Started by Barry Drive, December 31, 2010, 10:53:24 AM
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Quote from: Metrobus on October 12, 2011, 08:43:00 PMThere was a Mk I with white rear panelling at the building on the non-AMC side of the Southcare base.
Quote from: Sir Pompously on October 13, 2011, 06:40:12 AMThere are two MkI's at the Emergency Services building near Southcare.I also saw an all white MkI near the Gull at Hume, had School bus stickers on the back and what looked to be NSW Rego. Could be an ex-Fearnes vehicle heading elsewhere.
Quote from: Bus 400 on October 27, 2011, 05:52:33 PMSince us ACTION enthusiasts have spotted the toys in the destination boxes & on top on Tuggeranong buses. Well another hidden toy is a yellow M&M thing on the front of the driver MyWay console of Bus 362.Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Quote from: Chris_Guru on October 27, 2011, 07:57:10 PMYou don't get out much do you Julian?
Quote from: smitho on December 08, 2011, 10:08:17 PMMinor changes to ACTION drivers uniform arising from recent internal review have been advised to staff. Suspect public won't notice any differences.
Quote from: Kramden on December 08, 2011, 11:33:02 PMChanges? I was given one of the newer caps soon after joining. It has the logo in white instead of traditional blue and it's the current logo. My shirts however, still bear the old logo which I imagine dates back to the '70s.
Quote from: smitho on December 09, 2011, 11:00:17 PMAS I recall from a conversation I had with a retired ACTION executive, the network logo was applied to buses some months before the titled, ACTION, was introduced.
Quote from: ACTbusspotterSubway side ad as seen on 423, 418, 391, and others?twitpic.com/7smwvv
Quote from: smithoYes, the old logo dates back to the mid 1970s. It was first used when the new orange/blue livery combination was adopted, from memory, in 1975. AS I recall from a conversation I had with a retired ACTION executive, the network logo was applied to buses some months before the titled, ACTION, was introduced. Re the blue shirts, I think they were introduced around the mid 80s. Prior to that, they were an orangey-fawn color. One or two of the senior Tuggy drivers occasionally wear one of the old style shirts.
Quote from: Irisbus Rider on December 13, 2011, 05:30:25 PMAs reported on Twitter by 'ACTbusspotter':They have finally applied ads (other than rear ads) to the MAN's. It makes fiscal sense, and, from a gunzels point of view, it gives certain buses a 'uniqueness' (just like my beloved 878 and it's FFFM, back in the day). I'm looking forward to seeing more ads on MANs in the future.
Quote from: Irisbus Rider on December 13, 2011, 05:30:25 PMI'm looking forward to seeing more ads on MANs in the future.
Quote from: Kramden on December 14, 2011, 04:15:44 AMYes it probably is about time IR. Perhaps the ads might cover up some of the scrapes and markings that go with ageing
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on December 14, 2011, 05:35:18 PMThe future has arrived
Quote from: Irisbus Rider on December 15, 2011, 10:06:09 PMPerhaps, the very strong emphasis on customer service in the selection criteria and the training needs to be redirected to operating a heavy vehicle........?
Quote from: Kramden on December 16, 2011, 07:23:48 PMBelieve me, once you've hit a support, felt the jolt, heard the noise and got an indignant scowl from the old pros looking on...well, you'd never do it again.
Quote from: Irisbus Rider on December 17, 2011, 04:31:42 PMHeh, I do agree with you, the best way to learn is through experience - your suggestion adresses the issue very well. It is all good and well for new recruits to come from the transport industry (cabbies), but negotiating a Tarago does not compare to a 12.5m x 2.5m bus.Ideally, in a perfect world, all recuits would master the art of both driving, and customer service, but when both can't be achieved, you pick one quality which should hold a higher importance than the other, and IMHO, I believe the wrong quality has been chosen. Then again, this is very typical of a Government organisation, and represents another advantage of privitisation: the return of common sense.
Quote from: Bus 400 on January 27, 2012, 09:21:52 PMIn older photos, Bus 319 has a black rack.
Quote from: Bus 400 on February 01, 2012, 06:09:55 PMIs anyone able to tell me how the Route 23 is being affected by the Eggleston Crescent closure?
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on January 27, 2012, 02:17:24 PMDoes not appear to be a new bike rack on 319, but white windscreen uprights have gone and headlight surround on driver's side is all green. Suggests some frontal damage has been repaired. Don't know when.
Quote from: Buzz Killington on November 02, 2011, 07:40:40 PMBus 119 has an ad covering the entire rear of the bus, didn't see what it was for.
Quote from: Bidgee on February 02, 2012, 12:07:51 PMI say BUS 377 had a windscreen replacement, as it was missing the numbers on the front.
Quote from: Bus 400 on February 02, 2012, 10:11:04 PMI don't think that is the case, as I swear Bus 377 was only missing one set of front fleet numbers a few weeks ago.
Quote from: Bus 400 on February 02, 2012, 11:48:19 PMBut in that incident, glass on the left hand side fell into the 'No standing area.' Surely the front windscreen wouldn't smash on one side only? Merv319's reply is #523 in the Minor Maintenance Thread.