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CDC Victoria News 2018

Postby Mercedes » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:08 pm

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Re: CDC Victoria News 2018

Postby Thebusofdoom » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:36 am

CDC Melbourne (Oakleigh) has taken delivery of a new Scania K310UB (Volgren 'Optimus'). Numbered #147 it was spotted yesterday running rail replacement at Oakleigh.

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According to fleetlists Oakleigh is to receive another K310UB (numbered #146). Most of the other recent K310UB's and the K310IB Endura have been allocated to Geelong.
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Re: CDC Victoria News 2018

Postby GeelongBuses » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:24 pm

spotted CDC Geelong 155 a scania Volgren Endura on a school run
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Re: CDC Victoria News 2018

Postby Craig » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:25 am

CDC Ballarat #130 has transfered to CDC Oakleigh for the upgraded 601/630 timetables from this week, now operating as CDC Oakleigh #133.

Meanwhile, CDC Ballarat #140 is on loan to CDC Wyndham, still operating as #140.

This adds to the earlier reports of new delivery CDC Geelong #154 ending up at CDC Oakleigh as their #149.

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Re: CDC Victoria News 2018

Postby kadooment95 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:27 pm

CDC Oakleigh Denning/Cat single door #10 now at Wyndham Depot - spotted it while touring the depot today.
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Re: CDC Victoria News 2018

Postby maxy54 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:06 pm

kadooment95 wrote:CDC Oakleigh Denning/Cat single door #10 now at Wyndham Depot - spotted it while touring the depot today.


It has always been a Wyndham/Werribee bus since early 2015, It was only on loan to Oakleigh during December to assist with the Chadstone Staff shuttles.
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Re: CDC Victoria News 2018

Postby PaxInfo » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:46 am

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Re: CDC Victoria News 2018

Postby cal_t » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:24 pm

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Re: CDC Victoria News 2018

Postby krustyklo » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:38 pm

Unexpected~!

Not overly I would have thought.

"Go or grow" I suspect is alive and well as it makes it easier for the PTV / DoT to manage as well as greater leverage over a larger operator who has more to lose than a smaller one.

Look at the south east - one operator for all of the local-ish routes with another operator franchised to operate long distance routes.

Ditto the north east and the west with the minor exception of Panorama.

If anything, I'm surprised the north west has held out so long with multiple smaller operators.
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Re: CDC Victoria News 2018

Postby Leyland B21 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:10 pm

Ur referring to Ventura as the dominant operator here in the south east Krusty. Remember we have the smaller Pulitano family owned Cranbourne Transit too and i cant see them selling. Im well aware that offers have been put to them in the past.

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Re: CDC Victoria News 2018

Postby krustyklo » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:48 pm

Ur referring to Ventura as the dominant operator here in the south east Krusty. Remember we have the smaller Pulitano family owned Cranbourne Transit too and i cant see them selling. I'm well aware that offers have been put to them in the past.

True, I had forgotten about Pulitano. However, I wouldn't assume that if the price was right then they wouldn't sell. How is Northern Bus Lines going? :D Wikipedia also suggests they owned US Bus Lines as well - now part of Ventura.
Or is there some aspect of the Pulitano family holdings that explains the past sales whilst precluding future sales, especially if selling something in Victoria for a good price enabled future opportunities with better growth elsewhere, eg, with their Queensland operations?

Even so, it would be hard to argue against Ventura being the dominant operator in the east and south east.

The north has told the same story with a few hold out small operators such as Moonee Valley, although in the north east the most exotic we get is when a bus with East West branding runs the 518...
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Re: CDC Victoria News 2018

Postby Thebusofdoom » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:57 pm

CDC has ordered 50 new Euro 6 hybrid buses for it's Melbourne operations. They'll feature Volvo chassis with Volgren 'Optimus' bodies. The first will be delivered later this year.

https://www.busnews.com.au/industry-new ... -metro-cdc
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Re: CDC Victoria News 2018

Postby tonyp » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:09 pm

Thebusofdoom wrote:CDC has ordered 50 new Euro 6 hybrid buses for it's Melbourne operations. They'll feature Volvo chassis with Volgren 'Optimus' bodies. The first will be delivered later this year.

https://www.busnews.com.au/industry-new ... -metro-cdc

Latrobe Valley has ordered the same fully low-floor hybrid B5LH model. This is the first of theirs nearing completion:

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Re: CDC Victoria News 2018

Postby josh01 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:43 am

Inside looks like ventura 287
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Leased Mercedes

Postby kadooment95 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:36 pm

Hi all! At work today, I was told that CDC Oakleigh would be receiving a leased Mercedes of some sort. I can't see the demo Mercedes Citaro on the fleetlists anywhere(and I can't remember the rego) - maybe we're getting something newish to try out, or one of the O500LE's from Ballarat is being transferred?

Has anyone heard anything?
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Re: CDC Victoria News 2018

Postby Leyland B21 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:14 pm

Already reported in it's own thread
cal_t wrote:Strike coming up for all depots bar Tulla on coming Tues. No routes running.


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Re: CDC Victoria News 2018

Postby Mitch » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:29 am

kadooment95 wrote:Hi all! At work today, I was told that CDC Oakleigh would be receiving a leased Mercedes of some sort. I can't see the demo Mercedes Citaro on the fleetlists anywhere(and I can't remember the rego) - maybe we're getting something newish to try out, or one of the O500LE's from Ballarat is being transferred?

Has anyone heard anything?


Searching the VIN of the Citaro brings it up as registered in Victoria (1HD2YJ) and it has been since 2017 which is around the same time that it was withdrawn from the BT fleet. Whether it is still here or not is a different story.

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Re: CDC Victoria News 2018

Postby kadooment95 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:55 pm

Mitch wrote:
kadooment95 wrote:Hi all! At work today, I was told that CDC Oakleigh would be receiving a leased Mercedes of some sort. I can't see the demo Mercedes Citaro on the fleetlists anywhere(and I can't remember the rego) - maybe we're getting something newish to try out, or one of the O500LE's from Ballarat is being transferred?

Has anyone heard anything?


Searching the VIN of the Citaro brings it up as registered in Victoria (1HD2YJ) and it has been since 2017 which is around the same time that it was withdrawn from the BT fleet. Whether it is still here or not is a different story.

Cheers,
Mitch :lol:


Turns out its the Ex-CDC, Ex-Transdev, now CDC (again) Mercedes O500LE/BCI! Will now be Oakleigh #O136. :)
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