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Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby superbossgc » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:41 am

spotted unknown fleet no with blue citygliders was towed by the truck, by the past off King george square last night.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2017

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Manmeet Sharma trust fund

Postby Roderick Smith » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:14 am

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January 12 2017 Brisbane digs deep to help slain bus driver Manmeet Sharma's family in India .
Brisbane residents have dug deep to help slain bus driver Manmeet Sharma's family, with more than $90,000 raised to be sent back to India.
Mr Sharma, 29, was burnt to death at Moorooka as he was behind the wheel of his Brisbane City Council bus last October, in an unprovoked attack that sent shockwaves through the Australian and Indian communities, right up to the heads of government.
Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner was deeply affected by Manmeet Sharma's death. Photo: Lisa Maree Williams .
Mr Sharma, known in the Punjabi community as a talented singer, had only been driving Brisbane buses for a few months and had been sending money home to India to assist his family there.
Anthony O'Donohue, 48, has been charged with Mr Sharma's murder and the attempted murder of the 11 passengers on board the route 125 bus.
Brisbane bus driver Manmeet Sharma was killed while on duty in October last year. Photo: Supplied .
It was possible his case would be heard in the Mental Health Court.
Deputy mayor Adrian Schrinner, who was deeply affected by Mr Sharma's death in the days after the attack, said he was surprised by the generosity of people who donated to the fund.
The council set up the fund in November, with a $10,000 donation on behalf of ratepayers. As of Thursday, $90,779.20 had been donated to the fund.
"There wasn't any expectation," Cr Schrinner said.
"This is a unique situation and nothing like this has happened before, and this sort of trust hasn't been set up before.
"Ninety thousand dollars is a fantastic response from the community and you expect people to be touched when something like this happens.
"It goes to show how much the city was affected by what happened in October.
"The Brisbane community has a big heart and this shows the size of that heart."
Cr Schrinner, who as the council's public transport chairman oversaw Mr Sharma's employment, said the biggest donation was of about $25,000, which came from the Indian community following a fundraising day.
Fairfax Media revealed on Thursday that the bus in which Mr Sharma died was in the process of being destroyed and its fleet number, S-1980, had been retired.
Donations could still be made to the Manmeet Sharma Trust to Council Customer Service Centres or via direct debit to:
•Account Name: BCC Manmeet Sharma Trust Fund
•BSB: 064 000
•Account Number: 14715982
www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/bri ... tqfie.html
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2017

Postby daveeyh » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:17 pm

Anyone know when 2801 is coming? From previous posts, it was supposed to out and about prior to Christmas.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2017

Postby superbossgc » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:41 am

another loss of former BCC metroliner in sydney today, it was Telfords.

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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2017

Postby superbossgc » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:35 pm

Confirmed its was 9016 (TV 8308) as ex BT 267.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2017

Postby WBE-01 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:02 pm

Happy 5th Anniversary today to the Sherwood Bus Depot Official Opening.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby nbus » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:00 pm

C1813 had been hit by a car @ Broadwater Road and Cresthaven Drive Mansfield just down the road from me.

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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby WBE-01 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:43 am

Today on the 07/03/1997 Volvo B10L #547 went into Service for the BCC/BT.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby TLK » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:31 pm

WBE-01 wrote:Today on the 07/03/1997 Volvo B10L #547 went into Service for the BCC/BT.


No idea how long it was in service prior to what it's now used for.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby WBE-01 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:25 am

Today on the 20/03/1986 the following Buses Volvo B10MA/Fuji Artics
Fleet No.394 Rego:394-POK
Fleet No.395 Rego:395-POK entered Service for the BCC Department of Transport.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby tonyp » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:40 am

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensl ... .html?btis

The public transport bit:
Queensland mayors take multibillion-dollar wish list to Canberra

Brisbane's Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has jumped a plane to Canberra to deliver the city's multibillion-dollar wish list to the federal government. Cr Quirk attended Parliament House on Wednesday as the chair of the Council of Mayors (SEQ) for two days of meetings with key government and opposition representatives to discuss infrastructure investment. It was understood the mayors also intended to use the opportunity to pursue their push for the south-east Queensland region to be the next to partner with the Commonwealth and Queensland government on a "City Deal" funding arrangement.

"Relieving congestion and delivering a public transport system which works for the region remains the firm focus of the SEQ mayors," Cr Quirk. "What SEQ needs is a long-term commitment to infrastructure funding and a solid delivery mechanism - an SEQ City Deal can achieve this. "The Council of Mayors (SEQ) will be heading to Canberra looking for a solid commitment from the Commonwealth to work with the Queensland government and the councils of SEQ to establish Australia's largest City Deal."

The Council of Mayors asked the federal government to commit to funding and supporting, in part or full, the following infrastructure projects:

Public transport

Northern Busway - $2-3 billion

The busway project would have three main stages: Kedron to Chermside, Chermside to Aspley and Aspley to Carseldine.

Eastern Busway to Capalaba - $1.736 billion

The extension of the Eastern Busway to Capalaba would connect to the city rail and bus network and South East Busway. The 2017 Federal Advocacy Document to be discussed at the two-day meeting said the 18 kilometre busway would reduce travel times by up to 20 minutes.

Gold Coast light rail stage 3A - $700 million

Extending the "G" light rail from Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads is high on the priority list. Gold Coast City is already undertaking a reference design and preparing a business case for this stage.

South East Busway extension - $250 million

The extension is proposed to connect two hubs and run from Eight Mile Plains to Loganholme.

Manly to Cleveland rail duplication - $180 million

Duplication of the rail line between Manly and Cleveland to allow more frequent services to Brisbane CBD and airport.

Springfield to Ipswich southern rail corridor - $150 million

On the back of the Darra to Springfield corridor it is proposed Springfield to Ipswich rail would further improve accessibility and growth for the areas.

Salisbury to Beaudesert passenger rail - $5 million

This project is in need of the funding for a business case. The 2017 Federal Advocacy Document said the timely delivery of passenger rail was needed to service future growth of areas in the corridor to the south-west of Brisbane.

Toowoomba to Rosewood Passenger bus/rail service - $2.5 million

Funding for a business case was listed in the 2017 Federal Advocacy Document for the proposal of a combination of bus connection to Withcott and fast diesel passenger rail to Rosewood.

I'd like to know why the busways are so incredibily expensive? They rate amongst the most expensive public transport infrastructure projects in Australia and yet they're used only by buses, a low-capacity mode. If you're going to spend that much on infrastructure you should put a railway on it. Or looking at it another way, how much should it cost to build a couple of bus lanes and the occasional bus stop? Something is not right here.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby ^^__^^ » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:26 am

Is it because they engineer them for future use? Say run a light rail system on them? Also, probably the most expensive part is the land resumptions that would be necessary I think.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby superbossgc » Tue May 16, 2017 5:41 pm

Today's news of reports of the death bus drivers, they said it will install a new back door emergancy button, because its was only one emergency button in the front, its take 18 months.


BRISBANE’S entire bus fleet will be fitted with two emergency exits after passengers had difficulty escaping when driver Manmeet Sharma was set alight behind the wheel last year.

The move is part of three recommendations outlined in a new report into the bus driver’s death.

Brisbane City Council commissioned Aus Safe Consulting to complete the report into the incident, which occurred on October 28 last year at Moorooka.

All recommendations have been accepted.


Bus driver Manmeet Sharma died at Moorooka last October.
Police allege Anthony O’Donohue threw a flammable device at Mr Sharma, who was killed in the blaze, after the bus was stopped to pick up passengers at Moorooka. O’Donohue’s case has been referred to the mental health court.

The report, completed in April this year, recommended having better signage in buses for how to open doors after passengers struggled to escape as smoke filled the vehicle during the October incident.

It found passengers were likely pushing or pulling the door after pressing the emergency release button instead of sliding it.

With only one emergency window located at the front of the bus, the report found it was difficult for passengers to escape quickly.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said 600 buses of the 1200-vehicle fleet that lacked rear emergency exits would have them installed, which could take up to 18 months.

“Obviously we can’t take great slabs of buses off the road at any given time so obviously we will do that as a rolling program,” Cr Quirk said.

“It will be commencing immediately but it will be an 18-month program to complete it.”

To improve the relationship passengers have with bus drivers, an educational program was recommended that promoted a “more harmonious existence” to reduce threats.


Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the issue of protective shields had been divisive — including among driver. File picture
Cr Quirk said drivers would be armed with better information on how to respond to potential assaults through training.

“It’s a sad fact that our drivers are faced with volatile situations out there on the network, often with passengers involved,” Cr Quirk said.

The report discussed the idea of installing protective cases around bus drivers but this was considered somewhat controversial because it could increase danger in certain scenarios.

Cr Quirk said: “A lot of bus drivers are divided on this issue because the reality is in their daily role they are out of their seats very often in terms of a single trip.”

Cr Quirk said he would wait for the State Government to complete a separate review into bus driver safety about whether barriers should be installed.

“We will implement those recommendations,” Cr Quirk said.

Council’s public transport boss Adrian Schrinner said the report would be sent to the State Government so it could be considered as part of the broader review.

“We want trips on our bus network to be safe,” Cr Schrinner said.

“We want people to feel safe, drivers to feel safe, so people continue catching public transport. We believe implementing these actions will deliver a safer bus fleet and public transport for our city.”


Police at the scene of an attack on a Brisbance City Council bus driver at Moorooka late last year. Picture: Tara Croser.
Rail, Tram and Bus Union assistant state secretary Tom Brown said he welcomed any measures that increased bus driver safety.


But he wanted council to put on extra security guards for trouble routes until the recommendations could be fully implemented.

“We have been disappointed in the council’s response to our requests for extra security guards,” Mr Brown said.

“It’ll be a while before anything concrete comes from these reports.”

However, he admitted the State Government has failed to put on extra authorised officers, who have the power to fine passengers riding without a ticket.

He said he was disappointed the State Government was yet to release its own safety review.

Opposition Leader Peter Cumming said he supported anything that increased bus driver safety but was also disappointed no security guards would be supplied in the interim.

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/brisbane-buses-to-be-fitted-with-two-emergency-exits-in-wake-of-drivers-death/news-story/4fcb9948b7f94ba32ed81ea56387a364
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby Skyblue1 » Sat May 27, 2017 4:18 pm

Seen a brand new un-numbered and unregistered b7rle from Volgren on the ICB at Hale Street yesterday. Seeing as 2301 is at Virginia would this be part of a new order for BT??
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