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Re: TV plates

Postby burrumbus » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:07 pm

Partly historical and partly a way to distinguish buses and coaches from general issue plates on other vehicles.The MO system has been operating from the early 1920'S.TV plates came later on as a way of distinguishing regular service and school buses(on Metropolitan m/o and country MO plates)from vehicles used on tourist vehicle services.It's a bit more blurred these days,with many tourist vehicles on general issue plates and some country school buses also on general issue plates.
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Re: TV plates

Postby LB608 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:18 am

TV9429 was issued this week to Transdev
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Re: TV plates

Postby boronia » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:50 am

In view of the current disinterest by RMS in uniformity, I wonder if they will simply do away with them altogether?
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Re: TV plates

Postby LB608 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:55 pm

TV9430 issued 20/10/2017
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Re: TV plates

Postby LB608 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:22 am

The following have been issued
TV6259 /2017 Marshall Moruya
TV6260 /2017 Marshall Moruya
TV9415 11/7/2017 Brighton Coach
TV9474 31/8/2017 KST
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Re: TV plates

Postby LB608 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:03 pm

The following have been issued
TV9510
TV9201
TV9378
TV6938
TV9088
TV9089
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Re: TV plates

Postby Fleet Lists » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:26 pm

For all TV 90xx in the fleet lists see http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/indb ... type=TV+90
The same thing can be done for any other high order two digits
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Re: TV plates

Postby stajourneyman » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:40 pm

Given that TV 9649 has recently been issued to Telfords, we are looking at no more than 350 plates being made before TV 9999 is reached.

Is there any word yet on what will happen at that point.??
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Re: TV plates

Postby burrumbus » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:20 pm

There stlll remain a lot of gaps between different series of TV plates issued at different registries.So it will still be while before a possible change.
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Re: TV plates

Postby LB608 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:39 pm

TV9683 issued 7/2/2018 to Moore's Tours on a M/B 0405 ex Busways
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Re: TV plates

Postby LB608 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:23 pm

Interesting Observation Sydney Ground Transport Mascot TV7303 Volvo FLH6 was rereg.TV9125 in 2017 and now again to TV9675 in a time frame of 6 months
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Re: TV plates

Postby LB608 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:59 pm

TV9347 13/10/2017 Deanes Transport Service Yutong
TV9402 /2017 Port Stephens Coaches MCA
TV9413 15/1/2018 Deanes Transport Service BCI
TV9545 28/2/2018 EBus Volvo B12
TV9616 28/2/2018 North Sydney Bus Charters Yutong
TV9651 31/1/2018 North Sydney Bus Charters Yutong
TV9664 9/3/2018 Southside Bus & Coach Scaina L113CRB
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Re: TV plates

Postby boronia » Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:38 pm

TV-9003 is an Audi station wagon.

Maybe a 4WD version accredited for off-road adventures?
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Re: TV plates

Postby Daniel » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:56 am

There have been reasonable numbers of “cars” on TV plates in recent months including Audi, Toyota, Lexus, Honda SUVs, even older Ford Fairlanes.
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Re: TV plates

Postby boronia » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:37 am

The rule used to be that TV plates required at least 9 seats, but at least 20 years ago exemption was granted to smaller vehicles accredited to operate specialist off-road activities.

Hire-car operators, who pay big money for their plates, were very vocal about small vehicles with TV plates (which cost nothing) impinging on their market. Of course a few HC operators have stretched limos (Hummers and the like) running TV plates in their fleets.
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Re: TV plates

Postby gld59 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:29 pm

boronia wrote:Hire-car operators, who pay big money for their plates

I had the idea point to point has ended that, with no new Hire Car-specific plates for about the last year or so? (and cars with those plates being booted from bus lanes in mid-2020).

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Re: TV plates

Postby boronia » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:55 pm

I don't know how p2p affects Hire Cars, but they have re-issued HC plates over the last couple of years with 4 digit numbers and HIRE CAR branding. Their numbers have been capped (like taxis are) for many years, with only a few released each year. I think they have only been available on lease for some time, not put on the open market. I have seen a couple of private cars recently with HC-nn and HC-nnn plates
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Re: TV plates

Postby 2112Y » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:58 pm

HC plates are no longer being issued since 18 December 2015 and no more new numbers have been issued. Please refer to the link for more information on HC reforms https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/media/documents/2017/point-to-point-hire-car-operators-faq.pdf

From 18 December 2015 RMS will not be issuing new ‘HC’ plates. If you have existing plates and they are damaged or stolen you can apply for replacement plates.
Geographic boundaries for booked services have been removed meaning hire cars can provide booked services anywhere in NSW


This results in owners requesting Custom white on black plates such as HC00 or HC00A from my plates website.
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Re: TV plates

Postby LB608 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:49 pm

TV9550 20/2/2018 Macquarie Educational Tours Cardiff Yutong
TV9323 25/1/2018 Brighton Coach Strathfield South Scania K310IB
TV9749 20/3/2018 Telfords 1008 M/B 0500RF-3
TV9750 20/3/2018 Telfords 4011 Scania K310IB
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TV9688 Audi 4M Station Wagon
9694 Toyota Prado 4WD
9695 Toyota Prado 4WD
9696 Audi A8 Sedan
9702 Toyota Tarago
9703 Mercedes Benz 251 R Class Station Wagon
9704 Audi Q7 Station Wagon
9710 Audi Q7 Station Wagon
9711 MAN ?
9717 Scania K420
9729 Audi Q7 4WD
9730 Audi Q7 Station Wagon
6756 Newcombe Coach Lines Iveco Eurorider
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Re: TV plates

Postby LB608 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:20 am

TV9342 (4 )Byron Easy Bus Byron Bay Hi ACE Commuter
TV9264 26/3/2018 Telfords Volvo B11R
TV9265 26/3/2018 Telfords Volvo B11
TV9269 27/3/2018 Telfords Volvo B11
TV9380 27/3/2018 Warrigal Charters MAN 24.410
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Re: TV plates

Postby Rick R » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:21 pm

Saw a Hire Car recently with an Uber sign in the back window. Having a bet both ways?
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Re: TV plates

Postby gld59 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:14 pm

Once they lose access to bus lanes in 2020 there'll be no difference anyway.

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Re: TV plates

Postby boronia » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:11 pm

Will cyclists also be banned from bus lanes at this time?
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Re: TV plates

Postby Ikarbus » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:48 pm

Rick R wrote:Saw a Hire Car recently with an Uber sign in the back window. Having a bet both ways?


Pretty common for HC cars to be used as Uber Blacks
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Re: TV plates

Postby gld59 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:21 pm

boronia wrote:Will cyclists also be banned from bus lanes at this time?

Not as far as I know. Booting the HC-plated hire cars just seems to be one of the ride-share consequences, as hire cars are now little more than ubers.

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