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STA Observations - January to June 2018

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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby Tonymercury » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:18 pm

OKO wrote:
Swift wrote:I don't think it could make the round trip to Palm Beach from LaPerouse on a tank of gas.


They are good for 14 hours ish.


Which may be about how long it'd take!
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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby jpp42 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:18 pm

Couple more 85th anniversary buses seen yesterday:

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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby Stonesourscotty » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:31 pm

That L94 actually filled up although sadly was like a busways bus in Blacktown with at least 25 percent of the bus fare dodging
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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby Fleet Lists » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:47 pm

What L94?
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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby tonyp » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:09 pm

jpp42 wrote:Couple more 85th anniversary buses seen yesterday:

bus_2.jpg

What's that supposed to represent? It looks like something from Bolivia.
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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby jpp42 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:23 pm

tonyp wrote:
jpp42 wrote:Couple more 85th anniversary buses seen yesterday:

bus_2.jpg
(red and cream 2799)

What's that supposed to represent? It looks like something from Bolivia.


I'm not sure to be honest. I googled "STA red & cream" and all I got was this other thread from ATSB, where for some reason the images are broken: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=85281
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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby Daniel » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:33 pm

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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby boronia » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:20 pm

Tonymercury wrote:
OKO wrote:They are good for 14 hours ish.


Which may be about how long it'd take!

A couple of hours to get up The Spit hills each way.
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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby Mercedes3035 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:59 pm

1935 doors wouldn't shut this afternoon. Stuck in the middle of the road at the intersection of Lilyfield Road and Norton Street.

Driver missed a stop on the 444, stopped to let someone off in the road, doors wouldn't shut afterwards. Mechanic came and it got driven back to L depot.
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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby Stonesourscotty » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:14 pm

Fleet Lists wrote:What L94?


My photo of the L90 bus parked at La Perouse that was actually a L94,
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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby Jurassic_Joke » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:31 pm

Volvo CB60 B12BLEA artic 1719 (and a few others) is now at Willoughby, saw the accreditation just now on a 292, Wynyard. Wonder if we'll start seeing them on M40 (yes please!). Thats my local Metrobus and kind of sad that its seemingly the only (STA) one that has absolutely no variety in fleet used

(Unless ive missed something and 1719 been there for longer)
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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby boronia » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:58 pm

The lack of a centre door is very annoying, when you have become accustomed to 3 door versions.
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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby Swift » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:12 pm

tonyp wrote:
jpp42 wrote:Couple more 85th anniversary buses seen yesterday:

bus_2.jpg

What's that supposed to represent? It looks like something from Bolivia.

Looks like McVicars/ Bankstown Strathfield Bus Service. Fair enough too since they traversed common territory with the govvie buses and operated ex govvie buses too.
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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby boronia » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:28 pm

Daniel wrote:1935 to 1940
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https://www.sydneybusmuseum.info/1579

But I don't think single deckers were painted those colours back then.

Some photos I've seen, they were black and white.
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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby boronia » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:06 pm

Noticed some buses along Victoria Rd this morning with destination CITY-DRUITT ST. Do these terminate at the Sussex St stop?
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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby Frosty » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:10 pm

I know some Vic Rd citybound buses in the morning peak are timetable to terminate on Clarence St after Druitt St stop. Maybe they changed the destination boards on these buses instead of Clarence St.
Since I know in the afternoon peak heading citybound along Vic Rd a few buses terminate at Park St can’t remeber if the desto for those buses shows Park St or Town Hall.
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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby Jurassic_Joke » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:20 am

Frosty wrote:
Since I know in the afternoon peak heading citybound along Vic Rd a few buses terminate at Park St can’t remeber if the desto for those buses shows Park St or Town Hall.


Desto reads "Town Hall" in that case, and the last stop is Park St, in front of The Galleries.

City - Park St, I thiiiink I've seen on route 461 inbound towards the City that don't go on to The Domain. Depends on the bus type, I do remember there would be a discrepancy. If I remember correctly, Volvo B10 APG Orana would display it as City - Park Street, all other bus types display City - Hyde Park.
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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby Swift » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:11 am

Does this unusual (well it was a few years ago) terminus hark back to days gone by?
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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby swtt » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:39 am

Jurassic_Joke wrote:
Frosty wrote:
Since I know in the afternoon peak heading citybound along Vic Rd a few buses terminate at Park St can’t remeber if the desto for those buses shows Park St or Town Hall.


Desto reads "Town Hall" in that case, and the last stop is Park St, in front of The Galleries.

City - Park St, I thiiiink I've seen on route 461 inbound towards the City that don't go on to The Domain. Depends on the bus type, I do remember there would be a discrepancy. If I remember correctly, Volvo B10 APG Orana would display it as City - Park Street, all other bus types display City - Hyde Park.
Don't forget not long ago 461 read CITY Park St Domain :0

That was very confusing.

Now it is far better. Whilst that Metrobus Junction stop is still on Park St, technically that is now one of the Town Hall bus stands :)

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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby Mercedes3035 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:15 am

Over the last few days, I've noticed two different T buses have a desto that reads something like "Dest file..." with numbers and a code.
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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby boronia » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:15 am

swtt wrote: Don't forget not long ago 461 read CITY Park St Domain :0

That was very confusing.

Now it is far better. Whilst that Metrobus Junction stop is still on Park St, technically that is now one of the Town Hall bus stands :)

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Didn't most of the Art Gallery/Domain services terminate at Park St at night?
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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby swtt » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:57 am

boronia wrote:Didn't most of the Art Gallery/Domain services terminate at Park St at night?


Yep. The 461 used to terminate right outside Town Hall (instead of Park St) when George St was still available for use.
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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby Stonesourscotty » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:29 pm

At least one kingsgrove custom 24** bus is operating out of Tempe the past few days and the fleetlist on this site has 2279 at Tempe which is I think meant to be 2287?
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First Scania's Sold

Postby LB608 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:29 am

First Scania's Sold 3413 and 3416 to u/known buyers /2018
3425 Sell and Parker 1/2018 ( i guess the first of many)
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Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Postby burrumbus » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:13 pm

I suspect that many 13.5's will end up as scrap,as L608 suggested..The secondhand market for high km 25 year old high capacity buses would be very limited.
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