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What PT did you get today? (2019-)

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359 (64)
356 (66)
387 (73)
603 (80)
716 (80) incl sch diversion, 7 to 8 students
698 (78)
441 (81)
465 (R4)

Snorzac

Week ending March 7
Monday
508
655

Tuesday
461
510
545

Wednesday
680
407

Thursday 
508
702

Friday 
706
709


Week ending 14 March
Monday
626

Tuesday
654
461

Wednesday
584
715

Thursday
307
714

Friday
303
627

Saturday
622


Week Ending 21 March 
Monday
313
306
714

Tuesday
543
390

Wednesday
599
669

Thursday
710
652

Friday
586
554
708
544

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19/3
669 (R3)
455 (R3)

Today
699 (79)
701 (76)
648 (80)
577 (80)
603 (81) Incl school diversion (nil students), and unannounced Cowlishaw St short cut.
502 (80)

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Yesterday
009 (R1)
008 (R1)

Today
008 (R1)
694 (18) incl Bimberi
005 (R1)

Snorzac

Monday-
485
627

Tuesday-
627
464
423

Wednesday-
671
468
460

Thursday-
487
715

Friday-
653
473
309

Saturday-
624

Sunday-
628

Sylvan Loves Buses

642 (R4N)
631 (R6E) - via Hospital Road, driver must've been half awake cuz he stopped at that stop on Goyder Street that hasn't been a TC stop for some time too. I don't understand why so many drivers still think it is one, it clearly doesn't have the blue/yellow sign attached or any other bus stop features anymore (excluding a Qcity timetable).
551 (R6W)
607 (R4S)

Snorzac

RE-631 probably running early and stopped there as Narrabundah College is not an appropriate place to stop and wait for time due to the positioning of the traffic island


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Sylvan Loves Buses

He was late after foolishly not realizing Hospital Road was still closed and the buzzer was pressed for Narrabundah College. Apart from a few drivers I know, most will never bother stopping in that area even if they're 7 minutes early (which happens every now and again) - they just sail on by regardless of whomever needs the bus during garbage-ass after-hours timetable frequencies.

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set 5 car2 Sydney Metro Tallawong to Chatswood. Section using former heavy rail route Epping to Chatswood is noticeably smoother. Surprisingly for a near new installation, there were a patch or two of 'roaring rail' in the new section beyond Epping. An operating pattern appeared - normal from initial station, then in sections beyond intermediate stations, slow speed for first part of section to next station, then medium speed for a short distance, then normal speed. Inferred is that the computer is timing the train to arrive on schedule and leave when ready. if the station 'dwell' time is less than allowed then the train dawdles till the schedule is regained. Another noticeable feature was speedy reversals as the computer 'driver' doesn't have to change ends.
Set A9 (Waratah?) Car 6409 Chatswood - Town Hall (Penrith service) It seems detailed set information is becoming restricted due to misuse.
LR 44, module C2, route L2 Town Hall to Circular Quay (this is the catenary free, in ground power supply section), the leading coupled vehicle was no. 43.
Comparison between Canberra CAF vehicle module identification and Sydney's Alstom units. Each 5 modules. Canberra C1 S1 R S2 C2, Sydney equivalent M1 C1 NP C2 M2.
'Fred Hollows'  Ferry F9 service, Circular Quay to Watsons Bay via Rose Bay.
'May Gibbs' Ferry F9 reverse of above. Both ferries are Emerald Class, Sydney's newest class, built in Hobart by Incat.
LR 51, Module M1 (coupler end) lead by LR52, route L3 Circular Quay to Kingsford Juniors.
LR52, Module M1 (rear end) lead by LR51, route L3 Kingsford Juniors to Town Hall.
Car T6643, set unknown, Town Hall to Chatswood (Hornsby service)
Set 2, car 6 Metro, Chatswood to Tallawong.
 

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Metro set 14, car 6, Tallawong - Epping.
Intercity Set V49 (led by set V45) car DIT 9135 Epping - Newcastle Interchange.
NLR CAF 2156, middle module, Newcastle Interchange to Newcastle Beach.
   The numbering is abbreviated to 56 on some parts of the LR and shown in full on others. I believe the full numbering continues the historic Sydney/Newcastle tram fleet numbering. The LR is wire free with self contained on board power supply replenished at selected stops by raising a pantograph to a short fixed energised bar. I couldn't see any obvious module identification. The LRs are 5 modules similar to Canberra.
NLR CAF 2151, end module, Newcastle Beach to Newcastle Interchange.
Hunter class 2 car diesel HMT 2751 (led by HM2701) Newcastle Interchange - Maitland (Singleton service).
HMT 2754 (trailed by HM2704) Maitland - Newcastle Interchange.
V14, DIT9169 Newcastle Interchange - Epping (16.24 Sydney service).
14, 6 Epping to Tallawong (arr Tallawong 19.06, elapsed time from Newcastle 2hr42min - pretty good).
   (The return Metro same set and car purely coincidental - alighted from Newcastle, descended two escalators to find Metro just pulling in and walked aboard through nearest door.)   


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Hillsbus 9925 Rte M11 (Metro replacement) Tallawong - Epping, Sydney. A 59 min trek, replacing a 23min Metro.
(Why does a near new claimed 'world class Metro' need to disrupt the public for a weekend to perform 'planned maintenance'? Less than 'world class' construction and/or maintenance design, planning and implementation, is the inference. It is to be hoped they smarten up with the forthcoming Metro extensions.)
Metro set 3 car 2 Epping - Chatswood (overall time Tallawong - Chatswood 1hr 28min, Metro normally 36 min).
Set  H36, car ONL5986 Chatswood - Wynyard.
LR 21 Module M1 Rte L2  Wynyard - Circular Quay. (LR 22 in trail)
LR 40 Module M2 Rte L2  Circular Quay - Randwick. (LR 39 in trail)
LR 39 Module M1 Rte L2  Randwick - Wynyard (LR 40 in trail)
Set A75 car N5575 Wynyard - Chatswood. (Berowra service)
Metro Set 4 Car 1 Chatswood - Epping.
Hillsbus 5389 Rte M11 Epping - Tallawong. (Time Chatswood - Tallawong 1hr 17min)

Snorzac

March 29-
477

March 30-
482

March 31-
491 (R7)
482

April 1-
596
486

April 2-
663

April 5-
716

April 6-
631
478

April 7-
465
583
481

April 8-
625
713

April 9-
473
661
721

April 10-
394

April 11-
450

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Mon 12/4/2021 in Sydney
Metro set 9 car 3 Tallawong - Chatswood
Set A17 car N5617 Chatswood - Town Hall
Rte 441 bus 1946 Queen Victoria Building - Art Gallery of NSW
Rte 441 bus 1978 Art Gallery - QVB
Set A5 car T6605 Town Hall - Chatswood
Metro set 2 car 6 Chatswood - Tallawong

Today
Metro set 2 car 5 Tallawong - Chatswood
Set A56 car T6556 Chatswood - Town Hall
Rte 441 bus 1974 QVB - Art Gallery
Rte 441 bus 8076 Art Gallery - QVB (only bus so far with passenger information, visual and/or audio, but visual display not operating, just displaying 'Transit Systems', and no audio apparent.
Set T 37 (lead) car D6184 Town Hall - Epping via Strathfield. ('Tangara' type, Hornsby service.
Metro set 6 car 1 Epping - Tallawong

The Metro is much noisier and rougher riding than the modern heavy rail electric trains, reminded me of the old Sydney single deck trains in that respect. Surely 'world class' should be better than that.
What is exceptional is the regularity and consistency of the Metro service and experience.
Technical things noted were dual contact wire and catenary throughout, rails fastened to pads on a concrete track bed, and a lit narrow raised footway the length of the tunnels. With no driver cabin one can stand at the front and back windows for a 'driver eye' type view. Interestingly these windows are in emergency escape doors with a slide out ramp to track level. Another obvious and disconcerting aspect is the total lack of trackside signage and signalling, after-all, there is no on-board driver.

In comparison to Canberra, the Sydney buses we experienced gave no leeway to passengers not ready to stand up and alight, and to people running to the stop. If you greet the driver on boarding, expect a somewhat surprised response, or to be ignored.

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Metro set 06 car 3 Tallawong  - Chatswood
Set T89 car N5145 Chatswood - Town Hall ('Tangara' set trailing)
Rte 441 bus 1890 QVB - Art Gallery
Rte 441 bus 3746 Art Gallery - QVB
Set A48 car N5348 Town Hall - Chatswood
Metro set 9 mcar 3 Chatswood - Tallawong

Sydney buses still load through front door despite notice about driver welfare care.

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Back in Canberra
LRs 001, 002, 009, 006 (R1) (Vastly faster and more efficient than Sydney's routes L2 and L3).

Snorzac

Monday-
711

Tuesday-
661

Wednesday-
930
718
394

Thursday-
592
717

Friday-
453
712

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463 (R3)
412 (57)
642 (57)
694 (R4)
694 (80) Different driver
617 (81) Incl school diversion - nil students, used Cowlishaw St short cut without announcement (again).
679 (R4)
680 (R6) incl works route variation at Canberra Hospital
655 (R6)
525 (R4)
424 (R3)

Notes: How rife is the Cowlishaw St short cut becoming? Have made only a few trips from S yet experienced 3 so far.

All the above trips were, except for route 81, on most efficient route to places I wished to be. PT interest was incidental.

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586 (R3)
670 (57)
688 (57)
696 (71) Corinna St still not used, though open to traffic.
644 (80)
529 (R5)
004 (R1)
013 (R1)
011 (R1)
525 (R8)
433 (R3)

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April 30th
Vehicular ferry (punt) 'Cormorant'. Twice.

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447 (R3)
342 (57)
597 (57)
711 (R6)
652 (R5)
304 (58)
419 (58)
468 (R4)
624 (R3)

Quote from: triumph on May 02, 2021, 10:36:18 PMApril 30th
Vehicular ferry (punt) 'Cormorant'. Twice.

Interesting no enquiries about location. What can be inferred from that? Those interested already know? Not a Transport Canberra vehicle, so who cares (in this regard Queanbeyan buses get almost zero posts)? Inertia to ask?
Location of this ferry is Berrys Canal waterway, a part of the Shoalhaven River sea outlets near Nowra, with service between Numbaa and Comerong Island. Fares are charged.   

Sylvan Loves Buses

606 (R4N)
706 (R2W)
939 (32S)
939 (58S)
939 (73S)

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586 (R3)
570 (56) incl school diversion this time (see 5/3/21 post - must have forgot that time). Good boarding students and adults.
570 (56)
592 (56)
628 (R2)
547 (R3)

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581 (R3)
657 (57) Diverted due protest by Extinction Rebellion blocking Federation Mall. 2 stops missed with ad hoc stop in Queen Victoria Terrace. Diversion route was continue along Queen Victoria Terrace, thence Kings Avenue and State Circle to resume route at Melbourne Ave.
616 (57)
376 (59)
009 (R1)
014 (R1)
005 (R1)
011 (R1)
304 (25)
439 (26)
430 (R8)
599 (R3)

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005 (R1)
014 (R1)
003 (R1)
660 (19)
014 (R1)

Sylvan Loves Buses

640 (R4N)
971 (71S)
963 (80S)
963 (R5E)
372 (79W)
932 (75E)
500 (74W)
688 (72N)

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398 (R3)
660 (57)
561 (57)
442 (R6)
324 (R5)
635 (81) Incl school diversion (nil students). Cowlishaw St shortcut used AGAIN. This shortcut is informal, not an official route change.
466 (R4)
599 (R3)

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516 (R2) Incl Railway Station diversion
518 (R2)
012 (R1)
007 (R1)
009 (R1)
004 (R1)
585 (R8)
457 (R2)
100 (903)

Note re route 903: On May 14th the driver continued along Pro Hart Drive to double back at a new roundabout Today the driver followed the published route to turn back via Ariotti, Havard, and Fairbrother Streets. 

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450 (R3) Trainer/Assessor on board, remarkably smooth ride, funny that....
665 (57)
342 (57)
567 (76)
608 (76)
631 (R4)
394 (R2)
563 (56) Incl school diversion, good boarding students and adults.
011 (R1)
448 (R9)
425 (R3)

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Yesterday, Wed 2nd
557 (R3)
664 (57)
342 (57)
630 (R6)
516 (R5)
009 (R1)
538 (R8)
707 (R3)

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3/6/21
689 (R2)
668 (R3)

Yesterday
434 (R3)
553 (R2)
716 (901)
668 (41)
434 (R3)

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720 (R3)
713 (58)
659 (57)
592 (57)
008 (R1)
002 (R1)
006 (R1)
643 (R9)
416 (41) Incl school extension, 7 students
705 (R2)
581 (R3)

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459 (R3) Trainer/Assessor on board
654 (57) Freezing cold - AC only putting out cold air
448 (57)
006 (R1)
003 (R1)
002 (R1)
385 (30)
451 (31) Run starts on school extension, 2 schools nil students. Subtle change in time table, run now starts at St Michaels Primary in lieu of Kaleen Primary, thus there is only one RH turn into Maribyrnong Ave instead of 2 to serve both schools.
500 (R3)

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360 (75)
649 (70)
686 (63)
466 (R5)
324 (180)
625 (81)

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Yesterday! Sorry, forgot to add that to last post.

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413 (R2) (Validator u/s)
382 (181)
536 (R5)
448 (R2)

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645 (182)
477 (R5)
433 (R3)
003 (R1)
614 (R8)
652 (R3)

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707 (R3)
602 (57)
630 (57)
545 (R2)
407 (42)

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411 (41) incl Melba/Copland High School diversion (well patronised), and  diversion to St Monica's (1 student) and Miles Franklin (approx 5 students) schools.
630 (R2)
425 (40)

Snorzac

Hope you enjoyed your ride on 425 with a nearly missed diversion around the Roadworks 😂

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Quote from: Snorzac on July 26, 2021, 10:45:55 PMHope you enjoyed your ride on 425 with a nearly missed diversion around the Roadworks 😂
Thank you for your interest.
What roadworks? Must have been between Belconnen and Kippax. I boarded at Kippax and travelled further North.
Were you thinking of rte 41 which until recently has been affected by roadworks at Copland Dr/Verbrugghen St (roundabout construction) or Companion Cresc (services crossing)?
(Incidentally rte 40 service took 11 min Kippax to Fraser West. The supposed 'Rapid' R2 at a similar time of day is timetabled to take 19 min!)

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27th July
424 (R3)
660 (23) Incl school diversion, nil students.
LRVs 011, 014, 010, 010, 003 (R1) 2nd last was scheduled depot service to Epic
393 (31)
599 (R3)

28th July
664 (R3)
348 (R8)
963 (26) incl school diversion, 3 students
007 (R1)
568 (57) Unintended diversion along Commonwealth Ave and Coronation Dr
634 (57)
337 (R5)
689 (32)
694 (R3)

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Quote from: triumph on July 27, 2021, 02:23:10 PMThank you for your interest.
What roadworks? Must have been between Belconnen and Kippax. I boarded at Kippax and travelled further North.
Were you thinking of rte 41 which until recently has been affected by roadworks at Copland Dr/Verbrugghen St (roundabout construction) or Companion Cresc (services crossing)?
(Incidentally rte 40 service took 11 min Kippax to Fraser West. The supposed 'Rapid' R2 at a similar time of day is timetabled to take 19 min!)
Well, it turns out there were roadworks. Rte 40 went via Moyes St as the right turn out of Starke St into Southern Cross Dr is unavailable due to roadworks at this junction. Have to say I hadn't noticed as just travelling A to B. Snorzac was on the ball.

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29th July
618, 617 (R3)

Today
683 (R3)
403 (R2)
330 (R2)
008 (R1)
421 (31)
552 (R3)

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Sylvan Loves Buses

Yesterday (4 Aug)
473 (R4N)
978 (59S)
982 (64W)
982 (65E)
980 (60S)

Today (5 Aug)
486 (R4N)
377 (32W)
677 (31W - bushop)
699 (R2E)
683 (R4S)

After reviewing my year count earlier today (455/1000) I was glad it wasn't as horrible as last years concern, I will still need to up my game for the remaining rides if I'm to achieve my goal. At least these new check-in app stickers have one benefit for me, checking the bus number when I forget it again, after seeing it <15 times when I got on... This is especially beneficial on the PB/Bustechs as the cockpit number is hidden if seated anywhere but the front/wheelchair seats.

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697 (R3)
691 (55) Incl school diversion - patronage reasonable,
691 (R6)
480 (R5)
681 (R2)
361 (R2) From Fyshwick - a late morning service supposed to divert into Canberrra Railway Station but didn't, even though there was a passenger for the Station stop. The passenger must have asked and was told in effect some do and some don't.
005, 012*, 004, 009* (R1).  * stopped at Sandford Street 'for training purposes' only.
606 (31)
692 (R3)

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002 (R1)
006 (Rx1)
003 (R1)
009 (R1)
Last 2 stopped at Sandford Street for driver training, but public use not yet available.