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Re: STA Observations - July to December 2018

Postby idontknow556 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:36 pm

1668 has been repainted into TNSW livery.
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Re: STA Observations - July to December 2018

Postby marcnut1996 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:12 pm

^Isn't 1668 Transit Systems?
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Re: STA Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Fleet Lists » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:42 pm

Yes - hence post moved.
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Re: STA Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Jurassic_Joke » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:38 am

Fleet Lists wrote:Yes - hence post moved.

better yet, the death of Metrobus thread? That one was a Metrobus prototype, and the first of its kind (Volvo Custom bodied arctic) to be repainted in tfnsw livery.

By removing the Metrobus livery, it not only sets a stronger mandate for the bus to appear on non Metrobus route, but also vaguely points to ideas of the brand dying.

Curious to see the repainted bus.
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Stonesourscotty » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:47 am

M/o1551 on the m30 last night with a display that was half set to prepay only and part to nga zoo via eway m30
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby sunnyyan » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:35 am

^Saw another bus like that on M10. The destos seem to be a bit dodgy on the Euro3 B12BLEs.

^^ Images of 1668 at https://www.instagram.com/pe88lz/
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby swtt » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:17 am

sunnyyan wrote:^Saw another bus like that on M10. The destos seem to be a bit dodgy on the Euro3 B12BLEs.

^^ Images of 1668 at https://www.instagram.com/pe88lz/
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Re: STA Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Campbelltown busboy » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:36 am

Jurassic_Joke wrote:better yet, the death of Metrobus thread? That one was a Metrobus prototype, and the first of its kind (Volvo Custom bodied arctic) to be repainted in tfnsw livery.

By removing the Metrobus livery, it not only sets a stronger mandate for the bus to appear on non Metrobus route, but also vaguely points to ideas of the brand dying.

Curious to see the repainted bus.
Wasn’t 1668 in the batch of B12BLEA CB60s ordered by the STA to replace the northern beaches based O305G fleet so it would have been transferred to Port Botany before becoming a metrobus prototype
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Re: STA Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Jurassic_Joke » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:32 pm

Campbelltown busboy wrote:
Jurassic_Joke wrote:better yet, the death of Metrobus thread? That one was a Metrobus prototype, and the first of its kind (Volvo Custom bodied arctic) to be repainted in tfnsw livery.

By removing the Metrobus livery, it not only sets a stronger mandate for the bus to appear on non Metrobus route, but also vaguely points to ideas of the brand dying.

Curious to see the repainted bus.
Wasn’t 1668 in the batch of B12BLEA CB60s ordered by the STA to replace the northern beaches based O305G fleet so it would have been transferred to Port Botany before becoming a metrobus prototype



Nah it’s this. https://showbus.com/A/Asta1668.JPG . Now imagine that in TfNSW livery - I do want to see it!
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby sunnyyan » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:12 pm

Sorry, I didn't realise the account was private.

Try this one https://www.instagram.com/p/Bm3ZI7SAvfs ... IjrHlby80/
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby hornetfig » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:49 pm

eww "eyes" should not be sky blue.
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby marcnut1996 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:43 pm

The Transit Systems logo is white instead of green like other TfNSW liveried Region 6 buses. I wonder why that is so? Also I have noticed that the picture shows Y run plate at the front. Perhaps Transit Systems doesn't care about run plates and they just leave them as they are?
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby BanksfielderIdiot823 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:07 pm

marcnut1996 wrote:The Transit Systems logo is white instead of green like other TfNSW liveried Region 6 buses. I wonder why that is so? Also I have noticed that the picture shows Y run plate at the front. Perhaps Transit Systems doesn't care about run plates and they just leave them as they are?


About the logo, maybe a new thing from TSA since this same thing happened to an ex-Metrolink Bustech VST in Region 3 that got slapped with the TfNSW livery not too long ago and it also received the white TSA logo. I think that was 1267.
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Daniel » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:19 am

Both R3 1267 and R6 1668 have been repainted by Wales at Smithfield is probably the explanation.
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby kypros1992 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:18 am

From the CDC FB page
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Jurassic_Joke » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:32 am

kypros1992 wrote:From the CDC FB page
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According to Fleetlists, these are more Volvo B7 Optimus - pity they haven't jumped on board the B8 hype train. Unfortunately CDC also adopted the dark tinted windows finally - the existing Optimus fleet is one of the few 'modern' buses to have left this out and have fully transparent windows.

On the other hand, exciting to see Transdev is getting B8 Bustechs - thats what im looking forward to the most here
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby stajourneyman » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:25 am

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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby mandonov » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:03 pm

Only about a month left to get the other half in time..
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby idontknow556 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:55 am

How many buses are expected to be withdrawn from Transdev once the new buses are cascaded into normal service from Station Link?
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Fleet Lists » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:11 am

Probably about the same number as the the number of new buses they get from Station Link. But as usual they will not do it at one time but a gradual process over some months.
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby idontknow556 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:09 am

So that means all the B10Ms, Hinos and some 0405s will be withdrawn. I am assuming that they will retain some of the older buses for charter services/school services.
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Fleet Lists » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:49 am

That is a matter on which you just have to wait and see.
Looking through the fleet list there are quite a few buses going back to 1993 and earlier (especially at Mount Kuringai) which must all be running on borrowed time waiting be replaced as they will all be 25 years old and older by the end of this year. That also includes quite a few MAN buses which you do not list.
I remember doing a similar exercise a few years ago and guess what. They withdrew some buses which we had not expected.
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:27 pm

Newcastle Flyer wrote:And they've also asked about the white buses that have seat beats, are passengers allowed to stand if there are no seats available?
boronia wrote:Are the buses licenced to carry standing passengers? Should be a sign at the rear. If so, seat belts would be irrelevant.

I'm not sure, as I haven't had the time to look, but if passengers are allowed to stand on buses with seatbelts, doesn't that defeat the purpose of seatbelts?
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby LB608 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:42 am

Jurassic_Joke wrote:
kypros1992 wrote:From the CDC FB page
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On the other hand, exciting to see Transdev is getting B8 Bustechs - thats what im looking forward to the most here

m/o6867 CDC is a volvo B8
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby gilberations » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:57 am

Should we start a seperate “StationLink/RailBus observation thread?”

If at the very least for the metro conversion periods?
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