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Pre-NXTBUS Bus Stops

Started by Buzz Killington, November 24, 2013, 09:04:42 pm

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Buzz Killington

It seems the majority have been removed when the new bus stop blades have been installed - but there seems to be a few left!

I've seen one yellow & black one on Springvale Drive, and a blue and white one on McTaggart Crescent in Kambah. Presumably the latter has survived as no routes service the street anymore.

Any other sightings?

Barry Drive

Yes, bus stops have to be in service (including weekend and school services) for the old sign / pegs to be removed.

There were some wooden pegs on Namatjira Dr, but I can't find out whether any School services run past them.

Also Noarlunga Cres in Bonython had unused stops, but not sure if these were pegs or blades/fingerboards.

As of last week, there were some pegs in Calwell and Theodore since these suburbs have yet to be upgraded.

Buzz Killington

Noarlunga had pegs and fingerboards last I checked.

From memory there are also some pegs and fingerboards on the part of Kingscote Cr not serviced by normal routes.

Bus 400

The stops on Namatjira Drive have been replaced, with some school services going that way (544 is one). Another factor was one of the pegs rotted away.

Another peg still in existence is at the old Gungahlin Cemetery Terminus.

743

November 27, 2013, 07:26:20 pm #4 Last Edit: November 27, 2013, 07:28:05 pm by 743
The last (?) handpainted black and yellow peg which was in Ainslie has been removed. Does anyone know how old that style of peg was? Would be interesting to know how long it lasted! I note that style of peg in old shots on ACT Bus and RATEC so I suspect quite a while.

Barry Drive

November 27, 2013, 07:56:41 pm #5 Last Edit: November 27, 2013, 07:57:45 pm by ACTbusspotter
There used to be a SECTION peg (which used a red band and lettering instead of black) which I think was from the same era. Sections were abolished mid-70s which might be when the hand painted signs were updated to have a reflective SIGNAL BUS metal sheet.

There was also a serif-font hand painted SIGNAL BUS (possibly a stencil), but I don't know which one was older.


Buzz Killington

Fair enough.. Wouldn't have minded one for the garden!

smitho

I've seen bus stop signs of various designs in the gardens of aged care facilities / nursing homes in Adelaide and Canberra....complete with bus stop seats, but alas, no buses!

smitho

Pegs and older style blades still prevail in Lois Loder and other streets of Theodore.

Gordon now has new style blades teamed up with "Commuter Express" blades on the same pole.

743

December 14, 2013, 11:26:35 am #10 Last Edit: December 14, 2013, 11:29:03 am by 743
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on November 27, 2013, 07:56:41 pm
There used to be a SECTION peg (which used a red band and lettering instead of black) which I think was from the same era. Sections were abolished mid-70s which might be when the hand painted signs were updated to have a reflective SIGNAL BUS metal sheet.

There was also a serif-font hand painted SIGNAL BUS (possibly a stencil), but I don't know which one was older.


Thanks for the info - so at least a while then.

I'm aware of the following disused pegs remaining:

Maitland St,  Hackett (2 X blue and white)
Knox St near Windeyer St, Watson (blue and white - even though the new blade was installed)
Wakefield Ave near Dooring St, Dickson or Braddon (black and yellow but I can't remember which side of the road it's on)
Scollay St north of Soward Way, Greenway (black and yellow)

As for disused blades, there are two stops opposite each other on Wakefield Ave, Ainslie, west of Bonney St.

Bus 400

All Bonython stops have been changed over, the McTaggart peg still survives.
Also it looks like the blades on Charterisville Avenue in Conder have survived again. They survived when the original 18 was withdrawn & now they are still there after Conder has had its NXTBUS blades installed.

Sir Pompously

Quote from: 743 on November 27, 2013, 07:26:20 pm
The last (?) handpainted black and yellow peg which was in Ainslie has been removed. Does anyone know how old that style of peg was? Would be interesting to know how long it lasted! I note that style of peg in old shots on ACT Bus and RATEC so I suspect quite a while.


There is a "SIGNAL BUS" peg as opposed to a "SECTION" peg in this photo of the Brassy House shelter (when first built) http://ratec.actbus.net/Bus%20Shelters/album/slides/01-Brassy%20House%20bus%20shelter.html

This photo has a "SECTION" peg with "STOP" on the side of it http://ratec.actbus.net/Bus%20Shelters/album/slides/06-Bus%20shelter%201972.html

I cannot find many photos of the tin sign pegs, however they were installed in my suburb around 1981/82.

With regards to "Blades" hanging around, Sturdee Cres in Monash still has ACTION blades as no school service travels along this route anymore.

King of Buses

I'll just add that the J Poles in Duntroon are still there. Perhaps due to them all already having stop numbers on them. They've also added NXTBUS blades at Tuggeranong and Woden Bus Stations. They could've thought about how they were to put them in better though.

Buzz Killington

The new blades are at Belconnen too - on top of the bollards at Westfield and on top of the shelters at the Community station.

Bus 400

You will also notice the brackets for Woden A1 (NXTBUS display screen) near Platform 6 at Woden Bus Station.

Barry Drive

The pair of orange and black blades on Lathlain St (beside Bunnings Warehouse), from the former route 73/74, were removed this week.

Does this herald the removal of all remaining disused bus stops?

743

Possibly. Although at least a couple of them were removed during the process of blade upgrades, the stops on the 'clockwise' side of Watson at Solstice and opposite Prime were taken out when the rest of Watson was done.

Buzz Killington

Quote from: ACTbusspotter on December 20, 2013, 12:55:42 pm
The pair of orange and black blades on Lathlain St (beside Bunnings Warehouse), from the former route 73/74, were removed this week.

Does this herald the removal of all remaining disused bus stops?


Orange and black? Don't recall seeing these. Might have to see if they're on streetview

Barry Drive


Barry Drive

Quote from: 743 on December 14, 2013, 11:26:35 am
I'm aware of the following disused pegs remaining:

Wakefield Ave near Dooring St, Dickson or Braddon (black and yellow but I can't remember which side of the road it's on)

Thanks to streetview - Braddon side.


743

I went past again the other day and the remaining one is actually on the Dickson side. The Braddon one was upgraded to a flag as school services stop there.

743

Quote from: ACTbusspotter on December 20, 2013, 12:55:42 pm
Does this herald the removal of all remaining disused bus stops?


This would indeed seem to be the case now. This article makes mention of this.

Buzz Killington

Spotted a rather sad looking school services peg in Campbell recently.

King of Buses

Platform Six at Tuggeranong has a blade stuck onto the blue sign. Which leaves me wondering, is there a service to there now or is that planned for Network '14 and they are just a bit ahead of themsleves. It went in at the same time as the rest but it is still a bit odd seeing as most drivers hate platform six. There are also a few old style blades in Weston Creek. Somewhere on the 26/226. Think it was Streeton Dr or Perry Dr. Not sure.

Sir Pompously

January 08, 2014, 08:36:49 am #25 Last Edit: January 08, 2014, 08:38:29 am by Sir Pompously
All platforms (for collection of passengers regular or school) will have a number assigned and a sign attached. Not a huge fan of the separate blade at the platforms, hopefully with the new network they can put a new cover plate sign in the new format over the blue one or place the details in the timetable cabinet with the timetable in poster form. You will notice at Woden that the SCHOOL SERVICES platforms all have a blade.

I did notice one old blade on Streeton Drive the other day, it may have been one that was missed in the rounds or they didn't have a sign with the stop number to place up.

Barry Drive

Thing is: nothing departs from Tugg #6 and hasn't for many years, yet it has a sign. But Woden #8 doesn't (at least I don't think it does), even though it was in use a few years ago.

The Love Guru

That would be Woden #9b or just 9 depending which time you look. Every platform at every Interchange should have a blade but consistency isn't actions strong point

Buzz Killington

Quote from: ACTbusspotter on January 08, 2014, 12:02:38 pm
Thing is: nothing departs from Tugg #6 and hasn't for many years, yet it has a sign. But Woden #8 doesn't (at least I don't think it does), even though it was in use a few years ago.


And presumably there's no routes that have platform 6 as a designated set down point?

smitho

Noticed some older style blue / white blade signs in vicinity of Kippax Centre while doing a 318 today.

King of Buses

One stop on Jerrabomberra Avenue also has an old blade (southbound at the Golf Course). Although I didn't see any stop on the opposite side of the road.

King of Buses

Quote from: smitho on January 08, 2014, 09:56:55 pm
Noticed some older style blue / white blade signs in vicinity of Kippax Centre while doing a 318 today.


I think there is only one of those. The other side (I think) has a school services stop.

Some old blades are also on College St as well as Sidney Nolan St in Conder.

smitho

"Commuter Express" blades in Gordon look as if they'll survive the current purge as they've only recently been re-attached to the poles used for the new standard blades.

Buzz Killington

Noticed recently that a signal bus peg has survived on Redfern Street.

King of Buses

Quote from: Buzz Killington on September 27, 2014, 01:02:28 am
Noticed recently that a signal bus peg has survived on Redfern Street.


Is that the pale yellow one between the 2 ends of Bowman St?

Buzz Killington

Yeah I believe so. On the Cook side of the road.

743

I'd suspect the one out at the Cotter Dam is still there, too!

King of Buses

Quote from: Buzz Killington on September 27, 2014, 05:38:03 pm
Yeah I believe so. On the Cook side of the road.


Yep...thats the one.

Quote from: 743 on September 27, 2014, 06:38:36 pm
I'd suspect the one out at the Cotter Dam is still there, too!


Probably, that one is probably thought to have been lost in the bushfires even though its still there...next to a rock and not a road...but anyway...

Busfanatic101

September 30, 2014, 07:51:27 pm #38 Last Edit: September 30, 2014, 07:52:31 pm by ...
I noticed 2 stops with the pre-NXTBUS yellow/black bus stop blades along Sidney Nolan St at the Lanyon marketplace. They are the only ones I've seen since the replacement with the new stops with stop #s. Those stops don't show up on NXTBUS, so I'm assuming no services including school buses have been using that street for a while. When was this stop last serviced and by what service?

King of Buses

Quote from: ... on September 30, 2014, 07:51:27 pm
I noticed 2 stops with the pre-NXTBUS yellow/black bus stop blades along Sidney Nolan St at the Lanyon marketplace. They are the only ones I've seen since the replacement with the new stops with stop #s. Those stops don't show up on NXTBUS, so I'm assuming no services including school buses have been using that street for a while. When was this stop last serviced and by what service?


Network '05, Route 18...same for the old blades on Charterisville, Handaysyde, and Heidelberg St...

This map doesn't show it going down Sidney Nolan and Heidelberg, but I remember they did...
Oh and the stop near Aldi on Sidney Nolan with the old blade is often used as a layover spot by some drivers who know its there (though I haven't seen any in Network '14 yet)...I love seeing a stag parked in that stop too...parked facing the wrong way...probably thinks its in America or some other country with left-hand drive as the main thing...


Barry Drive

Quote from: smitho on January 08, 2014, 09:56:55 pm
Noticed some older style blue / white blade signs in vicinity of Kippax Centre while doing a 318 today.
The old white sign on Moyes Cr may disappear soon - that is stop #4895 which is now back in use on 343 to Fraser.

Lachie

Quote from: ACTbusspotter on September 30, 2014, 10:31:03 pm
The old white sign on Moyes Cr may disappear soon - that is stop #4895 which is now back in use on 343 to Fraser.

I was going to say about that as I catch one of those 343s so I will inform when it is switched.

King of Buses

Two stops with old blades on Streeton Dr after Heysen (southbound)...I think they may be temporary stops until the proper ones with shelters on the other side of Heysen are done...

And a stop on John Gorton Dr after Steve Irwin Ave (northbound) has a NXTBUS Blade already but no services...forward-planning?

Bus 400

Spot on about Streeton Dr. I think the John Gorton Dr stop was an error. With a new semi-temporary stop just around the corner.

volvo

Quote from: King of Buses on October 01, 2014, 10:24:06 pm
Two stops with old blades on Streeton Dr after Heysen (southbound)...I think they may be temporary stops until the proper ones with shelters on the other side of Heysen are done...


I noticed that as well.

Not sure if somebody's already said it but there's a stop with old blades at Lanyon Marketplace as well, just outside the Crust pizza shop - I've seen buses on layover there but I don't think it's actually in service.

Buzz Killington

It was mentioned about six posts ago

743

There's a black and yellow blade on Allawoona St, inside UC, north of University Dr N.

smitho

The village of Hall is another place where pre-NXTBUS signage is likely to have survided; will try and confirm this.

King of Buses

Quote from: smitho on October 10, 2014, 11:13:56 pm
The village of Hall is another place where pre-NXTBUS signage is likely to have survided; will try and confirm this.


I'm pretty sure that on a tour with 670 a few years back now that there was a peg at someones house (not to mention someones house had a tram as part of it!  :o)

smitho

I have seen bus stop pegs and signs in the gardens of nursing homes in Adelaide and Canberra.

Gives the bewildered inmates a false hope that one day they might be able to catch a bus out from their confines rather than being carried out in a wooden box!