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Snorzac

Last Saturday-
XA 68 AD
XA 11 AG

Last Sunday-
559

Monday-
101
555

Tuesday-
100
957

Wednesday-
101
446

Thursday-
100
447

Friday-
101
412

Yesterday-
714

Today-
709

Sylvan Loves Buses

982 (R4N) :o
626 (24E)
669 (901W)
309 (31E)
952 (42W)
962 (24E)
425 (901W)
515 (R4E)
925 (44W)
929 (30E)
950 (32W)
638 (R2S)
509 (R4S)
480 (R4S)

3 Renault's left (that are still in service) that I have yet to ride this year. Hopefully I can get them next time. 3x P2s, 10x Iris, 4x MAN, 6x Stag, 4x Artic, 673 and too many of the rest to be bothered typing them in.

Stan butler

Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on August 11, 2020, 07:05:25 PM982 (R4N) :o
626 (24E)
669 (901W)
309 (31E)
952 (42W)
962 (24E)
425 (901W)
515 (R4E)
925 (44W)
929 (30E)
950 (32W)
638 (R2S)
509 (R4S)
480 (R4S)

3 Renault's left (that are still in service) that I have yet to ride this year. Hopefully I can get them next time. 3x P2s, 10x Iris, 4x MAN, 6x Stag, 4x Artic, 673 and too many of the rest to be bothered typing them in.

How much of each trip do you sit on the bus for?  If it for the full length of each trip then I tip my hat and salute you - but if it is only for 1 or 2 stops then I think the bus drivers would be getting very annoyed with you.  I've been on a bus a few times and seen someone getting on at one stop and getting off at the next stop.  I just think they are lazy sods (I notice many do this in civic).

Snorzac

Monday-
720

Tuesday-
558

Wednesday-
427
659

Thursday-
547

Yesterday-
717
721

Sylvan Loves Buses

692 (72S)
492 (81S)
980 (77N)
972 (77S)
642 (70N)

Snorzac

Monday-
420
709

Tuesday-
631

Wednesday-
393

Friday-
596
397

Saturday-
708

triumph

7th Aug 2020
706 (R5)
715 (R3)

Today
656 (R3) Detoured Cooinda, Bimbimbie, Kirinari Sts in UC due works in College St.
932 (59) New Network 2020 route. Full length City West to Woden
693 (R5)
011 (R1)
655 (R8)
399 (R3)

Snorzac

Monday-
392

Tuesday-
447
414

Wednesday-
712
392

Thursday-
553

Friday-
711
626

Yesterday-
631
420

Today-
703

Snorzac

Monday-
586

Tuesday-
659

Wednesday-
585

Thursday-
599
543

Today-
930

Snorzac

Monday-
669

Tuesday-
956

Wednesday-
430

Thursday-
436
456

Friday-
630

Yesterday-
460

Today-
626

Sylvan Loves Buses

September 17, 2020, 01:11:20 PM #360 Last Edit: September 17, 2020, 01:12:15 PM by Sylvan Loves Buses
970 (71S)
472 (R4N) (500th bus of the year - quite a bit of work to do in the next few months, especially as I haven't been out in 13 days)
468 (R5N)
932 (59E)
642 (182W)
930 (53S) - 1 P2 in remaining fleet left to ride this year
930 (53N) - Drawing
721 (53S) - my first ride on a 700 series (excluding electrics) since the Renault Artics and it was the newest, what luck
933 (59S) - first ride on new route (full trip City-Woden), with trainee driver.
497 (R4S)
974 (70S)
613 (70N)

Stan butler

Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on September 17, 2020, 01:11:20 PM933 (59S) - first ride on new route (full trip City-Woden), with trainee driver.

I'm curious - what was it like with the trainee driver?

Sylvan Loves Buses

Not too bad, she did quite well, only time she had trouble was when she had to ask the trainer which left turn was the right one off of Kings Ave.
Being basically an old R5 with no one on it, the trip felt normal, but I had a nice chat with the trainer, so that was a good distraction from the sights I've seen many times before.

Sylvan Loves Buses

September 18, 2020, 02:06:18 PM #363 Last Edit: September 18, 2020, 02:14:12 PM by Sylvan Loves Buses Reason: Forgot to quote previous message, plus a little grammar
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on September 17, 2020, 01:11:20 PM472 (R4N) (500th bus of the year - quite a bit of work to do in the next few months, especially as I haven't been out in 13 days)
Sorry, this is incorrect. I continuously mistake my own writing in my log book. As I have each value of 25 bus trips at the top of each page, I keep forgetting that this number means the last trip on that page not what I already have. After today I am up to 498.

982 (71S)
532 (R4N)
969 (71N**)
513 (R4N) - Checked by City TSO, location of 960: Gungahlin.
507 (R4W**) - Foolishly looked away as 470 passed me by (one I needed).
673 (R4N) - All ∀rtics 2020 ridden. Checked by Belconnen TSO, location of 960: Gungahlin.
303 (R8E*) - Got to Gungahlin, waited 40 minutes... Nothing :'( (turns out he went back to Belconnen).
316 (18S*) - To avoid Lightrail to the best of my ability after being annoyed by the latter and due to missing several listed Iris buses.
956 (53S*) - convenient timing.
479 (R5S) - Arrived in Woden to witness:
960 (59N*) - Full Woden to City Trip. All P2's (that are left in service) 2020 ridden.
685 (R5S) - Choice between crowded R4 or quiet R5, both were listed buses. Regardless of which I would've decided on, the choice would have always been the R5 cuz I'm smart, I know the R5 goes the same way as the R4 does now, unlike the hundreds of mindless-Woden-bound-sheep I see.
Meal Break
664 (R4S)



For those who like to repeatedly question my methods...
*Full Trip (or close enough)
**Bus Hop (1-5 stops)
FYI, I judge bus hopping by the time I spend on the bus, not so much how many stops I am on for. If it's ridiculous like going from the Westfield Station to Cohen street or the other way, I will ask the drivers permission first. After setting my 77 trips in one day, and 46 P2's in a row in one day records, I decided to refine my bus hopping parameters, and time instead of stops was one of them.

Snorzac

Monday-
368 (R2)
624 (R2)
540
407

Tuesday-
394

Wednesday-
544
708

Thursday-
409
425

Friday-
431
437

triumph

11/9/20
624 (R3) Detoured via Cooinda, Bimbimbie and Kirinari Sts in UC, due to roadworks in College St.
332 (R4)
693 (76) Full route length S bound
354 (73) Full route length N bound
440 (R5)
012 (R1)
452 (31)
547 (18) Full route length N Bound, incl Bimberi diversion
458 (R8)
324 (R3)

Today
526 (R8)
628 (R8)

Sylvan Loves Buses

383 (R4N)
961 (62W**)
303 (58S**)
928 (59N**)
525 (R4N)
969 (59E**) - further than average but still considered a bus hop due to the unexpected arrival before planned bus
550 ( 8) S) - Drawing
653 ( 8) E)
Meal Break
481 ( 8) W)
365 (72S)

With an additional 4 perfectly timed bus hops today, I'm gonna take whatever I can get in the following months. With 490 buses to go, Uni back on and barely 3 days a week - 2 of which are only half days (I refuse to do it on weekends cuz ya know, no Renault's) - to bus hop and manage my drawings, I certainly have my work cut out for me. I'm certainly not giving up yet.

triumph

630 (23) Full route length W bound with school diversion (2 students only boarded)
666 (24) Full route length E bound.

Sylvan Loves Buses

September 25, 2020, 07:12:37 AM #368 Last Edit: September 25, 2020, 07:13:28 AM by Sylvan Loves Buses
(Yesterday)
535 (R4N)
980 (63N**)
562 (58N)
369 (58S)
474 (R4S)
Break
974 (R4N)
652 (R8E**)
692 (R3W**)
702 (R8E*) - I'm not a 700-series virgin anymore, so I can go guns blazing!
974 (21S**)...
Quote from: triumph on September 24, 2020, 10:03:05 PM630 (23) Full route length W bound with school diversion (2 students only boarded)
My profile pic says "Hmm interesting..."  >:D
630 (23W) including the school diversion that threw me off thinking the driver went the wrong way...
372 (R3W**)
958 (32E**)
690 (R2E**)
475 (R4S**)
384 (R2E**)
701 (R6W**)
681 (R7E**)
519 (R4W**)
468 (R5S)
365 (76E**)
324 (72S)

triumph

Yesterday
405 (R3)
581 (23) Full route length E bound
007 (R1)
474 (R4)
619 (72) Full route length S bound
604 (76) Full route length N bound
327 (59) Contrary to TC on-line TT did not divert to school. Afternoon service from Woden
311 (59) Ditto, from City
472 (R4) N bound, unusually light loading, 8 passing Calvary, only 6 left by Westfield. Cold wet weather affect?
630 (R3)

Snorzac

Monday-
101
330 (R2)
395
422 (R2)

Tuesday-
100
524 (R2)
524 (R2)
707 (R3)
521 (R2)
348 (R2)
421
708

Wednesday-
100
399
657

Thursday-
301
705

Friday-
100
556

Yesterday-
719

Today-
630


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Snorzac

Monday-
101

Tuesday-
316
462

Wednesday-
926
656

Thursday-
417

Today-
553

Snorzac

Yesterday-
647 (R2)
562 (R2)-the same R2 as 647 after a change at Kippax due to some issues with 647
XA11AG
MO7347 (Raiders Shuttle)
MO7347 (Raiders Shuttle)

triumph

29th Sept
720 (R8)
433 (R8)

9th Oct
431 (R3)
374 (R10) Noted now uses Eureka Way and McMichael Tce at Denman Prospect as per route map (there had been a long term diversion)
574 (66) Incl closed Heysen St diversion via Hilda, McInnes Sts and Hindmarsh, Melrose Drs.
371 (77) Full route S bound.
671 (72) ditto N bound.
532 (R4)
004 (R1)
358 (30) One stop only
622 (18) Full route length, N bound. Noted stop display shows Phillip Ave followed by stops in Sandford St. No stop in Flemington Rd (including EPIC).
581 (R8)
432 (R3)

Snorzac

Monday-
713

Tuesday-
714

Wednesday-
306
925

Thursday-
415

Friday-
440

Saturday-
456

Sunday-
456

Sylvan Loves Buses

All Scania Artics 2020 achieved - Oct 1st
All Stags 2020 achieved - Oct 2nd

Yesterday (Oct 16th) - another 39 down, 324 to go.
527 (R4N)
605 (58N)
424 (58S)
514 (R5N)
662 (58N**)
656 (58S**)
622 (R7N**)
528 (32W**)
470 (R4N**)
407 (R9W**)
926 (32E**)
524 (R2W**)
660 (R8E**)
377 (R9E**)
321 (R3W**)
669 (R9E**)
623 (30W**)
304 (23E**)
421 (R2W**)
661 (41E**)
925 (24E**)
650 (24W**)
Meal Break
378 (23E**)
464 (R9W**)
667 (30E**) - All Volgrens 2020
712 (23W**)
314 (42W**)
348 (R2E**)
390 (R2W**)
710 (R9E**)
480 (R4E**)
515 (R3E**)
340 (R2S**)
673 (R4N**)
363 (R4S**)
676 (R4N**)
533 (R5S)
512 (R4S**)
470 (R4S)


1 MAN, 5 Iris, 13 Scania and 20 Bustech left, the rest I couldn't care about. Maybe I'll complete them in the next decade or so...

Snorzac

Monday-
455

Tuesday-
318
457
626

Wednesday-
659

Thursday-
447
665

triumph

559 (R3)
640 (R2)
100 (903)
341 (R2)
333 (R3)
006 (R1)
666 (R8)
603 (R3)

triumph


Snorzac

October 25, 2020, 10:40:34 PM #379 Last Edit: November 08, 2020, 09:39:41 PM by Snorzac
Monday-
957
680
310

Tuesday-
452
953

Wednesday-
710

Thursday-
932
411
424

Friday-
721

Saturday-
554

Sunday-
554

Snorzac

November 02, 2020, 08:41:10 PM #380 Last Edit: November 08, 2020, 09:39:12 PM by Snorzac
Monday-
454
448

Tuesday-
930
623

Wednesday-
503 (R2)
447
649 (R2)

Thursday-
510
667

Friday-
653
508
671
540

Sunday-
553

Sylvan Loves Buses

November 06, 2020, 09:09:58 PM #381 Last Edit: November 07, 2020, 10:51:18 AM by Sylvan Loves Buses
After 14 long and tiring hours I caught another 61 buses today. This now leaves 193 to go.

973 (71S)
475 (R4N)
979 (71N**)
465 (R5N)
504 (R6N**)
950 (59S**)
491 (59N**)
325 (59S**)
446 (59N**)
306 (54E**)
323 (31W**)
535 (R4W**)
433 (30W**)
314 (42E**)
389 (44W**)
962 (44E**)
317 (43E**)
606 (24W**)
378 (30E**)
493 (R9W**)
678 (R4E**)
__664 (R9W**)
320 (30E**)
469 (R4E**)
474 (R2E**)
347 (R4S**)
348 (58N**)
934 (58S**)
365 (R7N)
426 (R5S)
490 (61S)
324 (R5N**)
975 (62N**)
451 (R4N)
358 (R7N**)
675 (R5S**)
336 (58N**)
930 (32W**)
459 (R3N**)
652 (30W**)
307 (40W**)
__928 (45E**)
674 (42W**)
927 (31E**)
911 (24W**)
317 (R8E**)
958 (31W**)
695 (R4E**)
345 (R3S**)
484 (R4E**)
379 (R5S**)
353 (R6S**)
555 (56N)
464 (R4N**)
331 (R4S**)
423 (R5S)
302 (R5N**)
325 (R4N**)
681 (R6E**)
373 (77W**)
482 (R4S)

Only 3 of each Iris and Scania CNG to ride to ride them all once each this year. Now the CSA's have been sacked, I have to resort to my old methods of finding these buses. Was lucky to get 317, 331, 336, 353 and 373 when I did today.
I've also achieved riding 200+ 2's and have ridden 99 Scania CNG's before riding as many Euros/Bustechs, yippee!

Snorzac

November 08, 2020, 08:21:42 PM #382 Last Edit: November 08, 2020, 09:38:48 PM by Snorzac
Monday-
438
432

Tuesday-
592

Wednesday-
659
963

Thursday-
668

Friday-
438
422
719

Saturday-
629

Sunday-
390

Bold denotes prestigious "Zac's Bus of the Week"


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triumph

4/11/20
390 (R3)
458 (R8)
005 (R1)
702 (R2)
554 (R3)

5/11/20
386 (76) Whole route fr Tug Int incl schools diversion - reasonable school patronage.
513 (R4)

Snorzac

Monday-
585
395

Tuesday-
668

Wednesday-
510
ex 114

Thursday-
395

Today-
953

Bold denotes "Zac's bus of the week"

triumph

457 (18)
573 (30)
012 (R1) Early mid-afternoon at boarding stop, PA announced slight delay. Later saw from LRV numerous police vehicles at Nullabor Ave/Flemington Rd attending what appeared to be a traffic accident. Presumably the source of the delay.

Barry Drive

Quote from: triumph on November 14, 2020, 07:53:28 PMLater saw from LRV numerous police vehicles at Nullabor Ave/Flemington Rd attending what appeared to be a traffic accident. Presumably the source of the delay.
* Nullarbor

Always remember its latin origins: Null (no) Arbor (tree)

triumph

Quote from: Barry Drive on November 15, 2020, 08:38:58 AM* Nullarbor

Always remember its latin origins: Null (no) Arbor (tree)

Should have checked, but ACTESA tweet incorrectly spelt it Nullabor.

Snorzac

November 22, 2020, 09:05:49 PM #388 Last Edit: November 22, 2020, 09:09:52 PM by Snorzac
Monday-
558

Tuesday-
956

Wednesday-
930
301

Thursday-
932
709

Friday-
542

Saturday-
411 (R2)
587 (R2)
397

Sylvan Loves Buses

November 25, 2020, 04:30:33 AM #389 Last Edit: November 25, 2020, 04:31:19 AM by Sylvan Loves Buses
Of any buses I was expecting to see yesterday, they could've included 967, 114 and more likely 490 (of which I did get), I was certainly not expecting to see 155 (or what's left of it) being towed out of Belconnen Depot. I thought all the Darts were gone already, what was 155 still doing there?

Anyway, another 37 buses I can't be bothered writing down. Honorable mentions were: 308, 311, 315, 932, 934, 935, 973, 974, 975 and 490.

Snorzac

Not really the relevant thread but the remaining darts which were stored at Fyshwick have been coming to Belconnen for final decommissioning before getting disposed of either through Pickles Auctions or in most cases Access Recycling


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triumph

Nov 26th
490 (59)
533 (R4)

Today
650 (R3)
704 (R2)
530 (R4)
421 (R3)

Snorzac

Monday-
718
676

Tuesday-
934
677

Wednesday-
631
460
490
681 (R8)
675

Thursday-
959
510

Friday-
928


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triumph

556 (R4)
571 (66) Noted has reverted from Heysen St works diversion to normal route.
650 (R7) Due to building works diverted to proceed clockwise in London Circuit.
009 (R1)
001 (R1)
587 (R4)

triumph

532 (R5)
413 (76) S bound incl schools diversion. (7 alighted one school, nil the next.) This service follows a few minutes after the regular service and commences at Erindale and was little used today.
971 (78)
370 (76)
693 (R5)
617 (75)
443 (74)
350 (80)
599 (80) N bound incl school diversion. (5 boarded)
484 (R4)

Sylvan Loves Buses

For those of you (including myself) who had doubts I would manage the 1000 buses again, I can safely say, there's no way I won't. Another 32 buses today - two more of those this month and I'll be set as I only need 75 more.

Honorable mentions today: 303, 305, 311, 313, 925, 932, 960, 969 (first trip), 979 and 981 (last trip). 305 means all Iris 2020 ridden this year. Was trying to locate 355 after one sighting all morning with no results, hopefully next time I'll get it.
Excluding a few Precision Bustechs, it will not be possible for me to ride every bus in the fleet once for this year. Too many E5/6's are left unchecked.

Snorzac

Tuesday-
677
952

Wednesday-
674
931
681

Thursday-
680
932

Friday-
507
963

Saturday-
622
558
419

Sunday-
547

Sylvan Loves Buses

Another 25 down, 50 to go!

Honorable mentions today: 925, 934, 972, 307, 309, 311 and 490

Quote from: triumph on Yutong E12 trial (490)Has anyone seen it in service since...?
Nope, haven't seen it.

triumph

446 (55) incl school diversion. 8 to 10 boarded at school.

triumph

583 (19)
616 (25) being service commencing at Forde shops ((off regular route). At shops 2 students boarded, 3 more en-route to Casey and 2 after Casey. Not a significant usage of an extra scheduled service.