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Voting closed: March 28, 2010, 12:28:08 AM

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #50 on: March 14, 2010, 03:59:11 PM »
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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #51 on: March 14, 2010, 05:41:33 PM »
can someone please get a final itinirary posted asap and also finish off the handouts as i will get them printed.

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #52 on: March 14, 2010, 07:29:17 PM »
as quote from my last post
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i hope to be starting at belco. Lets hope i'm not working because i might be working soon :(
i'll be attending

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #53 on: March 14, 2010, 09:15:42 PM »
I will try to attend because Iam sure alot of people would like to meet me in person and see my face. However if can't attend you can join me on my buspedition in the holidays. No need to be shy peers. I know I should not be saying this in this post but details for the buspedition should be posted some time by the end of next week or early the week after, however I do have exams and need to study so it could all change. Drivers interested post your details so we can catch up!
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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #54 on: March 14, 2010, 09:29:20 PM »
Busn00b the itinerary is pretty much final, when it gets approved by ACTION we will get the programs done

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #55 on: March 15, 2010, 06:04:51 PM »
ok thanks for that Zac...can't wait til it gets approval! and i reeeeally hope they allow us to have 464 and 490, even if not with gunzells driving them

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #56 on: March 15, 2010, 08:09:06 PM »
Your approved however no 464 or 490 :(. I think we will take 343 and 374 instead.

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #57 on: March 15, 2010, 08:13:36 PM »
Going to have to withdraw me and the girlfriend. I have a uni paper due that monday so I will need all the time I can get over the weekend. Maybe next time ~
« Last Edit: March 15, 2010, 10:38:38 PM by Lockie »

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #58 on: March 15, 2010, 10:42:47 PM »
I should still be coming

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #59 on: March 16, 2010, 11:47:09 AM »
Yeah zac i was originally suggesting a gas man instead of 990, so the interstaters could compare a gas man to a diesel man

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #60 on: March 16, 2010, 11:47:48 AM »
Could anyone speak to someone and see if we can't have 490 or 464 maybe we could have a look in them? or if we see them on the tour we can chase it in the bus, haha

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #61 on: March 16, 2010, 06:22:47 PM »
The answer will be no as not everyone will have safety vests on, the only place we will be able to do that is the depot.

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #62 on: March 16, 2010, 07:18:02 PM »
I have a safety vest at home, I could bring it ;)

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #63 on: March 16, 2010, 08:09:42 PM »
That was actually the idea zac, that we can do it in the depot, park next to it and either put vests on or be escorted like we were on the tour at tuggeranong depot on the open day where no one wore vests except for staff

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #64 on: March 18, 2010, 04:37:43 PM »
I want to come, it all depends on my health. My hip has been playing up lately and it gives me a lot of pain. If I can't go I'll let you know on the 26th. I should know how it is by then. Also what number do we board from at Cohen St? Carrie

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #65 on: March 18, 2010, 09:59:42 PM »
Platform 3, hope to see you there and hope your hip gets better.

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #66 on: March 20, 2010, 11:48:59 PM »
Have we got the final itinirary zac i have people asking for it

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #67 on: March 21, 2010, 06:28:32 AM »
Unfortunently ACTION have not allowed us to do a bus swap, so a final itinerary will look like this:
0930: 390 Departs Cohen st Platform 3, we will not pick up anyone waiting at Lathlain st or Cameron Ave.
0945: 390 Pick up City Platform 10, 389 Depart Tuggeranong Platform 6
1000: Buses meet at the back of platform 9 at Woden
1010: Depart for tour of Stromlo, Weston Creek and Tuggeranong Suburbs
1130: Drive through tour of Tuggeranong Depot (subject to approval by ACTION)
1155: Depart for Belconnen
1230: Lunch at Belconnen
1330: Depart for tour of Belconnen suburbs
1500: Make Way to Old Parliament House for a group shot
1530: Drive to Oaks Estate via Parkes Way and Oaks Estate Road returning via Canberra Ave, Causeway and old 83/237
1645: Arrive Woden, 389 returns to Tuggeranong, 390 returns to Belconnen via City
1700: 389 terminates at Tuggeranong, 390 sets down in the City
1715: 390 arrives at Cohen st Bus Station
« Last Edit: March 21, 2010, 12:34:35 PM by Buzz Killington »

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #68 on: March 22, 2010, 12:08:58 PM »
I'm sorry, but I have to pull out as I discovered this morning that my GP is going to have a flu clinic this Saturday, only. So as I don't want to miss out on a flu shot, I can't go on the bus trip. :'(

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #69 on: March 23, 2010, 04:14:44 PM »
It seems like that I can probably go, however can someone just say what the cost is and how to pay?

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #70 on: March 23, 2010, 05:57:57 PM »
At the moment we are still unsure of a cost, we should know tomorrow, you pay on the day and it will depend on numbers how much everyone pays, we will probably be looking at $10-15pp.

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #71 on: March 23, 2010, 07:03:15 PM »
Feel free to make it $20 and give me proceeds for the bus :P

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #72 on: March 23, 2010, 07:13:36 PM »
Wait until you see the program

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #73 on: March 23, 2010, 07:37:17 PM »
Well I need it tomorrow at latest please!

It will be wednesday tomorrow, I need it printed thursday at latest as I'm coming down on friday.

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #74 on: March 23, 2010, 07:52:22 PM »
Yeah it's all good to go, send it Ryan...lol. Just got informed on the price of the it will be $1.10 per km, plus a booking fee, with the money leftover from last year assuming we do around 400km and we get about 30 people, we are looking at about $17pp which includes $2 towards the restoration of 661

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #75 on: March 23, 2010, 09:23:46 PM »
I'm terribly sorry but I won't be able to make it to the bus tour. Some last minute unavoidable things have come up for me on Saturday. I was really looking forward to it  :'(

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #76 on: March 23, 2010, 09:49:23 PM »
I shall be donating the money left over from last years tour to the restoration of 661. Just got to find the folder that its in LOL. I have feeling its around $100 or so, should help out a little bit.

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #77 on: March 24, 2010, 04:49:29 AM »
Yeah thanks chris, we need a new set of belts for it
anyway so that will help

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #78 on: March 24, 2010, 11:03:34 PM »
FINAL UPDATE
Unfortunently ACTION have not allowed us to do a bus swap, so a final itinerary will look like this:
0930: 390 Departs Cohen st Platform 3, we will not pick up anyone waiting at Lathlain st or Cameron Ave.
0945: 390 Pick up City Platform 10 (located on Northbourne Ave outside main Interchange, 389 Depart Tuggeranong Platform 6
1000: Buses meet at the back of platform 9 at Woden
1010: Depart for tour of Stromlo, Weston Creek and Tuggeranong Suburbs
1130: Drive through tour of Tuggeranong Depot
1155: Depart for Belconnen
1230: Lunch at Westfield Belconnen
1330: Depart for tour of Belconnen suburbs
1500: Make Way to Old Parliament House for a group shot
1530: Drive to Oaks Estate via Parkes Way and Oaks Estate Road returning via Canberra Ave, Causeway and old 83/237
1645: Arrive Woden, 389 returns to Tuggeranong, 390 returns to Belconnen via City
1700: 389 terminates at Tuggeranong, 390 sets down in the City
1715: 390 arrives at Cohen st Bus Station

Please remember that the tour will more than likely finish after the time on the itinerary, we have the bus booked until 6pm.

How many people plan on attending?
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« Reply #79 on: March 24, 2010, 11:13:48 PM »
Me :), i'll start at belco
« Last Edit: March 25, 2010, 12:49:10 PM by lukeo25 »

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #80 on: March 24, 2010, 11:25:22 PM »
Me-Tuggeranong

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #81 on: March 25, 2010, 05:29:20 AM »
Probably me, yet I just got a job and I may get rostered on.
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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #82 on: March 27, 2010, 07:21:30 AM »
I can come, meet you at Civic on platform 10  :D

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #83 on: March 27, 2010, 06:33:50 PM »
Great tour, thanks to all involved.

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #84 on: March 27, 2010, 08:02:58 PM »
Thanks for Coming everyone!!

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #85 on: March 27, 2010, 09:05:19 PM »
I would especially like to thank, all the drivers, especially Martin (for booking) and Rob for convincing them to let us take 389, Ryan (for all the programs) and Mat for the printing.

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #86 on: March 27, 2010, 11:11:23 PM »
Sounds like everyone had a great day. Apologies that I could not attend.. hopefully next time!

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #87 on: March 31, 2010, 09:25:32 PM »
Thanks Buzz for the excellent work you did on the tour notes and posters. Very professional and slick.

I hope that the two Regional Managers and ACTION Charter get a copy of the notes a the letter of appreciation. I'm sure they'd go down very well.

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #88 on: March 31, 2010, 09:30:56 PM »
No worries.

I can probably whip a letter of appreciation up. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #89 on: March 31, 2010, 09:40:16 PM »
I think I am going to get together a photo CD and send it to them.

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #90 on: March 31, 2010, 09:42:10 PM »
I'll send you a copy of the letter to include with it if you'd like.

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #91 on: March 31, 2010, 09:43:02 PM »
Yeah cool

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #92 on: April 01, 2010, 12:24:35 PM »
I don't think that sending in a collection of photos is such a good idea. I'm still not sure that the North Region Manager / General Manager / South Region Manager (or anyone at ACTION besides the Tuggeranong starters) are aware that 389 was taken when we were told to use 982. I know that it was approved by the Tuggy starters but I don't want to have to explain myself (although at least I can shift the blame onto others).


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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #93 on: April 01, 2010, 02:10:17 PM »
True, although the photos have been posted all over here, so anyone who chooses to have a look would know what buses were used.