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Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2018

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Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2018

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:28 am

Well the second 1/2 of the year is upon us and the withdrawals have commenced for Metro for the new Bustech XDi arrivals.
Those noted include: ex HC10, ex HC12 & 628 all retired from Burnie, replaced by 630, 631, 636. 801 > 803 replace 630, 631 & 636 in Hobart.
Additional retirements include: 162 for 804, 115 for 805 and 166 for 806, although 806 is yet to be delivered.

Johnsons Coaches Spreyton have a new BCI midi for their newly acquired Savage River service and Pennicott Wilderness Tours have purchased a brand new Bonluck full-size coach, replacing their Csepel/Autobus. But the big news was the operation of hybrid buses by McDermott Coaches on the Cradle Mountain shuttle service. Later in the year, Red Decker Co will operate their "all-weather / all-year round" service to Mt Wellington with a new specially built BCI low-floor. Stay tuned.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2018

Postby burrumbus » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:38 am

Thanks for the update Neil.
Nice to see Johnson get a permanent gig.
Was the Savage River contract previously operated by Crawns ??
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2018

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:28 am

burrumbus wrote:Thanks for the update Neil.
Nice to see Johnson get a permanent gig.
Was the Savage River contract previously operated by Crawns ??
Enjoy your day.

YES burrumbus. Crawn's had operated the Savage River contract for quite a few years.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2018

Postby 999 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:18 pm

Ex Metro 628, 10, 178, 166, and possibly the driver training bus at Manheim for auction 28/8/18
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2018

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:13 am

999 wrote:Ex Metro 628, 10, 178, 166, and possibly the driver training bus at Manheim for auction 28/8/18

Correct. The training bus is 142. Last auction, Pennicott's Csepel and HC12 both went to O'Driscoll.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2018

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:40 am

Interesting to note, ALL Metro buses located at Manheim Auctions were SOLD last Tuesday. Most were inknown buyers and their fate uncertain, however ex HC/Metro #10 has joined O'Driscoll Coaches as #31, joining ex HC/Metro #12 (#35) and Pennicott's Csepel (#36). Both 10/12 are on the road, whilst the Csepel still awaiting inspection.
ex Metro #628 has gone to Buses R Us, whilst unknown whom bought 143, 166 and 178
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