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Offline smitho

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Adelaide Metro steer tags / New contracts
« on: May 23, 2011, 12:24:26 AM »
TransitLink is running very new looking steer tags around Adelaide, with a modified version of the Adelaide metro livery.

The contracts for the 3 Adelaide Metro bus service providers run out at the end of June. Serco (Great Southern Rail) is tipped to be in the running for a contract.

Torrens Transit is presently the largest contractor followed by Transit Link and........

« Last Edit: May 24, 2011, 11:42:15 AM by MyWay »

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Re: Adelaide Metro steer tags / New contracts
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 10:05:59 AM »
Hasn't the contracted already been awarded to the three operators? With Transfield/Transdev getting one??

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Re: Adelaide Metro steer tags / New contracts
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2011, 10:11:05 AM »
Not as far as I know, although there has been some speculation in the media about which operators miught be in the running.

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Re: Adelaide Metro steer tags / New contracts
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2011, 01:42:41 PM »
Hasn't the contracted already been awarded to the three operators? With Transfield/Transdev getting one??

It's Transfield who will be operating as Light-City Buses. Refer here. New contracts start in October. Light City is taking over the inner North, inner South and North-East service areas from Torrens Transit (which includes O-Bahn operations).

TransitPlus (Hills District) and Southlink (far North and far South) are unchanged.

Also, TransitPlus (not TransitLink) operates 14.5m Scania L94 buses, but they are not steer tags. And AFAIK they do not have any new ones.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2011, 12:21:26 PM by MyWay »

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Re: Adelaide Metro steer tags / New contracts
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2011, 08:39:26 PM »
Yes, there is a bit of confusion between TransitPlus and TransitLink; ransit Link

TransitLink bus services are limited stop express bus routes, operating to and from the city.

    T500 Elizabeth Station via O-Bahn Busway, Paradise Interchange and Salisbury Interchange

    T501 Mawson Interchange via O-Bahn Busway and Paradise Interchange

    T721 Noarlunga Centre via South Road

    T721X Noarlunga Centre via South Road and Southern Expressway

    T722 Seaford via South Road and Woodcroft

    T748 Seaford Rise via Southern Expressway and Noarlunga Centre

    T840 Mount Barker via South Eastern Freeway

    T842 Nairne via South Eastern Freeway and Mount Barker

    T863 Aldgate via South Eastern Freeway and Stirling.