Quote from: 743 on September 08, 2023, 06:40:01 PMOf note - Belconnen's 4 electrics now due December this year.We may not have any news about the buses, but there has recently been a contract (awarded to Simeco Electrical) to install the infrastructure at Belconnen Depot to support the two bus chargers.
Quote from: Snorzac on September 21, 2023, 10:48:36 PMWhen a car impacts anything at the speeds that car did, and I'm lead to believe it was well in excess of 100km/h (although this is gossip so may not be 100% accurate), damage will always be excessive, regardless of the standards complied with.Wow. And there were no fatalities!
Quote from: Snorzac on September 20, 2023, 10:14:30 PM693 has left Tuggeranong depot and its whereabouts are unknown. The damage to it was extensive, given it was a rear end impact and the impact force shattered the windscreen it appears, you would expect there is a significant amount of damage which may not be visible to the naked eyeWhich raises the question of just how crashworthy are these buses? Presumably there are standards to be complied with. Counter intuitively, it is quite possible, that to absorb impact damage, the consequences of an impact may be worse than one might think.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on September 21, 2023, 06:08:25 PMCould 693 be a possiblity as to why the new bus deliveries are also being delay or is that a completely different can of worms?Seems unlikely, as registration has been renewed, that suggests that the repairs will not take a long time. It becomes an issue, if parts are to be borrowed, as to whether it would impact new bus deliveries and, if so, is it quicker to get 693 back in service or new buses into service. Personally, I doubt that this is a practical issue at the moment.