Started by ajw373, January 16, 2014, 05:28:41 PM
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Quote from: 743 on January 17, 2014, 08:16:02 AMOf course, 20 years ago you could basically get a Renault or a Merc turning up on your route. I often think it's funny how expectations can change in a relatively short time of human history!
Quote from: ajw373 on January 17, 2014, 08:48:21 AMI don't think you read what I wrote. My expectation isn't for there to be an airconditioned bus, as mentioned I was not fussed by the PR100.2 ride I had just before. Yes it was hot, yes it wasn't comfortable, but with some airflow from the open windows it was bearable.
Quote from: Bidgee on January 23, 2014, 10:20:19 PMMakes me wonder why the builder or the operator always think that windows are not needed on buses? Did someone forget that the days when there was no air-con, there were windows you could open. You'd think the same principle would apply today with air-con buses, keeping as many buses on the road with some sort of air movement is better then a few or none.
Quote from: ajw373 on January 23, 2014, 10:30:01 PM... they said that the problem was a loose belt on the a/c unit. I find it hard to believe as it was an artic, which clearly has two separate a/c units and both were blowing hot air. They also called and said on that day they had 157 buses with a/c faults.
Quote from: ajw373 on January 23, 2014, 10:30:01 PMExactly. The B2 trams in Melbourne have aircon and opening windows, however for the windows to open the driver (or guess conductor back when they first started operation) need to use a square key to unlock them.
QuoteOf course at the end of the day damned if you leave a bus in service, damned if you take it out. For me never in my life have I got off a bus feeling the first signs of heat exhaustion so IMO it should not have been in service.
QuoteThe person I spoke to couldn't answer whether the hatch was considered an emergency exit only or could be used for ventilation. Now obviously if the a/c is working you don't want the sheep opening the hatches, so my guess is the 'policy' to close the hatches is because of this not because they are only an emergency exit.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on January 23, 2014, 10:59:39 PMNo, it's an integrated unit (single compressor) designed for artics, which runs off a single belt from the engine.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on January 24, 2014, 01:38:50 PMan opening window during heat does not help.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on January 24, 2014, 01:38:50 PMDrivers cannot adjust ACTION's air con units. They are (in theory) set at 22° all year. Only control driver has is on/off.
Quote from: ajw373 on January 24, 2014, 02:33:15 PMIt certainly helped on the PR100.2 I caught just before 508. Whilst still hot there was at least some fresh air to breathe.