News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#751 Post by SRW » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:46 pm

Worst livery yet.

And for goodness' sake, just pick one and stick to it.
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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#752 Post by Brucetiki » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:06 pm

I'd rather follow the lead of either Melbourne, and have a common livery, but different colour scheme for each mode (blue for Metro, purple for V/Line, green for trams, orange for bus), or Sydney and have a different colour scheme for each mode (blue for Metro, orange for trains, blue for buses, red for trams, and green for ferries).

Both Sydney and Melbourne have their PT modes looking quite smart (Sydney's trains, particularly the K and C sets, the exception). Surely we can come up with a smart looking livery for out PT modes.

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#753 Post by Patrick_27 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:37 pm

Brucetiki wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:06 pm
I'd rather follow the lead of either Melbourne, and have a common livery, but different colour scheme for each mode (blue for Metro, purple for V/Line, green for trams, orange for bus), or Sydney and have a different colour scheme for each mode (blue for Metro, orange for trains, blue for buses, red for trams, and green for ferries).

Both Sydney and Melbourne have their PT modes looking quite smart (Sydney's trains, particularly the K and C sets, the exception). Surely we can come up with a smart looking livery for out PT modes.
This. For some reason Adelaide has always based the colour scheme of buses on the model of bus within fleet. This latest offering is awful, they're still government owned buses so why does the brand 'Adelaide Metro' need to be so fucking big? If it were a private company trying to sell a product, sure. But I think most people recognise a Adelaide Metro bus based on the colours, and tourists aren't morons either...

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#754 Post by EBG » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:00 pm

Going off topic for a moment, attached is a picture of Sydney's new inter city "D" type electric trains now undergoing testing. Colour scheme includes very dark orange doors and front, black borders and mainly silver sides..
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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#755 Post by Brucetiki » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:08 pm

EBG wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:00 pm
Going off topic for a moment, attached is a picture of Sydney's new inter city "D" type electric trains now undergoing testing. Colour scheme includes very dark orange doors and front, black borders and mainly silver sides..
Which keeps with the orange theme that Sydney's trains are going for.

I know there's a bit of hoo ha over the role of the guards on these trains, but they look great.

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#756 Post by crawf » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:36 pm

Goodsy wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:03 pm
saw this on Reddit (https://old.reddit.com/r/Adelaide/comme ... _the_blue/)

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Please tell me this is a joke and not a new livery
That is fucking awful. Can this Liberal Government do anything right

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#757 Post by adelaide transport » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:47 pm

The Government only rubber stamps the decisions DPTI make.

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#758 Post by A-Town » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:21 pm

Goodsy wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:03 pm
saw this on Reddit (https://old.reddit.com/r/Adelaide/comme ... _the_blue/)

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Please tell me this is a joke and not a new livery
Lmao why is the Adelaide Metro logo so big? Trash.

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#759 Post by NTRabbit » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:25 pm

crawf wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:36 pm
Goodsy wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:03 pm
saw this on Reddit (https://old.reddit.com/r/Adelaide/comme ... _the_blue/)

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Please tell me this is a joke and not a new livery
That is fucking awful. Can this Liberal Government do anything right
Short answer no, long answer lol no

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#760 Post by Waewick » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:03 am

Well interestingly my 7.53 bus disappeared, replaced by a 8.02 bus, which now late already.

Talk about phantom bus routes.

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#761 Post by OlympusAnt » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:27 am

Waewick wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:03 am
Well interestingly my 7.53 bus disappeared, replaced by a 8.02 bus, which now late already.

Talk about phantom bus routes.
did 2 then show up at the same time :lol:
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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#762 Post by adelaide transport » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:20 am

What route?

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#763 Post by Waewick » Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:17 pm

OlympusAnt wrote:
Waewick wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:03 am
Well interestingly my 7.53 bus disappeared, replaced by a 8.02 bus, which now late already.

Talk about phantom bus routes.
did 2 then show up at the same time Image
No, just disappeared. The next one came though.

I shouldn't complain because outside of that blizzare set up everything else is fine!

Just thought it was funny.

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#764 Post by adelaide transport » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:46 pm

I have heard from very reliable sources that the tenders submitted by many bus companies to operate Adelaide's Bus Services from July this year have been knocked back by the Government because they were too high.
They have been told to lower and resubmit them.
No company is going to take on a contract where they make no money or little money. We don't want a repeat of the Light City Buses fiasco.

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#765 Post by 1NEEDS2POST » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:12 am

rubberman wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:28 pm
Also, while we're at it, may I put my hand up for modern fast loading 3 door buses.

We had 3 door loading in the days of bus conductors, and European (outside the UK) practice is pretty much 100% low floor, 3 door loading for non-artics, and up to 5 doors for artics.

These modern buses load and unload fast. That not only speeds up the trip, but reduces the number of actual stopping places required in the CBD.
Great idea and that should be a consideration for the next buses. Three door buses often have vertical engines that take up the offside rear passenger seats, so it's difficult to retrofit our existing buses with a third door.

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