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#51
History / Re: Canberra Transport Museum
Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses - September 16, 2022, 03:10:54 AM
A little disappointed the bus used is not one of the collection, but still. Safe to assume we'll have the same Qcity bus for the return trip?
#52
History / Re: Canberra Transport Museum
Last post by Snorzac - September 15, 2022, 11:17:26 PM
Yes they are still current 
#53
History / Re: Canberra Transport Museum
Last post by Stan butler - September 15, 2022, 10:03:11 PM
Is the bank account on the membership form still the current one (the form says it may change soon).  Don't want to put money into an old account....
#54
History / Re: Canberra Transport Museum
Last post by Snorzac - September 14, 2022, 06:17:08 PM
Your timing is almost spot on, anyway...

A Qcity bus will depart Woden Platform 1 at 13:00, if those attending could please ensure they arrive at least 10 minutes early, Yass Railway museum will not be charging entry fees and light refreshments will be offered. Anyone planning to attend via road if you wish to look around you will need to wait for the bus to arrive, approximately 3pm will be the arrival 
#55
History / Re: Canberra Transport Museum
Last post by Sylvan Loves Buses - September 14, 2022, 03:45:24 PM
Anymore information yet or we just going off what's already been posted here and on the CTM website?
#56
Fleet / Re: Bus Discussion (2019-)
Last post by triumph - September 08, 2022, 08:39:42 PM
Thankyou. Looks like a bureaucratic fine distinction, or perhaps a change of personnel and thus viewpoint, involved. Perhaps there is/was a registration category involved too.  My main query as to status of the xx range in the Fleet Wiki has been resolved though.
#57
Fleet / Re: Bus Discussion (2019-)
Last post by Barry Drive - September 08, 2022, 05:27:21 PM
When Special Needs Transport was moved from Totalcare to ACTION in 1996 (I think), all the mini buses were re-registered using BUS plates and were numbered 004 to 024. These numbers were also their fleet number and radio identifier. (Subsequent additions also used BUS plates.)

At one stage, some of the newer Rosas were also used on the FlexiBus service; when FlexiBus ended they were all re-registered using standard ACT Government plates but the fleet numbers remained active.

So at ACT Bus Wiki we kept using the fleet numbers even when new vehicles were registered directly onto standard ACT Gov plates.
#58
Fleet / Re: Bus Discussion (2019-)
Last post by triumph - September 07, 2022, 10:36:41 PM
The fleet wiki entry for the Hino reg 217-499 adds 'Also known as BUS 65', and 'Vehicle fleet number allocation not official'. There are other vehicles in the xx range with similar comments attached.

Wondering about the origin of the xx numbering? Is it something informal originating with ACTION? Or informal fleet numbering introduced by ACTBus for its own needs? Or...?

If there is clarification somewhere already, apologies as I haven't found it.
#59
The Playground / Re: What PT did you get today?...
Last post by triumph - September 07, 2022, 09:12:53 PM
666 (R3)
541 (57)
605 (57)
008, 004, 006, 007, 008 (R1)
458 (R8)
486 (R3)
#60
News / Re: Budget 2022-23
Last post by Barry Drive - September 05, 2022, 11:34:37 AM
Transcript for Friday is now available (PDF here). There's very little in it regarding Public Transport other than more questions about Light Rail stage 2A & 2B implementation dates. Nothing about new buses or bus infrastructure or bus routes.

The only thing that I found of interest was a question about how many additional trams will be needed for Stage 2B to Woden. The answer: approximately 11, depending on travel times to Woden and the number of spares needed.

EDIT: the question mentioned Stage 2B and the answer given was 11. No one sought to ask if that was 11 in addition to the 5 currently on order or 11 in total for all of Stage 2.

Why does it matter? An extra 16 trams would suggest that the expected travel time from Alinga St to Woden is approximately the same (or longer) than the current journey to Gungahlin - so around 26 minutes City to Woden. (Assuming same headway as the current timetable.)

But if it's only 11, that would mean a shorter elapsed time, maybe around 20 minutes.

I'm guessing the shadow Transport Minister didn't realise the implications of the answer.