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The Playground / Re: What bus did you get today?
« Last post by triumph on Yesterday at 11:34:59 PM »
443  (15)
321  (3)
484  (?)
147  (101)
624  (10)
100  (10)
967  (315)
Canberra Region / 24 March 2017 photos (warning - lots of photos)
« Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses on Yesterday at 10:22:38 PM »
Below are the collection of termini, bus, and a couple of night shots I took today.

623 at Pearce Terminus:

Pearce Terminus general:
369 with terminus east side

Kingston Railway Station:

943 again

Woden at night:
and a failed attempt faze shot

I could've put 2 per column, but it would've made some too small and blurry.
News / Re: Woden Bus Station - upgrade announced
« Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses on Yesterday at 11:48:12 AM »
So what's happening with platforms 1 and 2 now?
I noticed that the support transport uses plt1 which is a little odd, isn't more work suppose to be happening there now?
History / Re: Restoration of BUS 494
« Last post by stephend723 on Yesterday at 08:34:59 AM »
We will be doing some work on 494 in the coming weeks, if anyone is interested in helping please send me a PM for further details. Thanks
What type of work just wondering

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Fleet / Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses on Yesterday at 02:08:47 AM »
I've been noticing a lot of graffiti around the place...
...all over the Interchanges (specifically Woden)...
...and on 818 in Woden depot

Just to update what I had said there, the graffiti on Wodens roof is still there... and it was all 4 of the broken buses near the Athllon gate at woden depot - 818, 300, 995, or whatever the other was. It would appear that someone made a somewhat effort to wash it off, but instead just smudged it out leaving a grey mess, which does not look nice.

I'll have to find out exactly which bus it was when this happened last year, unless it's the same one, but hopefully after this morning the driver of bus 593 reported the problem with his buses bike rack and windscreen wipers - the problem where ... the handlebar of someones bike can jam the movement of the door-side windscreen wiper because it is leaning too far toward the buses window.

Now that I think of it, that's another issue with the bucket racks, something I shall mention to ACTION next time I call them.
The reason I say that, is because of the arm that the bucket racks use, it pulls the front wheel of a bike closer towards the front of the bus more than the arm of the yellow racks do.

I've had this issue before (as I mention above), some time last year on the way home from woden on a Euro 6 bus on the weekend when it was raining.
Basically what happens is, when the bike is lodged into place, it'll lean against the front window due to the arm angle, and when the wiper is activated by the driver, it'll likely move up, but when it comes back down, it gets stopped by the handlebar of the bike - and it is really tough to get it unstuck  :-[
Photo of the Month / Re: Photo of the Month - April 2017
« Last post by Busfanatic101 on March 22, 2017, 08:32:46 PM »

Bus 943 races around a bend on Bugden Avenue, Fadden, on a northbound 67 (14/12/16)

442 operating Tourist Loop 981 with 496 in tow (4/12/16)

110 operates S/R 554 on Bugden Avenue (14/6/16)
Routes and Timetables / Re: Route / Timetable discussion
« Last post by Busfanatic101 on March 22, 2017, 05:26:55 PM »
Route 200 Red Rapid - Use of rear bus door.
Perhaps I have missed a forum reference to this but I can't find any, so here goes.

Transport Canberra has notices at the Gungahlin Terminus stop inbound to City and leaflets at the Civic office advising:
Commencing Monday 13th Feb 2017 customers will be able to exit the bus using both front and rear doors on all Red Rapid services at all stops, as part of a one month trial.

Customers are encouraged to use the rear door to exit so as to speed boarding up and so reduce dwell time.

But there's more,
Boarding through the rear door for MyWay patrons is allowed at Gungahlin, Civic, Barton and Canberra Outlet Centre. 

Quite a development. 'As part of a one month trial', so what is the rest of the trial? Presumably the month is up, but the notice is still displayed. It will be interesting what the trial outcome will deliver.

In the end, I don't thinks its particularly significant. From comments made on TC Facebook, many drivers were not opening rear doors for boarding during the trial period at those locations. I don't think many passengers were aware of the trial despite how many ways action tried to get the word out. On the other hand, I have seen drivers allow for rear door boarding at other stops such as Narrabundah College on route 4/5.

In the end, I think it comes down to driver discretion. Rear door boarding (and disembarking) should be allowed if the driver sees fit, but it wouldn't be a great move to set up an expectation for drivers to always open the rear door at selected stops for boarding or disembarking. And I doubt any conclusion reached will change much except perhaps the boarding of rapid services from interchanges at peak
Food and Dining / Re: Outback Jacks
« Last post by Barry Drive on March 22, 2017, 10:11:51 AM »
The Outback Jacks at Westfields Belconnen has closed and is converting to a Lone Star Steakhouse.
Fleet / Re: AVASS Matilda deliveries
« Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses on March 21, 2017, 03:20:54 PM »
All 3 of them?

What I remember her saying was;
They have 'them'
so by saying 'them' I would guess that does mean all 3 are, but I was asking something else at the time, so it slipped my mind to think if she meant all 3.
Photo of the Month / Re: Photo of the Month - April 2017
« Last post by King of Buses on March 20, 2017, 09:56:57 PM »

967 on Templestowe Avenue operating S/R 526.

340 departs the Canberra Airport on a route 11 bound for Fairbairn Park on the first day of TC services to the terminal.

123 lays over on Cowper St.
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