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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:58 pm
by Vitalstatistix
Dalroy Express have what appears to be a new MAN 15.280 on their New Plymouth - Auckland service. Does anyone have any further details?

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:00 pm
by Vitalstatistix
Walked outside my house to this morning to get the bus and spotted a horrible collision between a Go Bus MAN 16.223 after it had collided front on with a truck at the Avalon bypass roundabout near Rifle Range Rd. The front had been completely dented in. :shock:

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:57 pm
by Vitalstatistix
Does anyone know the fate of Pavlovich's Irizar's?

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:30 pm
by kaiwhara
Running around still, looks like Charters. Black with no titles.

Vitalstatistix wrote:Does anyone know the fate of Pavlovich's Irizar's?

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:13 am
by walky
Three of Pav's Irizars have been painted into their Scenic Tours Livery. With the fourth still in black and white atm.

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:19 am
by stadt80
Look out for Irizar #142 sporting a new black & bronze livery for Pavlovich

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:48 am
by flyer682
Seen in Tauranga is ex Redbus 014 or 015. Still in red livery, but with Tui Coachlines signwork. Seems to be based at Baylines depot.

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:37 am
by Vitalstatistix
flyer682 wrote:Seen in Tauranga is ex Redbus 014 or 015. Still in red livery, but with Tui Coachlines signwork. Seems to be based at Baylines depot.

Bayline has owed TUI coachlines for a while now and still uses their livery.

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:30 pm
by Vitalstatistix
Go Bus 182 MAN 16.223 is in a revised AOA for classic hits. Much of the red and white has been replaced by purple and silver. It features the 'Bunting and Justine in the Morning Show'.

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:47 pm
by ka9102
brand new gobus desginline MAN spotted,painted in gobay colour,no fleet number assigned yet.

2011 MAN 16.240

rego:GBT918

VIN: 7ABA800825AD01482

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:54 pm
by ka9102
flyer682 wrote:Seen in Tauranga is ex Redbus 014 or 015. Still in red livery, but with Tui Coachlines signwork. Seems to be based at Baylines depot.



lol,redbus have finally sold these vintages,I last saw 015 on a commercial run to darfield.

these two MAN coaches are automatic....

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:33 am
by flyer682
Only 014 is automatic. I think that is the one I saw in Tauranga.

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:35 am
by walky
These two coaches saw service with Scenic Coachlines for a while.

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:47 pm
by walky
Former ARA SL200 #1620 for sale on trademe, http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/buses/u ... 917381.htm

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:00 pm
by Vitalstatistix
JCL 1242 has been spotted running nakedbus services throughout the past week.

Also Go Bus 180 has a revised AOA for ZM.

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:17 am
by Vitalstatistix
A golden age in bus advertising has how ended in Hamilton. Advertising now covers the windows and is no longer painted on, but wrapped.

Latest
Go Bus 180 for ZM radio 'morning crew'
Go Bus 169 for Waikato University
Sorry about the quality, photo was taken with ipod thingy.

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:34 pm
by Vitalstatistix
Go Bus 81 has been painted into green Go Bus urban livery. It was one of the oldest buses to still retain an AOA since 1999.2000? for Newstalk ZB and later for Radio Sport.

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:43 pm
by Vitalstatistix
Go Bus 835 Optare Excel on an afternoon school run for HGHS. Note the rear set of lights have been replaced.

Go Bus 835 Optare Excel
Image

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:42 am
by Vitalstatistix
Go Bus 415 was in place of 80 on 23 Raglan services.

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:24 pm
by Vitalstatistix
Spotted Tranzit 1032 in Hamilton today. A B10M which looks as if its been freshly painted into the new InterCity livery. Also spotted 542 and 1076 heading to Rotorua and Auckland respectively.

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:43 pm
by Vitalstatistix
From tomorrow (Monday 8th) 3 of the 4 direct services in Hamilton won't be running. They have been discontinued and being absorbed into their respective full service routes. The 01 Pukete, 02 Silverdale and 03 Dinsdale will have extra peak services added.

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:59 pm
by LB608
5 700series from Auckland have gone to Wellington in the last week

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:13 pm
by Vitalstatistix
Many changes are now underway on the public transport scene in Hamilton.

The 08 Frankton has become the first route between the city and the suburbs to get a 20 minute service throughout weekdays, an increase from a 30 minute service. It has also been designated a key route becoming the 13th route to now operate Sunday and public holiday services.

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:59 pm
by Vitalstatistix
An Orbiter usually on the 21 to Huntly.

Pavlovich Coachlines 244 BCI PK6120/Factory
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:00 pm
by stadt80
Probably because their was an Orange Pavlovich MAN 17.223 and three Orbiter tag axles parked up on Quay Street, Auckland this morning. Either for Rail or Big Day Out back ups.