Started by Barry Drive, March 23, 2012, 11:22:10 am
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QuoteAll feedback received from the consultation was considered however not all feedback could be included in the 2012 network changes. Feedback which has not already been included will be incorporated into a wider, more extensive review of the ACTION network currently being undertaken. Further changes will be implemented in 2013.
QuoteComplete review of ACTION services is planned for 2013. Public consult towards end 2012.
QuoteWeekend bus routes will be changed so buses travel the same routes as weekday services. This will create a coherent, easily understood network. This will be a key consideraton in the development of the next ACTION enterprise bargaining agreement in 2013.
Quote from: King of Buses on July 04, 2012, 11:31:42 amPossibly either 30 series or 90 series routes?
Quote from: CNG on July 04, 2012, 06:28:38 pmmaybe 70 series never know
Quote-The next proposal is a big change in how things are at the moment. Instead of running a whole heap of school routes through the suburbs & wondering every year if a student that the school bus was extended for is still there. Why not use the old termini around the suburbs & suburban shops to start school runs from? You could even add Park & Rides to some of these areas. You could then run additional Xpresso's from the suburbs to the City/Parliamentary Triangle. So the parents could drop the kids off at the terminus, wave good bye as the school bus drives off & then jump on an Xpresso to work. I am yet to work out what happens in the afternoon. But another part of this plan would also to have nearby suburban routes deviate to the termini. In the case of Gungahlin where there are no "cut out" termini. You could use the suburban shopping centres or even the end of roads like Mulligan's Flat Road just before the NSW/ACT border for Forde residents & the end of Roden Cutler Drive for Bonner. If this idea was to go ahead hopefully special termini could be built into future suburbs.Kind Regards,
Quote from: The Love Guru on December 26, 2012, 11:04:57 pmHighly doubt you'll see a change to weekday timetables before the 2013 network review.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on September 10, 2013, 11:44:47 amAccording to the latest ACTION newsletter, new services are set to commence in early 2014 with the community consultation phase due to start "in late August."Among the proposed changes are:a new service linking Molonglo to Woden and Cooleman Court with a peak hour Xpresso to Citya new Rapid between Gungahlin and Belconnen [replacing the Gung - Belc sector of routes 56 & 58]a new services (sic) for Humeimproved services for Dunlop and West Macgregorimproved service between Erindale and Wodenimproved services to the airport business parkincreased Xpresso services between Weston Creek and City, including an Xpresso direct to City from Cooleman Court
Quote from: ajw373 on September 13, 2013, 10:50:11 amStill no services terminating at Charnwood which has been rumorded (sic) here before.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on September 13, 2013, 01:58:17 pmYes, because there is not yet a terminus at Charnwood Shops for services to terminate at. I thought we'd covered that before :)
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on September 13, 2013, 01:58:17 pmMy first concern is no connection between Dunlop & Charnwood shops and also North Lyneham/Miller St & Dickson shops. (History: route 380 was introduced in 1979 which was the first time Miller St was linked to Dickson shops.)
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on September 13, 2013, 01:58:17 pm44 change is very similar to the one The_Love_Guru and I suggested some time ago. But it needs to extend further north into West Macgregor and possibly use Cannan Cres and Osburn Dr as ajw373 suggest, or else do a full loop of Macfarlane Burnet / Constance Stone.Ideally, West Macgregor and Dunlop should have the most direct routes possible from Belconnen. But the question is: is Dunlop better serviced by the proposed 43/343 via Macgregor and Kippax or would it be better to have a direct route via Charnwood (e.g. current 14 to Tillyard, then Lhotsky, Florey, Ginninderra, Lance Hill, Kerrigan, Shakespeare to Fraser West)?
Quote from: The Love Guru on September 13, 2013, 08:34:48 pm2,3 & 6 are renumbered! They look nothing like the current ones.As for National Cct, at present the road is going to prove to be unusable by buses due to significant car parking issues in the area. Easily fixed with no parking signs though.Nth Lyneham has its own shopping centre and anything else that one should need would be available in the City, so the loss of the link to Dickson is no biggie. It's good to see some removal of the archaic links between suburbs and group centres as this was yesterdays way of doing things. Now its about getting into the town centres where its a 1 stop shop for everything you need.
Quote from: Bus 400 on September 13, 2013, 07:15:10 pmWhat is also missed is Springbank Rise in Casey. School buses already service this area & by 2014 that new part of Ngunnawal should be ready for its first residents.
Quote from: The Love Guru on September 13, 2013, 08:34:48 pmNth Lyneham has its own shopping centre and anything else that one should need would be available in the City, so the loss of the link to Dickson is no biggie. It's good to see some removal of the archaic links between suburbs and group centres as this was yesterdays way of doing things. Now its about getting into the town centres where its a 1 stop shop for everything you need.
Quote from: King of Buses on September 14, 2013, 11:22:59 amTo the list of routes and suburbs which won't link to shops, the 22 doesn't appear to go to Mawson.Route 720 as well. Very well used every time I see it. Now they're ditching it! Ridiculous.
Quote from: manhinli on September 14, 2013, 02:00:20 amFunny how 200/201 goes back through the train station after it was streamlined to run completely down Wentworth/Canberra Ave for Network '12. 201 does the full 200 then goes around Fyshwick towards Woden... Why not split at Ipswich St like that of the now removed Route 80? I doubt there are a lot of people missing out on the remainder of Canberra Ave considering 201 is only at best half hourly.
Quote from: ajw373 on September 13, 2013, 06:05:24 pmI think Dunlop is much better served being linked to Kippax, instead of Charnwood as Kippax is the group centre for West Belconnen. ... The 44 to Belconnen though will be a PIA as it seems to go everywhere on it's way.
QuoteHoping they don't tinker with it at all even after community consultation. Still not sold on the idea of employing experts to design a network then get people who know nothing about transport to put their two cents in.
Quote from: Ed on September 15, 2013, 12:35:55 amMost people that utilize the network know nothing about public transport operations. But not giving them a chance to put in feedback/opinion/suggestions/recommendations, is, in my opinion, bordering on being a gc.
QuoteWhilst those that USE the system may have no idea about operations, I bet they are the ones who know exactly what they want and what they need. It is then up to the route planners to BALANCE the wants and needs of the passengers with operational and budgetary realities.
Quote from: Ed on September 15, 2013, 10:24:40 amHence I think you may have misread my second sentence. The passengers are indeed the ones that know exactly what they want and need. That was the point I was trying to put across.
Quote from: ajw373 on September 15, 2013, 12:44:52 pmThat is good to hear, still not sure how your post says that, but will take your word for it.
Quote from: Ed on September 15, 2013, 12:35:55 amBut not giving them a chance to put in feedback/opinion/suggestions/recommendations, is, in my opinion, bordering on being a gc.
Quote from: Buzz Killington on September 14, 2013, 06:34:58 pmI'm finding it odd that the 163 and 171 (what's with that route number?) take the same path through Wanniassa.I would divert one of those up either Gaunson or Sainsbury and then along Longmore to the roundabout with Rylah Cres. It's a bit of a gap when there's no service for the portion of Longmore from the shops up to Sainsbury, and no service on Sainsbury either. (Or Gaunson)
Quote from: Buzz Killington on September 18, 2013, 09:41:20 pmBooklets, eh? Might have to pop along to one of the sessions!
Quote from: The Love Guru on September 18, 2013, 09:49:51 pmWhen they say limited stops, that wont be the same stopping pattern as the 200 has now. Due to there being no other services on Flemington Rd, all buses will be all stops at least as far as Mitchell, and quite possibly all the way to Dickson. Same will happen on the other end of the 200 with the 80 being removed, It will have to be all stops from the old Kingston depot.