Started by Sylvan Loves Buses, December 09, 2017, 04:39:25 am
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Quote from: triumph on April 17, 2019, 11:54:18 pmDo hope someone for the historical record can record fleet identities for first LRV carrying balloted passengers tomorrow.AND first public trip from EACH end on Sat.(Dammit, I will be away so can't.)
Quote from: Busnerd on April 18, 2019, 11:33:40 amAll trips will commence at the same time on both days so there won't be a "first vehicle" there will be 6 or more departing at the same time.
Quote from: Barry Drive(BTW, I don't see the trial passenger run as significant, historically speaking. There have been many tests and "special" runs before now - this is just another.)
Quote from: Buzz Killington on April 18, 2019, 12:59:09 pmNot sure how many were used for the ballot today, but I saw 014 on a video.
Quote from: triumph on April 17, 2019, 11:54:18 pmAND first public trip from EACH end on Sat.(Dammit, I will be away so can't.)
Quote from: Toyota Camry on April 25, 2019, 07:31:57 amI am curious as to the reason why you were not impressed; personally I suggest that you should have travelled the entire route to Gungahlin Place, that would have given you a larger sample of the route to conduct an assessment based upon.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on April 25, 2019, 08:42:15 amIt wouldn't have, cause I was riding to try out the tram not the journey, and I didn't have the time to go the full way to see how much more disgusting Gungahlin has turned over the past few years, was bad enough last time I went there, esp now that it's plaguing Tuggeranong and Woden, see enough of it...
Quote from: Toyota Camry on April 25, 2019, 06:36:44 pmNgunnawal, one of Canberra's finest suburbs
Quote from: Toyota Camry on April 26, 2019, 09:34:54 amAndrew Leigh MP will be hosting a mobile office onboard various light rail services between Gungahlin Place & Alinga Street this afternoon; as is stated in Dr Leigh's tweet, free travel for MyWay card holders has been arranged. This tweet has been linked below.https://twitter.com/ALeighMP/status/1120990045035307008
Quote from: triumph on April 28, 2019, 08:07:33 pm-'Flange squeal' rounding the tight curve into Flemington Rd from the Federal Highway was audible inside the LRV.
Quote from: Busnerd on April 29, 2019, 07:37:52 am...although I have heard that Transit Graphics expressed interest in making new/better maps that actually have bus information, not just an icon with a bus and no further information.
Quote from: Busnerd on December 12, 2018, 07:40:09 amI will agree with ajw373, the only time I see them crossing the median is usually at an intersection, and considering LRV's will be travelling at 70km/h unencumbered, I'm not sure that emergency vehicles would just drive into the corridor without letting the light rail operations know they're doing so, I'm sure it'd be quite the shock to see a vehicle pull on to the tracks in front of a tram at full speed, that said I wouldn't discount it, they drive on tracks in other cities so I guess we wait and see.
Quote from: Toyota Camry on August 08, 2019, 04:03:28 pmI will not be applying, as my existing salary in an EL1 role is much higher;
Quote from: Stan butler on August 08, 2019, 07:52:37 pmQuestion - why do you have to keep reminding us that you are an EL1? For the example above, why not just simply say. "I will not be applying".This is a serious question
Quote from: Toyota Camry on August 08, 2019, 08:05:37 pmIt appears that you have never been a member of the APS; it is very common in most departments and/or agencies to make reference in conversation to employment grades. If you are ever lucky enough to join the APS, you will understand; until then, it is best to not comment.
Quote from: Northside on August 08, 2019, 09:18:41 pmSome people would prefer to be a tram driver if that job gives them happiness and they feel like they can do a public good. Life's not all about APS levels and comparing wages.
Quote from: Toyota Camry on August 08, 2019, 09:29:39 pmI am not talking down the position of light rail operator; my statement was purely from a financial point of view. It is a serious job operating a light rail vehicle; it is not like a job that any person could do, such as working for UberEATS or McDonald's.
Quote from: triumph on May 10, 2019, 11:27:43 pmThe Canberra Times reported this week the Minister confirming that ambulances and emergency vehicles can use the light rail corridor to get around traffic.
Quote from: triumph on February 22, 2019, 10:42:33 pmCame across an interesting item in the engineering report on the proposal to add a light rail right turn from King William St to North Terrace (East) in Adelaide. The limitations of the latest modern multi-module light rail vehicles in Adelaide has effectively made the proposal unfeasable. Adelaide's newest are 5 module Alstom Citadis 302. There is an articulation between each module BUT only horizontally (yaw). This enables sharp curvature with little overhangs. In PITCH however, to accommodate vertical curves (sags, crests) there is only ONE articulation point being at the join of the second to third module (or from the other end, the 3rd and 4th module) and aggravated by stiff bogie suspension. This pitch limitation was a major factor in making the proposal unworkable (the intersection has complex gradients).Whilst this relates to the Citadis, I wonder if our CAF 5 module trams have a similar articulation arrangement? Searching the internet has so far not answered this question. It could be very relevant to stage 2 design near Parliament House.
Quote from: Toyota Camry on December 09, 2019, 09:59:37 amLast night, emergency rail buses provided R1 services north of Dickson Interchange for the last two hours of service; vehicles were supplied by Transport Canberra, however it is unknown which buses were used.
Quote from: triumph on December 09, 2019, 10:40:36 amInteresting, if 'emergency' it implies limited or no prior notice. Considering that ACTION regularly pleads over the radio for drivers to cover various runs, there aren't any or extremely few standby drivers, so how was this staffed so late of a Sunday night? Equally interesting is what was the 'emergency'? We may never know.
Quote from: undefinedSo I was in Civic this Saturday night and when trying to go back to Gungahlin I noticed the trams were only running to Dickson. Then there were replacement buses running from Dickson to Nullarbor, then another tram from Nullarbor to Gungahlin. Emergency vehicles were gathered at what looked to be the Sanford St-Flemington Rd intersection. I'm guessing this happened somewhere between 10pm and 12am?
Quote from: undefinedI was on the tram that got stopped on the tracks. Was a serious car accident across the tram tracks. The tram wasn't involved but we were stuck in the tram over 1 hour while emergency services did their thing. It didn't look great and was pretty full on. Haven't seen any follow up but hope the people in the car were alright.
Quote from: Barry Drive on August 22, 2019, 09:15:45 amFunny you should ask. I recently asked the same question, and this is what I was told:1815 departure moved to 18101817 X1 to EPIC now full length service. The announcement was that they would run "every 10 minutes" between 1800 & 1830. But this change hasn't been reflected in the GTFS so the apps still show the original timetable. And by the looks of it, the PIDs haven't been changed either.