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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #50 on: October 11, 2011, 07:05:02 PM »
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LOL

At least they left the logo up the front I guess.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #51 on: October 11, 2011, 10:11:07 PM »
LOL What happened to that!?! Accident Damage??

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #52 on: October 12, 2011, 09:09:48 PM »
Saw it out this arvo. Looks really odd.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #53 on: October 12, 2011, 09:57:47 PM »
Saw it out this arvo. Looks really odd.

So after one of us finally posted a picture, you get to see Bus 978 in real life.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #54 on: October 21, 2011, 10:55:37 PM »
Still looking 'odd' as of today. Blue and orange panels look freshly repainted so assume they are 978's original panels after the dings had been taken out.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #55 on: January 31, 2012, 05:09:31 PM »
Irisbus Rider's startling prediction may have come true - one of the two remaining 'Going your way' AOAs have been removed. Saw it from a distance but I think it was 977.

They left the strip of the AOA on the right hand side above the windows, though.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #56 on: January 31, 2012, 05:10:51 PM »
Irisbus Rider's startling prediction may have come true - one of the two remaining 'Going your way' AOAs have been removed. Saw it from a distance but I think it was 977.

They left the strip of the AOA on the right hand side above the windows, though.
no it was 947 actually i saw it yesterday

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #57 on: January 31, 2012, 05:32:52 PM »
No reason why it couldn't be both, though.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #58 on: February 01, 2012, 06:32:56 PM »
Just where everyone would know to look, Metrobus has posted a photo of 947 with windowline AOA on the Transport Friends facebook group.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #59 on: February 01, 2012, 06:58:52 PM »
And twitter...

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #60 on: February 02, 2012, 10:53:18 AM »
So post it here

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #61 on: February 02, 2012, 11:10:12 AM »
Taken from twitter:


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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #62 on: April 06, 2012, 02:43:04 PM »
Some time in the past week, the Westfield AOA was removed from 991.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #63 on: April 06, 2012, 11:07:16 PM »
Tuggy bus 947 received AOA for the new Abode hotels in Tuggy and Gungahlin earlier this week.

Although not a fan of AOA, this one doesn't look too bad...

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #64 on: April 10, 2012, 04:08:10 PM »
Spotted her this afternoon in Woden. I think it looks fantastic (aside from the accreditation cut out)

I did post a shot to Twitter earlier but ACTbusspotter posted a better shot soon after, which I'll share here:



Smart move not putting the ad onto the hopper windows. Hopefully it'll stop people peeling it off.
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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #65 on: April 10, 2012, 06:28:26 PM »
977 also got a new aoa

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #66 on: April 10, 2012, 06:34:34 PM »
977 also got a new aoa

care to elaborate?

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #67 on: April 10, 2012, 10:30:45 PM »
Same as 947 I am told.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #68 on: April 11, 2012, 07:02:41 AM »
yes it is the same as 947

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #69 on: April 12, 2012, 12:09:36 AM »
Ha, ha....I was driving 947 yesterday (10th April) from around 1100 to 1900 and left the bus there in the Hellenic layover while getting some lunch. I saw another gent taking a picture of it soon after I left it there.

Note the white bus numbers against black background....

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #70 on: August 12, 2012, 10:39:36 PM »
ACTbusspotter reported on Twitter earlier that 108 has a new TransACT/ActewAGL livery

« Last Edit: August 14, 2012, 02:13:36 PM by ACTbusspotter »

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #71 on: August 12, 2012, 10:41:58 PM »
ACTBusspotter reports that 899 is now back in corporate livery.

No word on 978 although it still had the AOA (well, most of it) on Friday

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #72 on: September 05, 2012, 07:46:28 PM »
ACTBusspotter reporting on Twitter that 394 is in a TransACT Canberra Capitals livery.

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All over advertising
« Reply #73 on: September 07, 2012, 04:56:39 PM »
Zac has posted a photo on twitter of 355 in AOA for OMF

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« Reply #74 on: September 07, 2012, 05:45:06 PM »
354 as well.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #75 on: September 07, 2012, 08:33:03 PM »
I'm not old enough to remember any AOAs from before the Renaults, so after all these years it's quite odd seeing the AOAs on something else. Look forward to seeing these in person.


ACTBusspotter photo.

Note the fleet number cutout..
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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #76 on: September 11, 2012, 11:28:51 PM »
They're horrific!

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #77 on: September 12, 2012, 09:39:49 PM »
Here is the hideous livery on 354...

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #78 on: September 12, 2012, 10:49:35 PM »
When I first saw these AOA buses for OMF I thought, gee those colours are familiar.

Now I recall why - they're very close to the blue/white combination widely applied to Sydney buses, ferries and trains during the mid 1970s era of the Public Transport Commission of New South Wales.

One problem with the livery - the white does not stand up well to the day to day oily grime that invariably builds up on public transport vehicles. Hopefully the soiling of the pure white sheets featured on the Scania buses will lead to a quick withdrawal of the ads.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #79 on: September 17, 2012, 07:27:08 PM »
ACTBusspotter reporting on Twitter that 394 is in a TransACT Canberra Capitals livery.

Saw this one this afternoon, pretty impressive looking wrap, also makes a CB60 look good from the back.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #80 on: October 09, 2012, 07:06:42 PM »
Spotted both 354 and 355 today. 355 had the AOA removed from the front window on the nearside plus the rear door. 354 was missing some decent sized pieces as well, with some sections towards the rear literally hanging off.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #81 on: October 10, 2012, 12:26:16 AM »
Spotted both 354 and 355 today. 355 had the AOA removed from the front window on the nearside plus the rear door. 354 was missing some decent sized pieces as well, with some sections towards the rear literally hanging off.

Vinyl has also been removed from the radiator grills...not a very smart place to stick it in the first place!

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #82 on: November 12, 2012, 09:22:13 PM »
Keep forgetting to mention that 354 and 355 have had some repair work done to the AOA. New vinyl has been applied and the fleet numbers at the rear are white on the blue background now. Previously they cut a square out of the advertising to avoid covering the existing fleet numbers.

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« Reply #83 on: November 12, 2012, 10:09:11 PM »
Also the lower corner on the front (below the smaller windows on each side) is now white.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #84 on: November 23, 2012, 02:52:08 PM »
508 in AOA for LikeCanberra.com.au (Canberra100 promotion).

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #85 on: November 25, 2012, 01:20:53 PM »


Photo courtesy @ACTbusspotter

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #86 on: November 25, 2012, 01:36:23 PM »
Yuk.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #87 on: November 25, 2012, 01:50:51 PM »

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #88 on: November 25, 2012, 02:41:45 PM »
I expect there will be some sort of media event for 508 on Monday.

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« Reply #89 on: November 27, 2012, 12:53:03 PM »
I expect there will be some sort of media event for 508 on Monday.

By the look of Twitter action, it was today.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #90 on: January 31, 2013, 06:50:43 PM »
141 (reportedly along with 140 and 142) is in a Centenary Loop livery.

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« Reply #91 on: January 31, 2013, 06:57:04 PM »
Would I be right in assuming this is the first AOA for the Darts?

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #92 on: January 31, 2013, 07:06:07 PM »
Correct.

132-139 had 'Midi Bus' adverts on left, right and rear from the get-go (although I definitely recall 140-142 never had them). Not sure about 143-156 as these were initially at Belconnen but we've certainly got a couple of photos of buses in that range with those ads.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #93 on: February 08, 2013, 06:15:48 PM »
Anyone know if all three darts have the same livery?

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #94 on: February 09, 2013, 12:17:45 AM »
Other than placement of fleet numbers, I believe they are all the same.

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« Reply #95 on: February 09, 2013, 09:18:31 AM »
Thanks. Bit of a shame.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #96 on: March 16, 2013, 10:09:50 AM »
978 is back in corporate livery

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #97 on: March 16, 2013, 12:29:57 PM »
More AOA reports: 108 has started to peel at the rear; expect 508 to have the front panels changed over this weekend.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #98 on: July 20, 2013, 07:09:24 PM »
ACTBusspotter reports two new AOA's have been applied today:

108 - Bus Advertising
418 - ActewAGL

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« Reply #99 on: July 20, 2013, 08:08:47 PM »
Should be out by Monday. They were in the process of being applied today.