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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2024

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BT Enthusiast wrote: Fri Apr 12, 2024 10:33 am Saw 1595 out the other day for the first time in a while

2818 is back at E, not sure if any others have gone with it
2816-2838 are at E now.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2024

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Back to the bad old days of being stuck on the Victoria Bridge today. Took an extra 10 minurtes to get from the City to the Melbourne Street portal due to Platform 2 at Cultural Centre reopening.

Gone are the two distinct lanes for bus traffic (one to the busway and one to Melbourne Street) at Grey Street so the traffic lights at the end of the portal now have to cope with a single lane of traffic for buses going straight ahead and turning left.

Six buses could get through the Grey/Melbourne Street lights last week, now you are lucky to get two.

IMHO,they should have made the two temporary stops permenent as this configuration was the most effective and efficient that has ever been in place.
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A third permanent latform will be constructed now that the new P2 is operational, which will alleviate the queues for good, hopefully.
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9013, 9015 are out for testing today.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2024

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The new configuation at the Cultural Centre is causing major issues for inbound servcies along the busway. During morning peak, buses are now queued every day at least halfway to Southbank busway station. THe traffic lights at Grey and Melbourne Streets do not allow enough buses through from the busway. When the light is green for leaving the busway, the light is red at Grey Street; and if there are buses queued from Melboune Street (i.e. 60,199,333,444, etc) then no buses at all are able to leave the busway.
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At least it's only a temporary pain until the new P3 opens at Cultural Centre, and a through-lane to West End is restored (although this will involve a separate light phase at Cultural Centre as the Busway services will have to cross sides of the road here...).
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2024

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Looks like half of Platform 2 at KGS is set to open within the next week or 2, with new PIDs and screen doors.

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Very poor design of screen in 2024! They should consolidate all routes in one screen and show what stop for what routes, just like train station and airport!
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zto305 wrote:Very poor design of screen in 2024! They should consolidate all routes in one screen and show what stop for what routes, just like train station and airport!
They already have all the routes consolidated on bigger screens before heading down to the platforms. As I see it, there is no need to have all the routes displayed at the boarding points as it would become too confusing.
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today, seen 7news one of tag bus and car accident at 8 Mile plains today.

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9013, 9016 on road today
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2024

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Just seen W1442 and W1472 have now got new digital wing mirrors now as opposed to glass ones.
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Skyblue1 wrote: Tue May 21, 2024 11:23 am Just seen W1442 and W1472 have now got new digital wing mirrors now as opposed to glass ones.
I'm pretty sure all W 18.310's have received the upgrade. This upgrade also includes new safety screens as W seems to do a lot of the more dangerous routes.
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Not even close to all. 1400-1500, and 5060 have received the mods. This leaves 1351-1399, 1501-1523 and the remainder of the tags (can't remember what the allocation is at the moment - 5045-5079 I think) without any modifications. An ongoing security presence at Inala in the afternoon, well into the night, appears to have worked as an effective deterrent.
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Merc1107 wrote:Not even close to all. 1400-1500, and 5060 have received the mods. This leaves 1351-1399, 1501-1523 and the remainder of the tags (can't remember what the allocation is at the moment - 5045-5079 I think) without any modifications. An ongoing security presence at Inala in the afternoon, well into the night, appears to have worked as an effective deterrent.
Ah right, was just assuming they all got the mod. Makes sense though, buses below 1400 aren’t probably worth upgrading because of their age.


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Hadn’t realised so many had been done tbh. Thanks for the info guys.
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Some E and V buses are now kicking about with them too. V2324, E2116, E2100 all come to mind.
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Merc1107 wrote: Tue May 21, 2024 2:14 pm Not even close to all. 1400-1500, and 5060 have received the mods. This leaves 1351-1399, 1501-1523 and the remainder of the tags (can't remember what the allocation is at the moment - 5045-5079 I think) without any modifications. An ongoing security presence at Inala in the afternoon, well into the night, appears to have worked as an effective deterrent.
W have 5044-5076 at the moment.
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Hello from south of the border, 50c each trip for the next 6 months.

Good luck

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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2024

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Five months out from an election...hmm.
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Linto63 wrote: Sun May 26, 2024 7:27 pm Five months out from an election...hmm.
It's as if the Government think people will forget years of inaction on public transport, and other measures to relieve congestion.
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9011, 9017 on road today
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2024

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9007, 9016 and 9017 is running today
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2024

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zto305 wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 12:54 pm 9007, 9016 and 9017 is running today
As were 9002 and 9003.
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