Started by route56, August 13, 2011, 03:24:43 PM
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Quote from: ACTbusspotter on August 14, 2011, 03:22:00 PMbut a few concrete/wood slat seats may still remain, just can't think of any locations.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on August 14, 2011, 03:22:00 PMLangton Av
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on August 13, 2011, 06:25:13 PM...a stop on Kent St (also bunker) still has not only the original orange plastic seat, but a seat-back as well..
Quote from: route56 on August 18, 2011, 07:28:05 PMIn the 80's or 90's local schools took ownership of bunker shelters and decorated them. Is there a list of these anywhere, and per chance photographs ?
Quote from: Busn00b on August 16, 2011, 09:14:46 AMThere's plenty of them in Sydney too. Belrose, Wakehurst Parkway in whatever suburb it is in, Woodville Road outside McDonalds Merrylands, no doubt John will remember this one from driving to his marshalling post at Parramatta (except when he stays in a hotel)
Quote from: Sir Pompously on August 19, 2011, 01:28:12 PMAlso, Complete is Complete, not compleat (Sorry, but that was bugging me). Good luck with the book.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on August 19, 2011, 10:37:05 AM...When is grafitti not grafitti? When it's part of the ACTION/Montone Paints and Wallpaper Bus Shelter Painting Competition! The second year of the competition in 1988 saw another 50 shelters come alive and more schools and community groups collect great prizes! Lyneham High School won the overall prize for its shelter in Archibald St, Lyneham. They won the $1,000 cheque from Montone Paints and Wallpaper and $300 worth of bus travel...
Quote from: route56 on September 01, 2011, 12:52:09 PMCan anyone tell me when bus stop signs moved from wooden pegs, to steel poles with a sign on them?When was this first done?Where?Are any wooden pegs still use?Where they always painted yellow?
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on September 01, 2011, 02:13:29 PMAs for colour, I have to disagree with my learned friend ajw373. Although none remain now, there used to be an alternative to the black/orange Bus Stop peg (orange peg with black band and writing): the Section peg. They would have ceased being used in the 70's (?) when the sectional fares were replaced by flat fares - it was like a Signal Bus peg, except that the black band was red and it read Section (in red) instead of Signal Bus. It might have also been a different base colour (more yellow than orange). I think it doubled as a Bus Stop peg, but I'm not certain about that.
Quote from: route56 on September 06, 2011, 10:48:55 PMWhat sort of Bus Stop is located at the prison? Is it a custom bus stop or just an ordinary one ? I want to know if its worth the drive and the potential for hassle when i take photos.
Quote from: Kramden on August 13, 2011, 05:26:06 PMPerhaps for your cover shot you could use the distinctive brown plastic shelter stop...well, it LOOKS plastic, located on Narrabundah Lane Symonston.
Quote from: Kramden on September 19, 2011, 01:05:05 PMSpotted an odd-one-out that would worthy of inclusion in your book. It's an olden days wooden style stop located city bound on Stuart St Griffith. A sign for Strzelecki Cres is attached to this top of the structure. Perhaps this proves that they once moved the wooden stops around in the same way that bunkers have been in more recent times.
Quote from: Kramden on October 17, 2011, 08:30:47 PMAnd a question about bunkers while I have your attention. Did they orginally have windows or some sort of plastic screening fitted in them. The frame where the hole is on the side looks like it was made to have optional 'glass' put in. Obviously not actual glass but some kind of tough plastic-based compound, think: Perspex?? (spelling) may have been used back in the day. Just curious.
Quote from: route56 on October 18, 2011, 12:39:28 AMWhich reminds me, can someone post a really good photo of the Floriade bus stop sign - im not gonna have time to get out there and photograph it. Has this sign changed over the years or is this the first year they have printed a special floriade one ?
Quote from: Buzz Killington on October 17, 2011, 09:15:57 PMThere's still some bunkers around the place with perspex 'windows' in them. Generally pretty filthy and not much good for looking through.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on November 05, 2011, 07:42:12 PMNot many around. The only one I've seen recently is outside Latham Primary School: both windows still intact.
Quote from: smitho on November 05, 2011, 10:30:08 PMThe 'tin shelter' opposite the Hotel Statesman in Theodore St, Curtin (southbound), was removed several weeks ago.
Quote from: route56 on October 18, 2011, 12:34:26 AMIf anyone knows of one with the perspex intact please let me know.
Quote from: Kramden on December 06, 2011, 08:46:19 AMWhile running a 67 service last night I noticed some blue and white bus stop signs. They are located on Heagney and Deamer Sts Richardson/Chisholm area. What makes them stand out is that they have the street name in bold typeface and that they are blue with white writing. Not a lot of them around.
Quote from: smitho on December 07, 2011, 12:26:13 AMHey Kramden, aren't they just the standard Commuter Express bus-stop signs which you will have driven past on many parts of the ACTION network, northside & southside? (They needed to be a disatinctive colour scheme as the former Commuter Express services only stopped at these distinctively identified stops).
Quote from: Buzz Killington on December 07, 2011, 04:48:08 PMLike this?
Quote from: Kramden on December 07, 2011, 12:36:17 AMIn the case of Heagney and Deamer I think not. They are just regular bus stops from what I can see with no special notification re: 'Commuter Express'. I do however, know what you're getting at. I've seen a 'Commuter Express' sign on Moynihan St in Evatt.
Quote from: Bus 400 on January 10, 2012, 05:30:46 PMThe Bimberi Youth Detention Centre Terminus features a new (user) plastic bus shelter.So one of the quietest terminus no features 2 metal bench seats & a plastic shelter.Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Quote from: smitho on January 10, 2012, 09:45:05 PMInteresting...Is it the same el cheapo type which uised to be on Narrabundah Lane?
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on February 28, 2013, 12:51:26 AMSchool bus-only pegs, if any exist anymore (which I doubt), are a different colour.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on February 28, 2013, 12:51:26 AMNo, it's not. It's a genuine SIGNAL BUS peg. School bus-only pegs, if any exist anymore (which I doubt), are a different colour. The theory that's it's been installed for dementia sufferers is credible.
Quote from: Buzz Killington on February 28, 2013, 06:04:28 PMThere also used to be some at the top of Livingston Ave and on McTaggart Crescent - would have to check to see if they are still there.
Quote from: Bus 400 on August 24, 2014, 05:13:52 PMFibro thing Langton Crescent (opposite Treasury)Bunkers on King George Terrace (outside Old Parliament House)
Quote from: Bus 400 on August 24, 2014, 05:13:52 PMI'm going through some bus stop data & a few historical significant stops no longer being serviced include:Fibro thing Langton Crescent (opposite Treasury)Bunkers on King George Terrace (outside Old Parliament House)If I find any, I'll add them to this post.
Quote from: Bus 400 on August 24, 2014, 06:28:23 PMFor 2 more days, the 935 will head around that part of Narrabundah, ending a 40-50 year (if not more) bus service in the area (in previous years buses can into Narrabundah around the back of the shops before heading to the terminus). That stop on the service lane was previously serviced by a school service. Same for the blue seat further down the lane. You'll also see a few pegs on Matina Street between the Narrabundah Terminus & Fyshwick Markets.
Quote from: smitho on September 08, 2014, 11:16:39 PMNew, yet-to-be-opened city-bound bus stop on the Cotter Rd at the Streeton Drive intersection is a puzzle...just why you'd place a stop at such a location is a bit obscure to me.