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Canberra Metro / Re: Light Rail Stage 1 Construction
« Last post by Busnerd on Yesterday at 09:02:18 PM »
EPIC Would only be convenient for residents in Watson and Hackett, and even then it's a bit out of the way, would take them longer to get to work but would probably be cheaper once you include parking costs at $50 - $75 a week
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Infrastructure / Re: ooh! shelters
« Last post by Bus 400 on Yesterday at 07:51:49 PM »
The shelters from stops 4555 & 4556 (Pavillion & Owen Flats) are set to be moved to the Narrabundah College stops on Goyder St. With those bunker shelters to be moved to stops on Stuart St, Griffith.

https://tenders.act.gov.au/ets/tender/display/tender-details.do?id=92031&action=display-tender-details&returnUrl=%2Ftender%2Fsearch%2Ftender-search.do%3Faction%3Dadvanced-tender-search-open-tender
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Canberra Metro / Re: Light Rail Stage 1 Construction
« Last post by ajw373 on Yesterday at 07:30:43 PM »
The big concern probably is who would use the Park & Ride? With Well Station Drive providing access to a soon to be completed Horse Park Drive & even Gungahlin Drive doesn't back up like it use to. A little bit of money could be spent duplicating Well Station to provide for more people then the P&R could.

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People like me who work in the city where parking is getting scarce and expensive.

The thing about Wells Station Drive is it is easily accessible from 3 of the 4 main roads out of Gungahlin and all of them are easily accessible to every suburb in Gungahlin. So to me perfect location. EPIC has more room but less direct access.
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Canberra Metro / Re: Light Rail Stage 1 Construction
« Last post by Busnerd on December 14, 2018, 10:50:39 PM »
I would like to see Well Station duplicated, even if not between Horse Park and Flemington, but definitely between Flemington and Sandford Street, although I've never really seen it bank up, but it would work well once these new bus stops are added, presumably for new Network 19 routes to interchange with the Light Rail, I'm sure a Park N' Ride would be convenient in this location too for residents of outer suburbs such as Forde, Throsby etc. to sneak around the back and park and hop onto the LR into the city.
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Canberra Metro / Re: Light Rail Stage 1 Construction
« Last post by Bus 400 on December 14, 2018, 09:57:13 PM »
A tender has gone out for a new set of bus stops on Well Station Dr just near Flemington Rd.

In the plans for the bus stops, it does show the Park & Ride area marked as "work by others".

The big concern probably is who would use the Park & Ride? With Well Station Drive providing access to a soon to be completed Horse Park Drive & even Gungahlin Drive doesn't back up like it use to. A little bit of money could be spent duplicating Well Station to provide for more people then the P&R could.

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Fleet / Re: 40 new Scanias in 2018
« Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses on December 14, 2018, 06:06:34 PM »
Well I've heard quite a bit about a contingency plan, so that's probably a part of it.
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Fleet / Re: 40 new Scanias in 2018
« Last post by ajw373 on December 14, 2018, 02:29:44 PM »
I was told some of the graveyard Renaults might return if needed for the new network, although I would think that's probably highly unlikely.

Last I looked, 710 and 711 were still at Tuggeranong. I've been trying to ask around what's happening to 710, but no one else seems to know so far.

You would think that light rail will free up at least 10-15 mouses maybe more.

Maybe the graveyard would only be needed if lightrail operations get delayed and the new network needs to come in before light rail is operational.
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Canberra Metro / Re: Light Rail Stage 1 Construction
« Last post by ajw373 on December 14, 2018, 02:12:36 PM »
The lack of park and rides to me is the biggest failing in the light rail project.

I doubt that we will ever get to a stage where travel from the suburbs will ever be able to compete with cars except on cost, so to me the best thing to a)decrease car use and b)increase public transport use is more and better structured park and rides.

Iíve raised this on other forums and have been howled down, but from my exercisable in other car friendly locations, take the US and even regional UK and France having park and rides connect to the city centre with good quality public transport goes a very long way.

And I too am curious what has happened to the Well station Drive park and ride. The reason the stop is on the city side rather than the side where the houses are is to service the park and ride. But no mention has been made of it for an awful long time now. And EPIC of course would be another ideal place for one. Outside of maybe 4 major events a year during the week day it is one big empty space. The only thing that goes against it as a park and ride location is access to major roads.
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Canberra Metro / Re: Light Rail Stage 1 Construction
« Last post by Northside on December 14, 2018, 12:37:38 PM »
One had the desto set to Gungahlin and the other Allinga Street, but both said (Excl EPIC). Which makes me wonder if there are no events on at EPIC if the LRV's will not stop there. Otherwise seems a strange sign to have programmed.

Early documentation had EPIC as a "special events only" stop, so yeas, it would seem that most services will not stop there. I assume that means the PnR will not be returning. There was a promise of a PnR on Well Station, so I wonder if/when that will occur.
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Fleet / Re: All over advertising
« Last post by Bus 503 on December 14, 2018, 09:06:04 AM »
Sighted 498 yesterday in AOA for Healthier Work ACT.
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