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by jonwil
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: high-floor buses in Perth
Replies: 3
Views: 6926

high-floor buses in Perth

Are there any buses left in the Perth fleet that are still high-floor and/or not wheelchair accessible?
Or has Transperth finally met the goal of being 100% wheelchair accessible?
by jonwil
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Cross River Rail Link
Replies: 8
Views: 16936

Re: Cross River Rail Link

With it looking like Labor will win government in their own right, it looks like this project will be going ahead in full.
by jonwil
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Quick Quiz - Train timetables on platforms.
Replies: 22
Views: 14615

Re: Quick Quiz - Train timetables on platforms.

In QLD most stations have paper timetables (at least the ones I have used). Some stations have monitors showing all the trains passing through and how long before they arrive using real time data. Other stations have displays showing just the next train to arrive at that platform. Some stations have...
by jonwil
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Cross River Rail Link
Replies: 8
Views: 16936

Re: Cross River Rail Link

When did BCC decide to sink Cultural Centre? As part of the Brisbane Metro project a new underground bus station will be built that connects to the busway at one end and the Victoria Bridge at the other end, taking all the services using the Busway/Metro away from the surface of Melbourne Street an...
by jonwil
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Cross River Rail Link
Replies: 8
Views: 16936

Re: Cross River Rail Link

Now that BCC have decided to sink Cultural Centre Station there is no need for any kind of road/bus component to Cross River Rail. I just wish all the politicians (federal LNP, state LNP, One Nation etc) would stop using this project for political gain and just get behind it so this vital project ca...
by jonwil
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Cross River Rail business case released
Replies: 0
Views: 6560

Cross River Rail business case released

The QLD Labor party have finally released the business case for Cross River Rail: http://buildingqueensland.qld.gov.au/business-case/cross-river-rail/ If you want to see this vital project (I have seen first hand the overcrowding on the train network that this project is designed to solve) actually ...
by jonwil
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: New route 567 for Holmview.
Replies: 22
Views: 17540

Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Here is a picture of my LEGO Hino Poncho (I am still not happy with the air-conditioning pod and roof) https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/kkdxn7q_Eilu2o3X3QSZQfzpEUjpnzAPsQaOQ3wSCwXby0PYNKVGYRbTNEsggDMBznwhM8S5DLo7sChCnw3LDxMYtJJENAqo4_0ID3S7Z8j1mkxAt-Md4gK8q0mNHP77BJZkau_Bx3CyKu4HYxek2HR3lLbFrsGRsvs...
by jonwil
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Mercedes-Benz 1114 preserved
Replies: 13
Views: 10772

Re: Mercedes-Benz 1114 preserved

Its great that so many of the old buses are being preserved and its great that there are people out there with the resources to buy, store, run and (where necessary/desired) modify/fix/repair/restore these old machines.
by jonwil
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: New route 567 for Holmview.
Replies: 22
Views: 17540

Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Might take a ride on this little guy tomorrow (both because I want to get pictures/info for my planned LEGO model of it and because I want to visit Bunnings Bethania and see if they have anything interesting in their storage container section vs the pitiful amount at the new mini Bunnings at Loganho...
by jonwil
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: New route 567 for Holmview.
Replies: 22
Views: 17540

Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

I like it too and I might have to see if I can build it in LEGO to sit alongside the rest of my fleet of Translink buses :)
by jonwil
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: New route 567 for Holmview.
Replies: 22
Views: 17540

Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

This would be useful for me since it provides an easy way to get too/from Bunnings Bethania, at least going from the map... (I am in Beenleigh)
by jonwil
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Metro
Replies: 54
Views: 30519

Re: Cross River Rail Link

So it's called a metro (which conventionally means a rapid transit train) and yet the vehicles are described as "buses" by the Lord Mayor and they are "flexible" which presumably means you can miss the "vehicle" because it decided to go down another street on that day instead of past your usual sto...
by jonwil
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Metro
Replies: 54
Views: 30519

Brisbane Metro

The latest version of the Metro seems to solve all the problems. The plans involve one line between 8 Mile Plains and Roma Street and a second line between UQ Lakes and RBWH using bi-artic "banana" buses. There is a plan to build a new underground station at Cultural Centre and to turn the Victoria ...
by jonwil
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Obscure & forgotten services/other - who remembers?
Replies: 398
Views: 102448

Re: Obscure & forgotten services/other - who remembers?

That hump was lengendary wasn't it?....how fast you could take an artic over it - and they loved it....like the driver! Awesome shot as an example The most fun I ever had on a bus was on a tour a few years ago when I was in a very old Volvo artic (B58 Brown Bomber I think it was) in the seat just b...
by jonwil
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Perth Causeway citybound exit for buses
Replies: 26
Views: 17109

Re: Perth Causeway citybound exit for buses

busdriver12 wrote: The timing point for the Circle Route at least will be moved from Bay View Tce to the bus bays opposite MLC.
About time, that stop was a very stupid place for a timing point...
by jonwil
Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Perth Causeway citybound exit for buses
Replies: 26
Views: 17109

Re: Perth Causeway citybound exit for buses

Herbert wrote:as finally it has after my ranting about the Bay View Tce timing point in Claremont - but I shan't hold my breath.
So they finally moved (or removed) the Circle Route timing point outside the Hungry Jacks?
Or are you talking about a different timing point in Claremont?
by jonwil
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: go-card transfer rule questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2253

Re: go-card transfer rule questions

Ok now I understand it, I was miss-reading the information on the Translink website.
by jonwil
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: go-card transfer rule questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2253

go-card transfer rule questions

I have some questions about how the Go Card system calculates whether something is a transfer or not, anyone know anything about it? According to my Go Card history, I have this set of trips: Beenleigh to Helensvale on train (failed to touch on at Beenleigh and got charged the default fare at Helens...
by jonwil
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Perth Causeway citybound exit for buses
Replies: 26
Views: 17109

Re: Perth Causeway citybound exit for buses

Do buses get a priority exit heading south out of Victoria Park Transfer Station through the traffic lights?
by jonwil
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: my scratch built BT Scania K310UB 14.5m
Replies: 12
Views: 7074

Re: my scratch built BT Scania K310UB 14.5m

Nice to see that I am not the only one in here who likes building models of Brisbane buses :)
by jonwil
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus
Replies: 58
Views: 48419

Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

I have ridden many Optimus buses in my time (both in Perth and Brisbane) and as a passenger I cant find fault with them. They are nice inside (I prefer the interior of the BT Volgren buses to that of the Bustech buses Logan City and Surfside operate) and the ride feels good (better than some of the ...
by jonwil
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Real time coming to all services in 2015
Replies: 77
Views: 28052

Re: Real time coming to all services in 2015

It looks like there are "real time" boards at Beenleigh Bus Station now (not sure how long they have been there)
by jonwil
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: renault pr 100 or 180
Replies: 15
Views: 3959

Re: renault pr 100 or 180

1097, 1098, 1101 - 1104. They can't be sold off as they run on CNG unless PATH converts them to diesel, which is unlikely. Is there some law that would prevent a private operator from buying and operating a CNG powered bus or is it simply a matter of the high cost for a private operator to install ...

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