[July-Sep 2022] SA transport observations

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3233 involved in an MVA last week and is at Custom Coaches for repairs. Looked to be damage, so I assume will be off the road for a while

I think 3359 is there too after a truck crashed into it at the bottom of the freeway as it has been missing ever since. Wonder if it will be repaired considering it’s age?
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Lots of extra buses out and about for the Rugby double-header today. I saw a fair number of extra 544s (don’t know if they cut in at TTP or all the way from Golden Grove), plus some extra 863s, and T840s. I’m sure there were plenty of others that I didn’t notice.

I also saw Scania L94UA #3331 on an 838H - highly unusual especially for a weekend. I guess the bus was required for a busier run at some point in the day.
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I suspect those 544's would have started at TTP - it's often used for these special events, as it terminates at W1 Currie St. Easy turnaround at Clarendon St to commence a trip (540, J1T etc) back to TTP.
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Adelaide's first Scania NBG vehicle is in service today - TT #5006
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Upcoming bustitutes Sat nights on Gawler Line - from Adelaide to Mawson Interchange. Only Sat nights 16 Sep to Sun 17 Oct.

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Tram substitutes for most of tomorrow (Sunday) from Victoria Square to Entertainment Centre, due to King’s accession ceremony at 2pm at Parliament House. No trams to Festival Plaza or Botanic Gardens. Buses between Ent Cent and Vic Sq.
And free public transport, bus, train and tram, all day tomorrow.

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Ex-Darwin L94UA #122 has been sighted in St Agnes depot
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Substitute buses will operate between Adelaide and Seaford/Flinders Railway Stations from first service Saturday, 1 October to last service Monday, 3 October 2022.

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According to a tweet from Tom Koutsantonis, the last pure diesel bus has been delivered, with future deliveries to be either hybrid or electric.

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The Phonj wrote:According to a tweet from Tom Koutsantonis, the last pure diesel bus has been delivered, with future deliveries to be either hybrid or electric.

https://twitter.com/TKoutsantonisMP/sta ... KK94q88VmQ
I believe that makes the last pure diesel buses TT 5024 and Busways 2606.
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Hopefully some decent hybrids will be ordered instead of the roller coaster Scanias
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The Phonj wrote: Thu Sep 29, 2022 7:00 pm According to a tweet from Tom Koutsantonis, the last pure diesel bus has been delivered, with future deliveries to be either hybrid or electric.

https://twitter.com/TKoutsantonisMP/sta ... KK94q88VmQ
I wonder if the wording "diesel standard buses" are weasel-words for only rigid buses being hybrids or electrics? And any future artics will be what they may...
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I don’t think Scania have a hybrid artic chassis, and as far as I know the 4 complete and 7 under construction K360UAs/VSTs are all diesel. The wording may be because these haven’t entered serviced yet and some haven’t left BusTech.
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BusFan23 wrote: Thu Sep 29, 2022 7:15 pm
The Phonj wrote:According to a tweet from Tom Koutsantonis, the last pure diesel bus has been delivered, with future deliveries to be either hybrid or electric.

https://twitter.com/TKoutsantonisMP/sta ... KK94q88VmQ
I believe that makes the last pure diesel buses TT 5024 and Busways 2606.
And 3236 for that other contractor
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