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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #150 on: June 03, 2018, 05:38:11 PM »
I am wondering whether anyone knows what fleet numbers the names "Zoe" and "Delta" are allocated to?
There's no information on the fleetwiki with those names as far as I can see. However, I'm pretty sure "Delta" was in the range of 441445 and "Zoe" was 502 or 504.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #152 on: June 13, 2018, 08:54:31 PM »
Hmm, can't seem to find the other post I made about it, oh well.
Saw 920 and 921 coming back from Woden again today. Still don't know what they're doing, like last time, but they're always together when travelling to and from Woden.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #153 on: June 14, 2018, 12:04:41 AM »
Hmm, can't seem to find the other post I made about it, oh well.
Saw 920 and 921 coming back from Woden again today. Still don't know what they're doing, like last time, but they're always together when travelling to and from Woden.
Can't really claim 'always' from two sightings, and 921 was alone when I saw it southbound on Yamba near the hospital on the morning of the 7th.
Without the driver training sign on the back or the desto, it would probably have to be doing network timings.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #154 on: June 14, 2018, 01:01:53 AM »
Alright, well 'both' times they were together or near each other.
As for destos, both times just said out of service - Ooh, I'm getting all sentimental just thinking about it cause they still have flipdot displays :'(

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #155 on: June 14, 2018, 09:48:24 AM »
Also as it has not yet been mentioned, the red nose season is upon us and the STAGs again, 471 and 482 with red noses seen yesterday.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #156 on: June 14, 2018, 12:26:13 PM »
I saw quite a few with the noses yesterday too. There's one maybe two that don't have one atm, I think it was 467 or something.

Also @Busfinatic101, 621 was on the 65 south at 3:50pm again.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #157 on: June 18, 2018, 12:13:51 PM »
711 entered service this morning.

Yay!

I saw the photo of 652 at the city on the weekend, so that answers the other question. How about the others then, 653, 654 etc, are they out yet too?

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #158 on: July 04, 2018, 05:21:25 PM »
Followed 662 today as it was being delivered to Tuggeranong Depot on a trade plate, got some photo's but nothing special, plus it looks the same as all the other ones anyway.
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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #159 on: July 05, 2018, 10:38:50 AM »
654 is in service:

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #160 on: July 05, 2018, 06:53:39 PM »
656 is also in service:

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #161 on: July 05, 2018, 07:56:47 PM »
655 as well. (Reported by King of Buses.)

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #162 on: July 05, 2018, 09:28:24 PM »
What is the name of the application for tracking buses; I wish to install something similar on my iPhone.

I noted this afternoon, whilst walking from my office to the City Bus Station, that one of the Volgren Optimus buses was running on route 11; it arrived in Civic at 5pm.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #163 on: July 06, 2018, 07:19:42 PM »
Next There and also Triptastic should both track vehicles.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #164 on: July 07, 2018, 12:31:57 PM »
Next There and also Triptastic should both track vehicles.

Apart from the fact that one of Triptastic costs money to download, do you know what the differences are between the two apps?

On a side note, parts of the Canberra-region of Nextthere (realtime) aren't working. At the moment, the 200 and 300 aren't able to be tracked.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #165 on: July 07, 2018, 01:50:36 PM »

Been a while since these numbers were updated.

The current figures are: Average fleet age: 10.98 years; Belconnen 11.26, Tuggeranong 10.65 (Darts excluded)

Buses 25+ years = 66 (15%)

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #166 on: July 07, 2018, 04:40:40 PM »
Apart from the fact that one of Triptastic costs money to download, do you know what the differences are between the two apps?

On a side note, parts of the Canberra-region of Nextthere (realtime) aren't working. At the moment, the 200 and 300 aren't able to be tracked.

They both have slightly different applications. Next There is better for savings your common/nearby stops to get a list of what is coming. Triptastic works well as it can show the whole network in one go and will show all the buses running on the network (if you zoom out) you can save stops in this too but it doesn't work as well, it's probably a more gunzel friendly app where as next there is more of a convenient app for those who just use 2-4 regular bus stops and want to see the next departures quickly.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #167 on: August 12, 2018, 11:26:04 AM »
I have noticed some odd things happening this weekend.
There are ARTICs in service as well as PR2s but (anecdotally) very few normal-length Scania K320UBs, and there seems to be more Scania L94UBs in service today than last weekend.
There are also some Irisbuses in service today too.
I find it very odd that some of these bus types that haven't been used on weekends (e.g PR2s) for years are being used today.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #168 on: August 12, 2018, 04:13:58 PM »
The reason may be revealed later. Few (or no) Tuggeranong K320UBs, but some from Belconnen including 657 & 658.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #169 on: August 12, 2018, 04:54:56 PM »
I did notice artics on 300, and for the first time I know of on 966, but just assumed it was an isolated glitch. Interesting it was seen across the network.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #170 on: August 12, 2018, 10:09:21 PM »
Definitely something going on. Artic on 906 this morning, then cought 3 L94UBs in succession during today's journey. Saw a number of PR2s, with at least one on a rte 300. Irisbus 303 and 308 seen in City. Noted Bustech and Volgren rigids in use too. Buses were moving about in the Belconnen Depot. Buses ridden came from both depot allocations. All very unusual. Anyone spot a STAG or a PR3?

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #171 on: August 12, 2018, 10:11:10 PM »
Definitely something going on. Artic on 906 this morning, then cought 3 L94UBs in succession during today's journey. Saw a number of PR2s, with at least one on a rte 300. Irisbus 303 and 308 seen in City. Noted Bustech and Volgren rigids in use too. Buses were moving about in the Belconnen Depot. Buses ridden came from both depot allocations. All very unusual. Anyone spot a STAG or a PR3?
474 & 114 were both in service today.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #172 on: August 13, 2018, 10:17:14 AM »
Well I spoke to a driver yesterday and he said it was due to the refuellers not being available until today, but very interesting that the choices would be to go with Renaults though. They haven't been on weekends (excluding the Belco tour) for like 10 years now or something.
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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #173 on: August 13, 2018, 03:18:36 PM »
They haven't been on weekends (excluding the Belco tour) for like 10 years now or something.
Not quite 10 years. 2010/11 was around when Belconnen Depot would have had enough MAN and Irisbuses to run all low floors on weekends, excluding the occasional Renault artic for special events.

Can't remember which year it was, but there was at least one occasion when Renaults had to operate on a Sunday due to destination updates.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #174 on: August 13, 2018, 04:17:16 PM »
The use of non-disability compliant buses at the weekend would have made some customers very unhappy, particularly with services that run at hourly (or longer) intervals. That Transport Canberra gave little or no warning in their web site (was anything on Twitter, Facebook, etc?) implies that the cause was sudden and unexpected.

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« Reply #175 on: August 14, 2018, 01:59:36 AM »
I don't remember which year it was either, but all I can remember of the last time I rode a weekend serviced Renault was with my mum on the way home on 962 doing a 962.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #176 on: August 18, 2018, 08:50:23 PM »
Well I spoke to a driver yesterday and he said it was due to the refuellers not being available until today, but very interesting that the choices would be to go with Renaults though.


Recently spoke with a driver who believed that the use of unusual buses last weekend was due to an 'industrial issue' resulting in refueller unavailability. Buses with fuel were used and as the weekend progressed, buses low on fuel needed to be replaced by buses with fuel. Apparently many of the Renaults had been refuelled earlier, so were an obvious resource.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #177 on: September 01, 2018, 05:34:19 PM »
Something new to look for. With the renewal of all bus registrations, they are no longer required to display stickers. So you should start to notice their absence on all ACTION buses.

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Re: General Fleet Discusson
« Reply #178 on: October 12, 2018, 11:52:31 PM »
Irisbus Agora Line 301 - 319, trivia.

The fire extinguishers have been moved from the partial recess in the wall in the middle of the front below the windscreen, to a position on the left side just behind the partition between the entry and the saloon.