23 Sep '14, 11pm

Opal training at STA

matthewg wrote: moa999 wrote: I don't think there is any point speculating the rhyme or reason behind the rollout order. Its 5000+ buses so a massive job, someone has to be first, someone has to be last. There as been some logic to the order. After the trial period, when they first picked a route almost no one uses, they started the roll out proper in areas with heavy bus usage first - the Eastern Suburbs and the Northern Beaches. The 'private' operators picked at this time probably really were mostly random and probably were only done to avoid accusations of eastern suburbs bias. The STA depots are also big. How many other operators run depots with 100+ vehicles ? Transdev north made sense early as they were involved in the trial, so their depot was already on-line. But after that it was probably picking names out of a hat. Busways Glendenning depot has around 150 buses o...

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