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Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:49 am

Bit slow starting this post, but here it is nonetheless. All interest is on Melbourne with the BusVic Bus Show & Conference, so maybe something NEW may filter through to Tassie in upcoming weeks. Apparently, the NEW Melbourne Airport Parking buses are starting to arrive, so Metro's 2nd hand buses will enter the state in future weeks :shock: Metro's Network Review is underway, public input is invited via Metro website. http://www.metrotas.com.au/alerts/hobar ... rtunities/
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:15 pm

Latest word is Metro are acquiring 5x ex Skybus M.A.N./King Longs in August :shock: . Be interesting to see if it comes to fruition :shock:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby yoda » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:39 pm

If you were at work, you'd know it is happening :P
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:57 am

I know this is a bit late advising, but those interested in STEAM TRACTION engines, there is a "extravaganza" being held at Tasmanian Transport Museum THIS SUNDAY 19th. 5 steam powered engines, with commemorate the 1st journey (150yrs ago) then travel from Bellerive to the Museum, taking about 3hrs :shock: LOTS of chances for photos enroute, and steam TRAINS are operating at the museum on the day. More information: http://www.railtasmania.com/ttms/roadrun.php
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Bedford-29 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:23 am

That will interesting as Skybus has 4 type of MAN buses with King Long body the 18.310,18.280,28.310 and the 28.360.But what happen to the secondhand Scania that Metro was to get.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:06 pm

Chris, the 310hp M.A.Ns are the ARTICS, the 280hp is rigid. 2009 models, with 1 x 2010. The Scania rigids are STILL coming, just slowly. NOW Melb Airport Parking AND Skybus are taking delivery of new buses, we'll start taking delivery of ours.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby yoda » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:50 pm

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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby yoda » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:22 pm

First of the ex Skybus artics is here, first of the ex Melbourne Long Term Airport car park is well on its way to hitting the road as MET400.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby AEC Regal » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:53 pm

Finally reviving the old Hino No. series at last!!
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Bedford-29 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:09 am

I hope they keep the ex Skybus artics in there red livery at least it be a change from boring yellow and white. :mrgreen:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:59 pm

Tasmanian Bus & Coach Society NEWS update: The annual AGM for the TBCS will be held this Sunday (30th Aug) @ Brighton Hotel. In order to VOTE, members MUST be financial for the 2015/16 year. Best of luck to all the nominees. Mark Dunsby has kindly put together a selection of photos from the TBCS Annual tours since 2010. This will be played on the big screen, whilst the group partakes in an enjoyable counter lunch.

As President, I'd like to thank everyone associated with the Society over the previous year for their assistance, generosity and commitment. Especially the Tasmanian OPERATORS whom endure our presence, year after year :mrgreen: I look forward to seeing as many members as possible on Sunday, and thank you to those that have made their apologies.

The TBCS RAFFLE that members have been selling tickets over recent months, will be drawn on Sunday and results will be published in the Mercury newspaper, as well as TBCS Member email/newsletter. If you haven't renewed for the year, Sunday is the cut-off, from then on, you will be assumed as not renewing, and deleted from emails, events, member social media.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:55 pm

Well the TBCS elections have been run & won. Congratulations to the incoming committee. Other announcements are that Metro TAS have donated the oldest STILL operating Govt bus (706 Volvo B10M/PMC) into preservation with the Society. We cannot save everything, but it's great that Metro see the potential the Society have to preserve our transport history in this state. Next step. . . . ACCOMMODATION for our "fleet" :roll: Any millionaires out there with empty sheds :?: :?: :mrgreen:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Bedford-29 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:09 pm

There is a 21 million dollar lotto draw on the 5th September you could always try that Neil that`ll be enough to buy a decent shed. :mrgreen:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby AEC Regal » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:39 am

Congratulations on the donation of 706! That will be two artics (one private) under the TBCS banner now, is that correct?

I sympathise with your struggle to establish a permanent home. At least you are not restricted to rail served sites like one of my groups!
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:38 pm

AEC Regal wrote:Congratulations on the donation of 706! That will be two artics (one private) under the TBCS banner now, is that correct?

I sympathise with your struggle to establish a permanent home. At least you are not restricted to rail served sites like one of my groups!

Thanks AEC Regal. Yes, that is correct, 706 and 747 (the 1st artic in TAS, NOT counting the demo) Never say never, and never give up. Maybe one day SOON :?:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby 999 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:37 am

Pictured in TasPol Facebook post today is an ex-Metro VOVI at the TFS training centre. Will endeavour to identify at the next opportunity.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby 999 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:19 am

Didn't notice that the TFS had supplied pics as well on facey..... But MET 138 is the bus they will use for training.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:17 am

999 wrote:Pictured in TasPol Facebook post today is an ex-Metro VOVI at the TFS training centre. Will endeavour to identify at the next opportunity.

999 wrote:Didn't notice that the TFS had supplied pics as well on facey..... But MET 138 is the bus they will use for training.
Donated by Metro some months ago now. ex 707 is at Police Academy.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby VolvoDriver » Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:20 am

TassieLink #17 and #18 (MAN 18.310 CB60 Mk IIs) are living in Hobart (#17 in Geeveston) for the moment. Heard rumours #35 and #36 Scanias may go up north if they stay down here. #36 is currently living in Launceston.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:05 pm

Coal River Coaches Mitsubishi Rosa (used on Hobart Hopper) has received AOA for Salamanca Market.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby trainiac » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:31 am

Spotted 401 heading north through Mangalore at 6.50 this morning.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby crayner » Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:07 pm

Tasmania Police wrote:Police are investigating the graffiti of a Metro bus at the Lauderdale service yard in the early hours of this morning.
The offenders are believed to have gained entry by cutting a wire fence.
Unusually, they've used domestic paint rollers.
Anyone with information should call 131 441.


https://goo.gl/photos/FiysyLc3vpuYnJuq8
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:33 pm

LOW-LIFE SCUM :evil: :evil:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Z1-2110 » Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:45 pm

I'll try to get pics of 400 and 401 in Burnie, if i can... Been very slack and occupied with other issues lately
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Bedford-29 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:59 pm

Here is a better picture of 728 after the scumbag (graffiti) attack.Picture from the Tasmanian Police facebook.
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