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by ZIB-585
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: ACTION Livery Question
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: ACTION Livery Question

The answer can be found here:

http://actbus.net/canberras-bus-liveries/
by ZIB-585
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Digital wallets
Replies: 2
Views: 2095

Re: Digital wallets

Myki is an option on Google Pay.
by ZIB-585
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Use of Back Door on Buses
Replies: 1642
Views: 345951

Re: Use of Back Door on Buses

I'd say at a guess that each state branch operates in its own bubble and has no idea of what goes on in other states in respect of bus operation. Except that ACTION drivers also come under the NSW state branch. (Also ACTION have just under half the fleet with rear door cameras.) If TWU want to asse...
by ZIB-585
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Use of Back Door on Buses
Replies: 1642
Views: 345951

Re: Use of Back Door on Buses

I had a look at the media release to see *why* rear door boarding is "incredibly dangerous". Not surprisingly, there was no extra information. Having TWU NSW say this is at odds with the practice of rear door boarding which is occurring in ACT (whose drivers belong to the same union). If they want t...
by ZIB-585
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: Electric bus trial
Replies: 10
Views: 13605

Re: Electric bus trial

The Yutong (now known as BUS 490) has seen some limited use in the past few days. Presumably not many drivers have been trained yet.
by ZIB-585
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: Electric bus trial
Replies: 10
Views: 13605

Re: Electric bus trial

"Leased", not borrowed, with the option to purchase. Canberra already runs CNG buses - since 2004. The ACT Government is aiming for zero emissions, so new CNG buses will definitely not be purchased. The last bus tender (RfEOI, but close enough) called for low emissions buses; minimum range requireme...
by ZIB-585
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: Transport Canberra
Replies: 72
Views: 55413

Re: Transport Canberra

The "slump in boardings" is comparing the MyWay-free four weeks to the normal fare weeks, not a before and after new network comparison. As the article states, bus patronage does normally drop away in June and July, so the decrease is not as dramatic as it appears. As for boardings vs journeys, this...
by ZIB-585
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Torrens Transit Helping out in ACT
Replies: 11
Views: 5310

Re: Torrens Transit Helping out in ACT

So any more news about this? When can we expect to see these buses in Canberra? Plenty of Torrens Transit (and Swan Transit) drivers went to Sydney about a year ago to help in the takeover of the contract area from Sydney Buses and all had applied for and got NSW driver accreditation/authority (or w...
by ZIB-585
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Torrens Transit Helping out in ACT
Replies: 11
Views: 5310

Re: Torrens Transit Helping out in ACT

It doesn't need to be Transit Systems - Canberra Metro can hold the accreditation. (Which is not to say they don't already; the latest list published is dated Dec 2018.) In any case, it is a requirement that to operate a bus service which picks up passengers in the ACT, you must be accredited. (Canb...
by ZIB-585
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Torrens Transit Helping out in ACT
Replies: 11
Views: 5310

Re: Torrens Transit Helping out in ACT

Do SA drivers have photographic drivers authorities?

How many buses?

Where will they be stored and serviced?

And, most importantly, does Transit Systems hold an ACT Regular Route accreditation? (Hint: no.)
by ZIB-585
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: Canberra light rail: Development applications approved in 'b
Replies: 66
Views: 50514

Re: Canberra light rail: Development applications approved i

Not that simple. Bus routes and timetables are being massively restructured. New suburbs are being serviced and many bus stops closed. I'm also not sure how this can be done legally. ACT requires bus operators to be accredited and drivers to have Driver Authorities. Transit Systems is not accredited...
by ZIB-585
Sun May 20, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: Old and High floor ACTION buses still in service
Replies: 13
Views: 15990

Re: Old and High floor ACTION buses still in service

What I said before: anywhere, anytime.

During weekdays, only routes 3, 11/11A and 81 are always low floor.

A timetable app (such as "Canberra Bus"), or the website, will show which services are and are not low floor.
by ZIB-585
Sat May 12, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: Old and High floor ACTION buses still in service
Replies: 13
Views: 15990

Re: Old and High floor ACTION buses still in service

There will be plenty in service for a while yet. Although none of these will be out on weekends. The Darts run only on the free City Loop, so no problem finding one of those. As for the others, they can be found anywhere at any time. (BTW, it's PR100.2 and PR100.3. These are not "marks" of the same ...
by ZIB-585
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: Network 2018 to include 9 rapid routes
Replies: 3
Views: 18494

Re: Network 2018 to include 9 rapid routes

1. The minimum standard for a "Rapid" is 15 mins during the day and 30 min at night. 2. I'll take that as a comment. 3. Impossible to know. Although I'm not sure whether there are any busy suburban services which don't already have 30 min frequencies. Rapids to Queanbeyan can't happen since it's not...
by ZIB-585
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Women-only carriages?
Replies: 4
Views: 3569

Re: Women-only carriages?

But it's perfectly safe when waiting at train stations or walking to or from the station?

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by ZIB-585
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Realtime apps
Replies: 9
Views: 4077

Re: Realtime apps

With all apps, a timetable update needs to be prepared by the developer based on a new GTFS file. Manual or automatic updates only decide when the update is applied. Don't expect any updates from Transit Times - the developer has moved on to other apps. You could try using Tripmate, which is not as ...
by ZIB-585
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Bus driver assignments to vehicles
Replies: 7
Views: 5927

Re: Bus driver assignments to vehicles

Depends on how many years back you're talking, but I doubt they would ever have enough buses to simply leave some in the yard. What happens at ACTION currently is each shift is allocated a bus type (low floor, articulated, Steer Tag) and drivers will be allocated a bus accordingly. Usually low floor...
by ZIB-585
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: Desto board Alcatel Renault pr180.2
Replies: 7
Views: 14073

Re: Desto board Alcatel Renault pr180.2

Yes, Kangaroos should be one of the special event destos. In the days before GWS, North Melbourne played a few games at Manuka Oval. There is a code to display a blank screen, but the simplest way is to just press enter and then not enter any code - that will blank out the displays. If, however, you...
by ZIB-585
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: Transport Canberra
Replies: 72
Views: 55413

Re: Transport Canberra

The King of Buses wrote: It is still yet to arrive - it left Bustech yesterday though (and presumably will stop off at Scania in Sydney for a few days).
Or a week. It has arrived today from Scania. Believe it was driven (as all Scania deliveries have been).
by ZIB-585
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: What AEC bus model is this?
Replies: 26
Views: 11369

Re: What AEC bus model is this?

That's not a chassis number, although ZIB 233 was 101138.

I assume you don't have any rego papers that included a chassis number? Or any former number plate details?
by ZIB-585
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: What AEC bus model is this?
Replies: 26
Views: 11369

Re: What AEC bus model is this?

Agreed it's an AEC Swift. Looks to be the Smithfield body so build date 1974 or 1975. Only 20 of these were built.

Body or chassis number can narrow down the exact bus.
by ZIB-585
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: Transport Canberra
Replies: 72
Views: 55413

Re: Transport Canberra

Fleet Lists wrote:It is interesting what it states - the new branding will not start until 2019.
Poorly worded.

The new livery will commence on buses from 2017.

The Light Rail commences operation in 2019.
by ZIB-585
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Driver burned to death in his bus
Replies: 54
Views: 13920

Re: Driver burned to death in his bus

While making people more aware of the emergency buttons sounds like a good idea, you still need to consider the consequences. A few years ago, when I legally pulled out of a bus stop, an asshat in a Mercedes (car) was so incensed at having to slow down for a bus, he decided to let me know about it b...
by ZIB-585
Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: New Zealand Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: Volvo Hybrid ex Australia.
Replies: 7
Views: 16260

Re: Volvo Hybrid ex Australia.

Assuming it's the same one, this bus has been sighted visiting ACTION's Tuggeranong depot.
by ZIB-585
Tue May 03, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Chassis or Vin no. 1972 Leyland National Bus
Replies: 3
Views: 2358

Re: Chassis or Vin no. 1972 Leyland National Bus

There can't be many 1972 Leyland Nationals in existence.

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