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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby Fleet Lists » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:21 am

Or 3/6 with Newcastle and Sydney Ferries already gone?
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby boronia » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:51 am

Or 3/7, if you include WSB, although wasn't there originally.
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby Frosty » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:30 pm

Noticed something quite interesting 1351 O405 CNG broke down on the middle of Barker St on the hill . Not a great spot to breakdown in very precarious spot. Wouldn’t be surprised it broke down after stalling up the hill. Even the old Scania 14.5m Buses would go up there without much struggle.
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby Swift » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:44 pm

An 0500LE-CNG I rode up there recently struggled even more than the 0405NH-CNGs I rode up that hill. After seeing them struggle there, I have changed my mind on the idea of having a Voith in those things. No way!!
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby eBlog42 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:19 pm

City bound B-Line

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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby Mercedes3035 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:27 pm

I noticed that the other week when I was traveling on 2870. Glitch maybe or just lazy programming?
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby ay7744 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:47 am

I am pretty sure that is because there is a set down and pick up stop at Neutral Bay Jn and also they should fix the "all stops" announcement on the B-Line because as I noticed it confused a few people.

A few B-Line buses have free wifi onboard, I know 2880 is one of them. Any ideas why they didn't advertise this on the bus?
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby J_Busworth » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:29 pm

ay7744 wrote:
A few B-Line buses have free wifi onboard, I know 2880 is one of them. Any ideas why they didn't advertise this on the bus?


So people aren't disappointed/annoyed when it inevitably breaks down in a few weeks time? But it honestly does seem odd that they haven't advertised the wifi/USB ports as much as they could have.
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby Swift » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:12 pm

I wonder how many have had gum shoved into them so far? This is how the ingrates think, even though they stand to benefit from the usb ports themselves. I don't see too many hooligans without a smartphone. :roll:
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby Stonesourscotty » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:19 pm

4906 on the 418 with Burwood legals yet I saw it at Tempe depot on Wednesday morning with tempe legals
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby Swift » Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:52 pm

Saw 1696 on a 395 on Saturday.
First time I have seen one of these hotrods stray from the Anzac Pde trunks.
Also noticed them displacing 14.5s on L94s of late.
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby boronia » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:54 pm

Continuing on the earlier theme of partial timetables at bus stops, I noticed this one outside Broadway Shopping Centre
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby stajourneyman » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:05 pm

Apparently some odd bods sighted on the Northern Beaches today, including a gas Merc from W and a bendy from P doing F runs due to staff shortages.
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby Swift » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:38 am

stajourneyman wrote:Apparently some odd bods sighted on the Northern Beaches today, including a gas Merc from W and a bendy from P doing F runs due to staff shortages.

Was the Merc an NH or LE?
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby Daniel » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:07 am

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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:08 am

Fleet Lists wrote:Or 3/6 with Newcastle and Sydney Ferries already gone?

boronia wrote:
Swift wrote:I'm pretty sure the STA will make it to their 30 year anniversary 1989 -2019.

Maybe only 3/4 of it?
Of course most of it will - until AFTER March 2019 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: )

stajourneyman wrote:Apparently some odd bods sighted on the Northern Beaches today, including a gas Merc from W and a bendy from P doing F runs due to staff shortages.
P& F = what depot please. (You do know it makes it impossible to search using just the one letter code for depots? - What, their is a P & an F code for STA depots?)

Swift wrote:Was the Merc an NH or LE?
NH & LE mean ? please?
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby Swift » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:48 am

P: Port Botany W: Waverley F: Mona Vale.
NH: Mercedes 0405NH gas bus LE: Mercedes 0500LE gas bus.
What a sight seeing Volgren bendys (TNSW livery I presume) and an NH up that way, esp seeing as we have ex F bendies doing the southern beaches now.
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:12 am

This B-Line bus (obviously taken from Adelaide's Bee line route) is meant to be an EXPRESS?? But the other "slower" &/or "all stops" were overtaking them!
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby stajourneyman » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:42 am

Word is that if a B-line shift has to be covered by somebody not trained on the deckers, they operate with a rigid or a bendy, using L90 as the route desto, but make the additional B line stops.

This is apparently because the non deckers don't have B line destos loaded at this point.
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby boronia » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:36 am

Newcastle Flyer wrote: P & F = what depot please. (You do know it makes it impossible to search using just the one letter code for depots? - What, their is a P & an F code for STA depots?)

Swift wrote:Was the Merc an NH or LE?
NH & LE mean ? please?


Surprising that someone with almost 14 years membership and 4000+ posts is not yet aware of STA depot codes and bus model designations :roll:

But perhaps the fleet lists could show these codes in the depot listing menus?
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby boronia » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:14 pm

stajourneyman wrote:Apparently some odd bods sighted on the Northern Beaches today, including a gas Merc from W and a bendy from P doing F runs due to staff shortages.


1317 on L90 and 2331 on 199
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby Tonymercury » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:30 pm

boronia wrote: and 2331 on 199


With the passengers trying to work out where the extra door came from?
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby Stu » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:15 pm

Staff shortage up North for Christmas Day was the reason for other depots to pitch in. Brookvale depot only has a handful of drivers that have been trained on the DD and they were most probably off on Christmas Day as well.
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby Fleet Lists » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:28 pm

Newcastle Flyer wrote:This B-Line bus (obviously taken from Adelaide's Bee line route) is meant to be an EXPRESS?? But the other "slower" &/or "all stops" were overtaking them!
Nothing to do with Adelaide Bee Line.
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Re: STA Observations - December 2017

Postby boronia » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:29 pm

Tonymercury wrote:
boronia wrote: and 2331 on 199


With the passengers trying to work out where the extra door came from?

Better than being on an m10 or 39x and being annoyed that the extra door has gone. :oops:
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