Started by ajw373, January 03, 2019, 09:52:25 AM
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Quote from: triumph on December 03, 2019, 09:35:02 PM(Have yet to see or ride articulated, PR3, or PR2 on an R3; but have ridden 1 STAG running an R3. Very little opportunity now to ride PR2s and particularly PR3s on routes regularly used.)
Quote from: Toyota Camry on December 05, 2019, 03:45:35 PMI believe that articulated buses are banned from the R3 and cannot be used in any circumstances; no member here has ever sighted one. Articulated vehicles did operate on the former 315 service to Spence, and also presently operate on the R5; my suspicion is that the section of route around Brindabella Park and Canberra Airport is not suitable for articulated vehicles.
Quote from: triumph on February 28, 2020, 11:10:26 PMThere are only two Hino Honchos Nos 100 and 101 for the new route 903 to Strathnairn. Looking at the TT for services starting this Monday, there are some run overlaps which means both Honchos are needed to run the service. This implies that, regular buses from the fleet will appear from time to time when either or both of the Honchos are unavailable for service.
Quote from: Snorzac on March 01, 2020, 01:02:43 AMThe OnScene ACT Facebook page reported an accident involving a bus in Fraser today, pictures show BUS 450 with significant front end damage.
Quote from: Toyota Camry on March 01, 2020, 05:02:18 PMThat accident happened at a blind curve next to an intersection on Shakespeare Crescent; as a safety measure, traffic lights must be installed at that intersection as a matter of urgency, the TWU should refuse to allow any of it's members to operate route 42 services along the eastern half of Shakespeare Crescent at a speed higher than 15km/hr until this occurs.
Quote from: SylvanLovesBuses on February 13, 2020, 04:39:55 PMQuote from: triumph on February 11, 2020, 10:49:04 PMMay be other differences, didn't look for them.Mostly just visual changes from what I've noticed so far - I'll keep my ears primed to hear if the engine/FX are any different.
Quote from: triumph on February 11, 2020, 10:49:04 PMMay be other differences, didn't look for them.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on April 18, 2020, 02:47:17 AMwhich buses did these white switches (some have buttons, same question) come from?
Quote from: Snorzac on October 07, 2020, 01:05:32 PMFrom my experience the two training buses are only ever used for licence upgrades and the driving exam they take pre-licenced drivers on. Once formal training commences they will only use in service buses because they are fully fitted with equipment such as ticket machines and NXT bus whereas the training buses are not.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on July 15, 2021, 04:36:08 PMBeen wondering about this for many years now, but does anyone know or is able to find out which of the Irisbuses was used for the LifeLine ad from about 15 years ago? That ad where the guy gets off outside the Canberra Theatre and the whole City is deserted. Any ideas? I've exhausted all of mine trying to find any references and I don't think calling the hotline is a good idea.
Quote from: triumph on July 01, 2021, 04:01:24 PMToday's Canberra Times Editorial canvassed the issues of heavy vehicle safety following reports of the inquest following a fatal rear ender by a medium sized lorry.The writer refers to heavy vehicle ages and stated 'Some of the Renault buses on the ACT Action fleet are 35 years old'. Whilst perhaps some withdrawn buses might be that old, 925 is the oldest in-service bus and Fleet Wiki says first registered on 17th September, 1991. Therefore the oldest Renault still normally in-service is not quite 30 years old.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on August 15, 2021, 10:59:18 AMSo what happened to 307?
Quote from: triumph on July 15, 2021, 11:05:53 PMMinor correction. Post is dated 1st July 2021. Unknown at that date was that 925 and 2 others were retired the day before. Thus, correctly, the oldest in service bus in the fleet as at 1st July 2021 is 929, first registered according to the Fleet Wiki on 15th October 1991.
Quote from: narc855 on September 28, 2021, 01:02:01 PMBut how is the exposure time last for only 3 minutes...