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by wizardwaffle
Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group news July - December 2014
Replies: 113
Views: 22601

Re: Ventura Group news July - December 2014

grenda bus 669 wrote:677 was out and about today, snaped this one up at dandenong station.
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grenda bus 669 :)
These new buses in the PTV design have far less Ventura markings on them compared to Bus 1028 from Oakleigh. Don't they want people to know it is a Ventura bus.
by wizardwaffle
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Deakin Cube
Replies: 30
Views: 10613

Re: Deakin Cube

The pedestrian bridge between the Burwood Highway Campus and the Elgar Road Campus has been talked about since Deakin took over the old Allambie Children's Home. But it has never been built due to the local community being against it. Building a bridge that could take buses as well as people would b...
by wizardwaffle
Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Rowville rail start date announced - right after.....
Replies: 13
Views: 1811

Re: Rowville rail start date announced - right after.....

The 703 north of Clayton could be joined to the 901 north of Blackburn to create a new Smartbus route. There has been stories going around about the dropping of Smartbus services along Whitehorse Road, so services will go through to The Pines as Transdev wants, and further to Melbourne Airport. The ...
by wizardwaffle
Sat May 10, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Melbourne Rail Link - worst idea ever?
Replies: 37
Views: 6735

Re: Melbourne Rail Link - worst idea ever?

The Melbourne Metro Project Plan was done by Sir Ross Eddington after looking at everything that we have now and what future needs could be. The Melbourne Rail Link is a plan by a government that wants to win an election in November. One is thinking of the future needs of the city, one hopes that t...
by wizardwaffle
Fri May 09, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Melbourne Rail Link - worst idea ever?
Replies: 37
Views: 6735

Re: Melbourne Rail Link - worst idea ever?

http://jwblackboard.com/metro-melbourne-train-map-27.png The new Melbourne Rail Link Plan is a sad attempt to try to put together two parts of the Melbourne Metro Project Plan and eliminate one problem of that project, the digging up of Swanston Street. But what that Melbourne Rail Link Plan doesn'...
by wizardwaffle
Thu May 08, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Melbourne Rail Link - worst idea ever?
Replies: 37
Views: 6735

Re: Melbourne Rail Link - worst idea ever?

The construction of those platform stops didn't cause enough problems for you. They only allowed footpath traffic and trams through while under construction. If I can remember back to when the City Loop was done only half the street was blocked off and tram tracks were diverted around it. This probl...
by wizardwaffle
Wed May 07, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Melbourne Rail Link - worst idea ever?
Replies: 37
Views: 6735

Re: Melbourne Rail Link - worst idea ever?

Has anyone in the State Government ever been on a tram from around the University of Melbourne to Melbourne Central? The Melbourne Metro solved this problem by providing access to the train system directly from the University. Watching the new video on Moving Victoria it states that the main problem...
by wizardwaffle
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2014
Replies: 112
Views: 15275

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2014

The 'Grentura' references, don't suppose you are referring to a story someone did about the future and they talked about a merger of Ventura and Grendas in the future and the company being referred to as 'Grentura'. This was well before Ventura brought Grendas.
by wizardwaffle
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2014
Replies: 112
Views: 15275

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2014

The buses on the Route 767 seem to be coming late to often. A few times I have had to wait nearly until the next bus came to get the bus. No, I didn't get the next bus because it was behind the bus I caught. This problem seems to be getting worse and worse for buses going towards Southland. I get on...
by wizardwaffle
Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January - June 2014
Replies: 134
Views: 10147

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January - June 2014

Are Yarra Trams trying to bring in a new numbering system for its trams. On the front of the trams to the Grand Prix yesterday there was a 4 or 5 alpha-numeric number on each of the trams. I thought nothing of it until I was on the tram home and saw that the alpha-numeric number was in the computer ...
by wizardwaffle
Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: The trouble with myki
Replies: 42
Views: 2847

Re: The trouble with myki

I would like to ask Buzztop if Myki has infact slowed people getting onto the bus and getting off? We were told that Myki was going to be faster that Metcard in regards to validating the ticket. But Myki tickets usually take a few times to actually scan as being valid and passengers having to touch ...
by wizardwaffle
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV livery discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 3936

Re: PTV livery discussion

Your pictures are great. However, the design you have used on the bus isn't correct. Have a look at the photo that I put on the PTV livery photo thread of a bus in ptv livery. You may notice that above the windows is actually white before changing to orange. I point this out to make your pictures e...
by wizardwaffle
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV livery discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 3936

Re: PTV livery discussion

Here's my take on the Regional PTV livery concept: g77594.png I have made a few things different: the cantrails have full colour instead of being grey with a stripe, there's colour on some of the corrugated panels (albeit solid colour instead of patterned) and the visibility panel beneath the winds...
by wizardwaffle
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January - June 2014
Replies: 134
Views: 10147

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January - June 2014

I said I was happy with the route being labelled Vermont South to Etihad Stadium with Central Pier as the "Extra Special Bonus" Stop. But you couldn't take that. Both routes end at Stop D2-Central Pier. The second last stop on both occasions is called Etihad Stadium, D1 for Route 95 on La Trobe Stre...
by wizardwaffle
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January - June 2014
Replies: 134
Views: 10147

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January - June 2014

These thread is for Victorian Rail and Tram observations, so that is what I am putting on here. However, first about the comments towards me. So now the definition for complaining for weeks is three comments. My first comment was about the lack of information on the route change by Yarra Trams, the ...
by wizardwaffle
Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January - June 2014
Replies: 134
Views: 10147

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January - June 2014

I have been on the Route 75 tram during the week and there is nothing printed or written down saying that the route is going to change. I did see something on a 732 bus about the change in route of the 75 tram and the change in timetable to both the 75 Tram and 732 bus. The only indications on the t...
by wizardwaffle
Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2014
Replies: 112
Views: 15275

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2014

josh01 wrote:The Grenda website is no longer in use not sure how long this had been for
The Grenda website is still up at http://www.grenda.com.au/. What you see missing is the website of Grenda Bus Services, which was sold to Ventura.
by wizardwaffle
Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: News & Administration
Topic: 2014 Forum Competition
Replies: 31
Views: 22989

Re: 2014 Forum Competition

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Are we going to include the 'Australian Transport Discussion Board" and the "busaustralia.com" subtitle. I spent time on changing the picture and now it may not be needed?
by wizardwaffle
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV livery list 2013 - 2017
Replies: 976
Views: 286198

Re: PTV livery list

Slight error in the master list. You've listed 744-755. I think it was supposed to be 754 to 755. 744 is painted in the new style as seen in this picture. Admin note: over sized image removed please remember to resize any image prior to posting it Also from another admin: Non list related post remo...
by wizardwaffle
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: News & Administration
Topic: 2014 Forum Competition
Replies: 31
Views: 22989

Re: 2014 Forum Competition

This more the size you want?

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by wizardwaffle
Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: PTV livery photos
Replies: 15
Views: 3615

Re: PTV livery photos

Here are a photo of a Transdev PTV Livery Bus at Box Hill.
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by wizardwaffle
Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: News & Administration
Topic: 2014 Forum Competition
Replies: 31
Views: 22989

Re: 2014 Forum Competition

Thought I would give it a try. I have incorporated the designs from each state into one design. There is the forward arrow design from Sydney and Melbourne, the colours of Adelaide and Brisbane, the line and the mark on the front of Perth buses. I have also included the old Bus Australia logo design...
by wizardwaffle
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV livery list 2013 - 2017
Replies: 976
Views: 286198

Re: PTV livery list

Added a new picture to the PTV Livery pictures to go on the top of the PTV Livery List. A suggestion, Why not keep the first post in this thread as the up to date list. Then everyone will know that this is the up to date list. Sorry if it is already being done I haven't noticed it from what is being...
by wizardwaffle
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: PTV livery photos
Replies: 15
Views: 3615

Re: PTV livery photos

Here are a photo of a Transdev PTV Livery Bus at Box Hill.
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by wizardwaffle
Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2014
Replies: 112
Views: 15275

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2014

Bus 1028, the Ventura bus in PTV colours was doing route 767 this morning.

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