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Minor Maintenance/Repairs Thread

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Bus 400

To not leave non-Tweters out, Bus 303 suffered from Mondayitis on Gungahlin Drive.

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Busfanatic101

303 suffered a relapse of Mondayitis this morning at Woden Bus Stn

Busfanatic101

938 crawling down Yamba this morning with a flashing truck and operations van in tow.
941 having stuff done under the drivers seat with a panel on the right open at Woden

King of Buses

Quote from: Busfanatic101 on September 06, 2016, 06:04:30 pm
941 having stuff done under the drivers seat with a panel on the right open at Woden


Flat battery probably...

Bus 400

Bus 405 was towed from Sulwood Drive Kambah yesterday afternoon.

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334 broken down on Sternberg (Wanniassa) this morning at 8:05am, police and transport officers attending

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525 didn't look all too happy leaning over on the new plt 19 of woden interchange this afternoon. As I was waiting at plt 18 , it passed me with the front end down against the road, with what I'd guess was a leaning mechanism failure.

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And 524 broke down today in a not-so-convenient spot at City Interchange around peak today.

triumph

933 passed through Belconnen Community Station northbound attached to Action's recovery truck, with a following van escort, at 1.19pm today (23rd).

triumph

933 must have had an easily fixed problem. Seen back in service at Plat 1 Westfield Belconnen yesterday (25th) at 5.20pm operating a route 30 service.

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December 01, 2016, 08:51:12 pm #860 Last Edit: December 02, 2016, 12:16:32 pm by Barry Drive
Saw a P2 broken down on Athlon close to the Torrens/Farrer intersection. Couldn't quite get the number though, 950 something.

Also is this a new panel on 478?


Ha, I've figured out how to direct link my photos from Imgur, ty whoever Renault PR:100.3 was on the old forum. (I'll have to work on editing sizes a bit more, but yay anyway - oh yeah, and this means for all Which Terminus winners + the final shot can now all be done properly, instead of using screenshot links)

Also kinda off topic,
Lol, how'd that get there? Puts a whole new meaning to 'Dinosaur bus' >:D


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Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on December 01, 2016, 08:51:12 pm
Saw a P2 broken down on Athlon close to the Torrens/Farrer intersection. Couldn't quite get the number though, 950 something.


If that was around 18:00 hours (give or take the breakdown backlog (surely there had to be one)), that would be Bus 951

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Yeah, that would be the one. I was trying to take a photo of it with the van behind, but the shot i got was too blury.

Buzz Killington

So that's where I left my toy dinosaur...

Barry Drive


lukeo25

January 30, 2017, 04:29:54 pm #865 Last Edit: January 30, 2017, 08:06:23 pm by lukeo25
Currently sitting on 950 which has overheated coming out of Narrabundah Lane. Bus 123 came to the rescue of me & 2 others.

stephend723

On some stop buttons on 622 if you shake ur keys at them the stop light goes ofg


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Bus 503

Quote from: stephend723 on January 30, 2017, 07:07:01 pm
On some stop buttons on 622 if you shake ur keys at them the stop light goes ofg


Why would you shake your keys at a stop button?

King of Buses

Quote from: Bus 503 on January 30, 2017, 08:08:01 pm
Why would you shake your keys at a stop button?

There are a number of things that those on this forum do which are questionable.

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January 30, 2017, 08:49:18 pm #869 Last Edit: January 30, 2017, 08:50:52 pm by Sylvan Loves Buses
Don't know about keys, but I had to press the button at the front seat 11 times the other day before it decided to work...

stephend723

No cause some are not de sensoryized


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Bus 400

As per the usual,  some bus at Woden didn't want to work around 17:30, so the field van had to go out on a 22.

No idea what bus, I just spotted the field van as I was waiting for my Kentucky Fried Wabbit.

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Forgot to mention this, but 342 had an issue with its alarm system yesterday, the one where if the drivers door opens without the park brake on, the voice message goes off - well it was going off constantly and yet the door was shut. It was probably caused by driving over a bump shaking something loose.
It kept repeating over and over for a few minutes before the driver decided to pull over for a moment to try and shut it up lol.

Busnerd

The sensors for these are pretty terrible, once it starts going off you can only stop it by applying the park brake, and with the latest version of the system you will also have to open and close the drivers cab door and apply to park brake to shut up the alarm, however the voice message has been replaced with the sounding of the bus horn repeatedly, and of course the system is just as unreliable as before so you will be driving along and the horn will start sounding until you stop, slam the drivers cab door shut again and apply the park brake.

Busfanatic101

February 18, 2017, 12:17:38 pm #874 Last Edit: February 18, 2017, 12:24:17 pm by Barry Drive
I haven't had the time to post for a while so a summary from the past week.

Last Thursday, 539 was driving around with a full bus with the back door half open, and 938 operation with the frontmost door open. Don't know why but 2 cases in one day was interesting. 427 has new front and nearside panels, logoless and I seem to recall the windscreen was fleet no. less as well.949 has very noticeable new vibrant (not the lights themselves but the coloured plastic) nearside tail lights.And some new myway error I hadn't seen before on 379 "Bad O/S Signature           Previous O/S Restored          Please Restart"

All I can recall at present

Barry Drive

Fairly sure 427 has been logo-less (nearside) for quite a while. Not sure about the missing fleet numbers from the windscreen - Belconnen Depot is usually good at replacing those, but I'll look out for it.

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These are from yesterday too.

936 had a broken windscreen wiper and...

Opps, that's can't be good :popping:

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I think it was 307 which appeared to have an issue with its diesel cap as it arrived at the City a little while ago.

That also reminds me of something - which I'll ask on the appropriate topic.

Bus 400

A Scania L94UB had trouble waking up in the wee hours this morning. Had to be woken up on Sulwood Dr, Kambah by the mechanics.

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913 today the frontmost door was loose, banging open and shut as we went around corners. This was affecting the opening and shutting of the adjacent door, which after I got on would not shut with the bell going off (he pulled the other door half open while pressing the button to close), but a few stops later it wasn't working at all and the driver was having to get out and manually release, open, let people board/disembark, close and reconnect the door. The frontmost door remained loose.
Could be the next one out from Belco.

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Reminds me the time 941 had the same issue a few years back

Busfanatic101

394 has a green front and black bike racks

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456 also features a green front by yesterday

Busfanatic101

The ACTION tow truck was on Callam Street rescuing 305 around 11am this morning.
429 was broken down at Woden Bus Station yesterday morning at a similar time

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550 traveling South on Northbourne seemed to have been involved in a collision around 10:30am with a car doing a right onto Morphett Street across Northbourne.
550 looked alright as my bus sped past but the bike rack may be kaput
The car hadn't fared as well.


There was another crash (3 cars) on Commonwealth avenue this morning near the Parliament House ramp, causing delays of up to 20 minutes on the northbound 300s and 100s

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Quote from: Busfanatic101 on September 08, 2017, 08:30:45 pm
550 traveling South on Northbourne seemed to have been involved in a collision around 10:30am with a car doing a right onto Morphett Street across Northbourne.
.

I was suppose to be meeting a friend who was on that bus, lucky it wasn't more severe.
I was told it was a utility vehicle cutting the bus off - I was misinformed I suppose.

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332 broke down on Commonwealth Ave southbound this afternoon. Not sure why, but it broke down in quite an awkward spot, no doubt there were a few back-ups of cars/buses during peak.

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401 has had a buzzer sound replacement, with nothing like ACTION has ever used (to my knowledge)

Busfanatic101

The tow truck was in attendance near platform 8 City bus station around 7:15pm today as seen from cooyong st

Bus 400

Bus 467 chucked a tanty & had to be towed home this afternoon.

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Bus 400

While Bus 937 didn't like being woken this morning & needed a stop & stretch on the Tuggeranong Parkway.
Bus 436 was upset at having to share the bus lane on Adelaide Ave & ran up its arse this morning as well. There is a video on Facebook page "On Scene ACT" of the aftermath.

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Busfanatic101

Quote from: Bus 400 on March 27, 2018, 06:00:50 pm
Bus 436 was upset at having to share the bus lane on Adelaide Ave & ran up its arse this morning as well. There is a video on Facebook page "On Scene ACT" of the aftermath.



Another incident today on Adelaide avenue.
Anyone know the bus involved
https://the-riotact.com/car-and-bus-collision-causes-gridlock-on-city-bound-roads/240760

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Geez, when will people ever learn to drive... oh yeh, it's Canberra, they won't.

Busfanatic101

Quote from: Busfanatic101 on April 11, 2018, 12:09:37 am

Another incident today on Adelaide avenue.
Anyone know the bus involved
https://the-riotact.com/car-and-bus-collision-causes-gridlock-on-city-bound-roads/240760



And I'm told another incident today between a bus and car on Adelaide Ave involving hospitalisation of the car driver. The 3rd in 3 weeks

Bus 400

QCity Bus 4542 took a fun, slow trip down Hindmarsh Dr & up the hill up Yamba Dr to return to Queanbeyan Depot yesterday afternoon.

With their breakdown van piloting the bus.

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Busfanatic101

Bus 313 broken down at the corner of Athllon and Sulwood Dr Kambah around 10pm

Barry Drive



Quote from: Busfanatic101 on April 11, 2018, 12:09:37 am
Another incident today on Adelaide avenue.
Anyone know the bus involved
https://the-riotact.com/car-and-bus-collision-causes-gridlock-on-city-bound-roads/240760

Based on the photo, the bus was 484.

Having seen this bus since, there is no obvious sign of repairs, so perhaps it wasn't a "collision" as reported, but rather a heavy braking to avoid a collision.

triumph

313 had the grumps this afternoon. Seen about 5pm right at the junction of Ginninderra Dr and William Slim Dr stopped on the centre island with engine cover open and TC staff waiting help.

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963 sounded really sick yesterday. It was almost as if someone shoved a 500 year old unused out of tune flute plugged into an amplifier in the engine and thought "yeah, that'll do". The noise though, could still hear it several streets away after I got off.

triumph

Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on August 15, 2018, 10:15:34 am
963 sounded really sick yesterday. It was almost as if someone shoved a 500 year old unused out of tune flute plugged into an amplifier in the engine and thought "yeah, that'll do". The noise though, could still hear it several streets away after I got off.

Saw 963 in Civic this afternoon. Sounded normal. So apparently easily rectified.