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What PT did you get today? (2019-)

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Sylvan Loves Buses

Well covid restrictions are still a thing. Could simply be that people who use to utilize that particular route are still preferring their car options at the moment.

Snorzac

A lot of private schools including the school that 25 is designed to service have already finished for the year


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triumph

Quote from: Snorzac on December 11, 2020, 08:27:12 PMA lot of private schools including the school that 25 is designed to service have already finished for the year

Fair point, but just before the service commenced a horde of school students appeared with only 2 catching the service, it was a school day for the private school, but possibly not as normal as usual.

triumph


Snorzac

December 13, 2020, 10:47:21 PM #404 Last Edit: December 13, 2020, 10:47:54 PM by Snorzac
Tuesday-
509
486
710

Wednesday-
436
431
482

Thursday-
658
702

Friday-
669

Today-
404

triumph

414 (R3)
554 (R8)
401 (18)
517 (31)
490 (R5)
701 (81) Incl school diversion. Holiday, nil use. N bound, short cut down Cowlishaw St. Is this common for buses in service?
978 (77)
487 (R4)
394 (R3)

Sylvan Loves Buses

No more Bus Hopping necessary for the rest of the year thankfully, I'm now set with only 20 more buses to go after these today! To my own surprise, I only need another 10 (including todays) Renault's to achieve riding 250 of them this year. The goal was only suppose to be 200 and presumed too hard, yet here I am surpassing 2016's failed goal with flying colours!

973 (71S) Home > Tuggeranong
975 (79E) Tuggeranong > Calwell
440 (R5S) Calwell > Lanyon MP
324 (80N) Lanyon MP > Tuggeranong
478 (R4N) Tuggeranong > Woden
343 (57N) Woden > City
939 (59S) City > Woden
975 (72S) Woden > Tuggernong
344 (70N) Tuggernong > Home

I also bought a 491, so that should really help with my travels for now on.

triumph


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Snorzac

Monday-
306
595

Tuesday-
662 (R2)
516 (R2)
439

Wednesday-
418
658

Thursday-
707
311

Friday-
679

Saturday-
625

Sunday-
453
625

Snorzac

Monday-
585 (R2)
575 (R2)

Tuesday-
309

Wednesday-
539

Today-
541

triumph

Yesterday
446 (R4)
Today
348 (R2)
645 (R3)

Sylvan Loves Buses


triumph

Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on December 28, 2020, 10:13:10 AM#997 - 701 (R4N)
#998 - 611 (70S)
Bit obscure, especially for future readers/researchers, assume by #997 and #998 you mean your rides for the year.

Sylvan Loves Buses

No I rode long-gone P3 buses. Just like how I rode bus #999 - 977 (72S) and Tram #1000 - 977 (70N) today.

Toyota Camry

I observed a light rail vehicle departing Gungahlin Place today from my Toyota Hiace maxi cab operated by Canberra Elite; I did not observe the number, as since I ceased travelling on public transport due to COVID-19 in March, I have not been noting these details, as that level of detailed observation is best saved for APS3 staff members doing the grunt work in Tuggeranong.

triumph

31st Dec 2020
651 (30)
479 (R4)
711 (32)

Sylvan Loves Buses

Making sure for the very last time my first bus of the year is still a Renault - had to scooter to Cooleman Court in the wet, man that was a tough ride.

#1 - 959 (66E)
#2 - 387 (72S)

triumph

671 (R3)
715 (R9)
006 (R1)
709 (25)
453 (R8)
378 (R3)

Sylvan Loves Buses

678 (R4N)
929 (55L)
927 (54L)
453 (R5S)

triumph

661 (41)
687 (R8)
556 (26)
009 (R1)
004 (R1)
367 (R2)
703 (R2) Railway Station diversion accidentally omitted - driver unaware until told. Not good.

Snorzac

In the grand scheme of things would it really have mattered given the train isn't currently running?


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triumph

Quote from: Snorzac on January 07, 2021, 10:33:27 PMIn the grand scheme of things would it really have mattered given the train isn't currently running?


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Perhaps not. But it was in the Christmas timetable and no changes shown in Transport Canberra service alerts. Non-TrainLink users may have still wished to use the stop. There is attitudinal difficulty implied here of 'does it really matter?'. Reliability is of prime user importance. How many other occasions have services blithely carried on when they should have diverted? (Transport Canberra would usually only be aware, when stranded users have taken the trouble to make a formal report.)

Snorzac

02/01
551

03/01
460

04/01
539

05/01
713

06/01
396

07/01
394

08/01
417

Sylvan Loves Buses

970 (71S)
969 (71N)
974 (71S)
972 (74L)
489 (72N) a steertag on a 72, wtf

Snorzac

Monday-
410

Tuesday-
423

Wednesday-
592

Thursday-
404

Friday-
452

Saturday-
544

triumph

TV9266 (R1) Double deck Light Rail replacement service. (Early afternoon, Gungahlin Place-Mitchell Interchange, front seat upper deck)
628 (18) Diverted Federal Highway, Old Well Station Rd, Morisset Rd, due Mitchell LR Stop works.
707 (59)
532 (R5)

triumph

Quote from: triumph on January 18, 2021, 11:19:30 PMTV9266 (R1) Double deck Light Rail replacement service. (Early afternoon, Gungahlin Place-Mitchell Interchange, front seat upper deck)
628 (18) Diverted Federal Highway, Old Well Station Rd, Morisset Rd, due Mitchell LR Stop works.
707 (59)
532 (R5)
Posted after midnight, report relates to Mon 18th January.

Toyota Camry

First journey of the year via public transport today; this was also my first journey since December 15th prior to the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney. This journey was a one-way trip home from Civic. Disturbingly, no other passengers on these vehicles other than myself were wearing a fitted face mask; I also spotted an APS4 & an APS3 from another area of my department traveling too close to each other on LRV007 and not socially distancing.

LRV007 (City to Dickson)
CDC bus (Dickson to Gungahlin Place)
Unknown 'Canberra Elite' maxi taxi; believed to be a Toyota Hiace van (Gungahlin Place to Ngunnawal).

Stan butler

Quote from: Toyota Camry on January 21, 2021, 09:25:04 PMI also spotted an APS4 & an APS3 from another area of my department traveling too close to each other on LRV007 and not socially distancing.


I really do not understand the relevance of posting people's APS positions like you do.  Why don't you just say your saw two other people from your department not obeying social distancing recommendations???  What do their positions have to do with anything?

Sorry rant over - back on topic now...

No bus numbers for me these last few weeks.  Recovering from a back injury has caused me to be laying flat on my back since mid-December :-(

triumph

22/1/2021

Hunter Valley 6661 (R1)
Hunter Valley 6660 (R1)

Notes, Light Rail Replacement buses:
6661 noted as having QR code check-in at seats (CBR check-in not operational), what appeared to be securing belts for wheel chairs, and a placard at wheel chair spaces reading 'For safety wheel chairs and prams must face back of bus'. 6660 ditto except no QR code check-in.
Emulation of the wheel chair and pram requirement by TC could be very helpful in reducing the incidence of prams placed sideways, thus sticking out into the aisle to cause obstruction and trip risk.
Front door entry was the norm (rear door labelled 'no entry'). Some LR replacement buses had no rear door.
Neither bus rode on had PIDs or operating aural Next Stop.
Epic stop was same in both directions in EPIC service road, meaning N bound had to loop around, also often long waits for exit green phase.
Double deck was sighted in LR replacement service (upper deck back window labelled for emergency use, a long way off the ground).

Snorzac

Monday-
676
553

Tuesday-
715

Wednesday-
706

Thursday-
702

Friday-
676 
435
487

Sylvan Loves Buses

My god there are so many Renault's running around Gungahlin after 2pm and if you don't like the idea of riding the 27 15+ times, then there's plenty of other options to choose from.

(yesterday)
482 (R4N)
978 (59N)
933 (31N)
668 (18N)
962 (28W)
962 (27E)
958 (27W)
938 (27E)
962 (27W)
929 (27W)
925 (25E)
926 (20W)
951 (19E)
308 (20N)
958 (25W)
929 (27W)
463 (18S) via Bimberi
336 (50S)
354 (R5S)

Snorzac

Monday-
413

Tuesday-
713

Wednesday-
587
416

Thursday-
546

Friday-
548

Saturday-
717

Sunday-
391

Toyota Camry

February 02, 2021, 06:39:53 PM #434 Last Edit: February 02, 2021, 06:41:37 PM by Toyota Camry
Today I traveled on three vehicles, including one old orange bus; they are listed below. After alighting from the bus, I then proceeded to visit the SPAR Supermarket in Ngunnawal.

Hyundai Getz; private carpool with an EL2 & an APS4. (Ngunnawal via Palmerston to Civic)
LRV014 (Civic to Gungahlin Place)
953 (Route 28 Gungahlin Place to Ngunnawal Shops)

Stan butler

Quote from: Toyota Camry on February 02, 2021, 06:39:53 PMHyundai Getz; private carpool with an EL2 & an APS4. (Ngunnawal via Palmerston to Civic)

Again with the continual mentioning of people's job classifications!  I am now convinced you are doing it because you know it annoys people.   I can't think of any other reason why a normal person would keep identifying people by their job classification.

Going back on topic - I enjoyed the view of a route 6 in a MAN today.  It was rather pleasant too.

Snorzac

February 07, 2021, 10:25:04 PM #436 Last Edit: February 07, 2021, 10:25:44 PM by Snorzac
Friday-
465 (R2)
500 (R3)
VH-NXI (QF1570 CBR to OOL) Boeing 717-200
Surfside 216 (777 Gold Coast Airport to Broadbeach South) Bustech Cdi
G-link 12

Saturday-
G-link 4
G-link 10

Today-
G-link 14
G-link 3
G-link 10
Surfside 213 (777 Broadbeach South to Gold Coast Airport) Bustech Cdi
VH-YQY (QF1571 OOL-CBR) Boeing 717-200
550 (R3)
552 (R2)

triumph

3rd Feb
545 (R3)
700 (R3)

5th Feb
633 (R3)
550 (R2)
550 (56)

Today
572 (R3)
573 (R2)
005 (R1)
691 (R8)
708 (R3)

Snorzac

Monday-
438

Tuesday-
621

Wednesday-
507

Thursday-
449

Friday-
412
625

Saturday-
627

Snorzac

Monday-
911

Tuesday-
390
927

Wednesday-
932
929

Thursday-
927
959

Friday-
409

Saturday-
623

Snorzac

Monday-
477
592
509

Tuesday-
933
938
670
678

Wednesday-
598
509
665
674

Thursday-
956 
554
510

Friday-
426
420
674

Saturday-
101
508

Sunday-
542

triumph



ajw373

Quote from: Stan butler on February 02, 2021, 09:17:35 PMwhy a normal person

Think this answers your question. Person clearly isn't even close to being normal but a long shot.

triumph

459 (R3)
488 (R4)
641 (56) Timetabled to divert to Red Hill Primary but didn't - another casualty to car-god congestion?
662 (R2)
477 (R6) see note
511 (R4)
447 (R3)

Note: Arrived stop opposite John Gorton building at 4.50pm, service discontinued from 5pm due Festival. All should have been good as R6 due at 4.53pm and R2 at 5pm. Neither showed, 8 of us waiting. NEXT BUS (real time offered falsely R2 at 5.00 and 5.10, R6 at 5.06 and 5.15pm. Other intending patrons got similar reassurance from other sources on their devices. Some ended up getting a taxi, others hiked it to remote stops including an 81yr old with shopping bags. When Transport Canberra abandons its customers like this, it is no wonder that public transport is regarded as the option of last resort and usage (excluding Light Rail) barely increases.

Barry Drive

Quote from: triumph on March 05, 2021, 10:59:45 PMArrived stop opposite John Gorton building at 4.50pm, service discontinued from 5pm due Festival. All should have been good as R6 due at 4.53pm and R2 at 5pm. Neither showed, 8 of us waiting. NEXT BUS (real time offered falsely R2 at 5.00 and 5.10, R6 at 5.06 and 5.15pm.
...
This is a problem I've seen on other occasions. What happens is organisers are given approval to close the road at a certain time and so the notices at bus stops are prepared based on these approvals. However, the contractor who is setting up the barricades doesn't care about approvals and just installs the barriers early.

I would suggest in this instance that you direct your comments to Transport Canberra and let them know what happened.

triumph

Quote from: Barry Drive on March 06, 2021, 09:08:43 AMThis is a problem I've seen on other occasions. What happens is organisers are given approval to close the road at a certain time and so the notices at bus stops are prepared based on these approvals. However, the contractor who is setting up the barricades doesn't care about approvals and just installs the barriers early.

I would suggest in this instance that you direct your comments to Transport Canberra and let them know what happened.

That is happening. I also (from elsewhere) have been given to understand that TC does, in fact, keep a casual eye on what is posted in this forum, which is a good thing.

Besides barricade contractors jumping the gun, there is the possibility that the wanted R6 was very early. Whilst the 5.00pm R2 should act as a 'sweeper' perhaps it was caught up with barricade works or diverted because technically 5.00pm means the stop is closed. Whatever, 8 people (plus several more who arrived at the stop after 4.53pm) were inconvenienced. This means that potentially many more than that, around 80+ (marketing lore says news of one adverse experience spreads to many people), are likely to have been given a negative comment. 


triumph

710 (R10)
624 (R4)
695 (R4)
662 (R4)
013 (R1)
007 (R1)

King of Buses


Sylvan Loves Buses

March 15, 2021, 02:14:28 AM #449 Last Edit: March 15, 2021, 02:15:21 AM by Sylvan Loves Buses
647 (R4N)
ex-717 (S)
ex-717 (N)
ex-717 (N)
ex-717 (L)