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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby yoda » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:15 pm

Bedford-29 wrote:Here is a better picture of 728 after the scumbag (graffiti) attack.Picture from the Tasmanian Police facebook.


Better picture? It's the same one :?
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Bedford-29 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:30 pm

Besides that any leads on the turds that damaged 728.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby yoda » Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:27 pm

Give 131 444 a call. I'm not a police officer.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Bedford-29 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:21 am

Sorry I asked no wonder I don`t come on here hardly anymore.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby boronia » Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:35 am

The Sydney Classic and Antique Truck (and Bus) Show
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:36 am

To keep those interested in the "loop". Roll-out of the second-hand buses at Metro is still slowly occurring. Spotted doing "testing" were #402 & #404, whilst the first artic (#731) is still yet to make an appearance in the "training" capacity. L94s ALREADY transferred to Burnie are #400, #401 & #403, whilst #631, #633 & #244 have returned to Hobart.

Northern correspondents report Merseylink (Devonport) have purchased 2 x ex Willunga Charter MAN/King Long and Tasmania's own Redline have a new BLK CityRider (rigid) enroute, destined for Smithton > Burnie route. Tassielink Transit have a new bus on order (has been since April) and Red Decker has a new Ankai on the way also.

In TBCS news, unfortunately the Society is still trying to secure undercover premises, which has stalled restoration on ALL vehicles. I personally thank MJL from Tasmania's own Redline for the continued storage of #52 (AEC/Denning) however, we can only stretch the friendship so far :( The proposed mini-tour of Incat this weekend has unfortunately been postponed, due in part to the major bus movement for the Point to Pinnacle fun-run on the same day, which meant the majority of members would be unavailable to attend. So, if anyone is interested in a great photo opportunity, it's estimated in excess of 60 buses will be used this year to transport runners from Mt Wellington. Just remember road closures, so you don't get stuck for hours :mrgreen:

Cruise Ship season is underway again, although due to works on Hobart's waterfront, access to vehicles is a bit limited at the moment, however the usual contenders have been spotted for the first couple of ships. Wynyard Bus Lines' Volvo/Highlander #20 (The Ghan) was one spotted on the first ship.

Hopefully that's covered everything happening down here in littl' old Tassie.

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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby burrumbus » Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:03 pm

Thanks Neil.I'd call Tassie fantastic !!!!
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby crayner » Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:27 pm

http://www.metrotas.com.au/communication/blog/2015/public-survey-results-available-for-hobart-network-review-2015/

Metro wrote:Some of the initiatives that form part of this review include:

  • Introduction of Turn Up and GO between Shoreline and Hobart that provides a high frequency services between 7am and 7pm, running every 10 minutes Monday to Friday and every 20-30 minutes on weekends.
  • Improved services to Brighton and Old Beach.
  • Revitalisation of direct services to the University of Tasmania from the eastern shore and northern suburbs.


Detailed survey results (.PDF, 1.6MB)
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:00 pm

Well the annual POINT to PINNACLE "Fun" Run has been conducted for another year. Over 3,000 entrants according to reports. Metro were the sole transport provider this year (normally O'Driscoll assist with 6-7 buses) Metro provided 62 buses for this year's event and below is a list of buses used (for those interested).
VOVIIs - 115, 147, 148, 150, 151, 152, 153, 166, 168, 169, 174, 176, 178, 179, 181, 182, 184, 185, 189, 190, 191, 192, 194, 195, 199.
Oranas - 15 (ex 626), 252, 253, 614, 617, 618, 622, 623, 624, 625, 634, 635, 637, 638, 640, 642, 644, 645, 647, 649, 650, 651, 652, 653, 654, 656, 657, 658, 659.
NCBC low-floor - 223 CB60 low-floor - 307, 325, 329, 334 CB80 low-floor - 337, 340, 343.
Photographs will appear shortly in TAS Photo Section
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:55 pm

Starting tomorrow (16th) there will be major diversions around Kangaroo Bay area with resealing works of Cambridge Rd between Clarence St & Bellerive Roundabout for a period of 2wks. Diversion for buses heading to areas like Camelot Park will still be via Eastlands & Gordons Hill Rd (as normal) but then once in Cambridge Rd buses will turn (R) into Bayfield St, (L) into Bligh St, across the Tasman Hwy intersection onto the NEW sealed / constructed roadway (Kangaroo Bay) to the NEW Alma St / Cambridge Rd light intersection. From there (and this is where it's strange) (R) into Cambridge Rd, (L) into York St (up past Bellerive Primary) (R) into Beach St then (L) back onto Clarence St. There is NO MAP of the inward route, so that could be confusing :lol: :lol: A LOT of talk from drivers questioned WHY the route doesn't travel ACROSS the new Alma St lights into Alma, then (R) into Beach :?: :?: Oh well, approved by those that "know" so thank god I don't travel there all next week :mrgreen:
http://www.metrotas.com.au/alerts/hobart-disruptions-on-cambridge-rd-rosny-park-from-monday-16th-november-2015/
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:10 am

Annual Tasmanian Bus & Coach Society Enthusiast Tour will be held over the weekend of April 16/17 2016. This is an early advise, to allow visiting "mainlanders" to organise flights / accommodation. Tour will centre on HOBART, so your accommodation will only need to be for Hobart for the period of the tour. Tour is in early stages of organisation, so details will be advised closer to the date: ie: visits/attractions. It WILL cover ALL major operators around Hobart + a couple of "different" organisations :shock: sure to interest the vast majority of participants. Unfortunately (as SOME will request) NO Sims :lol: :lol:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby 1whoknows » Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:13 pm

My flights are booked.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby wisbydriverB40 » Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:06 pm

Caught a glimpse today of a "new" ex skybus MAN artic in fresh colours, i didn't think that metro would keep the airflow roof on it :-) only one question and that is what is the big lumps on the rear trailer roof for?
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:58 pm

wisbydriverB40 wrote:Caught a glimpse today of a "new" ex skybus MAN artic in fresh colours, i didn't think that metro would keep the airflow roof on it :-) only one question and that is what is the big lumps on the rear trailer roof for?
AFAIK John, air intake
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby superbossgc » Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:06 am

Tasmanian fans. look out for TassieLink's new bus is due to be arrive by early January.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2015

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Fri Dec 25, 2015 4:32 pm

superbossgc wrote:Tasmanian fans. look out for TassieLink's new bus is due to be arrive by early January.
FINALLY :roll:
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