Port Depot has Scania Artic(St Agnes)-no engine, the same for MAN 18.280 1501.
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Re: Buses out of service for long periods

Postby TA3001 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:02 am

jibb wrote:Port Depot has Scania Artic(St Agnes)-no engine, the same for MAN 18.280 1501.


Does this mystery bus have a number? 1501 has had a strange mechanical fault for well over two years now which causes it to max out at about 80kph whilst still in fourth gear.

As long it can run, it doesn't really matter...to this depot at least, so something must have failed which caused it to become inoperable.
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Re: Buses out of service for long periods

Postby jibb » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:57 am

Sorry--mystery bus is 952.
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Re: Buses out of service for long periods

Postby Former driver37 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:59 am

I havent seen Southlink lonsdale buses 2212, 2712, 2725 in service for ages
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Re: Buses out of service for long periods

Postby Former driver37 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:17 pm

Former driver37 wrote:I havent seen Southlink lonsdale buses 2212, 2712, 2725 in service for ages

And just as i say i haven't seen 2212 for ages its sitting at a diesel mechanic in Lonsdale recieving an engine rebuild as we speak
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Re: Buses out of service for long periods

Postby Former driver37 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:01 pm

jibb wrote:O-Bahn Scania Artic(Morphettville) 1103 is still out of action, as is 754 and 868(all Morphettville).
Port Depot has Scania Artic(St Agnes)-no engine, the same for MAN 18.280 1501.

868 seen back in service today
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Re: Buses out of service for long periods

Postby jibb » Sun May 12, 2019 1:16 pm

Current buses known out of service(Torrens Transit);-
Port Depot--952,1501,1515
Morphettville Depot--1103(still --over 6 months now),884,896,768
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Re: Buses out of service for long periods

Postby TA3001 » Sun May 12, 2019 1:36 pm

896 was retired years ago, so must be a typo there.
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Re: Buses out of service for long periods

Postby jibb » Sun May 12, 2019 1:54 pm

TA3001 wrote:896 was retired years ago, so must be a typo there.

My mistake.
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Re: Buses out of service for long periods

Postby Crispy! » Wed May 15, 2019 4:25 am

jibb wrote:Current buses known out of service(Torrens Transit);-
Port Depot--952,1501,1515
Morphettville Depot--1103(still --over 6 months now),884,896,768


Saw 884 on King William St yesterday (Tuesday 14th May 2019)
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Re: Buses out of service for long periods

Postby jibb » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:22 pm

jibb wrote:O-Bahn Scania Artic(Morphettville) 1103 is still out of action, as is 754 and 868(all Morphettville).
Port Depot has Scania Artic(St Agnes)-no engine, the same for MAN 18.280 1501.

1103 still not fixed(10 months off the road)?
MAN 1501 and Scania Artic 952 still off the road at Port Depot.
Scania O-Bahn Artic 1152 has been sitting at Mile End Depot for several weeks.
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Re: Buses out of service for long periods

Postby TT » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:13 am

952 no longer at the back of Port depot. But 1704 (Midi) is now there in its place. 1501 still there.
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Re: Buses out of service for long periods

Postby jibb » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:33 am

1103 finally back in service to.
On 265/251 trip.
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Re: Buses out of service for long periods

Postby Former driver37 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:23 pm

Does anyone know whats happened to 2712 bus from Lonsdale? It used to be one of my favourite buses when i drove there This bus has been off the road for about 1 year. Also 2725 2201 2206 have also been off the road for a couple of months not seen in traffic
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