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STA Observations - July to December 2018

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Re: STA Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Swift » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:33 am

^Not unless some cockamamie bus operation plans to buy 100+, which I don't see happening -never in this galaxy!
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Re: STA Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Daniel » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:33 am

I noted an Iveco driving down Crown Street in service on Saturday night with all indicator lights stuck on solid...
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Re: STA Observations - July to December 2018

Postby boronia » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:52 pm

Jurassic_Joke wrote:
Tonymercury wrote:How do you know its got anything to do with P?


I just find it a bit odd that almost anything new P gets thats not a Bustech just shortly gets moved to some other depot. Scania CB80's end of last year, originally at P, lasted a matter of months before getting moved to Leichardt and then a large number of B8's originally intended for P then got moved to Burwood

I mean i'm not complaining, i'm not from the P electorate, but I can see they definitely love their Bustechs in charge of things. Just like eg, Randwick is definitely not keen on their Iveco's as earlier mentioned in this thread

As long as they replace the "moved on" buses with more new ones, I won't complain about it. I prefer to ride in a new Optimus or CB80 over an NH any day.
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Re: STA Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Frosty » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:38 pm

I've seen recently on a few of P red metrobus units have had the large metrobus logo on passenger side removed. Is this in preparation to be transferred to W & be wrapped in 333 livery or simply P doesn't operate any metrobus routes.

Also saw a R Scania CB80 northbound along Doncaster Avenue in Kensington Not In Service I thought all buses were banned on Doncaster Avenue.
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Re: STA Observations - July to December 2018

Postby boronia » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:58 pm

Perhaps the restriction has been lifted as they can't turn right from Anzac into Abbotford or Allison
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Re: STA Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Rick R » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:21 am

mandonov wrote:I imagine B-Line has been a victim of its own success and that this is a ploy to spread the load a bit.
I gather Opal data has highlighted that B-Line is packed yet the Exx services are relatively under-utilised.

Without any large marketing campaigns, the L90 developed a kind of cult following over the years to the point where pax would wait for the next L90 'because it is faster'. They would even let an L88 go through and wait 15mins for the L90, so all inbound L88's were renumbered as L90's to spread the loads.

Whilst supervising inbound services I would encourage waiting pax to board fast services. Many would look at me as if I had two heads and some would try to argue with me...

Savvy pax are starting to catch the E54 now because it has the same stopping pattern at the B1.
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Re: STA Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Swift » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:47 am

Rick wrote:
Whilst supervising inbound services I would encourage waiting pax to board fast services. Many would look at me as if I had two heads and some would try to argue with me...

Savvy pax are starting to catch the E54 now because it has the same stopping pattern at the B1.

Set in their ways comes to mind in my limited anecdotal impressions of Northern Beaches pax. I heard of a lady who would steadfastly refuse to consider anything but paying in cash, despite being advised of cheaper and convenient options for her daily trip. She would get on and then fish for her money.
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Re: STA Observations - July to December 2018

Postby idontknow556 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:28 pm

Bus 1366 was involved in an accident with a garbage truck at Carlingford at about Midday.
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