Started by triumph, November 14, 2017, 05:35:34 pm
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Quote from: triumph on March 21, 2018, 11:03:49 amThe slightly raised surface of street crossings mentioned in posts is noticeable - as this is a work in progress, the final finished surface level of the streets may ease the perceived 'hump' effects on traffic.
Quote from: triumph on April 16, 2018, 04:44:04 pmThe various comments in the media about vehicle testing starting at the end of the month seem a trifle over enthusiastic.
Quote from: Bus 503 on May 26, 2018, 09:18:46 amDoes anyone know what the big objects are that are on top of the track slab near the Cooyong Street intersection?They are square-shaped with a triangular cut-out on one side.
Quote from: triumph on July 09, 2018, 11:39:02 pmCAF says they offer Urbos 111 range in 3 widths 2.3m, 2.4m, and 2.65m - does anyone know for sure which width is supplied to Canberra's system?
Quote from: triumph on September 03, 2018, 10:54:08 pm The provision of the cross over and the destination signage suggests that short running City to Dickson Interchange has been provided for. Whether it will be routine is yet to be revealed.
Quote2.1 General Requirements (a) All Services must run over the complete route except for scheduled journeys from and to the Depot for LRVs to enter and leave service. These journeys must be available for use by Customers from the first Stop after the Depot and to the last Stop before the Depot, except for: (i) Services prior to First Service that may be required to undertake safety checks. For the purposes of the Payment Schedule, these Services are not Passenger Services; and (ii) Special Event Services as advised by the Territory under section 2.5 (c) that may not run over the complete route. (b) An LRV which is in service must stop at all Stops on the Timetable and the doors must be enabled to offer Customers the opportunity to board and alight.
Quote from: Busnerd on September 12, 2018, 03:31:37 pmI had a look at the contracts or designs online recently after a quick google, it seems quite a few of the stops have a provision for platform extensions if required in the future and that the room to do so has been left although it didn't appear by much, maybe one extra module or section of the tram seemed to be all that was catered for. I suppose without extending the vehicles the other option could just be an increased off peak frequency if required as it doesn't appear a peak frequency could be improved without ordering more vehicles.Also the metro website update mentioned today that the dickson testing should start this month.
Quote from: Barry Drive on September 15, 2018, 01:37:39 pmRudd / Bunda St crossing - unlike every other Northbourne intersection, no work has commenced here. The plan is for a new right turn lane northbound allowing turns into Bunda St, but there will be no right turn from Northbourne into Rudd. (So will this be where the first collision will occur?)
Quote from: ajw373 on September 17, 2018, 05:10:41 pmAs for first collision, I am not quite sure why this intersection would be any 'riskier' than any other. That said I would think it would be a good idea to condition people to the no southbound turn and no stop in middle right hand turn well before service starts. Some people drive by habit rather than what they see on the road.
Quote from: Barry Drive on September 17, 2018, 07:12:29 pmAs for the OHW layout, maybe it's because we now use pantographs rather than trolley poles.
Quote from: Bus 503 on September 27, 2018, 05:51:59 amAccording to the Canberra Meteo website, the Unimog was supposed to travel to Dickson last night.
Quote from: Barry Drive on September 28, 2018, 11:34:40 amUnless it's changed, the website says "preparations to test vehicles down into Dickson will commence on Wednesday night." It didn't specifically say the Unimog will travel Dickson on Wednesday, just that it will be the first vehicle to do so.
Quote from: Barry Drive on September 28, 2018, 11:34:40 amThe Dickson crossover now has signals installed. The overhead is unchanged which leads me to wonder whether the trams will be able to switch tracks without the need for a third wire. The tracks are close enough that the pantograph might be able to retain contact. Will only know when it's finished, I suppose.