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artic 706 preservation - longest serving??

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artic 706 preservation - longest serving??

Postby tasstockau » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:00 pm

Hi

As advised in the observations forum, PMC Articulated Volvo of 1985 is destined for preservation when withdrawn in the coming months.

I believe this would have to be one of the longest serving government buses in Australia.

Discounting those that might have passed from government ownership to private ownership and back again, or those converted to non passenger duties such as tyre buses or trainers, or municipal operators (for the sake of an argument perhaps BCC might be deemed government to keep the Queenslanders in the race??) how many challengers are there for a longer continuous serving government bus in Australia??

wont be many that have managed over 30 years - possibly over the war years somewhere?

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Re: artic 706 preservation - longest serving??

Postby Off The Rails » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:54 pm

Transperth had two Mercedes O305G's in service past 31 years - one ended up 33 years old (1979 - 2012).

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Re: artic 706 preservation - longest serving??

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:01 pm

Off The Rails wrote:Transperth had two Mercedes O305G's in service past 31 years - one ended up 33 years old (1979 - 2012).

Cheers! :wink:

We better hang #706 out for another 6mths then :lol: :lol: Let's re-phrase that then. The CURRENT longest operating bus still in service (Feb 1985 > )
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Re: artic 706 preservation - longest serving??

Postby tasstockau » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:29 pm

entry into service date with MTT was 29th April 1985.

705 entered service same day and 707 the day after.

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Re: artic 706 preservation - longest serving??

Postby Off The Rails » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:32 pm

That throws Transperth out of the water - our oldest is 28 years old.

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Re: artic 706 preservation - longest serving??

Postby Bedford-29 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:12 am

How about we just say its the longest bus with Metro and not Australia.
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Re: artic 706 preservation - longest serving??

Postby yoda » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:42 pm

Bedford-29 wrote:How about we just say its the longest bus with Metro and not Australia.


Because we already know that. Hence posing the question of other states.
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