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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:44 pm

I feel incredibly sorry for those traveling on Intercity service 7001 from Auckland to Wellington. Their bus arrived in Hamilton at 11:20am and the last I heard were 2 hours behind schedule :O The coach had broken down on platform D and was still there at 6:30pm tonight.

The coach is still there sitting on platform D more than 30 hours later. Must be something seriously wrong with the coach which is Ritchies 542.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby ka9102 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:53 pm

Leopard 59 ZQ4914 is now Tranzit 425 based at new plymouth.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Cordes Express » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:33 pm

Does anyone have photos or information about this Mercedes Benz O305 Partybus which poerated in Hamilton during 2006? It was originally 1477 in the Auckland Regional Authority fleet.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:43 pm

To mark route 8 Frankton in Hamilton becoming a 'Key route' with services now extended to run Sundays and public holidays. Go Bus provided free travel on this route today.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:35 pm

Went for a ride for the first time on one of Pavlovich's BCI 13.5m low floors. The bus was 231 and I was amazed with its build quality and power :)
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Cordes Express » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:23 pm

While out & about today, I stumbled across this Bedford SB3 which appears to be reasonably intact. It was Originally #39 with the Palmerston North City Council & Then #39 with Hamilton City Buses. It is seen in the Livery of Marton Coachlines where it was their #12 before the company was sold to Tranzit Coachlines & became their #369.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:21 pm

It's sister #42 was for sale on trademe sometime last year.

I've never really taken I liking to the NZMB Commuter ll bodywork with its awkward front styling. Looks like a tin box. :lol
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Cordes Express » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:17 pm

I agree, they have never been my favourite vehicle either...
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:08 am

Spotted Go Bus 34 outside Waterworld in Hamilton today. It still bares the orange 'please signal driver' sticker on the windscreen when operating urban services in Christchurch.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby ka9102 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:50 pm

murphy buses have just repainted an redbus or stagecoach SL202,can anyone confirm?
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby LB608 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:01 am

a x redbus & removed the Destination box
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Cordes Express » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:57 pm

LB608 wrote:a x redbus & removed the Destination box


They have quite a few Ex Redbus MAN SL202's...
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Mercman » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:12 pm

Kiwi Coach Charters sl 202,s to date are 1712,1714,1715,1739, and 657 i think (NH2687) in Leopard Colors ,someone maybe able to confirm
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:15 am

Ritchies Transport #228 has been spotted in full intercity livery. This coach was previously operating for Kirra Tours.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Thu May 24, 2012 7:46 am

Johnstons 543 MAN 12.220 has been seen on nakedbus services between Auckland and Palmerston North.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Sun May 27, 2012 2:00 pm

Go Bus 837 based in Hamilton is now in full Go Bus charter livery and is on daily school runs.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:21 am

Transit 1014 spotted in Hamilton today on the Auckland to Rotorua intercity service. It's one of the few coaches left still in the original intercity livery. The Javelin looks rather tired. Hopefully it will get a spruce up sooner or later.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Cordes Express » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:32 pm

I passed that on the motorway when I was heading to Pukekohe. i agree... I wonder if it will get sent to Magic bus when it gets repainted?
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:52 am

Turley Murphy 22 is now in Intercity livery. Interesting to see the back bumper has been painted black, probably a Murphy influence.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Bus_Nutter » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:49 pm

Vitalstatistix wrote:Go Bus 837 based in Hamilton is now in full Go Bus charter livery and is on daily school runs.

Hooray finally about time it was painted from the CBS livery now it will feel more at home.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby LB608 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:12 pm

Tranzit (317) GGJ179 is operating route 380 today still in all white,may also be another one.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby BUSPORN » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:26 pm

Saw this morning on my local route 15 Ruakura that Go Bus Hamilton Fairfax bodied MAN 10 TS7250 has now been re registered GKE410. :shock:
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby BUSPORN » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:06 am

Does anyone know the identity of the go bus Fairfax bodied MAN that caught fire in Peachgrove Road Hamilton yesterday ?. If not I will try to get to the frankton depot at the weekend to find out and hopefully get some photos. :cry:
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:20 am

BUSPORN wrote:Does anyone know the identity of the go bus Fairfax bodied MAN that caught fire in Peachgrove Road Hamilton yesterday ?. If not I will try to get to the frankton depot at the weekend to find out and hopefully get some photos. :cry:

Heres a link to a report and a photo.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/ne ... ear-school

Well from the photo its definatley not 73 and I hope its not my favorite 74 :(
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby BUSPORN » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:45 pm

Thanx Vital for link to report & photo. Saw 73 & 71 this morning,so its not them which leaves either 74 GKE410, or 72 UU6391. Have always been fond of these buses, sad to see one go like this :(
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