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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby Craig » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:21 pm

The Transdev fleet list now shows #141 as having entered service at Doncaster depot.

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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby JRBUS123 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:19 am

Just spotted this morning was newbie Gemilang bus #151 out in service on route 305. Rego is BS03LJ
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby BluDART » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:37 pm

Spotted new Gemilang bus 145 in service this morning on route 295 to The Pines, rego is BS03LD.
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby Heihachi_73 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:22 am

Yesterday's sightings at Ringwood: Gemilang 138 on the 901, a "square" Designline SmartBus on the 380, and Volgren 23 (I didn't see where it was going).
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby Craig » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:10 pm

The Transdev fleet list now shows #149 (BS03LH) (Scania K310UB, Gemilang) as active.

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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby krustyklo » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:13 pm

I've noticed some of the newer Transdev buses have been installed with the new Myki readers - 144 and 143 seem to be two.
Protip: Don't touch on or off holding your Myki's long edge horizontal - it risks getting caught under the moulding surrounding the screen... :oops:
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby BluDART » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:31 pm

krustyklo wrote:I've noticed some of the newer Transdev buses have been installed with the new Myki readers - 144 and 143 seem to be two.
Protip: Don't touch on or off holding your Myki's long edge horizontal - it risks getting caught under the moulding surrounding the screen... :oops:

Was on bus 149 the other day and noticed that in addition to the new readers, the bus had a new bus drivers console installed. A much more compact unit with a card slot on top and a separate small printer. Of the buttons; 3 were backlit green, although one changed everyone now and then between green and red. The drivers were still were still working out how to operate the new unit.
For example of new unit:https://railgallery.wongm.com/myki/F113_3307.jpg.html
Also whilst the new buses are yet to have PIDs fitted, the voice over announcements were working when on DART runs.
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby BluDART » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:32 pm

Bus 148 (Scania K310UB/Gemilang); rego BS03LG, has entered service. Was operating one of many 'Special' services from the City-Lonsdale St to Eltham for rail replacements.
Bus 153 has also entered service (did not see rego).
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby JRBUS123 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:41 pm

BluDART wrote:Bus 148 (Scania K310UB/Gemilang); rego BS03LG, has entered service. Was operating one of many 'Special' services from the City-Lonsdale St to Eltham for rail replacements.
Bus 153 has also entered service (did not see rego).


#153's rego is BS03LL (was spotted on 902 the other day and managed to catch it)
I can also confirm that bus #146 gemilang has started service so this also can be added to the PTV livery forum
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby Zenith3050 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:34 am

380139 in service, sighted running a route 901.
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby krustyklo » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:04 pm

Route 902 from at least Tuesday through to today has not been running the Greensborough to Templestowe part of the route via Eltham, but has instead run express along the 901 via Para and Main Rds, before resuming the route in Fitzsimons La. Transdev Twitter feed and the PTV app have both suggested passengers should use the trains or other services to get to Greensborough to join the route.

This is due to the rail line closure producing a large increase in traffic via Fitzsimons La, also backing back to Eltham and Lower Plenty in both directions along Main Rd. Not sure how much time will be saved given 901 and 293 services have also been delayed 30-40 minutes. Also a bit disappointing no alternatives have been provided, even if only run between Eltham and Greensborough. Unsurprisingly near empty route 902 buses have been arriving in Templestowe. Not complaining about getting a large choice of seats... :)
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby Craig » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:47 pm

The Transdev fleet list now shows #147 (BS03LF) online as well.

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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby Craig » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:58 pm

It has been updated again to show #144 (BS03LC) as active, previously mentioned by Krustyklo above, along with #150 (BS03LI)

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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby krustyklo » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:15 pm

Friday the route 902 was running as normal.

In the Diamond Valley Leader dated Wednesday March 21, page 4 has a paragraph mentioning a trial of an express bus service from Eltham station to Parliament Station during the 6 weeks of rail works. Buses depart Eltham station at 6.38am, 6.53am, 7.14am, 7.27am each weekday morning, along with a 7.04am departure from Eltham Lower Park.
Return buses depart Parliament at 5.01pm, 5.19pm, 5.40pm, 6.02pm and 6.17pm.
The PTV website also has an article at https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/live-travel-updates/article/hurstbridge-line-buses-replacing-trains-from-friday-16-march-to-sunday-29-april-2018/ including an update that:
"We have evaluated the first week of the trial service, and will introduce a new timetable next week to provide even more options for people in Eltham.
From Monday 26 March, express buses will now depart Lower Eltham Park to Parliament on weekdays (excluding school holidays) at 7.04am (arrving 8.04am), 7.45am (arriving 8.45am) and 8.30am (arriving 9.30am)."


It should be noted the above paragraph hints there may not be express buses during the holidays (not mentioned in the Leader article), and the brochure on the PTV page confirms this to be the case. There is also a survey on the above PTV page for people affected by the Hurstbridge line closure to have their say, for what it's worth...
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby Craig » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:28 pm

The new Gemilangs keep rolling into service - yesterday #159 (BS03LR) was on 246 while #160 (BLS03LS) was on 232. Meanwhile, #161 (BS03LT) has been added to the fleet list as active.

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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby krustyklo » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:39 pm

It should be noted the above paragraph hints there may not be express buses during the holidays (not mentioned in the Leader article), and the brochure on the PTV page confirms this to be the case. There is also a survey on the above PTV page for people affected by the Hurstbridge line closure to have their say, for what it's worth...

Transdev tweeted there will continue to be a limited number of express buses over the holidays with only a 6.38am and 6.53am from Eltham, and the 5.01pm from Parliament. https://twitter.com/Transdev_Melb/status/979198982881796096
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby Craig » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:00 pm

Short of an Easter miracle, some sad news for those who worship B10Ms

The Transdev fleet list is showing #23, #32 & #71 as withdrawn.

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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby JRBUS123 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:35 pm

Craig wrote:Short of an Easter miracle, some sad news for those who worship B10Ms

The Transdev fleet list is showing #23, #32 & #71 as withdrawn.

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Bit sad this has happened although they were getting quite old (the seats were starting to get a bit rough as well) in addition to no air cons. When I saw the myki equipment removed I thought they were going to do rail replacement duties before they retired and got scrapped.

In addition, this also means that bus #300 is the only high-floor left in the entire Transdev fleet.

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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby Craig » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:16 pm

Don't forget #006, the ever-trusty Toyota Coaster spare for the Manningham Mover (although it does have a wheelchair lift)

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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby Craig » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:28 pm

Two more Scania Gemilangs for Transdev out in traffic - #162 (BS03LV) was spotted on the Frankston Line during this weekend's occo, while #163 was noted out on 902 this afternoon.

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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby josh01 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:09 am

JRBUS123 wrote:
Craig wrote:Short of an Easter miracle, some sad news for those who worship B10Ms

The Transdev fleet list is showing #23, #32 & #71 as withdrawn.

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Bit sad this has happened although they were getting quite old (the seats were starting to get a bit rough as well) in addition to no air cons. When I saw the myki equipment removed I thought they were going to do rail replacement duties before they retired and got scrapped.

In addition, this also means that bus #300 is the only high-floor left in the entire Transdev fleet.

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What about 5160
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby maxy54 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:20 pm

josh01 wrote:
What about 5160


Withdrawn, as well
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby JRBUS123 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:26 pm

Hello

I've been noticing some of the first batch of gemilangs have been frequently running on various Doncaster depot routes (especially DART) over the past 2 weeks. Beginning to think that they are progressively being transferred back to Doncaster as the new batch begin to operate orbital services (I.e, #111 was on route 905 on Saturday and #116 was on route 281).

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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby josh01 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:20 pm

Anyone know if bus 11 ex grenda is still in service
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Postby scott » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:06 pm

Around about 4pm this afternoon, I saw 5160 and 323 on Maroondah Hwy, heading towards Mitcham, school runs perhaps?
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