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Where to find 2021-2034 SG240 Auckland

Postby a350a380 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:39 pm

Hi All

I'm after getting one of these before they leave the fleet completely which I understand will be early next year.

Understand they operate peak only Mon to Fri in normal route service.

I understand route 255/258/267 group also 22X and 24X series as well as 881 have seen appearances throughout August and September.

I have had no luck in seeing one this month. Could anyone in know let me know where I'm going wrong or point me in the right direction.

Many Thanks
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Re: Where to find 2021-2034 SG240 Auckland

Postby LB608 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:53 pm

They are based at Wiri and Shore Depots
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Re: Where to find 2021-2034 SG240 Auckland

Postby a350a380 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:12 pm

LB608 wrote:They are based at Wiri and Shore Depots


I understand this but which particular routes or duties are they regulars on?
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Re: Where to find 2021-2034 SG240 Auckland

Postby stadt80 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:43 am

I can tell you that the Shore services operated by Articulated Buses are - Route 873X > Constellation Station to City Centre Express @ 6:45am and Route 839 > City Centre to Long Bay @ 5:05pm. They will continue to operate until the New North Shore Network is implemented in September 2018.
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Re: Where to find 2021-2034 SG240 Auckland

Postby LB608 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:53 am

2028 was on a school charter on tuesday at Mangere Pool
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Re: Where to find 2021-2034 SG240 Auckland

Postby a350a380 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:16 am

stadt80 wrote:I can tell you that the Shore services operated by Articulated Buses are - Route 873X > Constellation Station to City Centre Express @ 6:45am and Route 839 > City Centre to Long Bay @ 5:05pm. They will continue to operate until the New North Shore Network is implemented in September 2018.


Thanks this is very helpful. I caught a Wiri based one on a short route 267 from Dominion Road to city just after 8am. It was 2022. I shall check out the 5.05pm this evening.

Talking of similar for anyone interested browsing this thread, I will note the SL243s are very much still in service in Wellington too as well as ex Christchurch SL202 on Kapiti line rail replacements with NZCS.

Regards.
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Re: Where to find 2021-2034 SG240 Auckland

Postby dlboi » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:06 pm

I've seen them do 007 a few times, but it seems more random rather than set time. There seems been a fair bit of movement of old bus around the old network, i noticed a lot of old buses on 274/277 inbetween doubles this week, lot more old wiri buses being used. With the trollys retiring a decent number of buses have gone down to welly.

My guess is all the old buses will probably end up on shore (being the last to switch to the new network) Will be interesting to see what buses get put on central network next year
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Re: Where to find 2021-2034 SG240 Auckland

Postby Cordes Express » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:58 pm

One of the ex North Star artics has been doing the 007 Crosstown morning services this week.
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