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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:49 am

Sptted a recent addition to the Bayline fleet today in Hamilton. Bayline #563 which was ex SBL Pacific Tourways? A Volvo B12R with PMC bodywork.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:26 pm

Tranzit 542 has been spotted on Intercity services recently without its Great Sights titles applied.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:18 pm

Go Bus 415 has been spotted running Raglan duties for the past couple of days in place of 80.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby kaiwhara » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:57 pm

This is mainly aimed at Vitalstatistix although anyone who does know is welcome to reply.

Weekdays, is there a list available of which buses operate on what route in Hamilton, particularly on the Go Bus Routes, and if so, could it be provided please?

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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:57 pm

kaiwhara wrote:This is mainly aimed at Vitalstatistix although anyone who does know is welcome to reply.

Weekdays, is there a list available of which buses operate on what route in Hamilton, particularly on the Go Bus Routes, and if so, could it be provided please?

Thanks in advance.


This is the basic layout of what Go Bus operates where on a typical weekday.

1 Pukete (diesel)
2 Silverdale (older CNG buses)
3 Dinsdale (diesel)
4 Flagstaff (older CNG buses)
5 Chartwell (half CNG half diesel)
6 Mahoe (diesel)
7 Glenview (diesel)
8 Frankton (diesel)
9 Nawton (diesel)
10 Hillcrest (diesel)
11 Fairfield (new CNG buses)
12 Fitzroy (new CNG buses)
13 University (new CNG buses)
14 Claudlands (half CNG half diesel)
15 Ruakura (older CNG buses)
16 Rototuna (new CNG buses)
17 Ham East/Uni (diesel)
18 Te Rapa (diesel)
26 Templeview (diesel)
30 Northerner (usually diesel)
RD Rototuna Direct (half CNG half diesel)

Hope this helps, If you're looking for more detail feel free to ask. :)
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby kaiwhara » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:21 pm

Yep, more detail please!

I am of the understanding that Go Bus usually allocate specific buses to specific runs. If this is still the case, then great, I would love to know what they are. If not, id be keen to know the types that are seen (CNG 12.223, standard 12.223, 11.190 etc) so I can try and visualise what they use where.

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kaiwhara wrote:This is mainly aimed at Vitalstatistix although anyone who does know is welcome to reply.

Weekdays, is there a list available of which buses operate on what route in Hamilton, particularly on the Go Bus Routes, and if so, could it be provided please?

Thanks in advance.


This is the basic layout of what Go Bus operates where on a typical weekday.

1 Pukete (diesel)
2 Silverdale (older CNG buses)
3 Dinsdale (diesel)
4 Flagstaff (older CNG buses)
5 Chartwell (half CNG half diesel)
6 Mahoe (diesel)
7 Glenview (diesel)
8 Frankton (diesel)
9 Nawton (diesel)
10 Hillcrest (diesel)
11 Fairfield (new CNG buses)
12 Fitzroy (new CNG buses)
13 University (new CNG buses)
14 Claudlands (half CNG half diesel)
15 Ruakura (older CNG buses)
16 Rototuna (new CNG buses)
17 Ham East/Uni (diesel)
18 Te Rapa (diesel)
26 Templeview (diesel)
30 Northerner (usually diesel)
RD Rototuna Direct (half CNG half diesel)

Hope this helps, If you're looking for more detail feel free to ask. :)
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:07 pm

kaiwhara wrote:Yep, more detail please!

I am of the understanding that Go Bus usually allocate specific buses to specific runs. If this is still the case, then great, I would love to know what they are. If not, id be keen to know the types that are seen (CNG 12.223, standard 12.223, 11.190 etc) so I can try and visualise what they use where.

Ta :-)


Yes this is partly the case now. The majority of buses used to be allocated to a specific route, but many of the diesels now work on a weekly rotation between several different routes.
The following is to the best of my knowledge.

Go Bus 35, 70 It's getting hard to see these ones especially 70. Usually only operating route 15 these days
Go Bus 71 - 74 best chance for these 11.190's are on route 15. Otherwise can be seen operating route 05/14 split or route 02 (peak only).
Go Bus 78 - route 10
Go Bus 79 - route 16 or RD
Go Bus 81 - 85 Route 02, 04, 05/14 split and 15
Go Bus 86 - route 02
Go Bus 87 - route 04
Go bus 88 - not seen much of these days, when out usually on route 02 or 04
Go Bus 151 - route 30
Go Bus 161 - 168 operate route 11, 12. They also operate on morning and afternoon peak runs on various routes and replace some of the older CNG's in between these times. These howlers are restricted to certain routes due to noise levels.
Go Bus 169 and 170 - These longer wheelbase CNG's operate on route 13
Go Bus 171 - Hamilton's most awesomeness of buses operates route 10
Go Bus 175 - 177 These longer wheelbase MAN 16.223's generally rotate between routes 01. 03, 06, 07, 08 and 18
Go Bus 179 - 180 These are the newest buses in the Go Bus urban fleet having been delivered around mid 2008. They float around various routes.
Go Bus 181 - 185 Again these 16.223's float around various diesel routes
Go Bus 186 - 193 These MAN 12.223's again float rotate between the various diesel routes.
Go Bus 194 generally operates route 01
Go Bus 195 generally operates route 17. It also flies over to Tauranga from time to time.
Go Bus 196 generally route 09
Go Bus 197 rotates around the various diesel routes.
Go Bus 198 and 199 - same as 197.

Hope this helps somewhat.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:59 pm

Sadly Go Bus 196 has lost its mightly black, red and yellow Waikato livery. It now has the bog standard Go Bus urban green livery. :(
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Cordes Express » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:22 pm

Vitalstatistix wrote:Sadly Go Bus 196 has lost its mightly black, red and yellow Waikato livery. It now has the bog standard Go Bus urban green livery. :(



Why.... It was an Icon all of its own.... I just wish it had worn the Waikato Chiefs logos like the Coach that Gobus have for the team...
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby LB608 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:21 pm

There are two x Go Bus ,buses in a yard on the corner of Awa St. & Mangere Road Otahuhu (noted last tuesday )
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Cordes Express » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:42 pm

It looks they are ex Te Puke Hino's....
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Cordes Express » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:07 pm

Hi there boys & girls.... This Tranzit (Pacific Tourways) coach is being used this week to take my Kids on Camp from Hunua School to Ruapehu.

TraNZit Coachlines 1074 Pacific Tourways SCANIA K420EB6X2 EJE470.JPG
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:49 am

Cordes Express wrote:Hi there boys & girls.... This Tranzit (Pacific Tourways) coach is being used this week to take my Kids on Camp from Hunua School to Ruapehu.

TraNZit Coachlines 1074 Pacific Tourways SCANIA K420EB6X2 EJE470.JPG

Lucky, one school camp year we travelled on one of Murphy's Ford R1114's with Midland bodywork between Thames and Hamilton. I'm pretty sure that was one of its last jobs it ran before retirement. :roll: I also recall one year travelling on one of Hodgsons Mercedes Benz OF1617 coaches again with Midland body.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Cordes Express » Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:14 pm

My girls were laughing & telling me off that it's a Coach not a Bus...... After me telling them all morning to hurry up because the bus won't wait if they muck around...
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:33 am

Spotted one of Go Buses MAN 16.250's on a run to Raglan today.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby ka9102 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:10 pm

Vitalstatistix wrote:Spotted one of Go Buses MAN 16.250's on a run to Raglan today.



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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Mercman » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:31 am

Ex Red Bus Tags 672,& 673 now at Kiwi Coach Charters.
672 was seen blatting around the streets of Auckland on Friday, sounded awesome! :D
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Cordes Express » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:22 am

Mercman wrote:Ex Red Bus Tags 672,& 673 now at Kiwi Coach Charters.
672 was seen blatting around the streets of Auckland on Friday, sounded awesome! :D


I will keep an eye out for them. I wonder what run they will be on???
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:39 pm

Spotted Ritchies 546 the other day in Hamilton with a new Kiwi coach front.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:32 pm

Ritchies 546 Hino FG has been spotted in all over white in Hamilton. This coach has replaced the little Mitsi Rosa on the InterCity link service between Tauranga and Hamilton.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:27 pm

Fleet numbers have now gone into four digits at Go Bus. Spotted a Ford Transit minibus #1426 yesterday the other day in Hamilton East.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby LB608 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:28 pm

1660 is a Ford Transit
1246 is a Ford Transit
1549 is a ? Station Wagon
1480 &1485 are both Ford Transits
1610 is a hyundi Reg. GYN551
1675 is a Toyota Hi ACE Commuter
1291 is a Ford Transit Reg.GUB168
1295 is a Ford Transit Reg.GUB167
1488 is a Ford Transit
1603 is a Nissan Caravan
1665 is a Ford Transit Reg. GYZ212
1445 is a Ford Transit Reg. GTS788
1449 is a Ford Transit Reg GTS816
1294 is a Ford Transit Reg. GUB134
1537 is a Ford Focus Station Wagon Reg. EBS67
All these are Auckland Based
There also Mercedes Sprinters & vitos
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Vitalstatistix » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:04 pm

Go Bus 170 has been repainted into Go Bus charter livery. 170 had previously been in a Nightrider livery. Go Bus 79 also has a new wrap advertising the Busit network.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Cordes Express » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:30 am

Ritchies 526, InterCity vehicle. Seen operating School service thru Waimauku to Helensville on Thursday morning. They must have been short of buses. The Helensville depot was empty when I went past.
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Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

Postby Mr OC Benz » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:50 pm

Any idea on the Registration of those 4 digit Go Bus vehicles so they can be added to the fleet lists?
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