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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby Buzztop » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:39 pm

Ok thanks, that's why people are wondering if it'll fit under that bridge. I'm sure I've seen them turn from Dudley into Spencer st though?
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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby hungho95 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:01 pm

Skybus has taken a second delivery of the double decker. Fleet number 102. Does anyone know if these are the extended ones as they have 2 stairs on the inside?
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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby superbossgc » Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:01 pm

yes it have 2 stairs in it, our CDi only one stair same as adelaide CDi too.
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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby hungho95 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:51 am

are these the normal length ones or the extended version?
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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby Craig » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:41 pm

Buzztop wrote:Ok thanks, that's why people are wondering if it'll fit under that bridge. I'm sure I've seen them turn from Dudley into Spencer st though?


Inbound they generally take Footscray Rd and outbound they generally take Spencer St, avoiding the right turns into or out of Dudley St - however on occasion they will take they opposite route depending on traffic conditions.

Dudley St rail bridge is signposted for a 4.3m clearance, hence the particular interest. Apparently this made the coverage on Nine News, but alas doesn't seem to be posted online.

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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby OLYMPIAN » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:37 pm

The bridge is 4.3m at Dudley st, the Volgren optimus decker is 4390mm, so it won't fit. Also, the model wasn't launch when they were looking for the decker, thats explain why they went with Bustech instead of Volgren
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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby system improver » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:47 pm

hungho95 wrote:are these the normal length ones or the extended version?

It would appear to be 12.5m, what's the other one?
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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby Buzztop » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:37 pm

OLYMPIAN wrote:The bridge is 4.3m at Dudley st, the Volgren optimus decker is 4390mm, so it won't fit. Also, the model wasn't launch when they were looking for the decker, thats explain why they went with Bustech instead of Volgren

Really? 90 mm is only the width of my hand. Our buses say 3.4 and we're not supposed to go under 3.4 metre bridges, but it can be done... (Ringwood Station comes to mind. Which means the person with the tape measure has erred on the side of caution, understandably...
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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby Daniel » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:22 pm

OLYMPIAN wrote:Also, the model wasn't launch when they were looking for the decker, thats explain why they went with Bustech instead of Volgren

That doesn't explain anything.
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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby hungho95 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:43 pm

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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby hungho95 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:49 pm

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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby Craig » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:16 pm

The link above includes the news item from Channel 9 from a few weeks ago. The video includes footage of the bus going under the Dudley St Bridge.

Interestingly the story states they are hoping to have eight in service by the end of the year (I'd had only heard 4 or 5 from other sources), and ultimately run the entire service with deckers.

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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby SurfsideGC » Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:07 pm

2 more Cummins ISL Bustech CDi's coming through the production line due in a couple weeks
They both have 2 sets of stairs
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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby 712M » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:52 pm

What are SkyBus going to do with the artics presently used on the service? Selling?
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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby venturatiger » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:40 pm

Some of the Artics are being sold to Metro in Tasmania

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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby hungho95 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:41 pm

venturatiger wrote:Some of the Artics are being sold to Metro in Tasmania

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Have they been sold to Metro and sent over yet or are they still in melbourne?
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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby superbossgc » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:32 pm

4th CDi is finished & being delivering today, it will be in service on thursday night or Friday morning.
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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby superbossgc » Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:46 pm

2 more 5th and 6th are finally complete this afternoon and expecting to go down today!, it will be arrive melbourne tomorrow.
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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby Craig » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:51 am

superbossgc wrote:2 more 5th and 6th are finally complete this afternoon and expecting to go down today!, it will be arrive melbourne tomorrow.


Just in time for the Christmas Eve crowds at the airport!

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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby tranzitjim » Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:19 pm

How many double deckers in total do they seek to purchase?
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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby superbossgc » Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:56 pm

tranzitjim wrote:How many double deckers in total do they seek to purchase?


8, 5 buses already delivered.

6th is delayed to early January 2016.
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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby Tim Williams » Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:11 am

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Fleet number 106 is in service today - a friend of mine, John Lemar photographed it at T4 Tullamarine. But I am a little confused about the staircase situation with these Skybus CDI's - are all buses now twin staircase??
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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby superbossgc » Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:06 pm

Tim, yes all of 5 buses have twin staircase.
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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby Tim Williams » Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:30 pm

Thanks!!!
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Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Postby tranzitjim » Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:43 pm

So, after this, will Skybus only have these double deckers in their fleet?
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