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Transit Australia Group Fleet Changes (Surfside/Sunbus)

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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

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I suggested this last year but someone didn't like the idea!
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529 is still intact at Tweed depot the last time I seen it!
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328
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326, 327 and 328 are all Cummins ISC's. 328's rego is 056-RMU
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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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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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Would SM247 change the topic name?
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That's a good idea!
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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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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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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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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)

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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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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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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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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:

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

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was there any new AOAs on the sunny coast ?

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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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Also 5638 which is 058RMU ......

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

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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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441 no longer in the AOA
518 out of service after a crash yesterday, possibly get withdrawn instead of repaired.
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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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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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