Started by Busfanatic101, September 18, 2014, 06:03:07 pm
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QuoteBus seat refurb enhances comfort, safety and appearanceReleased 18/09/2014Bren 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."
QuoteACTION's bus seat refurbishment programAs 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.
Quote from: smitho on September 18, 2014, 09:28:23 pmAt 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.
Quote from: Buzz Killington on November 06, 2014, 08:43:30 pmI 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.
Quote from: smitho on November 07, 2014, 12:58:06 pmYes, 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.
Quote from: ... on November 14, 2014, 07:57:26 pmWould anyone happen to know if they are putting in new padding as well or just covers on each different type of bus?
Quote"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.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on November 16, 2014, 12:23:40 pmAsks the person who posted the article in the first place. Did you actually read it?
Quote from: Antonio on November 05, 2014, 05:44:15 pmI saw another Renault PR100.2 with it. It was the 949 if I remember correctly
Quote from: ... on November 17, 2014, 06:52:46 pmThat should bring count up to 50!!!!!!!!!! YAY! Mission Accomplished
Quote from: King of Buses on November 17, 2014, 08:58:50 pmAdd 330 too...should've mentioned that at least six weeks ago...oops.So that equals 51 Three left to find (in theory)...not the 50 implied by '...' So don't celebrate yet
Quote from: Busnerd on December 10, 2014, 05:36:33 pmPresuming you mean the ex Kings Bros. 0405NH? it came like this, unsure if it has changed in the last few years or not.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on February 24, 2015, 11:25:47 am903 was done shortly after being moved to Belconnen.
Quote from: Busfanatic101 on April 23, 2015, 07:52:54 am925 has had just the bottom pad of the disabled seating replaced