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Discussion => Infrastructure => Topic started by: Bus 400 on August 22, 2010, 06:17:45 PM

Title: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Bus 400 on August 22, 2010, 06:17:45 PM
Recently a few bus stops around Canberra have had work done to them, these include the stops on Hoskins Street & on Flemington Road, Mitchell receiving an actual pad to full scale changes as has occurred on Summerland Circuit, Kambah.


The only difference to the Kambah stop is that is a lot of it has to be redone. You see, one of these stops received an upgrade that include a ramp & stair access to the pad, but also a grab rail & nice stone work. But after only being in operation for a week this stop was fenced off & the new work ripped up. Sadly I didn't get a photo of what a bus stop should look like, but below are the aftermaths.


(http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt193/Bus400/Infrastructure/_DSC3155.jpg)


(http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt193/Bus400/Infrastructure/_DSC3152.jpg)


(http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt193/Bus400/Infrastructure/_DSC3156.jpg)


The stop opposite has also had a bit of work done to it:


(http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt193/Bus400/Infrastructure/_DSC3158.jpg)


What also doesn't help it that the next set of stops up (Woden bound) are having work done around them with a power box thingy being replaced & all the pedestrains have to devaite a little & the stop that is normally hard for bus drivers to see is now that little bit harder to see.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Snorzac on August 22, 2010, 06:26:20 PM
My stop is in a similar condition, no work has been done on it since early July and it is really giving me the shits, I am starting to get sick of waiting for the bus in the mud every time it rains.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: smitho on August 22, 2010, 06:59:09 PM
Nullabor/Flemington Rd Redex stop southbound has had a minor upgrade in recent weeks but still pretty makeshift and crude...
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Sir Pompously on August 22, 2010, 07:21:26 PM
There are still many stops in the ACT (Especially the newer suburbs) where the facilities are poor. Alot of the newer stops consist of a pole in the earth, some stops have had a seat provided but only concreted the seat base and not provided a pad (The link between the footpath and the roadway from the seat is normally dirt). Most of these are stops which have been moved due safety concerns, or are in newer suburbs *cough*Gungahlin*cough*.

I would enquire as to why this particular stop was completed, then ripped up not long after. I would try to find out what the problem is as that is a huge waste of money that could've been spent on another bus stop.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Bus 400 on August 22, 2010, 07:27:56 PM
There is also a letter to Editor in today's Sunday Canberra Times about this same stop & about how no wonder TAMS overspends its budget with work like this.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: p_stampy on August 24, 2010, 09:59:27 AM
There are a fair few being upgraded? along southern cross drive.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Bus 400 on August 29, 2010, 03:39:11 PM
Some Government boss replied to the Letter to the Editor about my bus stop. Apparently the contractor stuffed up (again) & the contractor had to pay for the work to be redone. Work on the stop looks done & appears that barely anything has changed. I'll try & photograph the stop before it is ripper up again.

On a side note, the last stop on National Circuit (Woden bound) has been ripped up & looks like an upgrade is under way.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Bus 400 on November 03, 2010, 08:46:04 PM
Below is a photo of the completed bus stop.


(http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt193/Bus400/Infrastructure/SummerlandCircuitKAMBAH2.jpg)


The big issue was over there being a second step that was 5-10cm high.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: smitho on November 27, 2010, 04:12:07 PM
Southbound inner lane of Northbourne Ave closed yesterday, mid afternoon to allow installation of new Adshel outside Block 17, Northbourne Flats.

New one has also just gone in at the Market (Fyshwick), northbound.

No doubt, DFO will justify one soon; traffic to/from DFO on the 200s is quite encouraging.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Bus 400 on February 20, 2011, 06:52:40 PM

Many bus stops around the ACTION Network are having u shaped bicycle poles installed.




The below lists are of bus stops which are to receive shelters under the latest tender, the shelters that are connected to mains supply are to have the provision for real time bus information made available. The shelters powered by solar panels do not need to have this feature.


(http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt193/Bus400/Miscellaneous/scan0001_crop.jpg)
(http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt193/Bus400/Miscellaneous/scan0002_crop.jpg)

Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: 400:D on February 20, 2011, 06:59:25 PM
None at my stop's even though in the morning mine get's upwards of 8 people :D. Brigalow st could use another shelter at a school stop.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Barry Drive on February 20, 2011, 07:34:32 PM
None at my stop's even though in the morning mine get's upwards of 8 people
[grump]
What's with the grocer's apostrophe (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=grocer%27s+apostrophe)?

Do they not bother teaching English at school, or do you just not pay attention? 

[/grump]
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Sir on February 20, 2011, 08:27:31 PM
None at my stop's even though in the morning mine get's upwards of 8 people :D. Brigalow st could use another shelter at a school stop.

Are you kidding me, 8? We had 20 the other day! I catch the bus on dumas Mckellar. But you can't really tell if one of the two are mine.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Buzz Killington on February 20, 2011, 08:59:08 PM
But you can't really tell if one of the two are mine.

Does your stop have a timetable? Check the stop number (also sometimes displayed on the bus stop sign)
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Sir on February 21, 2011, 05:31:22 PM
Does your stop have a timetable? Check the stop number (also sometimes displayed on the bus stop sign)

No, and no. Guess I shall just have to wait and see. And their were 25 people done their today!
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Bus 400 on July 22, 2012, 04:14:36 PM
In other news, more stops in Kambah are being upgraded.

Also the stops on Captain Cook Crescent (Manuka shops) are being upgraded. Now it appears that the Woden bound stop is being moved back a few hundred metres. This would then allow the Route 6 to stop here.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: smitho on August 08, 2012, 12:23:07 AM
Athllon Drive, Torrens Adshel 'superstop' is very close to commissioning; appears that what I thought would be a module for real time monitors turns out to be an extra advertising panel.

Regrettably, shelter offers very little protection from summer western sun or winds and rainy squalls from the east. But a reasonable amount of seating - good. Let's hope they're timber seats so you can sit on them in winter without freezing your vital parts off.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Buzz Killington on February 18, 2014, 06:58:17 PM
Spotted a few stops in West Kambah having work done last week.

Both stops on Kambah Pool Road were having concrete laid, possibly for AdShel/CAM shelters (which would mean removal of the northbound bunker)

The other stop was on Boddington Crescent northbound between Crozier and Castley. Not sure if a shelter is planned for this stop but from memory it's not a particularly busy one.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Bus 400 on February 26, 2014, 10:05:57 PM
The stops on Hoskins Street near Pelle Street (Mitchell) were recently moved closer to Well Station Drive. Well the southbound stop is being moved & appears to be taking a whole line of car park spaces. It also looks to be getting a shelter.
While I know many a Franklin resident takes the 56 & jumps off on this stop, they have for years & still do. I am yet to see one catch the 56 to the City from Mitchell though.
Back in the old days, passengers would jump on a Belconnen bound 56 as it had a better connection time from when they finished work & a few passengers said that to the regular driver I was with (not a forum member).
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: smitho on February 27, 2014, 11:33:59 PM
Several bus stops in Duffy are being upgraded at present although none involve new shelters (at this stage).

Clunies Ross Street southbound stop has been relocated (again) - from outside CSIRO to a location closer to Barry Drive (close to where it was originally located prior to the Barry Drive Transitway works commencing). In December last year, a new northbound stop on Clunies Ross Street was created close to the Botanical Gardens entrance; this is in addition to the northbound stop near CSIRO Black Mountain.

Barton Interchange southbound AdShel now sports an orange name hat similar to that applied to the northbound stop.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Buzz Killington on December 19, 2014, 08:22:10 AM
The shelter and seat at Kippax Bus Station have been repainted into the green and orange colour scheme.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: King of Buses on December 19, 2014, 12:18:43 PM
The shelter and seat at Kippax Bus Station have been repainted into the green and orange colour scheme.


Wasn't like that on Monday. ..still probably isn't appealing to use cause of the smell. ...
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Buzz Killington on December 19, 2014, 10:14:34 PM
It got a first coat earlier in the week but I believe it had a second one yesterday - it was roped off early this morning.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: smitho on January 26, 2015, 07:20:55 PM
Some of the Renmark St (Duffy) stops are being upgraded at present.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: King of Buses on January 26, 2015, 08:00:53 PM
Some of the Renmark St (Duffy) stops are being upgraded at present.

As are some on Livingston Ave in Kambah as well as one on Newman Morris Cct in Oxley.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 30, 2015, 06:18:57 PM
4894 on Moyes Cr Holt is being upgraded.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: smitho on January 31, 2015, 04:25:30 PM
Relocation of shelter from University of Canberra stop northbound to Radford College stop northbound is completed.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Bus 400 on February 13, 2015, 07:46:35 PM
My Tuggeranong bound stop on Summerland Circuit in Kambah looks to be about to be upgraded.

I just hope they don't touch for gutter. As when it rains, the water builds up & as buses (& some car drivers) drive past at speed. A wave of water soaks unsuspecting people exiting the underpass near by.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Barry Drive on March 20, 2015, 12:56:41 PM
Just noticed on the ACTION website, the Barry Dr stop (westbound) is being relocated for 4 weeks starting tomorrow.

Perhaps, finally, this stop is being upgraded. A medium/large shelter would be desirable.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: The Love Guru on March 20, 2015, 04:31:43 PM
Removal would be better
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Buzz Killington on March 20, 2015, 08:39:51 PM
Some of the trees had protective wood palings up against them today. Perhaps some landscaping is being done to stop that whole area turning into a pool anytime there's a light shower.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Barry Drive on March 21, 2015, 06:20:36 PM
Some trees (or vegetation at best) next to the footpath have been cut down. They appear to have cleared sufficient room for a large AdShel / CAM shelter. But based on what's been fenced off, other landscaping / water course improvements may also be done.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Bus 503 on April 14, 2015, 07:16:21 AM
The stops on Ellenborough street Kaleen now have new concrete around them (photos attached) and have been moved about 5 meters from their original spot.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Bus 400 on April 14, 2015, 09:21:06 AM
I wouldn't call that first stop DDA compliant.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: 743 on April 14, 2015, 01:22:35 PM
Stop 5109 has been upgraded. This is the school stop inside the original Dickson Terminus (off Majura Ave, opposite Officer Cres) that was installed just before Network '14.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Bus 503 on April 14, 2015, 06:24:41 PM
I wouldn't call that first stop DDA compliant.

The first stop has 2 entries (one isn't  in the photo.) One is in the picture - the step entry, the other that is not in the photo is the long downhill ramp which runs about 3 meters.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Barry Drive on April 30, 2015, 01:22:04 PM
Bunker has been removed from Barry Dr stop. Concrete base all ready for new shelter to be installed.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Bus 400 on May 08, 2015, 09:12:46 PM
For those playing along at home, a major shelter has been installed at this stop. No idea if Lake Acton has been fixed.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Busfanatic101 on May 11, 2015, 08:20:02 PM
The article you have but up on facebook about bus stop upgrades in Fadden and Wanniassa is quite exciting... unless... I went to my bus stop this morning and found that some small sections of the concrete had whiter concrete spread over it, maybe filling some cracks or something that I never knew existed, and lots of solidified drips of concrete everywhere. Is this it? I was hoping for something better... maybe even a shelter  :-\
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 12, 2015, 06:25:49 PM
Sounds like they've smoothed down some uneven joins in the pavement. Whether that's the extent of the work at your stop is dependant on whether or not it is already accessible.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Busfanatic101 on May 17, 2015, 02:40:11 PM
Sounds like they've smoothed down some uneven joins in the pavement. Whether that's the extent of the work at your stop is dependant on whether or not it is already accessible.


Major work has started this weekend for the majority of stops in Fadden including my one. At this stage, they have been fenced off and many have had concrete blocks of paving removed.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 01, 2015, 09:21:15 PM
Two blue shelters have been relocated - one is on Lance Hill Ave Dunlop, the other is on Macfarlane Burnett Ave in Macgregor
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications (or new bus stops.)
Post by: Bus 503 on August 10, 2015, 08:19:43 PM
2 new stops have appeared on Southside. Both are where the route 4 now services (that part of Monaro Crescent) North and one on Carnagie Street or whatever it is South. Currently only concrete pads but likely for seats to be installed too as these stops have only just been installed.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Bus 400 on August 10, 2015, 09:35:08 PM
While a new pair of stops has been installed on Waragamba Drive west of Ji day he Dr. One has a bunker, the other doesn't.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Barry Drive on August 15, 2015, 10:02:10 AM
The new Red Hill stops are showing as #3256 & #3257 on NXTBUS. Nothing yet for Waragamba Av.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: King of Buses on August 15, 2015, 04:36:51 PM
The Lanyon Marketplace stop upgrade is coming along with both shelters being moved along to extend stops on both sides.

The temporary Erindale Stops have lots of people whinging about no seats, shelters, etc.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: King of Buses on August 29, 2015, 06:49:00 PM
Garran Shops northbound stop (old style shelter) has had a repaint and now green and cream in lieu of brown and cream.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Barry Drive on September 06, 2015, 06:05:33 PM
The Lanyon changes (to the stops) appears to be complete.

The new driver toilets were delivered recently (last week maybe), so all that remains is to finish installing them.

Meanwhile, a new AdShel has appeared on Majura Road across from Ikea. (Stop not yet in use.)
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: King of Buses on September 06, 2015, 06:31:21 PM
The Lanyon changes (to the stops) appears to be complete.

The new driver toilets were delivered recently (last week maybe), so all that remains is to finish installing them.


Stop work complete, yes. The toilet facilities were delivered early last week and they've been digging trenches (for pipes) since.
Even still, buses tend to like to layover further up Box Hill or at the southbound Tharwa Dr stop before Box Hill...that might change once the toilets are in service I guess.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Barry Drive on September 10, 2015, 01:27:56 PM


The temporary Erindale Stops have lots of people whinging about no seats, shelters, etc.
And for good reason. There was a seat installed on Flemington Road when the Hibberson St stop was closed.

But good news: work to install a seat on each side is underway.
Title: Re: Bus Stop Modifications
Post by: Barry Drive on June 08, 2018, 09:40:09 AM
Checking the contract register: found a new contract for "Upgrade of Bus Stops 2596 & 2598 Kingston [Shops] and Minor Works at Stop 4567". (4567 is Northbourne Av near Morphett St)