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Photo of the Month / Re: Photo of the Month - August 2018
« Last post by King of Buses on Today at 12:24:59 PM »

653 travels along College St on S/R 686 on its first day in service.


425 lays over at Cohen Street Bus Station.


7555MO and 553 travel along College St.
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The Playground / Re: What bus did you get today?
« Last post by Snorzac on Today at 12:49:08 AM »
Transdev Melbourne 8008 (901) Volvo B7RLE/Volgen CR228L body

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The Playground / Re: What bus did you get today?
« Last post by Snorzac on Yesterday at 12:29:33 AM »
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Transdev Melbourne 8363 (901) Volvo B7RLE/Volgen CR228L body
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Routes and Timetables / Re: Network 2019
« Last post by Snorzac on July 19, 2018, 11:33:25 PM »
As I said, the 11/11A is a classic case of if the service is there, people will use it. I got the bus to the airport for a flight this morning and there was about 15 pax on the bus and about 10 had baggage.
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Fleet / Re: 40 new Scanias in 2018
« Last post by Barry Drive on July 19, 2018, 11:02:39 PM »
From 539 onwards, all buses have been evenly shared between depots. So it's possible that each will get 5 Bustechs and 10 Volgrens. Can't see Belconnen getting more artics than Tuggeranong.
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Routes and Timetables / Re: Network 2019
« Last post by ajw373 on July 19, 2018, 09:14:48 PM »
Hit the nail on the head...the earliest flight you can currently make based off check in times is an 0715 departure if you really want to push it, this leaves at least 5 flights from one airline alone (plus whatever the opposition offer) not serviced by public transport on a weekday morning, evenings you do not have any service to the only arrival from both Perth and the Gold Coast each day as well as no access to public transport for passengers travelling to or from Canberra on a Singapore Airlines.

You could argue that services on this particular service should operate at earlier hours of the morning or later into the evening but then that raises the issue of what it connects with and whether it is worth operating a service with no connections.

Personally I believe that Canberra  should move to a 24 hour network with hourly to half hour trunk or rapid services connecting with flexible demand responsive area services. Whilst patronage isn't ever going to be high for these services, there is still a need for it in my opinion and this would solve the afformentioned issues with a service to the airport.

Realistically how many people are getting buses to the airport that are flying? I would say not many, most passengers would be working in the airport (though most would drive, or like a mate of mine who works there ride his pushy) or more than likley the business park.
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Fleet / Re: 40 new Scanias in 2018
« Last post by ajw373 on July 19, 2018, 09:12:33 PM »
Progress report -

Deliveries are about 3 weeks behind the published contract, but there is no urgency for new buses right now.

5 buses in service: 652 - 656 went into service last week (all at Belconnen); no new buses in service this week.

12 further buses are now delivered: (Bustech: ) 643 644 & 647 (Volgren: ) 657 658 659 660 661
662 663 664 & 665

Gather the Volgrens (rigids) are all going to Belconnen and the new Bustechs to Tuggers?

And seeing the Volgrens quite a bit the last week, hard to imagine only 5 are in service, seems more like 60 how often I am seeing them and where. From Gold Creek to the City.
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The Playground / Re: What bus did you get today?
« Last post by Snorzac on July 19, 2018, 12:36:49 AM »
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Fleet / Re: 40 new Scanias in 2018 / What bus did you get today?
« Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses on July 18, 2018, 11:20:11 PM »
Well, finally got to experience 652 unexpectedly as the 60N that I quickly planned to get on my way out from the quick visit in the Drakeford Vet Clinic.

So my thoughts on the new buses. I can definitely say I like them, they're comfortably built, not too loud engine wise, the seats finally have something different than the Rainforest Falls that have been infecting the Renault's and I don't feel they're too rattly. Up the back it does get a little bumpy, but sitting near the rear door is a comfortable journey. I'm not much of a fan of aboriginal art, but it's nice to finally have something more calming to look at when on an empty bus.


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The Playground / Re: What bus did you get today?
« Last post by King of Buses on July 18, 2018, 07:31:41 PM »
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