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Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby Bradley » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:54 pm

Taken at Southern Cross Coach Terminal (Security Permission) during February.

Skybus.
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#28 Mitsubishi Rosa/Mitsubishi Body.

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#70 Scania L94UB/Custom Coaches CB60.

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#63 Scania L94UB (14.5m)/Volgren CR227L.

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#66 Scania L94UA/Volgren CR227L with current old Skybus Logo..

#67 Scania L94UA/Volgren CR227L before (No Skybus Logo):
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#67 after with new look Skybus logo.
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Pasengers side shot (top) & Driver's ide shot (bottom).

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New Skybus Logo Driver's side.

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New look Skybus at the front bus.

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Airport Express logo above the front door.

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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby Busnerd » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:12 pm

Of course they get a new logo a week and a half after I came back from Melbourne
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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby tranzitjim » Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:20 pm

I understand that Skybus is owned by the Drivers group. They also own Greyline.

Would this be correct?
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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby RailwayBus » Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:28 pm

tranzitjim wrote:I understand that Skybus is owned by the Drivers group. They also own Greyline.

Would this be correct?


Driver own Gray Line, but AFAIK have nothing at all to do with Skybus?
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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby Hornibrook » Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:19 pm

I've been there before. Isn't this close to a DFO?
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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby pakenhamtrain » Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:25 pm

Hornibrook wrote:I've been there before. Isn't this close to a DFO?

Right below the DFO.
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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby Denning-6V71 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:31 pm

Strewth! They must have been hard-up for buses on the road to get the CB60 out! I haven't seen that one on front line service for a long long time!
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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby MAN 16.242 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:56 pm

RailwayBus wrote:
tranzitjim wrote:I understand that Skybus is owned by the Drivers group. They also own Greyline.

Would this be correct?


Driver own Gray Line, but AFAIK have nothing at all to do with Skybus?

I thought Driver only do the Gary Line tours in Australia, and don't actuily own Gary line.
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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby system improver » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:16 pm

Redhood wrote:...I thought Driver only do the Gray Line tours in Australia, and don't actuily own Gray line.


Correct. Gray Line is franchised throughout the world and Driver have it in Australia. Certain standards and quality assurances are required to get this franchise, so it is no wonder that Driver have it.
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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby E.L.Wood » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:41 pm

RailwayBus wrote:
tranzitjim wrote:I understand that Skybus is owned by the Drivers group. They also own Greyline.

Would this be correct?


Driver own Gray Line, but AFAIK have nothing at all to do with Skybus?

Absolutely correct, although Gray Line do advertise on Skybus TV on the bus to/from the airport.
If Driver Group owned Skybus it would be mentioned on Drivers website.
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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby Bradley » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:58 pm

Skybus #65 (Scania L94UB/Volgren CR227L) now fitted with new look Skybus logo (Same as #67) taken at Southern Cross today (7 March). See photo below:

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#65 Scania L94UB/Volgren CR227L with new look Skybus Logo.

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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby Mitch » Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:45 pm

Whats with the roofing continuing further then the windscreen?

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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby CB80 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:13 pm

Smitchalias wrote:Whats with the roofing continuing further then the windscreen?

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Customer specification. They have a raised roof line and a "hat" at the front.
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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby Coca Cola » Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:57 pm

CB60 wrote:
Smitchalias wrote:Whats with the roofing continuing further then the windscreen?

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Customer specification. They have a raised roof line and a "hat" at the front.

Whats the "hat" for?
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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby CB80 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:01 pm

QCC Scania K94IB 4x2 wrote:Whats the "hat" for?

No idea, I'd say its either to make the desto easier to read when its in the sun (pretty pointless for Skybus), or they just think it looks good.
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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby Trolley Bus Racer » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:42 pm

make it more streamlined on the freeway perhaps?
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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby busboy » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:10 am

QCC Scania K94IB 4x2 wrote:
Whats the "hat" for?


They call it a 'baseball cap'.
I think it is just to make them more distinctive from other buses, and raised sides to hide A/C.
I seem to remember when they launched the originals it made them look more like a tram?
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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby Mitch » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:55 am

Oh okay.

I read somewhere that CC made the '7L lookalikes because Volgren couldn't manufacture them in time.
Is this true?

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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby Connex » Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:01 pm

Yes there are two Customs which look similar to the CR227L. They carry the fleet numbers #70 and #71. See the ninth photo from the top.

Mind you, I've haven't seen them in action. Maybe because I haven't been looking very hard.
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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby CB80 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:17 pm

Flinders Flyer wrote:Mind you, I've haven't seen them in action. Maybe because I haven't been looking very hard.

They don't seem to be out as much as the Volgrens, probably because they aren't as long. They definitely do get out on the City - AIrport runs though.
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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby J1 Rasberrycoke (J1R) » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:55 pm

RailwayBus wrote:
tranzitjim wrote:I understand that Skybus is owned by the Drivers group. They also own Greyline.

Would this be correct?


Driver own Gray Line, but AFAIK have nothing at all to do with Skybus?


If it helps, one would find that the drivers of Skybus wear Melbourne airport name badges.
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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby tranzitjim » Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:09 am

Ok, who owns Skybus?

If the drivers all have name badges of Melbourne Airport, are Skybus owned by Melbourne Airport?

Also, while I am here, who owns each of the other airport shuttle busses, like the one to Mornington Peninsula, other to Dandenong, and one east. Sorry, I can not think of their names off the top of my head.
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Re: Skybus (21/2/09).

Postby red baron » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:03 pm

tranzitjim wrote:Ok, who owns Skybus?

If the drivers all have name badges of Melbourne Airport, are Skybus owned by Melbourne Airport?

Also, while I am here, who owns each of the other airport shuttle busses, like the one to Mornington Peninsula, other to Dandenong, and one east. Sorry, I can not think of their names off the top of my head.

SkyBus is owned by the BTI Group,which also owns the Australian franchise of King Long.
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