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Offline ajw373

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Bus Discussion (2019-)
« on: January 03, 2019, 10:52:25 AM »
This morning I saw a bus (Volgren rigid donít know fleet number) on the Barton Highway turning right into Northborne Ave. It was displaying route 251 on the rear desto.

I followed it down to Antil Street and when we stopped at the lights I noticed the route was now showing as 58.

Anyone know why it would change like that? Something quirky with what I assume is a Summernats diversion for south bound buses or something else?

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Re: Bus Discussion (2019-)
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 04:06:35 PM »
It was probably just dead running to Gungahlin.

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Re: Bus Discussion (2019-)
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2019, 04:07:23 PM »
sorry, i meant the city

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Re: Bus Discussion (2019-)
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 05:59:47 PM »
Your probably right. I just looked and buses are not diverting down the Barton this year. And come to think of it, it didnít stop heading down Northborne either.

But still a bit strange anyway.

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Re: Bus Discussion (2019-)
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 10:54:24 PM »
Some drivers certainly do some strange things when dead running. I've seen quite the few myself over the past few years.

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Re: Bus Discussion (2019-)
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2019, 06:15:45 PM »
ANNOUNCEMENT: This is the continuation of General Fleet Discussion, but just for buses. (There will be a separate topic for trams.)

This topic is for discussion of the buses themselves - where it does not fall into another topic (such as bus movements or all over advertising).

Conversations regarding the allocation of buses to particular routes have been moved to the Unusual bus allocations topic in The Playground.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2019, 06:25:37 PM by Barry Drive »

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Re: Bus Discussion (2019-)
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2019, 10:40:25 AM »
As passed on to me by Bus 400, on the ACT Government Tenders website is an Advance Tender Notice:

"Procurement of 40 Buses"

Estimated advertising date, 30 June 2019. (Which may mean no further new buses until 2020.)

And yes, that is all it says. No information about delivery dates, bus lengths or motive power source.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2019, 02:53:21 PM by Barry Drive »