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moa999 wrote:But Sydney Boys is definitely closer to Tibby Cotter.
It's deceptive, but it's really note (measured where there footpath actually is vs where Google says it is, and note walking through the park is impossible because Moore Park West is closed until, umm, maybe tomorrow):

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But mostly you underestimate just how big and single-focused the Tibby Cotter bridge is.
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I just saw an eastbound 377 from P reversing along the tram only section of the light rail line just after the bus road turns off at Doncaster Avenue. Clearly wasn’t paying attention until he realised the bus stops were off to his right.
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J_Busworth wrote:I just saw an eastbound 377 from P reversing along the tram only section of the light rail line just after the bus road turns off at Doncaster Avenue. Clearly wasn’t paying attention until he realised the bus stops were off to his right.
That will go well when there are trams on the line. Was he running "bang road"? Should we be buying some double-ended buses? :idea:
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I saw a bus using the shared section of Anzac Pde tramline last week, a loaded 893/8 inbound to Central. Wonder if this is a regular thing now? Or even permitted?
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J_Busworth wrote:I just saw an eastbound 377 from P reversing along the tram only section of the light rail line just after the bus road turns off at Doncaster Avenue. Clearly wasn’t paying attention until he realised the bus stops were off to his right.
They adjusted the red paint specifically to try to avoid that. Obviously not.

I also saw an issue where the outbound busway merges with the tramway or exits to Anzac Pde. That is controlled by traffic signals in two columns - one for each direction - that look like [⬉ B]. To continue on the busway, the bus needs to obey the [⬉] signal. But instead the driver dutifully obeyed the [B] signal. Wastes several minutes.
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3004, a new Volvo B8RLE Bustech from Willoughby, was finally in service today.

I actually really liked it. It has the same nice engine sound as the other B8RLE’s STA has, it ran quite buttery smooth, and fixed what’s wrong with the older Scania Bustechs - the seats have more cushion and bit more recline, no awful rattling and the lighting is updated to a softer yellow shade, instead of the harsh fluorescent shade in older units. “bus stopping” sign is updated to something new but this is cosmetic only. But otherwise, apart from also a different AC unit on the roof, it’s visually identical to existing Bustechs.

Looking forward to the rest of the units rolling out at M - while I will miss the old 14.5m high floor Scanias, these new Bustechs are pretty nice indeed

EDIT - wow, how awesome, now I see Port Botany is also receiving some new B8 Bustechs too.
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The P batch onwards are also Euro 6 variants.
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With all these late model buses coming in spare a thought that we are still in the same decade when we still had 0305s in service. Just imagine the changes in store for the 2020s. Diesel engines may be a thing of the past in ten years (as it should be).
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hornetfig wrote:That is controlled by traffic signals in two columns - one for each direction - that look like [⬉ B]. To continue on the busway, the bus needs to obey the [⬉] signal. But instead the driver dutifully obeyed the [B] signal. Wastes several minutes.
Now changed to two sets of B signal: [B B]
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Swift wrote:With all these late model buses coming in spare a thought that we are still in the same decade when we still had 0305s in service. Just imagine the changes in store for the 2020s. Diesel engines may be a thing of the past in ten years (as it should be).
Who knows if the motor manufacturers will be still building combustion engines for use in cars and all other road vehicles witch include buses in 10 years
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There are billions of dollars invested in the petroleum business.

I don;t think the oil companies are going to give that up too easily.
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boronia wrote:There are billions of dollars invested in the petroleum business.

I don;t think the oil companies are going to give that up too easily.

This was why Sydney lost it's tram network.....
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I saw a B-line bus on Eastern Valley Way at Middle Cove, on Tuesday.

I also get this, all the time.

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see the recent thread on "error messages".
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neilrex wrote:Saw a B-line bus on Eastern Valley Way at Middle Cove on Tuesday.
There is an approved alternative special running route via Wakehurst Pkwy, Warringah Rd, Eastern Valley Way and Brook St.
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I saw former STA 3320 in a childcare centre/play school next to Quakers Court Woolies in Marayong. It can be seen from the Woolies carpark.
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Saw a Bustech VST on Monday (16th) heading towards Oran Park Shops on Oran Park Drive at around 7:40am. Was unable to catch the fleet number, but it did have the depot on the side listed as Port Botany. The display said ‘Built by Bustech’ with the number ‘106’ next to it on the display.


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Saw a Bustech VST on Monday (16th) heading towards Oran Park Shops on Oran Park Drive at around 7:40am. Was unable to catch the fleet number, but it did have the depot on the side listed as Port Botany. The display said ‘Built by Bustech’ with the number ‘106’ next to it on the display.


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Don't know if this is that important or rare, but nevertheless:

I saw a Metrobus liveried Volvo B12BLEA Volgren CR228L on a 507 service to Circular Quay this morning. (25/12/19). Wasn't able to catch the fleet number. Sorry.

I spotted it on Victoria Rd near Gladesville.

Hope this is of use or interest to fellow readers and viewers.

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Transport Buff wrote:Don't know if this is that important or rare, but nevertheless:

I saw a Metrobus liveried Volvo B12BLEA Volgren CR228L on a 507 service to Circular Quay this morning. (25/12/19). Wasn't able to catch the fleet number. Sorry.

I spotted it on Victoria Rd near Gladesville.

Hope this is of use or interest to fellow readers and viewers.

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You can find Metrobus liveries on just about any route these days. Finding one on a M route would probably be rarer now.
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marcnut1996 wrote:I saw former STA 3320 in a childcare centre/play school next to Quakers Court Woolies in Marayong. It can be seen from the Woolies carpark.
I went there again today and took some pictures.
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The LED destination boards on the new CB80s are quite visibly smaller than the ones on the the VSTs and Optimuses. Some idiot at Port Botany doesn't seem to understand this and a number of buses from P have been running around with front route number cut off. Some of the buses have had it fixed, but I still saw two out today with route number cut off.

Out of Randwick, they seem to go the other way, uploading flip dot files to the LED CB80s. This isn't as bad as it just makes the desto smaller, not gone.

How hard is it to select the right file off the USB?!?
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The Government purported encourages people to use public transport for their NYE travel plans.

Neither 144 or 257 are running late services.
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J_Busworth wrote:The LED destination boards on the new CB80s are quite visibly smaller than the ones on the the VSTs and Optimuses. Some idiot at Port Botany doesn't seem to understand this and a number of buses from P have been running around with front route number cut off. Some of the buses have had it fixed, but I still saw two out today with route number cut off.

Out of Randwick, they seem to go the other way, uploading flip dot files to the LED CB80s. This isn't as bad as it just makes the desto smaller, not gone.

How hard is it to select the right file off the USB?!?
Same problems with a load of Y's buses.

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