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Bus Tour 27 March 2010

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Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« on: December 13, 2009, 10:07:02 PM »
Date: 27/03/10
Start Time: 0930
Finish Time: Anytime between 1700 and 1800
Vehicles Used-Morning: 990 and 490
Vehicles Used-Afternoon: 390 and 464 (all vehicles subject to approval by ACTION and Operational Availability)
Cost: $15-$20, left over money to be donated to ACT Bus for further development
Itinerary:
0930: 990 Departs Cohen st Platform 3, we will not pick up anyone waiting at Lathlain st or Cameron Ave.
0945: 990 Pick up City Platform 10, 490 Depart Tuggeranong Platform 6
1000: Buses meet at the back of platform 9 at Woden
1010: Depart for tour of Stromlo, Weston Creek and Tuggeranong Suburbs
1130: Drive through tour of Tuggeranong Depot (subject to approval by ACTION), swap 490 for 464 here
1155: Depart for Belconnen
1230: BBQ Lunch (included in cost), 990 will be returned to the depot during this time and swapped for 390
1330: Depart for tour of Belconnen suburbs
1500: Make Way to Old Parliament House for a group shot
1530: Drive to Oaks Estate via Parkes Way and Oaks Estate Road returning via Canberra Ave, Causeway and old 83/237
1645: Arrive Woden, 464 returns to Tuggeranong, 390 returns to Belconnen via City
1700: 464 terminates at Tuggeranong, 390 sets down in the City
1715: 390 arrives at Cohen st Bus Station


Please note this may have to change due to restrictions of where 464 can go.





 
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Re: Possible Bus Tour
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2009, 07:59:04 PM »
Sounds like a plan - I'll sticky this and maybe we can put something on the website to give it a bit more exposure. The more the merrier (and the cheaper)

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Re: Possible Bus Tour
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2009, 08:25:21 PM »
yeah, an idea has came up on the ATDB that we try to visit the TBX depot, sounds good to me. I will call them in the coming days to see if they can accommodate us.

I think if everyone can put suggestions forward for a bus I will try to draw up a scheduled for the day. I am thinking do some stuff in the outer South, tour tuggy depot, Airport (photos) Mt Anslie  (photos), Lunch, black Mountain  (photos), TBX Depot, Outer North, National Museum (photos), Old Parliament House (photos), Drop offs.

So it would be a longer tour. I am also looking for two drivers to volunteer their skills for the day, two from each depot (looks at Ed, Chris, Martin and smitho)

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Re: Possible Bus Tour
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2009, 08:31:53 PM »
We did Black Mountain and Mt Ainslie last year - any of the drivers know if Red Hill would be bus-friendly?

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Re: Possible Bus Tour
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2009, 09:11:03 PM »
FYI, I'll be engaged with a function that weekend, otherwise, sounds like a great idea! A few different vehicles would be interesting for the tour (Buses unique to Canberra such as a Dart, or a .3).

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2009, 09:12:43 PM »
damn, oh well. There is no way we will take a dart.

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2009, 09:32:46 PM »
TBX depot may not be possible as the depot is unmanned on weekends but I have someone working on it.

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2009, 09:45:28 PM »
What about a visit to Deanes? They have a wider variety of older vehicles.

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2009, 09:55:22 PM »
Can ACTION travel into NSW?

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2009, 10:03:49 PM »
On charters, yes.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2009, 10:04:02 PM by Buzz Killington »

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2009, 10:12:51 PM »
ah ok. Here is a rough plan or a suggested plan:


09:00 Belco Bus Picks up Platform 3 Cohen Street travels as per route 710 to City
0915 Belco Bus Picks up Platform 10 travels as per 300
0930 Belco Bus arrives at Woden meets the Tuggeranong Bus
0935 Both buses proceed to Tuggeranong along the old 333
0950 Pick up at Tuggeranong proceed to depot for driving tour (subject to approval)
1020 Proceed to the Cotter for (photo) 
DBL depot here if it is possible
1040 Proceed to Airport precinct (photo)
1110 Make way to the City for lunch
1130-1230 Lunch
1230 Travel to the National Museum (photo)
1300 TBX depot (subject to approval)
1400 drive around Canberra’s Northern Suburbs
1500 Make way to sight of the old Belco Interchange (photo)
1530 Find a sight near Lake Ginninderra for a photo
1600 Travel via the route 705 to Tuggeranong
1630 tour the suburbs of Southern Canberra
1730 Set down Woden
1735 Tuggy Bus departs for Tuggy, Belco bus for the City
1745 Belco Bus arrives in the City
1800 tour ends after Belco bus drops off at Cohen st

 The timings are a bit funny maybe a driver could help to get them straight.
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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2009, 10:19:17 PM »
1020 Proceed to the Cotter for (photo) 
DBL depot here if it is possible
1040 Proceed to Airport precinct (photo)

You'll need to allocate a lot more time than that to get to the cotter, then to Queanbeyan for a tour, then to the Airport.

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2009, 10:26:29 PM »
yeah, I know. would it be better to do the Cotter at some other stage through out the day?

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2009, 10:56:02 PM »
Martin thinks some newer buses would be better. 390 and 500 maybe?

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2009, 11:37:40 PM »
500? If it's here, sure, yeah!

Yeah, it would be great to get 390 out, and a 100.3, definately. 100.2s don't excite many gunzels.....

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2009, 11:45:10 PM »
500 is due this month tokaji. We could always take two belco buses (390 and 990) and just have some tuggy drivers help out. I currently have one volunteer driver.

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2009, 12:03:56 AM »
500 is due this month tokaji
I'll believe it when I see it.

I'm sure there will be more volunteer drivers that step up to the plate in the near future.

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2009, 05:51:25 AM »
I have asked three, one said yes, two said they would check their calendar and get back to me, I still have one to ask, so driver wise we are looking good.

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2009, 01:06:06 PM »
I have just spoken to someone at the ACTION charter office, we can travel into NSW as long as we pick no-one up and the bus has it's bike rack removed.

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2009, 09:25:41 PM »
Plans for the tour will be posted at some time early in the new year. The tour will not have any special name. At this stage we do plan on making a visit to Deanes (subject to approval) but TBX will not be doable because their depot is unmanned on weekends.

Bus wise, we are going to try and swap buses at some stage after the Deanes trip for two MAN buses (hopefully 374 and 390). Ideally we would like to take a 14.5m Scania but the chances of ACTION letting us do that are slim.

The tour will start at about 9am and go through to about 5:30-6pm. At this stage we plan to visit:
-Tuggeranong Depot
-Cotter
-Deanes Depot
-Former Belconnen Interchange Site

If anyone else has any ideas please post them here.

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« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2009, 09:37:44 PM »
Would a bus be able to get up mount stromlo or not, it would make a beautiful photo spot with the mountains in the background

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2009, 09:40:07 PM »
Yeah that's possible. I will try to fit that in

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« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2009, 09:55:25 PM »
I thought it would be good since we will pass there on the way to the cotter

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2010, 09:23:01 AM »
I might be able to go however the timings are still a bit funny. I would love to have a look around the depot at tuggers as I missed the open day, could we possibly include the depot at belco, if possible?

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2010, 01:14:24 PM »
We took a tour of belco last time.

Plans should be finalised this time next week.

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2010, 09:28:22 PM »
Instead of accessing the situation, you may wish to try assessing the situation ;). And without release of the road closures, it would be impossible to create a plan around Obamas visit. Especially if trying to get any of the major sites in or around the triangle. I think it would be best to move it either the weekend before or after, unless you have factored in Rail Bus work for those coming in from Sydney, you would want to take a look at the CityRail trackwork calender and choose another day.
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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2010, 09:30:45 PM »
Yeah, I will be doing that, bloody Obama!!!

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2010, 09:10:58 PM »
The tour will go a head on the specified date, plans are now in the first post at the top of the page, once again a thread clean up might be nice

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2010, 09:47:44 AM »
It sounds good however I will only be able to attend for the morning part of the tour Tuggers depot and a ride on 464 as I do have many commitments on sundays it is a difficult day for me, the next tour should be planned sometime in the next holidays

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2010, 09:51:13 AM »
King Long has provided months of notice that the tour would be held on the 27th so that people could shuffle commitments if needbe.

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2010, 09:59:51 AM »
CNG, you will find that the 27th is a Saturday not a Sunday

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2010, 10:01:52 AM »
It sounds good however I will only be able to attend for the morning part of the tour Tuggers depot and a ride on 464 as I do have many commitments on sundays it is a difficult day for me, the next tour should be planned sometime in the next holidays


I should be there, just have to speak to work when my roster comes out to try and get the day off if I don't already have it off! Stupid rotating roster!

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« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2010, 12:48:31 PM »
The plan is very good, i hope to be starting at belco. Lets hope i'm not working because i might be working soon :( 

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2010, 12:55:05 PM »
I currently have that day rostered OFF

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2010, 05:37:28 PM »
CNG, you will find that the 27th is a Saturday not a Sunday

Saturday seems good at the moment

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Re: Bus Tour 27th March 2009
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2010, 06:05:17 PM »
The tour has been book and is now awaiting approval

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2010, 07:03:07 PM »
Thread title has been fixed. Don't know how we all missed that one.
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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2010, 07:13:38 PM »
haha, lol

Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2010, 11:23:22 PM »
The girlfriend and myself are sure hoping we can make this one. It sounds like a great trip with a lot of good buses ! I'll be sure to confirm this as soon as possible.
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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2010, 11:26:36 PM »
I hope to be attending  :D
I shall probably be starting at Belconnen

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2010, 12:11:09 AM »
I've made my only Saturday commitment to work for 2010, so I'll be able to make this one.

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2010, 07:11:02 PM »
The girlfriend and myself are sure hoping we can make this one. It sounds like a great trip with a lot of good buses ! I'll be sure to confirm this as soon as possible.

I hope to be attending  :D
I shall probably be starting at Belconnen

Good to hear!

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #42 on: March 07, 2010, 10:18:41 PM »
I am now a confirmed. Work has graciously granted me the day off.

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2010, 07:51:48 AM »
Will a bus be able to pick me up from city bus inter

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2010, 09:13:08 AM »
0945: 990 Pick up City Platform 10, 490 Depart Tuggeranong Platform 6

Are your eyes painted on?

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #45 on: March 09, 2010, 03:29:37 PM »
:TODDLOL:

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #46 on: March 13, 2010, 11:06:51 PM »
LUNCH WILL NO LONGER BE PROVIDED AS PART OF THE TOUR, IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING PLEASE POST HERE SO WE CAN FIGURE OUT AN APPROX COST BEFORE THE DATE

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #47 on: March 13, 2010, 11:11:45 PM »
I'll be attending

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #48 on: March 14, 2010, 08:24:55 AM »
No need to yell Zac, we can all hear you perfectly fine.

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Re: Bus Tour 27 March 2010
« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2010, 09:09:57 AM »
I was trying to yell the lumch thing but ended up yelling it all