Started by Bus 400, October 09, 2018, 09:27:15 PM
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Quote from: Barry Drive on October 24, 2018, 12:52:01 PMMeant to post this earlier, but I forgot:Although, I now have my doubts even about construction being complete by December.
Quote from: triumph on October 25, 2018, 11:13:00 PMAnother related question is what is plan B if the light rail suffers a service interrruption of significant length? Ummmm...
Quote from: Busnerd on October 26, 2018, 02:28:38 PMTransport Canberra will run replacement bus services in that event, as written in the contracts.
Quote from: Barry Drive on October 26, 2018, 03:20:06 PMI accept that projects can take longer to complete than planned. What I have trouble accepting is the inability to admit the timelines are slipping. Are we supposed to believe that back in May they didn't know they were two months late? Rant over.
Quote from: Barry Drive on October 26, 2018, 03:20:06 PMYes, if you check the Transport Canberra page it shows Light Rail then new bus network. There has been no mention of an interim network. (Also nowhere has February been mentioned.)
Quote"Speaking to ABC Radio Canberra on Friday, she said a new bus timetable scheduled for rollout at the same time would not be delayed, but conceded public transport services could be affected in the interim."Once we have a date for light rail services, we will work around that, but we are prepared to have the bus network start," she said."And all things being equal, as of today, the bus networks start on the first day of term next year and we'll work around light rail operations and align those two whenever light rail starts.""
Quote from: Northside on October 29, 2018, 05:09:29 PMInteresting. I had assumed that the new Network and the official opening of the LR line would coincide. You can't run Network 19 without the R1 (and running it as a bus route will require more than current bus load that departs Gungahlin every peak hour (at the moment one bus every 3-5 mins for a journey time of over 1 hour return). So about 15 artics at the very least will be required in peak. I'm sure Action will have the ability to make up this shortfall for a short period (ie the beg, borrow and steal method) ie for breakdowns etc. But whether it can do this for long remains to be seen.Also, running the current red rapid and the LR at the same time seems like a massive overkill and a waste, so I don't see that happening for long if at all, besides maybe a LR 'open day' to get all the gunzels and mums and pops to use that as a leisure trip without disrupting the daily commute.
Quote from: Toyota Camry on October 29, 2018, 08:13:42 PMMurrays Canberra to Sydney - Runs via Parkes Way, Morshead Drive and Majura Parkway.Greyhound Canberra to Sydney - Runs via Parkes Way, Morshead Drive and Majura Parkway.
Quote from: Busfanatic101 on October 26, 2018, 11:10:27 PMThis suggests that both light rail and network 19 were to commence together coinciding with the start of school next year (4 Feb), and the new bus network is still intended to start regardless of light rail being ready or not (in which case I would expect buses will run the light rail route until the tram commences operation)
Quote from: Barry Drive on November 01, 2018, 12:33:45 PMThat may have been the intention several months ago, but with the ongoing delay in commencing testing south of the depot, I can't see light rail ready to commence for another 5 months maybe.While I may be proven wrong, I can't see an interim bus network being implemented despite what the Minister may have said. To run R1 with buses would require too many resources that would compromise the rest of the network. So for now, I think the target would be light rail to run full network testing by March with the line taking passengers by end of March or early April. Bus network changes to be held off until end of Term 1, with the changes starting on 15 April (school holidays) or 29 April as a contingency if testing is further pushed back.
Quote from: Barry Drive on October 26, 2018, 03:20:06 PMAre we supposed to believe that back in May they didn't know they were two months late?
Quote from: Barry Drive on March 16, 2019, 12:26:09 PMIf the line is to commence on a Saturday, same first runs apply except the first run departs EPIC 05:58:40
Quote from: Barry Drive on October 26, 2018, 03:20:06 PMI accept that projects can take longer to complete than planned. What I have trouble accepting is the inability to admit the timelines are slipping. Are we supposed to believe that back in May they didn't know they were two months late?
Quote from: undefinedPostby ScaniaK320 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:57 amI have been informed from a good source in Canberra that Torrens Transit (Transit Systems) will be supplying a number of Bus Operators and Buses should the opening of the Light Rail System stall or fail during the opening month (End of April 2019)The operators will travel by buses to Canberra from Adelaide and will assist with transport of passengers, should there be any issue with the Light Rail Network.As Torrens Transit owns 51 Adelaide Metro painted buses, some of them will be the units sent over to Canberra for this contract.Not Sure how the private contractors or ACTION feel about this short term contract?