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ACTION Movements and Shakeups

April 3rd, 2006 at 12:41pm

It looks like there are a few changes on the way at ACTION in the coming months.

Firstly, I have it on good authority that the timetables will be changed in August, which means drivers will be given new shifts (or more correctly, they will choose new shifts), and a new rostering system will be in place. I’ll address these points in a moment.

Secondly, the word from inside ACTION is that CEO Peter Wallace is resigning, I can’t confirm this, but it certainly seems to be the buzz eminating from ACTION insiders at the moment.

Now, back to the timetables, it was mentioned on a bus enthusiast website a few weeks ago that ACTION are going to change the timetables (Comment by Busnerd, 4th from top) to a new system which will “cut travel times to that of a private car”, a feat which is impossible for many reasons. Anyway, I decided to follow up on the story and was told by ACTION insiders that August is the proposed date for the new timetables, apparently this will also mean a change in rostering to help get drivers onto weekends. It is also possible that Flexibus will be scrapped (about time!), and standard route services will return to nights.

All of this is still well and truly up in the air at this stage, and may turn out to be incorrect if ACTION management change their mind, although from what I’m hearing, it seems pretty definite.

Samuel

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24 Comments

  • 1. John B1_B5  |  April 3rd, 2006 at 1:08 pm

    Glad I have my 1979 Mazda 626 to get around in !

  • 2. heatseeker  |  April 3rd, 2006 at 3:32 pm

    Pity about the pushbike!

  • 3. John B1_B5  |  April 3rd, 2006 at 3:55 pm

    Not really ….. I was glad to see the back of it actually, because I had to keep pumping up the tyres all the time !

  • 4. Samuel  |  April 3rd, 2006 at 5:37 pm

    So it was never found?

  • 5. John B1_B5  |  April 4th, 2006 at 12:16 am

    Nope .

  • 6. Samuel  |  April 4th, 2006 at 12:32 am

    That’s a real shame John, I can only hope that the thief was riding it somewhere and the tyres went flat on them!

    Thieves are dirty rotten scoundrels in my opinion.

  • 7. John B1_B5  |  April 4th, 2006 at 7:37 am

    Agreed !

  • 8. Samuel  |  April 4th, 2006 at 7:50 am

    Incidentally, I thought that it would only be fair to share this information (about ACTION) with the people who got me thinking about it in the first place, and as such I have posted a copy of it on the bus enthusiast forum linked in the article above.

  • 9. Chuck A. Spear  |  April 4th, 2006 at 1:14 pm

    As much as I like Buses, I prefer Combino D Class Trams. 100% low floor and air conditioned.

  • 10. John B1_B5  |  April 4th, 2006 at 1:32 pm

    I prefer the old Brisbane trams (no air conditioning ) .

  • 11. Chuck A. Spear  |  April 4th, 2006 at 2:09 pm

    Well I think you should try the new Melbourne ones John. They also fly.

  • 12. John B1_B5  |  April 4th, 2006 at 3:36 pm

    Yes, so I noticed in that somewhat bizarre opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games .

  • 13. heatseeker  |  April 4th, 2006 at 4:08 pm

    Bike thieves should get big rocks and drop them on their heads!

  • 14. Chuck A. Spear  |  April 4th, 2006 at 4:33 pm

    So should Tram thieves. I refer to the incident when a 14 year old stole one late last year. I hope he is enjoying Turana.

  • 15. heatseeker  |  April 4th, 2006 at 4:38 pm

    It’s a bit dumb stealing a tram … it’s not as if you could stash it in your shed, but you could pick up some good cash, oh, hold on, no-one in Melbourne pays for tram fares …

  • 16. Chuck A. Spear  |  April 4th, 2006 at 4:57 pm

    You could just give it a quick respray then change the plates. No one would be the wiser.

  • 17. Chuck A. Spear  |  April 4th, 2006 at 5:01 pm

    Samuel. I before E except after C. There are exceptions to the rule ie neighbours, neither and a million scientific terms.

  • 18. Samuel  |  April 4th, 2006 at 5:04 pm

    Chuck, which part of my text are you referring to?

  • 19. Chuck A. Spear  |  April 4th, 2006 at 6:03 pm

    Theives should be Thieves

  • 20. Samuel  |  April 5th, 2006 at 12:46 pm

    Of course, I shouldn’t be typing when I’m tired. It’s all fixed now, thanks Chuck.

  • 21. wonko the sane  |  April 5th, 2006 at 1:27 pm

    That story of the tram thief is gold. Apparently he drove all around picking up passengers and stuff.

  • 22. Chuck A. Spear  |  April 5th, 2006 at 10:00 pm

    Yes he did. I have inside information on this theft.

  • 23. Samuel  |  April 5th, 2006 at 10:58 pm

    Was it you Chuck? Perhaps you were a passenger? Or maybe you were on the jury (in which case I don’t think I’m legally allowed to have you admit that AND provide information).

  • 24. John B1_B5  |  April 6th, 2006 at 11:19 am

    Hmmmmm ……. sounds like something straight out of “Yolanda & The Thief ” .


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