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Transdev Melbourne News 2020

Postby JRBUS123 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:33 am

Happy new year and welcome to 2020. Thought I jump in and create the Transdev thread for this year.

Out of the 100 buses ordered for Transdev Melbourne, 14 new buses are still yet to be delivered (apparently they will all be out by July 2020).

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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2020

Postby JRBUS123 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:29 pm

A lot of the 100 new buses being ordered have been transferred from North Fitzroy runs to operate route 903's (the early Gemilang batch). They definitely are smartbuses as I have seen photos of them having Smartbus equipment installed.

A lot of the Ex-Melbourne Bus Link buses have also been operating Fitzroy runs 234-237 (I'm not talking about the MBL buses that had already been transferred to North Fitzroy). Didn't think that was usual unless Sunshine depot operate these routes now as well
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2020

Postby MAN 16.242 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:59 pm

JRBUS123 wrote:A lot of the 100 new buses being ordered have been transferred from North Fitzroy runs to operate route 903's (the early Gemilang batch). They definitely are smartbuses as I have seen photos of them having Smartbus equipment installed.

A lot of the Ex-Melbourne Bus Link buses have also been operating Fitzroy runs 234-237 (I'm not talking about the MBL buses that had already been transferred to North Fitzroy). Didn't think that was usual unless Sunshine depot operate these routes now as well

They have not been transferred to 903 as such but cause Fitzroy has so many they ended up on 903 most days.
Also since late last year 234/5/6/7 is shared with Sunshine Depot
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2020

Postby JRBUS123 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:32 pm

PTV have advised temporary closures on Lonsdale Street causing buses to divert and finish at much earlier stops (basically they are not operating on Lonsdale). This is due to power upgrade works that are taking place. Started this week and Scheduled to end on 16th February

PTV wrote:Lonsdale Street Bus Routes: Temporary bus stop closures from Monday 13 January to Sunday 16 February 2020
Added: 6 January 2020 12:41 PM


Due to Citipower power upgrade works, Bus Routes 200, 207, 250, 251, 302, 303, 304, 305, 309, 318, 350, 905, 906, 907 and 908 will not operate down Lonsdale Street in the CBD from first service Monday 13 January to last service Sunday 16 February.


During this time, Route 200, 207, 250, 251, 302, 303, 304, 305, 309, 318, 350 buses will terminate near the corner of Exhibition Street and Lonsdale Street.

Route 905, 906, 907 and 908 buses will terminate near the corner of Spring Street and Lonsdale Street.

Passengers can walk to Bourke Street to connect with tram services that run adjacent to the regular bus routes.

Link to article: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/disruptions/disruptions-information/article/lonsdale-street-bus-routes-temporary-bus-stop-closures-from-monday-13-january-to-sunday-16-february-2020


I understand the reason to do it now since it’s during the summer holidays, but I don’t understand why it will be like this for a month or so. How come so long?
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