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News / Re: All door boarding and disembarking
« Last post by triumph on November 17, 2017, 11:13:06 PM »
There has been no official announcements (as yet). On that basis, it seems that TC and the Minister still have a policy of rear door boarding!

One driver indicated to me that rear door boarding had resulted in complaints concerning the door being shut on people boarding or about to board. Did dsicipline or administrative fuss follow? This happened to me - I had grasped the door hand rail and was stepping up when it started to close thus losing the steadying effect of the hand rail and nearly losing my balance. I didn't complain, though perhaps I should have.

I now notice that many drivers close the rear door the instant the last alighting passenger gets off, which indicates that there is a good easy view available. Some also 'address' passengers who manage to board through the rear door. This 'suspension' of rear door boarding smells to me of it being declared 'black' and not a TC decision.

Whatever, it is a retrograde step with particular impacts on time keeping, and moving along the bus to the front to get off when congested with standing passengers and childrens' prams. This is particularly significant in the larger tag steer and articulated buses. 
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News / Re: All door boarding and disembarking
« Last post by Stan butler on November 17, 2017, 09:32:14 PM »

Does anyone why rear door boarding has stopped? I noticed that in the City Bus Station, drivers beginning shifts from there never open their rear doors anymore.

I think it was because too many people were sneaking on and not tagging on.  Bus drivers couldn’t check them. 
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News / Re: All door boarding and disembarking
« Last post by Bus 503 on November 17, 2017, 05:59:45 PM »
Noticed that buses are having a TC logo applied to the rear door where the 'no entry' sign was previously. Also, 415 and 445 don't have either a 'no entry' sign or a TC logo on their rear door.

Does anyone why rear door boarding has stopped? I noticed that in the City Bus Station, drivers beginning shifts from there never open their rear doors anymore.
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Infrastructure / Re: Infrastructure Discussion
« Last post by triumph on November 15, 2017, 11:46:51 PM »
has the old police station been knocked down yet, or is all that construction guff still there?

The Police Station has been demolished but the site frontages are surrounded by a hoarding. There appears to be no current activity.
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The Playground / Re: AOA Sightings
« Last post by Busfanatic101 on November 15, 2017, 07:16:58 PM »

   Scania L94UB -   
1/11/17   * BUS 330 - Floriade 2017   
17/10/17 (out 24/10?)   * BUS 339 - Floriade 2017   
9/11/17   * BUS 340 - Animal Referral Hospital   
19/10/17   * BUS 354 - Floriade 2017   
11/10/17 (ad13/10)   * BUS 361 - "We Are CBR" (ACT Government) (last seen 11/10 (ad13/10) and out by 3/11)   
   Irisbus Agora Line -   
26/10/17   * BUS 315 - Catholic Care   
9/11/17   * BUS 319 - Menulog   
   MAN A69 -   
13/11/17   * BUS 378 - Solatube   
27/10/17   * BUS 379 - "We Are CBR" (ACT Government)   
10/11/17 (ad13/11)   * BUS 387 - H&M (In by 6/11)   
15/11/17   * BUS 400 - "We Are CBR" (ACT Government) (In by 15/11)   
14/11/17   * BUS 402 - CHC Australia   
10/11/17   * BUS 403 - Bike & Ride / Park & Ride / Park & Pedal (Transport Canberra)   
9/11/17   * BUS 406 - Baptist Care   
9/11/17   * BUS 409 - Pushy's Fyshwick   
14/11/17   * BUS 410 - H&M (In by 9/11)   * BUS 410 - Floriade 2017 (last seen 3/11, out by 9/11)
20/09/17   * BUS 411 - Brindabella Christian College    
14/11/17   * BUS 413 - Hyper Real Exhibition (NGA)   
10/11/17   * BUS 414 - Songlines Exhibition (National Museum of Australia)   
15/11/17   * BUS 419 - Leader Security   
10/11/17   * BUS 428 - H&M (In by 10/11)   * BUS 428 - Brindabella Christian College (last seen 26/10, out by 10/11)
15/11/17   * BUS 429 - Floriade 2017   
14/11/17   * BUS 432 - All Homes   
21/09/17   * BUS 436 - Paintback   
20/10/17 (ad23/10)   * BUS 440 - Monaro Windows   
23/10/17   * BUS 448 - ActewAGL Energy Shop   
19/10/17   * BUS 461 - CHC Australia   
14/11/17   * BUS 462 - Embrace Orthodontists    
13/11/17 (14/11ad)   * BUS 491 - Park & Ride / Bike & Ride (Transport Canberra)   
2/11/17   * BUS 500 - All Homes   
   Scania K360UA -   
10/11/17   * BUS 508 - Free Game Day Buses    
30/10/17   * BUS 511 - Nine / Southern Cross Broadcasting    
8/11/17   * BUS 512 - Healthier Work (ACT Government)   
6/11/17   * BUS 514 - Bean & Grain / The Drawing Room / Monarch Building Solutions   
24/10/17   * BUS 527 - Healthier Work (ACT Government)   
   Scania K320UB -   
14/11/17   * BUS 540 - CIT   
28/10/17   * BUS 547 - Aboriginal Reconciliation (Transport Canberra)   
9/11/17 (13/11ad)   * BUS 551 - Embrace Orthodontists    
13/11/17   * BUS 554 - Jamala Wildlife Lodge / National Zoo & Aquarium   
14/11/17   * BUS 566 - Jamala Wildlife Lodge / National Zoo & Aquarium   
14/11/17   * BUS 578 - Phillip Swimming & Ice Skating Centre   
14/11/17   * BUS 579 - H&M (In by 14/11)   
14/11/17   * BUS 581 - King O'Malleys   
10/11/17   * BUS 582 - Canberra Decks   
7/11/17   * BUS 586 - Pushy's Fyshwick   
2/11/17 (ad9/11)   * BUS 589 - Carpet One   
   BYD Toro ebus -   
15/11/17   * BUS 710 - "I'm Electric" (Carbridge/Transport Canberra)   
   Volvo B5RLEH -   
13/11/17   * BUS 712 - "I'm Hybrid Electric" (Volvo/Transport Canberra)   
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Canberra Metro / Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses on November 15, 2017, 11:45:33 AM »
is it 7 weeks or 80 years? >:D jk
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Canberra Metro / Re: Light Rail Stage 1 Construction
« Last post by Barry Drive on November 15, 2017, 10:32:01 AM »
Don't forget all the lanes inside the depot - that would add to length of manual touch up work.

From what I can tell, not all of the track will be laid using the track machine. At points (such as outside the depot), the tracks will be laid onto a concrete bed and then back-filled with concrete.

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Canberra Metro / Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Last post by Barry Drive on November 15, 2017, 10:01:51 AM »
Here's a photo from ACT TCCS Flickr:



And the video on YouTube:



https://youtu.be/Dgizr98K7z8
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The Playground / Re: What bus did you get today?
« Last post by King of Buses on November 14, 2017, 10:26:52 PM »
487 (319)
533 (60)
8015 (831)
445 (200)
150 (101)
147 (101)
967 (182)
608 (67)
504 (63)
502 (343)
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The Playground / Re: What bus did you get today?
« Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses on November 14, 2017, 09:16:06 PM »
Finally got 952 today, luckily on the bus on the way home. That now means I've ridden all current P2s of this year.
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