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What PT did you get today? (2019-)

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triumph

Quote from: triumph on August 09, 2021, 11:55:11 PM002 (R1)
006 (Rx1)
003 (R1)
009 (R1)
Last 2 stopped at Sandford Street for driver training, but public use not yet available.
Just to be clear, first two also probably stopped but I wasn't on board passing Sandford St.

triumph


triumph

682 (R4)
004 (R1)
005 (R1)
012 (Rx2)
515 (R5)

triumph

623 (R3)
434 (41) incl school diversion - didn't even need to stop.
439 (R2)
575 (R2)
414 (R3)
Noted 982 on an R2
All above prior to 10am and before news of Covid +ve arrived.
Now into hibernation.

Sylvan Loves Buses

August 12, 2021, 08:30:20 PM #504 Last Edit: August 12, 2021, 08:30:47 PM by Sylvan Loves Buses
22 Buses today - most of which were planned several days in advanced, kinda drifted from my plan when I got a 42 instead of a 44 and again obviously after 4pm when I found out what was happening.

979 (71N)
974 (70S)
677 (R4N)
452 (40N)
668 (41N)
580 (40S)
363 (44E)
410 (42E)
549 (R8N)
389 (R8S)
389 (R8N - unplanned bushop)
339 (31E)
938 (50E)
304 (31S)
616 (32N)
374 (32N)
673 (R2S)
587 (R6W)
346 (70W)
344 (71E)
367 (R5S)
529 (R5S)

Also I saw 927 today, wasn't that decommissioned?

triumph

Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on August 12, 2021, 08:30:20 PM..............Also I saw 927 today, wasn't that decommissioned?
That might well fit in with the appearance of 982 on an R2 this morning. Shortage of serviceable newer buses?

Sylvan Loves Buses

976 (71S) - 1 other person
975 (72N) - only me

Sylvan Loves Buses

634 (R4N)
362 (58N)
683 (58S)
501 (77S)
720 (R5N)

Stan butler

Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on August 27, 2021, 03:52:38 PM634 (R4N)
362 (58N)
683 (58S)
501 (77S)
720 (R5N)

We're your travels today really essential?  Did you really have to travel during this lockdown?

Sylvan Loves Buses

No, getting my second Pfizer shot was not essential at all...

Stan butler

Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on August 27, 2021, 08:19:35 PMNo, getting my second Pfizer shot was not essential at all...

Good to see you are being socially responsible - it does annoy me though that others aren't as responsible as you. 

We are in a lockdown and yet I have seen groups of people openly not following the rules.  Very annoying.

Busnerd

Alright for some to be able to get Pfizer, let alone their second. I am in the current age range that can get them yet due to poor planning by the federal government there is little supply to the ACT and as such no appointments are available until October unless you are vulnerable or a health care worker. Oddly public transport workers running an essential service are not considered high risk and can't get early vaccine access.

Toyota Camry

Quote from: Busnerd on August 31, 2021, 10:19:13 AMAlright for some to be able to get Pfizer, let alone their second. I am in the current age range that can get them yet due to poor planning by the federal government there is little supply to the ACT and as such no appointments are available until October unless you are vulnerable or a health care worker. Oddly public transport workers running an essential service are not considered high risk and can't get early vaccine access.
It is a disgusting failure of Scott Morrison and his government that public transport workers have not been vaccinated; this is all the more reason why the mask mandate on public transport in the ACT should continue permanently, in line with the mandate being made permanent in NSW; and should not end later this year. Any person boarding your vehicle without a fitted face mask is a risk to your life and well being; for people like yourself working in public transport, it is very true that the mask mandate is the one thing keeping you alive and well at the moment.

Stan butler

Quote from: Busnerd on August 31, 2021, 10:19:13 AMAlright for some to be able to get Pfizer, let alone their second. I am in the current age range that can get them yet due to poor planning by the federal government there is little supply to the ACT and as such no appointments are available until October unless you are vulnerable or a health care worker. Oddly public transport workers running an essential service are not considered high risk and can't get early vaccine access.

It's not just you - I'm booked to get my first Pfizer on sep 28th (I made the booking about a month back).  I told the booking person my role and they said I can't get it sooner.  Spoke to my GP and he can't move me up either.  Different story if I wanted AZ though but I don't want that.

Sylvan Loves Buses

615 (R4N)
553 (902E) - left Woden 12 minute late, I know I won't be the only one reporting this disgusting behavior today.
339 (56W)
648 (R6W)
953 (60L) - A RENUALT FINALLY WOO HOO!!!
931 (R5S)
931 (R5N)

Sylvan Loves Buses

Got a handful today. To keep things simple however, todays honourable mentions are:
927 and 384 (all MAN's ridden for 2021). The rest will be mentioned in the 'End of an Era' post.


Also, do any of the oldies here know why the engine sound of 931 is so much different from the others?

Snorzac

Probably because 931 is a bit of a cooked unit....

Sylvan Loves Buses

148 was cooked a couple times and its engine timbre wasn't changed, nah it's somehting else I'm sure.

Sylvan Loves Buses

After studying the school-interum network I've been able to plan a 9-Renault/day program. Today however had two Renaults pop up on routes I thought were random/unlikely chances of having Renaults. So today I instead caught 10 Renaults ;D .

Lots more buses helping me towards my ultimate goal with todays honourable mentions:
935, 955 and 513 (All Artics 2021).

Sylvan Loves Buses

November 20, 2021, 10:01:05 AM #519 Last Edit: November 20, 2021, 10:02:11 AM by Sylvan Loves Buses
Well I'm making sure while the active numbers are still above 100 to stay south of Lake Burley Griffin. So the plan I've come up with is just for Southside Renaults. Luckily however a minimum of 3 shifts that come down this way are Belconnen Renault shifts (for which only 2 work with my plan) which is a really great way for me to still ride on the Renaults I would normally miss out on. 935 and 955 were an absolute dream yesterday as I hadn't yet caught them this year. Hopefully the next time or couple times I go out I can knab 934 and 960 as those are the only ones in the current Renault fleet I've yet to ride this year.

Sylvan Loves Buses

Caught a new record of buses for the year, details of which I will not reveal until the end of the year.
Today's honourable mentions are:
930 (R5)
932 (57)
951 (R5)
960 (60)

I am getting much closer to my decade goal and I'm doing really well with my Renault riding. If all the routes I've located throughout the day were to have Renault's on them on a day I caught them, I could be looking at <16 different Renault shifts - sometimes the same bus is used, like today with 971.

triumph

Put toe back in after lockdown....

24/11/21
101 (103)

30/11/21
010 (RX1)
011 (R1)
004 (R1)

1/12/21
003 (R1)
649 (R2)
533 (R2) Omitted (yet again) timetabled Rail Station diversion - driver adamant cancelled 2 to 3 networks back.
322 (54)
101 (903)


Sylvan Loves Buses

December 13, 2021, 05:43:06 PM #523 Last Edit: December 13, 2021, 11:32:50 PM by Sylvan Loves Buses
491 (72S)
934 (74E) All Renault's 2021 Ridden
933 (71N)

I think for the first time in my decade-long bus hunts I have ridden ALL RENAULT's in that year (excluding 911, as I missed that before it was decommisioned). I've now classified PR3's under the Renault title now that they're no longer in the fleet. My requirements to ride 'All Renault's' does not need buses 803, 967, 108, 114, 717, 943 nor 944, regardless of if I ride them or not - it use to, but I've come to terms that some of these would be impossible.

2 more Scanias, 1 more ∀rtic, 1 more Stag, 11 more Bustech/Precision and most of the others left to go. I'll once again be unable to ride every bus in the fleet, that goal will have to wait until the uncertainty of fleet calms down.

triumph

1/12/21
Add 001 (R1)

5/12
008 (R1)
010 (R1)

9/12
397 (R9) incl AIS Arena  Vaccination Clinic diversion
429 (50)
006 (R1)
447 (R9) incl AIS Arena Vaccination Clinic diversion

13/12
100 (103) Incl from Macgregor
459 (40)
593 (R2)

14/12
312 (40) Incl school diversion
377 (R2)
598 (R3)
616 (R2)
321 (57)
344 (57)
511 (R5)
717 (R2)
459 (R3)

Today
101 (103) incl to Macgregor
459 (R2)


Sylvan Loves Buses

979 (72N)
980 (60S)
982 (73S)
975 (72N)

later...
676 (R5S) - All ∀rtics 2021 ridden
496 (R5N)

much later...
691 (70S)
386 (R4N)

Sylvan Loves Buses

December 29, 2021, 04:52:31 PM #526 Last Edit: December 29, 2021, 04:53:04 PM by Sylvan Loves Buses
#999  467 (R4N)
#1000 931 (66W) - the things I do for my Renault rides...

I have now completed my ultimate goal of exactly 10,000 'logged' bus rides in 10 years. Hooray for me.


Where's my medal lol?

Snorzac

Imagine having such a good driver for your 999th of the year

Sylvan Loves Buses

If only I had drivers just as good during my bus hopping days, so many nasty ones out there still.

Toyota Camry

Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on December 29, 2021, 09:58:07 PMIf only I had drivers just as good during my bus hopping days, so many nasty ones out there still.
If you have an issue with a driver then fill out a feedback form on the Transport Canberra website and do not post snide remarks on this board; possibly you would also be grumpy too in a pandemic if you were needing to wear a mask for 8 hours per day whilst driving likely infected people around Canberra.

triumph

Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on December 29, 2021, 09:58:07 PMIf only I had drivers just as good during my bus hopping days, so many nasty ones out there still.
Nasty? Or exasperated? I suspect your 'bus hopping' is too well known.
And yes, I have come across the odd Captain Grumpy, but by and large they are a pretty good bunch despite having to put up with many ill prepared, lazy, running late, or idiot customers (to be clear, none of that is referring to you) on a daily basis. On a very few occasions over the years, I have used the feedback system (as recommended by Toyota Camry) to 'call out' both unacceptable behaviour, and exceptional noteworthy customer help.

Sylvan Loves Buses

Quote from: triumph on December 29, 2021, 10:54:17 PMNasty? Or exasperated? I suspect your 'bus hopping' is too well known.
And yes, I have come across the odd Captain Grumpy, but by and large they are a pretty good bunch despite having to put up with many ill prepared, lazy, running late, or idiot customers (to be clear, none of that is referring to you) on a daily basis. On a very few occasions over the years, I have used the feedback system to 'call out' both unacceptable behaviour, and exceptional noteworthy customer help.
Pretty sure breaking the law to avoid picking me up when I hail, running unacceptibly early (aka 15minutes early)  and getting crushed by the doors I think are reasonable excuses for reporting drivers. Bad-mouthing me (for dumb reasons) and giving me the 'eye' I won't take too personally - not anymore at least.
This is the last year I plan to do all-day purposeful bus hops, but I do understand that many drivers are quite exasperated, espcially due to the current circumstances and the seemingly increased number of teens getting on claiming they forgot their my way cards. For this reason I made an extra effort to be speedy on/off and extra-polite (even if they're not to me) during the last couple months. The 14+ hour long bus hop days I also got to experience the pain that wearing masks has on ones mental health, so I feel the pain too.
I will of course report drivers, but I have no need for the online feedback complaint forms when I have a direct phone number to the person who takes the reports, or you know, the good old 13 17 10 if I lose that number.
Please stop telling me to use these channels Toyota Camry when I've known about these channels for over 20 years. That's at least twice (if not 3 times) now you've unnecessarily replied to a comment I've made to tell me that...


Quote from: Toyota Camry on December 29, 2021, 10:16:06 PMdo not post snide remarks on this board
Yes, thank you Mr. Forum Admin, I will be sure to not continue ignoring rule #6 of this board by purposely identifying which drivers are nasty and when.
This discussion is no longer suitable for this topic, so I'll finish here. (The general discussion page I'm sure was locked due to this reason) If you wish to continue it, private message me, don't go calling me out on a board - or better still, report me if you think I've done something wrong.

triumph

Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on December 29, 2021, 04:52:31 PM
I have now completed my ultimate goal of exactly 10,000 'logged' bus rides in 10 years. Hooray for me.

Well, you cut that fine! Presume Covid to blame. Anyway, congratulations.
 

Sylvan Loves Buses

January 04, 2022, 07:19:49 PM #533 Last Edit: January 04, 2022, 07:22:42 PM by Sylvan Loves Buses
I'll share it once I complete all my book work from last year, but it was an aboslute grind to bus hop the number of buses I needed in the last 4 months of both 2020 and 2021.

Most importantly however, to start of the year in the best possible way (excluding the absolutely dreadful hour-long scooter trip to get there), my first buses of the year today were:

929 (66E)
929 (59N)
380 (R5S)

Sylvan Loves Buses

Missed my usual R4 by 2 minutes cuz the driver was early, man missing a ∀rtic is so disappointing, and that meant two I missed today :'( .
452 (R4N)
938 (66W)
938 (66E)
520 (R5S)

I was going to say "bye bye" to Belconnen Renault's for a while thinking that we were returning to Network '19 or whatever, but we're apparently going back to the School Interum Network again. Early AM Tuggy Renault's (with maybe an Iris R5 inbetween ;) ) and 2-3 Belco Renault's in the afternoon again, yippee!!!

King of Buses



Sylvan Loves Buses

Please tell me that's not what was decided for 108...

Sylvan Loves Buses

Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on January 28, 2022, 05:28:54 PMMissed my usual R4 by 2 minutes cuz the driver was early, man missing a ∀rtic is so disappointing
Made up for it today with a an unschedualed bus hop.

969 (72N)
977 (60S)
677 (R5S) - just this once. If it's ever an Iris for the next times, I'm definetely not, not gonna get it.
980 (73S)
982 (72N)
974 (63W) - the chaos in Woden let me connect with this for the first time ever.
696 (70S)
Renault rides are dominating my ride count so far this year, it's fantastic!

triumph

389 (31)
456 (47) complete extended route, sole passenger, PID not operating.

triumph

2/2/22
431 (R3)
713 (57) From City. Diverted Constitution Ave, Kings Ave, State Circle to Melbourne Ave due demos near Parliament House. 3 stops missed in consequence. Temporary stop in State Circle at Melbourne Ave.
696 (57)
695 (59)
011 (R1)
709 (31)
358 (R3)

7/2/22
415 and 429 (R3)

8/2/22
493 (R3)
355 (R9) incl diversion to Vaccination Clinic at AIS Arena
333 (31)
010 (R1)
595 (R8)
439 (R3)

triumph

549 (R3)
670 (57) Diversion to avoid Parliament House precinct. Last Wed the driver had to radio for routing advice. Today there were slight changes. In lieu of going right along Constitution Ave, the driver took Coranderk St and Parkes Way to reach Kings Ave - much better. The State Circle temporary stop had disappeared.
684 (57)
412 (R5) Departure towards City from Woden Interchange was via Bowes St to Launceston St.
417 (R3)

triumph

658 (R3)
585 (57) Normal route today, half doz lonely protesters at Fed Mall.
695 (57) Now about two doz protesters making negligible impact.
002 (R1)
668 (25) Excepting newest tranche, have now ridden in service buses at least 4 times each.
407 (28)
414 (R8)
624 (R3)

triumph

18th Feb
711, 670 (R3)

23rd Feb
440 (R3)
704 (57) Normal route, nil protesters
354 (57)
399 (R4) Via Bowes St to Launceston St
598 (R3)

triumph

622 (R3)
395 (57)
682 (57)
718 (R4)
688 (76)
697 (64) Woden depart via Bowes St
605 (66)
654 (47)
473 (R3) In 311 R3 boardings, only the second SteerTag type. (Noted 952 on N bound R2 - referring to TT found only one R2 service Northbound to Fraser scheduled for non-accessible bus per weekday, none Southbound.)

Sylvan Loves Buses

Haven't been on enough Renault's lately. Thought I'd grab a few this morning.

972 (72N)
981 (60S)
970 (73S)
982 (72N)

triumph

Yesterday
409 (R3)
408 (57)
548 (57)
004 (R1)
008 (R1) Delay N bound at Randwick Rd. Red 'T' remained stubbornly on through several cycles of the traffic lights. Work crew was working on the lights. Overheard driver reporting to Control and impressed with very formal communication language in use (similar in style to professional pilot communication with Air Traffic Control).
005 (R1)
704 (R8)
391 (R3)

triumph

Regular Wed to Hughes, also today, Cooleman Court area. Selected Cooleman to Belconnen via Denman Prospect as potentially less crowded than via City.

429 (R3)
712 (57) Driver followed route 58 as far as Kent St/Strickland Ave roundabout before doubling back to resume route 57 at Hopetoun Cct/Gawler Cresc.
669 (57)
564 (64) Departed Woden Interchange via Bowes St.
384 (66)
656 (47) Sole passenger
406 (R3)



triumph

21st March
558 (47) Incl School ext. Noted both ways via Felstead Vista

Today
420 (R3)
664 (57) diverted Constitution, Coranderk, Parkes, Kings, State to Melbourne Ave due activists (mainly police?) closing roads at Parliament House.
607 (57)
694 (R5) Dept Woden Interchange via Bowes St (now as usual)
007, 012, 003 (R1)
719 (23)
345 (R3)

triumph

557 (R3)
706 (57) Diverted as last week via Kings Ave bridge due protest activity. (Noted radio call to drivers about 12.30pm advising normal route 57 and 58 resumed.)
601 (57)
688 (R4)
692 (71)
684 (64)
386 (R4) Depart Woden Interchange as is now normal via Bowes St.
011, 001 (R1)
656 (R8)
589 (R3)