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Fleet / Re: Bike rack changes
« Last post by King of Buses on September 15, 2017, 08:55:26 PM »
As does 941 by yesterday.
A few of the rack changes mentioned on this thread still need to be reflected on fleetwiki

117 is back having a DL2 already.
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Fleet / Re: Bike rack changes
« Last post by Busfanatic101 on September 15, 2017, 06:43:12 PM »
117 now has a black rack replacing its DL2
As does 941 by yesterday.
A few of the rack changes mentioned on this thread still need to be reflected on fleetwiki

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The Playground / Re: What buses did you get today?
« Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses on September 15, 2017, 06:33:30 PM »
631 (343N)
101 (318S)
621 (319S)
926 (315N)

Got another which is somewhat relieving. Spotted 925 and 952 too, but was unable to ride them at the time.

Thanks to the driver of 621 being early, I got enough time to run up to the parking to get the roof shot I was desiring - had to film it instead of a still photo, but I got what I wanted.

With 712, someone could've said something about TC having this on their site...


too bad the helicopter didn't get 710 in the same way too :|
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The Playground / Re: What bus did you get today?
« Last post by Barry Drive on September 15, 2017, 04:34:46 PM »
It's not a diesel-electric either. (Not sure if anyone makes them.)

It's a Hybrid diesel. Has both a diesel engine (5 litre 4 cylinder) and an electric motor which both connect to the i-shift 12 speed auto.

More details can be found on the fleetwiki or Wikipedia.

Update: according to Wikipedia there is a Mercedes-Benz Citaro which is a diesel-electric (powered by traction motors).
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Fleet / Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses on September 15, 2017, 09:37:36 AM »
712 is diesel electric vehicle which means it runs using a diesel generator to power an electric engine, not unlike a diesel locomotive train.

Oh, well that makes more sense now.
While I think of it, what's happening with 711, shouldn't it be in use now too?
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The Playground / Re: What bus did you get today?
« Last post by Snorzac on September 14, 2017, 11:10:59 PM »
712 isn't an electric bus, 710 is. 712 is diesel electric vehicle which means it runs using a diesel generator to power an electric engine, not unlike a diesel locomotive train.
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Food and Dining / Re: Hungry Jacks
« Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses on September 14, 2017, 01:53:30 PM »
I told my mum about the possibility of this new Kambah drive through, not only was she surprised but enthused about it. First Domino's, now Hungry Jacks ;D
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Alright, I just had another quick look at the times - at least for the Kambah/Wanniassa bound buses (from Woden) for evening times. In my opinion it is somewhat better than what we have now (cause what we have atm is ludicrous), but what I'm getting more at is how late they go, which is not late enough. I will have more of a look another time, but for now...

I have a bike so I'm generally not worried too often about this sort of thing, but people without cars like to go out to party, go see a movie, or/and presentation/performance somewhere (mostly out at the city), but then they'd also need a bus to come home on too. If the buses are restricted to 10pm, then that's discriminating against those who like to do the above things, low income earners/students who can't afford taxis and work/study late and those who connect to other buses but can't cause of bad connecting bus times.
I've been on a few of those late 9/10pm buses, sure there's rarely ever anyone on them which you'd think a removal for that service would be ideal for the next upcoming network 9which is likely going to happen next month on some routes as it did last time), but it's better to know that there's going to be a bus for you rather than knowing you either have to get a cab or walk home from the City.

That's what I meant by my previous comment albeit I was having a momentary laugh, but there is a concern that I have for the other users of the network.
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The Playground / Re: What buses did you get today? Answer: I got lots :)
« Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses on September 14, 2017, 01:30:41 PM »
Wed 6th Sep:

579 (64N) B&R
579 (22S) B&R
485 (313S)
368 (64N)
534 (300S)
516 (343N)
712 (182W)
385 (162S) B&R
Fri 8th Sep:

946 (64N) B&R
391 (300N) B&R
151 (101L)
483 (313W)
470 (319E)
390 (10E) B&R
318 (39N) B&R
942 (2E) B&R
621 B&R (58S)
334 (80S) B&R
949 (80N) B&R
116 (30N)
312 (712N)
583 (57S)
344 (163S) B&R
537 (343S) B&R
397 (300N) B&R
Wed 13 Sep:

350 (343N) B&R
908 (21W) B&R
351 (71S) B&R
395 (65N) B&R
625 (5E) B&R
421 (5W) B&R
320 (313N) B&R
355 (9E) B&R
311 (56N)
508 (58S)
638 (343S)
483 (313N)
976 (314N) B&R
512 (313E)
307 (7W)
329 (30E)
475 (3W)
927 (14E)
629 (52W)
976 (343S) B&R
954 (57N) B&R
963 (31N) B&R
507 (39S) B&R
321 (163S) B&R
971 (61S) B&R
974 (163S) B&R

So, with all those buses I managed to get that I hadn't already this year (marked with blue), I only have a few left now to worry about to get before the 'ride before decommissioning' goal stats get worse;
-925, 952, 953
-101, 108, 121, 122
-135

And the remaining numbers that i still haven't ridden of the whole current fleet of 2017;
x8 Iris
x17 Scania
374, 378, 381, 384
x24 E5 MAN
x30 E6 Sc
x16 Stag
x11 Artic
x8 M6

Required rides;
x3 on 710
x2 on 712
x1 on 621


Oh yeah. Last week when I got my first ride of 712. My opinion of the bus is; I like it, however it was louder than I thought it would be esp on the outside, and considering it's an electric bus that is kinda a bad thing cause I thought electric meant quiet - it's quiet when it's motionless, but that's about it. It also shudders during acceleration as if it were a manual drive which seems weird, and makes it a little slower than the other buses, but apart from that it's a nice bus. I's also odd sitting behind the rear doors with the double doors when I'm so use to a single door.

I also got lots of photos for both to share and to assist my drawings which I'll share later.
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Fleet / Re: Alternative / Electric bus trial
« Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses on September 14, 2017, 12:31:35 PM »
For the first week or so they weren't being used until the afternoon that I noticed, but since last week 710 and 712 are around. From what I can tell from the past couple of days is that 710 appears to be on the one shift, as I've seen it do the 200N at 3pm from the city on two occasions now - both times I missed it :(
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