Bunker shelters

Started by smitho, July 12, 2009, 06:25:40 PM

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smitho

While doing a 960 South this am, I noticed two relocated bunkers have been erected at the most westerly stops on the road where you do a left turn from the Kambah Pool Road (road name starts with F). The one on the Tuggeranong bound side of the road is still labelled Gundaroo Drive.

A passenger who boarded at the "Gundaroo Drive" shelter quizzed me as to why it was labelled Gundaroo Road as that is not the correct name of the street. She was also concerned that the builders had located the orange landing pads too far away from the shelter; she said most drivers were stopping at the shelter and not at the landing pad. She then went on to explain her family's connection with the township of Gundaroo!

Bus 400

#1
The new bunker shelter on Drumston Street, Isabella Plains looks quite nice with a paint job & a nice new bus stop pad.

I'll check out Kambah tomorrow, but the only roads that you turn left from Kambah Pool Road are Barritt Street & Sulwood Drive. But it would have to of been Barritt Street as the stops on Sulwood Drive were recently done up with a shelter & Barritt Street stops didn't have any shelters before. I hope you did go the right way on your 960

Buzz Killington

It would be Barritt Street that you're referring to Smitho. If you were heading South, you would turn left onto it at the roundabout on Kambah Pool, and follow Barritt to the end, and turn right into Boddington in front of St Thomas Primary.

I drove thru Kambah on Friday Night on a whim (used to live there), but didn't go up Barritt. There were no additional shelters on Boddington or O'Halloran.

And finally, I think I speak for everybody when I say we're dying to know about the woman's Gundaroo connection.


smitho

Ah yes, Barritt, that's the name. The 60 / 960 is one of those easy routes you can almost do on auto pilot, just recognising the look of streets to do the correct lefts and rights.

P.S.
Some drivers can remember routes by street names while others (I suspect most) mainly go by appearances and landmarks, as I mainly do.

But to help passengers, it pays to have the lefts and rights handy in case they ask about a particular street.

smitho

Quote from: Buzz Killington on July 12, 2009, 06:38:46 PM


And finally, I think I speak for everybody when I say we're dying to know about the woman's Gundaroo connection.

The story of her Gundaroo connection - it's all pretty boring, really and truly!

Bus 400

Here are the shelters that smitho is talking about. These 2 are at the top end of Barritt Street, Kambah. The other 2 stops in Barritt Street have also been given bus shelters as has one on Hindmarsh Drive RIVETT.

Woden Bound

Tuggeranong Bound

smitho

#6
I think the other bunkers in Barritt St have been there for a fair while, TP....or do you reckon they've just been put in at the same time as the ones at the 'top' end of Barritt?

Bus 400

Going Google Maps Streetview, they were only recently put in.. They do look like they have been repainted.

Buzz Killington

depends how long you mean by "A while" smitho - last time i drove down Barritt was probably 3-4 weeks ago and they weren't there then.

I lived rather cfoseby to Barritt for nineteen years so I know my Kambah West!

smitho

Quote from: Buzz Killington on July 15, 2009, 07:01:53 PM
depends how long you mean by "A while" smitho - last time i drove down Barritt was probably 3-4 weeks ago and they weren't there then.

I lived rather cfoseby to Barritt for nineteen years so I know my Kambah West!
That's good then - the Barritt St mob seem to make pretty good use of their bus services and deserve decent shelters.

P.S. I noticed this week that none of the bunkers which were in store near the Fyshwick Market are still there... looks like they have all found new homes.

Bus 400

Us mob at Summerland 2 want a bunker shelter. Summerland 2 & the corresponding stop on the other side are one of the busiest stops in Kambah for school runs & peak/weekend services. But ACTION did eventually give Summerland 2 a bus seat 10-15 years after they stole it. Also our stop has a slope that may be too steep for a shelter.

Buzz Killington

i would've thought the stop at the Park on Boddington near Vic n Ricks could use a shelter. That was always well patronaged.

smitho

Quote from: TP 3000 on July 14, 2009, 11:25:28 PM
Going Google Maps Streetview, they were only recently put in.. They do look like they have been repainted.

I had a closer look at those two bunkers at the Tuggy end of Barritt today while waiting to take 125 out on a charter run.

As you and Buzz P suggest, they are definitely very new transplants, although they look as if they have taken a hammering in a war zone for a long time (or were used on the northside).

They definitely need a good clean up and a fresh coat of paint. (Come on ACT Roads!)

Buzz Killington

A bunker has been transplanted into Charleston St in Monash. I suspect it is one of the few that have disappeared from National Cct in Barton recently.

It has one of the little plaques from the school shelter painting competition, so I'll try to get a closer look to confirm.

King of Buses

They should put some bunkers in the Gungahlin area 

bubzie

calwell high's getting..ANOTHER bunker. (just on the other side of the road..which is kinda a given.)

one thing that does intrest me, is that the bus stop it's for, is well, for the school, and fits three buses. now, the 11's that go past, stop at the first mini-stop (where there's a bench), but the shelter's being installed at the third one.

Shenanigans!

Bus 400

Quote from: Buzz KillingtonA bunker has been transplanted into Charleston St in Monash. I suspect it is one of the few that have disappeared from National Cct in Barton recently.

Had a look at that shelter today. It is the old City Bound shelter at Sydney Avenue Terminus (opp. Hotel Realm).


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Barry Drive

Northbourne Avenue will very shortly be bunker shelter-free (if it isn't already). All of the remaining bunkers were dug up this week.

Irisbus Rider

Two bunker shelters have appeared in Dunlop, one on Kerrigan St before the Lance Hill Av R'about heading towards Belconnen/City on a 45/703, and the other is on Lance Hill Av between Evelyn Owen Cres and Shrivell Cct, Belconnen bound for the 43.

I must say, they're a blemish on the landscape. Dunlop has relatively modern houses, and to see a 70's era bunker shelter is very out of place. Personally, I'm not a fan of the bunkers, I'm somewhat satisfied with the AdShel servicing my bus stop.

Buzz Killington


smitho

Quote from: Irisbus Rider on November 01, 2010, 01:39:00 AM

I must say, they're a blemish on the landscape. Dunlop has relatively modern houses, and to see a 70's era bunker shelter is very out of place. Personally, I'm not a fan of the bunkers, I'm somewhat satisfied with the AdShel servicing my bus stop.
Bunkers can look great when they're well sited and well maintained and are ideal for Canberra's climate; never thought of them as having a 70's look.

AdShels look smart and contemporary - but some opponents argue that they don't provide shelter effectively if facing the prevailing rain and winds and can be a hot house in summer.

smitho

Quote from: MyWay on October 30, 2010, 03:26:20 PM
Northbourne Avenue will very shortly be bunker shelter-free (if it isn't already). All of the remaining bunkers were dug up this week.
Yes, noted today 3 bunker excavation sites on Northbourne Ave - one just south of Havelock House, another outside the Canberra Information Centre and a third outside the former Country Comfort Motel.

Bus 400

While, the bunker shelter on Emu Banl for Lake Ginninderra College is still there from Belconnen Interchange days is still there, when the new Belconnen Bus Stations were open, the bus stop has been moved down the road a few metres & an AdShel bus shelter has been installed. This is while the new City bound stop on Eastern Valley Way has just a seat.

Buzz Killington

Two more shelters have been put in on Cockcroft Ave in Monash - one is from Barton as it has the "painted by Telopea Park" plaque.

King of Buses

The Bunker on the Woden bound Blue Rapid Route after Beasley St (Not Park ' n' ride stop) was being removed around 10.15 this morning.

Sir Pompously

And was gone by 11:00. Last seen on the back of a flatbed heading along Athllon Drive.

smitho

Must be a heap of bunker shelters stored somewhere, as there seems to have been far more bunkers removed than have been re-located to other bus stops. They used to be stored in yard west of Fyshwick Market, but haven't seen any there for a year or two.

Kramden

Apart from the bunkers you mentioned once stored in the Fyshwick area, I wonder where they untimately end up?  Landfill?

I was in Fiji in 2008 and I'm pretty sure I saw one over there.  Which makes me wonder: do some of the bunkers get relocated to other parts of Aust or offf shore?

Perhaps ACTION (or TAMS)  could flog surplus bunkers off on eBay. If you had a big yard they'd make an interesting/curious piece of garden furniture.  Hmmm, not that attractive though.  Having an old PMG red phone box in a backyard could be cute, but a bunker...maybe not.


Sir Pompously

Any of the bunker shelters they remove, they are required to place them elsewhere. They are a heavy piece of Shelter, requires a small crane to remove them and place them back in, so probably not good as garden furniture! :P

Kramden

A crane?  No problem.  Take the suggested 'garden furniture' indoors.  Simply lift with a crane, position it over the middle of your house and cut the cable.  Instant bus shelter in the family room!  Impress your friends and neighbours...LOL!   

smitho

Bunker on Parkinson St, Weston Centre, (outside shops) on Woden-bound side has been removed in recent days.

Buzz Killington

The locals won't be happy about the local drinking hole disappearing..

smitho

Bunker on Hindmarsh Drive southbound a few stops before the terminus ....suspect that is a fairly recent transplant.

Kramden

#33
As reported elsewhere the Marcus Clarke St stop northbound before the left turn onto Barry Dr was closed last Sunday.  First up it was taped off and several signs indicated the stop was now closed.  I was in town earlier this evening and after stepping off #490 "the White Whale" at the southbound stop I noticed that the bunker has been removed.  All that remains is a patch of dirt where it once stood.

smitho

Two southside bunkers being removed this week are on 'the Parkway' north of Kambah Pool Rd intersection (preparatory work in progress) and on Athllon Drive, west of the Tuggeranong Harris Scarfe's store (southbound); southbound lane of Athllon Drive was closed as at late this morning, with a flat truck occupying the closed lane awaiting loading of the bunker. There was another recently removed bunker (from where???) already tied down to the flat truck.

Kramden

Quote from: smitho on September 16, 2011, 12:41:11 PM
...There was another recently removed bunker (from where???) already tied down to the flat truck.

Anyone care to guess the weight of one of these old structures.  Just curious. 

Buzz Killington

Quote from: smitho on September 16, 2011, 12:41:11 PM
There was another recently removed bunker (from where???) already tied down to the flat truck.

Presumably it's from the Kambah/Greenway region. Since they're being removed from main roads rather than in the suburbs, the most likely suspect would be the other Drakeford Bunker, northbound between Boddington and Sulwood.

Bus 400

Quote from: Buzz Killington on September 16, 2011, 06:57:50 PM
Presumably it's from the Kambah/Greenway region. Since they're being removed from main roads rather than in the suburbs, the most likely suspect would be the other Drakeford Bunker, northbound between Boddington and Sulwood.

I haven't noticed if this shelter is missing yet. However, the bunker shelter from Athllon Drive (at the back of the Hyperdome Lifestyle Centre thing) has disappeared.

Bus 400

The Drakeford Drive (Kambah) shelter has gone, so the days of the only bus shelter on the Tuggeranong Parkway must be numbered. I know some people will be very happy to see this one replaced with an AdShel shelter.

route56

Where exactly is this last bunker ? I might go and take a photo.

Bus 400

The only shelter on the Tuggeranong Parkway, is just north of the Sulwood & Drakeford Drive's.

It is served by Routes 60 & 62 during off peak & 60,62,160,162,705,785 & 787 during peak times & 960/962 during weekends.


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Bus 400

There is a new bunker shelter on Knoke Avenue in Gordon just near Gordon Primary School.

smitho

New AdShel positioned on Drakeford Drive northbound, at the place where the most northerly bunker on Drakeford was removed several days ago.

King of Buses

Quote from: Bus 400 on September 20, 2011, 11:32:11 AM
There is a new bunker shelter on Knoke Avenue in Gordon just near Gordon Primary School.

Good to see them arriving in the Lanyon Valley!

smitho

Recently bunker departures:

Deakin, Hopetoun Circuit on #2 route (letter criticising removal of this bunker in last week's CT, on Wednesday as I recall)

Greenway, Athllon southbound (this week)....landing pad, signage etc all gone, new paving installed today

Deakin, Calvary-John James Hospital, southbound....great pity this one has gone as a workable shelter is important for potentially sick or frail punters...

Relocated Bunker arrivals:

Gordon, Knoke Ave (appears to be the former Marcus Clarke northbound bunker)

AGSO, Jerrabomberra southbound (just being installed this week)

Symonston, Narrabundah Lane southbound, outside TGA* (vague recollection of seeing this in recent days - will confirm)


Barry Drive

Took me a while to even notice: the bunker shelter on Emu Bank (across from AMF) has been removed. Probably happened a month ago (or more).

smitho

Quote from: ACTbusspotter on October 28, 2011, 01:55:31 PM
Took me a while to even notice: the bunker shelter on Emu Bank (across from AMF) has been removed. Probably happened a month ago (or more).

Yeah, I first noticed it 3 weekends back.

Bus 400

It looks like the bunker shelter on Strickland Crescent (outside John James Hospital-City bound) is being prepared to be removed. I wonder if this will be replaced with an AdShel like its Woden bound bus stop.

743

A bunker has found its way to Gooreen St, Braddon, northbound, immediately south of Donaldson St. This one comes complete with 40kph speed limit as it looks like they're doing a lot of pavement works there.

Kramden

Even 40 kph is too quick on Goreen for most buses.  Any traveller/driver will know the way they rattle along that terribly uneven surface.  Not one of my favourite streets for this reason.

smitho

First southbound stop north of the O'Connor Shops - looks like a relocated Bunker, but it appears to have been there for some months (at least).

743

The bunker outside Dickson pool on Cowper St was removed today.

smitho

Southbound bunker at Southlands, Mawson Centre, was being lifted out at around 0815 this morning for removal by truck.

Barry Drive

… and has been relocated on Ginninderra Dr, Dunlop.

Buzz Killington

Went past there today and didn't even notice!

smitho

It'd be good to see some bunkers installed in Coombe, Wright etc

Bus 400

The bunker shelter on Athllon Drive which is southbound just before the Mount Taylor Nature Reserve has been dug around. This could be the next to be relocated.

smitho

Quote from: Bus 400 on February 16, 2012, 09:42:17 PM
The bunker shelter on Athllon Drive which is southbound just before the Mount Taylor Nature Reserve has been dug around. This could be the next to be relocated.

Don't think so - appears as if they're just expanding the landing pad.

Barry Drive

Looks like the first Belco-bound stop on Haydon Dr will be losing its Bunker shelter.

smitho

Quite a few bunker shelters in Weston Ck are being 'dug around', but this is for purpose of renewing and expanding concreted areas, rather than bunker removal.

smitho

Noticed today that southbound Cowper St bunker shelter at Dickson Shops has been replaced with an Adshel...been done for a while, but hadn't registered with me on the odd occasions I've done 39s lately.

lukeo25

The Haydon Dr bunker #6 is now on narrabundah lane northbound towards woden

Bus 400

The Canberra Times stop now features the plastic shelter from Wanganeen Avenue (I hope the spelling is right) in Ngunnawal.

The previous bunker shelter has gone.

The AdShel has been installed today for the Belconnen bound Calvary Hospital stop on Haydon Drive.

smitho

#63
Quote from: Bus 400 on March 16, 2012, 01:49:11 PM
The Canberra Times stop now features the plastic shelter from Wanganeen Avenue (I hope the spelling is right) in Ngunnawal.

Surprised they'd bother recycling one of those plastic shelters; should've been sent directly to the recycling centre at the tip.

Barry Drive

The bunker on Antill St Dickson before Northbourne Ave has been roped off.

Bus 400

#65
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on March 21, 2012, 10:51:53 AM
The bunker on Antill St Dickson before Northbourne Ave has been roped off.

It was removed today sometime between 11:45 & 15:00.


It also looks like 2 new bunker shelters have been installed on Bangalay Crescent in Rivett.

smitho

Quote from: Bus 400 on March 21, 2012, 03:25:02 PM
It was removed today sometime between 11:45 & 15:00.


It also looks like 2 new bunker shelters have been installed on Bangalay Crescent in Rivett.

Yes, you're right about the Rivett transplants....busy stops.

Barry Drive

Newish installation of bunker shelter on Fairfax St (eastbound) before Dryandra St. (It could have been there for a while, but I've only just noticed it.)

smitho

#68
Bunker is being installed at the northbound Drumston St stop (adjacent to St Mary Mack's Isabella Campus).

smitho

Bunker 'Busk Stop' filled with Folky Music types again features in the National Folk Festival promotions doing the rounds at present - including on the front page of last week's 'Canberra Weekly' magazine.

Bus 400

Quote from: smitho on March 25, 2012, 12:13:56 PM
Bunker 'Busk Stop' filled with Folky Music types again features in the National Folk Festival promotions doing the rounds at present - including on the front page of last week's 'Canberra Weekly' magazine.

This is from the National Folk Festival programme:



It can be found at http://issuu.com/nationalfolkfestival/docs/2012_national_folk_festival_program_issuu/1

Irisbus Rider

Two more bunkers in Dunlop, one at the bottom of the hill on Archdall St (between Ginninderra and Handcock), and the second opposite the bunker currently on Lance Hill Av (which is only serviced by the 703 and the 905).

smitho

I hope the bunkers will find there way out to Coombs, Wright etc very soon.

Bus 400

There appears to be a new bunker on the Woden bound stop on Macgregor Street near the Deakin Shops.

ajw373

Anyone know the reasoning behind the "new" bunker shelter on Lance Hill Ave. The shelter I am talking about is on the north eastern side of the road and is only serviced by the 703. Why not put an extra one on the other side near to the Dunlop Wollies or on Kerrigan Street.

smitho

Melrose High intertown bunker northbound (Athllon Dv)...work in progress this am....not clear what's happening at this stage.

Barry Drive

Quote from: smitho on June 21, 2012, 01:25:27 PM
Melrose High intertown bunker northbound (Athllon Dv)...work in progress this am....not clear what's happening at this stage.
Refer here http://actbus.net/?p=1494. It's to be the next "major" AdShel.

route56

The National Folk Festival bunker shelters.

King of Buses

Whilst I was up in Queensland a while ago, guess what I found. Yep thats right, a Bunker shelter.
It was on the Gold Coast along Smith St/ Brooke St in Arundel. There was also a few others around the nearby area.

ajw373

You will find them all over the place. Saw some near Charmhaven on the central coast the other day, and I also recall seeing some in the Smithfield area of Sydney years ago (back before the M7 opened). So certainly not unique to Canberra.

Buzz Killington

#80
I wouldn't have called them unique but given their numbers in Canberra it's understandable that they are out readily associated with us.

Iconic perhaps?

That Gold Coast one looks very smart in those colours. I often think a revival of the shelter painting competition would be a good idea - bring some colour back to the suburbs

Sir Pompously

Other places seem to have very limited numbers of these bunker shelters, I have seen them on State Rail platforms, in some random suburbs in Sydney and that is about it (Not that they don't exist elsewhere as proven above). In Canberra, it is hard to go into an older suburb without bumping into a bunker! So certainly iconic, as the bunker is easily associated with us as any visitor to Canberra will certainly see a number of these shelters on their travels.

smitho

From my observations, it appears that Gungahlin (excluding Mitchell) is presently bunker-less. Correct???

Sir Pompously

#83
Ngunnawal has one on Unaipon, Mirrabei Drive Amaroo also has one and I still think there is one on Gundaroo Drive in Nicholls as well.

Buzz Killington

I thought there was one on Kosciusko Av in Palmerston but I'm not certain

Sir Pompously

I thought there was as well, but I cannot find one on street view!

Bus 400

A bunker is currently on its back in the parkland on Constitution Avenue.

smitho

Removed bunker shelter remains on its back in grassland adjoining Constitution Ave, immediately south of Anzac Parade.

Bus 400

A number of relocated bunker shelters have popped up on Baldwin Drive. Most of them are from the Kings & Commonwealth Avenues bus stops.

Also, out of curiosity who else also new one of the old bunker shelters on the southbound side of the Commonwealth Avenue bus stops didn't have a seat in it? I seem to recall this shelter has been seatless since I was a young whipper snapper going to Questacon, whatever else I did 13 years ago.

smitho

Quote from: smitho on May 13, 2013, 10:03:14 PM
Removed bunker shelter remains on its back in grassland adjoining Constitution Ave, immediately south of Anzac Parade.

This displaced bunker had attracted some artwork onto it whilst still lying on its side.....a new, permanent public art feature may be???

smitho

Bunker at the ACT Hospice in Barton is being readied for removal and relocation.

smitho

Quote from: smitho on July 07, 2013, 11:38:19 PM
Bunker at the ACT Hospice in Barton is being readied for removal and relocation.

I was wrong!

Bunker remains at the Hospice but now has new concrete floor and surrounds and has received a new coat of paint...looks pretty spiffy.

smitho

Noticed several relocated bunkers now in use @ Baldwin Drive, Kaleen/Giralang.

743

A bunker has recently gone in on Aspinall St, Watson, opposite Solstice (first stop after the 39 chucks a left from Antill St).

Several other bunkers and stops in Watson, Downer and Dickson have recently received minor refurbishments which would appear to bring DDA requirements up to scratch, even though some of these stops were already upgraded within the past couple of years (Antill St outside Dickson College comes to mind).

Barry Drive

Quote from: Bus 400 on July 06, 2013, 09:24:44 PM
A number of relocated bunker shelters have popped up on Baldwin Drive.

Also, out of curiosity who else also new one of the old bunker shelters on the southbound side of the Commonwealth Avenue bus stops didn't have a seat in it?
The seatless shelter is now at stop #4012. Still seatless.

Barry Drive

The two shelters formerly on College St near Radford College are being installed onto Haydon Drive, either side of the College St intersection. (One heading towards Kaleen, the other heading towards Belconnen Way). These two stops will replace the former Radford College stop before the Haydon Drive intersection.

King of Buses

A Bunker has appeared at the northbound stop on Tharwa Drive at the top of Conder/Gordon near Drakeford Dr.

smitho

yes, I think that went in yesterday afternoon or early this morning as I first spotted it around 1030am today...I pulled over to check it out this evening. It is perched on several pre-cast concrete blocks, which (I assume) will be submerged in poured concrete once the formwork is completed.

Let's hope they give it a re-paint before it is commissioned...same goes for those grubby, recently relocated bunkers on Hayden Drive near Fern Hill park.

Buzz Killington

#98
Speaking of, is there some logical reason why there is now a bunker (and presumably a bus stop) on Haydon Dr, just past College St before you get to Eardley St?

Barry Drive

Yes: it replaces the Radford College stop for services headed to Gungahlin / Kaleen / Giralang (30 31 56 58 59 71 932 958). I expect 3 & 7 won't stop there.

Stop may be opened in 2 weeks.

Buzz Killington

Ah, so a similar arrangement to London Circuit then? One stop for the blue rapid and another for the rest?

The Love Guru

Nope. Blue rapid doesn't pass that stop. They'll stop on Haydon Dr once they turn into it.
They are yet to mark where the Belconnen bound stop is going to be. I'm hoping it's the first part of the new bus Bay built outside the college and not up at the new traffic lights on College Street.
Can anyone remember where it goes on the plans?

ajw373

Quote from: Buzz Killington on January 27, 2014, 11:06:51 AM
Ah, so a similar arrangement to London Circuit then? One stop for the blue rapid and another for the rest?

Not exactly. The College street stop closest to Haydon Drive has/will be been completely removed. Simple as that. On the Belconnen side they have created a pick-up set down space for the College, not sure if any buses will use it.

The new stop on Haydon Drive is for services that turn left at the end of College Street and they have/will make changes to the stops on the south for services that turn right, which are of course the blue rapids.

I think that is a little bit different to London CCT where they have two adjacent bus stops, one for Blue Rapid and another for the rest. No doubt if there was non Blue Rapid that turned right it would use the same stop as the Blue Rapid.

ajw373

Quote from: The Love Guru on January 27, 2014, 11:40:46 AM
Nope. Blue rapid doesn't pass that stop. They'll stop on Haydon Dr once they turn into it.
They are yet to mark where the Belconnen bound stop is going to be. I'm hoping it's the first part of the new bus Bay built outside the college and not up at the new traffic lights on College Street.
Can anyone remember where it goes on the plans?

Here ya go. (though doesn't show the new stop on the north of Haydon Drive)

http://www.transport.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/396342/Belconnen_to_City_Transitway_-_Belconnen_Sector.pdf

Barry Drive

Quote from: The Love Guru on January 27, 2014, 11:40:46 AM
They are yet to mark where the Belconnen bound stop is going to be. I'm hoping it's the first part of the new bus Bay built outside the college and not up at the new traffic lights on College Street.
Can anyone remember where it goes on the plans?
What's been built doesn't match the plans previously published, so they won't be of any use.

My initial thoughts was that there would be a stop on Haydon Dr at the start of the bus lane, but there are no road markings or signs.

Based on what's already built, there will only be one stop - on College St before the traffic lights (the current school only stop). The stop outside the college has 3pm - 4pm signs installed for the full length. But maybe if enough people complain, they might put one in.

We should know next week.

Buzz Killington

Quote from: The Love Guru on January 27, 2014, 11:40:46 AM
Nope. Blue rapid doesn't pass that stop. They'll stop on Haydon Dr once they turn into it.

I meant that the Blue Rapid would use the current southbound stop on College St closest to Haydon, and that non-rapids would use the new stop on Haydon. But if they're removing the former, obviously not.

Will be interesting to see what the new setup is.

Barry Drive

The current bunker shelter stops at UC are the ones likely to be removed.

Maybe.

The Love Guru

So to clear it up

UC bus stops - Both will be removed from service and replaced by 2 new stops yet to built further towards Belconnen for access to the accommodation end of the university (tho if the plans have changes then who knows what will happen)

Radford College stops - Both have been removed. Belconnen bound stop is the bone of contention, with the obvious place for the new stop the start of the new bus bay that has been built, as only 1 stop would be needed to service routes from both directions off Haydon Dr. It is more likely from the markings on the road and the signage that the bus stop will be where the current temporary school only bus stop is located for Radford College. Unfortunately if this turns out to be the case Bruce residents will have further to walk than they did with the old arrangement. That would be kind of silly seeing as though they get a much closer stop City bound.

New stops - 2 new stops have been installed on Haydon Dr, Directly after the bus either turns left or right out of College street. As ACTbusspotter alluded to, the 3&7 and any service that uses Eardley will not stop at either of the new Haydon Dr stops.

Should all be cleared up before schools starts back in a week

Barry Drive

Quote from: smitho on January 24, 2014, 09:01:54 PM
Let's hope they give it a re-paint before it is commissioned...same goes for those grubby, recently relocated bunkers on Hayden Drive near Fern Hill park.
You will be pleased to hear that the Haydon Dr shelters were being painted yesterday.

Buzz Killington

A bunker has been installed on Kingsford Smith Drive citybound just after Wirraway Crescent

smitho

#110
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on January 30, 2014, 10:33:20 AMYou will be pleased to hear that the Haydon Dr shelters were being painted yesterday.

This "new" bunker has been installed with a "list" (tilt) in the direction of Belconnen Way.

Nice to see it looking good after a thorough repaint.

Barry Drive

Two have been installed on Johnson Dr near Calwell Shops P&R, along with footpath improvements.

Bus 400

The southbound bunker outside Musuem Of Australian Democracy has been removed.

King of Buses

Theodore Terminus now has a bunker installed

Bus 400

A bunker has been moved to a new stop on Warragamba Dr west of Jindabyne St.

Buzz Killington

Quote from: King of Buses on August 01, 2015, 07:34:47 PM
Theodore Terminus now has a bunker installed

In addition to the existing facility? Or was that removed?

King of Buses

Quote from: Buzz Killington on August 01, 2015, 09:19:48 PM
In addition to the existing facility? Or was that removed?

I don't remember any other facilities being there in recent years...
If you mean the shelter/driver facilities (like at say, Fraser West or Spence) that was on the inner side of the terminus I think and has been gone a while...
It's just the bunker and the bus stop pole(s) now.

Buzz Killington

I haven't been to Theodore in a few years now, but this is what I was referring to:


743

Yes Buzz, that structure has been gone for a while, now. The bunker is on the opposite side of the terminus road to this, as buses turn through here in a clockwise direction.

King of Buses

I'd say that structure has been gone since the locals got rid of the terminating buses...whingers. Funny thing is that particularly weekends, buses pull up there and wait for timing on the 71/171/971.

Buzz Killington

One of the bunkers on Lhotsky St Charnwood seems to have received a new interior mural. Not sure how recently it happened.

It's the one closest to Sport Way.

The Love Guru

An approved mural or just one from the locals?

Buzz Killington

It features a rainbow and the 'classic' ACTION logo. The inside wall is fully painted. Looks decent. Not sure if it's been officially sanctioned but it's not graffiti. Given the location, we'll have to get a photo before it's vandalised.

Bus 400

The stop on Sternberg Crescent opposite Langdon Avenue is being relocated closer to Comrie Street. I'm assuming this bunker shelter is being moved here or somewhere else.

The old stop is now inside a soon to be traffic lighted intersection.

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King of Buses

Two more Bunker shelters have recently been moved to Watson. One opposite Watson Terminus (which has had an upgrade from a dirt patch to a proper concreted bay/stop) and one at a new stop on Aspinall St near Antill St, opposite the existing stop. One says "TO BELCONNEN" and the other says "TO CITY," so I suspect these two may have come from Leverrier Crescent in Bruce (via Fyshwick Depot or wherever they store them).

It'll be interesting to see how many Bunkers get moved owing to the new network. Gaunson Cres, Longmore Cres, Clancy St, Groom St, Hodgson Cres and Beasley St will all be unserviced in part or their entirety, for example - there's plenty of other examples too. Hopefully a couple get moved to the Molonglo Valley (and at least one to a certain street in the Lanyon Valley :P  )

Barry Drive

One of the removed Goyder St bunkers has been relocated to Denison St - outside Deakin Pool. You can tell it came from Goyder St because the QCity 831 timetable is still attached.

I can't imagine that many unused bunkers will be removed since it is an expensive job. The oOh! and Stoddart shelters may be done first since they are easier to move.

Sylvan Loves Buses

And there's so many others they could choose from. Such as this one not too far up the road from Narrabundah College. How long ago was this used for normal routes if at all?

King of Buses

Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on April 12, 2019, 01:51:14 PMAnd there's so many others they could choose from. Such as this one not too far up the road from Narrabundah College. How long ago was this used for normal routes if at all?

The 35 and 935 would be the most recent regular routes to have serviced that one. Given school routes have probably been servicing that stop until today, it's not unreasonable to have kept a shelter there.

Bus 400

4 shelters have been installed at the 2 sets of stops on Hoskins St, Mitchell.

Facebook page "Find It In Mitchell" are set to do something to these shelters.

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Bus 400

A tender has gone out for redundant bunker shelters from Turner, Phillip, Duffy & Higgins are set to be relocated to Wright & Gungahlin suburbs.

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Sylvan Loves Buses

There are bunker C#elters in Phillip, where?

King of Buses

Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on August 08, 2020, 09:01:00 PMThere are bunker C#elters in Phillip, where?

There's two on Hindmarsh Dr between Ainsworth St and Yamba Dr.

Sylvan Loves Buses

Oh yeah my bad. Really gotta touch up on my border knowledge, Canberra is so weird.

Sylvan Loves Buses

Waaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!
Vosper street shelter is now being removed too :'( :'( :'( :'(

Barry Drive

#134
There is now a list of Transport Canberra bunker shelters on the ACT Bus website [actbus.net/bunker-shelters]

Assuming the list is reasonably accurate, there are approx 30 bunker shelters at disused stops.

Some recent movements and removals may not have been included, so if anyone has any errors or omissions to report, post them here or add comments to the article.

The QCity bunker stops within the ACT may be added at a later time.