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News / Re: Woden Depot - Rereopening for real eventually
« Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses on Today at 03:21:36 PM »
They're likely towed during the night like with the new deliveries.

viruses (iris)
News / Re: Woden Depot - Rereopening for real eventually
« Last post by Stan butler on Yesterday at 08:44:59 PM »
Fyshwick ??? Where in Fyshwick?

They are stacked up at the government storage area just near the Lithgow st terminus.  Mostly pr2s but also a couple of viruses (iris) and a couple of pr3s.

I wonder how they drove them there - do they keep them all in rego when they take them off the road?  I’m sure wouldn’t be road worthy.
Canberra Metro / Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Last post by Barry Drive on Yesterday at 05:26:02 PM »
Höegh averages one ship every 3 weeks between Santander and Port Kembla.

Unless they mean an average of one per week, the only way to do that is to hold the delivered trams at Port Kembla.

Again - that's assuming all shipping will be done by Höegh, and all deliveries will be to Port Kembla.
Canberra Metro / Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Last post by Busfanatic101 on Yesterday at 04:45:15 PM »
Just out from the Canberra Times

Canberra light rail: One tram a week to start arriving from end of MarchKatie BurgessPublished: January 17 2018 - 3:41PM
Canberra's first tram will soon be joined by the rest of the fleet as the consortium behind stage one of light rail claims it is on track to finish the project by the end of the year.
Canberra Metro chief executive Glenn Stockton said one tram a week will start arriving in Canberra from the end of March, with testing on an electrified track to begin in April.
In all, 14 trams will ferry up to 207 people each up and down the 12-kilometre track from Civic to Gungahlin.
The first tram arrived more than a month ago but no one from Canberra Metro will be allowed inside it until the Spanish company that built comes to Australia in a few weeks to commission it.
Mr Stockton said tht delay would not impact the deadline for light rail coming online.
"We're all focused on a late 2018 delivery point," Mr Stockton said.
"In the coming months you'll start to see us continuing to refine and develop that corridor through the addition of extra track slab, particularly as we move our way from the intersection of Flemington Road and the Federal Highway down to the city centre.
"[You'll see] the installation of rail, the overhead power poles, and the wires that go wth them and into energisation and testing of vehicles live out on that track  and that testing of the vehicle will occur from early April this year.
"Our intention is to dynamically test the vehicles on the northern section while we pretty much have that complete and allow us to complete the construction of the southern end of the corridor itself and then progressively test that corridor through until service completion in late 2018.
"Those sort of milestones will become apparent to Canberrans as you make your way around the city."
Chief Minister Andrew Barr, who revealed he'd nicknamed the tram Cam in what could be seen as a nod to the Can-The-Tram movement, said there was a degree of satisfaction in seeing the project reach this stage.
"Let's be frank, there were many sceptics in the lead up to the procurement of this project. Many people said I wouldn't be standing here as Chief Minister after the last election as a result of our advocacy for this project.
"Those sceptics also said there wouldn't be this sort of investment and renewal of the Northbourne corridor we're currently witnessing so there's a strong sense of satisfaction but we've still got a way to go, we've got a second stage of this project to work through in the on text of this parliamentary term and there's a lot more new investment coming for Canberra and a continued focus on public transport improvement."
Mr Barr said the business case for the second stage of the project would be looked at when cabinet reconvened later in January.
"Let me be very clear we are committed to further stages of Canberra's light rail network. We've committed in the last election to stage two and my mind is of course turning to stage three and beyond," Mr Barr said.
Light rail specifications:
  • Each tram is 33 metres long, with 66 seats and capacity of 207 passengers
  • The tram will reach maximum speeds of 70km/ph on the Gungahlin corridor
  • The carriages are disability compliant with double doors, no steps throughout and have dedicated areas for wheelchairs
  • Indigenous artist Uncle Jimmy Williams was involved in the design of the seat fabric
  • Each tram has two heating and air conditioning units
  • Spanish manufacturer CAF has built more than 450 of this model of tram over the past 10 years
We’re at the Mitchell depot for the unveiling of Canberra’s first light rail carriage.
Posted by The Canberra Times on Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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News / Re: Woden Depot - Rereopening for real eventually
« Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses on Yesterday at 06:57:57 AM »
Fyshwick ??? Where in Fyshwick?
News / Re: Woden Depot - Rereopening for real eventually
« Last post by Stan butler on January 16, 2018, 09:39:58 PM »
Well this explains why all the P2s had suddenly disappeared from there recently.

Yep - I noticed they are now all in Fyshwick.   I was wondering what they were doing there.
News / Re: Woden Depot - Rereopening for real eventually
« Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses on January 16, 2018, 07:27:13 PM »
Well this explains why all the P2s had suddenly disappeared from there recently.
News / Re: Woden Depot - Rereopening for real eventually
« Last post by Bus 400 on January 15, 2018, 08:18:03 PM »
Woden Depot is coming up to its 121st tender in the last couple of years.

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News / Woden Depot - Rereopening for real eventually
« Last post by Busfanatic101 on January 15, 2018, 06:52:18 PM »
Old Woden bus depot to be demolished to make way for storehouse for 120 buses[/size]Katie Burgess[/size]Published: January 14 2018 - 9:58PM
[/size]The old Woden bus depot will be demolished to make way for a new storehouse for Canberra's buses, due to overcrowding in the Belconnen and Tuggeranong depots.
[/size]The Phillip depot was decommissioned in the mid-1990s but still houses derelict buses and Transport Canberra's community buses.
[/size]However an increase in demand for public transport, particularly in peak times, has caused the fleet to expand significantly, tender documents for the old depot's demolition said.
[/size]"The size of the fleet required to effectively meet the needs of the travelling public has grown significantly and the two existing depots are now operating well above their design capacity," it reads.
[/size]"New population centres in Gungahlin, West Belconnen and Molonglo have now been developed and there has been significant urban infill along major transport corridors. The resulting additional demand means that Transport Canberra can no longer effectively meet expectation with just two bus depots."
[/size]The government is in the process of reworking the ACT public transport network, with light rail to come online later this year.
[/size]It has also accelerated the rollout of its rapid bus services, with fast buses on eight new routes hitting the road by July.
[/size]As of last July, there were 432 buses in the ACTION fleet.
[/size]In 2016, the government promised to buy 80 new buses over the next four years as it expands the ACT bus network, with an extra 32 FTE bus drivers to be put on this financial year.
[/size]Last December, it signed a $23 million contract with Scania Australia to supply 40 disability compliant diesel buses over the next 16 months.
[/size]The government is also trialling two electric buses and one hybrid electric-diesel bus.
[/size]The equipment needed to recharge the electric buses is located at the Tuggeranong depot.
[/size]The tender said there was no room at the existing depots for the extra buses that will be needed as new suburbs open and services run more frequently.
[/size]The space shortage was also affecting maintenance of the fleet, as the workshops were built to maintain significantly fewer buses.
[/size]"This leads to maintenance being performed reactively, rather than in a programmed fashion," the tender said.
[/size]The ACT government spent $18.4 million last financial year maintaining ACTION buses.
[/size]Figures provided to the ACT Legislative Assembly in May revealed an average of 42 bus breakdowns a week, out of a total of 19,000 trips.
[/size]Electrical system and cooling system faults caused the highest percentage of breakdowns during 2016-17.
[/size]The new bus depot must be ready by July 2019 and fit 120 buses.
[/size]The tender for the demolition and remediation of the old Woden depot closes on February 6.
[/size]This story was found at:
Canberra Metro / Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Last post by Barry Drive on January 13, 2018, 07:15:21 PM »
Next possible delivery vessels:

Höegh Trapper - departed Santander 7 Jan, arrives Port Kembla 16 Feb (currently off the coast of Western Sahara)
Höegh America - departs Santander 20 Jan, arrives Port Kembla 1 Mar
Höegh Target - departs Santander 26 Feb, arrives Port Kembla 8 Apr

That's assuming they'll be shipped by Höegh and that they'll be off loaded at Port Kembla.

No new road closure notification at this stage.
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