News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#1066 Post by rubberman » Thu Jun 02, 2022 9:05 pm

Money in the budget for upgrading bus services to Mt Barker. So...no trains for you folks.

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#1067 Post by Brucetiki » Fri Jun 03, 2022 12:15 pm

Good to see there'll be a high level look at returning buses to public hands.

At the very least, Torrens Transit need to lose their contracts. To describe their services as unreliable is an understatement (buses regularly running 25-30 minutes late on weekends, no response to complaints)

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#1068 Post by RetroGamer87 » Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:19 pm

rubberman wrote:
Thu Jun 02, 2022 9:05 pm
Money in the budget for upgrading bus services to Mt Barker. So...no trains for you folks.
That's probably for the best.

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#1069 Post by PeFe » Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:45 pm

Just wondering when the state government will announce the re-organization of the outer north buses following the reopening of the Gawler line.

It was the previous Labor governments intention to eliminate duplicate routes to the train and increase train/bus connectivity.

The previous Liberal governments attempt at bus route simplification might a template. Yes both parties want to do this.
It's a no brainer to really use the train line as the spine for outer north public transport.

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#1070 Post by Norman » Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:58 pm

PeFe wrote:
Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:45 pm
Just wondering when the state government will announce the re-organization of the outer north buses following the reopening of the Gawler line.

It was the previous Labor governments intention to eliminate duplicate routes to the train and increase train/bus connectivity.

The previous Liberal governments attempt at bus route simplification might a template. Yes both parties want to do this.
It's a no brainer to really use the train line as the spine for outer north public transport.
Probably the middle of next year when all the electric trains have been delivered. A new train timetable will be introduced by then.

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#1071 Post by 1NEEDS2POST » Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:28 pm

PeFe wrote:
Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:45 pm
Just wondering when the state government will announce the re-organization of the outer north buses following the reopening of the Gawler line.

It was the previous Labor governments intention to eliminate duplicate routes to the train and increase train/bus connectivity.

The previous Liberal governments attempt at bus route simplification might a template. Yes both parties want to do this.
It's a no brainer to really use the train line as the spine for outer north public transport.
One of the criticisms of the last bus route proposal is that it was too large. If they improve the bus routes in a small part of the city, then fewer people complain. They will stop complaining after a while and then they can move on to improving bus routes in another small area. That way they're only dealing with a small number of complainers at any one time.

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#1072 Post by MT269 » Wed Aug 31, 2022 11:37 pm

This isn't related to what was posted before. But why does the 230 route need 27 minutes from Arndale to stop 2 KW Rd on weekdays from 4PM to 5PM? I have heard of drivers complaining that there is too much time on both sides of Arndale. I noticed a driver on an up one today not exceeding 35-40kph for the entire trip, and still arriving timepoints quite early.

The night time schedules seem more accurate, with less slack. But why are the daytime ones so appalling?

The amount of fuel consumed with idling buses at timepoints must surely amount to many $ per year.

Faster services would surely attract more patrons, as well as reap in more revenue for late running penalties. I'm sure that the Dunrobin Rd time point on the 263 could be removed without issues as well. This is one which has buses sitting there for up to 7 minutes, if the driver wants to avoid running early to Marion. Also, with quicker movements out of Flinders Uni due to the traffic lights being green for more than 2 seconds now, there is no need for 12 minutes from Flinders Medical Centre to Marion at any point.

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#1073 Post by cocoiadrop » Thu Sep 29, 2022 6:55 pm

https://twitter.com/TKoutsantonisMP/sta ... 3665523712

No more diesel buses to be ordered by the current gov. This probably means many more of the K320UB hybrids are coming...

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#1074 Post by Cryptic » Thu Sep 29, 2022 7:40 pm

cocoiadrop wrote:
Thu Sep 29, 2022 6:55 pm
https://twitter.com/TKoutsantonisMP/sta ... 3665523712

No more diesel buses to be ordered by the current gov. This probably means many more of the K320UB hybrids are coming...
100 hybrid and fully electric buses are being ordered over the next 12 months.

https://twitter.com/ollie_haig/status/1 ... iZZqw&s=19

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#1075 Post by PeFe » Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:14 pm

From The Driven
South Australia’s first electric bus to begin operating in December

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South Australia’s first Scania battery electric bus is set to hit the streets in December, joining 24 electric hybrid buses already in operation.

This first battery electric bus will allow Adelaide Metro, the capital’s public transport operator, to begin testing the new technology across a variety of public transport routes.

“The slated delivery of our first fully-electric Scania bus, to be tested across various public transport routes, signals an exciting step forward towards a cleaner, greener, zero-emission future for public transport in South Australia,” said Tom Koutsantonis, South Australia’s minister for infrastructure and transport.

“The new Scania bus will be the first of many fully-electric buses to take to our roads and will join the 24 electric hybrid buses already in operation.

“As well as eliminating noise and fuel-based pollution, electric buses offer passengers more space and better comfort and accessibility. So, it is a win both for commuters and the environment”

More electric buses on the way

Adelaide Metro is expecting to take delivery of additional electric buses over the next two years. However, these will be reliant on funding and fleet arrangements.

The announcement comes as the SA government takes delivery of its last new diesel rigid bus. All future rigid bus orders will either be hybrid electric or, preferably, fully electric.

Adelaide Metro already has 24 first generation electric hybrid buses in services across its network. The first new-generation electric hybrid buses, which boast double the zero-emissions range, will begin operations in Adelaide during November.

Bus fleet transition strategy under development

The South Australian government is also currently developing a zero-emission bus fleet transition strategy. It is unclear whether there is a timeline for delivery of this strategy.

Adelaide Metro announced in September 2021 it was investing in 17 new hybrid electric buses which would reduce emissions by up to 92%. The first three of these hybrid electric buses were introduced during 2021, with the remainder operating by January 2022.

South Australia’s public transport operator also announced last year that it was introducing twelve new Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) trains consisting of 36 railcars over the subsequent 12 months. This increased the number of electric railcars in the fleet from 66 to 102. It also enabled fully electric operations on the Seaford, Flinders and Gawler train lines.

https://thedriven.io/2022/09/30/south-a ... -december/

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

#1076 Post by Nathan » Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:22 pm

South Australia’s first electric bus to begin operating in December
The forgotten child:

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