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Routes and Timetables / Re: Jerrabomberra buses
Last post by Busnerd - November 25, 2021, 08:00:43 PM
Whilst we're at it I propose to introduce new peak hour only services between Tuggeranong Interchange and Queanbeyan Interchange.

Travelling towards Tuggeranong in AM peak and towards Queanbeyan in PM peak with 2 services operating daily in each direction serviced by Qcity and only accepting cash tickets or Qcity travel card, this will be known as the 840.
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Routes and Timetables / Re: Jerrabomberra buses
Last post by Toyota Camry - November 24, 2021, 08:53:58 PM
Today I travelled on an R2 service to the Canberra Outlet Centre; below is my proposal to introduce a new joint venture rapid service to Queanbeyan and Karabar, which will require the rebuilding of the Fyshwick Park & Ride to allow for connections between services. This will be laid out as an island stop, similar to Woden Bus Station, allowing for passengers to walk quickly across from one bus to another.

R2 will be altered to operate in both directions via the Canberra Outlet Centre, commencing and terminating at the Fyshwick Park & Ride; there will be a new outbound stop built for the Canberra Outlet Centre. I am proposing no alteration to the R2 timetable, however all late night services will run the full route to the Fyshwick Park & Ride.

Buses will display the final destination of the connecting service along the entire run from Fraser; this means that buses will display "Karabar R2" or "Googong R2" as the final destination.

Route maps for these services are below; all trips are considered a guaranteed connection at the Fyshwick Park & Ride, NSW operated R2 services from Fyshwick to Karabar and Googong will depart as soon as all passengers have transferred from the arriving R2 from Fraser. R2 services to Fraser departing at Fyshwick Park & Ride will only depart when all passengers have transferred from the NSW operated R2 service; these will be held for late running.

R2 Karabar
https://www.mappedometer.com/?maproute=894727

R2 Googong
https://www.mappedometer.com/?maproute=894728

This service will align with R2 timetables; no services will not have a connection at Fyshwick, however only every 2nd bus will proceed to Googong, other buses will end at Karabar. Weekend services will operate every 30 minutes to Karabar, connecting with all R2 trips from Fraser, and will operate every 60 minutes to Googong until 12pm on Saturday, then every 2 hours for the remainder of the weekend; this is in line with weekend bus services provided in the ACT.

You will be able to board a NSW operated R2 service by showing your MyWay card to the driver, however if you are travelling entirely in NSW you will need to purchase a ticket from the driver, or use the "Opal" card that is on NSW buses.

Route 831 will be altered to operate between Woden and Queanbeyan via Fyshwick Park & Ride via Jerrabomberra, and will also accept MyWay cards for travel between Fyshwick Park & Ride and Jerrabomberra South; this is exclusively for Jerrabomberra passengers connecting from the R2 only. This service also connect with R2 services at the Fyshwick Park & Ride, for travel between Civic & Jerrabomberra; it will also provide a connection to NSW operated R2 buses at that point for a faster trip to Queanbeyan.

The map for this route is below; the proposed frequency for this service will be in line with standard Transport Canberra suburban routes, and will be entirely NSW operated. It will not go further into Fyshwick or via Narrabundah as does the present 831; you will need to change to route 56 at the Fyshwick Park & Ride.

https://www.mappedometer.com/?maproute=894729
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Photo of the Month / Re: December 2021 - open for n...
Last post by Snorzac - November 23, 2021, 09:01:13 PM

BUS 505 and BUS438 by Zac Mathes, on Flickr
BUS 505 passes a stationary BUS 438 on Robin Boyd Crescent in Taylor, both buses wearing the same AOA


BUS628 by Zac Mathes, on Flickr
BUS 628 is seen at Canberra Airport which was closed at the time
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Fleet / Santa Bus
Last post by narc855 - November 23, 2021, 06:24:11 PM
https://www.mix106.com.au/competition/mix106-3s-pack-the-bus/
702 was chosen to be a Santa bus and was wrapped with special livery (which makes it the first AOA of PB VSTs).
The activity is called "pack the bus" which will hold for two weeks.
The bike rack is removed from 702 currently.
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Infrastructure / Re: Infrastructure Discussion
Last post by narc855 - November 23, 2021, 09:14:37 AM
I think that gate is for emergency use only because you can't see any give way/stop lines marked on the ground. The opening of that gate would then create a big mass of traffic. (Consider Pitman Street as a left-hand driving road and Cowlishaw Street as a normal right-hand driving system, you will know why there'll be a mass)
However, I am new to Canberra so I would leave this question to old guys.
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Photo of the Month / Re: December 2021 - open for n...
Last post by triumph - November 22, 2021, 11:19:38 PM


Turner layover



Turner Layover view towards Watson St entrance.
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Infrastructure / Re: Infrastructure Discussion
Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses - November 22, 2021, 06:43:03 PM
Does anyone know when the gates at Tuggeranong Interchange were last opened and regularly used and also why they've never been used since?
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General Discussion / Re: Bus sighting
Last post by narc855 - November 22, 2021, 12:09:45 PM
Quote from: Stan butler on November 20, 2021, 09:51:18 PMYou could always knock on the door and ask them.  I am curious enough to do so.
So, after I did that (or actually, they are so welcome that they come out before I asking), I know this bus is imported from America, Newell. However, the current owner purchased it in Australia which means it's a (at least) third-hand bus.
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General Discussion / Re: Bus sighting
Last post by Stan butler - November 20, 2021, 09:51:18 PM
You could always knock on the door and ask them.  I am curious enough to do so.

It does seem to be a rather different styled bus then we'd normally see around.  Mind you though, I'd hate to think how much it would cost to privately import a bus from the US (the import costs would probably exceed the value of the bus).



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General Discussion / Re: Bus sighting
Last post by Snorzac - November 20, 2021, 09:27:07 PM
I've passed it every day for the last four weeks 😂

I'm actually wondering whether it might be an imported American coach but hard to tell
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