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New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:30 am
by motorman1066
Does anyone have any photos/details about the new white on black LED destination signs and numerals on BT bus 2123.
I like them because they are bright and easy to read from a distance. Better, I think than the amber on black.
Are these experimental, are they to become standard and will they be retrofitted to the rest of the remaining fleet?

I've observed 2122 and 2124 have the standard amber on black signs and numerals, so what is the story, please?

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:59 pm
by Bus_Control
Only 5 of the Optimus have been fitted with them. They are to aid the vision impared. (easier to read like you said) Unknown if any others will be rolled out with them.

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:16 pm
by moreton
Daylight pic compared to normal Destos also some TL FB feedback so seems like some like the night time look. Moreton :wink:

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:23 pm
by motorman1066
Thanks Moreton and Bus Control for your replies.
You have proven I wasn't seeing things.

I guess it's up to public opinion as to whether or not they will be used more extensively.

I'm glad others approve, I thought I may have been biased due to my "tram affiliation"

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:07 pm
by Hornibrook
Does anyone know the fleet numbers of the 5 with the new 'white' Mobitec destos?

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:40 pm
by racingnathan
Out of the delivered 2072-2132, 2123 is the only one so far.

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:18 pm
by moreton
Stay tuned more of these are coming soon, in the near future. Moreton :wink:

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:43 am
by Colhad75
I believe more Optimus with white destos are going to Virginia.

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:45 am
by Colhad75
moreton wrote:Daylight pic compared to normal Destos also some TL FB feedback so seems like some like the night time look. Moreton :wink:


That's at Mitchelton station.

The pic that is.

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:13 pm
by racingnathan
All new build buses from this month will have the white destos.

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:34 pm
by 08 XDi
Be nice if they had proper side screens too, like everybody else in the region has had since around 2006.

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:07 am
by BestFriendHasLeprosy
08 XDi wrote:Be nice if they had proper side screens too, like everybody else in the region has had since around 2006.


Just be thankful they're at least LED finally, not the hard-to-read seven segment crap.

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:05 pm
by Maladjusted
All new build buses from this month will have the white destos.


True? :shock:

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:29 pm
by Colhad75
Maladjusted wrote:
All new build buses from this month will have the white destos.


True? :shock:


V2150 onwards will have white destos.

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:22 pm
by Maladjusted
Must be as you say >2150 :shock: cause its' still the same as almost all the others.

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:11 pm
by racingnathan
The monthly depot news said it was buses commencing build from August, hence the reason we are still seeing orange LED's

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:38 am
by Bus_Control
They look awesome regardless!! Whoever came up with that idea (Mr Mobitec?) has done well! I saw a new Surfside decker with a white desto and it looks great! (212)

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:53 am
by Fleet Lists
Another photo of 2123 in the photo gallery http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-10562

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:40 am
by Colhad75
Maladjusted wrote:Must be as you say >2150 :shock: cause its' still the same as almost all the others.


Ok I'll say I "think" V2150 onwards will have white destos. I Do believe there are more on the way.

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:03 am
by busworld
motorman1066 wrote:Does anyone have any photos/details about the new white on black LED destination signs and numerals on BT bus 2123.
I like them because they are bright and easy to read from a distance. Better, I think than the amber on black.
Are these experimental, are they to become standard and will they be retrofitted to the rest of the remaining fleet?

I've observed 2122 and 2124 have the standard amber on black signs and numerals, so what is the story, please?



Bus LED destination and route number signs always come with optical sensor, so they are readable from even 50-100mts at noon. And the size of characters can be changed if needed. Compared to amber, the brightness of white led lights is higher. For more info of bus destination signs, please click here.

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:09 am
by moreton
BT has updated the size of the route numbers and information on the latest round of Desto updates across the fleet in last few weeks.
Sometimes on bright sunny conditions, the white Destos are hard to see during the day, but the white are better at night. Moreton :wink:

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:27 am
by ABS
From my observations 2161 onwards have white destos in addition to 2123.

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:09 pm
by James00
ABS wrote:From my observations 2161 onwards have white destos in addition to 2123.
There is another one, maybe 2152...can't quite remember.

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:02 am
by ABS
2152 is orange from memory.

Re: New Type Destination Signs BT Bus 2123

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:48 pm
by James00
It was 2153. It was delivered with a white desto (photo on btbuses website) however it appears to be orange now. (photo from xmas bus competition)