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Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Postby a350a380 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:07 pm

There is only 1 MK2s still running and is based out of Fitzroy


I seem to remember someone saying they would be gone by the end of the year (2016). Well for those interested 298 has made it to 2017. Saw it in service on route 251 today. Took a ride up to Northland SC. The air conditioning was blowing ice cold (well one side anyway) rather this than a bubble bus or a cb30! Sounded great but left some small deposits of oil at Northland where it had been sitting for 10 mins.

I should imagine it will last a while longer yet, until either it fails majorly or new vehicles get delivered, whichever happens first. Anyone know if any new vehicles have been ordered?

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Re: Transdev Melbourne news January - July 2017

Postby The Tulla Flyer » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:13 am

Mk2 298 will be on the road all day today. 10am - 8pm.
Being a Saturday, it's a rare thing.
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Re: Transdev Melbourne news January - July 2017

Postby Get The Met » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:29 pm

Is anyway to find out what Route MAN mk II is running on a particular day? Realy want to get a few photos before it is taken out of service. I saw the above post too late. I assume 298 was again running on route 251?
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Re: Transdev Melbourne news January - July 2017

Postby MAN 16.242 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:37 pm

Get The Met wrote:Is anyway to find out what Route MAN mk II is running on a particular day? Realy want to get a few photos before it is taken out of service. I saw the above post too late. I assume 298 was again running on route 251?
Its not on same shift each day. Best way find is to wait at Queen St & Lonsdale in AM or PM peak.
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Re: Transdev Melbourne news January - July 2017

Postby The Tulla Flyer » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:47 pm

Get The Met wrote: I assume 298 was again running on route 251?


It was on 234, 236, 235, 250 and 251 today.
Some great photos were taken throughout the day. (Not by me) I'm told they should appear some time soon.
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Re: Transdev Melbourne news January - July 2017

Postby BroadGauge » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:38 pm

The Tulla Flyer wrote:Mk2 298 will be on the road all day today. 10am - 8pm.
Being a Saturday, it's a rare thing.

First time I've heard of a high floor being out on National routes on a weekend since around 2005! :shock:
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Re: Transdev Melbourne news January - July 2017

Postby MAN 16.242 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:38 pm

The Tulla Flyer wrote:
Get The Met wrote: I assume 298 was again running on route 251?


It was on 234, 236, 235, 250 and 251 today.
Some great photos were taken throughout the day. (Not by me) I'm told they should appear some time soon.

And here is couple shots from Saturday. More will be posted in photo section soon.

Old meets new at Clifton Hill. #298 The last SL200 in service meets newbie #125 Scania K310UB/Volgren
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Postby The Tulla Flyer » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:03 am

Image At Garden City
Image At Northland
Image At Vic Market


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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Postby Get The Met » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:16 am

Great photos. Wish 298 didn't have that vinyl wrap livery. Looks like I'll have to go hang out up Queen and Lonsdale and wait for it to come through during weekday peaks. Would the Fitzroy Transdev Depot be able to advise on what route MAN mk II 298 will run on?
Also I hear the other remaning Mk II's are now stored at Doncaster?
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Postby MAN 16.242 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:19 pm

Get The Met wrote:Great photos. Wish 298 didn't have that vinyl wrap livery. Looks like I'll have to go hang out up Queen and Lonsdale and wait for it to come through during weekday peaks. Would the Fitzroy Transdev Depot be able to advise on what route MAN mk II 298 will run on?
Also I hear the other remaning Mk II's are now stored at Doncaster?

283 only MK2 left at Doncaster(Withdrawn)the rest of withdrawn ones have been moved to Keysborough.
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Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Postby The Tulla Flyer » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:01 pm

Route 250
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298 out past midnight. Image
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Postby MAN 16.242 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:51 am

298 just doesn't die. Here is another couple photos of 298 adventures from Monday.
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Postby josh01 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:16 am

Transdev 8001 is currently at Volvo centre Rd depot Springvale
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Postby BluDART » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:15 pm

Sighted bus 924 departing Westfield Doncaster yesterday on a 279 to Box Hill missing the entire N/S rear corner/bumper body panel.
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Postby Heihachi_73 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:46 pm

I'm a bit late to the party, but lower case letters on a MK2 desto? I remember the B2 trams had small caps before they got the Hanover units, but I've never seen lower case on those.
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Postby Alstom 888M » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:19 am

It's exactly the same desto unit as the one used in the B2 originally.
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Postby busboy » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:55 pm

Don't believe the desto on 298, doesn't run out of Sunshine depot.
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Postby newbus959 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:27 pm

it may have just been borrowed for that day for some runs out of Sunshine.
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Postby Comeng64 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:50 pm

Spotted newbie #800 (Mercedes Benz O405NH/Volgren CR221L, ex. DarwinBus) at the back corner of the North Fitzroy depot, which backs onto Scotchmer Street.

Noticed that is it numbered as 380800 and says "Shuttle" on the desto.

Also noticed that 294 (in the foreground) has a fluoro yellow "Do Not Operate" tag over the dashboard.

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Transdev Melbourne #800 BS02OH (Mercedes Benz O405NH/Volgren CR221L) at North Fitzroy Depot. 294 in the foreground.
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Postby busboy » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:14 pm

newbus959 wrote:it may have just been borrowed for that day for some runs out of Sunshine.


Nah, driver likes to play with the desto.......
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Postby MAN 16.242 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:30 pm


MK2 298 full 232 run from Altona tp Queen Vic Market couple weeks ago
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Postby Heihachi_73 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:35 pm

busboy wrote:
newbus959 wrote:it may have just been borrowed for that day for some runs out of Sunshine.


Nah, driver likes to play with the desto.......

I wondered why there were two different 2s on the desto...
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Postby SandringhamBay » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:19 pm

Is the 922/923 being scrapped. How come
And if so will the 600 have a better frequency
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Postby Thebusofdoom » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:25 pm

Transdev was boasting on their Facebook page that they cleaned graffiti off 35 buses at their Sunshine depot on Sunday.

https://www.facebook.com/Transdev-Melbo ... 4669517466
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Postby burrumbus » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:35 pm

Only another 460 to go !!
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