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Re: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:55 pm

They're on loan as DPTI owned buses. Once they become surplus, they will be presumably be transferred back to Mile End.

Southlink are unlikely to receive many if any new standard rigid buses until 2216 and 2217 are retired around 2022. 2201-2214 were built in 1998, with 2215 being from 1999.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby mmosca447 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:31 pm

TA3001 wrote:They're on loan as DPTI owned buses. Once they become surplus, they will be presumably be transferred back to Mile End.

Southlink are unlikely to receive many if any new standard rigid buses until 2216 and 2217 are retired around 2022. 2201-2214 were built in 1998, with 2215 being from 1999.


Yes, that is true. I often forget the SL's are a good few years older than the diesel NL's at Southlink and Torrens for that matter. Now that i've got my license, I've been travelling on buses less and lost track - are there any diesel SL202's left? I would presume not...
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:21 am

Only 56 SL202s remain in service sadly, and they're all ex Sercco CNG ones. These being 841-848, 850-864, 866-874, 876-882, 884-895, 897-899, and 840 (ex 1600, last one built).

The last diesel SL was retired around the end of March 2018 (445 at St Agnes).
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby Crispy! » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:31 am

mmosca447 wrote:
TA3001 wrote:They're on loan as DPTI owned buses. Once they become surplus, they will be presumably be transferred back to Mile End.

Southlink are unlikely to receive many if any new standard rigid buses until 2216 and 2217 are retired around 2022. 2201-2214 were built in 1998, with 2215 being from 1999.


Yes, that is true. I often forget the SL's are a good few years older than the diesel NL's at Southlink and Torrens for that matter. Now that i've got my license, I've been travelling on buses less and lost track - are there any diesel SL202's left? I would presume not...


NL's 2201-2215 were delivered to Serco as 419 to 433, Torrens Transit 1331 and 1332 being ex Serco 221 & 222 Southlink got Serco 223-252
366 (1333) 367 (1334) 368 (1335) 374 (1336) 375 (1337) 377 (1338) Torrens Transit 254 being ex TA1741 the fleet numbering has confused everyone :lol:

> http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/sadi ... search=NL2

> http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/sadi ... arch=NL2AP
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby Madbus » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:26 pm

Noticed some new Bustech buses 1992 and 1997 seen at Port Noarlunga on route 745/747.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:19 pm

They've been in service for several weeks. 1992 was built late last year which saw the end of 1630.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby bigrobbo » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:53 pm

3276 was spotted on train subs just now.

2605 was spotted Not In Service heading north on West Tce. Unusual to see one of these buses in the city.


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Re: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby bigrobbo » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:55 pm

And 3222 doing an N3 to the city along Anzac Highway.


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Re: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby Madbus » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:00 pm

A van had a side-on collision with what looked like a Man HOCL-NL just now on Seaford Road at the Bunnings roundabout. Could not see fleet number or rego plate because the road was blocked.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:09 pm

The bus in question sounds like an MAN 18.280. These were built from 2002-2003 to replace the 22-23 year old B58 rigids which were based at Lonsdale.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:10 pm

A bus fire has just been reported on Anzac Highway near South Road Ashford.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby TA3001 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:48 pm

Any idea of which bus it was?
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:56 pm

TA3001 wrote:Any idea of which bus it was?

No reports as yet.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:54 pm

Bus involved was St Agnes Scania 1285 with a small engine fire.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:50 pm

1285 back is back in service today.
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Re: [Mar/Apr 2019] SA Transport observations

Postby jibb » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:04 pm

Another new Scania Bustech 1024 at Mile End Depot, plus ex NT Volvo now numbered 1364.
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