Started by Barry Drive, September 02, 2014, 03:04:15 pm
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Quote from: Skitube on September 02, 2014, 06:01:50 pmi wonder if lawson and throsby would be developed enough to get a bus route by then
Quote from: Bus 400 on September 02, 2014, 08:21:15 pmMoncreiff is the next suburb being constructed, Throsby is at least a decade away (knowing my luck they'll start it next year). I know we have to wait ages between networks, but not that long.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on September 02, 2014, 03:04:15 pmNew suburbs need to be a priority. Coombs needs a service ASAP, as does Jacka. Casey / Ngunnawal might benefit from an additional route.
Quote from: Bus 400 on September 03, 2014, 07:54:41 amQCity/Transborder already provide services to Hall & Oaks Estate. With a stop just out on the main road of Beard should be good enough.
Quote from: Bus 400 on September 03, 2014, 02:40:39 pmThere's a few joiners, couple of building companies are based out there & our Scania base is there. Plus an meat cutting place & a bus depot among other things.
Quote from: smitho on September 04, 2014, 12:57:32 amRe-route route 1 via east Curtin (Theodore St) rather than Hughes....
Quote from: Busnerd on September 09, 2014, 12:03:52 pmNot sure how new it is but noticed a sign on Gundaroo Dr that looked quite shiny with Ford and Throsby listed on it
Quote from: WalesCentre on September 11, 2014, 12:53:02 pmWas just looking at Route 81 and it seems to represent all the issues with ACTION routes. It takes the longest possible way and doesn't service many of Canberra's tourist highlights. Telstra Tower was big in the 80's but I wonder is it worth taking a route bus all the way to the top these days? Similarly, is it necessary to drive along every inch of road at the Arboretum? I would suggest skip Telstra Tower, go into National Musem, go quickly in & out of the Arboretum, then National zoo, across Scrivener Dam, down past Parliament House & NGA, across Kings Ave Bridge and then to City via Constitution Ave. This would make a good useful tourist loop without much extra run time.
Quote from: Bus 400 on September 09, 2014, 08:43:48 pmThat sign has been there for years, roughly since Gundaroo Road was spilt from Mulligans Flat Road.
Quote from: The Love Guru on October 28, 2014, 11:37:36 pmOr just leave it as it's due for the bulldozer in the near future
Quote from: The Love Guru on October 30, 2014, 09:53:20 pmStill not worth spending and time or money shifting the platforms around.I'm pretty confident it won't be operating this time next year.
Quote from: Bus 400 on October 31, 2014, 10:58:38 pmFrom what plans I've seen, the former bus station is to become a pedestrian walkway.
Quote from: pckong on November 04, 2014, 03:44:54 pmI suggest to either extend route 59, running along Horse Park Drive, to Appleford Ave, to Roden Cutler Dr, then crosing Horse Park Drive and back Katherine Ave to bus 59 usual route; Or extend route 55, running Mobourne St, to Roden Cutler Dr, to Appleford Ave, to Horse Park Dr, and then back to Roden Cutler Dr and Mobourne St.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on November 07, 2014, 10:27:44 amSee above for my thoughts on changes to 55 & 59. But not likely to occur anytime soon.Would an additional bus stop on Roden Cutler Dr help at all?
Quote from: pckong on November 07, 2014, 04:52:07 pmHowever, there are still probably average 800m walk from many of the residents in Jacka to Roden Cutler Dr (that is different to the 400m promise from ACTPLA).
Quote from: Bus 400 on September 02, 2014, 08:21:15 pm... Throsby is at least a decade away (knowing my luck they'll start it next year).
Quotethe first blocks to be available for sale in the 2015/16 financial year
QuoteA bus route will be provided along the main collector road in Throsby. Bus stops will be located to cater for a 400m walking catchment. Bus services will be provided through the estate by ACTION buses to meet demand. Horse Park Drive is also proposed as a high frequency rapid bus transit route.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on November 08, 2014, 11:43:18 amNext step is to write / email / tweet ministers Rattenbury and Gentleman to point this out.The provision of bus services to new suburbs has been poor for the last 5 - 10 years, if not longer.
Quote from: Bus 503 on November 09, 2015, 06:56:16 pmMaybe Starllight Avenue would also receive a bus service?
Quote from: Skitube on November 10, 2015, 07:47:42 pmNot sure how Jacka could be serviced at this stage given Appleford Ave is pretty windy and narrow, probably wouldn't be too safe to have a bus going through thereCoombs should definitely get a bus service, could just diver the 83, 783 and 983 into Harold White and Fred Daly, since those already have bus baysFunnily enough, got asked how to catch a bus to Lawson the other day by an Asian lady at Belco Westfield, bit of trouble explaining to her that there is no bus into Lawson at the moment
Quote from: Northside on June 03, 2016, 01:37:23 pmLooking at the likes of Moncrief and Coombs (still no bus service, yet the opened stages of Coombs are close to completion), it seems like we're going backwards in terms of desired route design.
Quote from: Barry Drive on October 24, 2016, 10:27:59 amI see no reason why not. Promised "Rapid" changes for mid-2017 are the Blue Rapid extension to Lanyon (waste of money) and the Black and Green Rapids.What will be of more interest is what they haven't announced yet. What will replace 250 between UC, Baldwin Drive and Gungahlin (54 maybe)? Will there be bus services to Casey Market town and Moncrieff? What will become of Routes 4 & 5 when the Green Rapid commences? What will happen to weekend services?
Quote from: Northside on October 24, 2016, 01:24:15 pmYou're assuming that that amount of thought has actually gone in to the plans! Both Lib and Lab plans are lines on a map, no more than that.A lot of work will be needed to fit in these lines with the existing network. For example, hopefully the Blue Rapid extension to Lanyon is just a re-jig to 318/319 to both run to the Marketplace and run limited stop between there and Tuggeranong. Then have the stops through Bonython and north Gordon taken up by other 'local' route(s). Of course, there are other options that could be used to avoid duplication with existing services. Ie, so we don't have a repeat of the 182 practically replicating a lot of the 783/83.
Quote from: Barry Drive on October 24, 2016, 10:27:59 amWhat will be of more interest is what they haven't announced yet. What will replace 250 between UC, Baldwin Drive and Gungahlin (54 maybe)? Will there be bus services to Casey Market town and Moncrieff? What will become of Routes 4 & 5 when the Green Rapid commences? What will happen to weekend services?
Quote from: Barry Drive on October 24, 2016, 10:27:59 am...the Blue Rapid extension to Lanyon (waste of money)...
Quote from: Barry Drive on October 24, 2016, 06:06:27 pmI agree with the need for a third route for Casey/Moncrieff, since I don't think 51 or 52 should be extended any further (other than a short addition of Kingsland Parade). But I can't see that happening without additional buses being added to the fleet.
Quote from: King of Buses on October 24, 2016, 06:33:58 pmI don't see how any of this could be done without any additional buses, in honesty. They've pretty much stretched everything to the limit as it is.