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A look back at Melbourne Tourist Shuttle (Part 2)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:28 am
by venturatiger
Hi all, when the Tourist Shuttle went out to tender, the contract was secured by the Driver Group who used a Volvo B7RLE, Volgren Demonstrater & 3 Bustech's from the Gilbert Group in NSW till Drivers new buses were delivered
It's ironic that a Melbourne Tourist Shuttle was uiung 3 NSW registered vehicles
To me this was the most attractive of the 4 liveries used in the life of the shuttle

Cheers Venturatiger

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Re: A look back at Melbourne Tourist Shuttle (Part 2)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:09 pm
by HaticePTV
I saw the Custom Coaches Driver's buses operating rail replacements on the Pakenham line last week minus the titles. End of the line I guess for the service.

Re: A look back at Melbourne Tourist Shuttle (Part 2)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:52 pm
by burrumbus
The Denning Phoenix/CC buses have been advertised for sale.
I too,noted 2 in service on the Pakenham line rail assisting Ventura.

Re: A look back at Melbourne Tourist Shuttle (Part 2)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:08 pm
by maxy54
burrumbus wrote:The Denning Phoenix/CC buses have been advertised for sale.
I too,noted 2 in service on the Pakenham line rail assisting Ventura.


Some of them have been helping out on Transdev routes over the last few days and also during the last week or so of Term 3.

The Volgren demo was actually a B12BLE which is now running with Carbridge in Brisbane

Re: A look back at Melbourne Tourist Shuttle (Part 2)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:32 am
by E.L.Wood
maxy54 wrote:
burrumbus wrote:The Denning Phoenix/CC buses have been advertised for sale.
I too,noted 2 in service on the Pakenham line rail assisting Ventura.


Some of them have been helping out on Transdev routes over the last few days and also during the last week or so of Term 3.

The Volgren demo was actually a B12BLE which is now running with Carbridge in Brisbane



The 2 older Bustechs were Volvo B7RLEs, the Merc was an 0500LE

Re: A look back at Melbourne Tourist Shuttle (Part 2)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:43 pm
by HaticePTV
maxy54 wrote:
Some of them have been helping out on Transdev routes over the last few days and also during the last week or so of Term 3.

The Volgren demo was actually a B12BLE which is now running with Carbridge in Brisbane


They seem to be a operating quite frequently with all the rail replacement work recently on Hurstbridge line operating for Dysons

Re: A look back at Melbourne Tourist Shuttle (Part 2)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:37 pm
by maxy54
HaticePTV wrote:
They seem to be a operating quite frequently with all the rail replacement work recently on Hurstbridge line operating for Dysons


You mean sub-contracted by Dysons, quite common for other operators to sub contract rail work to other operators, Ventura are also assisting in the shutdown