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Fleet / Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Last post by King of Buses on Yesterday at 01:41:11 PM »
673 & 674 are both running route 200 today. I am unsure if these artics will appear on any suburban routes; they may be operating modified shifts confining them to routes 200, 300 & 938.

Saw 515 heading out on a 936 earlier via Transittimes, so I very much doubt they've modified shifts just to keep artics off suburban routes.
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Fleet / Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Last post by Toyota Camry on Yesterday at 11:17:29 AM »
673 & 674 are both running route 200 today. I am unsure if these artics will appear on any suburban routes; they may be operating modified shifts confining them to routes 200, 300 & 938.
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Fleet / Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Last post by Busnerd on Yesterday at 07:31:35 AM »
Unsure where to post but I'm sure a certain someone will move it if he sees fit :P


Have noticed there appear to be some artics out today (Saturday) presumably due to three large events on today, Yes! Fest, Spilt Milk & the concert at the arboretum thisevening.
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Fleet / Re: Alternative / Electric bus trial
« Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses on November 16, 2018, 09:11:02 PM »
I can tell you from experience I've been banned for revealing that sort of thing as it's a breach of privacy, so I would say don't risk it.
712 once appeared on a 64N one afternoon, a few minutes right after my regular bus passed my stop only to go the other way at the Livingston intersection. It certainly happened often, but I can agree it probably won't happen again, the trial is very near ending.
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Fleet / Re: Alternative / Electric bus trial
« Last post by Bus 503 on November 16, 2018, 08:21:41 PM »
Bus 711 operated the below trip today.

(7) 12:22 National Museum to Cohen Street Bus Station

Yes, it's been on that all week.


That is a pattern - bus regularly being driven by select drivers often doing select shifts. While there is some element of chance, some outliers, there are definitely clear trends in allocation and not enough chance to be considered purely coincidental.


I can't believe we're all debating this... seriously

As far as I can tell, the outliers occur when the driver of a shift is what I call a "fill-in driver", who fills in for the regular driver, which is why reporting those occurrences when the trial buses are operating those shifts is not necessary because it probably won't happen again.

I am wondering if Barry Drive can advise us whether reporting specific times that certain buses can be spotted is allowed, as is being done here. I have a previous personal message stating that reporting specific locations of certain buses is not allowed (when I asked if it was OK to post sightings of the electric buses), but sightings are being reported on PR3s and now the electric buses. Also, it seems that while reporting regular occurrences of certain buses operating the same routes are banned ('shift buses'), it is not banned to report PR3 trips or electric bus trips, so I see it all as being quite contradictory.
Can we please have a clean-up of the muddy rules surrounding this topic?
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Fleet / Re: Alternative / Electric bus trial
« Last post by Toyota Camry on November 16, 2018, 02:00:02 PM »
Bus 711 operated the below trip today.

(7) 12:22 National Museum to Cohen Street Bus Station
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Canberra Metro / Re: LR general discussion
« Last post by Busnerd on November 15, 2018, 02:29:44 PM »
For those who have somehow avoided social media today, LRV007 was towed to Dickson last night, as posted by CBR Metro and annoyingly re-shared by one PTCBR related individual with an excessive need to use emoji's.

It is understood gauge testing will take place over the next two nights between Dickson and Alinga (assuming the track is free of crap/debris/tools/holes) by then. This should see the LRV being dragged by the Unimog with the large foam 'collar'/thing around the outside to test clearances on the line, presumably before they do final platform concreting, set the poles in place along the alignment etc.
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Fleet / Re: Alternative / Electric bus trial
« Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses on November 14, 2018, 05:13:09 PM »
I can't believe we're all debating this... seriously

Yeah I know right. I know which drivers who were allocated to each bus by face, and so, most of their runs, so it was easy to know which of the routes albeit only really their last few evening runs, but any other time they would use their normal allocated buses - Mostly P2 and Scania/MAN CNG shifts.
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Fleet / Re: Alternative / Electric bus trial
« Last post by Busfanatic101 on November 14, 2018, 02:45:09 PM »
But there is no pattern to it, they donít have set shifts for the trial, if the driver is trained and the bus is available then itís allocated to that driver. Particularly in 712s case this is a very limited number of drivers. Any pattern that appeared is purely coincidental.


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That is a pattern - bus regularly being driven by select drivers often doing select shifts. While there is some element of chance, some outliers, there are definitely clear trends in allocation and not enough chance to be considered purely coincidental.


I can't believe we're all debating this... seriously
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Fleet / Re: Alternative / Electric bus trial
« Last post by Toyota Camry on November 14, 2018, 01:41:31 PM »
It must have been a major coincidence that bus 712 was operating those trips on every working day; with those odds, I will be purchasing a lottery ticket.
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