A QUESTION

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A QUESTION

Postby em tea tea » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:17 pm

Hello all,caught bus 628 home the other night.Noticed no back door.Is this a one of a kind or are there others the same?
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Re: A QUESTION

Postby yoda » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:26 pm

One of 4 Orana's all setup for "coach" work.
11 (ex Hobart Coaches was always single door)
10 (ex 643)
12 (ex 621)
628 (also has a towbar)

These are all destined for Burnie in the very near future (rumour was today :lol:)
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Re: A QUESTION

Postby Fleet Lists » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:20 pm

em tea tea wrote:Hello all,caught bus 628 home the other night.Noticed no back door.Is this a one of a kind or are there others the same?


Where?? This is a bit vague.
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Re: A QUESTION

Postby yoda » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:43 pm

Fleet Lists wrote:Where?? This is a bit vague.


Vague? Talking about the lack of rear door. Doesn't matter where it was travelling to.
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Re: A QUESTION

Postby em tea tea » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:48 pm

Sorry just meant in current fleet at Metro in Hobart.
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Re: A QUESTION

Postby Bedford-29 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:15 pm

Here is a picture of one the buses in question complete with yellow face.
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Re: A QUESTION

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:33 am

Hi em tea tea. In regard to your Q, the MAIN reason #628, #10 & #12 were converted to single door, was to increase seatring capacity, cause at that time, they were doing Hobart Coach work, and Metro were selling off the high capacity coaches that HAD been operating. #628 was basically a back-up Hobart Coach, whilst #10 (ex #643) replaced a 55 seater coach initially, so by removing the rear door, it increased it's seating capacity from 42 > 48. #10 also received better (more padding) seats, unlike #12 & #628. #11 was always a Hobart Coach, and as such was always a single door with 49 semi-coach seats. They were always allocated to Hobart, obviously because they were ex "Hobart Coach" vehicles (so to speak).
As yoda says though, ALL single door Oranas are being transferred to BURNIE (allegedly in the next couple of days). So keep your eyes open, as there may :?: be some strange numbered buses floating around Hobart shortly (or numbers we haven't seen for a while) :mrgreen: Cheers TBN
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Re: A QUESTION

Postby mr1991 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:32 pm

All single door Oranas are still in Hobart AFAIK :D

Well except #11
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Re: A QUESTION

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:50 pm

mr1991 wrote:All single door Oranas are still in Hobart AFAIK :D

Well except #11
Yeh I know. As the old saying goes: "it won't happen overnight, BUT it WILL happen" :lol: IMO, I reckon WHEN they go to Burnie,
#192 & #174 will go to Lonnie and #138 & #139 will come home to roost (or is that rust) :lol:
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Re: A QUESTION

Postby Z1-2110 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:55 pm

I went on #11 today. Seats are great, the change in transmission wasn't! Very jerky and clunky.
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Re: A QUESTION

Postby yoda » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:57 pm

Probably because it's been off the road for months!
Give it time for the computer to re-learn itself...
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Re: A QUESTION

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:43 pm

Z1-2110 wrote:I went on #11 today. Seats are great, the change in transmission wasn't! Very jerky and clunky.
Always been like that (well years anyway) Hopefully the mechanics in Burnie can fix it :roll:
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Re: A QUESTION

Postby Z1-2110 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:44 pm

I took a pic on my mobile, on the inside. Dunno how it turned out.
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