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Transit Australia Group Fleet Changes (Surfside/Sunbus)

Postby 08 XDi » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:15 am

I think monthly updates are a bit of a waste of time at present. I've taken this opportunity to simply start a thread which will collect all the fleet updates, which should stop a bit of the repetition we have seen in recent months.

To kick things off, ex-529 has gone out in a blaze of glory:

http://www.tweednews.com.au/story/2010/ ... efighters/
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Re: Surfside Fleet Changes 2011

Postby Bustech Boy » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:33 pm

I suggested this last year but someone didn't like the idea!
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Re: Surfside Fleet Changes 2011

Postby Bustech Boy » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:35 pm

529 is still intact at Tweed depot the last time I seen it!
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Re: Surfside Fleet Changes 2011

Postby Bustech Boy » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:29 am

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Re: Surfside Fleet Changes 2011

Postby Bustech Boy » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:41 pm

326, 327 and 328 are all Cummins ISC's. 328's rego is 056-RMU
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Re: Surfside Fleet Changes 2011

Postby Set Down Only » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:00 pm

SM247 wrote:I think monthly updates are a bit of a waste of time at present. I've taken this opportunity to simply start a thread which will collect all the fleet updates, which should stop a bit of the repetition we have seen in recent months.

To kick things off, ex-529 has gone out in a blaze of glory:

http://www.tweednews.com.au/story/2010/ ... efighters/

The training was done on 11th of december.

With the thought of changing the monthly thread to yearly, why not change it to TAG Fleet Changes? We wont even get the numbers confused, as Sunbus is 4 digit and Surfside is 3.
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Re: Surfside Fleet Changes 2011

Postby Sb617 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:34 pm

Would agree with the idea of changing this to Transit Australia Group fleet changes. Buses regularly gets transferred between Ernest depot and Marcoola depot (even if most transfers are in the one direction atm).
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Re: Surfside Fleet Changes 2011

Postby Set Down Only » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:41 pm

Would SM247 change the topic name?
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Re: Surfside Fleet Changes 2011

Postby Bustech Boy » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:20 pm

That's a good idea!
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Re: Surfside Fleet Changes 2011

Postby Hornibrook » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:22 pm

VolvoB7RLE wrote:326, 327 and 328 are all Cummins ISC's. 328's rego is 056-RMU

You serious? I swear i had them as ISC's then somebody said they were ISL's. Make up your minds people! Calling Bustech RULES to the conversation.
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Re: Surfside Fleet Changes 2011

Postby Set Down Only » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:43 pm

It WAS an ISC, then fitted with an ISL, then when it blew up it must've been swapped back to the ISC.
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Re: Surfside Fleet Changes 2011

Postby 08 XDi » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:29 pm

BUSTECH Rules wrote:With the thought of changing the monthly thread to yearly, why not change it to TAG Fleet Changes? We wont even get the numbers confused, as Sunbus is 4 digit and Surfside is 3.


Good call - I can't do that but I have flagged for the mods.

Should make it much easier for Hornibrook to update listings and for everybody to backtrack and find reported information.
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Re: Transit Australia Group Fleet Changes (Surfside/Sunbus)

Postby Bustech Boy » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:41 pm

Spotted a new XDI for Sunbus, unsure what depot. Rego 058-RMU? It's in full Translink livery with logos and new swirls below windows.
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Re: Transit Australia Group Fleet Changes (Surfside/Sunbus)

Postby Sb617 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:50 pm

Any Sunbuses in the TransLink livery are usually bound for Sunshine Coast (Marcoola). They are the only Sunbus depot to use the TransLink livery.
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Re: Transit Australia Group Fleet Changes (Surfside/Sunbus)

Postby Sb617 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:58 am

The 2nd Sunshine Coast Sunbus depot (at Caloundra's Sunshine Coast Industrial Park) has been operational for a while now. Cnr Fred Chaplin Court and Racecourse Road, Meridan Plains.

Bus Allocation between Marcoola and Caloundra depots is unknown. (Some buses have been transferred from Marcoola to Caloundra).
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Re: Transit Australia Group Fleet Changes (Surfside/Sunbus)

Postby Set Down Only » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:03 pm

News from the sunny coast!
5526 and 5731-5756 are based at the new depot at Caloundra.
The depot is built 'exactly the same' as Surfside's new Coomera depot that will be finished in March/April.
5636 is 658 RIT
5637 is 057RMU, with a VST front
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Re: Transit Australia Group Fleet Changes (Surfside/Sunbus)

Postby Set Down Only » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:51 pm

5521, 5525, 5551, 5552, 5553 removed from service, only 5 older custom minis remain.
5636 and 5637 have Hanover destos, with the route number on the 'wrong' side. :oops:

Please dint kill me for saying that SM247 :) :D :lol:
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Re: Transit Australia Group Fleet Changes (Surfside/Sunbus)

Postby thommo » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:16 am

was there any new AOAs on the sunny coast ?
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Re: Transit Australia Group Fleet Changes (Surfside/Sunbus)

Postby Set Down Only » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:40 pm

5630 and 5633 have one for Pelican Waters, Caloundra.
"Land yourself... The catch of the day"
5718 has a modified version of Surfside 402's OAK ad.
"Its Good. Buy Some."
5533 and another CB20 have Subway AOAs.
5705 no longer has its Pelican Waters, not sure about 5704
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Re: Transit Australia Group Fleet Changes (Surfside/Sunbus)

Postby Fraser » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:43 am

Also 5638 which is 058RMU ......
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Re: Transit Australia Group Fleet Changes (Surfside/Sunbus)

Postby Set Down Only » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:55 pm

Does it have VST or XDi front, and what desto?
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Re: Transit Australia Group Fleet Changes (Surfside/Sunbus)

Postby Fraser » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:19 pm

Hello Bustech,

Yes 5638 - 058RMU has a XDi front and hanover desto as well, good to see Sunbus trying somthing new, woohoo



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Re: Transit Australia Group Fleet Changes (Surfside/Sunbus)

Postby Set Down Only » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:04 pm

441 no longer in the AOA
518 out of service after a crash yesterday, possibly get withdrawn instead of repaired.
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Re: Transit Australia Group Fleet Changes (Surfside/Sunbus)

Postby gc taxi 121 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:15 pm

Surfside/Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle 404 has had its AOA replaced - now advertising "HPC Fitness Courses" - look out for Ginger Spice on the back...
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Re: Transit Australia Group Fleet Changes (Surfside/Sunbus)

Postby superbossgc » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:40 pm

672 is now green and white but still at bustech, their rear door is staying.

spotted a new MDi green and white, this may for sunbus.
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