Started by Barry Drive, January 17, 2019, 09:40:25 am
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Quote from: undefinedWe have a substantial preference for procuring zero emission buses if financial and operational outcomes are acceptable.
Quote from: ajw373 on April 15, 2019, 09:29:42 pmWhy on earth would we NEED double deckers?
QuoteOoh what are the chances of getting any double deckers should there be one that fits the requirements?What would be the extent of routes that one would be unable to be used for due to height restrictions? Would it be more restricted in usage than STAGs? It's there an advantage that would favour artics over a double decker and vice versa?
Quote from: Barry Drive on April 19, 2019, 01:27:59 pmThe main advantage of a decker over an artic is price - they are cheaper to buy and maintain.
Quote from: triumph on April 28, 2019, 05:10:24 pm- Data I have seen suggests a double decker can seat about 54% than a bendy.
Quote from: Stan butler on April 28, 2019, 07:02:42 pmOne major issue with double deckers is the storage sheds at both tuggers and belco. They are not designed for double deckers - roof too low. So if tc were to get double deckers, then they would need to build new storage sheds, at an extra cost, at one of the depots where space is already at a premium. Also the maintenance areas would have to be "rejigged" to cater for the double deckers. I cannot imagine them building new or tearing down existing sheds to build new ones.Unless they put them all in a new depot - ie Woden.Just one factor to think about that will incur an extra cost.
Quote from: triumph on April 15, 2019, 10:34:22 pmWas recently at an event attended by TC representatives.It seems that a self contained electric bus order is largely dependent on confidence arising from the establishment in Australia of a suitable established industry/marketing setup.Whilst some N America and European bus systems are already ordering/introducing self-contained electric vehicle fleets, the point was made that most (all?) of those current offerings are not airconditioned, so demand on the battery is considerably lower. Thus these vehicles' present technology may not be directly suitable for Australian service conditions and would need 'Australianising'. Hence the desire for an Australian industry/marketing being first established.
Quote from: Budget PapersThe Government will purchase 84 modern and fuel-efficient buses to improve accessibility and passenger comfort, increase reliability and lower maintenance costs on the new public transport network. The new buses will be added to the fleet on a rolling basis so that the ACT retains the flexibility to transition to emerging types of low-emissions vehicles if these become viable in the near future.