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The Loop in Parramatta, and Murray's new coach

Postby OLYMPIAN » Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:57 pm

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Veolia 452 was layover in Parramatta station. 452 is one of the three Volvo B7RLE Euro V with Custom Coaches CB60 Evo 2 body and Voith Transmission.
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Veolia 204 is on "The Loop" service. It has "The Loop" sticker on the first bay window on the nearside. Look like this bus is here for a while.

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Murray's new Ankai, from Anhui in China. Ankai is actually in partnership with Setra.
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Re: The Loop in Parramatta, and Murray's new coach

Postby Denning-6V71 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:24 pm

Hopefully that door halfway down the off side means that the toilet's on the right side of the coach this time (as opposed to being on the near side on the current 61 seat Scania's), meaning that all available luggage space can be loaded from the near side.
Though I also hope there's a second door on the near side so the rear half of the pax don't have to disembark into oncoming traffic!
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Re: The Loop in Parramatta, and Murray's new coach

Postby boronia » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:31 pm

The lack of a lock on the third panel suggests there is a toilet there. Sadly I doubt there will be door on the other side, but this one would be handy at a few locations around Sydney.

That off side luggage compartment in the 61s was quite a hazard, I knew of at least driver who got hit by a car whilst loading into it.
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Re: The Loop in Parramatta, and Murray's new coach

Postby Volvo Super Olympian » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:44 pm

I wonder if someone from the involved entities of The Loop actually saw the few comments about those hideous wheel covers, went back and did something about them :lol:

Nice gorgeous looking B7RLE without those ugly wheel covers, well done!
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Re: The Loop in Parramatta, and Murray's new coach

Postby OLYMPIAN » Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:03 pm

Volvo Super Olympian wrote:I wonder if someone from the involved entities of The Loop actually saw the few comments about those hideous wheel covers, went back and did something about them :lol:

Nice gorgeous looking B7RLE without those ugly wheel covers, well done!

No VSO, I think is better for Veolia, back in two years ago, all Veolia buses have nut guard removed and have some of those green ring fitted behind the wheel nuts, those rings are indicating are the wheel nuts loose or not.

I bet the next thing they going to change on these buses, should be the nearside mirror, from two stage mirror to one piece convex mirror. Those two stage mirrors is dangerous if fitted on the nearside.
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Re: The Loop in Parramatta, and Murray's new coach

Postby DarrenH » Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:22 pm

Volvo Super Olympian wrote:I wonder if someone from the involved entities of The Loop actually saw the few comments about those hideous wheel covers, went back and did something about them :lol:

Nice gorgeous looking B7RLE without those ugly wheel covers, well done!


It would be interesting to see if the other Loop Volvo has still got these wheel covers on.
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Re: The Loop in Parramatta, and Murray's new coach

Postby OLYMPIAN » Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:28 pm

DarrenH wrote:
Volvo Super Olympian wrote:I wonder if someone from the involved entities of The Loop actually saw the few comments about those hideous wheel covers, went back and did something about them :lol:

Nice gorgeous looking B7RLE without those ugly wheel covers, well done!


It would be interesting to see if the other Loop Volvo has still got these wheel covers on.

450 and 452 both have the wheel covers removed, not sure about 451 as 204 was out today instead.
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Re: The Loop in Parramatta, and Murray's new coach

Postby Volvo Super Olympian » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:09 pm

I remember seeing 451 a few weeks ago when I was shopping at Parramatta, it was definitely with no wheel covers.
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Re: The Loop in Parramatta, and Murray's new coach

Postby The Inspector » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:44 pm

Nice pics.

OLYMPIAN wrote:Veolia 452 was layover in Parramatta station.


These are not Veolia buses, they are owned by the Parramatta City Council, Veolia only operate and service them for the council.

OLYMPIAN wrote:Murray's new Ankai, from Anhui in China. Ankai is actually in partnership with Setra.


Ah the first decent pic of these ughly beasts :twisted:
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Re: The Loop in Parramatta, and Murray's new coach

Postby Mr. VOITH » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:38 pm

[quote="OLYMPIAN"]

Veolia 452 was layover in Parramatta station. 452 is one of the three Volvo B7RLE Euro V with Custom Coaches CB60 Evo 2 body and Voith Transmission.

[quote="OLYMPIAN"]

Trouth to be told here: only two of these Parramatta City Council B7Rs buses are fitted with Voith tranies; one is equipped with ZF transmission; unforunately I'm not sure which one is the ZF one. Can anyone help here? Thanks.

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Re: The Loop in Parramatta, and Murray's new coach

Postby Dazza'zBusOneLiners » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:46 pm

Unfortunately, it seems the new Murrays coach has BCI written all over it. Most BCI's require the door to be manually pulled closed to ensure a proper seal- I reckon the driver will require Reg Reagan speed to push the button and be down there to close it- how embarrassing for a brand new coach...

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Re: The Loop in Parramatta, and Murray's new coach

Postby Mitch » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:56 pm

Oh god.

I'd be shitting myself if I saw the Ankai coming up from behind.
I'd probably think it was some mechanical monster trying to attack me :lol:

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