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Bus seat Refurbishments
« on: September 18, 2014, 05:03:07 PM »
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Bus seat refurb enhances comfort, safety and appearance
Released 18/09/2014

Bren Burkevics, Chief Operating Officer, ACTION, today announced that over 50 of ACTION's older bus fleet have received a full passenger seat refurbishment.

"Since the commencement of the refurbishment program in 2012-13, a total of 54 buses have received a complete passenger seat refurbishment which represents an investment of $570,000 by the ACT Government," Mr Burkevics said.

"The refurbishment program includes seat base repairs, new foam padding to make the seat more comfortable and the reupholstering of the seat with new fabric that is modern, durable, fire retardant and helps provide an overall cleaner interior.

"A different coloured fabric is also being used to identify priority seating. This comes after a successful trial was conducted on four buses last year with different fabric used for seats within priority spaces. The trial found that making priority seating more distinctive helped to encourage passengers to give up their seat to the aged, people with a disability or pregnant women.

"These seat upgrades are an important part of improving the customer experience and making public transport a more attractive option for getting around Canberra.

"The passenger seats on all 20 Irisbus Agoraline buses have been refurbished and the program is continuing on older model vehicles including Scanias, Renaults and Dennis Darts which have between 10 and 20 years of service.

"The investment by the ACT Government recognises the fact that ACTION's bus fleet carries over 70,000 passengers per weekday and travels over 24 million kilometres per year which places a high demand on all components of the bus and in particular the passenger seats.

"The refurbishment program will continue in 2014-15 with a further $250,000 allocated to passenger seat upgrades which equates to about 25 buses.

"The seating upgrade is one of many wide ranging improvements the ACT Government is making to public transport.

"Over the last two months the first delivery of ACTION's 77 Euro 6 buses commenced service, and the remainder of the cleaner, greener buses will be progressively rolled out over the next four years, further enhancing ACTION's customer experience."
http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/tamsd/2014/bus-seat-refurb-enhances-comfort,-safety-and-appearance

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ACTIONís bus seat refurbishment program
As part of our refurbishment program a total of 54 buses have now received a complete seat refurbishment.
The program includes repairs and / or replacement of foam padding to make seats more comfortable, then the re-upholstering of the seat with new fabric that is modern, attractive, durable and fire retardant.
A different coloured fabric is also being used to identify priority seating. This comes after a successful trial was conducted on four buses last year with different fabric used for seats within priority spaces. The trial found that making priority seating more distinctive helped to encourage passengers to give up their seat to the aged, people with a disability or pregnant women.
We've got 25 more buses to complete as part of the program. It's just another one of the improvements we are making to create a cleaner, greener, simpler, smarter, quicker ACTION bus service.
Join us as we #SpringIntoACTION to bring you a more comfortable and clean journey.
http://www.action.act.gov.au/news/news_articles/actions-bus-seat-refurbishment-program

928 has had the new rainbow covers on their seats for a while, and I saw 146 today with the MAN style covers. I think a 945 also has it.

What other older buses have gone through the refurbs?
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Re: Bus seat Refurbishments
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2014, 08:28:23 PM »
At least one of the Belco PR3s has the MAN Style seat fabric, as have at least two of the Tuggeranong PR2s (incl 945); one or more of the Belco Darts also have the MAN style seat fabric.

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Re: Bus seat Refurbishments
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2014, 08:46:42 PM »
At least one of the Belco PR3s has the MAN Style seat fabric, as have at least two of the Tuggeranong PR2s (incl 945); one or more of the Belco Darts also have the MAN style seat fabric.

998 and 999 were the PR3s If I recall what ACTBusspotter said. I only know of 928 and 945 as the PR2's and 140 & 142 have the rainbow pride stuff. Interestingly, some Gas Scanias seem to have newer versions of the fabric in them too to what that had initially. (351 I think I was on the other day with this...)

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Bus seat Refurbishments
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2014, 10:58:40 PM »
I did say that, but I was wrong: 998 hasn't been done (*).

Here's the list, based on what's been reported (update #23)-

Renault PR100.2
901 903 906 908 909 913 925 928 930 935 940 945 951 952 953 955 956 957 958 959 962 963 966 971 976 978 979 981 982 (27/66)

Renault PR100.3
992 993 994 996 997 999 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 131 (24 - all)

Dennis Dart
135 140 141 142 144 145 146 147 148 150 151 (6 - all)

Irisbus Agoraline
300 301 - 319 (19 - all)

Scania L94
Reported / sighted: 320 321 322 324 325 327 328 330 332 333 334 335 336 337 340 341 344 346 347 350 351 352 355 356 358 359 361 362 363 365 366 367 368 371 372 373
- although all are assumed to be done (54)

Update: 22 October 2017

* Note: 998 was withdrawn from service without refurbished seats
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Re: Bus seat Refurbishments
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2014, 08:36:51 PM »
321 returned to service today after a week or so off-line, with a complete set of newly refurbished seats. ^-^

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Re: Bus seat Refurbishments
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2014, 07:36:27 PM »
908 is now decked out with 'rainbow pride' seats...and a Hanover desto...

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Re: Bus seat Refurbishments
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2014, 10:30:30 PM »
Worth noting that some of the PR2's which haven't had the seat refurbishment have had their seats thoroughly cleaned - 903 for example.

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Re: Bus seat Refurbishments
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2014, 05:24:00 PM »
347 & 352 as well

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Re: Bus seat Refurbishments
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2014, 08:18:47 PM »
Add 101 to the list.
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Re: Bus seat Refurbishments
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2014, 09:23:56 PM »
Anyone know who is doing the refurbs?....assume it is contracted out to private sector.

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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2014, 11:54:44 PM »
Pretty sure it's in house.

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« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2014, 10:50:48 PM »
One or two of the old Tuggy Redex fleet returned from a souurn at Belconnen with non-matching materials on seats. The "foreign" fabric was the stuff you mainly see in Irisbuses....just does not go with the fabric pattern found throughout the MAN gas & diesel fleet.

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Re: Bus seat Refurbishments
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2014, 05:44:15 PM »
I saw another Renault PR100.2 with it. It was the 949 if I remember correctly


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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2014, 08:29:11 PM »
Had 328 today, its seats fully refurbished with new "sunrise" fabric. Certainly gives these otherwise tired old workhorses a lift! (Actually, this bus goes very well....even fewer rattles).

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Re: Bus seat Refurbishments
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2014, 08:43:30 PM »
I think 140-142 have been done, but the other darts still in service could use new seats. I caught one today and it was like sitting on plastic chairs.

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« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2014, 12:58:06 PM »
I think 140-142 have been done, but the other darts still in service could use new seats. I caught one today and it was like sitting on plastic chairs.

Yes, agree...cushioning is very thin and faded. Whether it is worth putting an effort into what I suspect are peak period only buses is an issue....especially with plenty of PR2s warranting seat upgrades as well.

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Re: Bus seat Refurbishments
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2014, 08:21:31 AM »
Yes, agree...cushioning is very thin and faded. Whether it is worth putting an effort into what I suspect are peak period only buses is an issue....especially with plenty of PR2s warranting seat upgrades as well.


Not sure about 140-142, but there are quite a few darts operating outside peak hours. While the darts are really thin and faded, the Renault 100.2s have really thick and soft seats, and I find that for most of the renaults, the thorough cleaning they've done on some should be enough for another few years.
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« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2014, 09:31:45 AM »
Yeah, the Mark 2 Renaults with the grey seats generally scrub up pretty well with a thorough clean.

The blue seats (as generally found in Mark 1s) are often in pretty poor condition and don't come up so well....but there can't be too many blue seated buses running around now.

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Re: Bus seat Refurbishments
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2014, 05:23:11 PM »
add 337 and 366 to the list

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Re: Bus seat Refurbishments
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2014, 07:57:26 PM »
probably 327 as well? seats in amazing condition with un-faded colours, however, they have used same rainbow fabric instead of purple for priority seating...


Would anyone happen to know if they are putting in new padding as well or just covers on each different type of bus?

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« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2014, 11:01:26 PM »
Bus I had yesterday appeared to have 100% seat refurbishment - Bus 336.

Can't say whether they're using the same padding; seat swabs were pretty thin, mean and uncomfortable in the Scania gas buses, so hopefully they've upgraded the padding as part of the refurb.

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Re: Bus seat Refurbishments
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2014, 12:23:40 PM »
Have sighted a few more PR100.3s with refreshed seats - 100 106 107 114 119. The list has been updated above.

Quite possible there are more.

Would anyone happen to know if they are putting in new padding as well or just covers on each different type of bus?
Asks the person who posted the article in the first place. Did you actually read it?

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Re: Bus seat Refurbishments
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2014, 02:55:36 PM »
Asks the person who posted the article in the first place. Did you actually read it?


Damn, you guys notice everything ???!! I did read it, before forgetting everything in it :-[
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« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2014, 05:41:34 PM »
I saw another Renault PR100.2 with it. It was the 949 if I remember correctly
It wouldn't have been 949 (or even "the" 949.)

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Re: Bus seat Refurbishments
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2014, 06:04:04 PM »
I believe 320 and 322 need to be added to the list. I got them this afternoon and they seemed more comfortable and the seat covers looked new...then I got 150...they could (if anyone cared) do with the refurb treatment

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« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2014, 06:52:46 PM »
I'm pretty sure 361 also had it, however, somehow missed putting it up here. That should bring count up to 50!!!!!!!!!! YAY! Mission Accomplished

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« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2014, 08:58:50 PM »
Add 330 too...should've mentioned that at least six weeks ago...oops.

So that equals 51  8)
Three left to find (in theory)...not the 50 implied by '...'
That should bring count up to 50!!!!!!!!!! YAY! Mission Accomplished
So don't celebrate yet

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Re: Bus seat Refurbishments
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2014, 09:06:45 PM »
Add 330 too...should've mentioned that at least six weeks ago...oops.

So that equals 51  8)
Three left to find (in theory)...not the 50 implied by '...' So don't celebrate yet

Oh yeah. It said 50 in the top article, but 54 in the second...
so maybe ::) just possibly ::) they may have meant 51?
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« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2014, 11:34:31 PM »
Had 336 again; noticed this time that two pairs of seats halfway down the saloon are re-covered in the original Iris bus style seat fabric. The remainder are refurbished in the standard 'sunrise' fabric.

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« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2014, 07:51:15 PM »
356 has been done too.

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« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2014, 07:01:59 PM »
And 362.
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« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2014, 09:21:13 PM »
Wait what? 362? R yu sure?

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« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2014, 08:47:15 PM »
and 358

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« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2014, 05:42:25 PM »
What did the QCity O405 originally have? Because it now appears to have "rainbow pride".

Also, 144 has recently been done. Not aware of any others at B depot.

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« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2014, 09:04:52 PM »
Judging from the cond. of the seats and the differentiation in colour of priority seating, 148 has been done as well. Main fabric is the same as the old grey-based fabric as used in 151. priority seating is purple fabric
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« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2014, 05:36:33 PM »
Presuming you mean the ex Kings Bros. 0405NH? it came like this, unsure if it has changed in the last few years or not.

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« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2014, 08:50:28 PM »
Presuming you mean the ex Kings Bros. 0405NH? it came like this, unsure if it has changed in the last few years or not.

Passenger and all? I know he hasn't exactly moved far but..

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« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2014, 11:12:55 PM »
Well that particular passenger could go and sit there anytime he wanted now...

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« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2014, 03:46:43 PM »
I know...but why anyone would want to stay on that bus is another matter...

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« Reply #39 on: December 24, 2014, 11:09:39 AM »
A few more recent sightings: 906 125 144 148 330. List will be updated.

Probably safe to assume all Scania L94s up to at least 350 have been refurbished. Possibly all of them have been done - what might be useful is reports of any Scania L94 that DON'T appear to have new seat fabric.

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« Reply #40 on: December 24, 2014, 12:55:47 PM »
Good to see them doing more than the advertised 54 buses for refurbs  :D
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« Reply #41 on: December 24, 2014, 01:13:51 PM »
Maybe try reading the article closely.

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Re: Bus seat Refurbishments
« Reply #42 on: December 30, 2014, 11:30:05 AM »
976 I believe had at least the back seat in rainbow pride...

And 355 has NOT had a refurbished yet. Just thought I'd mention that cause of the most recent request...

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« Reply #43 on: February 04, 2015, 06:51:32 PM »
343 and 353 haven't been done either

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« Reply #44 on: February 24, 2015, 11:25:47 AM »
903 was done shortly after being moved to Belconnen.

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« Reply #45 on: February 24, 2015, 11:27:28 AM »
903 was done shortly after being moved to Belconnen.

Hmm...that was one of the buses that actually still had the interior (seating) in fairly good condition with the vinyl stuff...

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« Reply #46 on: April 16, 2015, 06:34:19 PM »
966 now too

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« Reply #47 on: April 23, 2015, 06:52:54 AM »
925 has had just the bottom pad of the disabled seating replaced

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« Reply #48 on: April 23, 2015, 08:07:30 AM »
994 I believe has a new full set too

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« Reply #49 on: May 09, 2015, 01:21:36 PM »
925 has had just the bottom pad of the disabled seating replaced
If we're going to be that detailed, 998 has had one seat changed recently into Camira BDI314. Still waiting for the remaining seats.