Upgrades to the Mt Barker bus services

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Upgrades to the Mt Barker bus services

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With the current announcement regarding the opening of the Port Adelaide spur line, it’s been quiet on the front regarding the extra bus services for Mt Barker that are supposedly starting in July. Has anyone else heard anything about this yet?

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I haven’t heard anything but the silence is deafening and so are the crickets.
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Do we even have the buses to improve services to Mt Barker? New deliveries have all but dried up lately, and very soon the NL202 CNG's will start to hit 25 years...
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It was alluded to in a post in the NSW subforum (among several others in that thread) that Bustech appear to be experiencing delays in bodying buses for customers - however as you'll notice, there was some debate as to whether this was the delayed arrival of Scania chassis or a hold-up with Bustech themselves.

If extra buses aren't forthcoming, I guess the changes will have to be postponed, or watered down in peak periods until such a time as enough buses become available. Alternatively, the Government could procure secondhand buses from interstate as an interim measure, although that would be a particularly desperate outcome that I imagine would only be used as a last resort given the negative publicity that surrounded buses Torrens acquired from Darwin in the last decade.
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The Phonj wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 9:00 pm Do we even have the buses to improve services to Mt Barker? New deliveries have all but dried up lately, and very soon the NL202 CNG's will start to hit 25 years...
The government said in their press release that there would be 15 buses for the proposed services, (as far as I know) the 15 hybrid buses from Torrens were to be loaned to Southlink’s until the new buses were delivered).
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Maybe if Bustech can't deliver maybe a different body builder i.e. Volgren
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Eurostar wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 11:15 am Maybe if Bustech can't deliver maybe a different body builder i.e. Volgren
Some more Volgren Optimus's would be nice to see, and maybe a different chassis and not just, 'Scania' :roll: all the time.

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