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Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2018

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:15 pm

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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2018

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:30 pm

Well, school is under way across the state, however no bus acquisitions to note. Quite a few different vehicles doing cruise ship tours, but no-one new. On the Tasmanian Bus & Coach Society front, the TBCS will be displaying coaches at the Tasmanian Truck Show in Carrick THIS SUNDAY 11th Feb, along with the Launceston Motor Show later in the month and the Devonport Motor Show on March 25. If you haven't checked out our vehicles, come along and say HI :mrgreen:
The Society hope to have other operators join us, for a wide variety of historic vehicles.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2018

Postby tasstockau » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:07 am

Hi

On Wednesday 7th Feb Hobart had 2 large cruise ships in port for the day.

Red Decker company was accordingly busy with all 6 fleet members noted in traffic in the vicinity of the Visitor centre around 1pm. Interesting that the standard timetable was being maintained but with 3 vehicles on each service meaning at one stage 4 deckers were double parked in lower Elizabeth Street together with the 2 others nearby awaiting space.

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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2018

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:50 pm

Coal River Coaches have a brand new Mercedes Benz O500 / Coach Concepts, whilst the new owners of Saintys (L'ton) have a new Zhong Tong full-size bus. Grand Touring are operating their luxury BLK President (ex Darwin) around Hobart on cruise ships and I believe it will be based here in Hobart in the future. No word on Metro's first TASMANIAN BUILT Bustech units, with delivery expected at the end of Feb/early Mar. Can only assume they are on schedule. And McDermott Coaches (Legana) have recently taken delivery of their second Volvo B11R / Coach Design.

The Tasmanian Bus & Coach Society's annual Enthusiast Tour is well under way, with final confirmations from operators expected within next few weeks. This year, the tour will inspect operators in the Huon, Cygnet, Channel & Margate region on day 1, with a visit to operators in Cambridge, Sorell, Copping and the Tasman Peninsula on day 2. TBCS annual tours are very popular and generally attract many visitors from the mainland along with the usual locals. Here's hoping the weather stays fine for the weekend.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JAN > JUN 2018

Postby burrumbus » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:07 pm

G'day Neil.Thanks for the report.
Can you tell us who the new owners of Saintys are and which Sainty business was involved??
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