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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby stadt80 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:53 pm

Ritchies Buses on loan to Howick & Eastern -

#186 - Mitsubishi Fuso
#192 - Mitsubishi Fuso
#316 - Isuzu JCR ( ex BTL )
#317 - Isuzu JCR ( ex BTL )
#499 - Hino Blue Ribbon

All of 1988 vintage! *except for #499 which is an 1989 model!
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby stadt80 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:28 pm

Mana ADL #176 was transferred to H&E over the weekend as Mana #114 will not be mobile for another two weeks. It was used on an MOE School run from Clevedon to Howick College today.
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby stadt80 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:36 pm

An interesting observation today...it appears that Tranzit have won the tender to operate the AUT Shuttle services as a Tranzit branded MAN MCV was spotted heading north on the Southern Motorway displaying the signage "AUT Northern Campus including a route number - A1? ". The previous operator ABC Passenger services ceased operation late last year and had all of their fleet ( Japanese imported Buses ) advertised for sale on Trade Me.
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby Mercman » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:02 pm

Metalman Takanini have a Waka Pacific 500 ready to be mulched ,don't know which number.
Does anyone know which Waka Bendys are parked up at Metalman in East Tamaki :?:
Another Era is ending :cry:
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby Cordes Express » Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:02 pm

stadt80 wrote:An interesting observation today...it appears that Tranzit have won the tender to operate the AUT Shuttle services as a Tranzit branded MAN MCV was spotted heading north on the Southern Motorway displaying the signage "AUT Northern Campus including a route number - A1? ". The previous operator ABC Passenger services ceased operation late last year and had all of their fleet ( Japanese imported Buses ) advertised for sale on Trade Me.


They also have a BCI operating on the AUT service. All white, with the AUT logos on it.
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby ka9102 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:21 pm

Mercman wrote:Metalman Takanini have a Waka Pacific 500 ready to be mulched ,don't know which number.
Does anyone know which Waka Bendys are parked up at Metalman in East Tamaki :?:
Another Era is ending :cry:



512 or 520

the bendy parked at metalman is 2007.#2020 is a parts donor at wiri..

i believe NZbus no longer scrap retired buses unless they are broken(blown engines,collisions,etc)
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby ka9102 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:22 pm

4322,4323 are the new city link buses,4006,4007? are being repainted in metrolink.

4014 is now a metrolink bus
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby stadt80 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:08 pm

Birkenhead Transport have sold their first MAN 11.190 - Fleet #21 ( With a Manual Gearbox! ) to Gubbs Coachlines of Warkworth.
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby mike6 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:04 pm

Are all the old bendies gone?
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby Mercman » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:08 am

Latest ADL Waka Pacific 4331 Rego HGH 758
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby stadt80 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:32 pm

Waka Pacific 500 series - #506 / #514 & #519 have been painted into Valley Flyer colours and will be transferred to Runcimans.

Retired Bendy #2010 is to be saved from Metalman and donated to MOTAT.....
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby Mercman » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:21 am

That is good news they are saving a bendy.
Especially after MOTAT management turned down Nissan Scorpion 1202 to the Bus collection.
There are two Bendys at Metalman East Tamaki not sure what numbers
From what i could see was possibly 2010 & 2017 :?:
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby stadt80 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:09 am

Yes, 2010 is currently at Metalman. It is going to be swapped with 2020.
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby Mercman » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:44 am

The two Bendys at Metalman East Tamaki are 2009 & 2017.
So does that mean 2020 will go to Motat instead of 2010 :?:
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby stadt80 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:04 am

No, 2010 is still in running condition and apparently stored at Takanini Metalman so will be driven to MOTAT. 2020 has been used for parts and will have to be towed to Metalman from Wiri Depot.
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby Mercman » Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:29 pm

There are a few Bendys Parked at Metalman Takanini
I suspect 2012 is one of them :?:
2010 is supporting bait of body damage at the top right front by the desto sign
hope it gets tidied up
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby Mercman » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:35 pm

Mana ADL 176 was returned back to the South last Friday :D
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby ka9102 » Tue May 20, 2014 5:27 pm

2100s at swanson are being repainted into metrolink blue,to-date,4 of them have been repainted---2130,2136,2128,21**
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby ka9102 » Tue May 20, 2014 5:30 pm

H&E 164 is now in service,birkenhead's newest MANs (21,25) were spotted in service today,#44 has been sold to gubbs of warkworth.
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby Mercman » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:26 am

H&E new batch of 15 Scania K320,s are starting to roll out along with 15 ADL,s
Scanias 248,249,250,251,252 are now in service.
ADL's in service are 161,162,163,164,165,166,167,168,169,170 are all in service.
171,172, were delivered on Friday
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby stadt80 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:52 am

Have any Buses have been decommissioned?. I take it all the loan Buses from Ritchies have gone??
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby Mercman » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:52 pm

Hi There,

Yes all Ritchies Buses have gone
Bus 25 & 30 will be sold first so far.
173 was delivered on Friday
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby stadt80 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:25 am

12 X 1800 series Nissan Scorpion Buses remain in service with NZBus.

10 are in Metrolink branding - 1801/2/5/6/7/8/9/11/12 & 13

2 in Go West branding - 1858 & 1866
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby Mercman » Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:53 pm

Waka Pacific Latest ADL 4354
Does anyone know where the next batch of ADL's have gone too ?
How many 500,s are left ?

And is there still anyone left out there on NZ Discussion?
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Postby stadt80 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:08 am

I think everybody has moved to the many Facebook Bus pages & groups that have recently emerged.

4354 is the last ADL of the order. It was to be 380 in total but I believe that the remainder of the order has been cancelled.
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