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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #100 on: April 13, 2017, 11:04:19 PM »
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Two questions.
1. Am I right in assuming the vertically alternating NEXT and STOP is unique to bus343?
2. Buses 343 and 344 are shown in the fleet list as having the name 'Sigourney' - which one is actually Sigourney?

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #101 on: April 14, 2017, 02:56:06 AM »
1. Yes
2. 343 is Sigourney, 344 is Baldrick

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #102 on: April 14, 2017, 02:41:30 PM »
2. Buses 343 and 344 are shown in the fleet list as having the name 'Sigourney' - which one is actually Sigourney?
Thank you. Error has been corrected.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #103 on: May 02, 2017, 06:58:37 PM »
With the latest withdrawals, we've now passed a milestone: there are fewer than 100 Renaults remaining in service.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #104 on: May 02, 2017, 11:15:02 PM »
Renault PR100.2 Mkll are shown under fleet in the Transport Canberra site as having standoing capacity of 27 whereas the figure displayed on the rear of buses looked at is 26.

A typo, a carryover from an earlier model, a change during the model run, or ...........

A minor detail and I assume the legally required  display of the figure on the bus is the correct one,

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #105 on: May 20, 2017, 03:46:51 PM »
A carryover from the Mk1, as far as I can tell. (Mk1 were 42 seated and 27 standing whereas Mk2 are 43 seated and 26 standing.)

The fleetwiki Fleet Specifications page has been updated to include the full capacity (where known). At the moment, we don't have the number for the Renault artics, but might find something in the photo gallery.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #106 on: May 20, 2017, 07:25:04 PM »
The 180 artics total capacity was 110 on both Mks

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #107 on: May 20, 2017, 08:31:30 PM »
Thanks for capacity data info and for wiki update to include that. (Had suspected the Renault Mk 1 capacities had been shown by TC for the Mk 11.)


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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #108 on: May 20, 2017, 09:56:39 PM »
At the moment, we don't have the number for the Renault artics, but might find something in the photo gallery.

According to one of the few photos of PR180.2s I have where capacity data is visible/clear enough to read...

PR180.2 MkI (With Luggage Rack) Total Capacity: 110; 61 seated/41 standing (based of 725)
PR180.2 MkI (Without Luggage Rack) Total Capacity: 110; 65 seated/45 standing (based of 726)
PR180.2 MkII Total Capacity: 110; 69 seated/41 standing (based off 986)

(This is subject to buses displaying the correct data which isn't always the case even in the current fleet...)

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #109 on: May 20, 2017, 11:02:08 PM »
PR180.2 MkI (With Luggage Rack) Total Capacity: 110; 61 seated/41 standing (based of 725)

(This is subject to buses displaying the correct data which isn't always the case even in the current fleet...)


Except 61+41≠102. Perhaps the other 8 could fit on the roof?

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« Reply #110 on: May 21, 2017, 02:09:05 AM »
(This is subject to buses displaying the correct data which isn't always the case even in the current fleet...)

And of course, those are stickers which can be pealed or wear off over time.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #111 on: May 21, 2017, 09:58:39 AM »

Except 61+41≠102. Perhaps the other 8 could fit on the roof?

While we're in the mood for typos, you'll find 61+41 does in fact equal 102, despite what you say there...  :P

What it doesn't equal is the 110 I said it did, and that's because I was meant to say 61 seated/49 standing for that model (must've had the Mark II on the mind).

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #112 on: May 21, 2017, 07:50:20 PM »
While we're in the mood for typos, you'll find 61+41 does in fact equal 102, despite what you say there...  :P

What it doesn't equal is the 110 I said it did, and that's because I was meant to say 61 seated/49 standing for that model (must've had the Mark II on the mind).
I did mean to write 61+41≠110, so it wasn't a typo, just had the actual calculation in my mind when I typed it. I did notice my error but that was a moment after I pressed post

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #113 on: May 21, 2017, 08:33:29 PM »
I did mean to write 61+41≠110, so it wasn't a typo, just had the actual calculation in my mind when I typed it. I did notice my error but that was a moment after I pressed post
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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #114 on: June 24, 2017, 11:11:20 PM »
Any ideas on why a PR2 just raced past my house (which doesn't even get weekend services) at 10:45pm on a Saturday night?  :o

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #115 on: June 24, 2017, 11:12:29 PM »
Any ideas on why a PR2 just raced past my house (which doesn't even get weekend services) at 10:45pm on a Saturday night?  :o

Was it pink?

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« Reply #116 on: June 25, 2017, 11:46:18 AM »
Was it pink?
I don't think so, but only got a brief view of the back as when I first heard it and thought that sounds like a PR2 I was like no it can't be and ignored it until it came past and I couldn't ignore it any longer. If it was pink, it would be quite out of place in Fadden

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #117 on: June 25, 2017, 12:03:17 PM »
I don't think so, but only got a brief view of the back as when I first heard it and thought that sounds like a PR2 I was like no it can't be and ignored it until it came past and I couldn't ignore it any longer. If it was pink, it would be quite out of place in Fadden

I very much doubt it would have been a current ACTION PR100.2. If it was pink though it would've (probably) had flashing lights and loud music coming from within. Of course, the lights and music could've been switched off while driving through suburbia given the time of night. Then again, it might not have even been the pink one in question - there is more than one ex ACTION Renault PR100.2 running about down here...

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #118 on: July 01, 2017, 03:46:12 PM »
My understanding was all ACTION buses were speed limited at 85kph, but I have recently been on 589 and 615 reaching 92 and 97kph respectively on the Yamba descent on 67N/66N. Are only some buses speed limited, or perhaps it only kicks in with the accelerator and not when the bus is rolling down a hill?


On a side note 316 and 368 came past today presumably on driver training duties.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #119 on: July 07, 2017, 02:22:30 PM »
Bus 154 was being towed by the tow truck down Cohen Street early this afternoon.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #120 on: August 02, 2017, 08:36:30 PM »
Not sure if it's a new vehicle or rebranded but the operations ute 209-828 has a blue TC design.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #121 on: August 03, 2017, 09:30:59 AM »
They are new, despite reusing old rego numbers. (There are two of them - both 2017 Ford Rangers.)