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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Postby qut391 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:54 pm

l94scania wrote:Hey megumi Eagle Farm. they will be using them for their Glider Services



How many new B8RLEAs will be allocated to CityGlider? Thanks[/quote]

apparantley around 12 and will start being deliverd in april.[/quote]




Thank you for your information. Wondering only 12 artics are enough for CityGlider service or not. Usually the artics in current fleet do not operate on weekends and ph. Is it a mix of artics and rigid buses?
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Postby l94scania » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:09 pm

How many new B8RLEAs will be allocated to CityGlider? Thanks[/quote]

apparantley around 12 and will start being deliverd in april.[/quote]




Thank you for your information. Wondering only 12 artics are enough for CityGlider service or not. Usually the artics in current fleet do not operate on weekends and ph. Is it a mix of artics and rigid buses?[/quote]


no worries qut391. they will be using existing blue glider fleet as well as those new artics.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Postby BT Enthusiast » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:33 pm

2801 at T now
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Postby daveeyh » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:13 pm

T2889 in service today on a 375.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Postby EamonMBT » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:56 pm

BT Enthusiast wrote:2801 at T now

Yeah, I saw it this afternoon doing the 444 I believe and then heading back to Toowong.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Postby EamonMBT » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:02 pm

Hey, I got a question. With the new artics for the cityglider service. Which CityGlider routes will they be running? If someone has already clarified this then I am sorry for bringing it up again because I am just curious if they will be doing blue or maroon routes. I am assuming Route 60 due to the delivery to Eagle Farm.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Postby Cazza » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:48 pm

Just Route 60 to help the peak overcrowding (and the standing room only at other times). The Maroon Glider will continue to be operated from Carina.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Postby Megumi » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:41 pm

Cazza wrote:Just Route 60 to help the peak overcrowding (and the standing room only at other times). The Maroon Glider will continue to be operated from Carina.


Really? I got a seat on route 60 many times when moving between the cultural centre and the valley. But those were not at peak time.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Postby BT Enthusiast » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:05 pm

Well practically all routes are like that, they get popular at peak times and at other times of the day they are practically empty because everyone is at work
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Postby Cazza » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:53 pm

Megumi wrote:
Cazza wrote:Just Route 60 to help the peak overcrowding (and the standing room only at other times). The Maroon Glider will continue to be operated from Carina.


Really? I got a seat on route 60 many times when moving between the cultural centre and the valley. But those were not at peak time.


Not every off-peak bus will be busy as, yes, it's off-peak (that can even be said in peak times too). But the Blue CityGlider is the 2nd highest patronage route in Brisbane sitting at just over 3 million trips last financial year (see link below). This figure has grown substantially year on year for the past 5 years and is expected to continually rise due to the sheer number of apartments going up on both sides of the route.

There are also times where there are off-peak gaps between services of 15, even 20 mins (due to late running buses) obviously meaning that the following service will be very busy from the backlog of people. It all just depends on how many people are out at any one time.

Also, when the Metro comes online in 2023 (hopefully), it will be spitting more people out at the Cultural Centre and KGS where people need to change onto the Blue CG who are travelling north-south down the city spine (Adelaide St) to places like the valley and blocks further north of Albert St. It is and will continue to be one of Brisbane's high profile routes and needs to have buses running on it with a high capacity and ability to turn over high numbers of people.

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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Postby Megumi » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:02 pm

Not every off-peak bus will be busy as, yes, it's off-peak (that can even be said in peak times too). But the Blue CityGlider is the 2nd highest patronage route in Brisbane sitting at just over 3 million trips last financial year (see link below). This figure has grown substantially year on year for the past 5 years and is expected to continually rise due to the sheer number of apartments going up on both sides of the route.

There are also times where there are off-peak gaps between services of 15, even 20 mins (due to late running buses) obviously meaning that the following service will be very busy from the backlog of people. It all just depends on how many people are out at any one time.

Also, when the Metro comes online in 2023 (hopefully), it will be spitting more people out at the Cultural Centre and KGS where people need to change onto the Blue CG who are travelling north-south down the city spine (Adelaide St) to places like the valley and blocks further north of Albert St. It is and will continue to be one of Brisbane's high profile routes and needs to have buses running on it with a high capacity and ability to turn over high numbers of people.

Patronage: https://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php? ... #msg227821[/quote]

Is it possible to have some double-deckers?
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Postby daveeyh » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:24 pm

Double-deckers won’t fit in the tunnels and I don’t think they would fit under the overhead pedestrian walkway near Post Office Square on Adelaide Street.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Postby Cazza » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:27 pm

Plus double deckers aren't suited for shorter routes with a high turnover of commuters.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Postby daveeyh » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:12 pm

T1309 is now G1309.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Postby Cazza » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:37 pm

Lord Mayor confirmed 18 new bendies will fun on Route 60, beginning to roll out from May:

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/nation ... 541gx.html
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Postby EamonMBT » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:47 am

T1307 is now G1307
(spotted on Monday at Toowong with G decals)
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Postby EamonMBT » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:50 am

1312 Retired
(don't know why though)
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Postby TLK » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:38 pm

EamonMBT wrote:1312 Retired
(don't know why though)


Probably for the same reason as all the other 1200s and 1300s that have been withdrawn lately.
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