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by TLK
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 161
Views: 29615

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

BT Enthusiast wrote:I think 1651 will be going to E, as that's where the rigid gliders are going
Pretty sure all of the newest B8 artics will be going to E since they will be getting used on the blue glider service.
by TLK
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 161
Views: 29615

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Would the damage inflicted on 2068 be repairable at all?
by TLK
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Scanias
Replies: 266
Views: 131903

Re: BT Scanias

Is there still no definite date for when we can expect to see the last few Scanias finally be withdrawn?
by TLK
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 161
Views: 29615

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

EamonMBT wrote:1312 Retired
(don't know why though)
Probably for the same reason as all the other 1200s and 1300s that have been withdrawn lately.
by TLK
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 161
Views: 29615

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

BT Enthusiast wrote:They did install them, I have seen lots with them. But since most are being withdrawn I think there's no point
Most of the 1200s no doubt. But if they are being installed how come none of the high 1300s, 1400s or 1500s have the barrier yet?
by TLK
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 161
Views: 29615

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Aren't BT suppose to be installing driver barriers on the 18.310s similar to those seen on the B7s/B8s/B12s? Since hearing about it I have yet to see any 18.310s with it installed so I wouldn't know for sure if they are installing them or have abandon them all together.
by TLK
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 61208

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

So would the Scanias being withdrawn early (mainly in regards to the younger ones) be because of the CNG compliance? Or something completely different?
by TLK
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 61208

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

So why the need to withdraw the older ones early when they still have a good 6-8yrs of service left?
by TLK
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 61208

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

When was the age limit for how long buses can stay in service for BT changed from 21yrs to roughly 15yrs? Surely must be sometime after the Australs were withdrawn as they were the last ones to make it to 21yrs.
by TLK
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Scanias
Replies: 266
Views: 131903

Re: BT Scanias

Only Scania I've seen lately still in service is 626. Are there any others asides 626 that is still in service?
by TLK
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Scanias
Replies: 266
Views: 131903

Re: BT Scanias

How is the current status for remaining Scanias still in service?
by TLK
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 61208

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

L433 wrote:T1051 was seen along Wynnum Road this morning servicing route 230. Sadly we don’t see a lot of MAN 18.130’s Diesels in the Eastern Suburbs.
Likewise in the southern suburbs. Last time I saw any of the diesel MANs around there was back when Larapinta depot was still open.
by TLK
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 61208

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

How is it that 1280 only allows rear door exit? I always thought you can exit a bus from either the front or rear door.
by TLK
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 61208

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

Was checking the most recent fleet movements on Brisbane Transport Info, and I saw that 1203 has been withdrawn. Anyone know the reason for this?
by TLK
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018
Replies: 87
Views: 58360

Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

The shields are likely to be rolled out across the fleet. S5100, S2003 and several of the new B8 artics have the barrier installed. As I understand it, all new buses should come with one of the two variants of barrier designs installed. I see. I'm assuming the Scanias won't get it since they are in...
by TLK
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018
Replies: 87
Views: 58360

Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

On B7 S2000 I noticed a glass/plastic shield on the door that is on the drivers side. Is this new at all or do other buses in the fleet also have it? The reason I ask this is because it's the first time I've seen something like it.
by TLK
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018
Replies: 87
Views: 58360

Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

V2818 (rego XQ 57 BR) in service on an inbound 306 this morning. Could this possibly be the last B8 for V? Might keep it a suspense until 2819 is spotted. If it is could that mean Garden City will be next to get new B8s to replace the Scanias? Or would they be going to another depot instead (most l...
by TLK
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Scanias
Replies: 266
Views: 131903

Re: BT Scanias

Otto Mann wrote:Heard through the grapevine but cannot confirm that all Scanias at Virginia will be gone as of next Thursday 22/11/2018.
Any news yet on when Garden City plans to phase out their Scanias? Once Virginia finally have all of theirs transferred/withdrawn they would be next to have them gone.
by TLK
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018
Replies: 87
Views: 58360

Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Been seeing Optimus Artics quite frequently on morning P179 services.
by TLK
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018
Replies: 87
Views: 58360

Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

How many Scanias left to replace at Virginia?
by TLK
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018
Replies: 87
Views: 58360

Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Spotted one of the new Volvo Optimus Artics on a outbound 180 service a few nights ago. Quite surprised to see it since I thought they were being used exclusively on 111 and 66 services.
by TLK
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus
Replies: 58
Views: 46153

Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

How many more new B7s/B8s will Virginia be getting before other depots start getting new buses?
by TLK
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017
Replies: 45
Views: 43770

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

WBE-01 wrote:Today on the 07/03/1997 Volvo B10L #547 went into Service for the BCC/BT.
No idea how long it was in service prior to what it's now used for.
by TLK
Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Scanias
Replies: 266
Views: 131903

Re: BT Scanias

Anyone know the possible outcome as to what will happen with G when they start withdrawing the Scanias they have? G can't keep them around forever and I'm sure they'll want to eventually get new buses in to replace them (either brand new or transferred from T if they get the CNG MANs).
by TLK
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016
Replies: 81
Views: 37014

Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

I see. Speaking of 598, what stop at Garden City does 598 and 590 now start from? It's no longer B, and I didn't end up seeing the change in the service changes.

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