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Infrastructure Discussion
« on: December 25, 2015, 08:47:48 PM »
This topic is designed for posts relating to transport infrastructure which don't fit in other threads.

To start the discussion, which terminii have fully operational driver facilities?

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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2015, 09:02:43 PM »
There are only 7 full facility meal areas on the network with only 6 used for meal breaks.

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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016, 07:23:29 AM »
Can anyone tell me if this was a peg? It's located on Batchelor Street Torrens:


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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2016, 11:17:31 AM »
To me, that looks like one of those bike-way-trails pegs, like the ones you see all around Tuggeranong Valley's Cycleways and dirt tracks. So I don't think so, but as I haven't had the resources to know this stuff as long as I could have, someone else more knowledgable might want to answer that. But because of the colour and the size, it looks more like the cycle trail sign.

[Edit]I just looked it up myself, and it's right off the Athllon Drive cycleway, so yeah, I think it's most likely one of the cycle track pegs.

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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2016, 02:31:44 AM »
I was just on my way to sleep when I remembered something. I was actually on my way home today, down Athllon drive's cycleway, and I remembered your post, I made a quick detour to have a look at this peg that you were refering to. I had a look, and it appears to be some sort of pole. A solid metal, white painted pole. So I it's not a peg, unless ACTION used metal poles as pegs too, back in the day.

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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2016, 08:39:26 PM »
If a terminus is not in use anymore for proper route services, (e.g Torrens) are the driver facilities still kept in working order, or are they just forgotten about?

Also:

Why are there still wooden pegs around? Matina Street is one example - did they just forget to take away the wooden pegs, or are they still there for another reason?

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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2016, 10:23:01 PM »
Don't know about your first question, but with the pegs - most of the remaining pegs are no longer serviced by school or regular route services. When the NXTBUS blades were installed, only active stops were targeted - so any disused stops, such as Matina St, would have been overlooked.

There is at least one exception - Watson Shops on Knox St is still an active stop and received a NXTBUS blade, but the peg is still in place - possibly because it's some distance from the blade post, it was probably just missed on the day.

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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2016, 10:57:46 PM »
There is at least one exception - Watson Shops on Knox St is still an active stop and received a NXTBUS blade, but the peg is still in place - possibly because it's some distance from the blade post, it was probably just missed on the day.

That I suppose is the same reason for the Narrabundah Terminus peg too?

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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2016, 07:34:41 AM »
The peg opposite Narrabundah Terminus is not used by any school or route service, so wouldn't have been looked at during NXTBUS blade installation - like the pegs further along Matina St.

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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2016, 12:38:44 PM »
Just in case no one else has noticed, Tuggeranong's Lollipop sign has been taken down, and a new green wheel one now sits outside of the fences in more clear view.

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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2016, 05:51:19 PM »
Just in case no one else has noticed, Tuggeranong's Lollipop sign has been taken down, and a new green wheel one now sits outside of the fences in more clear view.

Only about a year ago

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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2016, 08:49:37 PM »
Oh lol, has it been that long already? could've sworn I still saw the old one there a few months ago

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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2016, 09:35:41 PM »
Oh lol, has it been that long already? could've sworn I still saw the old one there a few months ago

The old signs were acquired by RATEC.

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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2016, 10:29:11 PM »
Yeah, I remember hearing them discussing it at one of the meetings I attended, man how time flies >.>

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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2016, 04:28:38 PM »
The Kate Crace layover might possibly move to The Valley Avenue (at some point), based on the almost full length concrete bus bay built on the east side of the road extension.

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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2017, 08:02:42 AM »
An update has been run to NXTBUS for the new school term. I'm on a 39 and three stops so far have new audio announcements, with more specific descriptions than the old 'vague' descriptions. For instance, 3240 "Downer" is now announced as "Melba St 2nd after Bradfield St". The text descriptions on the NXTBUS screen, however, have not been updated.

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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2017, 12:24:01 PM »
An update has been run to NXTBUS for the new school term. I'm on a 39 and three stops so far have new audio announcements, with more specific descriptions than the old 'vague' descriptions. For instance, 3240 "Downer" is now announced as "Melba St 2nd after Bradfield St". The text descriptions on the NXTBUS screen, however, have not been updated.

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A new update would explain why some of the (working*) NXTBUS Bus Station PIDs now show "London Cct/Eclipse" for routes like the 171 instead of just "Eclipse House" as of today. There are almost certainly other changes to other route descriptions on those signs but I rarely look at them these days anyway.

* i.e. Not Tuggeranong Bus Station at the moment.

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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2017, 06:03:11 PM »
http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/meegan-fitzharris-mla-media-releases/2016/bus-stops-becoming-more-accessible-across-canberra

Work on the above is underway. Multiple stops on Route 39 in Watson and Downer are currently being upgraded.

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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2017, 06:27:57 PM »
Only saw a glance of it as the bus I was on passed by, but does anyone know what they were doing to the bus stop opposite the Woden Depot a little while ago? (I saw a crane, but not much else - moving too quickly)
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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2017, 07:20:34 PM »
Only saw a glance of it as the bus I was on passed by, but does anyone know what they were doing to the bus stop opposite the Woden Depot a little while ago? (I saw a crane, but not much else - moving too quickly)
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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2017, 04:27:42 PM »
The only one that I can think of that was removed recently was Flemington Road / Well Station Drive. In which case, AdShel may have insisted on a substitute location due to it having lost a high traffic advertising spot.

Correction: Flemington Road / Morisset Road

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Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2017, 07:12:09 PM »
I understand this use to be a terminus back in the day, presumably the 'old Spence terminus', would it still be called that if it were still in use?


This is 1 of 4 remaining birds eye drawings I have not yet done to include in the 32/33 terminus drawings, so I wanted to ask as I don't really know.

 

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