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Dysons New Volvo Bus (11/3/09).

Postby Bradley » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:21 pm

Taken photo of new Dysons #482 & East West #478 are Volvo B7RLE/Volgren CR228L at Bundoora RMIT & Mill Park Area today (11 March).

East West Bus #478
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Front shot with front & side destos.

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Rear side shot of route number desto at the back.

Dysonsbus #482.
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Front passengers side shot with front & Side destos.

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Driver's side shot.

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Rear side shot with route number desto at the back.

My Comments.
I rode East West Bus #478 from Thomastown to Bundoora RMIT first before I rode Dysons bus #482 minutes later from Bundoora RMIT to Mill Park Area somewhere today was new Volvo B7RLE/Volgren CR228L. That bus was good. It's accelerate ok, but it's smooth to ride. The interior inside the bus a bit similar to the Hillbus & Westbus (NSW) Scania Volgren. "BUS STOP" bell sign located behind driver's spot instead located above front whole windscreen.

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Re: Dysons New Volvo Bus (11/3/09).

Postby MAN 16.242 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:25 pm

Nic pics.
Any idea if 478 will replace Dysons(East West) Bus 112 :?:
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Re: Dysons New Volvo Bus (11/3/09).

Postby Trolley Bus Racer » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:26 pm

I take these are Ex Stock? with the NSW School lights and The window beside the door
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Re: Dysons New Volvo Bus (11/3/09).

Postby Bradley » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:28 pm

Redhood wrote:Nic pics.
Any idea if 478 will replace Dysons(East West) Bus 112 :?:


I don't know whether Dysons #112 on the road or not and sighted #136 (Scania L94UB/Volgren CR222L on route 571 today (11 March).
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Re: Dysons New Volvo Bus (11/3/09).

Postby eddie2190 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:35 pm

A very interesting livery in the treatment of the headlights in the East West Volgren.
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Re: Dysons New Volvo Bus (11/3/09).

Postby Matty G » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:47 pm

I think you will find that 478 will be allocated to the 570... and 136 will replace 112 on 571.
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Re: Dysons New Volvo Bus (11/3/09).

Postby Grenda Driver » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:45 pm

The East West Volvo was to replace #112 on track.
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Re: Dysons New Volvo Bus (11/3/09).

Postby Alex on the Bus » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:37 am

eddie2190 wrote:A very interesting livery in the treatment of the headlights in the East West Volgren.

The stripes are only vinyls, so they've been cut around the headlamp recesses. If they had been painted on, no doubt they would have extended the stripes into the recesses.
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Re: Dysons New Volvo Bus (11/3/09).

Postby Member1100 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:31 pm

The Volvo B7RLE is probably my favourite current model bus chassis. It provides a smooth ride and considering its a relatively small motor, it gives out more than enough take off speed to make it comfortable to drive.

Hopefully more of these will hit the roads in Melbourne, because in my honest opinion, its considerably better than the 0500LE for example.
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Re: Dysons New Volvo Bus (11/3/09).

Postby RailwayBus » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:51 pm

Hmmmmm.... mobitec destination units. :( This should not be encouraged. :P

This makes Dysons unique, in that in their last 10 new buses, there is a mixture of Southport, Hanover and Mobitec units.
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Re: Dysons New Volvo Bus (11/3/09).

Postby Alex on the Bus » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:19 pm

RailwayBus wrote:Hmmmmm.... mobitec destination units. :( This should not be encouraged. :P

Only if they program them incorrectly. <cough>Reservoir<cough>

So far, they're doing OK.
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Re: Dysons New Volvo Bus (11/3/09).

Postby B10BLE » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:47 pm

what's that black rectangular thing near the front door? :?
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Re: Dysons New Volvo Bus (11/3/09).

Postby CB80 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:20 pm

B10BLE wrote:what's that black rectangular thing near the front door? :?

A window.
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Re: Dysons New Volvo Bus (11/3/09).

Postby B10BLE » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:54 pm

CB80 wrote:
B10BLE wrote:what's that black rectangular thing near the front door? :?

A window.


lol, no. to make myself clear, i'm actually talking about that black thing above the indicator in the 3rd photo. :L
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Re: Dysons New Volvo Bus (11/3/09).

Postby STA 1440 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:32 am

B10BLE wrote:lol, no. to make myself clear, i'm actually talking about that black thing above the indicator in the 3rd photo. :L


No really, it's a tiny little window.
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Re: Dysons New Volvo Bus (11/3/09).

Postby Mitch » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:09 pm

B58 Howler wrote:
B10BLE wrote:lol, no. to make myself clear, i'm actually talking about that black thing above the indicator in the 3rd photo. :L


No really, it's a tiny little window.


I assume for a better view of the kerb? Or is STA/Hillsbus (I assume they're ex-stock) just using them for decorative purposes?

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Re: Dysons New Volvo Bus (11/3/09).

Postby CB80 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:22 pm

Yes its to give a better view of the kerb.
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Re: Dysons New Volvo Bus (11/3/09).

Postby 2MSJ » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:17 pm

I've driven a stack of Volgrens with that window and never once used it...
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