'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Sydney / New South Wales Transport Discussion
moa999
Posts: 2543
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:12 am

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Post by moa999 »

Yes, but all the B,M,X,L (and all the other various letters) are under the B roundel

And operator wise I suspect many wouldn't even know who actually operates buses in their area (well apart from the slow repaint)

mandonov
Posts: 1687
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:34 am

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Post by mandonov »

Fair point. I don't think the M branding will go away anytime soon though, even if the T is brought up to its quality.

User avatar
Campbelltown busboy
Posts: 1157
Joined: Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:23 am
Location: Ruse/Campbelltown City NSW

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Post by Campbelltown busboy »

moa999 wrote:And operator wise I suspect many wouldn't even know who actually operates buses in their area (well apart from the slow repaint)
If the repaint takes too long then just wait 15 to 18 yeas for whatever number of unpainted TNSW contracted buses delivered between 2006 and 2010 left in service to be withdrawn from service that is only if the government ramps up the repainting process so all contracted buses in all 15 metropolitan regions are repainted blue and white by 2025
1000 posts and counting
1st post Sun Aug 11 2013 8:04pm
1000th post Sun Dec 15 2019 4:30pm

kypros1992
Posts: 927
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:14 am

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Post by kypros1992 »

The contracts for the bus wayfinding were awarded a couple of months ago. Looks like Newcastle will get it first

User avatar
swtt
Posts: 5351
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:49 am

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Post by swtt »

This one's a pretty misleading sign. Which bus in the westerly direction along Falcon St Crows Nest, goes to the City or Milsons Point, unless this is alluding to route changes we don't know about??

Image

Sent from my Huawei P30 Pro using Tapatalk
Last edited by swtt on Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:18 am, edited 2 times in total.

TSE_SecretAni
Posts: 113
Joined: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:23 am
Favourite Vehicle: Mercedes OC500LE Bustech VST

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Post by TSE_SecretAni »

It should be on the timetable list on that bus stop

User avatar
swtt
Posts: 5351
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:49 am

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Post by swtt »

TSE_SecretAni wrote:It should be on the timetable list on that bus stop
Sadly the only three routes (143, 144, 257) that stop there all end up turning right at Pacific Highway and heading north instead of south.

Sent from my Huawei P30 Pro using Tapatalk

User avatar
Fleet Lists
Administrator
Posts: 21474
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 1:49 am
Location: The Shire

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Post by Fleet Lists »

There are also a number of school routes which stop there and heading in various directions.
Living in the Shire.

User avatar
swtt
Posts: 5351
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:49 am

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Post by swtt »

Fleet Lists wrote:There are also a number of school routes which stop there and heading in various directions.
None of which go to City or Milsons Pt.

Sent from my Huawei P30 Pro using Tapatalk

User avatar
jake_s_258
Posts: 123
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:02 am
Location: Shire

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Post by jake_s_258 »

Noticed today that the relatively new hop-branded bus stops in the Dolls Point/Sandringham/Sans Souci area have a route error. It states that route 478 goes to Ramsgate and Miranda, however at all these stops buses have come from Ramsgate on their way to Miranda, and route 478s going to Ramsgate depart from stops on the opposite side of the road. Not a good look.
Bus stop
Bus stop
20200423_113851.jpg (97.67 KiB) Viewed 1574 times

Stu
Posts: 4035
Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:37 am

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Post by Stu »

^ seems to be a generic approach to the text that is displayed, 'Ramsgate' should not be displayed on any bus stops after Ramsgate.

User avatar
J_Busworth
Posts: 464
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:56 pm
Favourite Vehicle: Scania L113TRB Ansair Orana
Location: Eastern Suburbs, near the 313, 339 and 374
Contact:

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Post by J_Busworth »

It's going to be a poorly executed rollout with errors everywhere. Im looking forward to seeing how stupid we can get...

Newcastle and North Shore (Regions 8, 12 and 14) are theoretically all supposed to be finished first as far as I can tell. Some stops will get the new style blades, whilst reusable J poles will apparently just be refurbished into the new style.
https://transportnsw.wordpress.com
Eternally waiting for the Eastern Suburbs rail line to make it to Randwick
RIP STA 14.5s 28/01/93 - 05/12/19

User avatar
Fleet Lists
Administrator
Posts: 21474
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 1:49 am
Location: The Shire

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Post by Fleet Lists »

Are these errors being reported to Transport for NSW?
Living in the Shire.

User avatar
swtt
Posts: 5351
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:49 am

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Post by swtt »

Fleet Lists wrote:Are these errors being reported to Transport for NSW?
Of course!

User avatar
jake_s_258
Posts: 123
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:02 am
Location: Shire

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Post by jake_s_258 »

Fleet Lists wrote:Are these errors being reported to Transport for NSW?
I wrote to them re the Ramsgate stops

User avatar
jake_s_258
Posts: 123
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:02 am
Location: Shire

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Post by jake_s_258 »

Haven't seen a blank generic bus stop sign before, without stop number, name or route(s)
20200508_144053.jpg
20200508_144053.jpg (103.02 KiB) Viewed 1013 times

User avatar
swtt
Posts: 5351
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:49 am

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Post by swtt »

jake_s_258 wrote:Haven't seen a blank generic bus stop sign before, without stop number, name or route(s)
20200508_144053.jpg
Where was this?!?

Sent from my Huawei P30 Pro using Tapatalk

Mike M
Posts: 825
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:35 am
Location: Frankston Line

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Post by Mike M »

Seven years on & this expensive & pointless rebranding exercise still hasn't been completed. Unbelievable!

User avatar
swtt
Posts: 5351
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:49 am

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Post by swtt »

Mike M wrote:Seven years on & this expensive & pointless rebranding exercise still hasn't been completed. Unbelievable!
I think they're just slowly replacing the stops as needed, as opposed to a widespread rollout.

User avatar
jake_s_258
Posts: 123
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:02 am
Location: Shire

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Post by jake_s_258 »

swtt wrote:
jake_s_258 wrote:Haven't seen a blank generic bus stop sign before, without stop number, name or route(s)
20200508_144053.jpg
Where was this?!?
Taren Point, used by route 478. The old J-pole was damaged during roadworks ages ago, and this popped up sometime recently (only saw it today)

User avatar
boronia
Posts: 19372
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:18 pm
Favourite Vehicle: Dennis
Location: Sydney

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Post by boronia »

Mike M wrote:Seven years on & this expensive & pointless rebranding exercise still hasn't been completed. Unbelievable!
Replacing signs on an "as needed" basis seems more responsible than spending money on a mass changeover. A bus stop is a bus stop whatever the colour of the sign.
The Sydney Classic and Antique Truck (and Bus) Show
On again June 2020
@ The Museum of Fire.

Mr Twig
Posts: 545
Joined: Wed May 13, 2009 10:19 am

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Post by Mr Twig »

boronia wrote:
Mike M wrote:Seven years on & this expensive & pointless rebranding exercise still hasn't been completed. Unbelievable!
Replacing signs on an "as needed" basis seems more responsible than spending money on a mass changeover. A bus stop is a bus stop whatever the colour of the sign.
Yeah but they never get changed over in time before another branding change.

I noticed a whole lot of new bus stop signs on the 600 from Hornsby towards Pennant Hills. Pretty sure they weren't there last week.

Post Reply

Return to “Discussion - Sydney / NSW”