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SouthLink Changes

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:58 pm

I have seen buses 3233 and 3234 and noticed that they aren't on fleet lists. Sorry no Rego, VIN, body date or number, but they are scania K280UBs with CB80 bodes in Redmet livery. Will try and get the ergo but don't know how to find VIN or body numbers. I assume that they are ex-rail replacement vehicles.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby greenman » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:29 am

Southlink 3233 941016 (ex R858)
Southlink 3234 941017 (ex R859)
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:36 pm

3235 is also in the hills now. Haven't seen 3236.

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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby TA3001 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:42 am

3236 is definitely in service. Went on it on an 820 a few weeks ago.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Fri May 30, 2014 6:17 pm

2854 has now been moved to the hills to join 2855. Have seen it around for the last few weeks. Maybe next we will get 2857 (because the you would have 2854-2859)
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby TA3001 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:26 pm

Don't forget 2856. Although I think at least one of the users here would prefer to see that dumped in an arrestor bed and towed to the scrap yard :P
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:56 pm

TA3001 wrote:Don't forget 2856. Although I think at least one of the users here would prefer to see that dumped in an arrestor bed and towed to the scrap yard :P


2856 and 2854 should both be in the scrap yard (the one on Ironbank Road near Sturt Valley rd)

On another note, it has been mentioned elsewhere that 2517 has gone back to Lonsdale after "long" service leave to the hills! :lol: :lol:
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby TA3001 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:41 pm

Lt. Commander Data wrote:
TA3001 wrote:Don't forget 2856. Although I think at least one of the users here would prefer to see that dumped in an arrestor bed and towed to the scrap yard :P


2856 and 2854 should both be in the scrap yard (the one on Ironbank Road near Sturt Valley rd)

On another note, it has been mentioned elsewhere that 2517 has gone back to Lonsdale after "long" service leave to the hills! :lol: :lol:


Well at least they'd get to see their older relatives again, 2553 and 2558 which have obviously been sent to the scrap heap
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Skexis » Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:04 pm

Lt. Commander Data wrote:
TA3001 wrote:Don't forget 2856. Although I think at least one of the users here would prefer to see that dumped in an arrestor bed and towed to the scrap yard :P


2856 and 2854 should both be in the scrap yard (the one on Ironbank Road near Sturt Valley rd)

I'm not alone in my contempt for 2856 then.

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Bus Rego Chassis VIN Body # Body date Depot
2518 SB 22 HT Scania CB80 YS2K4X20001887590 944067 04/14 L
2519 SB 53 HS Scania CB80 YS2K4X20001887666 944068 04/14 L
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:07 pm

Skexis wrote:
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2856 and 2854 should both be in the scrap yard (the one on Ironbank Road near Sturt Valley rd)

I'm not alone in my contempt for 2856 then.

No you're not, you can keep that one in Lonsdale and away from Aldgate, and also have 2854 back, we'll take 2857 as a replacement :D
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby TA3001 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:45 am

Personally I found the ride on 2856 in February this year more comfortable than when I went on 2702 in April. The suspension/bounces/shakes were shocking. If I had an option between these two for comfort, I'd choose 2856.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby TA3001 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:58 pm

Think I've worked out which buses those three new K280UBs (temporarily?) replaced at Southlink Elizabeth, these being 2550, 2563 and 2558. Not sure what issues the first two had, but these three are definitely not in service.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Skexis » Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:08 pm

TA3001 wrote: If I had an option between these two for comfort, I'd choose 2856.

...and if you wanted reliability you'd choose 2702.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby TA3001 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:17 pm

Skexis wrote:
TA3001 wrote: If I had an option between these two for comfort, I'd choose 2856.

...and if you wanted reliability you'd choose 2702.


Not all the 18.280s are perfect. Elizabeth units 2742, 2744 and 2750 sound terrible.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby TA3001 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:07 pm

2563 was in service today, which leaves only 2 Southlink north Scanias unaccounted for
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby TA3001 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:37 am

Just to add to the previous post, 2550 was in service today, which only leaves 2558 with the busted engine mounts on the missing list.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby TA3001 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:38 pm

Scania K230UB 2585 is at Lonsdale now
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:56 pm

busrider wrote:Just a bit of news for you all in the dying hours of 2014, the Scania decker has been numbered 3401.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby TA3001 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:48 pm

(Yawn) A new K280UB is in service at Southlink's Edinburgh North/Elizabeth depot. Number 2405, rego SB 69 JZ.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby TA3001 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:34 pm

Just observed on Transit Times that Scania K320UB 2450 is a Lonsdale bus (it's doing a 721 or something). I don't have any further details about the vehicle
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Mon May 04, 2015 10:52 am

Saw that on fleetlists 3235 and 3236 are based at Lonsdale. I'm pretty sure that they are actually at Aldgate but I'll look on Transittimes because TBH I haven't seen them for a while.
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Mon May 04, 2015 6:21 pm

3236 is definitely at Aldgate as it is running the 18:10 861 ex-Adelaide
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby howlerbus » Wed May 06, 2015 7:56 pm

I am quite sure I did hear 3235 on Lonsdale radio channel recently
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby busrider » Wed May 06, 2015 8:06 pm

If it was on a weekend, I believe hills radio communication goes via the Lonsdale channel...
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Re: SouthLink Changes

Postby TA3001 » Thu May 07, 2015 5:57 pm

K280UB 2408 is in service at Elizabeth/Edinburgh North. I don't have any further details of this vehicle atm.
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