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Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby David- » Mon May 26, 2008 4:51 pm

Just seen today at Gosford Raiway Station that the Volgren Demonstrator is now at Red Bus on the Central Coast.

Iwas talking to the driver today and it has been said that Red Bus will be taking order of these Volgrens next year.

Here are some Photos taken at Gosford Railway Station

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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby howlerbus » Mon May 26, 2008 4:54 pm

Thats a nice looking bus, pity whoever programmed the desto did a bad job...
You got a real flash bus, but my one's flash one, eh
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby ABS » Mon May 26, 2008 8:43 pm

World's laziest desto programmer!
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby VQ » Mon May 26, 2008 9:00 pm

Why is it a red bus when it's white?
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby David- » Mon May 26, 2008 9:13 pm

Because is a Demonstrator it dosent belong to the company it is only used for a certan time so the bus company can decide if they want to order there own.
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby DarrenH » Tue May 27, 2008 5:51 pm

Did Red Bus Service put any of those Red Bus decals on the rear of this demo bus.? I like the red ticket machine Red bus uses :P
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby aec007 » Tue May 27, 2008 6:58 pm

Here are some more Photos Taken by aec 007 at Gosford yesterday

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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby DarrenH » Tue May 27, 2008 7:35 pm

Good to see the rear desto in use on the Scania demo while it is in service at Red Bus Service , because the rear desto was not on at all in the time the bus was at Port Stephens.
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby paulbrown3 » Tue May 27, 2008 8:33 pm

howlerbus wrote:Thats a nice looking bus, pity whoever programmed the desto did a bad job...



The desto's shown are what is from the rest of the fleet that have mobitecs. Why would they create new ones when they can quickly load it in. Red bus desto's are detailed ie the first foto would scroll "the entrance/ via erina fair/via bay village/via harbour & bias ave
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby john_kowolski » Wed May 28, 2008 8:13 pm

The destos from Red Bus are pretty poor IMO. I prefer the style that Busways have implemented (which is similar to STA).

Red Bus route numbers are too small (should take up both lines) and the destination should be thicker

I can only hope that they still paint the red/cream livery, and not leave it white like everything at Busways
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby David- » Wed May 28, 2008 9:20 pm

The only reason why its white because its a demonstrator. Its not worth going into all the trouble painting a bus Red and cream if its only going to be there for a month it would be a waste of time and money
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby CB80 » Wed May 28, 2008 9:20 pm

paulbrown3 wrote:Why would they create new ones when they can quickly load it in.

Fleet pride.
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby john_kowolski » Thu May 29, 2008 4:33 pm

David- wrote:The only reason why its white because its a demonstrator. Its not worth going into all the trouble painting a bus Red and cream if its only going to be there for a month it would be a waste of time and money


I understand that, I was referring to when they eventually buy some to OWN. I understand about the whole demonstrator thing. So it looks like they have had enough of the Iveco/Express ones. Anyone know why a sudden switch to Volgren without trialing Custom and Bustech????
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby Windy » Thu May 29, 2008 4:44 pm

Maybe they are just trialling the chassis?
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby David- » Thu May 29, 2008 5:28 pm

Red Bus are taking order of these Volgrens next year i dont know if there going to be scania or mercedes or iveco it could be any of them
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby howlerbus » Thu May 29, 2008 6:54 pm

paulbrown3 wrote:
howlerbus wrote:Thats a nice looking bus, pity whoever programmed the desto did a bad job...



The desto's shown are what is from the rest of the fleet that have mobitecs. Why would they create new ones when they can quickly load it in. Red bus desto's are detailed ie the first foto would scroll "the entrance/ via erina fair/via bay village/via harbour & bias ave


That doesn't mean that they can't have a decent sized route number (if people read the desto, they usually only look at the route number). I have no problem with detailed destos if they have a decent sized route number that can be read from a distance.
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby Swift » Thu May 29, 2008 7:58 pm

Ahh a Volgen on the Central Coast.This means that Busways and Entrance red Bus Services will each have a bus that looks like an STA bus.Thanks for putting up the pictures.
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby Simes » Fri May 30, 2008 12:37 am

Geez had anyone thought to engage the brain and realise that the place names are too long to fit without having a crowded out route number? Also with the MoT preferring the style of the STA et al, the days of ultimate destination [flash] via xx [flash] yy are numbered???
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby paulbrown3 » Fri May 30, 2008 5:49 am

also they have some combined routes eg 22/23. 22 would be on top row and 23 on the bottom
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby Windy » Fri May 30, 2008 9:20 am

Simes wrote:Geez had anyone thought to engage the brain and realise that the place names are too long to fit without having a crowded out route number?


What sort of a question is that, Simes? Did you not engage YOUR brain and realise that there are alot of brainless twits who are unable to engage anything other than their salivary glands?
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby David- » Fri May 30, 2008 11:44 am

Here is a photo i Have taken on the same day at Gosford Station a Busways Lowfloor and the Red Bus Demonstrator together.

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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby Ben O » Fri May 30, 2008 12:24 pm

David- wrote:Here is a photo i Have taken on the same day at Gosford Station a Busways Lowfloor and the Red Bus Demonstrator together.


Looks exactly like STA!
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby Simes » Fri May 30, 2008 12:45 pm

Windy wrote:
Simes wrote:Geez had anyone thought to engage the brain and realise that the place names are too long to fit without having a crowded out route number?


What sort of a question is that, Simes? Did you not engage YOUR brain and realise that there are alot of brainless twits who are unable to engage anything other than their salivary glands?


Point taken
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby David- » Fri May 30, 2008 12:57 pm

Looks exactly like STA!


All they need is the blue stripe down the bottom and it will be STA
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Re: Volgren Demonstrator at Red Bus

Postby C130 » Fri May 30, 2008 5:30 pm

paulbrown3 wrote:also they have some combined routes eg 22/23. 22 would be on top row and 23 on the bottom

I recal seeing a redbus iveco the other day with 23 on top, 22 on bottom, although i only saw the rear desto.
David- wrote:Here is a photo i Have taken on the same day at Gosford Station a Busways Lowfloor and the Red Bus Demonstrator together.

Its easy to see wich one is the better looking- Go Busways!!
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