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Volvo B5RELH in TfNSW livery

Postby Fleet Lists » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:43 pm

I have received this email which someone may be able to answer

Volvo B5RELH Bustech VST - Do you know of any that have operated or served as a trial bus for one of the TfNSW bus operators in the day of the Waratah logo? I\'m trying to track down the history of the hybrid bus that the ACT is supposed to be trialling, based off contract details and a glimpse of the bus at the depot
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Re: Volvo B5RELH in TfNSW livery

Postby Fleet Lists » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:35 pm

It could relate to
Operator Various operators & demonstrators
Registration CH72QB
Chassis Type Volvo B5RLEH
Chassis No YV3T8R928FA171565
Body Manufacturer Bustech "VSTH"
Body No 15/150
Body Date 9/15
Status To Be Delivered
Seating Codes B43DW
Notes First reg 4/4/16; Volvo Bus Australia demonstrator, built to STA specifications.
Livery Transport NSW
Date Last Change 20/12/2016
Reason for last Change Changes as listed

It is believed it may have operated with Forest Coach Lines.
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Re: Volvo B5RELH in TfNSW livery

Postby Daniel » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:57 pm

It was signwritten for Forest but never operated. The registration has now expired and the bus was last noted stored at Volvo Chullora. The sister unit was trialed in NZ and then Victoria where it is now also stored. Both vehicles are painted in TfNSW livery and are wrapped as Volvo hybrid promotional vehicles.

The Canberra electric trial is also believed to be using a fully electric Carbridge Toros (BYD chassis and Gemilang body).

More info about the trial here: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-new ... xvh0v.html
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Re: Volvo B5RELH in TfNSW livery

Postby tonyp » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:26 pm

Daniel wrote:The Canberra electric trial is believed to be using a fully electric Carbridge Toro (BYD chassis and Gemilang body).

I hope passengers are being advised to bring their abseiling gear if they want to use the high-floor.
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Re: Volvo B5RELH in TfNSW livery

Postby tonyp » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:33 pm

Perhaps this is the same bus - seen today with Kennedys Nowra (809 Kangaroo Valley route) with Victorian rego:

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Edit: also this -

https://www.facebook.com/pg/volvohybrid ... e_internal

Latrobe Valley may have been its last deployment?
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Re: Volvo B5RELH in TfNSW livery

Postby Fleet Lists » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:16 pm

It has VIN YV3T8R921FA171326 which does not show up in our fleet lists.
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Re: Volvo B5RELH in TfNSW livery

Postby Daniel » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:48 pm

This unit was in NZ from late 2015 to mid 2016. Then with Latrobe Valley from late 2016 to mid 2017. It has most recently been in storage.
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