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by moreton
Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Go Between Bridge " Gridlock on side roads"
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Go Between Bridge " Gridlock on side roads"

Just wanted to know if anyone else is getting caught up in the changed sequences of traffic lights, since the opening of GBB ? Some off us are now getting caught up at Corro Drive, William Jolly, Grey St, Stanley St since the opening of GBB is exasibated with any minor accident/ incident. I know tha...
by moreton
Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: BT's prototype B12B Volvo pics
Replies: 57
Views: 4871

Re: BT's prototype B12B Volvo pics

This is now A1709, training bus for Bowen Hills Glider Team, the rest are coming by Xmas, so all drivers that will be able to drive them have to do the training for them, even workshop and fuelers. Leave your names on list BH. Moreton.
by moreton
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Mobile Cafe"Double Decker" Brisbane
Replies: 10
Views: 781

Re: Mobile Cafe"Double Decker" Brisbane

They had to take all lanes around corner, so driver had co pilot, giving directions, navigating in inner City Bris could be a bit tricky???
by moreton
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Mobile Cafe"Double Decker" Brisbane
Replies: 10
Views: 781

Re: Mobile Cafe"Double Decker" Brisbane

This shrinking pics is a bit of a chore? I cannot find any info for them ,did the block Ann,Edward,Queen, centre lane of course.
by moreton
Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Mobile Cafe"Double Decker" Brisbane
Replies: 10
Views: 781

Mobile Cafe"Double Decker" Brisbane

Spotted this one in Brisbane City ???????????????
by moreton
Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Smart card ticketing - why has it been so hard?
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: Smart card ticketing - why has it been so hard?

Each State is having a go at smart cards, QLD, gO Card is going all cards next year, VIC, myki card is up and ironing out its bugs. NSW has all our old TRV's (QLD trv's apparently ) and is still using them. It takes a little time to get smart cards up and running, GPS dosen't work in underground bus...
by moreton
Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Abuse of school route bus drivers sparks call for security
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

Re: Abuse of school route bus drivers sparks call for securi

After many years of driving school bus services,in the country areas and in the City areas as well, the Student Conduct Code has evolved as useful tool in helping to cull the troublesome student/s. I for one spent many hours writing to school transport dept to get something done, my ex-boss and I sp...
by moreton
Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT info request
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: BT info request

Also going to be at Bowen Hills in near future.Moreton

Thats Volvo BM12's going to Bowen Hills, sorry :oops:
by moreton
Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Why Not?
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Why Not?

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/1031875/escort-shag-bus-rumoured-for-nt-mines?cmp=nl_news_25march2010_15&mch=newsletter Here is someone who wants to put a bus into a wothwhile project, helping out miners in the outback,looking for a good bus, with good suspension, good airconditioning, shower, ...
by moreton
Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: New northern BT depot
Replies: 23
Views: 1162

Re: New northern BT depot

We are already for next weekend, no more going through the valley, having to wait 5 changes of lights, for others to clear the area, just hope some one is there to keep new bus stops clear. The last 6 years of hell is almost over, for lates. Many thanks to all that supported the changes. Power to t...
by moreton
Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: New northern BT depot
Replies: 23
Views: 1162

Re: New northern BT depot

We are already for next weekend, no more going through the valley, having to wait 5 changes of lights, for others to clear the area, just hope some one is there to keep new bus stops clear. The last 6 years of hell is almost over, for lates. Many thanks to all that supported the changes. Power to th...
by moreton
Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: 'City Glider' - West End to Newstead
Replies: 80
Views: 12205

Re: 'City Glider' - West End to New Farm

Old house on corner of Hoogley and Orleigh Sts, now owned by Council, new bus turnaround, being built soon. $1.4 mil, goodbye old house. Moreton :D
by moreton
Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: 'City Glider' - West End to Newstead
Replies: 80
Views: 12205

Re: 'City Glider' - West End to New Farm

How about we join the eastern part of 470 and 393 and make it a loop service, city, UQ, Hospital, Bowen Hills, Tenneriffe??? Now lets not give them any more ideas. Shhhhhhhh. Moreton
by moreton
Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: 'City Glider' - West End to Newstead
Replies: 80
Views: 12205

Re: 'City Glider' - West End to New Farm

Glider will be doing loop Morry, Grey, Hoogley to West End Terminus,Montague Rd, Mollison St,Melbourne and limited stops City,Valley,Wickham, Commercial, Tenneriffe Terminus, Glider and 199 only, 470 & 393 Skyring Terrace only. New holding stand Wyandra Tce, is for 470 and 393, waiting for leave tim...
by moreton
Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Breakdown of costs to run a bus
Replies: 24
Views: 13023

Re: Breakdown of costs to run a bus

Average annual bus run 5 days per week=$250,000, one bus running costs avg.8 hours run time per day, 40 hours a week. Don't ask me where I saw the document, because I can't say, but it was real. I know a bus that runs 85 hours a week around 1000 litres fuel a week, 85 hrs wages for driver, so theres...
by moreton
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BCC reveals more 'city glider' Public Transport Plans.
Replies: 7
Views: 1372

Re: BCC reveals more 'city glider' Public Transport Plans.

The quickness of your trip/ travel on most buses is mostly attributed to passenger/ driver interaction changing $50,$20,$10 and small change, printing tickets then passengers changing their minds about the ticket just purchaced, prams, wheelchairs etc, which in effect contributes/dictates the dwell ...
by moreton
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: 'City Glider' - West End to Newstead
Replies: 80
Views: 12205

Re: 'City Glider' - West End to New Farm

Bus Zone trippled in size Orleigh St,20/2/10, Hoogley Street Roundabout removed 24/2/10, Construction of Bus Stop Pads Skyring Terrace also, traffic light sequences being changed, Bus stops being changed along Glider Route, Bowen Hills Depot Gates widened and opened up, depot yard resurfaced, remark...
by moreton
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: 'City Glider' - West End to Newstead
Replies: 80
Views: 12205

Re: 'City Glider' - West End to New Farm

Only 6 stops, no selling tickets, P=Prepaid only, any takers? Moreton
by moreton
Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: 'City Glider' - West End to Newstead
Replies: 80
Views: 12205

Re: 'City Glider' - West End to New Farm

MAN Deisels will be doing Gliders from Tenneriffe through gasworks along ANN st Adelaide st to take pressure of 300,305,306,320 etc,in city it will pick up all pax that are to lazy to walk to next stop, same as 199,196, 124, etc, southside buses to valley, so in the end most of the buses treminating...

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