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Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:37 am

Well, 2015 is upon us. There ARE new buses in the pipelines at different operators - Metro 11 x 2nd hand + 1 new, Phoenix 2 x 2nd hand, Redline 2 x new BLK ARTICS and there has been a new Yutong floating around Hobart we haven't been able to identify yet. As things occur, we'll let you know, likewise upcoming TBCS events.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby danielb » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:45 pm

Hang on a minute.... Metro are buying second hand buses!??? As in 2 or 3 years old or are we talking more run down older buses?
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Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby 1whoknows » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:21 am

They are reportedly getting the batch of Scanias from the Melb airport long term car park shuttle, once the replacements arrive.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby phoenix » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:23 am

1whoknows wrote:They are reportedly getting the batch of Scanias from the Melb airport long term car park shuttle, once the replacements arrive.


With the fleet commonality with the Scania's from Melbourne present at Metro, it would appear that these "reported" acquisitions would come as strategic on the part of Metro. However I would suspect that some conversion work would have to take place before they enter Metro service.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:27 pm

danielb - Melbourne long-term parking's FLEET, 9 x 2006 L94s + 2 x 2009 K230s. They are replacing with K280/Express, but until their NEW vehicles arrive, Metro's will be a while coming. (I believe April)

YES phoenix, from what Victorians enthusiasts tell me, the buses are only 29 seats, so the luggage racks will need to be removed and interiors refurbished before entering service. Refurbishment will be done by Metro themselves.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:53 pm

Spotted in Hobart over last few days has been SITA #211, a Volvo B7R/Autobus
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby stevegj52 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:04 pm

At last something with some class that's not a Bad Luck or the other Chinese makes that hang around down there. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby Bedford-29 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:21 pm

Ex fleet numbers of the Melbourne airport Scania L94s C41,C42,C43,C44,C45,C46,C47,C48,C49 and the two Scania K230UB C50 and C51.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby busrider » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:00 pm

http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/vic.php?search=MAT basically all the buses on this list...
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby 1whoknows » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:16 am

Work required on them will include replacement of luggage racks with additional seating and replacement or at least recovering of the existing seats which are truly threadbare. I'd have thought it would be logical for Volgren to do this then metro can do the customising stuff for ticket machines, desto etc. It will probably be a close run thing as to whether any have hit the road in time for the 2015 Tassie tour in April.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:19 pm

Metro #314 which has had an AOA for 7HO/FM for quite a few years, is now "bare" having the AOA removed. Remaining buses still in AOA include: 225 (L'ton) TigerBus - 303 Quadrant Super - 305 Quadrant Super - 306 Quadrant Super - 316 (L'ton) Tonic - 334 ICC World Cup. If I've missed any, yoda will correct me :lol:

Tasmania's Own Redline, have taken delivery of (2) BLK articulated buses that will operate between Mole Creek / Deloraine > Launceston (replaced (3) buses)
Buses were being housed at Panorama Coaches in Melbourne just after Xmas, where they were spotted / photographed by APOLLO who alerted moi :mrgreen:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby yoda » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:26 pm

Tas Bus Nut wrote:If I've missed any, yoda will correct me :lol:


Burnie - 631 (UTas)
Launceston - 171 (UTas), 309 (Victoria's cosmetics - unless removed), 316 (Tonic Bar)
Hobart - 230 (UTas), 303, 305, 306 (Quadrant), 315 (Give me 5 for Kids - although off the road at present), 334 (ICC World Cup).
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:44 pm

yoda wrote:Burnie - 631 (UTas)<br abp="646">Launceston - 171 (UTas), 309 (Victoria's cosmetics - unless removed), 316 (Tonic Bar)<br abp="647">Hobart - 230 (UTas), 303, 305, 306 (Quadrant), 315 (Give me 5 for Kids - although off the road at present), 334 (ICC World Cup).
There you go :roll: FORGOT all about 230 & 315 :oops:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby Z1-2110 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:04 am

Noticed yesterday Mr Sim's has a few new buses that I've never seen. Was told he has 5 new buses. Also the little Freighter bus was back at the Sprent Depot too late yesterday arvo.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:02 pm

Crawn Motors : ex Darwinbus low-floor

Phoenix : 2 x ex QLD (details to follow)

Tas Redline : 2 x NEW 2014 BLK artics

Millingtons (Bagdad) : 2006 Hyandai / CC

This are some that I know of in last month
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:08 am

TBCS NEWS: Sunday 18th Jan - Cresswell Coaches mini-tour. This is the postponed tour from Oct 2014 and will depart (AS USUAL) from HQ @ 11:45am. We will visit Cresswell's West Hobart Depot which will house MOST of their fleet. Unfortunately (for us) there is a cruise ship in tomorrow, so #2 MB/Starliner & #3 MB/Volgren will be operating on there. For those that haven't seen our "new" premises, it will give you the chance to see where we've moved to and the room we have, along with progress on #747 - #200 & #134. Return time will be approx. 3pm
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby yoda » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:18 pm

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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:04 pm

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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby MAD DENNING » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:46 pm

The TRC BENDY BUSES are now in service
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:00 pm

TBCS NEWS :
Sun 22nd Feb - Maintenance Day @ HQ from 10am
Sat 28th Feb - Cleaning Transport Museum buses from 9.30am @ TTMS
Sun 1st March - Shannons Car & Bike Show. 134, 200, 504 & TTMS 601 attending.
Sun 8th Mar - Maintenance Day @ HQ from 10am
Sat 28th Mar - Invite to display old photos @ Bracknell (industry/driver re-union)
Sun 29th Mar - Maintenance Day @ HQ from 10am
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby 999 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:27 am

Some ex Metro buses observed at Valleyfield Road, Sorell yesterday which you may not be aware of.

- the back end only of an artic
- VOV1 withdrawn pre yellow fronts
- VOV1 painted and appeared to have been converted to camper.

No registrations.

Thought this may be of interest if you weren't aware.

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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:45 pm

999 wrote:Some ex Metro buses observed at Valleyfield Road, Sorell yesterday which you may not be aware of.

- the back end only of an artic
- VOV1 withdrawn pre yellow fronts
- VOV1 painted and appeared to have been converted to camper.

No registrations.

Thought this may be of interest if you weren't aware.

Cheers H
Thanks 999, wasn't aware of any of these, although the artic may :?: :?: be ex 704 (Belbins)
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby danielb » Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:02 am

Did they chop 704 up?
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby yoda » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:24 am

Trailer of 710, mk1's from Brighton. (141, 137, 132 etc)
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2015

Postby yoda » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:21 pm

A big few days ahead for the Tasmanian Bus and Coach Society.

Sunday 10-3 we will be on show at the Shannons Car Show, Charles Hand Memorial Park (Rosny hill opposite Eastlands). We will have 134, 200, 504 and the Tasmanian Transport Museum's 601 on show.

Monday will have us on show again to celebrate the 60th birthday of Metro Tasmania in front of the Springfield depot from 11-2. This will be a smaller vehicle display consisting of the 'current' 340 and the 'past' 249, along with a photo and memorabilia display.
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