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Routes and Timetables / Re: Christmas Day services 2017
« Last post by vnguyen on Yesterday at 09:16:30 PM »
The only route which is absent is the 88 to the Alexander Maconochie Centre.
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Fleet / Re: Minor Maintenance/Repairs Thread
« Last post by Busfanatic101 on Yesterday at 08:11:50 PM »
The tow truck was in attendance near platform 8 City bus station around 7:15pm today as seen from cooyong st
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Fleet / Re: 40 new Scanias in 2018
« Last post by Busfanatic101 on Yesterday at 07:36:59 PM »
I just came across this PTCBR article from October which mentions 80 new buses on order. Do you know what that figure might come from and the time frame?
https://ptcbrorg.wordpress.com/2017/10/19/all-the-rapid-bus-routes-promised-at-the-2016-election-to-be-delivered-in-2018-along-with-light-rail/


Yay more Volgrens! (Says the person who hasn't been inside one as far as he can recall, but they are beautiful on the outside)
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Canberra Metro / Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Last post by triumph on Yesterday at 03:24:27 PM »
Wonder if vandals felt empowered by anti-tram rhetoric from Libs at last election and/or from Can The Tram. Or just vandals being vandals? It is an insult to the early European Vandal tribes to call these nitwits 'vandals'.
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Canberra Metro / Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses on Yesterday at 03:11:05 AM »
this is how we say 'Welcome to Canberra' is it now... gawd people are pathetic
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Canberra Metro / Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Last post by Busfanatic101 on December 14, 2017, 07:04:54 PM »
From the Canberra Times. What a great start  :-\
https://amp.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberras-first-light-rail-tram-has-already-been-vandalised-20171214-h04j3v.html


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Canberra's first light rail tram has already been vandalised
 
December 14 2017 - 6:46PMSherryn Groch[size=78%]Just a day after it was brought into the capital under cover of darkness, Canberra's first tram has been vandalised.[/size]

The shiny new tram carriage was shipped over from Spain last month and then given a police escort into the capital in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
But, on Thursday, authorities confirmed the tram had been "targeted by graffiti vandals" that same night.
The ACT government was expected to unofficially unveil the tram in the coming weeks, the first of 14 slated to run on the 12km city to Gungahlin corridor.
The government is spending $65 million on the fleet, with each tram 33 metres long and able to carry 207 people.
The graffiti was to be removed from the tram on Thursday afternoon.
Canberra Metro chief executive Glenn Stockton called the vandalism disappointing.
"Of greater concern is that members of the community have accessed a live construction site, which puts them and others at risk," he said.
Transport Canberra and City Services said Canberra Metro had security controls in place to restrict public access to its construction sites, but would not give further detail about such measures.

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General Discussion / Re: What will happen to Act bus
« Last post by Buzz Killington on December 13, 2017, 09:43:10 PM »
As above, really. We won’t be changing the name of the site, but have incorporated light rail into it.
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Canberra Metro / Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Last post by Busfanatic101 on December 13, 2017, 03:20:36 PM »
In addition, a video has just been uploaded to the TC facebook of the delivery.
https://www.facebook.com/TransportCanberra/videos/871359916375358/


Most notable is the fact that the whole tram was transported by road as one piece
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Canberra Metro / Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Last post by Busfanatic101 on December 13, 2017, 01:56:59 PM »
Canberra Times article on the first LRV delivery
https://amp.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/first-tram-gets-police-escort-into-canberra-under-the-cover-of-darkness-20171213-h03nxv.html
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First tram gets police escort into Canberra under the cover of darkness
December 13 2017 - 11:54AM

Megan Doherty

While most of Canberra was sleeping, the first tram carriage for the multi-million-dollar light rail network was being escorted by police into the national capital.
It's another tangible sign of progress on the light rail network, with work on the 12km City to Gungahlin corridor continuing apace.
The tram was being towed into Exhibition Park in Canberra at Mitchell about 2am on Wednesday. The ACT Government is expected to unofficially unveil it soon.
Fourteen "light rail vehicles" aka trams are slated to run on the 13-stop corridor.
The capacity of each vehicle  is 207 passengers - 66 seats and 141 people standing. Four bikes will be allowed per carriage.
The vehicles have been exported from Spain for use in Canberra.
Chief Minster Andrew Barr visited the Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles factory in Zaragoza to inspect the first LRV before shipment.
A video of the trams leaving Spain for a seven-week journey to Australia has been posted on YouTube.
The maximum speed of the vehicles is 70km/h.The light rail vehicles will feature artwork by Aboriginal elder Uncle Jimmy Williams on their seat fabric.Emerging artist Hannah Quinlivan will have her work featured on the glazed screens at each platform.More images of the trams destined for Canberra are here.
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Fleet / 40 new Scanias in 2018
« Last post by Barry Drive on December 13, 2017, 11:14:34 AM »
A contract for 40 new Scania K-series buses has just been posted in the ACT Gov website.

Unlike recent orders, this one's got a few different body types so try to keep up --

642 - 651: Scania K320UB, Bustech VST. All 10 to be delivered from mid-June to mid-July

652 - 671: Scania K320UB, Volgren Optimus. 1st bus March then May to July

672 - 681: Scania K360UA, Volgren Optimus. Delivery Aug to Oct

Full delivery schedule will be loaded to the fleetwiki Expected Bus Deliveries page.
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