Private Operator Observations - March 2012

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Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby OLYMPIAN » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:08 pm

A late start for Private in March

7366 B10M is back at Hillsbus sighted on 616X last week
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby DiAmOnD T » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:54 pm

Clarke of Hornsby, one of the denning's spied a long way from home. At Caneland's MACKAY QLD last friday
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby OLYMPIAN » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:52 pm

BP03QZ, i believe is new to Telfords, a single door CB80 bodied Iveco in Telfords livery doing CBA Imax - Olympic Park shuttles today
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby wes » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:31 pm

Saw both Premier Motor Service twin steer units doing rail around dunmore today.
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby wes » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:33 pm

Clarke's coaches tv 4687 observed out the front of Regent theatre Keira street today.
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby doug c » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:10 pm

OLYMPIAN wrote:A late start for Private in March

7366 B10M is back at Hillsbus sighted on 616X last week


7366 has always belonged to Hillsbus :-)

What you probably mean is that yes, it is now assigned to Foundry Rd depot along with it's older sister 200. The 'Charterplus' labels have been replaced by 'Hillsbus', but it is still accredited to Northmead depot !!
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby doug c » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:11 pm

Yellow direction arrows have been installed in anticipation of the 602 service starting shortly. Not too hard a run though, without only 2 turns for the whole trip !!!!
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby hino rg » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:47 am

saw a Premuier Illawarra bus at southern cross station tonight wonder what it was doing down here in melbourne
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby gilberations » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:12 am

hino rg wrote:saw a Premuier Illawarra bus at southern cross station tonight wonder what it was doing down here in melbourne


was it this one? if it is, its been there over a month now... or was it a premier motor serivce coach on its normal run?

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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby hino rg » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:57 pm

gilberations wrote:
hino rg wrote:saw a Premuier Illawarra bus at southern cross station tonight wonder what it was doing down here in melbourne


was it this one? if it is, its been there over a month now... or was it a premier motor serivce coach on its normal run?

thats the one i saw
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby Daniel » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:00 pm

Most probably is operating an NCT Tours run, on behalf of Nowra Coaches.
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby Mr Bean » Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:10 am

doug c wrote:7366 has always belonged to Hillsbus :-)

What you probably mean is that yes, it is now assigned to Foundry Rd depot along with it's older sister 200. The 'Charterplus' labels have been replaced by 'Hillsbus', but it is still accredited to Northmead depot !!

I don't get why they keep returning these two vehicles to route service, when they have 100 other 14.5m buses which can carry standees. Surely 200 and 7366 must be a pain the bum for drivers who continually have to stand up and count how many empty seats so as to decide how many passengers they should allow to board. You can't just allow people to pour on until they're standing up to the front and 'that'll do' and drive off. They would be much better suited to charter work.
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Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby moto51 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:19 am

Gerringong buses has bought a double-decker, no idea of what it is or where it's from as it was in the depot on Friday but left to do the surf camp charter and then was parked too far away for me to catch the plates. Any ideas?
Explain your reasoning for putting the slowest, worst bus on the longest route. Surely it'd be more efficient to have a newer one. Where's my 8 speed M.A.N?
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby AL » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:28 am

Oxley Explorer recently sold a Denning ex-Firefly?
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby Ben O » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:39 am

moto51 wrote:Gerringong buses has bought a double-decker, no idea of what it is or where it's from as it was in the depot on Friday but left to do the surf camp charter and then was parked too far away for me to catch the plates. Any ideas?


Possibly ex The Oxley Explorer, as AL suggested, or ex Hopkinson's. A registration will clear it up.
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby OLYMPIAN » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:22 pm

Veolia ex Transit First/Westway O405/CC510, #145, painted in TNSW livery anf converted to roundarches
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby Daniel » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:27 pm

OLYMPIAN wrote:Veolia ex Transit First/Westway O405/CC510, #145, painted in TNSW livery anf converted to roundarches

Yes, noted previously in the fleet changes section. This bus was completely re-skinned, hence the differences in paneling.
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby THE INFORMANT » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:12 pm

Is the Premier bus a government funded bus? If so why would it be allocated to Charter for such a long period?
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Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby moto51 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:56 am

When are you getting that MAN Matt?

I'll try and get a rego for the d/d this afternoon.
Explain your reasoning for putting the slowest, worst bus on the longest route. Surely it'd be more efficient to have a newer one. Where's my 8 speed M.A.N?
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby Trobleshooter » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:19 pm

Daniel wrote:Most probably is operating an NCT Tours run, on behalf of Nowra Coaches.

That explains why I saw the same bus running near Hoppers Crossing last Nov/Dec.....
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby CityRail » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:05 am

THE INFORMANT wrote:Is the Premier bus a government funded bus? If so why would it be allocated to Charter for such a long period?


I don't know if that is Government Funded but these non-Wheelchair assessible buses only does School Runs and operate as CityRail buses.
So if they are not getting charactered to NCT Tours they will be only idling at the depot all the time.
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby doug c » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:07 pm

The first of many new buses in the Transport NSW livery have arrived at CDC Foundry RD. These + a couple borrowed from Northmead will spring into action next Monday on the new 602 services.
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby Tim » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:03 pm

doug c wrote:The first of many new buses in the Transport NSW livery have arrived at CDC Foundry RD. These + a couple borrowed from Northmead will spring into action next Monday on the new 602 services.
do you know the fleet numbers ?
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby KBA » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:06 pm

Tim wrote:
doug c wrote:The first of many new buses in the Transport NSW livery have arrived at CDC Foundry RD. These + a couple borrowed from Northmead will spring into action next Monday on the new 602 services.
do you know the fleet numbers ?


Maybe I can help. Rego numbers are Mo6022, 23 & 24.
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Re: Private Operator Observations - March 2012

Postby doug c » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:15 pm

KBA wrote:
Tim wrote:do you know the fleet numbers ?


Maybe I can help. Rego numbers are Mo6022, 23 & 24.


+ 6028 as well as 6018/19 from NM, + one more, as I was told there would be 7 in service Monday morning for the media circus.
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