Started by Barry Drive, February 18, 2010, 09:45:24 am
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Quote from: ajw373 on July 13, 2012, 05:46:25 pmHappy to say, based on the new picture my fears from months ago were unfounded. Doesn't look to bad. Think however we could probably loose the "easy access" and "climate... for comfort" writting. For one by now everyone knows a green bus is both these, and two don't think it looks right on the CB80 which curves where it is written compared to the CB60. Also interesting how far back the aircon pod in the front unit is.
Quote from: Bus 400 on July 26, 2012, 10:10:16 pmAlso it looks like the low floor section will have perimeter seating such as what the steer tags have.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on August 01, 2012, 01:34:13 pmThe message coming from ACTION and the Chief Minister (see the Media Release) is only mentioning the original order of 20 artics - due to be delivered by March 2013.Perhaps the contract variation for the additional 13 has taken longer than planned so dates are not yet known.
Quote from: smitho on August 09, 2012, 12:50:59 amThe figure of 33 new artics is referred to in the article about the Scania artics in the latest 'Chronicle'....from memory, they're quoting Mr Roncon.
Quote from: CNG on August 10, 2012, 08:16:12 pmin relation to the mk 2 artics do they still have a few years service left?
Quote from: Bidgee on August 11, 2012, 09:50:17 pmI'm assuming that 506 is on the road now? Will be in Canberra on the 25th of this month and would be great to get a photo of it since I keep missing them when they pass though Wagga!
Quote from: Mayor McCheese on August 11, 2012, 04:50:46 pmThere are 33 artics due for delivery before next June (I think), there is 33 PR180.2s currently in service.
Quote from: smitho on August 10, 2012, 12:21:34 amAt this stage, Tugg Depot not anticipating Scania artic deliveries until December, but with some newer Renaults cascading from Belco prior to then.
Quote from: Bus 400 on August 12, 2012, 01:35:38 pmOn a side thought, in 12 days time the last (regular season) home game for the Raiders is on. Now this is a top 5 articulated bus charter for ACTION. So you may see 10 or so Renault articulated buses. Well the next time the Raiders play a (regular) home game next year. How many Renault articulated artics do you think we will see compared to Scania's? As there should be at least 18-19 Scania articulated buses at ACTION.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on August 01, 2012, 01:34:13 pmPerhaps the contract variation for the additional 13 has taken longer than planned so dates are not yet known.
Quote from: Buzz Killington on August 12, 2012, 04:03:59 pmIt'd be great to see a lot of (quality) Renault artic photos being posted on the forums as they near the end of their service - would like to bolster the number of their photos in the gallery.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on August 21, 2012, 06:14:02 pm... or has it just been moved?
Quote from: Busnerd on August 23, 2012, 09:51:59 amSmitho, I've often wondered how Custom ever got away with the Combo Scanias, even the older ones had similar issues, whilst the roof in the older ones wasn't as low, the panel above the rear door is shockingly low and pretty much any person almost hits their head on it, in particular the STA 2111 had yellow and red tape stuck on the rear door panel, which pretty much covers them if anyone hurts themselves, I would assume it is similar regarding the low headroom from the turntable to the rear of the new CB80 Combo's, presumably if they have plenty of caution or mind your head signs etc. then I think it covers them....Personally I've only ever hit my head trying to stand up in a window seat on a VST, luckily it was an early model one so the panels were plastic, i think my head just bowed the plastic in a bit, the new ones are stainless steel i think
Quote from: Bonnerbus on September 21, 2012, 02:22:48 pmBecause no one wants to be stuck on a bus that stops at every stop.
Quote from: Bonnerbus on September 21, 2012, 02:22:48 pm.. however one would have thought that the reason that artics are generally not used on 200 and 300 series routes is due to their lack of low floor accessiblity. With the new ones, this problem no longer exists.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on September 21, 2012, 02:47:24 pmBut in reality, that doesn't happen. Since the limited stopping pattern only applies along Northbourne Ave (just about), it is the traffic flow which determines how quickly any bus will get to Gungahlin, not how many bus stops it services.If more people caught the 51/52/59 instead if the 200, the over-crowding problems might not occur.Yes, but until the shifts are re-organised, they must continue to be allocated to existing artic shifts.