[July/Aug 2020] SA transport observations

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@TA3001 I totally agree with you.
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Shelters at Old Reynella Interchange were getting a new paint job today. Mid to dark grey colour now.
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Skexis wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:12 pm Shelters at Old Reynella Interchange were getting a new paint job today. Mid to dark grey colour now.
They should allow a school to do a mural in the interchange , maybe at shelters i like how some Seaford Line railway stations were painted
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Eurostar wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:37 pm [quote=Skexis post_id=<a href="tel:1065978">1065978</a> time=<a href="tel:1596701529">1596701529</a> user_id=14932]
Shelters at Old Reynella Interchange were getting a new paint job today. Mid to dark grey colour now.
They should allow a school to do a mural in the interchange , maybe at shelters i like how some Seaford Line railway stations were painted
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Fantastic idea. I know Clarence Park and Hove stations have some great mural paintings I think done by local schools. This would look great at Old Reynella
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Eurostar wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:37 pm They should allow a school to do a mural in the interchange , maybe at shelters i like how some Seaford Line railway stations were painted
That's only worthwhile if there's a school nearby. Nearest to the interchange is Reynella East and they're a bit old for that.
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jibb wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:59 am
Lt. Commander Data wrote: Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:16 am

I saw 1067 on King William Street today on a 245, so must be back in service
Doesn't appear to have been out except on that 1 occasion?
1067 has not yet resumed service?
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Skexis wrote: Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:49 pm
Eurostar wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:37 pm They should allow a school to do a mural in the interchange , maybe at shelters i like how some Seaford Line railway stations were painted
That's only worthwhile if there's a school nearby. Nearest to the interchange is Reynella East and they're a bit old for that.
I reckon they should do bus shelters American yellow that stands out because I don't know how many times Ive been on a bus where the bus driver has missed the stop or braked suddenly because the bus stop is not clearly visible.
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Big Engine Mechanic wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:11 pm I reckon they should do bus shelters American yellow that stands out because I don't know how many times Ive been on a bus where the bus driver has missed the stop or braked suddenly because the bus stop is not clearly visible.
One of the worst things they did was remove the timetable cases from the bus stops. They were easily identifiable, especially during low lighting conditions, even more so when the stop signage is hidden behind a tree, or fades into the background amongst the various other signs kerbside.
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The Phonj wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:29 pm
Big Engine Mechanic wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:11 pm I reckon they should do bus shelters American yellow that stands out because I don't know how many times Ive been on a bus where the bus driver has missed the stop or braked suddenly because the bus stop is not clearly visible.
One of the worst things they did was remove the timetable cases from the bus stops. They were easily identifiable, especially during low lighting conditions, even more so when the stop signage is hidden behind a tree, or fades into the background amongst the various other signs kerbside.
Also a lot of bus stops(both yellow and red) are in urgent need of a coat of paint-some of them are easy to miss-they are so faded.
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I totally agree with both of you,
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835 ex 2835 did a G10 to Blair Athol today would that have been from Edinburgh North depot?
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Crispy! wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:10 pm 835 ex 2835 did a G10 to Blair Athol today would that have been from Edinburgh North depot?
Yes it is an Edinburgh North bus.
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Fleet Lists now showing ex Southlink Scania 3230 is now Torrens Transit 451 based at Mile End Depot.
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It would be nice if the fleet lists would show previous history of all the vehicles, because 451 is not ex Busways Volvo 2451, but ex SouthLink Scania 3230.
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busrider wrote: Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:01 pm It would be nice if the fleet lists would show previous history of all the vehicles, because 451 is not ex Busways Volvo 2451, but ex SouthLink Scania 3230.
Fleet Lists does show this bus as ex Southlink 3230.
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Yes, if you search by registration, it will show it as 3230 in the old SouthLink list. On the Torrens fleet list however, it does not show as ex 3230. Indeed, if it did, you probably wouldn't have called it ex 2451.
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busrider wrote: Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:01 pm It would be nice if the fleet lists would show previous history of all the vehicles, because 451 is not ex Busways Volvo 2451, but ex SouthLink Scania 3230.
Fleet lists does show history of all buses ... it has shown history for easily 10 years plus.

Its not listed on current lists due to it becoming messy.

However there are three (3) other ways to research history.
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Perhaps a note at the top of the current fleet lists directing people to the historic/disposal lists wouldn't go astray. People who've been in this hobby for a while would know that the vehicles have previous history, and know where to find it, but someone who's new to the hobby may get the idea (for example) that Torrens had the ex SouthLink fleet from new, not knowing that the historic/disposal lists even exist.
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It will confuse everyone wouldn’t it.

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jibb wrote: Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:56 pm Fleet Lists now showing ex Southlink Scania 3230 is now Torrens Transit 451 based at Mile End Depot.
451 has entered service this afternoon ,currently on a 600 to Marion-then 200B.
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If any of you were driving the 254 last night along Torrens road that's good that who ever it was didn't intervene, just saw it on the news tonight some fight in between passengers.
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I saw one of those new green electric buses on Currie Street today and my god they are the ugliest looking bus ever also when it drove off the suspension didn't look that crash hot either.
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Blair Train line temp closure 29th &30th August 2020. Bustitutes and extra footy express buses in place.

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