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BT Fleet Changes

Postby racingnathan » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:54 pm

1510 is now back at Willawong
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby racingnathan » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:24 am

1013 has now been transferred from Bowen Hills to Richlands.
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby BestFriendHasLeprosy » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:27 am

1011 to at least 1014 are all now at Richlands.
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby daveeyh » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:47 pm

It looks as though 322-326 are back on Virginia runs but no depot identifier on the buses to confirm.
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby TransitBris » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:57 pm

Sighted V281 this afternoon on Adelaide Street.
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby JC72 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:55 am

Wonder how many more Metro's will come to Virginia?
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby daveeyh » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:31 pm

JC72 wrote:Wonder how many more Metro's will come to Virginia?


Hopefully not many more - there are too many old buses there already. The average age of buses just gets worse and worse.

I think it is a great pity that 2000-series buses are now being transferred to southside depots (2001-2004 gone back to S) rather than keep them on the northside.
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby JC72 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:38 pm

Lets just hope Virginia gets some new buses this year.
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby superbossgc » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:49 pm

yeah, it will be B7fest :), but I know it will be withdrawing the austral metro this year.
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby racingnathan » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:28 pm

282 now at V too
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby JC72 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:24 pm

284 also at Virginia
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby BestFriendHasLeprosy » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:56 pm

daveeyh wrote:
JC72 wrote:Wonder how many more Metro's will come to Virginia?


Hopefully not many more - there are too many old buses there already. The average age of buses just gets worse and worse.

I think it is a great pity that 2000-series buses are now being transferred to southside depots (2001-2004 gone back to S) rather than keep them on the northside.


Well Bowen Hills is still getting new B7s, and I think Toowong may be due to get some too.
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby JC72 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:46 pm

I do not think B7 Volvo's will come to Virginia it maybe who ever wins the next fleet of buses.
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby ABS » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:06 am

1019 is now at Richlands with every fleet number containing the letter R.
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby daveeyh » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:21 pm

JC72 wrote:I do not think B7 Volvo's will come to Virginia it maybe who ever wins the next fleet of buses.


Best hope for the northside might be the new Eagle Farm depot rather than hoping for new buses at Virginia.
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby ABS » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:48 pm

At the end of the day the fleet movements are cyclical. Virginia was taking the Scanias new once upon a time.

By mid year the high floor buses will be retired and the low floors will need to be redistributed in some way.
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby 08 XDi » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:35 am

ABS wrote:By mid year the high floor buses will be retired and the low floors will need to be redistributed in some way.


Really?

How are they planning to replace 120-odd buses in 4 months at current delivery rates? (I sincerely doubt they will reach their original target of 1,600 buses by 2016, that has probably gone by the wayside.)

Most of the upcoming route changes and improvements will result in basically the same fleet usage overall, just redeployed more effectively, so that will off-set the need for fleet growth for a bit. The only region which appears to need more buses than present after the network review will be the Gold Coast.
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby TransitBris » Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:59 pm

1020 is now at R
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby JC72 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:01 pm

Has 283 been transfered to Virginia yet?
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby Noel » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:44 pm

(2047) is at Bowen Hills, not Carina.
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby TransitBris » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:42 am

1021 has been transferred to R - I am not sure where 1022, 1023 and 1024 are at this stage (could be all at A) but 1025 is still at A.

Also 1357 is back at G, I believe 1358 may be there also but confirmation would be good.
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby racingnathan » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:40 pm

289 is now back at R
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby ABS » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:41 pm

2005 is now at Sherwood.
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby TransitBris » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:41 am

1357-1360 have moved from W to G
675 has moved from V to G
1310-1313 have moved from G to T

Sounds like a bit of a fleet shuffle is happening
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Re: BT Fleet Changes

Postby racingnathan » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:30 am

1019 is now back at A after spending a brief period at R/T.
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